Incoming passengers from Lebanon were welcomed with white roses by Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the wake of the Beirut blasts last week.
158 killed and 6,000 injured after Beirut blasts
Last Tuesday saw one explosion filling the Beirut sky with thick plumes of smoke followed by a massive mushroom-shaped blast devastating a whopping majority of the Downtown’s buildings, roads, shops and cars. The latest death toll reveals 158 people were killed and a staggering 6,000 sustained injuries. Help has been pouring in from around the world in solidarity with the country’s victims.
30 tons of medical aid for Lebanon by the UAE
Within a day after the blasts, the UAE dispatched 30 tons of medical aid for Lebanon under the directives of Ruler of Dubai, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
He even tweeted a message offering condolences to the victims and wishing the country “peace and solace”.
Burj Khalifa also illuminated its facade in the colours of Lebanon’s flag. Check it out:
Here’s a roundup of the UAE’s efforts in solidarity with Lebanon.
Lebanon residents welcomed with roses at Dubai International Airport
Yesterday, Dubai International Airport hosted a special welcome for incoming passengers from Lebanon, greeting everyone with white roses. DXB CEO Paul Griffiths says he hopes the gesture “has provided some measure of comfort for the Lebanese passengers during these very difficult times.”