Dubai’s iconic landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa and Global Village, are lighting up in blue to support World Autism Awareness Day. The initiative aims to raise awareness about autism and promote greater understanding and acceptance of people with autism.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disability that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. It is estimated that around 1 in 160 children worldwide has autism.
The lighting up of Dubai’s landmarks is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about autism and promote greater inclusion and understanding. The initiative is supported by the Dubai Autism Center, which provides support and services to people with disabilities and their families.
“We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for supporting the annual autism awareness campaign. His Highness’ patronage highlights the leadership’s commitment to empowering people of determination and ensuring their rights as an integral part of the UAE community,” said Hisham Abdullah Al Qassim, Chairman of Dubai Autism Center.
These were the buildings illuminate: Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Frame, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Tolerance Bridge, Dubai Water Canal Waterfall, Global Village, and Ain Dubai.