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Abu Dhabi Global Market on Al Maryah Island will help ‘turn the World UN blue’ in recognition of the United Nation’s 70th anniversary


Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi’s iconic Abu Dhabi Global Market Building on Al Maryah Island, home of the world’s newest international financial center, is set to provide a symbolic focus in the capital later this week, as the landmark lifestyle destination helps to ‘turn the World UN blue’ to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. 

From dusk on Saturday 24th October 2015, Abu Dhabi Global Market Building will join prominent buildings, structures and landscapes, from Abu Dhabi and around the world by lighting-up in the official color of the United Nations. 

Echoing the renowned blue, Abu Dhabi will join nearly 190 buildings and landmarks from 45 countries including the Empire State Building and UN Headquarters in New York, Tokyo's SkyTree Tower, the leaning Tower of Pisa, and Edinburgh Castle, by taking part in the global campaign to show its support for the UN at 70, which aims to unite global citizens. Haza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain and Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi will also be joining Abu Dhabi Global Market Building on Al Maryah Island to mark the occasion. 

Ali Eid AlMheiri, Executive Director, from Mubadala Real Estate and Infrastructure, said: “Abu Dhabi Global Market Building on Al Maryah Island, with its world-class buildings, is an iconic landmark for the city and the United Arab Emirates as the capital’s international financial center. Turning it blue will be a powerful statement to a global audience of the city’s support for the work by the UN.”

Residents and visitors to Al Maryah Island can show their support by sharing their ‘choose blue’ images and videos using the hashtags #AlMaryahIsland, #adgm, #UN70, #UNBlue and #AbuDhabi.

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress. Turn the world blue is one of the many activities being organized by the UN during its celebratory year under the theme of ‘Strong UN. Better World.’

Images will be made available via the #UNBlue Flickr album and further details on the UN’s 70th anniversary can be found at