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UAE Tourist Attractions Light Up Green For St Patrick's Day

Why the World's Most Popular Attractions Went Green This Weekend

Every year since 2011 the Burj Al Arab has lit up green for St Patrick's Day, and March 17, 2017 was no different, with the sail-shaped building leading the emerald celebrations on Friday. Across the country, the InterContinental Dubai Festival City hotel, the twisty Cayan Tower in the Dubai Marina, major events venue Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium plus the home to the F1 Grand Prix, Yas Viceroy Hotel, showed their colors.

They weren't the only famous landmarks changing color for Ireland's National Day – some pretty impressive places took part in the festivities. See the list below:

One World Trade Center

City Hall in London

Heron Tower in London

Plaça de Catalunya and the fountains on Gran Via in Barcelona

Pozzo di San Patrizio (St Patrick's Well) in Orvieto

The four principal monuments in the town of Cosenza (Calabria)

City Hall in Antwerp (a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The Cloth Hall in Ypres

Matsue Castle in Japan

Gwangandaegyo (Diamond Bridge) in South Korea

A rhino statue in Nairobi National Park

An Ethiopian Airlines airplane in Addis Ababa

The famous red carpet in Cannes (le tapis rouge lumineux)

London Eye

Nelson's Column in London

Selfridges department store in London

The Colosseum in Rome

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Roue de Paris

The 'Welcome' sign in Las Vegas

Niagara Falls

The Re-union Tower in Dallas

The Sky Tower in New Zealand

The Great Wall of China.


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