UAE Residents Cheer From Their Balconies in Support of Frontline Workers

BY Sarah Joseph / Mar 26 2020 / 11:20 AM

Videos of people clapping and cheering circulated on social media last night, as UAE residents were seen standing on their balconies in support of workers and healthcare professionals

UAE Residents Cheer From Their Balconies in Support of Frontline Workers

A few days ago messages of support were shared across various social media platforms - beginning with the Dubai Expat Community Facebook group - to initiate a second round of applause for all our medical staff, workers, cleaners and individuals who find themselves working on the frontlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yesterday evening residents around Dubai could be spotted sharing their appreciation from their balconies or windows in support of frontline workers.

The Dubai Media Office also shared a video of residents in Jumeriah Beach Residence cheering in high spirits to appreciate the honored residents who work diligently during this situation.

Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 25, 2020

The Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, shared a tweet saying: "Thank you, our first line of defense. Thank you for your sacrifices and your watchfulness for the sake of the country. You are the protectors of the homeland today and its loyal soldiers. I invite everyone to thank them and appreciate for their continuous efforts,”

The UAE has put strong precautionary measures in place while a #StayHome message is being displayed on the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in Arabic and English, while telecommunication companies incorporated the campaign into their displays on mobile phones.

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