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An image of Diego Maradona shows on the facade of Burj Khalifa.

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Burj Khalifa lights up in tribute to Diego Maradona

 

DUBAI – Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, lit up in tribute to football legend Diego Maradona on Friday (November 27).

Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Argentina on Wednesday. He recently underwent brain surgery.

The late Argentinian football legend was buried at the Jardin Bella Vista cemetery, in Buenos Aires province on Thursday.

Thousands of fans paid tribute to Maradona following his death. In Dubai, his images were projected on to the Burj Khalifa in towering tribute.

Popular restaurateur Salt Bae also honoured Maradona by permanently reserving his favorite table at his Dubai restaurant.

Maradona was appointed coach of the local Al Wasl team in Fujairah in 2010, putting the UAE on the global map for football.

Fifa named him the greatest football player of the 20th century. ICA/Expat Media

Watch Diego Maradona’s last UAE National Day celebration in 2019


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