The skyscraper is in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The photo was shared with the caption: “Burj Khalifa lights up for South Africa. We are all praying for South Africa.”
But was the Burj Khalifa lit up with the South African flag in response to current protests?
Freedom Day 2020
A Google search of “Burj Khalifa South African flag” revealed many news reports and a South African Dubai consulate record that confirm the photo was taken when to mark the South African national holiday Freedom Day in 2020.
The photo of the Burj Khalifa is not from 2021 and unrelated to recent South African protests.
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