High above sky, Burj Khalifa light show reveals baby’s gender

Influencer couple’s stunt at Emaar Properties-owned skyscraper in Dubai, the world’s tallest, appears to have been coordinated with tourism council

National Weekend Edition /
Sep.September 13, 2020 09:00 AM
The world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, became the centerpiece of an over-the-top gender reveal party for a local influencer couple. (Credit: Anas and Asala Marwah via YouTube)

The world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, became the centerpiece of an over-the-top gender reveal party for a local influencer couple. (Credit: Anas and Asala Marwah via YouTube)

A Dubai-based influencer couple wanted the world to see the gender of their unborn baby, and what better way to do that than on the side of the world’s tallest tower.

Anas and Asala Marwah learned the sex of their second child when “It’s a boy!” was projected on the side of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, according to the National.

The couple said they didn’t know the child’s gender before the big reveal, and said the doctor’s confirmation was handed directly to the people organizing the light show.

The video was posted on their YouTube channel on Tuesday and has been watched more than 13 million times.

It’s unclear who paid for the reveal, but the couple included the hashtags #MyDubai and #ThankYouEmaar in the description. The first hashtag was created by the city’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. The latter referenced the Burj Khalifa’s owner, Emaar Properties.

The timing of the video was somewhat awkward — Tuesday also brought reports that fireworks at a gender reveal party in California’s San Bernardino County sparked a fire that had burned at least 10,000 acres.

Jenna Karvunidis, a blogger credited with starting the gender reveal party trend, took to Facebook following reports of the California incident to implore people to stop hosting them, according to CNN.

“Stop having these stupid parties. For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid’s penis,” she wrote. “No one cares but you.” [The National] — Dennis Lynch 


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Damac Properties founder Hussain Sajwani and the Surfside collapse site (Damac, Getty)
Dubai developer revealed as $120M bidder for Surfside collapse site
Dubai developer revealed as $120M bidder for Surfside collapse site
ONE100 at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai (Image courtesy of Sotheby's)
Dubai’s priciest homes are selling at their fastest pace since 2015
Dubai’s priciest homes are selling at their fastest pace since 2015
ONE100 at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai (Image courtesy of Sotheby's)
LA-inspired Dubai megamansion hits the market for $33M
LA-inspired Dubai megamansion hits the market for $33M
The Burj Khalifa with Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Ali Alabbar (Credit: LConstantino via Wikipedia)
Coronavirus spread to Middle East hits UAE’s biggest developer
Coronavirus spread to Middle East hits UAE’s biggest developer
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Dubai (Credit: Wikipedia and Unsplash)
Warren Buffet’s HomeServices to open in Dubai amid international push
Warren Buffet’s HomeServices to open in Dubai amid international push
Why the Dubai developer behind the Burj Khalifa is launching a digital token
Why the Dubai developer behind the Burj Khalifa is launching a digital token
Why the Dubai developer behind the Burj Khalifa is launching a digital token
DUBAI, UAE - FEBRUARY 09, 2017: Elevated view of downtown Dubai at daytime with Burj Khalifa and Sheikh Zayed road.DUBAI, UAE - FEBRUARY 09, 2017: Elevated view of downtown Dubai at daytime with Burj Khalifa and Sheikh Zayed road.
Thanks to oversupply and a slew of regional issues, Dubai is experiencing a big drop in property prices
Thanks to oversupply and a slew of regional issues, Dubai is experiencing a big drop in property prices
Dubai’s biggest developer is struggling to win over investors
Dubai’s biggest developer is struggling to win over investors
Dubai’s biggest developer is struggling to win over investors
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...