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UAE thanks Jacinda Ardern for 'sincere empathy' after mosque attacks with heartfelt projection on world's tallest building

An iconic image of Jacinda Ardern hugging one of the victims after the Christchurch terrorist attack has been displayed on the tallest building in the world as a sign of appreciation from the UAE.

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai lit up with the photo last night to honour Jacinda Ardern for her "sincere empathy and support" to the Muslim community.

The impressive building stands at a total height of 829.8m, making it tallest structure in the world.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE as well as the Ruler of Dubai, thanked the New Zealand Prime Minister on social media for how she has handled the aftermath of the massacre.

"New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks' martyrs," Sheikh Mohammed wrote on Twitter.

"Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world."

Ardern's actions since the March 15 shooting have seen her gain global praise for her approach and leadership, with the likes of US Democrat Bernie Sanders, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Australian journalist Peter FitzSimons all acknowledging her.

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, measuring 829.8 metres, displayed an image last night to honour Jacinda Ardern. Source: @HHShkMohd / Twitter