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21 February 2024

Dubai Airport Tower sports world's largest cancer awareness ribbon

Dubai Airport Tower dressed up in world's cancer awareness largest ribbon (SUPPLIED)

By Staff

Dubai Airports demonstrated its support for global cancer awareness by unveiling the world's largest cancer awareness ribbon on an air traffic control tower at Dubai International as part of a major global campaign under the theme 'Early Detection Saves Lives!'

The massive ribbon, made in 24 colours to represent all types of cancer - measures 128 feet in length and 60 feet across, and spans nearly the entire height of the ATC tower.

Launched under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, the campaign offers airport employees free check-ups at facilities set up by Dubai's Saudi German Hospital and International Modern hospital at Terminals 1 and 3.

Dubai International is the world's second busiest airport in terms of international passenger and cargo traffic.