DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The longest fireworks display in the UAE is scheduled to set off at midnight on December 31 at various locations in the UAE.
Iconic landmarks like Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi and Flag Island in Sharjah are gearing up to add to the dazzle of new year’s eve.
However, this year, the celebration is bigger than ever with a 20-minute domino fireworks show set to commence from Downtown Dubai at midnight, lighting up the entire sky of Dubai all the way to Burj Al Arab at 12:09 am and then to Jumeirah Beach Residence at The Beach for the finale at 12:16 am.
Several locations in between the three will also be lit up including the coastline.
This year, the Burj Khalifa fireworks display is themed on a futuristic Dubai, underlining its 2020 vision while highlighting the UAE’s achievements in the year gone by. The spectacular fireworks will be followed by an unprecedented audio-visual display with LED lights and light beams.
The crowning glory of Burj Khalifa’s fireworks display will be a burst of multiple hues and forms, each narrating a story to resonate with Dubai residents and the global community.
Apart from the fireworks, a line-up of events have been planned across the city.
The Beach will witness a dance party with a DJ and entertainment acts starting from 5pm including LED performers, laser shows, fire breathers, aerial acts, Zumba sessions and more, all free of cost.
Atlantis will host a bigger-than-ever show synchronized to music spanning 10 minutes besides a 10-second countdown to midnight to be marked by fireworks for each second before the actual fireworks begin. Fireworks will also spell out the word Atlantis in the sky.
Global Village will see its most spectacular New Year celebration to date as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations featuring world-class Asian performers, stunt shows, music and fireworks display.