Dubai’s Burj Khalifa will be lit up with an enormous LED screen on New Year’s Eve to compliment its world-famous firework show.
The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, hosted by developer Emaar Properties, is set to be the most extravagant yet with a six-part firework, laser and light show.
The 828-metre high façade of the world’s tallest building will project a light show as the fireworks shoot off the building when the clock strikes midnight.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director of Emaar Properties, said: “The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala has defined its credentials in a short span of time as the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve spectacle surpassing the visitor turnout at celebrations in New York, Sydney and London.
“With visitors from all over the world arriving to join in the festivities, the event has become a defining spectacle that adds to the pride of Dubai.
“This year, the celebrations will be the grandest to date with an unprecedented array of fascinating pyrotechnics and the world’s first-of-its-kind LED illumination on Burj Khalifa.
“With the festive event, we are underlining the positivity of Dubai, a city that brings hope, cheer and optimism to people in the region and across the world.”
Visitors can watch the display from vantage points in Burj Park as well as Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard or it can be streamed live at www.youtube.com/DowntownDubai
People are advised to use public transport, with the Roads & Transport Authority planning to extend the operational hours of the Dubai Metro.