YouTube to live stream Dubai NYE celebrations

Emaar says party in Downtown Dubai will be broadcast live on the internet video site

Dubai's New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations will be streamed live on YouTube, developer Emaar said on Monday.

Internet users from around the globe will be able to log on and watch the festive celebrations from Downtown Dubai, Emaar said in a statement.

It added that hundreds of families will head to Downtown to take part in what it called "the year's biggest event in the UAE" from 8pm.

"With 90 percent of users in the UAE viewing YouTube as an entertainment platform, this live stream of the New Year's Eve celebrations in Downtown Dubai by Emaar is is another way that we are bringing culturally relevant and timely content to users across the Middle East," said Tarek Abdalla, Google's head of marketing in the Gulf region.

The celebrations, expected to attract up to a million people, will feature firework and light shows, a live orchestra performance and a lake show.

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director, Emaar Properties, said: "Every year when we plan the festivities for New Year we set ourselves an ambitious target - to make it the most watched spectacle on Earth.

"This year, we have the largest array of events - all scaled up in terms of creative excellence and artistic brilliance."

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

NOTE: Comments posted on may be printed in the magazine Arabian Business

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Virtue and Vice: The world according to Shane Smith

Virtue and Vice: The world according to Shane Smith

Vice Media co-founder and chief executive Shane Smith set a new...

The art of social media influencing

The art of social media influencing

As social media influencers increasingly demand attention in...

Digital dilemma: the future on advertising

Digital dilemma: the future on advertising

If you’re not advertising online these days, you’re not advertising...

Most Discussed