Fireworks to return for this year's Dubai NYE celebrations

Emaar says fireworks will be key part of New Year's Eve celebrations in Downtown Dubai following last year's light show
Fireworks to return for this year's Dubai NYE celebrations
Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai on January 1, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
By Sam Bridge
Thu 11 Oct 2018 02:53 PM

Emaar announced on Thursday that fireworks will return as the centrepiece to Dubai's New Year's Eve celebrations.

This year's show will feature "several amazing new elements in addition to spectacular fireworks", returning this year by popular demand, the developer said in a statement. 

The New Year's Eve Gala in Downtown Dubai will be highlighted by festivities across Burj Khalifa, and water-music performances at The Dubai Fountain, it added.

Emaar said the show is being coordinated and produced by a team of world-class experts while governmental entities and the Events Security Committee are supporting the event.

The company added that special viewing platforms will be set up across Downtown Dubai and further information will be released closer to the date.

The event will be broadcasted live globally and beamed on big screens in Downtown Dubai. The experience can be watched online at

On the eve of 2018, visitors who flocked to Downtown Dubai witnessed a different kind of NYE celebration when Emaar opted for a lights show instead of the traditional fireworks display.

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