Dubai set to live stream NYE fireworks on YouTube

Display at Burj Khalifa set to attract millions of viewers around the world
By Rahul Odedra
Thu 25 Dec 2014 12:15 PM

The now traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Downtown Dubai at Burj Khalifa will once again be live streamed on YouTube for millions of people around the world to see.

In recent years, the display around the world’s tallest building, as well as accompanying fountain shows and entertainment, has become a staple part of the December 31 celebrations in Dubai.

In a video posted on the Dubai Downtown YouTube channel, Emaar Properties has previewed this year’s display, promising internet users around the world the opportunity to join in the celebrations even if they can’t be in the emirate.

Its campaign to promote the event, which will be free of charge both to attend and watch online, uses the hashtag #BeThere.

Last year’s fireworks in Downtown Dubai was accompanied by displays at other landmarks in the emirate, including Palm Jumeirah, World Islands and Burj Al Arab, with over 500,000 fireworks used.

The six-minute spectacle set a new Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display ever seen and required ten months of planning.

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Last Updated: Thu 26 Jan 2017 01:27 PM GST

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