Live Twitter feed to capture Dubai NYE celebrations

Huge preparations continue to make Downtown Dubai spectacle one of world's best
Live Twitter feed to capture Dubai NYE celebrations
Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai on January 1, 2017. (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Sat 30 Dec 2017 12:03 AM

A live Twitter feed will capture the Light Up 2018 event to bring in the new year in Dubai, Emaar has announced.

As Emaar readies to welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Dubai for the spectacle, people around the world will have the opportunity to watch the show on the go.

While live feeds of the event will be telecast by television channels around the world, there will also be live Twitter feed that will enable a global audience to catch up with all the action in real time on their mobile devices. The experience can also be watched online at www.mydubainewyear.com

More than 300 experts, including over 100 rope access professionals, are on site with five months of preparation going into the design and installation of the diverse aspects of the Light Up 2018 event.

Over 7.7km of power cabling and more than 25.3km of rope has been used for rigging the various elements that go into the display.

The entire show is choreographed to music by the UAE’s Dhabiwood Studios. More than 80 musicians from the UAE have come together for the musical composition that was recorded in studios in Dubai and Cairo.

Emaar said it has been working with the government authorities to ensure the success of the event that celebrates the UAE’s achievements and pays tribute to the founding father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Light Up 2018 celebrations will kick off at 5pm starting with The Dubai Fountain shows and live DJ, and continue till 1am. The public are urged to be at the venue before 6pm.

The event can be followed live on Twitter at live.twitter.com/MyDubaiNewYear and on @MyDowntownDubai. Join the conversation with the hashtag #MyDubaiNewYear that will unlock a customised Dubai-inspired emoji.

The live stream will also be accompanied by a Twitter timeline, featuring the New Year’s Eve related real-time conversation.

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Last Updated: Sat 30 Dec 2017 12:01 AM GST

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