Revealed: Dubai to bring in 2017 with Expo 2020 fireworks display

Fireworks sequence will recreate the design of the global event’s logo, inspired by the 4,000-year-old ring discovered by Sheikh Mohammed
Revealed: Dubai to bring in 2017 with Expo 2020 fireworks display
By Staff writer
Tue 27 Dec 2016 02:18 PM

Details have been announced about this year's New Year's Eve fireworks display in Downtown Dubai, organised by property giant Emaar.

The display on December 31 will highlight the monumental achievements and futuristic developments of the nation, according to a statement.

The pyrotechnics display will bring to life several milestone moments and artistic interpretations in fireworks of a falcon flying high, swirling comets, and Arabian dance forms, among others.

In an ode to the Expo 2020 Dubai, the fireworks sequence will also recreate the design of the global event’s logo, inspired by the 4,000-year-old ring discovered by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, at the Sarouq Al Hadeed site.

Other crescendos include the midnight moment that ushers in 2017 followed by colourful brush strokes enveloping Burj Khalifa, the global icon. The finale of the event will be a display in pyrotechnics celebrating Dubai’s new futuristic icon.

In washes of rainbow colours, specialised red and white comet shows, and LED shows, the pyrotechnics will be displayed from Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera and various other buildings in Downtown Dubai.

The music for the fireworks is inspired by Middle Eastern melodies, with a series of compelling crescendos that match the scale of the fireworks.

To be broadcast live, the entire sequence of the fireworks, all the way up to Dubai Creek Harbour, can be watched on big screens in Downtown Dubai as well as online at www.mydubainewyear.com

Special viewing galleries will be set up for visitors to Downtown Dubai to take part in the celebration. They are recommended to arrive before 6pm and to use public transport with Dubai Metro to have extended operating hours.

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