Dubai celebrated the New Year Sunday with a spectacular midnight laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world.
In previous years Dubai had organised spectacular fireworks displays to ring in the new year, but this time the authorities opted instead for a massive laser show, aiming to break a Guinness World Record.
Around the world
Australia rings in the New Year with a spectacular display of rainbow-coloured fireworks cascading from Sydney Harbour Bridge, as revellers mark the nation's legalisation of gay marriage amid tight security. pic.twitter.com/Dw9IY5A7WF— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 31, 2017
Millions gather on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach to welcome 2018 in sultry conditions - while a frigid North America prepares to close out the world's New Year celebrations https://t.co/lRS5IEcOwT pic.twitter.com/LCp7EizQRX— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 1, 2018
Vikings and bagpipers lead 20,000 torchbearers through Edinburgh to mark the start of Scotland’s New Year celebrations 🏴 pic.twitter.com/Jn4pObppBW— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 31, 2017
Watch as Germany and France usher in 2018 with dazzling fireworks displays at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate and the Arc De Triomphe in Paris pic.twitter.com/UPFE18Frkz— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 31, 2017