Dubai to light up for New Year’s Eve
Over 650,000 residents and tourists are expected to go down to Downtown in order to take part in the celebrations
Downtown Dubai, home of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa – and the world’s largest mall – the Dubai Mall – is one of 160 designated areas in the emirate set to fill the night sky with fireworks galore to bring the year 2016 to an end and welcome in the new year.
Over 650,000 residents and tourists are expected to go down to Downtown in order to take part in the celebrations and watch the display light up the sky, reported Khaleej Times.
Security in the area will also be heightened as 4,000 security staff are set to ensure safe celebrations for all attending, reported Gulf News.
Among other areas in Dubai featuring fireworks will be Business Bay, Dubai Water Canal and Dubai Creek Harbor.
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Abu Dhabi’s festivities are also going to be memorable as British alternative band Coldplay will be performing at the du Arena in Yas Island. Al Maryah Island will be hosting Emirati singer Hussein Al-Jassmi and Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf. Emirates Palace is another location in the capital to visit in order to get the best view of the fireworks.
South of Dubai, in Sharjah, Al Qasba and Al Majaz Waterfront will be featuring bright displays and fireworks for the family to be entertained on NYE.