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New Year's Eve: Burj Khalifa replaces fireworks to welcome the Year of Zayed

New Year's Eve: Burj Khalifa replaces fireworks to welcome the Year of Zayed

A laser light show will take place instead

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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It's official! The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is set to ring in 2018 with a new concept show that pays tribute to the country's founding father. See the details here...

Considered to be one of the top destinations to spend New Year's Eve, Dubai is known for its spectacular fireworks display during the celebrations and even hit a Guinness World Records for the largest firework display whilst ringing in 2014.

This year, however, we're in for something a little different as news has emerged that the city will not have a firework displays on the Burj Khalifa. Instead, the fireworks will be replaced with a laser light show called Light Up 2018. 

As thousands of people stand on Emaar's grounds in Downtown Dubai to ring in 2018, the new laser light concept will officially mark the end of 2017 and the beginning of the Year of Zayed, celebrating the late founding father of the United Arab Emirates. 

"The celebration last year was seamless and welcomed millions of visitors globally", Emaar explained in a statement. "This year, we have a very exciting concept, Light Up 2018, that will delight the world."

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