29 December 2014

Burj Khalifa is the star of Downtown Dubai New Year's Eve Gala

This New Year’s Eve, the 828m facade of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai will feature an illuminated LED screen to complement a fireworks spectacle to mark the dawn of 2015, WAM, the Emirates News Agency has reported.

The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, by developer Emaar Properties, will feature a six-part firework, laser and light show, including 
a tribute to Dubai, its leadership, and the UAE’s 43 years of achievements to be shown on the custom-built display. 

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties, said: "The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala has defined its credentials in a short span of time as the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve spectacle surpassing the visitor turnout at celebrations in New York, Sydney and London. With visitors from all over the world arriving to join in the festivities, the event has become a defining spectacle that adds to the pride of Dubai. 

"This year, the celebrations will be grandest to date with an unprecedented array of fascinating pyrotechnics and the world’s first-of-its-kind LED illumination on Burj Khalifa. With the festive event, we are underlining the positivity of Dubai, a city that brings hope, cheer and optimism to people in the region and across the world." 

Gold and silver strobe light effects will illuminate the tower in the first act, which will be complemented by fireworks displays from across buildings in downtown Dubai. The second act will feature rings and waves, while the next act is about twinkling golden stars. The fourth act has cyclonic light effects, followed by light sequins and then the countdown.

Visitors to Downtown Dubai can watch the spectacle from various vantage points in Burj Park as well as Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. More details on New Year’s Eve events can be accessed at www.myfestivedubai.com. 

Online viewers can choose from four different camera angles to watch the live streaming on www.youtube.com/DowntownDubai. The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala reached over 2.5 billion people last year through live telecasts in addition to millions at Burj Park in person.