The Dubai Festival City will set off four fireworks shows every hour from 9pm until midnight.
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DUBAI – If you’re looking to ring in the new year with a bang, here are 7 places in the UAE where you can watch spectacular fireworks, including a world record bid, on New Year’s eve
The popular New Year’s Eve fireworks from the world’s tallest tower is making a comeback after it was replaced with a light show last year. Property developer Emaar said it has prepared live celebrations with water-music performances at the Dubai Fountains and fireworks back by “popular demand”. Those who can’t watch the show live can watch it online at www.mydubainewyear.com
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look to give you an idea:
— Emaar Dubai (@emaardubai) December 29, 2018
One of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks will be ushering in 2019 with a spectacular 10-minute firework display that is going to make the skyline around the Burj Al Arab glow with excitement on New Year’s eve.
The Dubai Festival City will host a live band from 8pm and free entertainment shows throughout the night on December 31 with four fireworks shows every hour from 9pm until midnight.
The Global Village will be setting of seven spectacular fireworks displays from 8pm on December 31 until 1am on January 1. The entertainment venue will also host shows from 4pm onwards, with a DJ at the main stage to turn on the beat until midnight. Global Village will be open to revelers until 2am.
Abu Dhabi will be ushering in the new year 2019 with a world record attempt for a different kind of fireworks display.
The emirate will rewrite history, quite literally, with the largest sentence created in pyrotechnics lighting up the skies on New Year’s Eve. The fireworks display will spell out “Happy New Year 2019” over the skies in a 10-minute light show at the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
Ras Al Khaimah is planning to break its own world record with a “never-before seen spectacle” on New Year’s Eve. Last year, the emirate put on a record breaking, 13-minute firework display from 120 locations. This year, Ras Al Khaimah said it will top that record with a big bang to secure a new record of “longest straight-line fireworks display”.
Revelers can view the fireworks show in areas around Al Marjan Island, which is open from 5 pm on December 31 until 2am on January 1. The venue will host entertainment activities, food trucks and games. The public can also head to Al Hamra Village on Al Shohadah Street and Al Wasl Street to watch the fireworks.
The Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah will ushering in 2019 with a spectacular 10-minute long fireworks display launched from 16 massive barges on December 31. Visitors will be treated to a spectacle of lights and colors synchronized with beautiful shows by the Sharjah Fountain, after the annual countdown celebration. The fireworks display can be viewed from multiple locations in Sharjah, including Al Noor Island, The Flag Island and Khalid Lagoon Corniche. ICA/Expat Media
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