Watch: Expo 2020 Dubai NYE 2022 ball drop at Al Wasl Plaza

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Expo 2020 Dubai NYE 2022 ball drop at Al Wasl Plaza

 

DUBAI – Expo 2020 rivalled New York’s Times Square to welcome 2022 with a magical ball drop at Al Wasl Plaza at midnight, accompanied by two fireworks displays that lit up the night sky.

The incandescent crystal ball was launched from the top of Al Wasl Plaza’s illuminated dome, serving as a symbol of hope foretelling a more optimistic future ahead. Watch it here:

Billed as the longest New Year celebration in the world, spanning the time zones of all participating countries at the event, the Expo festivities ran for 13 hours.

A dozen megastar DJs performed at the venue, including Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren who kept the early morning energy until 4am with his electro house and dance-pop music.

The festivities continue at Expo 2020 Dubai on January 1 as Yemen celebrates its Expo 2020 National Day with musicians, traditional folkloric dancers and a line-up of singers, including Hussain Moheb, one of Yemen’s biggest-selling artists.

Three of the region’s biggest Arabic artists will also be making Expo 2020 the place to mark the first day of 2022: Emirati soul musician Arqam, Saudi singer Hamza Hawsawi and Emirati singer and oud player Jassim Mohammed will entertain visitors at Jubilee Park.


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