Dubai rings in 2016 with spectacular fireworks show

Dubai ushered in New Year in style with spectacular fireworks that featured a magical eight-act display presenting the futuristic vision of the UAE.

The fireworks kicked off at 12am at the Burj Khalifa tower, moving to the Business Bay Canal, and on to the Jumeirah coastline to the iconic Burj Al Arab, before it reached its peak in a six-minute and 20 seconds crescendo at The Beach by Meraas, opposite to Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR).

A fire that erupted at the Address Hotel Downtown near Burj Khalifa failed to dampen the revellers' excitement as the world's tallest tower assumed the form of a digital structure wrapped in multiple LED displays.

What followed next was a rare symphony of colourful fireworks matched by graphic design on the tower’s façade that will make for a compelling visual treat.



Photo Credit: Atiq Ur Rehman/Gulf News