They were replaced last New Year's by a laser and light show that welcomed in 2018
11 October 2018| Last updated on 13 November 2018
It's official... There WILL be fireworks at Burj Khalifa this New Year's Eve!
Due to popular demand, Emaar will be bringing the fireworks display back this year to celebrate New Year and ring in 2019 at the world's largest tower.
The master developer of Burj Khalifa confirmed that the "spectacular" fireworks will again light up the country's most recognisable landmark this December 31s.
“Emaar is gearing up for yet another spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration that will feature several amazing new elements in addition to spectacular fireworks, returning this year by popular demand,” the company shared in a statement.
The annual fireworks display at Burj Khalifa was replaced last year by a laser light and sound show to welcome in 2018, leaving some residents with mixed reactions.
You can watch the full Light Up Dubai show here:
Having fireworks displays at the world's tallest building has become synonymous with NYE celebrations in the country, with thousands upon thousands of residents and tourists flocking to Downtown Dubai each year to witness the show in first-hand. In 2013, almost 2 million people came to watch the show!
New elements will be added to the NYE show this year...
Whilst confirming the return of the fireworks, Emaar has also shared an insight into what else is in-store for their NYE show.
The New Year's Eve Gala in Downtown Dubai will include festivities across Burj Khalifa, as well as "scintillating water-music performances at The Dubai Fountain".
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The statement also confirmed that special viewing platforms will be set up across Downtown Dubai, allowing residents and tourists alike to enjoy a fantastic view. The show itself is coordinated and produced by a team of world-class experts, and so nabbing a spot with the best view is important.
Governmental entities and the Events Security Committee are supporting the event to offer a seamless experience for visitors, too.