Happy 2017 people – here’s how Dubai celebrated…
Missed the ringing-in-2017 Burj Khalifa fireworks? Well, fear not, as plucky drones and plenty of videographers captured the pyrotechnics so that you can relive them.
Here is one of the best videos that shows the spectacle from all angles:
The video shows how the Burj Khalifa turned into a giant flashing beacon, while the surrounding (and still very tall) buildings played back up. The show featured rainbow colours, specialised red and white comet shows, as well as LED work. It was all choreographed to a soundtrack made especially for the occasion by an Emirati artist.
We particularly love this photo’s perspective of the display:
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 1, 2017
A lot of people travelled to see the ‘works, with a total of 1,793,691 people using public transport on New Year’s eve in the emirate.
The metro carted around 769,817 people: 509,089 on the Red Line and 260,728 on the Green Line. While 32,850 commuters used the Tram and buses transported 393,763 people. Taxis were used by 543,329 people and marine transit modes ferried 53,932 people.
Here’s a snap that shows the famous view of the skyline from the Ras Al Khor area, but just lit up:
And let’s not forget about the Burj Al Arab fireworks, which happen every year…
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 31, 2016
Here’s to a great 2017 people of DXB…
Photos: Twitter & Getty Images