Dubai NYE: Best pictures and videos of Dubai's fireworks
What’s On has the best pictures and videos of the Dubai fireworks on New Year’s Eve, from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and others parties.
A stunning display of fireworks lit up Dubai Downtown’s night sky as massive crowds descended to the base of Burj Khalifa for the arrival of 2015.
Revellers watched on as a giant clock – illuminated on the side of the world’s tallest skyscraper – counted down to midnight triggering wild celebrations across the city.
Then, as music and fireworks take centre stage, the words Happy New Year appear on the building, first in Arabic then English with enormous portraits of the country’s rulers emblazoned on the buildings’ facade.
The fireworks display covered much of Downtown Dubai and ran for over 10 minutes incorporating The Dubai Fountain, The Address Hotels, and the Old Town, while using the surrounding residential buildings as bases to set off the fireworks. As a finale, the Burj Khalifa was lit up to resemble the UAE flag.
*Scroll through the gallery above for pictures of the Burj Khalifa fireworks*
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Meanwhile, fireworks lit up the night sky at other iconic landmarks in Dubai including the Burj Al Arab.
Elsewhere, party-goers celebrated throughout the night at Meydan Racecourse where American singer Pharrell Williams headlined and E! presenter Giuliana Rancic announced the countdown. Others headed to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre for the much-anticipated MasterJam NYE with headliners including disco divas Chaka Khan, Kathy Sledge, Gloria Gaynor as well as Nile Rogers and the the Kings of Funk, The Jacksons.