This is such great news!

It’s official: There WILL be fireworks at the Burj Khalifa for New Year’s Eve this year.

The annual display on the world’s tallest building was replaced by a laser light and sound show to welcome in 2018, with officials citing safety concerns as the main reason for the change.

However, Emaar has announced that the fireworks will make a return this year by popular demand.

According to the statement, as well as the fireworks display, the New Year’s Eve Gala will also involve water-music performances from The Dubai Fountain. The show will be coordinated and produced by a team of world-class experts.

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Special viewing platforms will be set up across Downtown Dubai and the event will be broadcast live on television, beamed on big screens. The experience will also be available to watch online.

Emaar have released a teaser for the 2018 fireworks display, promising that it will be ‘bigger, better and brighter’ than before.


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More details are expected to be released closer to the time, so until then we’re counting down to December 31…

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