Dubai’s Going For a World Record on NYE With Burj Khalifa Light Show

The slogan for this year’s New Year’s Eve show in Downtown Dubai is #LightUp2018, and organisers are promising to mesmerise crowds this year with something really over-the-top.

The famed Burj Khalifa fireworks display will now be swapped for a dazzling light show that will be part of a Guinness World Record attempt. Here’s what you should know

Burj Khalifa fireworks swapped for light show

It’s no surprise that the announcement has left some residents and visitors confused and disappointed. The Burj Khalifa fireworks show is one of the biggest events of the year, drawing in more than a million people to the Downtown area. But with talk of a Guinness World Record, Dubai’s proven track record of throwing extravagant events should make this December 31st one to remember.

What time do festivities begin?

NYE festivities will start at 5pm with Dubai Fountain shows and entertainment. With more than a million people expected to descend on Downtown Dubai, authorities are urging visitors to arrive by 6pm. Be wise and jump on the Metro as early as you can…

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