Downtown Dubai gears up to welcome visitors for the panoramic New Year’s Eve Gala

Dubai’s New Year’s Eve Gala

Dubai, UAE: Elaborate preparations have been made to welcome the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected at Downtown Dubai, the flagship mega-development by Emaar Properties, to usher in 2017.

Special viewing galleries will be set up for visitors to Downtown Dubai to take part in the celebration. Visitors are recommended to arrive before 6pm and to use public transport – Dubai Metro will have extended operating hours.

To be broadcast live, the entire sequence of the fireworks can be viewed on big screens in Downtown Dubai as well as online at There will also be a Twitter Livestream of New Year’s Eve Gala, which is Twitter’s first New Year’s Eve live stream; to watch, follow @MyDowntownDubai.

This year’s Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala will be highlighted by a panoramic fireworks display that highlights the monumental achievements and futuristic developments of the nation. In washes of rainbow colours, specialised red and white comet shows, and LED shows, the pyrotechnics will be displayed from Burj Khalifa and various other buildings in Downtown Dubai.

Precisely choreographed to a sound-track by Emirati talent, the display will bring to life several milestone moments and artistic interpretations in fireworks of a falcon flying high, swirling comets, and Arabian dance forms, among others.

A series of crescendos will captivate visitors including the midnight moment that welcomes 2017 followed by colourful brush strokes enveloping Burj Khalifa. The finale of the event will be a breathtaking display in pyrotechnics celebrating Dubai’s new futuristic icon.

Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence and Dubai Health Authority, among other governmental entities, will support Dubai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.