New Year Special

UAE welcomes 2016 in style with the display of fireworks at some of the most popular destinations in the emirates. Dubai had also featured a magical eight-act display showing the world its futuristic vision for UAE.

The spectacular Fireworks kick started at the stroke of midnight at Burj Khalifa tower followed on by Business Bay Canal, Jumeirah coastline on to Burj Al Arab, The beach by Meraas ending opposite to Jumeirah Beach residence. Even this starry night had a small scar. A fire that had erupted at the Hotel downtown new Burj Khalifa but that didn’t deter the enthusiastic crowd as the world’s tallest tower assumed the form of a digital structure wrapped in multiple LED displays. There were no casualties but 16 people were injured.

Next was a rare combination of colorful fireworks with graphic designs on the tower was visually compelling to experience. The people were seated at their designated viewing spots in the downtown area to witness this New year’s special fireworks show. Thousands of people were flowing in the Dubai Mall and downtown hotels to get a prime spot to witness this. The jaw-dropping 20-minute fire display burned through some nine tonnes of fireworks.

Thousands of people had flown in to witness one of the world’s biggest shows, but after the fire broke there were many who thought it will be a no show but the officials were quick on their feet and handled the situation and made sure that the celebrations are still on.


This New Year was tragic for some and a moment of joy for some. Three children were born on the New year’s eve at the hospital, 2 Emirati and one Indian. They are considering it very auspicious that a newborn has come in their family on the start of the year.

This New year’s also witnessed some of the world renowned artists, DJs and bands like David Guetta, Elementi performing for the Emirati crowd. This also attracted a lot of young crowd towards it celebrating the New year with the celebrities.

The New Year was marked by first ever New Year flash sale starting 12 pm on January 1 till 12 am January 2. The sale will have a whopping 80-90 percent discount held at all Majid Al Futtaim malls across Dubai. The 21st edition of DSF 2016 is being launched by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. It will run until February 1 under the tagline ‘Unwrap The Exceptional’.

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