Dubai's fireworks spectacular returns to Burj Khalifa

Last year the display was replaced by a fountain light show

Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, in Dubai on January 1, 2017 / AFP PHOTO / STR
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Dubai's famous New Year's Eve fireworks will return after being replaced with a light show last year.

Emaar said on Thursday that it is gearing up for live celebrations that will feature several new elements in addition to the fireworks, returning this year by "popular demand".

The New Year’s Eve Gala in Downtown Dubai will be highlighted by festivities across Burj Khalifa and water-music performances at the Dubai Fountains.

The show is coordinated and produced by a team of world-class experts, Emaar said.

Special viewing platforms will be set up across Downtown Dubai and further information will be released closer to the date. The event will be broadcast live and beamed on screens in Downtown Dubai. The experience can be watched online at


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