New Year's Eve 2020: Burj Khalifa to host fireworks and laser show in Downtown Dubai

Preventative Covid-19 measures will be in place, while the celebrations will also be live-streamed on the night

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It might have been a subdued year for many, but the Burj Khalifa is set to bid farewell to 2020 with a bang.

Emaar, the developer behind the Dubai landmark, has announced it will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a fireworks and laser spectacle at the world’s tallest building.

On Thursday, December 31, guests can look forward to rockets, firecrackers, and a laser and light show, synchronised with The Dubai Fountain, that “promises to reflect the true celebration of Dubai”.

“Delivering world-class experiences is part of Emaar’s DNA and this year we will deliver an even bigger gala event,” says Mohamed Alabbar, founder of Emaar.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 2019 New Year's Eve celebrations in Dubai.

“The world is facing challenges, but we are united and we will come out of this year stronger than ever before. We want to send a message of hope, happiness and positivity into the world because that is the spirit of Dubai that we have learnt from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, who continues to inspire what we do with his extraordinary leadership.”

Restaurants and hotels on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and The Dubai Mall terraces will be open and are taking bookings for the night's celebrations. Burj Park will also welcome families, with food and beverage outlets and a large screen that will show New Year's Eve events from around the world.

However, those who would rather watch the show without leaving home can do just that, as the celebrations will be broadcast live globally and live-streamed from 8.30pm local time on

In a bid to keep the people safe, a number of Covid-19 measures will be implemented in Downtown Dubai for the event. This includes thermal cameras, social distancing, contactless payments and frequent deep cleaning and disinfection of public areas.

More information about the show and its theme is expected to be announced in the near future.