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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 January 2021

Daily drone shows to light up Dubai's night sky until end of month

Free displays celebrate 45 days of Dubai Shopping Festival

Two light shows involving hundreds of drones are being held each night in Dubai.

The swarm of 300 drones will entertain crowds for 45 consecutive days to celebrate Dubai Shopping Festival.

The festival began on December 17 and runs until January 30.

Held at 7pm and 9.30pm, above The Beach, opposite JBR, Bluewaters and the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, each performance lasts four minutes and is free to watch.

The first show, titled ‘Dubai, A City of Adventure’, highlights different things to do and see in the emirate with popular characters Modesh and Dana going on a journey to explore what the city has to offer.

The second show, titled ‘Dubai, From the Past to the Present’, charts the city’s journey from old Dubai to new Dubai, with the official DSF song by Rashed Al Majed, Dubai Kawkab Aakhar, which translates to Dubai is another planet.

The festival, now in its 26th year, began with concerts by Arab pop stars Hussain Al Jassmi and Tamer Hosny.

Updated: January 7, 2021 12:36 PM