Watch Dubai's New Year's Eve fireworks on Zoom

50,000 people can ring in the new year - online - from Burj Khalifa

At least 50,000 people will be able to watch the New Year's Eve celebrations from Burj Khalifa on Zoom.

Emaar, developer of the world's tallest building, and the video conferencing company, announced the event on Tuesday.

The call starts at 8.30pm to bring the curtain down on a challenging 2020 and usher in 2021.

"Zoom is proud and honoured to take part in such a monumental event with Emaar, where our platform will allow people from all over the world to participate as we ring in a new year,” said Abe Smith of Zoom.

"We look forward to welcoming 2021 with hope and a feeling of unity.”

To access the live event on Zoom, people can register here.

The show will also be streamed live on a dedicated Emaar website.

For people who prefer the real thing, strict measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will be in place at the public viewing area on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, such as thermal scanning, social distancing, contactless payments and disinfection.

Restaurants and hotels along the boulevard, Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Opera and The Dubai Mall Promenade are available for dining reservations.

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