World rings in 2021: Dubai dazzles, Burj sparkles

Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 1 January 2021: The UAE dazzled and the world’s tallest tower – Burj Khalifa in Dubai – sparkled as the Earth rang in a far more hopeful 2021 last night.

Below is a video and image gallery from the celebrations in Downtown Dubai courtesy of Dubai Government Media Office. Enjoy!

One of world’s largest displays in RAK

The Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve celebrations dazzled the world with a 10-minute fireworks show that underlined the UAE’s message of hope, peace and achievements, as the world welcomed 2021 with optimism and renewed confidence.

Lighting up the sky over the Arabian Sea, the fireworks spectacle was organised by following all safety protocols.

As the New Year dawns with a more positive outlook following the Covid-19 vaccines, the celebration at Ras Al Khaimah was carefully curated. In addition to paying tribute to the thousands who were impacted by the pandemic, the event aimed to underline the need for humanity to stand together and march ahead with confidence.

With 8,500 kg of fireworks used, the display spanned a length of 4 km and width of 3.9 km, creating one of the brightest spots on earth. The festive panorama of colours was achieved from 81 launch pontoons that shot up 15,281 firework shells. The show took 20 days of offshore and onshore preparation with 30 technicians. More than 3 km of optical fibre was laid in addition to 6 km of control cables.


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