Burj Khalifa marks New Year with fireworks
Dubai, January 1, 2011
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building by Emaar Properties, marked New Year’s Eve in Dubai with a spectacular laser-lights-fireworks show, telecast live to over two billion people around the world.
Close to half a million Dubai residents and visitors witnessed the New Year’s Eve Gala from Burj Park, an island set on The Burj Lake opposite Burj Khalifa, and from several other vantage points across Downtown Dubai.
The celebration, which also marked the first anniversary of the grand inauguration of the 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) high Burj Khalifa, enveloped the whole of Downtown Dubai, the 500-acre mega development, which is anchored by the tower.
To mark the New Year’s Eve Gala, The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain overlooking Burj Khalifa, also hosted a special fire-water-music show, where fire elements and water sprouts were seamlessly integrated for the first time in the region.
“The New Year’s Eve Gala at Burj Khalifa has positioned Dubai as the must-visit destination to celebrate new beginnings,” said Mohamed Alabbar, chairman, Emaar Properties.
“The show easily qualified as of the finest spectacles anywhere in the world, and we are confident that in the coming years, Dubai will be the place that visitors from across the world will choose to celebrate the New Year,” he added.
In addition to the fireworks spectacle, there were display screens across Downtown Dubai for visitors to enjoy live telecasts of New Year’s Eve celebrations from different parts of the world.
Visitors were also entertained with the after-party held at At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest observation deck with an outdoor terrace. – TradeArabia News Service