Several Covid-19 preventative measures will be in place for visitors, Emaar has stressed
Dubai developer Emaar has confirmed that the Burj Khalifa will have a fireworks and light and laser show to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
The show at the world’s tallest building in Downtown Dubai will be held with several Covid-19 preventative measures in place, including thermal cameras, social distancing, contactless payments and frequent deep cleaning and disinfection, Emaar said in a statement.
The fireworks and laser and light show will be synchronised to the Dubai Fountain Show and Downtown Dubai will also have “spectacular decorations”, the statement said.
The show will also be broadcast live from 8.30pm local time on mydubainewyear.com.
Mohamed Alabbar, founder of Emaar, said: “This year we will deliver an even bigger gala event. 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.”
He added: “Here we reinvent ourselves, achieve the impossible and execute the unimaginable, and we are doing that again with Emaar NYE 2021.”
Restaurants and hotels on Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard and The Dubai Mall terraces will also be open and are taking bookings for the night’s celebrations.
Burj Park will welcome families, with food and beverage outlets and a large screen that will show New Year’s Eve events from around the world.
More information on the booking for this area will be announced shortly, Emaar added.