Dubai is a fascinating place -- the amount of oil money that has been poured into the region has transformed it from a sleepy hollow to one of the world’s best partying spots. You will be able to find the finest restaurants here with luxurious accommodations to choose from, and of course, it houses the world’s tallest building at time of publishing -- the Burj Khalifa. Another thing that Dubai is famous for the world over: its New Year’s Eve celebrations that will see an insane amount of fireworks being let off, drowning its spectators in a flood of explosive color and cacophony that is truly unforgettable. For those who are unable to be there to catch the action in person, there are several ways to do so virtually through free livestreams.
It was at the 2014 New Year’s celebration that Dubai captured a world record, having the largest firework display after releasing 479,651 shells for half a dozen minutes. The Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah were all privy to this wonderful light show, and you can now capture all that is to come this New Year’s Eve from the comfort of your own home thanks to the wonders of livestream.
Dubai New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2017 Livestream options
You can check out Downtown Dubai’s YouTube channel for this particular event, where it is aptly known as “Downtown Dubai New Year 2017 Fireworks”. No two ways about it, these guys ensure that you will be able to gain a vantage point of all the happenings around without having to purchase an air ticket to get there. The affordability of drones has also made it easier for the layperson to enjoy quality livestreams such as this. The 2017 New Year Downtown Dubai official livestream kicks off at 11:30 p.m. (GMT) Gulf Standard Time at Dubai, or if you happen to live in the US, then it would be from 2:30 p.m. (EST) Eastern Standard Time.
Other livestream options
There are also other places where you can catch all of the live action online, courtesy of a handful of live streaming webcams that are located in the Emirate. Among them include a live view of the Burj Khalifa as well as the Jumeirah Beach which you can view here.
Essential information to know
Of course, amidst all of the revelry, it would do you well to know what the public transport options are which are available on the ground. It will certainly run beyond the normal regulation times, and other kinds of helpful information which the New Year’s Eve reveler might want to take into consideration is packed into this PDF document: which showcases other crucial information such as First Aid points, Lost and Found tents, as well as places where you can hail an ambulance.
MyDowntownDubai’s Twitter channel is also a veritable treasure trove of information, and another useful tip that they have in store would be to hunt for the best parking spots before 6pm, anytime later than that would mean you are better off taking a cab or public transportation..