Dubai announces plan for road closures on 31 December

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority will close a number of highways for vehicular traffic on 31 December. For example, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard will be closed from 6pm and hotel and restaurant guests are advised to arrive before that time.

Parking at The Dubai Mall will be closed once the parking spaces are fully filled with vehicles. At the same time, trains will run non-stop past The Dubai Mall metro station from 2pm to 10pm (depending on the mall’s occupancy rate).

The cordon is expected to be lifted by 02:00 on January 1, but a final decision will be made by Dubai Police and Dubai Roads and Transport Authority.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa skyscraper is known to set new world records on New Year’s Eve. Guests are in for a spectacular spectacle – the facade of the building and even the night sky will be transformed into the world’s largest laser display.

It is the 828-metre tower that will be the focal point of the laser show, and the beams promise to cover the longest distance ever recorded. The building will be transformed into a shining beacon of hope, happiness and harmony.

Of course, guests are also treated to the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Since 2010 the famous pyrotechnic show has been an integral part of the UAE’s world-famous New Year celebrations, and the coming of 2023 will be no exception.

It is noted that the Dubai Fountain, located at the foot of the skyscraper, will perform a festive light and music dance on New Year’s Eve.

The northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has already announced new 12-minute fireworks on the upcoming New Year’s Eve, which will allow it to make another entry in the Guinness Book of World Records.

This year’s dazzling fireworks displays are expected to be musical, featuring pyrodrons, nano lights, colours and shapes charged to electronic rhythms.

The light and music spectacle will be seen on the 4.7km promenade between Al Marjan Island and the Al Hamra Village quarter. Last year Ras Al Khaimah already set a world record with a grand fireworks display involving drones.

Source: Time Out Dubai

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