By Staff www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Six months in the planning and having taken two months to set it up, the combined multimedia and fireworks extravaganza will see close to 9 tonnes of fireworks fired from over 685 positions in Dubai by more than 100 specialist technicians, the Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) announced Tuesday.
Fireworks will continuously make their way from Downtown through the Business Bay Canal, along the Jumeirah coastline leading to the iconic Burj Al Arab before climaxing in a six-minute and 20 seconds crescendo at The Beach by Meraas, opposite to Jumeriah Beach Residence (JBR).
The domino effect show means Dubai residents and visitors will be able to watch the show from multiple vantage points, helping in reducing traffic flows around Downtown and opening up the spectacle to people across the city. Specialist screens will also broadcast the event live at Kite Beach, Al Sufouh Beach and JBR.
Timings for the shows
Burj Khalifa and Downtown: 12.00-12:07
Fireworks cascade along Jumeriah to reach Burj Al Arab: 12.07-12.09
Burj Al Arab display: 12.09-12.15
Fireworks cascade down to The Beach, opposite JBR: 12.15-12.16
Finale at The Beach, opposite JBR: 12.16-12.23