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The Dubai Tour cycling road closure starts on Tuesday. Roads will be closed across the UAE for the Dubai Tour. Starting tomorrow, 6th February through Saturday, 10th February. Check out this map to view the upcoming road closures.

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For more information you may visit: DubaiTour.com or DubaiWeek.ae

 

Emaar sets a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for largest light and sound show on a single building

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UAE ushers in the New Year with Emaar’s spectacular ‘Light Up 2018’ celebration that captivates the world

  • New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title achieved for light and sound show on a single building with Burj Khalifa show spanning over 109,252 sq metres
  • Over a million visitors join the never-before celebration highlighted by mesmerising laser, light and musical fountain show
  • Celebration highlights the achievements of the UAE and marks the Year of Zayed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Dubai, UAE; January 1, 2018: The UAE once again captivated the world this New Year’s Eve with a dazzling spectacle to usher in 2018. Emaar’s ‘Light Up 2018’ Downtown Dubai celebration hosted more than a million visitors from across the world and reached an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide through live television broadcast and social media livestreams.

Emaar’s ‘Light Up 2018’ spectacle in Downtown Dubai set to be a Guinness World Records attempt

Light Up 2018 GWR attempt

The ‘Light Up 2018’ spectacle in Downtown Dubai to usher in the New Year is set to be an official Guinness World Records title attempt that will add to the UAE’s pride.

With preparations fully afoot for an innovative show with layers of surprises, Emaar’s bid for the Guinness World Records will be in the celebrations category, with specific details to be revealed in due course.

The ‘Light Up 2018’ spectacle will celebrate the UAE’s achievements and also pay tribute to the founding father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, to mark the ‘Year of Zayed’ in 2018. The festivities will span Downtown Dubai with Burj Khalifa, the global icon, taking center stage with a never-before marvel.

Emaar is working closely with government and private sector entities in organizing the event, with special viewing decks being set up for the public in Burj Park, South Ridge, and the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. A dedicated viewing platform for 100 people with determination will also be arranged.

The ‘Light Up 2018’ celebrations will kick off at 5pm starting with The Dubai Fountain shows and live deejay, and continue until 1am. The public is urged to be at the venue by 6pm.

The event will be broadcast live on televisions globally and beamed on big screens in Downtown Dubai. The experience can be watched online at www.mydubainewyear.com.

For further details, please visit www.mydubainewyear.com.

What: ‘Light Up 2018’ Downtown Dubai

When: December 31, 2017

Where: Downtown Dubai

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