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A dazzling year end in Dubai

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A month-long display of light and color will light up skies across Dubai from Friday, with four weeks of firework displays across the city including spectacular New Year’s Eve pyrotechnic displays and record-breaking drone shows.

New Year fireworks display in Dubai, UAE © Mena Today 

A month-long display of light and color will light up skies across Dubai from Saturday, with four weeks of firework displays across the city including spectacular New Year’s Eve pyrotechnic displays and record-breaking drone shows.

As part of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), DSF Fireworks Nights will begin on Friday and run until 14 January, 2024 at four iconic Dubai destinations.

At Dubai Festival City Mall skies will be illuminated every evening at 9pm from 15 to 24 December.

Residents can also experience the awe-inspiring fireworks in the historic heart of the city at Al Seef from 25 December to 4 January, nightly at 9pm. Wander through the narrow streets to discover uplifting messages written in neon as part of the Dubai Lights: Dubai Neon light installation, which also features 40 neon-lit abras sailing across the creek.

Coinciding with DSF, visitors can escape to the picturesque mountains of Hatta, where fireworks will paint the night sky on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings until 31 December as part of the Hatta Festival. Catch the dazzling displays from 15 to 17 December, again from 22 to 24 December, and from 29 to 30 December Shows start at 8pm.

Bid farewell to the year in impeccable style at Bluewaters, The Beach, JBR, Al Seef, and Hatta with fireworks nights, featuring a special midnight display to ring in the New Year at 11:59pm on 31 December at each of the locations.

Continue the excitement into the start of 2024 at Bluewaters and The Beach, JBR with mesmerising nightly fireworks displays at 9pm from 5 to 14 January.

Residents can also take in two all-new spectacular DSF Drone Shows at 8pm and 10pm at the same location each evening until January 14. 

Witness 800 drones illuminate the skies, showcasing a symphony of colours and shapes. Collaborating with renowned UAE animator Mohammed Saeed Harib, the show tells a new, extraordinary story, seamlessly weaving Emirati culture into the narrative of the first theme - Fairytale Fusion with Emirati Culture, and then propelling viewers into the future of Dubai and highlighting the city's commitment to innovation in the second theme, Illustration of Dubai in the Future.

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