UAE welcomed New Year with a spectacular showdown across the country with Ras Al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai putting their best shows forward.
Dubai Festival City
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Dubai (Global Village, Dubai Festival City, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis)
Abu Dhabi (du arena, Abu Dhabi Corniche)
Ras Al Khaimah (Al Marjan Island)
Sharjah (Al Qasba, Al Majaz)
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Pakistan will celebrate New Year at 11pm UAE time. Global Village will chime in wih fireworks.
Happy New Year India!
India will start off 2018 at 10.30pm UAE time and Global Village will mark that with fireworks followed by celebrating Pakistan's New Year at 11pm.
Bangladeshi New Year Fireworks at 10pm
Next fireworks will happen at 10pm corresponding with Bangladesh's midnight toll.
Fireworks live: 7.50pm onwards
Global Village will be having seven fireworks displays corresponding to seven selected countries and their midnight timings. The first one will be at 8pm corresponding to midnight in Philippines.
Dubai Festival City
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Dubai Festival City is lighting up with laser and light shows as a precursor to the countdown.
There will be four displays starting at 9pm, hourly until the final one at midnight.
IMAGINE laser and light show eases in the NYE celenrations at Festival City.
Dubai Festival City is geting set up for NYE fireworks as of now.
Burj Al Arab
Campers have already reached Madinat Jumeirah for their annual fireworks display with Burj Al Arab as the centrepiece.
People have arrived and are setting camp for the NYE fireworks.
Atlantis The Palm
Du Arena, Yas Island
Families celebrate at Du Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi last night to welcome the New Year
Abu Dhabi Corniche
Abu Dhabi Corniche starts getting crowded.
Crowds have started gathering at the Abu Dhabi corniche for the fireworks countdown - the display will last 15 minutes.
Al Marjan Island is aiming to break fireworks display records with their spectacle tonight.
People have come prepared to stay back and enjoy the record-breaking show.
Al Qasba and Al Majaz Waterfront will have fireworks shows open to the public as part of their NYE celebrations.