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Dubai welcomes 2018 in style

Dubai, Jan 1 (Arab News): Spectacular fireworks lit up the skies in Dubai as it welcomed 2018.

Dubai celebrated the New Year with a spectacular midnight laser show at Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world.
As the clock ticked to midnight the 828-meter tower was lit up with the green, white, black and red colors of the UAE, a portrait of UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and “2018.”

Hundreds of thousands of people watched the display amid tight security, with roads to the city center sealed off.

In previous years Dubai had organized spectacular fireworks displays to ring in the new year, but this time the authorities opted instead for a massive laser show, aiming to break a Guinness World Record.Dubai, Jan 1 (Arab News):

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