2013-12-31 16:01:24 - Live streaming Dubai, UAE fireworks on new year's eve 2013-2014 as they attempt to break the world record for the largest fireworks display. Features the Burj Khalifa tower and Burj al Arab hotel.
As the world celebrates the arrival of NYE 2014 the usual top fireworks displays are taking place, with Sydney and New York as always near the top of the list. However, this year Dubai are attempting to usurp them both with an attempt on the world fireworks record.
To mark the occasion, the Dubai new year's eve fireworks display will this year be streaming live online:
Dubai is one of the new stars of the New Years Eve celebrations at the famous and iconic Burj Khalifa tower, world’s tallest building, hosting an amazing fireworks spectacular. The fireworks show gets underway on the stroke of midnight in what is thought by most to be world’s highest pyrotechnic show. Thousands will be
witnessing an extravagant fireworks display for the New Year from Dubai's Burj Khalifa building to ring in 2014, with many more expected to watch on television and online.
Dubai is situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates and is roughly at sea level (16 m/52 ft above). The emirate of Dubai shares borders with Abu Dhabi in the south, Sharjah in the northeast, and the Sultanate of Oman in the southeast. Hatta, a minor exclave of the emirate, is surrounded on three sides by Oman and by the emirates of Ajman (in the west) and Ras Al Khaimah (in the north). The Persian Gulf borders the western coast of the emirate.
Dubai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. Many modern interpretations of Islamic architecture can be found here, due to a boom in construction and architectural innovation in the Arab World in general, and in Dubai in particular, supported not only by top Arab or international architectural and engineering design firms such as Al Hashemi and Aedas, but also by top firms of New York and Chicago. As a result of this boom, modern Islamic and world architecture has literally been taken to new levels in skyscraper building design and technology. Dubai now boasts more completed or topped-out skyscrapers higher than 2/3 km, 1/3 km, or 1/4 km than any other city. A culmination point was reached in 2010 with the completion of the Burj Khalifa (Khalifa Tower), now by far the world's tallest building at 829.84 m (2,722.57 ft). The Burj Khalifa's design is derived from the patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture, with the triple-lobed footprint of the building based on an abstracted version of the desert flower hymenocallis which is native to the Dubai region. The completion of the Khalifa Tower, following the construction boom that began in the 1980s, accelerated in the 1990s, and took on a rapid pace of construction unparalled in modern human history during the decade of the 2000s, leaving Dubai with the world's tallest skyline.