Dubai's Insane-O New Year's Firework Extravaganza

January 2, 2013


This is the official highlight reel of the downtown Dubai New Year's fireworks show. It's nuts. You see those firework balls at the bottom? Those are the height of fireworks you'd see at a regular show. But they shot a bunch off the sides of the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) to take the show EVEN HIGHER. Ha -- and they said building that thing was just a giant waste of money.

Hit the jump for the show.

  • Spencer Rogers-Greason

    Million times better than that blah fest in New York.....everyone involved in that needs to hang their heads in shame

  • jmd1980

    Aww so mad I missed this as looks incredible. Was in Dubai just before Christmas and just after new years but spent NYE in Bangkok not realizing they put on such a good show. And right, they are not an oil based economy which I was mistaken about myself. They are booming from all the businesses brought there due to awesome tax breaks.

  • RDarker

    We are NOT doing fireworks right. Makes me proud that my $4.55 at the pump went to such a spectacular show.

  • Dubai is not an oil based economy.

  • Bull

    Not currently, but was built on oil money

  • painweaver

    Dubai is taking over the world.

  • Idlethoughts

    Actually their still economically struggling, that tower got hit by the real estate bubble pretty hard, it's only recently got up to 80% occupancy after formerly being next to vacant.

  • n_a_a_s

    I would have love to experienced that in person, that looks unfuckingbelievably spectacular holy shit!! Not even one laser was used but I'm thoroughly impressed. Shooting off the burj was brilliant also, great job UAE & thanks for sharing this GW. Gotta go change the pants now

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