I could say that I got the most comfortable spot without spending a fortune during the New Year's Eve Gala at Downtown Dubai. I was in Burj Park having the utmost relaxation in a picnic blanket with my family. Our spot was a vantage point for the dazzling fireworks display. However, there was a downside. We could only see half of the fascinating LED show. :(
The LED-illumination on Burj Khalifa's facade is a Guinness World Record holder. Too bad, I wasn't able to get a full view of it when Dubai's iconic structure clinched the award. But then, the morning after, I learned that there's nothing to be sorry about as the record-breaking display will continue until January 9, 2015!
I guess you know what I did next. :)
With the supportive parents and the husband in tow, I went back to Downtown Dubai to relive the moment. This time, in the most perfect spot that I know; right in the footbridge that connects The Dubai Mall, Fortnum and Mason, and The Address Downtown.
There, I witnessed it all.
The LED show at the facade of Burj Khalifa commenced with a Happy New Year greeting. It was followed by a display of remarkable portraits of the leaders of the UAE. Then, intricate Arabic patterns ran up and down the 828 metres high building. It was beyond amazing!
|Leaders of the UAE|
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan | Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum | Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
|Arabic motif wrapped the world's tallest tower|
|Burj Khalifa donned a variety of looks... I was in awe|
The finale of the show was a tribute to the GCC region. Flags of United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait enveloped the world's tallest tower. For me, it simply meant unity. And I think, that's the best way to kick off a year; brotherhood, peace... world peace.
|GCC flags: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain|
|GCC flags: Kuwait, Qatar, Oman|
Burj Khalifa LED Show takes place every hour from 6:45 pm to 11:45 pm until January 9, 2015. Here's my amateur video of the Guinness World Record's largest LED-illuminated facade. But, I highly recommend seeing the spectacle before your very eyes. Enjoy it while it lasts. :)