Dubai: The much anticipated fireworks display that will illuminate the night sky from the Burj Khalifa to usher in 2013 will be synchronised with live orchestral music.

Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Following its spectacular New Year’s Eve gala in 2010 and 2011, Emaar Properties, the event’s host, will hold its third New Year fireworks display synchronised and choreographed to a live performance from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on December 31.

One of Europe’s leading music ensembles, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra will perform classical music at the Burj Steps, overlooking the Burj Khalifa.

To be held at Downtown Dubai on December 31, the New Year countdown is expected to attract more than a million visitors. Live dance and artistic performances, including a video montage of UAE’s multicultural society, will enthrall audiences hours before midnight of January 1.

“Every year when we plan the festivities for New Year we set ourselves an ambitious target — to make it the most watched spectacle on Earth. This year, we have the largest array of events — all scaled up in terms of creative excellence and artistic brilliance,” Ahmad Al Matroushi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties, said.

The New Year Countdown, similar to those held annually in London, New York, and Sydney, will be telecast live to an estimated two billion viewers and will be projected on a huge 210-metre screen. More info


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