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Burj Khalifa light show ends soon

Light Up 2018 Burj Khalifa

The spectacular light show that replaced Dubai’s usual fireworks display at the Burj Khalifa attracted tens of thousands of viewers on New Year’s Eve.

Good news if you missed out – the seven-minute long spectacle at the world’s tallest tower is being repeated, but will turn off for the last time on 31st March.

After making its debut on New Year’s Eve, it was announced on Instagram that the record-breaking ‘Light Up 2018’ would be extended.

Spanning a surface area of 109,252 sq metres (the size of about 20 football fields), the show is made up of 1.1 million pixels set on the Burj Khalifa’s new LED panel displays. It’s powered by lights, beams and accessories weighing more 118.44 tonnes and is attached to 28.7 km of cables.

As well as featuring a falcon and the UAE flag, it also pays tribute to founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and marks and the start of the 2018, which has been commemorated as the ‘Year of Zayed’.

Catch it at 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 10pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


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