In pictures, video: Dubai ushers in 2019 with spectacular fireworks

Roughly one million revellers gathered around the Burj Khalifa on New Year’s Eve

Dubai welcomed the New Year with a spectacular show at the Burj Khalifa, which attracted more than one million revellers to Downtown Dubai.

The show, themed ‘time and progression’, saw over 9,400 fireworks fired from 2,017 positions.

The New Year’s Eve celebration also featured ‘longest show to date of The Dubai Fountain’.

According to developer Emaar, with the event broadcast live on television and streamed online, it reached billions of viewers globally.

Firework displays were also held at the beach behind Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai Festival City, Atlantis hotel and Global Village in Dubai.