LIVE UPDATES: New Year’s Eve In Dubai


This is quite simply the biggest night of the year.

There is excitement, mayhem, anticipation, and crowds building up pretty much in every restaurant, cafe, hotel and nightclub venue as the city prepares to bid adieu to the year,

We will be live updating the best bits as 2017 draws to a close and we ring in a new year

10:56pm – Just over an hour to go…

We will be live on our Facebook page at midnight, but incase you would like to watch what’s happening before then, here is the official live stream on YouTube

10:40pm – The Downtown Dubai area is packed with thousands of people awaiting the light show

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9:25pm – traffic is at a stand still on SZR

9.18pm Meanwhile in Du Arena, Abu Dhabi about 40,000 people are waiting for Katy Perry to perform

9.13pm Global Village getting the party started

9.15pm – The Dubai Mall is super busy

8:48pm – Excitement mounts inside The Dubai Mall

8pm – 4 hours to go

7:00PM Someone’s caught some last minute preparations taking place!

6:15PM RTA has asked people to now only use the Dubai Metro to arrive to the site

5:45 More roads have been shut down

5:15PM All entrances to Dubai Mall are now closed

5:00PM Dubai Mall’s parking is almost completely occupied

4:45PM Details about pedestrian crossing have been shared by RTA

4:15PM Al Asayel Road is now closed

2.30PM The Dubai Tram will be running from today until 1.30AM on Monday

1:30PM The Dubai Police shared some important information about the available routes

12:30PM A very nice message from HH Sheikh Mohammed ahead of the New Year

“Thanks to everyone who has contributed positively to make our world better and happier.”

11:30AM Separate routes have been assigned for families and bachelors


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