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Watch: Dubai rings in 2021 with fireworks | New Year’s Eve celebrations across the world


#After perhaps the strangest year in our collective lives, people all across the globe are preparing to celebrate the #New #Year, hoping that 2021 will bring back some semblance of normality.

#We”ll begin with fireworks in #New #Zealand at 12.00 CET and then head to their #Oceanic neighbours, #Australia at 14.00 CET, where #Sydney #Harbour will light up in time-honoured fashion. #From there to #Asia, the #Gulf, and eventually #Europe. #So stay with us here and on our social platforms to watch the world bring in the new.

#Happy #New #Year from all of us at #Euronews.

#New #Zealand

#New #Zealand was one of the first countries to ring in 2021 with a show packing 500kg of fireworks.

#Celebrations on the island nation will resemble more closely the normality of years gone than in most other places as the country is currently free of any confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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#Recently re-elected #Prime #Minister #Jacinda #Ardern’s government has introduced a strict quarantine policy for those entering the country to try and avoid any new instances of the virus entering #New #Zealand.

#Australia

#Sydney was next in line for the new year festivities and the firework display over the city’s harbour, which is known the world over for being one to watch, didn’t disappoint.

#Rockets shot out of the famous sails of the #Opera #House and fountains of rainbow-coloured sparks lit up the sky above the water.

#But there weren’t the scenes of revellers embracing as we saw in #Auckland – #Sydney’s new year fireworks display was crowd-free.

A fresh outbreak of COVID-19 has seen the 1 million #Sydney residents who usually pack the area around the harbour forced to watch the spectacle on television.

#Taiwan

#Following on from #Oceana, #Taiwan was one of the first countries in #Asia to go into 2021 and the country did so with a firework extravaganza in #Taipei with the theme of “love”.

A total of 16,000 fireworks were used during the five-minute display, which saw red and blue hearts included to pay tribute to medical personnel around the world for their efforts in combatting COVID-19.

#Thailand

#More than 25,000 fireworks lit up the skies over the #Thai capital #Bangkok as the clock struck midnight, fired from boats on the #Chao #Phraya #River which snakes through the city.

The display was set to live music by the #Thailand #Philharmonic #Orchestra and synced with messages of hope on a giant digital screen. The theme of the display was optimism for the future; for #Thailand, and the wider world.

#As with #Sydney, all mass gatherings in #Thailand have been banned, including #New #Year’s #Eve countdown parties with the exception of this year’s fireworks display.

#Dubai

#Masked crowds gathered along the #Jumeirah beach and around downtown #Dubai to watch the fireworks display the emirate’s most famous landmark, the #Burj #Khalifa – the world’s tallest building.

#Fireworks shot out of the side and circled around the skyscraper as a light show lit up the building itself.

#As the clock ticked down to midnight in the #Middle #East, the #Burj #Khalifa had displayed the flags of countries celebrating the #New #Year before the UAE, including #India and #Pakistan.

#Across the six emirates, 33 fireworks displays are taking place to mark the arrival of 2021, including at the #Al #Majaz waterfront and 8,500kg of fireworks which lit up #Ras #Al #Khaimah.



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https://www.euronews.com/2020/12/31/watch-live-from-1130-cet-new-year-s-eve-celebrations-all-across-the-world

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