Happy New Year! Did you stay up to watch all the amazing celebrations around the world? How about the record-breaking light shows in Dubai?

This NYE the UAE captivated the world by replacing it’s planned fireworks with a dazzling light spectacle to usher in 2018. Emaar’s ‘Light Up 2018’ Downtown Dubai hosted over a million travelers from across the world and was watched by over 2.5 billion people through live television and social media live broadcasts.

‘Light Up 2018’ also snagged a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the ‘largest light and sound show on a single building,’ staged on Burj Khalifa, spanning a surface area of 109,252 sq meters.

More than 40 special outdoor lasers, 230 high power Xenon searchlights and 280 outdoor beam moving lights were used. Over 300 professionals worked on-site including 100 rope-access experts; collectively they traveled over 600,000 miles to work on this project.

Video posted by Azwad Ahsan