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Published on : Friday, January 1, 2016
Nothing could stop the New Year celebrations in Dubai, as in the stroke of midnight multi coloured fireworks enveloped the Dubai skies along with flames from the luxury 63 storied hotel Address that burnt at one side of the Burj Khalifa. All the residents of the hotel were evacuated before the fire took a fearsome shape. 14 people were injured however some local news sources reported that more than 60 people were injured.
In Times Square New York people waited to watch the famous ball descend amid tight security. In the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro two million people witnessing the spectacular fireworks.
Japan received the New Year in their traditional way by releasing balloons by the Tokyo Tower. South Korean air was filled with the pleasant chimes of traditional bells to usher 2016. Sydney presented a spectacular firework display to welcome 2016.
London lived up to what it had promised. 10,000 people watched the fireworks display by the River Thames with thick police security.
Munich was on high alert as there were terror threats in the city but Berlin saw traditional firework show with a five minute video performance at the Arc de Triomphe along the Champs-Elysees.
Egypt celebrated with fireworks in front of the pyramid near Cairo. Russia celebrated over Red Square in Moscow.