Friday, 1 January 2016

Fireworks at the Burj Khalifa, Dubai

I ended an amazing year watching the fireworks displayed at the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Although I didn’t have a great vantage point to see the towering structure, my friend and I stood on the less crowded roadside, I was able to take a few photographs of it. I didn’t expect the fireworks to go on as planned after the tragedy that occurred shortly before the clock struck 12. Nearby the Address Downtown Hotel’s 20th floor caught had on fire. It spread over several more floors and as per witness accounts, debris was flying down at passersby below. Reports say about 14-16 were injured. I pray and home there are no casualties. Here’s hoping the New Year brings peace, happiness and unity in this world.

Happy 2016!

P.S. Catch some short videos of these fireworks here.

1 comment:

Shailesh Jethva said...

Hey Ruchika! The pictures are stunning! I can only imagine what a sight it would've been! Fireworks going off according to schedule even in the face of tragedy shows the professionalism of the hotel staff.