Record-breaking Burj Khalifa light show extended

See the spectacle until the end of March

We love a good firework display, but you don’t get much better than a laser light show on one of the world’s most impressive buildings.

The record-breaking Burj Khalifa show “Light Up 2018” that made its premier on New Year’s Eve has been extended for three months.

You can now catch the spectacle until the end of March – with the world’s tallest building currently holding the Guinness World Record title of the largest light and sound show on a single building.

The mesmerising feature welcomed more than a million visitors on New Year’s Eve with a dazzling display spanning a surface area of 109,252sq m – that’s the size of about 20 football pitches.

The show is set on the new LED panel displays on Burj Khalifa, featuring over 1.1 million pixels, more than 118 tonnes of light beams and accessories and more than 28.7km of cables, transforming Downtown Dubai into one of the world’s brightest spots, measuring 76.3 million lumens of brightness.

The show pays homage to the rich traditions of the Middle East, and as well as all of the flashy lights, you can expect featured projections of Arabic calligraphy, sand dunes and even a soaring falcon.

There is also marked reference to the Year of Zayed, with a portrait of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan.

You’ll be able to see the seven-minute show at 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and at 10pm on Thursday and Friday and any public holidays.

The show was originally extended for a week, but was extended until March 31 after high demand to see Burj Khalifa lit up in all its glory.

We can’t wait for a chance to see it again.

Free. Until March 31, Tue, Wed and Sat 8pm; Thu-Fri 10pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai. www.mydubainewyear.com.

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