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Burj Khalifa fireworks show synchronised with live orchestral music to ring in 2013
More than a million visitors expected to watch the show
Every year it's wonderful, everything's blooming with celebrations, but after the cacaphony of the show dies what happens? People are stranded and public transport is the last thing to be seen and about those who go by their own transport they get to spend a cozy night in their cars. Those who go regardless of whatever transport they use always suffer a lot.
hanna, dubai, United Arab Emirates
I agree with the above post. last year besides the firework the Dubai metro transportation arrangements were a complete disaster. The scenes at the metro station near Burj Khalifa where the authorities blocked it was horrible, it was the worst ever single experience in my life without a doubt. I was right at the front of the que trying to get into metro station yet they were saying its full inside yet clearly it wasnt. women and children were getting crushed, screaming yet authorities/stewards didnt do anything to help matters. after about an hour getting crushed and no single person allowed to go on the metro from the crowd at the metro we finally decided to move away from the crowd and had to walk a further 3 stations down before I could get to Ibn Battu Mall station. Organisation was a complete disaster. I advise people to take their own cars.
bil, abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates
"Last year, revellers by the hundreds got stranded near Dubai Mall after watching the fireworks display." By the hundreds? It was by the thousands. I finally got a cab from Dubai Mall at 6.30am. It was an absolute nightmare using the public transport system.
Rishi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I remember last years Burj Khalifa fireworks were amazing but this amazement lasted just for 15 min after that it was a big horrific scene people didn't know where to get the Taxi, there was no transportation available and the management failed in planing it. The planing shouldn't be to attract people and dump them after the whole event has happened. it should be made sure that after the event people go back with ease, which was also said last year that it would be, but they badly failed. Dubai Mall was blocked! its food court to any outlets there wasn't place to move. I hope this Year the organizers wont face the same issues as in past.
Yasmin, Duabi, United Arab Emirates
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