Fireworks at Burj Khalifah to welcome 2019 on the New Years Eve. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News

Residents and tourists flocked to malls, hotels, parks, corniches and other public places yesterday to bid goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 in style.

Hundreds of thousands gathered at Downtown Dubai by early evening to ensure that they had a vantage spot from where to view the spectacular fireworks at Burj Khalifa on New Year’s Eve.

Gulf News photographers toured the various emirates to bring you all the excitement

A woman enjoys the last sunset of 2018 at the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf New
Revellers heading to Burj Khalifa on Shaikh Zayed Road. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
A family takes a selfie at the Buhaira Corniche in Sharjah. Image Credit: Atiq Ur Rehman /Gulf News
Revellers gather at Dubai Mall ahead of the New Year’s Eve fireworks at Burj Khalifa. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
Fireworks above Global Village as visitors wait for the New Year. Image Credit: Atiq Ur Rehman /Gulf News
Revelers at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, outside Dubai Mall, await New Year's Eve fireworks on December 31, 2018. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News
Fireworks at the Festival Centre Image Credit: Supplied
Crowd waiting in Downtown, before Burj Park to watch the firework displays. Image Credit: Falah Gulzar/Gulf News
Visitors enjoy the Imagine show taking place at the Dubai Festival Mall. Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News
Revellers waiting for New Year fireworks at Mohammad Bin Rashid boulevard. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
Fireworks at Abu Dhabi corniche. Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News
Fireworks at Burj Al Arab Image Credit: Rabab Khan
Dubai Festival City fireworks Image Credit: Clint Egbert/Gulf News
Fireworks over the Sharjah Al Majaz water front. Image Credit: Atiq Ur Rehman /Gulf News