Plans for Dubai new year under way
Dubai’s Events Security Committee has met to discuss plans for the New Year celebrations. The meeting, which was led by Brigadier Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, reviewed safety arrangements for the event, which is topped off with the fireworks display at the Burj Khalifa. “We must all be one hand in seeing that this big event is staged safely, and we have to learn lessons from the past to avoid any negative aspects,” Al Ghaithi added. Al Ghaithi said traffic management remains one of the biggest challenges. Last year’s celebrations were marred by a fire that engulfed the Address Downtown.