The undoubtedly famous Times Square hosts the ultimate New Year’s Eve party, as a million people gather for star-studded musical performances, balloons, confetti and a colourful pyrotechnic display, creating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that few other places can rival, as the world awaits in anticipation as a 12-foot-wide crystal ball weighing nearly six tons descends atop One Times Square. The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration has become a global tradition and has been featured in many numerous movies and events.
With record-breaking fireworks and spectacular parties on rooftops and marina yachts, the city of Dubai becomes one big iconic celebration for New Year’s Eve. Dubai is famous for its extravagant events as it hosts millions of visitors every year to celebrate New Year’s Eve, and the city will again offer plenty of fun options for locals and tourists alike to greet 2017. Enjoy Beachside Glamour at Atlantis-the Palm, dance to the beats at Meydan, attend a Masquerade Ball at Atelier M, dine and take in fireworks at Burj Al Arab, experience the magical garden at Nikki Beach, wander the streets at Rove Hotel, hit the rooftop party at Level 43 or dine in the desert at Bab Al Shams. The dazzle, the fireworks and the superstar performances create an unparalleled atmosphere in terms of grandeur and celebration. You will never forget seeing the clock strike twelve in Dubai.
The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House make a stunning background for people who come here to celebrate the New Year, as the city puts on the largest fireworks display in the world not once but two times, first at 9pm and then at midnight. Synchronised to a musical soundtrack, the fireworks explode off the arches, catwalk and roadway of Sydney Harbour Bridge, and also city buildings. The closing sequence of the show features the bridge before all firing points explode in “all-white” finale. More than a million people who gather for this waterfront show will also be mesmerized by an air and water show featuring aerial acrobatics, an Aboriginal smoking ceremony that is said to cleanse bad spirits, and a flotilla of more than 50 illuminated boats in the harbour, named the Harbour of Light Parade.