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UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Fireworks explode at the Burj Khalifa and surrounding skyscrapers to mark the new year in Dubai. Jon Gambrell / AP Photo

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Sharjah’s firework display lights up the sky at Al Majaz Waterfront. Courtesy National Network Communications

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Sharjah’s firework display lights up the sky at Al Majaz Waterfront. Courtesy National Network Communications

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Emirati vocalist Hussain Al Jassmi sings at the event at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Fireworks explode over Downtown Dubai to ring in 2017 in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Coldplay captivate the crowd with their hits on New Year’s Eve at the du Arena in Abu Dhabi. Navin Khianey for The National

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Fireworks explode over Downtown Dubai to ring in 2017 in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Fireworks usher in 2017 at Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

UAE welcomes the new year in spectacular style – in pictures

Fireworks explode from the Burj Khalifa in Dubai on January 1, 2017. AFP

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