With only a few hours left to mark the start of the New Year 2021 celebrations, the Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has revised its service schedule from 31 December 2020 to 2 January 2021. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa , is the epicenter of the New Year holidays every year, but unlike previous years when subways leading to Dubai Mall or Burj Khalifa subway station were stopped to divert crowds from a distance, the tram will run non-stop from 6am on December 31st until 1am on January 2nd.
However, given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, visitors traveling to Dubai city center will need to wear face masks all night and in all locations as a precaution. Although a complete sanitation of the area was done before the gala event, hand sanitation stations will also be available at each gate of Sheikh Boulevard Mohammed Bin Rashid.
The QR code for the public on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard is black. This QR code will be visitor access to Dubai city center on New Year’s Eve and can be used by registering through the U By Emaar app, free of charge. The area will be littered with first aid tents, lost and found assistance, while access to ambulances will also be offered to those who show the QR code and who access the viewing areas of Downtown Dubai through any of the five raised gates.
The color of the QR code is dark red for the Dubai Opera, gold for hotel guests, light blue for restaurants and restaurants and each guest attending the NYE gala must have one of the six colors of the QR code.
Watch the live broadcast of the light show from Burj Khalifa here:
With the catastrophic year of 2020, an important part of the 2021 New Year holidays will focus on sending all the best wishes and hoping that next year brings only health, happiness, luck, victories and long-awaited reunions for everyone.
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