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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Dragon takes flight on Burj Khalifa for Chinese new year

Light show will continue daily until February 24

A dazzling dragon-themed show lit up Burj Khalifa on Saturday to mark Chinese new year.

The show started with a flying dragon taking flight from the Great Wall of China. It toured Dubai’s landmarks including the upcoming Dubai Creek Tower before marking a splash at The Dubai Fountain.

The dragon then swirled up the tower before releasing a shining pearl from its mouth to the top of Burj Khalifa’s spire – at a height of 828 metres.

The Chinese new year show on Burj Khalifa will continue from 8pm to 10pm daily until February 24.

Joining the celebration were the Chinese consul-general in Dubai Li Lingbing and senior diplomats. With more than 250,000 Chinese residents in the UAE and thousands of tourists from China arriving to join the celebration, the "light-up" show was a perfect tribute to the cultural and trade ties that the two nations share.

Meanwhile, a Chinese new year parade took place at City Walk in Dubai where thousands of people enjoyed dancing and colourful celebrations.

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