You can catch the New Year’s celebrations in Dubai this year, simply by going to Twitter. You don’t even have to log in.
For the second year, Twitter is partnering with Emaar Properties to live stream the welcoming of Dubai’s #LightUp2018 New Year’s celebrations – and all you have to do to be part of it is go to Twitter on New Year’s Eve. The live stream will begin at 11:30 p.m. GST on December 31 (that’s 2:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 31).
— Downtown Dubai (@MyDowntownDubai) 3 December 2017
The live stream is available to everyone, whether you log into Twitter or not.
During #LightUp2018, you will be able to watch the live stream and view a real-time timeline with related Tweets next to it. Additionally, if you want to find out more about what’s happening in Dubai, you can simply send a DM to @MyDowntownDubai and you “will be directed to a series of automated steps to easily learn more about what’s happening around the festivities.”
Twitter also added that “the DM experience will provide information that will range from the day-by-day New Year activity schedule and a selection of recommended hotels for tourists prior to the celebrations to frequently asked questions for those heading to the viewing locations in downtown Dubai on New Year’s Eve.”
In addition to the above, users can Tweet the #MyDubaiNewYear hashtag which triggers a hashtag emoji for the event.
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