UAE National Day 2020: Fireworks, concert on Palm Jumeirah cancelled

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Dubai Filed on December 2, 2020 | Last updated on December 2, 2020 at 11.51 pm
Photo: The Pointe

Safety reasons cited for calling off shows at Dubai's The Pointe.

The UAE National Day fireworks display and a live concert scheduled to take place at Dubai's The Pointe on Wednesday, December 2 have been cancelled.

Organisers have cited ‘safety reasons’ for the cancellation of the show which was supposed to commence at 9 pm at the Palm Fountain.

"Due to safety precautions, all firework display shows at The Palm Fountain will be cancelled until further notice. Furthermore, the live orchestra will no longer perform as expected. Palm Fountain shows will go on as usual," said a statement issued by organisers.

The property also took to Instagram to announce that the ‘fireworks show was cancelled due to new regulations imposed’, however, a magical fountain show ‘Let’s Aim for the Sky’ will take place at 6pm as scheduled.

The show will feature 128 musical fountain jets dancing along to a never-heard-before composition by Emirati composer Ihab Darwish, t's without the accompanying live orchestra as previously advertised.


Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for 10 years. She has a keen interest in writing about issues that plague the common person and will never turn down a human interest story. She completed her Bachelor in Arts in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves travelling and Audible is her favourite mobile application. Tweet at her @wordjunkie88

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