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From Burj Khalifa To Sydney Harbour: World Welcomes New Year 2022 With Dazzling Fireworks

Australia, United Arab Emirates, North Korea, as well as New Zealand, have commemorated New Year 2022 with dazzling fireworks and lightning

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As another year with COVID-uncertainty has passed, people all around the globe have welcomed the year 2022. Countries in their own unique way have embraced the new year celebrations. Various countries, including Australia, United Arab Emirates, North Korea, as well as New Zealand, have commemorated the new year with dazzling fireworks and beautiful lightning. The United Arab Emirates marked the arrival of the New Year 2022 with incredible fireworks, stunning laser lights, and drone exhibitions, with have been combined with live entertainment. 

The Burj Khalifa fireworks performance ushers in 2022 with spectacular light, water, and sound effects.

Due to its fireworks display, Ras Al Khaimah set two Guinness World Records, as per the Khaleej Times.  The spectacular fireworks were matched with modern and energetic music, which reflected a new mood of optimism in the UAE leaders' New Year's wishes. Meanwhile, Expo 2020 Dubai impressed the audience with a midnight ball drop inspired by Times Square that the second's countdown till 2022. All these events took place with rigorous COVID safety precautions. 

New Year 2022 celebrations 

In addition to this, North Koreans withstood the cold weather to welcome the new year with a big outdoor concert and fireworks extravaganza in downtown Pyongyang on Friday. Fireworks show near the Taedong River marked the start of the year 2022 in North Korea. 

Furthermore, Australia kicked off the new year celebration with a bang, with stunning fireworks sent off beneath the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Harbour. Early in the evening, several fireworks were set off to give smaller youngsters a taste of the main event. The primary festivities of Sydney New Year's Eve are two firework displays, one which happens around 9 p.m. known as Family Fireworks and the other is the Midnight Fireworks. 

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Australia’s neighbour, New Zealand was among the first countries to replace the conventional fireworks show with a low-key lighting display shown onto Auckland landmarks such as the Sky Tower as well as Harbour Bridge. New Year's festivities in Auckland were characterised by fireworks lighting up the night sky and beams above the SkyTower at Auckland Harbour Bridge. 

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