Dubai celebrates New Year with eye-catching fireworks display at the Burj Khalifa

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The thick fog people woke up to in the morning in Dubai finally gave way to a spectacular fireworks display as thousands gathered to mark the start of 2017.

People watched fireworks shoot from the sides of the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building - in a show that was also streamed live online.

Fireworks explode at the Burj Khalifa.
(Kamran Jebreili/AP)

Just before the fireworks at the 828-metre (2,716ft) building, private security guards stood every 50 metres as metal barriers blocked off pavements to keep the streets around the Burj Khalifa clear for roaming emergency vehicles.

Fireworks explode at the Burj Khalifa.
(Jon Gambrell/AP)

Celebrations went ahead in full swing, despite fog warnings from the UAE's National Centre of Meteorology & Seismology, saying that visibility had dropped below 100 metres in most areas.

Fireworks explode at the Burj Khalifa.
(Jon Gambrell/AP)

The spectacular show has got people thinking:

Yup, we know the feeling.