Twitter’s Dubai New Year’s Eve Live Stream to be Fun for Users and Brands

Twitter is partnering with Emaar Properties to broadcast Dubai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations to global audiences via a live stream on Twitter. Read where you can tune in for this huge live event on Twitter!

Welcoming the New Year live on Twitter

The New Year’s Eve live stream will air from Downtown Dubai starting at 11:30 PM Gulf Standard Time (2:30 PM EST) on December 31. The event’s main highlight is Emaar’s new #LightUp2018 presentation. It will feature a specially-choreographed light show at the Burj Khalifa, and a water music performance at the Dubai Fountain.

Both logged in and logged out users can watch the live stream on the official Light Up 2018 Dubai page, and the @MyDowntownDubai account.

Viewers can also join the conversation about the event through a dedicated Twitter timeline. By using the hashtag #MyDubaiNewYear, you unlock a Dubai-inspired emoticon that you can add to your tweets.

This is the second time that Twitter is partnering with the real estate developer to live stream the Dubai New Year’s Eve celebrations. Twitter’s Head of Revenue for the Middle East and North Africa Benjamin Ampen expressed his excitement for getting to host the event again.

“We are excited to bring the Dubai New Year’s Eve celebrations to our users around the world again after a successful experience last year. No matter where you are, viewers will be able to watch a never seen before spectacle and join the live New Year’s conversation all on Twitter.”  

Ampen added that this year’s event will be something never before seen by the global audience. It’s a great time to use hashtag tracking tools so that you can see what everyone has to say about it!

Creating a more enjoyable experience

To help viewers enjoy the #LightUp2018 event more, Emaar is also launching a Twitter Direct Message service. By sending a direct message to @MyDowntownDubai, Twitter users can get a variety of information about the event, including:

  • The schedule of day-to-day activities leading to the celebrations.
  • A list of recommended hotels in the area.
  • FAQs for the event.

Emaar Properties Managing Director Ahmad Al Matrooshi said that the DM service will help give event goers the best experience during the celebrations.

A fun time for marketers

The #LightUp2018 live stream event is also going to be a great marketing opportunity for brands. Businesses within Dubai can ride the event to promote their services to event goers. Armani Hotel Dubai is one local establishment that has already taken advantage of all the excitement.

Meanwhile, global brands can use the event to discover potential customers. By talking about the event and using the #MyDubaiNewYear hashtag, you make yourself visible in the conversations. This will help in catching the attention of event viewers. From there, you can start a conversation with them that can eventually lead to promoting your services.

If Dubai is not a target market for you, look for those that are. Many different types of localized New Year’s hashtags will pop up in your area. The odds are good that they are already being advertised. Use the right tools to help you find trending hashtags.