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Dubai See the New Year in Without Fireworks

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- 564 days ago -
This has to be the way forward, how many thousands of pounds/ dollars etc have cities around the world spent on fireworks,for NYE damaging the ozone, worrying animals wild & domestic, that money could be better spent -well done Dubai leading the way


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. (0)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 4:04 pm
Well,that's something.👍

Christeen A (312)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 4:24 pm
Thank you Dubai.

Nita L (127)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 4:31 pm
Beautiful and nothing was harmed to bring in the year. Shared. Thank you Wendy

Kathy G (42)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 4:31 pm
That was absolutely amazing and beautiful. Definitely the way to go. Let's hope the rest of the world will follow.

Janine V (106)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 4:34 pm
Brilliant ~ Thanks, Wendy!

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 4:58 pm
Thank you

Shanta B (47)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 5:00 pm
Noted and shared . Thanks Wendy

Beryl L (78)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 5:07 pm
I'll have to come back later on and view this. No gigs no good. if it's a laser show I've seen those before and they are really cool I can't wait to view this and see what it is thank you Wendy.

MmAway M (520)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 6:33 pm
Wendy I had to watch this on the site not your video...Beryl maybe that is what you are talking about!

Anyway ~ TY xxoo I did pay attention to your forward!

Happy New Year!

Sally A (67)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 6:36 pm
Noted Wendy. I think that is great of Dubai doing this.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 7:07 pm
A wonderful initiative ! I have been telling people for years that fireworks are BAD for the environment & our animals who suffer. Also the ridiculous huge expense could alleviate homeless suffering & a myriad of other good causes could benefit.

penny C (83)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 8:25 pm
Thanks Wendy.

Laurie H (818)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 9:29 pm
Hats Off to DUBAI!!!!! ONLY Way To Go!! Progressive Thinking and I So Hope the Rest of the World follows their lead!!!! BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY with no negative issues for humans, animals or our ailing environment!!! Will Share Dear Wendy, with Much Appreciation!!!~XOXO~

Angel W (238)
Tuesday January 2, 2018, 11:24 pm
Well done Dubai and thank you for sharing Wendy x

Animae C (508)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 12:30 am
Any place that doesn't use filthy disgusting polluting fireworks has my approval but personal i would rather look at the clear night sky.

TY Daz

Animae C (508)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 12:31 am
OOPS that's thanx to Wendy & Daz for forwarding!

Roslyn McBride (26)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 2:16 am
That's by far a better way to celebrate.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 2:58 am
Dubai was great behaving like this.

Joan H (121)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 3:51 am
As an ex Londoner I'm appalled at the cost the London firework display must cost, whether sponsored or not b business. There are so many deserving causes that could use the money instead of sending it up in smoke. Laser displays are by far the way to go. The environment could also do with the help.
Thank you for all who have commented.
kind regards, Joan

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 4:02 am

well done


Sylvie A (190)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 4:19 am
Noted. Thank you

Claudia A (64)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 6:18 am
:) Thank you!!!!

Winn A (179)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 6:40 am

Ivonne C (120)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 6:44 am

Roberto MARINI (88)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 7:23 am
noted, thanks

Corinne G (36)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 7:38 am
Great ! Thanks Wendy and Joan !

Dawn M (141)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 10:37 am
Great Wendy!

Dawn M (141)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 10:38 am
Thank you Wendy and Joan! :)

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 10:42 am
Noted, Thanks

Sandi C (90)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 12:23 pm
noted. thanks Wendy.

TOM TREE (247)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 1:21 pm

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 1:56 pm
Well done

wendy k (165)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 3:19 pm
Thanks for noting everyone, in 2016 the most expensive display cost £1. 4 million pounds, the display lasted approx 9 minutes !!! -
and that doesn't take into account, the hidden cost - "eg" security, street cleaning, and council officials wages, most of that cost was handed to council tax payers, or what the equivalent is in other countries..-
that still doesn't take into account - cost, - to our one and only planet, which we share with all breathing beings,
.I know it wont happen quickly,=( there's money to be made by producing explosives) , - but every journey starts with one step forward, - no matter which way you're facing.-
also- i still think it is madness to sell explosives,- in the same place you buy groceries, ? !!
- finally like all things, the more people who ask for "light shows" - the better they will get, thanks everyone xxxxxxx

Margarita R (24)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 3:26 pm
thanks, well done

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 3:56 pm
Noted. Thank you.

Glennis Whitney (393)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 5:19 pm
They way to go. Thank you for forwarding Darren Thank you for caring and sharing Wendy

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 5:20 pm
Very pretty....I tuned in at the end.

Glennis Whitney (393)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 5:22 pm
The way to go Thank you for caring and sharing Joan

Eternal G (734)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 5:44 pm
Much more civilized than the usual loud and polluting mess.

Glennis Whitney (393)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 5:47 pm
The way to go Thank you for caring and sharing Joan

Janet B (0)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 8:22 pm

Lucy S (45)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 9:01 pm
Thanks, Wendy. Noted!

Sue L (73)
Wednesday January 3, 2018, 9:10 pm
A creative and festive celebration. Very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing Wendy.

Sara P (52)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 2:59 am
Glad to note dear Wendy, thanks to let us know and thanks for sharing!

Anne Haarhoff (52)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 6:27 am
Noted and impressed. Thank you, Wendy.

Pietro Maiorana (0)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 8:07 am
Ottima scelta, complimenti!!

Richard A (2)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 2:08 pm
Thank you.

Naomi D (43)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 3:15 pm
Yes, Dubai always does this. Water/light/music showas are spectacular. Too bad so expensive.

Helga S (99)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 3:26 pm
Wow - impressive! What a great idea. What a respectful attitude toward earth, environment, animals and not at least toward humans too! I hope this goes around the world and other cities and villages may follow suit in future. *so touched*

Helga S (99)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 3:35 pm
Thanks Joan for the forward!! Noted and shared at Facebook and Pinterest.

Jessica C (0)
Thursday January 4, 2018, 9:47 pm

Heather D (22)
Friday January 5, 2018, 2:50 am
Thanks for sharing Wendy

S J (124)
Friday January 5, 2018, 4:16 am
Meows Wendy

Michael F (173)
Friday January 5, 2018, 10:59 am
Thank you for sharing this !!!

Janis K (129)
Friday January 5, 2018, 9:44 pm
Thanks Wendy!

Alexia B (17)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 11:13 am
Kudos to Dubai! May many more follow your example until the day that fireworks are banned once and for all.

Virgene L (53)
Saturday January 6, 2018, 12:12 pm
How lovely! This non-polluting quiet display is beautiful. So much safer for all.
I'm sure there is a cost and wonder how much to set it up, but hopefully it is less than loud, short-lived fireworks. Hope it catches on here.
Thanks Joan for forwarding and thanks Wendy.

Kathleen W (0)
Sunday January 7, 2018, 10:32 pm
I'm usually unimpressed with the computer programmed laser displays on the American TV show The Great Christmas Light Fight. But this was stunning and of course, serves a much greater purpose. Thank you Wendy!

Millie O'Connor (155)
Tuesday January 9, 2018, 2:15 am
Perfect! Thanks, Wendy!

Miia Suuronen (44)
Tuesday January 9, 2018, 12:59 pm
Well done Dubai!!!

Kay M (47)
Wednesday January 10, 2018, 9:28 pm
Good evening -thanks for the heads upon this great u-tube video --WENDY- HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERY ONE sincerely KAY M.

Barry AWAY T (936)
Thursday January 11, 2018, 8:08 am
Noted. And thanks for posting that. Like many kids I grew up loving fireworks. So I get it - but now it just makes me cringe.

Tina F (113)
Sunday January 21, 2018, 2:14 pm
Thanks Wendy for the good news! Great for the environment, animals and us humans!
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