Dubai rang in the new year last night by shooting flames out of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. If you ever wondered what a half-mile-tall sparkler looks like, watch the above video.
Somehow, New York’s celebrations managed to be even more gaudy than Dubai’s. In case you missed it, a summary: The ball dropped, thousands of people wore hats sponsored by a lotion company, and a sweater-wearing Mayor Bloomberg danced with Lady Gaga:
2012 Fireworks In Burj Khalifa, Dubai [BuzzFeed]