December 9, 2023

Spooky in Dubai! A drone show near the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa has stunned the internet.

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The United Arab Emirates city of Dubai hosted the Halloween 2023 festivities in style.

Burj Khalifa and the people of Dubai celebrated the spooky season with a special drone show on October 31, 2023.

Halloween which is observed on October 31 annually takes place the evening before All Saints’ or All Hallows’ Day. It is a non-religious festival that is mostly celebrated in Europe and North America.

Halloween usually sees people dressing up like their favorite film, TV series, or comic book characters and heading to parties. The celebrations also see people indulging in scary beings such as ghosts, skeletons, witches, vampires, and much more.

On Halloween Eve, residents, as well as tourists in Dubai, got to witness a spectacular drone show that was organized by the Geoscan group.

Geoscan Group as per their website is a Russian manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). They also develop photogrammetric data processing and three-dimensional data visualization software.

The now-viral video was shared on Instagram by Bucket Listers on November 1, 2023. The video sees drones shaped as a skeleton, and seemingly sticking to Burj Khalifa.

The video has impressed the internet. “Imagine someone from the Middle Ages seeing this,” an Instagram user wrote. “SOOOO cool!” another expressed. “Wow,” a third wrote. “At a certain angle, that bone kinda looks like a… Put that “leg” down, sir!!!” another wrote.

The video clip has also gone viral on the microblogging platform X, formerly Twitter.

Halloween famously known as the spooky season is usually associated with fun activities including people pulling pranks, wearing masks, dressing up in costumes, partying, as well as trick-or-treating.

Last year, Halloween which was banned in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until a few years ago, was celebrated in the capital Riyadh. The world was stunned to see several people hitting the streets in Riyadh dressed as monsters, bank robbers, witches, and more.

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