I went and checked on Gulfnews. He is right!! The sheikdh stated all "festivities" were to be cancelled: Gulfnews: Mohammad orders cancellation of New Year celebrationsI don't think the organiser of the one we're going to is cancelling.
Who comes up with these rumours?
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the cancellation of all New Year celebrations in Dubai on Wednesday as an act of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Food & drink served but no fireworks.
It looks as though some NYE events may go ahead tonight.
Most hotels that we spoke to confirmed that dinners would be going ahead but that their would be no fireworks or celebrations.
The Arabian Park Hotel, The Monarch, Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Crowne Plaza, Taj Palace Hotel and The Capitol Hotel have confirmed to Time Out that their dinners will go ahead tonight.
The Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Habtoor Grand, One & Only Royal Mirage, have all told us that they should have a decision by 10am.
More to follow….
Time Out Dubai 31 December 2008