Dubai cancels all New Years celebrations

Tonight was supposed to be quite a party in Dubai, but the ruler of the nation has decided to cancel all celebrations out of support for the Palestinian people.

Dubai has long been a prime destination for some of the elite in the world, and the perfect location to celebrate the New Year in style. Sadly for them, they’ll have to celebrate in their hotel room with some room service Champagne and finger foods.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum made the decision yesterday evening (December 30th) and ordered all “concerned authorities” to take appropriate measures. After his announcement, several other surrounding countries announced similar cancellations, including Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

(Via/image source: Gulf News)