Finally, the 2684-foot tall Burj Dubai is set to open tomorrow after 5-plus years of construction. Officials say that “there likely will be thousands of curbside gawkers in addition to the 6,000 officially invited guests at the opening of Dubai Tower.” In other news, continue reading to watch Dubai’s New Years Eve fireworks show.

The area around Burj Dubai, adjacent to popular Dubai Mall, will be closed to traffic and secured by 1,000 police, including members of the bomb squad, specially trained commandos, state security personnel and teams of sharpshooters.

[via UPI]