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  • Writer's pictureEmily Jackson

Top Things to Do in Dubai On a New Year’s Eve

Whether you’re a local, expat or a tourist, Dubai is undeniably one of the best global cities to welcome New Year. Boasting a cornucopia of choices for partying, dining, and of course, anything if you wish to do something distinct or exotic, this classic destination goes all out to promise visitors an outstanding New Year’s Eve experience.


Ringing in the New Year against the backdrop of magnificent fireworks displays is sure to provide you with a Dubai New Year’s Eve experience of a lifetime. These wondrous pyrotechnics are launched from not one but multiple places across the city, as the clock strikes 12 in the midnight, thereby forming one of the world’s biggest firework shows.

Burj Khalifa

We are very much excited to see the fireworks bursting down through the world’s biggest man-made structure. You can take in this breathtaking spectacle by standing at the foot of the 828-meter-high-structure itself from a convenient vantage point anywhere within or adjacent to Downtowns, such as Burj Park, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Business Bay, Sheik Zayed Road or even the newest Dubai Water Canal. Looking for a more imperial fireworks viewing experience? Consider booking a table at one of the restaurants within Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Mall or Address Hotel or join the special New Year’s Eve Gala accompanied by mesmeric Dubai Fountain show.

Burj Al Arab

The enchanting fireworks presentation at the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, which is often dubbed as the world’s only seven-star hotel, is second to none! To best appreciate this unsurpassed view, consider a spot near Kite Beach or Jumeirah Beach or make your way to Madinat Jumeirah, boasting some great points to feast your eyes.


The imperial five-star resort, Atlantis, The Palm, is another place which you can head out to witness fireworks splendor. You can reserve beforehand special New Year’s Eve Royal Gala or Atlantis Gala Dinner Under the Stars with the special Kids Go Free deal. Alternatively, witness it from Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk or opt for one of the many hotels or dining venues in the vicinity to absorb the views.

Global Village

Enjoy spectacular fireworks at the Global Village. Visit pavilions representing various countries and eat food from different parts of the world. This one of a kind fair is suitable to all ages and will not disappoint!

Party Your Night into the new year at These Venues

For night owls and hardcore party animals, the following bars and night venues will host the exciting-ever New Year’s Eve party in Dubai.

Carnival Party by the Creek

Bundle up for an exciting New Year experience with the New Year’s Eve Carnival Party at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Creek. Complete with gala dinner and live entertainment by DJ Olga, the party begins at 21:00 hrs and lasts till 1:00 hrs. And the rates start at AED 399.

Skydance at Cavalli

If you’re looking for a super upscale spot to welcome the new year, then the space-themed Skydance Party at Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai is the venue to be. You can go for its unlimited beverage tickets (AED 900 for ladies and AED 1100 for gents) or consider an all-inclusive package (AED 1650) with an Italian set menu and drinks. So, get ready to immerse yourself in its futuristic ambiance while taking an intergalactic ride into the New Year. The bar will remain open till 3:00 hrs, but the dinner is made available from 21:00 hrs to 23:00 hrs only.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve aboard A Traditional Dhow

A scintillating combination of great food, live entertainment, attentive service, and intimate ambiance, the dinner cruise is yet another great choice if you’re looking for an alternative way to celebrate the new year. As the Dhow sets sail for an extraordinary three-hour cruise around the stunning sights of Dubai Marina or Dubai Creek, you can take delight in a multi-course buffet dinner and also get a chance for a champagne toast at midnight. Be in awe at the dynamic spectacle of the glittery city skyline, get entertained by DJ performances, and have up-close views of fireworks from the middle of the water, before this special New Year’s Eve cruise comes to an end.

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