Dubai is one of the most exciting cities to ring in the new year! High rise buildings, mesmerizing fireworks, parties, clubbing scenes, and the overall pomp and show makes it sizzle with excitement. There is so much to do for everyone during Dubai New Year that it has become one of the most happening year-end destinations in the world. And just in case if you’re going to celebrate your new year there, here’s how you can make the most of your New Year’s Eve in the grandest way possible.
1. Watch The Fireworks In Dubai
Dubai New Year is one of the best occasions to witness the spectacular fireworks marking the good times ahead and here are some spectacular places where you can dazzle your senses.
1. Burj Khalifa
The New Year fireworks celebration at Burj Khalifa is one of the best in the world and truly mesmerizing. Tourists and locals flock in thousands to watch this highly watched TV event live from various areas like Dubai Fountain, Souk al Bahar, Burj Park, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Al Manzil Plaza and of course, the roads! And yes, travelers who are staying at a hotel in the vicinity of this grand architectural marvel have the advantage of witnessing this great spectacle from the luxury of their hotel.
2. The Palm Jumeirah
One of the most exciting places to celebrate New Year in Dubai, fireworks here take the shape of a palm and offer so much splendor that it will become hard for you to believe you’re on earth. For those who want to ring in the New Year with a bang, this is the place to be.
The best places to view the fireworks are Kite beach, Jumeirah beach, and hotels around the palm.
3. Burj Al Arab
Another fantastic place to celebrate Dubai New Year, the fireworks display by this ultra-luxury hotel is a treat to the senses. It is an excellent option for those who find the Burj Al Khalifa to be a crowded affair and for those who want to be dazzled to the next level.
One of the best places to view the fireworks show at Burj Al Arab is Umm Suqeim Park, in front of Dubai Police Academy, Jumeira beach, and Madinat Jumeirah.
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2. Attending Epic New Year Parties in Dubai
Dubai plays host to some of the most insane New Year parties in the world every year. From VIP performances to celebrities to fireworks and amazing food, there is no better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai than this. So if you happen to be here on the last night of 2017, you’re in for some crazy parties!
Popular places to party in Dubai include Nasimi Beach, Mina Seyahi, Barasti Bar at the Le Meridien and yes, the Atlantis on the Palm which is now a legendary place for a new year party in Dubai. Sandance Beach at the Atlantis also usually plays host to top DJ’s so that you can dance the night away.
3. Take A Dubai New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise
One of the most romantic and spectacular experiences during the Dubai New Year is the Dhow Dinner Cruise. Gliding along the Dubai creek on a beautifully lit dhow experiencing fireworks and having a delicious meal is one of those rare things in life one should never miss. There would be a midnight cake, champagne, and of course the beautiful company of the night sky and its dazzling fireworks.
4. Indulging In A Fabulous Dinner In The Company Of Fireworks!
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There is no doubt that Dubai has some of the most amazing restaurants in the world but only some of them offer a spectacular view of the fireworks during the Dubai new year. So to help you plan your perfect eve in the company of loved ones and the dazzling night sky, here are your best options.
- 360° Restaurant and Bar
- Atlantis – The Palm
- Madinat Jumeirah
- Downtown Dubai: Apart from being the most happening place in Dubai for parties, Downtown has some of the most awesome restaurants that offer an excellent view of the fireworks in Burj Khalifa.
5. Going On A Beach Picnic On New Year’s Eve
One of the best ways to celebrate the Dubai new year with family is by going on a picnic to one of the public beaches at Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). This is not only an inexpensive way to watch the fireworks for free but is also a great way to welcome the new year with your loved ones. But just like all the crowded places in Dubai during the new year, it is recommended you come in a bit early to reserve your spot.
6. Celebrate Dubai New Year With A Desert Safari
Dubai desert safari is one of the most exciting and colorful ways to welcome the new year. From dune bashing to sunset views to a colorful evening lined with activities like belly dancing, buffet, and henna painting – travelers can welcome the new year in the most traditional manner with a desert safari experience. And yes, the night is most definitely lit with a fireworks celebration.
We hope the above reasons are enough to convince you that the Dubai New Year is really one of the most special celebrations in the world. And just in case if you’re planning a trip there, it so happens, we can help you. Simply choose a Dubai Tour Package and wait for our call.
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