Here are some of the Best Ways you can Celebrate New Year in Dubai:
1. Watch the Dazzling FireworksThe fireworks during the Dubai New Year are some of the best in the entire world. What's more satisfying is how these are for free and can spread joy to even those stuck in their homes or in traffic. You can't really choose a favorite because everyone has their own kind of tastes.
The top three places in Dubai where the fireworks happen on a grand scale:
A. The Astounding Burj Khalifa FireworksThe tallest tower in the world, The Burj Khalifa, already attracts millions of tourists to the city. During New Year, the fireworks here are one of the most televised and popular in the world. People from far and wide come to have a final countdown of the year in its footsteps. However, you aren't only treated by the delightful fireworks but also the light and water show that happens at midnight.
Tips: You'd understand by now that when one of the most televised events take place, turning up earlier than expected is clearly a good idea. So make sure you arrive as early as around 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM to take a nice spot otherwise you can book a table at one of the outdoor restaurants of The Dubai Mall. They do prove to be an extremely costly affair, but hey, at least you have a nice view!
B. Be Amazed by The Grandeur of the Atlantis FireworksOften overshadowed by the Burj Khalifa fireworks, the Atlantis Fireworks truly demonstrates a one-of-a-kind show and is something one must experience when looking for things to do during New Year in Dubai.
Tips: To get not only a splendid view but also a fantastic feel; reserve a room for yourself in The Atlantis that weekend. If that goes slightly over your budget then go for an early long drive in the Palm Jumeirah, choose a nice location and stay there until midnight.
C. Gaze at the Magical Fireworks Display from Umm Al Sequim BeachThe fact that the beach is conveniently located in the middle of both the Burj Khalifa and The Atlantis ensures that you'd get to see both of their fireworks from a prime spot. Witnessing the Burj Al Arab's fireworks is just the cherry on top! There's a chain reaction that goes off when the clock strikes 12.
Tips: Parking is going to be a huge issue, so make sure you turn up in comfortable clothing and footwear to be prepared for a long walk from the parking area to the spot.
2. Attend New Year Parties in Clubs
Barasati is one of those clubs which are evergreen favorites. So, you can damn well be sure that they'll step up their game at NYE. You can never leave Barasati disappointed; that isn't even possible, so yeah, come here if you want a guaranteed night of fun!
Price: AED 210 for entry
B. Bahri Bar
The Bahri Bar provides spectacular views of the Burj Al Arab, so yes, this would be a great way to see the fireworks that would happen there. However, it doesn't just end there. This is great for those who love to party but at the same time hate crowds!
Price: AED 995 inclusive of everything
C. Cavalli Club
The Cavalli Club is known for being a bit too extra when hosting an event. And since they proudly proclaimed that their NYE party would be the most extravagant party in the city, the message needs to be taken very seriously.
Price: AED 950 (unlimited drinks for women), AED 1150 (unlimited drinks for men), AED 1650 (four-course meal and unlimited drinks).
3. Experience The Magic of Dubai Opera on New Year's Eve
Go for a royal dinner and celebrate the New Year in Dubai by watching a stellar show at the Dubai Opera. When the clock strikes 12, the DJ takes over, letting the crowd go wild to the classic beats at the Dubai Opera!
Price: From AED 2500-AED 350
4. Dhow Cruise on New Year's Eve
If the fireworks, parties, and fancy dinners are just too cliche for a Dubai New Year plan, then board the traditional dhow cruises or even the popular cruises to escape the crowd but feel the New Year's vibes. Get aboard 350 passenger vessels with onboard live entertainment and a lavish feast prepared by professional chefs, which will allow you to ring in the New Year in Dubai with a different kind of luxury. Watch the fireworks from various parts of the city while you sail across the creek in silence and serenity.
RTA Cruises: If you wish for a simpler and cheaper way to experience the same thing, then the government-run Roads and Transport Authority has the perfect plan. The RTA has been gearing up to launch special offers and more events only for you at a much cheaper rate. You can now board the Water Bus the Dubai ferry, or opt for a more traditional ride, the Abra, and experience the thrill by witnessing the fireworks happening all over the Dubai Water Canal.
Price: The prices for the traditional dhow cruises start from around AED 700 while yacht cruises prices start from AED 1400. For the RTA experience, the price range can be from AED 125 - AED 450.
Timings: The trips will start at around 10:30 PM and continue until 01:30 AM, while the Dubai ferry trips will commence at 09:00 PM and end at 01:30 AM.
Bookings: One can call the RTA (8009090) to inquire more and book tickets.
5. New Year Desert Safari in DubaiThe city is essentially a desert, so to enjoy the NYE in a more traditional way, go to one of the vast stretches of sand, which frankly won't be that hard to find. Head for a desert safari or similar packages and live that one night you'd perhaps never forget. Tuck in a delightful barbeque dinner and enjoy unlimited refreshments whilst getting entertained by live music, dance, and games. You can also get a traditional henna tattoo, dress up in traditional outfits, or ride a camel. Cut the New Year's cake when the clock strikes twelve and just dance the rest of the night away!
Price: The packages vary from different tour operators but the price range starts from around AED 400.
6. Dine in Style: New Year's Eve Dinners
Book a reservation at a high-end restaurant offering a special New Year's Eve menu. Many establishments have themed evenings, gala dinners, and outdoor seating with excellent views of fireworks.
7. Party on the Beach
If you love the sea breeze and open spaces, consider attending a beach party at Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach, or other waterfront locations, where DJs, live music, and a buzzing atmosphere await.
8. Shop and Celebrate at Malls
Explore the malls like The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, and City Walk, which often host festive events, live performances, and captivating decorations, creating a lively shopping and entertainment experience.
New Year's Eve in Dubai is a grand celebration, and the city pulls out all the stops to ensure a memorable experience. Whether you prefer a lively party, a lavish dinner, or watching fireworks with family, Dubai has something to offer for everyone. Make sure to plan ahead and choose the celebration that fits your style!