New Year in Dubai 2019 - A Guide To Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dubai

Dubai a hot-spot during New Years' eve. With insane fireworks and the possibility to enjoy some of the grand New Year's celebrations for free in Dubai, it is no wonder that tourists start pouring in the emirate from the neighbouring countries and the rest of the world around this time. Whether you want to party or sit in solitude within the comfort of the walls; whether you wish to enjoy with your family or someone special, Dubai has something to offer for everyone and all types of budget. Fireworks, parties, dinner, dancing, Dubai can easily be your personalized NYE celebrations getaway; if you happen to know exactly what to do.

All The Ways to Celebrate New Year in Dubai
Here are some of the Best Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dubai

1. The Dazzling Fireworks

New Year in Dubai 2018

The fireworks in Dubai constitutes some of the best NYE celebrations 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 at traffic. You can't really choose a favourite because everyone has their own kind of tastes.
The top three places where the fireworks happen on a grand scale:

The Astounding Burj Khalifa Fireworks

New Year in Dubai 2018

The tallest tower in the world, The Burj Khalifa already attracts millions of tourist to visit Dubai. During New Years, however, the tables turn. More than the tourists it is the localities who are hyped to go to the Burj Khalifa. The reason? Well, the fireworks!

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 the 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! If all of this is too much for you, then don't worry. You can watch the fireworks from literally any part of the main city because they are ginormous!

Be Startled by The Atlantis Fireworks

The Greek Gods believed Atlantis to be so perfect that it was a utopia. Of course, this could easily be labelled as a myth, but what matters the most is that the Atlantis Fireworks can literally be labelled as utopian. Often overshadowed by the Burj Khalifa fireworks, the Atlantis Fireworks truly demonstrates a one-of-a-kind show.

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. With colours bright and fancy, every second spent here at the mid-night would leave you awe-struck as a child.

Gaze at Fireworks from Umm Al Sequim Beach

You would find this beach less crowded than other spots and that is just one of the good things here. Pack your dinner and have it here; just relax at the beach while waiting for the fireworks. An ideal evening would be spent something like this: Witnessing the last sunset of the year at the aptly-nicknamed, 'The Sunset Beach', going for a swim, ordering food, and just laying down till the fireworks begin. What a way to enjoy the last night of the year!

But that isn't even the best part. The fact that the beach is conveniently located in the middle of both The Burj Khalifa and The Atlantis. This 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 the top! There's a chain reaction that goes off when the clock strikes 12. And the sight alone could just make you tear up.

Tips: Parking is going to be a huge issue, so make sure you turn up in comfortable clothing and footwear because you wouldn't want to go walk for 20 minutes back to your car in a pair of 6-inch heels.
New Year in Dubai 2018Dubai's Party scene is dedicated to that inner party animal who just needs one right tune to get started. And times likes the NYE you'll find some of the most insane parties. During the last week of the year and the first week of the next, Dubai manages to bring some of the top DJs in the world to play an unforgettable night for you.

Most of the major clubs and hotels have something planned. We are listing our top picks below:

2. Zero Gravity New Years Eve Party 2019 Dubai

The Party of the Party People, Zero Gravity will be the rendezvous for the one who can Dance all night. The Al Fresco beach club will the centre of attraction this New Year's Eve, with different zones offering alternative themes like the Helter Skelter, Ritual and SuperNatural. The crowd will be controlled by DJs Jax Jones and Sigma.

Early bird tickets AED199, on door tickets AED395, all-inclusive package AED999.

3. Attend New Year Parties in Clubs


Barasati is one of those clubs which are evergreen favourites. So, you can damn well be sure that they'll step up their game at NYE. Besides, this year Dutch DJ Laidback Luke is performing so the NYE would be a little more than just special. 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

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'd happen there. However, it doesn't just end there. Featuring DJ Diego and his sick beats, you'd also get unlimited beverages, hot and cold canapes. This is great for those who love to party but at the same time hate crowds!

Price: AED 995 inclusive of everything

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. Don't forget to take your friends who have really good camera quality in their phones because the entire venue would be decorated into a winter wonderland which you may want to flaunt on all your social media platforms.

Price: AED 950 (unlimited drinks for women), AED 1150 (unlimited drinks for men), AED 1650 (four-course meal and unlimited drinks).

4. Experience The Magic of Dubai Opera on New Year Eve

New Year Eve, Dubai Opera
Go for a royal dinner and celebrate the start of the New Year by watching a stellar show at the Dubai Opera. But if you thought this was boring, just wait till the clock strikes 12, and the DJ takes over letting the crowd go wild to the classic beats. That's right The Dubai Opera has all kinds of entertainment to suit all your needs!

Price: From AED 2500-AED 3500

5. Dhow Cruise on a New Year's Eve

Dhow Cruise, Dubai
If the fireworks, parties and fancy dinners are just too mainstream, then the city has a solution for that too. Board the traditional dhow cruises or even the popular cruises, to escape the crowd but feel the New Year's vibes. 350 passenger vessel with onboard live entertainment and a lavish feast prepared by the professional chefs so that you can literally ring in the New Year with luxury. Watch the fireworks from various parts of the city while you sail across the creek in silence and serenity. If you wish for a simpler and a 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. 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. One can call the RTA (8009090) to inquire more and book tickets.

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.

6. New Year Desert Safari in DubaiDesert Safari, Dubai

The 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 the 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 can be from different tour operators but the price range starts from around AED 400.

The bottom line is, the crowd here is far more excited for New Year's celebration than the rest of the world. Some places begin their planning for the next NYE event from as early as January of that year. So if you'd be disappointed at any one of the unique ways of celebrating the New Year in Dubai, well, we can't really help you!

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