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Why Dubai is a great place to visit during New Year?

As the year draws to a close, the excitement of saying goodbye to this year and welcoming the New Year is intense. If you're looking for an unforgettable experience, look no further than Dubai. This vibrant city, known for its glitz and glamour, transforms into a spectacular celebration hub during Christmas and New Year's Eve. Here's your ultimate guide to making the most of the festive season in Dubai!

1. Dazzling fireworks at iconic landmarks

Dubai's New Year's Eve festivities are celebrated with breathtaking firework displays at its famous landmarks. The Burj Khalifa takes centre stage, lighting the Downtown sky with a mesmerising show of lights, lasers and fireworks. Head to the Dubai Mall early or book a table at one of the many restaurants to get the best view.

Bluewaters Island, Dubai Festival City Mall, Atlantis and The Palm are other prime spots to catch the dazzling spectacle.

2. Rock the night away with music

If you want a night of music and glamour, here’s an amazing place! Don't miss the chance to ring in the new year at Atlantis where The Palm's New Year's Eve Gala features the legendary English musicians. With a 30-piece live band, a lavish buffet and live cooking stations, this premium venue promises an unforgettable experience.

3. Yacht party extravaganza

You can level up your celebration by chartering a yacht and gliding along the moonlit waters of Dubai. Witness the city's skyline lit up by fireworks as you enjoy a private party with friends.

Xclusive Yachts and Amwaj Al Bahar offer luxury yacht experiences with tailored menus and expert staff showcasing their superior culinary skills.

4. Bedouin-style desert celebration

Do you want to spend New Year’s Eve peacefully, away from the city's hustle? If you just nodded and smiled, consider Dubai's desert offerings. You can experience curated desert safari packages with live cultural entertainment and fireworks. Whether you spend the night under the stars or return to the city for the countdown, it’s your call!

Well, spending the night amid the dunes is a unique experience for a New Year's Eve!

5. Outdoor adventure in Hatta

Move out of the city buzz and venture to Hatta, a secluded resort by the scenic Hajar Mountains. You can opt for various outdoor activities, from mountain biking to kayaking, providing a serene backdrop for celebrating the New Year. Whether you camp under the stars or opt for a resort stay, Hatta offers a picturesque start to the year.

6. John Newman's musical extravaganza

Dress up and head to Rixos Premium Dubai for a gala dinner featuring a live performance by English musician and DJ, John Newman. Treat yourself to a sumptuous dinner, including international bites and seafood delights, as you dance the night away with chart-topping tracks.

7. Dubai Opera's fabulous farewell to 2023

Experience a glamorous celebration at Dubai Opera with talented artists and popular DJs. You get to enjoy fine dining with an exciting array set of menus and free-flowing refreshments. As the clock strikes 12, step outside the promenade for a front-row view of the legendary Burj Khalifa fireworks.

8. Beachside bliss at Zero Gravity

Bid goodbye to the year at Zero Gravity Dubai. This is the city's favourite beachfront entertainment destination. With acclaimed DJs, a lavish buffet and an all-day pool party, this beachside fiesta is the perfect way to welcome the new year. For a levelled-up experience, reserve a VIP table and enjoy unlimited food and beverages.

9. Mystical Garden vibes at Attiko

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at Attiko, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi's rooftop lounge. Choose between an outdoor terrace or indoor restaurant table and indulge in a four-course sharing menu. With a 'mystical garden' theme, Attiko offers a front-row seat to Palm Jumeirah's fireworks, accompanied by a guest DJ, saxophonist and renowned singers.

10. CÉ LA VI: A night of elegance

Count down to the New Year in style at CE LA VI, with live performances by Britain’s Got Talent’s swing band. Enjoy a front-row seat to the Burj Khalifa fireworks, accompanied by delicious Michelin Guide-featured dishes. The minimum spend is AED 5,000 per person from 8 pm until late.

With its diverse offerings and grand celebrations, Dubai is the ultimate destination in which to welcome the new year. Whether you dance the night away with international artists, embark on a yachting adventure, or savour a tranquil desert escape, Dubai has something for you.

Make this New Year's Eve an unforgettable experience in the city of dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions about New Year Eve in Dubai

Yes, it's worth it for Dubai's spectacular New Year celebrations that are some of the best experiences to witness in a lifetime.

Absolutely, Dubai is family-friendly for New Year's Eve, with various events and attractions.

The Dubai fireworks typically start at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, but make sure you check your booking space and timings to avoiding missing out on the opportunity.

Dubai can be more expensive during New Year due to the high demand for events and accommodation.

New Year's Eve in Dubai is an eye-catching spectacle with grand fireworks, light shows and vibrant celebrations throughout the city.

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