New Year’s Eve in Dubai – 15 Best Places to Celebrate

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Spending New Year’s Eve in Dubai is the best idea to welcome the new year. The City of Gold is the most memorable and fantastic place to spend  New Year’s Eve.


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According to old sayings, the new year is a reflection of the way you welcome it. You can welcome the new year with loads of fun. There are plenty of places in Dubai that uniquely celebrate the new year every year. The skyscrapers like Burj Khalifa and Burj Arab are decorated with fancy lights. The fireworks at multiple places in Dubai are also worth-watching.

Here is the list of the places where the best events at New Year are happening. These places are celebrating the new year in their own way for many years. So, you can visit any of these places with your folks.

Happy New Year!

1 – Burj Khalifa

No one can deny the beauty of the world’s largest building, the Burj Khalifa, as it is one of the top tourist attractions of the UAE. For the past couple of years, this beautiful building has been setting up new records with its extraordinary fireworks on New Year’s Eve. On the last night of December, you will witness amazing fireworks along with the laser show that makes the night extraordinarily beautiful. You can buy a ticket to Burj Khalifa, but if you fail to do so, you can still enjoy the fireworks at the Dubai Mall. The sky of Downtown Dubai is going to take your breath away at New Years’. The live fireworks show will go live at 8:30 pm so that all the world can watch the beautiful show.

Dubai Palm Jumeirah New Year 2020

2 – Atlantis the Palm Dubai

One of the most beautiful places to visit on New Year’s Eve is Atlantis. This is one of the most crowded places even on normal days but on New Year’s Eve, this place is extraordinarily crowded. So it is a better idea to grab your ticket by the start of December to mid-December. There are multiple packages available with different amenities for travelers. You can enjoy live music, dance and other entertainment activities. Along with that, you can enjoy mouth-watering cuisines from the world’s best chefs. At midnight, you can enjoy the fireworks live at The Palm.

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3 – Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is one of the most iconic hotels in Dubai. On New Year’s Eve, this place is all set to celebrate in its own way. From the exclusive firework show to the sensational music and delicious food, this place offers the most exclusive event of the year. You can enjoy beverages at Sahn Edgar before the gala dinner at Terrace. After that, you can count the final moments of the year and welcome the new year with a glass of premium French bubbly. After that, the DJ performs an upbeat set of music to create a magical environment and people dance under a magical canopy.

Fun fact: Burj Al Arab has the record for setting up the longest firework show.

4 – Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Souk Madinat is not only a well-reputed and famous place to spend the new year but it celebrates Christmas in the most attractive way. This market is quite popular for its decorations that attract thousands of tourists in Dubai. On New Year’s Eve, they display fireworks once it ticks 12 am to welcome the new year. At Souk Madinat, you can enjoy the food as there are a variety of dine-in options. Just head towards this market early so that you can shop before the new year rings in. This place is located at King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.

Dubai Creek at night

5 – Luxury Dinner at Dubai Cruise

If you are looking for something more comfortable to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Dubai, then you should head towards the Dubai cruise. This place allows you to enjoy New Year’s Eve from the comfort of glass-enclosed and air-conditioned luxury vessels. The boat is floating in the sea and at night time and offers spectacular views from the open terrace of the boat. The terrace and outdoor deck allow you to enjoy the shimmery skyline under the sky. You can’t only enjoy the fun-based evening but also the stellar view of Dubai landmarks. Dubai cruise is highly recommended if you are in Dubai as a couple and looking for something more cozy and private. Moreover, try booking in advance to avoid crowds and hassle on New Year’s Eve.

6 – Amazonico Dubai

If you are a party lover then you should head towards Amazonico as it is hosts a massive party to celebrate New Year’s Eve. It is basically a Latin American inspired restaurant that offers American cuisines. The New Year’s Eve party has a theme of true disco style and that makes it the best place for teenagers and adults. This restaurant will be transformed into a studio 54 haven with glitters, neon lights, and disco balls. You can enjoy the live show at the Lounge of Amazonico as the band will play disco-bossa nova. Along with music, you can also enjoy the mouth-watering feast in the restaurant. Countdown to midnight at 12 as DJ plays back to back disco tunes till late night. Located at DIFC pavilion Dubai.

Desert Safari at sunset

7 – Safari Desert Dubai

If you want to celebrate the new year away from the city hustle then head towards the golden sand dunes of Dubai. Just hire an SUV and drive towards safari desert after pm so you can also enjoy the mesmerizing view of the sunset. Till midnight, you can enjoy several activities like sandboarding, motorbike racing, etc. To make your night extraordinarily memorable, bring your tents or hire the camps so that you can enjoy an incredible night under the sky. There are plenty of food options like BBQ, Salads, many main course dishes, and desserts. You can enjoy camel rides, sheesha, and Arabic coffee with incredible belly dancing at Safari. And, it is indeed the best style to end your year.

8 – New Year’s Dubai Parties

Dubai hosts plenty of New Year’s Eve parties in the different areas and there is no better way to countdown the last moments of the year than dancing your way into it. To satisfy the party animal inside you, hit up Barasti beach that is decorated with a coyote ugly theme. The other options include Atlantis the Palm Dubai that is a part of rock band KISS and a warehouse for a Gatsby-themed party. For a jungle-themed party, you can visit The penthouse for a legendary party. You can dress up casually to enjoy the last day of the year. Moreover, many parties have dedicated areas for kids that keep the kids entertained as well.

Global Village at Dusk

9 – New Year’s Eve at Global Village

You can head towards Global village to enjoy the new year celebrations in the best way. This market is renowned among locals and tourists so it must be crowded. This place is ideal to celebrate New Year’s Eve as it represents the new year’s culture and tradition of 75 different countries around the world. The music and fireworks are also worth mentioning. Head towards this market a little early to enjoy the shopping with your folks and enjoy the fancy dinner. Later at midnight, countdown with people around and welcome the new year with fun-based things. Furthermore, there are fun-based activities for kids like Carnaval so your kids will stay pretty entertained as well.

Hatta - Dubai

10 – Hatta Adventure

If you are more into outdoor activities and don’t like the city hustle and bustle then leave the city glamour behind and head towards Hatta in your rental car. It is the best time to get away from all the noise and pollution and enjoy some peaceful moments close to nature. The Hatta mountains are located at the border of the UAE and Oman. You can enjoy plenty of adventures here like Kayaking, zip-lining, mountain biking, and many more. You can head towards natural treasures and cultural attractions like Heritage village or Hatta lake if you want to travel at a slow pace. You can stay overnight at Chic Hatta Damani Lodges to enjoy the glamping site in the town.

11 – Kyo Restaurant Dubai

If you are a real foodie, you must be looking for any fancy food place on New Year’s Eve. To enjoy Japanese cuisine, you can head towards Kya restaurant as this place set-up the special menu for New Year’s Eve. There are outdoor seats so that the customers enjoy the New Pointe Fountain show through the night that is filled with Jumeirah fireworks. You can enjoy the best selling dishes and fresh seafood. You can start with the tasty appetizers like Tuna Avocado, Salmon Tataki Sashimi, Wakame, Sushi Platter, etc. The main course includes Citrus Guajillo Octopus and short rib Teriyaki with delicious scrumptious Hazelnut spirit. This place will be opened from 8 pm to 1:30 am and you can enjoy an all-inclusive dinner for around 1600 AED.

12 – Zuma Dubai

If you want to end your year in style, head towards Zuma Dubai. This restaurant is located at Gate village 06, podium level that is close to International Finance center Dubai. The first sitting starts from 7 pm to 9 pm for families while the second one starts from 9 pm onwards for late-night revelers. You can reserve your table in the restaurant and lounge to enjoy the amazing meal. Choose anything from the carte menu and book the table in the bar to enjoy the amazing eve. The dinner per person will cost around 1000 AED.

Burj Al Arab depuis Jumeirah beach

13 – Al Mahara Burj Al Arab

If you are willing to spend more and your pocket is not restraining you, there are just too many places for you to enjoy the new year in Dubai. Al Mahara will remind you of the best fairytale you ever heard as there are too many galas and restaurants to dine-in. Along with that, you can also get involved in a simulated submarine ride to the underwater inspired seafood. You can enjoy the in-depth experience of underwater life. This place offers the 6-course European feast at almost 8000 AED per person with a signature French bubbly on New Year’s Evening.

14 – Dubai Opera

The ring at Dubai opera with eminent musicians at Dubai opera that features the best artists like Dj Said Mrad, DJ saif and sound, and Carrie Gibson Nuvo Soul band. This place makes sure to start the new year with a great band and it is open to the age group from 12 and above. You can book tickets for different tables and the event starts at 8 pm and it goes on until 2 am. It is one of the most hyped shows of this season. It’s a must-visit New Year’s Eve if you are a music lover.

Kite Beach. Dubai

15 – Kite Beach

To enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks, there is no better place than the kite beach. It is one of the best and family-friendly places and you are going to love it. You can watch the amazing fireworks or Burj Al Arab. Also, you will be able to enjoy an amazing New Year’s Eve away from the city hustle. The entry is totally free and makes this place totally budget-friendly. Bring your camera to click some worthy shots with your friends and family.


Here we will wrap up our details of the best places in Dubai to celebrate New Year’s Eve. All these places are incredible and you can choose any of these according to your mood and nature. Just keep in mind to do hotel and flight bookings in advance to avoid the messy crowd. Furthermore, contact Car Rental Dubai company to get your dream car online. Happy New year in Advance.

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