Dubai is one of the liveliest cities in the world, especially during the winter months, i.e. between November and March. The Winter season in Dubai is pleasant, a major relief from the harsh summer months.
This is the time when the city becomes all the more splendid with some amazing events like the Dubai Shopping Festival, Global Village, etc.
It is a delight to visit the city as there is something or the other to see and experience during this period, especially on New Year’s Eve. Whatever you want, a grand celebration or a marvelous time, Dubai promises you a memorable New Year’s eve.
Here are 7 reasons why you should celebrate New Year’s party in Dubai.
Burj Khalifa Fireworks
One of the most popular ways of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai is watching the Burj Khalifa fireworks. In fact, the innovative and marvelous New Year fireworks at the tallest building in the world are watched by everyone worldwide.
Every year, just as the clock strikes midnight, the Burj Khalifa performs awe-inspiring fireworks, based on different themes. While the Dubai Fountain is the best place to watch these fireworks, Burj Park, Souk Al Bahar, Umm Suqeim Park, Jumeirah Beach, and Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard are some of the best spots to see these fireworks.
Remember to reach the destination at least by 10 PM if you do not want to miss the fireworks, as the roads of Dubai are jammed till midnight on New Year’s eve.
New Year Parties
If you want to dance your way to the New Year, there is no dearth of parties in Dubai. Glitzy, glamorous, and fun, the New Year parties include an amazing ambiance, delicious food, free-flowing drinks, and feet-tapping music.
DJs from all over the world are invited to Dubai for the New Year parties. Some of the best New Year’s eve parties that happen in Dubai are at Barsati, the Cavalli Club, the Bahri Bar, Warehouse, Atlantis the Palm, the Penthouse, etc. If you want to attend one of these parties, make sure to make a reservation in advance as these parties are highly popular and get booked quite fast.
If you are in Dubai on a holiday along with your kids, you would be glad to know that most of these parties have a dedicated kids’ section, where your children would be entertained while you have the time of your lives, without any worries.
If you want to be away from the madness of the city but still want to be a part of Dubai’s New Year celebrations, going on a dhow cruise would be a great idea. This is one of the most relaxing ways to enjoy New Year’s eve with your family and friends.
You can go for a standard dhow cruise or a luxury yacht, as per your interests and budget. The dhow or yacht would cruise along the Dubai Creek or Dubai Marina, giving you the chance to watch the splendor of the city in all its glory. You would get to feast on a delicious buffet meal and sip on some amazing drinks as well.
The best part is that you would have an unobstructed view of all the brilliant fireworks that happen in Dubai while on the cruise.
If being amidst thousands of people is not your idea of ushering the New Year, celebrating your New Year’s eve in the desert would be perfect for you. New Year’s Eve celebrations at the desert safari begin early in the evening with an adventurous dune bashing ride and other adventurous activities. You also get to see the last sunset of the year in the most gorgeous setting of the desert.
Once the sun goes down, the desert camp is lit with beautiful lights, and you would be treated to amazing performances by belly dancers and Tanoura dancers. You also get to enjoy a delicious meal, complete with BBQ, salads, main courses, and mouthwatering desserts.
As the clock strikes midnight, you would also be able to enjoy some marvelous fireworks in the star-lit sky. To make the most of New Year’s eve, opt for an overnight desert safari in Dubai.
Beaches of Dubai
If you are not a party person but want to have a fun time with your friends or family during New Year’s eve, head to one of the public beaches of Dubai. Be it Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach, or JBR Beach, you are sure to have the best Dubai New Year’s Eve celebration here.
Bring a picnic or get some food from one of the restaurants, cafes, or food trucks here and enjoy the food and beverages while watching the sunset or playing some fun beach games. The best part about celebrating New Year’s eve at the beaches of Dubai is watching the fireworks at midnight.
If you are Jumeirah Beach, you would get a great view of the fireworks that happen at Burj Al Arab. As the beaches are quite popular with the locals on New Year’s eve, make sure to arrive early (as early as 4 PM) to get a good spot.
One of the favorite spots for locals to spend their New Year’s eve is a visit to Madinat Jumeirah, the largest and one of the most luxurious resorts in Dubai. The most popular thing on New Year’s eve is the extravagant gala dinner that the resort hosts every year.
Apart from the scrumptious food, guests are also treated with amazing live entertainment, fire dancers, musicians, and free-flowing champagne. If you want to skip dinner, you can enjoy the performances and head to Jumeriah Beach with a picnic basket. Moreover, while at Madinat Jumeirah Beach, do try the abra ride for a marvelous experience.
If you are a music lover, spend your New Year’s eve at the Dubai Opera. While Dubai Opera puts up amazing music shows and events almost every day, the New Year’s Eve celebrations are something else altogether. You get to enjoy the music of some of the most popular DJs and musicians at the Dubai Opera on December 31.
The place is open for people from the age of 12. You can book a table of 2,3, 4 or 8, as per the number of people in the group. Enjoy some good music and dance performances from 8 PM till 2 in the morning. Also, you get to witness the fireworks of the Burj Khalifa, as Dubai Opera is close to the world’s tallest tower.
If an epic New Year’s Eve celebration is what you are wishing for, Dubai would not disappoint you. Head for a holiday to Dubai during this time and experience one of the most memorable New Year celebrations of your lifetime.