During New Year’s Eve, Dubai is the city whose celebrations are telecasted all around the world. It is an extravaganza like no other. But why watch it on TV when you can actually celebrate New Year in Dubai.
Just grab a 7 days Dubai visa, and you will be on your way to having the most amazing New Year you have ever had. We’ll guide you on anything and everything Dubai.
Atlantis, The Palm’s Royal Gala
One of the best places to visit in Dubai is Atlantis, The Palm, and on New Year’s Eve, they host a royal gala where you can dress up in your best clothes, and enjoy the evening with the movers and shakers of Dubai. This party is attended by many famous people and is one of the biggest events in the city. The food is to die for. You have caviar, lobsters and other rich dishes that you normally wouldn’t eat. There’s also a live band that keeps playing till the morning. There’s a separate under-the-sea themed party for your children. You are surely going to have a memorable time here.
Dubai’s Famed Clubs
Dubai’s night clubs are famous all over the world. They host some wild parties that go into the wee hours of the next day. So, during New Year’s Eve as well, they have crazy parties that go well into the next day. You can expect to see and hear some of the top DJs in the world, who fly into the city just for the parties. There’s food, there are drinks, and there’s non-stop music. What else does one need to have a great New Year’s party?
The Dubai Opera
If wild partying is not your thing, here’s one of the best places to go in Dubai – the Dubai Opera. Bring in the New Year with some class, culture, fabulous meals and breathtaking views. There’s a memorable performance by the London Orchestra that will take you to a different time. After the invigorating performance, you can choose to dine inside the Dubai Opera House, or you can do an al fresco dinner and catch the views of fireworks at the Burj Khalifa. Post-midnight, there’s a party with a DJ for entertainment.
New Year’s Eve at the Sea in a Dhow
Why not have a great party on the sea in a Dhow? Dhow cruises are extremely popular and one of the best ways to spend New Year’s. Aboard the Dhow, you can enjoy drinks, an international style buffet, and delicious cake. There are also Tanura dancers who perform this ancient dance form. The night ends with you on the top deck, taking in the views of the fireworks that are lit all over at city at the stroke of midnight. Another brilliant thing you can do is book a whole Dhow just for your family and friends, and host the best New Year party at the sea.
The Date at the Pierchic
How does a quiet date at the Pierchic with your special someone sound? Well, it is not going to be that quiet as there will be a band and a DJ as well. Most importantly, you will get a cozy table with a view of the iconic Burj Al Arab. But the main star of the evening will be the food. You have a menu chock-full with international cuisines. You will be served a 5-course menu that will satiate all your senses. Then all that is left for you is enjoy the fireworks and dance the night away.
New Year in the Desert
One of the best things to do in Dubai is the desert safari, and you can do it on New Year’s Eve as well. Enjoy activities like dune bashing and camel riding in the desert during the day. Close to the night, you will be taken to the beautiful desert camp where you will further get to indulge in activities like falcon show, traditional clothing photography, henna painting, shisha smoking and more. You will be served unlimited amounts of Arabic coffee, which is best enjoyed by the bonfire. There’s yummy food in the form of BBQ food, but on New Year’s Eve, the spread is even more elaborate. And finally, the dance performances start and go well into the night. There’s belly dance, Tanura dance, and fire dance to keep you entertained. Then it’s time for the New Year celebrations at 12. The desert is a fabulous place to celebrate a unique New Year.
Fireworks at Burj Khalifa
Why go anywhere else when you can simply catch a good place in downtown Dubai, and enjoy the Dubai Fountain and the fireworks at the Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa is the most popular of all Dubai tourist attractions for being the tallest building in the world, but on New Year’s Eve, it becomes fireworks central. Though the fireworks of the Burj Khalifa can be seen from afar, it is better to get as close as you can so you will get dazzled by the whole extravaganza. It feels like you are seeing a whole show, and you will be left wanting more. The atmosphere is something else.
On New Year’s Eve, Dubai transforms into a host for the world to come and enjoy the beginning of the New Year. The above mentioned are some of the amazing places and things to see and do in during New Year’s Eve, but there’s a whole lot more. You will be spoilt for choice.