As December comes closer we find ourselves getting more loud, crazy and excited. How can we not get excited about the New Year’s eve? Sure, 2019 is ending but if the end means partying, craziness, dancing and full-on fun we wouldn’t in anyways be disappointed. The vibes on the New Year’s eve are joyful and hopeful for the arrival of a new beginning. So, we will be searching for places that have the best New Year 2020 celebrations around the world!
Dubai is one such city that hosts the grandest celebration during the New Year. The Burj Khalifa fireworks are one of the most televised events during the New Year celebrations. With luxurious dining options, crazy parties, and architecture that breaks world records. Dubai stands out when it comes to celebrating the New Year. With the exquisite magnificence and host of splendid activities to do, Dubai can be your personal getaway for the New Year 2020.
Haven’t decided what to do in the last few hours of the dynamic 2019? From the dazzling fireworks to the classy dinners and the parties that go on all night till the wee hours of the morning, this is your guide to celebrating New Year eve 2020 in Dubai!
1. Do you wish to watch the Sky Light Up?
The best places where you can watch the sky illuminate with a thousand sparkling hues.
A New Year’s Eve without fireworks is definitely incomplete. The city’s iconic landmarks light up with fireworks to celebrate the arrival of a brand new year. The fireworks depict a new year full of lights, brightness, and positiveness.
1.1 Burj Khalifa
The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa will be hosting breathtaking fireworks on the NYE. You can get an amazing view of fireworks from the Dubai Fountains. Moreover, you can also book a table at one of the restaurants in Souk Al Bahar to see the fireworks while you fill your bellies with mouthwatering dishes.
1.2 Burj Al Arab
A fine-dining experience underneath the showers of a mesmerizing firework display in the sky is surely a treat that no one should miss. The Madinat Jumeirah has over 40 restaurants and lounges that offer delectable food along with a breathtaking view of the magical Burj Al Arab fireworks. If you are someone who wishes to watch the fireworks in peace, head to Kite Beach. You can lie on the sand and watch the sky light up with a million lights. A sight to behold, surely!
1.3 Atlantis, The Palm
Often outshined by the fireworks at Burj Khalifa, the Atlantis fireworks are a unique experience. The breathtaking fireworks can be seen by booking a room at the Atlantis The Palm. But, if that’s a bit costly, you can always go for a drive to Palm Jumeirah. You can find a great location and stay there till you witness the magical lights in the sky.
1.4 Global Village Dubai
You can witness the breathtaking fireworks not once but seven times in the Global Village Dubai. This is line with the New Year celebrations in different countries namely China (20:00 hrs), Thailand (21:00 hrs), Bangladesh (22:00 hrs), India (22:30 hrs), Pakistan (23:00 hrs), UAE (24:00 hrs), and Russia (1:00 hrs).
1.5 Dubai Festival City Fireworks
The Dubai Festival City Fireworks is a four-hourly show that starts at 9pm. It is one of the greatest sights to witness on New Year Eve. The colossal aquatic show that takes place at the IMAGINE theatre is an unmissable spectacle. The local and international bands playing at the venue will make you dance non-stop.
1.6 Firework Gazing from the Umm Al Sequim Beach
The Umm Al Sequim Beach, located in the middle of Burj Khalifa and Atlantis The Palm is a very appropriate place to see the fireworks from both the places. To experience the magic, you have to reach early as parking will be a problem. Additionally, prepare to walk a long way from the Parking to the beach to find an ideal location.
1.7Dubai Fountain-Lake Ride
Do you want to give a grand welcome to the New Year 2020? The light and fountain show at the Dubai Fountain Lake gives you a never- seen- before experience while you sail through the New Year on the traditional Abra boat. Witness the 900 feet fountain dancing to the beats of the music while shooting water, exhibiting a blast of colors and spectacular performance with 50 projectors.
The Burj Khalifa Lake Ride gives you a breathtaking view of the mystical extravaganza along with the views of the famous fireworks of the city. Don’t forget to grab the front seats for an incredible view of the eye-catching show while you sit on the boat. Grand…indeed!
2. Do you love luxurious dining?
Let the foodie in you rejoice with these amazing dining options!
2.1 Dhow Cruise Ride
If the fireworks, crowds, and fine dining are not your things, you can take a Dhow Cruise Ride to ring in the New Year. Set against the backdrop of the enthralling scenic beauty of Dubai amidst the record-breaking skyscrapers, the Dhow is a royal experience. You can see the fireworks from various parts of the city while you take in the beauty of your surroundings and sail into a brand new year.
2.2 Dinner Under the Stars with the Desert Safari
Dubai is essentially a desert and to experience it in the most authentic way a Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner is a must. What better day to experience the mesmerizing views of the desert than the NYE? You can relish some mouthwatering BBQ dinner and refreshing drinks. Also, get henna tattoos, get clicked in some traditional outfits or ride the camel on your trip. Ring in the New Year under the twinkling lights of the night sky while dancing your heart out. This is one of the most traditional ways to celebrate NYE in Dubai.
2.3 Dinner in the Sky
Listed in Forbes list of top 10 unusual restaurants. Dinner in the sky is one of the most unique experiences that you can have. What better day to enjoy this thrilling experience than the New Year? Relish mouthwatering food while you are suspended 50 m above the city. You can take in the hustle and bustle around the city from above. Also, witness the splendid fireworks in the sky.
2.4 Burj Khalifa Armani Meal
A luxurious food in the Burj Khalifa with Armani Meal is a perfect way to celebrate New Year’s eve. The lavish meal consists of authentic Mediterranean dishes along with International favorites so that you can choose from an array of choices. Along with the delectable food you can enjoy stunning views of the skyline.
3. Do you like to Party All Night?
Party like there’s no tomorrow at these iconic party places!
3.1 Barasati Beach
If you are looking for an amazing party on the beachside, then head to the Barasati Beach. Located at the spectacular view of the Marina and the Le Meridian Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, the place is famous for lovely Egg Benedict, pancakes and refreshing smoothies. People from all over the world visit the place to satiate their food cravings.
For the New Year, you can dance till you drop or you can sing along to the classical songs on the ground floor. The choice is yours!
3.2 Cavalli Club
The club famous for organizing some of the most famous parties in Dubai is a rage among the party-goers and fun lovers! Don’t forget to take your cameras with you because of the exquisite interiors and the splendid decorations will give you something for the Instagram stories and photos. The New Year party at the club promises to be an unforgettable experience that you will reminisce about after you leave!
3.3 The Roaring 20s Gala at the Atlantis The Palm
If grand, enchanting and elegant is your style then this Gala is just for you! The celebration starts with canapes. Champagne and performers inspired by the 20s era. After this, the 30-piece live band starts the entertainment lined up for the night. You can expect a night of glamour and glitz, luxurious dining, live cooking stations, and free-flowing Champagne and premium alcoholic drinks. All this against the backdrop of the stunning Atlantis The Palm. It is definitely going to be a night to remember!
3.4 Zero Gravity Party
Two of the biggest dance music stars, Jonas Blue and Jax Jones are coming to Dubai to headline the Zero Gravity Party. The party is being held at the Al Fresco beach club. The venue will be hosting a regular brunch from 1 pm to 5 pm. The New Year festivities start from 5 pm until midnight and come to an end with the spellbinding New Year’s fireworks.
3.5 Midnight Gala at the Madinat Jumeirah
The New Year’s Eve gala at the Madinat Jumeirah is an exquisite experience and it is a topnotch way to celebrate the New Years’ eve. Luxurious dining paired with an enchanting location and unparalleled hospitality makes` this place a must-visit at the NYE. You can witness the awe-aspiring fireworks happening at the Burj Al Arab which will be the highlight of the year ahead.
4. Do you love theater and Opera?
4.1 Head to Dubai Opera
Located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the first multi-format performing arts theater in the city is shaped like Dhow and reflects a deep-rooted Emirati culture. If you are someone who is inclined towards soulful music, this is your place to be for the NYE. Experience world-class live performance or exceptional opera at this iconic theater. It will leave you spellbound! You can also indulge in some royal dinner at the Opera to welcome the New Year. The Dubai Opera House lights up a little more during the musical night to become a part of the NYE celebrations in Dubai.
5. Do you love shopping?
5.1 Shop till you drop at the DSF
The Dubai Shopping Festival is making an early entry this year on 26th December 2019. This 32-day shopping extravaganza promises some amazing deals that you definitely can’t afford to miss. Shop for some amazing New Year gifts or clothes from here. Or after you are done with all the New Year parties, you can take some time out for some serious shopping!
With the most remarkable festivities and places to visit in Dubai Attractions during the New Year, we hope that our recommendations will make your New Year celebration the best one to date! We wish you a wonderful year ahead!