Looking for a way to make your friends and family erupt with jealousy? Casually mentioning your New Year’s Eve holiday to the city of gold is sure to produce the green lava effect.
Forget staying in with a pizza and a bottle of wine while Jools Holland croons in the background, live it up in Dubai this NYE with our recommendations.
Be blown away by fancy fireworks
Boasting an Olympic sized ice rink, 900 foot long fountain and 1.5 hectare park, Downtown Dubai is hardly the village green. Add a huge selection of ritzy restaurants and the world’s tallest building into the mix and you’re looking at a seriously good NYE spot.
Impressive colours will explode into the sky come midnight as Burj Khalifa lights up with fireworks. And that’s not all.
Last year the emirate’s downtown area and the world’s tallest building were transformed into one of the brightest illuminations yet seen thanks to the six-part firework, laser and record-breaking LED show. And it’s likely that this NYE will be bigger and better.
Set sail on a voyage across the city
Embark on a swish voyage across the Persian Gulf with friends, your partner or family. The New Year’s Eve Party Cruise will take you along Dubai Creek for 3 hours so you can take in spectacular views of the city skyline at night. Aside from superlative views, guests can expect a 5 star buffet menu prepared by the outstanding Movenpick Chefs.
Entertainment wise, you can enjoy live entertainment, including traditional Tanoura dance, and a live singer. And let’s not forget the DJs who will be on the decks spinning the best hits from the past 12 months. A full bar will also be in service providing an extensive selection of beverages so you can raise a glass to welcome the New Year.
When the clock strikes midnight, you’ll get to watch the impressive fireworks display from the boat, and see in the New Year in spectacular style.
Embrace an Extraordinary Night of Music and Dancing
For something a bit different, head to the Jumeirah Emirates Towers and dance the night away in the ballroom. And not just any type of dancing – belly dancing! If you’ve never tried your hand at this before, NYE is the night to shake that belly and have some fun.
The world’s only 7 star hotel is known for its extravagant NYE celebrations, but this year the Burj Al Arab are pulling out all the stops with their Brazilian carnival extravaganza. Attend the soiree in your fancy dress glad rags and experience the high life.
The Atelier Festival is another great place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai. Previous years have showcased headline acts like Snoop Dogg and other popular music artists. Similar big name performance artists are expected again this year so it’s well worth checking out the biggest festival in the Middle East this NYE.
The Nasimi Beach party of Dubai may be one of the oldest celebrations for New Year’s Eve in the city, but you know what they say about old, right? Let us remind you: old is gold. And that’s certainly the case with the Nasimi Beach Party. With the DJs playing the hottest tracks, amazing entertainment from top performers and a phenomenal fireworks display, this much anticipated celebration on the sand is an unforgettable finale to the year.
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