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How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai

December 18, 2018 / Dubai

The year’s most important party night is just around the corner; it’s time to start planning! To help you top off your seasonal celebrations, we’ve found the best ways to party and celebrate on New Year’s Eve in Dubai, whether you’re with your family, friends or partner.

Light up Burj Khalifa

It just wouldn’t be New Year‘s without a spectacular firework display. Burj Khalifa’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are back by popular demand along with a water-music display at the nearby Dubai Fountain. Watch the world’s tallest tower light up at midnight and then beat the late-night, car-park competition by hopping in an Uber ride to whisk you back home, or onto the after-party.

Party at Atlantis, The Palm

If you’re looking for a family-friendly party to ring in the new year together, you can’t get much more glitz or glam than Atlantis, The Palm. This year, they’re holding their annual gala on the beach from 7pm to 3am. Fireworks, a feast and live entertainment will make sure you have a night to remember and, to make it even better, kids go free!

Spend an evening at the Opera

When it comes to parties for the grown-ups, check out the Dubai Opera where the Black and White Party will be going strong from 7pm to 2am. There’ll be live music from Chinua Hawk Band and sets from DJ C and the award-winning DJ Said Mrad. Just before midnight, head outside for a VIP viewing of the fireworks at Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain water display.

Cruise in the Arabian Gulf

Start the year as you mean to go on: in style. A cruise across the water is a beautiful way to bring in the new year, with front-row seats to the fireworks without having to fight your way through the crowds. An Uber ride can drop you off right at Dubai Marina for a night of dancing on deck, and pick you up afterwards while you recover from rocking the boat.

Do it all at Global Village

A grand circus, a 300-performer parade, fireworks, food, films—Global Village really knows how to throw a party. This unique festival park makes the most of its all-encompassing entertainment options for NYE in Dubai by bringing them all together for the celebration. You’ll find live performances in dance, music and more as well as a whole host of culinary surprises.

However you decide to spend the night, make sure your New Year celebrations in Dubai are ones to remember and kick off 2019 with a bang!