Where to Celebrate New Year in Dubai

Where to Celebrate New Year in Dubai

The New Year is the best time to visit Dubai where you can experience the culture and new era as well. If you want to celebrate the New Year in Dubai, there are many places that you can go. You can start by taking a helicopter ride over the city, or you can go for an evening dhow dinner cruise. You can also watch fireworks at Burj Khalifa tower or Desert Safari with your family and friends on the last day of December. I am going to reveal 5 such places where you can celebrate the new year in Dubai, let’s Start.

Start the Day by taking a Helicopter Ride


If you have an adventurous spirit, taking a helicopter ride is not just for tourists. It is a great way to see Dubai in a different way and experience the city from above. You’ll be able to view iconic landmarks like Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, and more as well as explore some of the lesser-known areas of Dubai such as Business Bay, The World Islands and Jumeirah Lake Towers where many expats live.

It’s also fun and exciting! The pilot will take you on a tour around Dubai before landing at JBR Walk where there are plenty of places to explore or relax with friends or family. If watching fireworks isn't enough for you then why not watch them from above? This is what we did last year when we flew over Downtown Dubai with our friends - it was absolutely amazing!

Go for an evening Dhow Cruise Dinner


If you're looking for a traditional cultural experience, consider going for a dhow cruise dinner. It's a great way to celebrate New Year's Eve on dhow cruise marina in Dubai with friends and family. Dinner on board the traditional wooden boats are served buffet style. The dining area features outdoor seating with views of the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel with live entertainment by local performers.

While you're out at sea, you will be able to enjoy fireworks sparkling in the sky from both sides of the water line at midnight!

Watch the New Year's Firework at Burj Khalifa


The fireworks will be set off from the roof of the Burj Khalifa, so it's best to arrive early. Entry tickets are free and can be collected at the gate on a first-come-first-served basis. There is no allocated seating area, so you'll have to find your own spot or stand along one side of Sheikh Zayed Road, which runs alongside the tower. Bring some snacks, drinks (non-alcoholic), warm clothes as it gets cold in Dubai around sunset time, and maybe even a blanket if you want to sit on the grassy areas! 

Welcome the New Year at Desert Safari


One of the best ways to welcome the New Year is by celebrating it with Desert Safari, which is an experience for all ages. You will get a chance to see the dunes and sunset in Dubai, and also have fun on a camel ride. With its thrilling rides, stunning views, and delicious food, this is a great way to celebrate your New Year's Eve!

To celebrate the New Year desert safari you need not worry about booking tickets or getting lost on your way there, because the organizer will take care of everything from setting up the camp, food, dance, and everything else so that you can enjoy your time without any hassle.

The next day go to Dubai Mall for Shopping


The next day, you should head to the Dubai Mall for some shopping. The mall is the largest in the world and has everything from a ski slope to an aquarium. You can spend hours exploring this amazing place, but if you plan on heading there on New Year's Eve itself, we recommend pre-booking your tickets online at least three weeks in advance so that you don't have to worry about waiting in line later.

If you're looking for something specific on which to spend your money (or someone else's), check out these stores:

  • Burjuman Centre - This building hosts many of Dubai's top brands like Zara and H&M as well as local favorites including Lulu Hypermarket and Carrefour supermarket. It also has restaurants such as Mcdonald's or KFC if hunger strikes while running around all day long!
  • The Galleria Mall - This is another popular hangout spot with people who want something different from what they could find at other malls around town by offering unique experiences like bowling alleys or cinemas where you can watch movies without having paid anything towards them beforehand either too!


To sum up, Dubai is a great place to spend New Year. There are numerous things you can do here, including going on desert safaris and watching firework displays, which will make your holiday memorable. If you want to go for a desert safari, book in advance as these packages fill up quickly.


If you like to party in style, Dubai is the place to be! Dubai has got so many great options for you to celebrate the New Year. From watching the fireworks at Burj Khalifa, going on a desert safari or enjoying some shopping at Dubai Mall, there are so many things one can do here. Just make sure that your wallet is ready for all these expenses as it may drain out soon!

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