The city’s best New Year Eve celebratory spots

Dubai’s legendary New Year’s Eve celebrations are world-famous for a reason, and this year is no exception. As the countdown gets closer, we predict the best places to be as the clock strikes 12.


In Dubai, New Year’s Eve and fireworks are pretty much synonymous. The city is known for hosting a magnificent display of lights every year that attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators around the world. This year isn’t expected to be any different, with extravagant pyrotechnic shows at Burj Khalifa and a water-music dance at The Dubai Fountain.

Burj Khalifa & The Dubai Fountain 

You can’t imagine a better view of Dubai’s most awe-inspiring New Year’s Eve celebration than from the very footsteps of Burj Khalifa. Thousands gather along the waterfront of the Dubai Fountain to catch the spectacular light and water show at midnight, so make sure to get a headstart. Arrive as early as 6pm to avoid traffic and grab a top spot. Or, book a table at one of the famous restaurants lining the waterfront by The Dubai Mall to guarantee yourself a good seat. Just make sure to plan ahead as roads and access to the Downtown area will be restricted on the night for crowd control.

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