New Year’s in Dubai – A preferred holiday destination

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching so you will want to find the perfect place to go for this celebration. Well, Dubai is the ideal location, as it is home to the world’s biggest pyrotechnics fireworks display. The emirate presents a truly huge and spectacular fireworks show with crowds of onlookers that come here to watch the excitement and colors that light-up the sky at midnight of December 31.

Did you know that Dubai is amongst the top city break destinations and is currently ranked first as a New Year’s Eve trending destination?

A New Year’s party like no other awaits you in Dubai. Residents and visitors are expected to party throughout the night. Popular venues for parties include the ballroom of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers and the Barasti (a bar at the Le Meridien, Mina Seyahi on Nasimi Beach) that features DJ Jazzy Jeff and international DJ’s playing. Many other clubs and bars in Dubai will also host parties where people will be able to dance into the wee hours of the night/early morning.

So Why Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai? It provides epic fireworks displays, all-night dance parties, and one-of-a-kind grandeur that makes the New Year’s festivities more memorable. Simply put, Dubai offers an experience of a lifetime not possible anywhere else.

New Year’s Eve is a big deal in Dubai. Year after year, the city has come to be a prime destination for the midnight of December 31. Get ready to experience a city-wide celebration unlike anywhere else. Downtown Dubai is the place to be this New Year’s. It is where festive celebrations sparkle.

Dubai is a multi-cultural city that will not let you or the family down with its variety of choices. Some of the most popular hotspots for New Year’s Eve are the beachfront parties overlooking fireworks by the beach coming from Burj Khalifa (and Dubai Fountain Show), Burj Al Arab (accompanied by an enchanting sound and a light show) and The Palm Jumeirah Island. These are the three most iconic locations on New Year’s Eve to watch fireworks. It’s free and fun for the entire family.

The Observatory Restaurant on the 52nd Floor of the Marriott Harbour hotel on the Marina offers fabulous views too. It is one of Dubai’s best-kept dining secrets for an affordable meal. As the Marriott Dubai Harbour’s definitive destination venue, you will be able to enjoy modern cooking and unforgettable views over the Arabian Gulf.

Those who can afford it may also want to stay at Atlantis – The Palm, Dubai. With four New Year’s Eve packages to choose from, it offers one of Dubai’s finest abundance of festive family extravaganza activities in the area.

Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina New Year Cruise, with each voyage offering a spectacular three-hour event, are also ideal proposals for the evening with a great ‘Dhow Party’ experience. This provides an awesome New Year Eve celebration to admire the sights of Dubai and have live entertainment shows onboard with a multi-course international buffet dinner, champagne at midnight, New Year cake and firework displays from the water. Those interested may enquire at

New Year’s Day (January 1st) is a holiday for all in UAE; therefore, all UAE workers will have a long weekend to celebrate the New Year.

Fireworks have always been a tradition on New Year’s Eve in UAE. But, did you know that Dubai set the world record for the largest and longest fireworks display? Well, it did for the New Year’s Eve 2014 celebrations. Spectators enjoyed the remarkable fireworks demonstration that lit up the sky during a world record-breaking fireworks display (with 500,000 fireworks) that lasted around six minutes.

Overall, Dubai has the edge over other New Year destinations in the world for its celebrations during New Year’s Eve.

New Year's in Dubai - A preferred holiday destination

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