The best of fireworks, craziest parties, immaculate dining experiences, family fun for all age groups, shopping, raffles, and so much more, Dubai is set to outdo itself yet again New Year’s Eve 2017. The city is the leading entertainment and tourism hub of the world and the Dubai New Year’s Eve celebrations hold special importance in the city’s yearly celebration calendar. This is the time when Dubai makes casual world records in fireworks and décor (remember the Burj Khalifa and Palm island fireworks last year.)
So, if you’re in Dubai this New Year’s Eve, here are the best things to do during your stay.
If you believe, New Year is all about family and friends spending time together and venue is secondary, then pack up for a picnic. Celebrate the New Year by spending time with your loved ones at a . All you need is a beach mat, some snacks and drinks, and your family. Head to one of the public beaches at Jumeirah or Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). There are thousands of revelers at the beaches who gather to welcome New Year against the backdrop of the beautiful waters and spectacular fireworks display. The most budget friendly way to spend your Christmas, make sure you go a bit early and pick one of the best spots for your family and friends.
Welcome the New Year while cruising on a Dhow cruise. The entertaining three-hour cruise takes you through the Dubai creek offering a majestic view of the Dubai skyline. Treat yourself to an amazing party and mouth-watering dinner aboard the traditional Arabian Dhow while soaking in the mesmerizing views. The dhow, beautifully decorated with lights provides you the perfect vantage point to view the mind-blowing fireworks display midnight. What better way to spend Christmas than on a floating boat under the beautifully lit sky.
Dubai is known to create its own benchmarks and break it every year, and it is an iconic fact in case of the three most iconic locations – The Burj Khalifa, The Palm Jumeirah, and The Burj Al Arab. The most popular attractions during New Year celebrations, these classic landmarks are crowded with residents and tourists alike. People start gathering at these locations from the evening to ensure they get the perfect spot to view the fireworks. Mostly, the fireworks are followed by a state of the art laser and light show which is a sight to behold.
Although there is no dearth of restaurants offering exotic feasts for New Year, preplan and book your reservations in advance as restaurants are packed during New Year’s Eve. Also, proper planning is required way in advance as these dinners are expensive and can make a dent in your pocket. But rest assured the entire experience will be worth it.
Following is the list of restaurants where you can have some exotic dinner
Atlantis the Palm:
One of the best places to be at in Dubai during New Year, Atlantis is right in the middle where all the action is. The Atlantis offers a series of different packages designed for New Year including the different selected restaurants. Live Music, Dancing, and Exotic cuisines are offered at the ringside seats where you can view the amazing fireworks while sipping delicious wine.
The heart of all action, downtown Dubai boasts of some amazing views. The crown jewel of all the fireworks, the majestic Burj Khalifa displays some of the most amazing fireworks views in the world. The biggest New Year’s Eve Parties in Dubai takes place here and starts at 8 p.m. every year. This celebration continues till the wee hours of the morning where the crowd gathers to welcome New Year. Enjoy live music and performances at the Downtown Dubai amidst lot of eateries, restaurants, and cafes.
360-degree Restaurant and Bar:
With a view to die for, the 360 degree provides an amazing sight of the Arabian sea and the Dubai skyline. The view of the spectacular fireworks at Burj Al Arab with the calm sea at the backdrop makes you forget everything. Delicious food prepared by the authentic chefs and live music is the perfect New Year Eve’s arrangement for one and all.
An unforgettable evening at Madinat Jumeirah:
With an amazing view of the fireworks at Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah provides an array of different cuisines such as Thai, Asian, American cuisine and many more. For the New Year’s Eve dinner, you’ll be in for a special treat of fire dancers, live entertainment, music and dancing. Make sure you get there early as parking is usually full at weekends. Relax and enjoy the festivities to welcome New Year in style.
Spend your evening with Desert Safari:
Welcome New Year in a truly Middle Eastern way with the exciting Dubai Desert Safari. The safari start from the designated pickup points taking you through the beautiful Dubai sand dunes, help you enjoy the quad biking, and finally lead to the Bedouin style set-up camp site. The camp sites are well prepared in advance to watch the beautiful sunset over the majestic desert. Live music, henna painting, and a lavishly spread buffet dinner is what you enjoy while lighting fireworks to welcome the New year.
There’s nothing more enjoyable than celebrating New Year’s Eve at a place where everyone is in a party mood, and Dubai’s New Year is every bit the best place to be.