SignetRing has compiled and sealed a definitive guide to New Years Eve in Dubai. Whether you like it budget or extravagant, quite or bustling with energy, we have a comprehensive list to match any style.
Dubai New Years celebration on a budget
Where : Pack a Picnic on the Beach
What’s special: It’s the most budget friendly option. Ring in the NY with Family and Friends with a stunning display of fireworks as a backdrop. PS: Get there way in advance to snag the perfect spot
Dress Code : Beach friendly
House parties : House parties are not just a budget option for New Years in Dubai, but also the most comfortable for everyone. Request your guests to bring their favorite drinks, keep the dance floor tight with some selection of good music and watch the Dubai Fireworks on Tele.
New Year at Global village - Dubai’s seasonal food and entertainment haven with 27 pavilions and 78 countries represented , Global village, is lining up an entertaining evening for the big night with a number of performances, stage shows, rides and carnivals. There is also a count down to New Year 7 times and fireworks to match in sync with New Year timings in 7 of the countries represented : Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Dubai and Istanbul.
Price : AED 15 - general admission, Aed 99 for a family pack (family of 4)
Firework show at Riverland Dubai - As the clock strikes 12, Riverland Dubai is putting up a splendid fireworks display over the canal bride.
Fireworks at Dubai Festival city - IMAGINE is set to light up the sky over Dubai Festival city with 4 enthralling fire work displays at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm and 12 am being the grand finale.
Dubai New Year on a Dhow Cruse -
Sail straight into 2019 with a three-hour cruise while you enjoy magnificinet Dubai Marina views or Dubai Creek views. Raise a glass and give a toast with family and friends as you revel in a multi-course buffet dinner and soak in the best party of the year .Enjoy DJ performances and let the stunning views of fireworks get you in the mood.
Price : Prices varies with different Dhow Cruise companies. Cruise Party at Marina costs Aed 850 for an adult and 750 for child.
Dubai New Years with amazing Dubai Fireworks displays at these vantage points
Bur Khalifa Fireworks - Enjoy A dazzling display of fireworks beneath the 828-meter-high iconic Burj Khalifa - The worlds tallest building. Put your party hat and watch the spectacle at any of the amazing restaurants within Address hotel, Dubai mall ( Alfresco restaurants facing Burj Khalifa), Souk Al Bahr.
Burj Al Arab Fireworks - Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach or Madinat Jumeirah makes a great spot to soak in the picturesque views of the fireworks and visual extravaganza at Burj AL Arab.
Atlantis Dubai Fireworks - You can reserve beforehand special New Year’s Eve Royal Gala or Atlantis Gala Dinner Under the Stars with the special Kids Go Free deal. For panaromic views of the fireworks, flanked by palm views, head to Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk or restaurants in the area (ensure to book prior as its a busy season). Atlantis The Palm, Dubai is also putting up a world-famous Under The Stars Gala Dinner with exclusive Kids Go Free Offer*
If you are one who is not satisfied with viewing one firework, but want to catch all 3 firework display in Dubai then I have good news for you. RTA has announced a special offer on Monday 31st December 2018 for a series of aqua journey which gives you the opportunity to witness all 3 fireworks display.
Water Bus trips - Price : Aed 125, children under 2 years go free. Timing : From Marina Mall at 10.30pm
Dubai Ferry cruises - Price : Aed 300 for silver class and Aed 450 for gold, children aged 2 to 10 pay half price, Under 2 years go free.Timing - From Marina Mall ,Ghubaiba and Al Seef stations.
Abra ride - Price : Aed 125, children under 2 go free. Timing : From Dubai Festival City, Ghubaiba Station and Jaddaf Station
For more info visit : www.rta.ae
Dubai New Years with Dubai Opera
This venue offers probably the best vantage point to Burj Khalifa fireworks. The celebration kicks off at 7pm with live music by Chinua Hawk Band playing a variety of hits from Michael Jackson to Ed Sheeran. Awarded number one DJ in the Middle East and pioneer of the Arabian electronic dance music, DJ Said Mrad's performance here promises to be the best party to attend this year. Following this DJ C is lined up to make this party a hit till 2am. With 3 packages to choose from :
Silver Package- AED 700 (includes four drinks ) Gold Package -AED 12,000 (includes a table for 12 people and a selection of bites and premium drinks).
Dubai New Years Garden Party
Yet another spot to catch the magnificent Bur Khalifa fireworks. Meydan's Soho Garden’s Golden Garden Party is set to bring out a glittering Golden Garden Party from 8pm with celebrated Terri B for a combo of electronic beats and pop music. She is joined by saxophonist Toddi Reed. Following their performances Soho’s resident DJ’s are set to get the party going till the wee hours. Tickets: From AED799 per person. For AED 899 a three-course dinner with free-flowing drinks is up for grabs.
Dubai New years Beach Party
The beach is still the epicenter of celebration for New Year’s Eve. Zero gravity’s Beach party is promising to be the choicest beach party to dance and sing the year away. This is priced at AED 395 an adult.