2021 is just around the corner! And after a year of unprecedented events, we all are expectant and hopeful for the year ahead.
We all deserve a pat on our backs and celebrate the coming of the new year. In preparation for the New Year’s celebration, Dubai is filled with exciting events across the Emirate. Shopping malls, restaurants and other leisure destinations are filled with exciting things to do to ring in the new year. From brunches, to fireworks displays and even an outdoor movie night.
Haven’t planned your New Year’s Eve celebrations or resolutions yet? You have come to the right place! You will never run out of things to do in Dubai, most especially on this auspicious occasion. Here’s a full guide to New Year’s Eve events and festivities in Dubai!
Fireworks are made for New Year’s Eve! Luckily, despite the changes brought about by social distancing norms, there are still plenty of firework shows happening in Dubai! Turn to these hotspots to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai 2021:
The world’s tallest building is just the most iconic spot to watch 2021 New Year’s in Dubai. You may want to book a table in the many restaurants in The Dubai Mall or Souk Al Bahar for a picturesque view. Restaurants at The Walk are also a good spot to catch the fireworks. Families can also head down to Burj Park and get a spectacular view of the glistening Burj Khalifa.
The famous sail-shaped seven-stars hotel is also hosting its annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display. You can book a table at one of the restaurants at Souk Madinat Jumeirah for a stylish view of the fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Otherwise, why not save a seat for free and head down to Kite Beach or Black Palace Beach to get unparalleled views of the Burj Al Arab fireworks.
One of the most iconic resorts in Dubai is hosting New Year’s Eve with its pyrotechnic show! Visit Atlantis at The Palm Jumeirah for a spectacular New Year’s celebration. Reserve a spot at one of the restaurants in The Pointe for an unrestricted view of the fireworks and the world’s largest fountain show.
For those living in the Al Garhoud or Deira area, the fireworks at Dubai Festival City should not be missed! The fireworks at Festival Bay will also be complemented with the laser and lights show – IMAGINE. Due to the COVID restrictions, you can book a table at one of the restaurants in Dubai Festival City Mall overlooking the waterfront for a front-row view of the fireworks.
DUBAI NEW YEAR 2021 PARTIES
Dubai hosts among the best parties in the UAE and it never disappoints! Whether it is in a restaurant, on a yacht or a beach club – you can dance the year 2020 away!
One of the most popular known beach clubs in Dubai is hosting the best New Year’s Eve party. Taking place from 7 PM to 3 AM on New Year’s Day. Tickets start at AED 250 per person including one house beverage and live entertainment from the Sweet Chili Jam Band and resident DJ’s!
Spend the last eve of 2020 in an open-air party with live performances. Origins at Vida Emirates Hills features stunning views of the Dubai skyline and fireworks. Live performances will be brought to you by DJ LIL’M and Metro Live Band. More surprises are coming from Alterum Theatre performers and The TWINZZ duo! Join the fun and excitement as tickets are selling fast at AED 875.
Dance the night away at Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach with their New Year’s Eve white party! Belly dance performances and house DJ’s will ring in the year. Take your family and friends to an exquisite buffet with live food and cocktail stations for a fun and exciting night! Tickets start at AED 399.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE IN DUBAI
If you are looking for fun outdoor activities in Dubai for the whole family, these are some of the events you should check out.
Yes, you heard that right! One of the brand new hotels in Dubai Silicon Oasis is hosting a free open-air movie night for the whole family! Ring in the year 2021 under the starlit sky at the Dubai Digital Park lake. Arrive at the venue well at 5:00 PM to enjoy animated classics such as Ice Age and Toy Story and other feel-good movies. Furry friends are welcome too on New Year’s Day as Radisson RED will also stream heartwarming tales such as Lady And The Tramp and 101 Dalmatians at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM respectively.
Finally, Dubai’s newest entertainment destination – The Arch offers activities for all ages! Ring in the New Year with urban vibes, food trucks and a thrill. Located at Dubai Festival City Mall, this multi-purpose structure is built for adventure activities such as wall climbing, bag jump, pump truck and a zip line. The Arch is fully-compliant to the COVID-19 regulations, so book a slot as tickets are selling fast at AED 195.