Things to do in Dubai for the New Year’s Eve

  • December 31, 2019

It has come around again, the year 2019 is coming to a close and (we get you) did it feel like it just whoosh past us? But there is always something magical and hopeful about the New Year’s. It’s the time for family and friends to get together and welcome the year ahead. It’s our own personal time to leave the bad thoughts and usher in the new year with new goals and a fresh start.

The government of Dubai goes all out in putting on a show and ensuring the celebrations will turnout a smooth affair. Hence, residents living in Dubai have a whole lot of possibilities to ring in the new year!

Here, we’ve rounded up a list of the best places to start your countdown – whether it’s with family, friends or workmates and sticking to a budget or going on a splurge, we will have you covered:


  • Watch the spectacular fireworks

With firework displays being planned across 25 locations in the UAE, the world’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa, has always been a showstopper with its 8-minute long firework and light show. Other famous spots to witness amazing sparklers in the sky are La Mer in Dubai, Souk Al Bahar, The Palm Atlantis, Burj Al Arab, Global Village and Abu Dhabi Corniche. Just save a spot early and take your picnic mat with you to get the best view. The fireworks are massive and exciting here every year. And it’s for free!


  • Bollywood Parks

Celebrating the New Year’s Eve at an amusement park? Why not?! On the 31st December, Bollywood Parks will be hosting a New Year’s Bash featuring Yoyo Honey Singh. Join in the fun with an exciting park access, unlimited rides and live shows for only 99 AED!


  • The Daily Buffet

Greet the new year with a hearty buffet with free house beverages at The Daily for you and your special someone at 129 AED. Kids above 6 years of age can come along with mum and dad for a 65 AED kid’s meal. Dinner will be served on the 31st December from 5pm to 2am. Pick your location from Rove Trade Centre, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City, Rove at The Park or Rove Dubai Marina and clink your glasses to the new year!


  • Cheeky Tiki New Year’s Party

Want to grab yourself a glass of bubbly and have a new year’s party? Trader Vic’s has got the right vibe and tribe to greet the year with a warm Aloha! Enjoy live entertainment from Fuego Latino band and Spanish music anyone can definitely dance to. Choose your favourite cocktail at the following locations: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Hilton Hotel – JBR and Sheikh Zayed Road.


So, it’s time to bid the year gone by with goodbye and welcome 2020 in style! We wish you and your family a prosperous new year and good luck in the start of a new decade.