2021 is over quite quickly. Isn't it? Have you planned for your New Year? What are you waiting for? It’s a peak time to plan your New Year in Dubai. There is no doubt that New Year Eve is a city-wide celebration in the whole country with fireworks, light shows, and what not!

Bid spectacular adieu to 2021 and welcome next year with happiness and hopes in Dubai. So, here’s our list of the best awesome events to attend and the best places to visit on New Year’s Eve.

From dazzling fireworks to beachside camping, Dubai offers a lot of celebration options for us!

1. Burj Khalifa Fireworks

To watch scintillating fireworks, just head to Burj Khalifa. But this year UAE put strict Covid safety measures for celebrations. Every guest must show their U by Emaar codes to access the viewing areas in Downtown, Dubai.

This year, Burj Khalifa is hosting a show called Eve of Wonders at the stroke of midnight, celebrating UAE’s 50th birthday with New year.

So, if you’re planning to head to the big event, log on to the app and preregister. You will get the QR code to access the Downtown spots.

Don’t worry! Where else can you get the best views of Burj Khalifa fireworks?

Dubai Water Canal, The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Baha

2. Jumeirah

If you want to go to Palm Jumeirah, make a reservation at one of the waterside restaurants. So, you will not miss the spectacular fireworks and a lot of live concerts and performances.

Do you know? The fireworks of Palm Jumeirah are in the shape of a palm. Quite interesting right?

What about Jumeirah beach? You will watch stunning fireworks show and enjoy beachside party time with your friends or family. Plan to reach the location earliest, and stay up late on New Year’s Eve to enjoy the show.

Another hot spot in Jumeirah is Souk Madinat Jumeirah. The vantage-point restaurant in the area gives you the best seat to view the brand new-year glorious fireworks show.

3. Expo 2020

The “World’s Mega Event” is planning an extravagant 13 hours non-stop festive celebration, a drone count-down, and a midnight ‘ball drop’ at Expo Al Wasl Plaza. New Year Celebrations will begin at 3 PM December 31st to align with global time zones.

Two fireworks show at 12:00 AM and another at 3 AM on Saturday.

Not just fireworks, Expo is ready to host musical events featuring two DJ Dimitri Vegas at 11:30 PM and DJ Armin Van Buuren at 1:30 AM.

Of course, there will be various celebrations across 192 Country Pavilions to mark the fresh start of 2022!

4. Global Village

The Global Village is always the family's favorite option for the festive season!

There will be eight firework shows synchronized with 8 different destination timings around the globe. Starting with the marking of Australian New Year at UAE at 5 PM, continuing with 8 PM in the Philippines, 9 PM in Thailand, 10 PM in Bangladesh, 10:30 PM in India, and 11 PM in Pakistan. At 12, there will be massive fireworks followed by Russian New year timing at 1 AM in UAE.

5. Dubai Festival City Mall

As the countdown begins, there will be a dazzling show of laser, fireworks, and pyrotechnics which is unbeatable on New Year’s Eve.

Pre-book a spot at any of the restaurants in Festival Bay!

6. Al Seef

With live music, waterfront market, and unique events the heritage district of Al Seef offers a lot of festive events to the visitors.

It is one of the most happening places on New Year’s Eve with a Dubai Creek background!

Just head to Al Seef for fireworks, food, and some fresh air.

7. Dubai Creek

One of the romantic destinations of the city on NYE 2022. Dubai Creek Lake view restaurants offer a lot of entertainment shows.

Get a cruise or yacht for a unique experience of the shimmering sky and stunning views of Dubai! You can get to witness a firework show with delicious food and drinks.

8. Hatta Wadi

Now, if you’re planning to escape from the city bustles, head to the mountains and camping spots.

Hatta is the most popular place to celebrate the new year 2022 in UAE. It is situated on the Oman border. It offers a spectacular view of the Hajar Mountains with adventurous activities.

You can camp under the stars and start a calm new year in the lap of nature!

9. Desert Camping

Dubai’s deserts offer a getaway from city lights and celebrations. Celebrate NYE in serenity or maybe with your close friends and family. Check out different desert safari packages with live cultural shows available in the country.

Stay overnight in deserts with good food and a good mood!

10. Some Incredible Shows on NYE in UAE

1. Atif Aslam live concert in Abu Dhabi (Etihad Arena, Yas Island)

(Fri Dec 31, 6pm-11pm)

2. DJ MK & the Disciples at Zero Gravity Dubai.

(From 8 pm to 2 am, Tickets starting from AED 999 - AED 2000)

3. Hussain Al Jassmi, Elissa and Balqees NYE Concert in Abu Dhabi (Al Maryah Island)

(From AED 200, Fri Dec 31, 9pm-12am)

4. Robbie Williams live band show at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

(Tickets from AED 625 - AED 6550)

5. Dance duo Jasmine and Aaron of Britain's Got Talent performance and DJ Chris Wright at Dubai Opera

(Tickets from AED 3500 - AED 29500)

6. DJ Alex at Time Out Market Dubai

(Tickets starting from AED 850)

7. Lebanese singer Najwa Karam and Syrian sensation Nassif Zeytoun at Festival Arena, Festival City Mall, Dubai

Fri, 31 December 2021, 10:00 PM (Tickets starting from AED 195 - AED 2500)

8. DJ Fabien Koufach at February 30, Palm West Beach, Dubai

(Tickets starting from AED 1200 - AED 2000)

9. DJs Liva K and Newman (I Love) at Papa Dubai, V Hotel

(Tickets starting from AED 950)

10. Stephan Bodzin, Mathame at Soho Garden, Dubai


Do’s and Don’ts on New Year’s Eve in Dubai

- With the Covid variant- Omicron is spreading in different parts of the world, masking is compulsory throughout the NYE celebrations.

- Follow the health safety measures of the event venues.

- Carry your Vaccination Card with you.

- Follow RTA and Dubai Police instructions.

- Use public transport to access the event venue. Dubai metro is on throughout New Year’s Eve.

- Try to reach your spot as early as possible to avoid traffic.

- Maintain traffic safety around event venues.

Though not all fireworks are guaranteed, head to one of your favorite spots to kick off your New Year with happiness!

Happy New Year from Faateh Tech!

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