“Looking for New Year’s Eve in Dubai?”
If you’re still searching for the perfect place to spend your last night of this year, we’ve got 10 great suggestions that will put you in the mood with a little bit of everything. From an underwater zoo to nightclubs and family-friendly entertainment, these are some of our favorite places to ring in the new year!
10 Best Places for New Year’s Eve in Dubai
Watch the giant crystal chandelier light up and sparkle with over 10,000 LED lights to bring in the New Year. With breathtaking views of Dubai from its observation deck 550m above ground, this is a must-see for all visitors to the city.
The Burj Khalifa is open from 8 pm to 3 am for people to walk to the edge of the tallest building in the world. Don’t forget your camera!
Celebrate the New Year surrounded by luxury and your family or closest friends at Atlantis, The Palm.
Dine on a delicious dinner buffet as you watch the clock tick down to midnight in this luxurious resort that offers plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy before heading out into Dubai’s busy streets with noisemakers in hand!
Or kick off the celebrations a little early and enjoy some drinks at their popular Torch Bar from 5-8 PM.
If you want a bit of luxury and tranquility, there’s no better place to spend some time than the Burj Al Arab.
Not only does it offer spectacular views of the city from its famed terrace – but those who book a reservation at this five-star hotel can enjoy a dinner buffet before heading to the upper terrace for live entertainment and DJ sets. Enjoy exclusive access to brand shops such as Armani Casa, Chanel Fine Jewellery & Watches, Emporio Armani and more.
The Burj Al Arab:
If you want an exclusive party with a view, book your New Year’s Eve reservation ahead of time to ring in 2017 on top of the world from its two-level terrace.
Aspire Zone: Home to the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, this 16 square kilometer destination offers shopping, dining and nightlife options for guests looking for the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience within Dubai. Visitors can enjoy exclusive access to brand stores such as Armani Casa, Chanel Fine Jewellery & Watches, Emporio Armani and more.
For a sit-down dinner or to enjoy some drinks before enjoying the incredible view of the city high above the hustle and bustle down below, book your table at one of the destination’s many luxury restaurants or bars.
Plus don’t miss an opportunity to visit Ice Lab Dubai – a two-story attraction where you can chill out in ice themed rooms and experience several cool activities such as Arctic Lights Zone, The Polar Journey Water Maze, Cold Rush Slide and Ice Hockey before getting into your ice bed for some serious chilling time!
Book ahead and you’ll be able to enjoy the New Year in style at Skyline.
The view will surely take your breath away as you’re surrounded by family and friends in this multi-level venue that includes a large dance floor, DJ booth, six bars and more.
Not only will the night include an open bar until midnight – but visitors staying at Atlantis The Palm can also enjoy a complimentary shuttle service to and from the party!
Jumeirah Beach Hotel:
A luxury dining destination that boasts three outdoor pools and a wide selection of restaurants offers a New Year’s Eve dinner buffet before the entertainment begins at 9 PM on its beachfront terrace overlooking the sea.
Plus ring in the New Year with live entertainment, DJ sets, midnight champagne and desserts!
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo:
If you want to get up close with exotic marine life but don’t feel like swimming in their habitat, head to this aquarium that lets you explore an underwater zoo full of colorful fish and other animals where they were meant to live…in the water!
Feed them by hand while listening to world-class acts perform on stage or relax poolside as you enjoy your dinner with the whole family before partying into the New Year.
For a less formal evening, visit this food truck experience that offers dozens of options ranging from burgers to sushi and delicious sweets to tempt your taste buds while you enjoy live entertainment and DJ sets on the outdoor terrace.
The event will take place at The Dubai Mall, and it is an organized family friendly edition this year. There are two stages for performances by local talent, children’s rides to enjoy, a magic show and lots of food trucks to keep you entertained all night long.
For those with kids who want to be up early, bring them along because there is also a kids zone that will feature face painting stations, storytelling and more!
If you want to have fun with your friends and be less dressed up than usual, stop by this popular area near JBR for New Year’s Eve events like the Beach Bar Crawl + World Famous Party. You will get free drinks at three different locations before ending the night at a nightclub where you can buy more until 5 AM!
Plus if you want to run your night off to a great start, stop by the beachside restaurant for happy hour!
The Dubai Mall:
If you are looking for a family-friendly option this New Year’s Eve, head here where there will be live music and entertainment for the whole clan. Plus don’t miss out on dancing with ‘Lolo’ – an interactive giant balloon that is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
Nowhere in Dubai is more popular than Reel Cinemas at The Beach (RBTB) because it offers something that you won’t find anywhere else…reels! Yes, the actual film that creates the experience of watching movies as they were meant to be seen…on the big screen!
And if you’re visiting for New Year’s Eve, don’t miss the biggest party of the year at RBTB that will celebrate with fireworks and a countdown to upcoming year as you dance the night away on its wide terrace overlooking the marina.
Last Few Words
New Year’s Eve is one of the largest celebrations in Dubai and no matter what you choose to do, you will have a great time.
From live music to family fun via the best food trucks around, there is something for every kind of traveler here.
So if you want to spend your New Year’s Eve in Dubai, be sure to take advantage of the variety of events that it has to offer and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
I am John, an outdoor gear staff expertise with tons of practical knowledge. My favorite hobby is moving around the world and adventurous in all the parts of the earth. I have been a worldwide traveler for over 10 years now with no sign of slowing down. I’m happily espoused and residing with my kids in California.