Dubai is the best place to spend New Year’s Eve. This cosmopolitan shiny city will never disappoint you. You can watch the extraordinary fireworks in several areas of Dubai with the main fireworks and laser show at the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa.
For me seeing the fireworks and laser show at Burj Khalifa was an amazing experience. This year there will be record-breaking fireworks happening at Burj Khalifa. Make sure you don’t miss that.
However, if you can’t get to Burj Khalifa, there are many other places to watch the spectacular fireworks in Dubai.
Let’s see the top spots to witness the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai, including the free ones.
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New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Dubai 2023-2024
Here are the top spots to watch the NYE fireworks in Dubai. Depending on your budget, area, and venue, you have plenty to choose from.
Burj Khalifa is the number one place to watch the fireworks. This year is the first year when you can buy a ticket and escape the crowd to watch it from Burj Park. The ticket cost 150 AED for children and 300 AED for adults, including two drinks and some food. Children under 5 years old are free to enter.
The gates open at 4 pm and you should book the tickets in advance.
Another option is to book a table in one of the restaurants located near the Burj Khalifa. For Example Joe’s Cafe, and restaurants in the Palace Downtown Hotel, like Ewaans, Thiptara, or Souk Al Bahar, for example, Abd El Wahab.
Atlantis Hotel at the Palm is another great location to witness the NYE fireworks in Dubai. This one is for those with a higher budget. Gala dinner with champagne and unlimited alcoholic drinks, a high-class buffet, entertainment, and a concert of the amazing Sting.
At midnight you will see the amazing fireworks show at Atlantis the Palm.
Marina Dinner Cruise
If you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve on a boat, Dubai Marina is a great choice. Not only you will see the beautiful shiny Marina with its skyscrapers but you will also enjoy delicious food, drinks, and entertainment. At midnight you will be able to see fireworks at JBR and Atlantis.
There are several dinner cruises available not only in Marina but also in Dubai Creek and other areas. You can choose one that suits your preferences and budget HERE.
Party on a yacht
Another option to celebrate NYE on the water is on a yacht. You can either join a group or if you are a group of friends or family, you can also rent a private yacht. You can see the fireworks at Burj Al Arab, Atlantis, or Bluewaters Island.
Sky Views Observatory
For the best view of the Burj Khalifa NYE fireworks and laser shows, Sky Views Observatory on the 52nd and 53rd floor of Address Sky Views Hotel is your go-to spot. Celebrate the New Year with a live DJ, entertainment, and a variety of food and drinks. It’s the ultimate way to welcome the year ahead
Global Village is an amazing place to spend NYE with children. Not only you will watch midnight fireworks but several fireworks are happening during the evening as well. Moreover, in Global Village, you can experience architecture, food, and traditions from all around the world.
Let’s not forget on carnival where not only children but whole families will have fun on many different rides. The entrance fee to Global Village is 27 AED. The rides are paid extra.
Free places to watch NYE fireworks in Dubai
Believe it or not, there are free places from where you can watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai.
To watch the amazing fireworks with the laser show at the Burj Khalifa is free every year. You need to come early to find the best spot in front of Dubai Mall from where you can watch this show and welcome the New Year.
For a more relaxing experience bring your blanket, snack, and drinks and enjoy the fireworks and welcome the New Year next to the sea on the beach.
Bluewaters Island is known for the largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai. Even though this is not in use at the moment, the view of the fireworks at JBR Beach and Atlantis is spectacular.
Madinat Jumeirah is a scenic district built in historical architecture yet at the same time luxurious. Here you can walk next to the water, explore the market, or enjoy food and drinks in one of the many restaurants. At midnight you will have an awesome view of fireworks on Burj Al Arab.
Zabeel Park is a family-friendly greenery park where you can have a picnic, relax, and watch the fireworks at Burj Khalifa.
Palm West Beach
Palm West Beach, located on the Palm next to the Atlantis Hotel is a great spot to watch the fireworks at Atlantis and welcome the New Year.
NYE Dubai: Things to know before you go
Before you decide to spend your NYE in Dubai and watch one of the fireworks, you should know a few things.
- To watch the fireworks at Burj Khalifa, you have to come early as the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall metro station will close when there are a lot of people, anytime between 2 pm and 10 pm.
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard will be closed from around 6 pm. The roads will open again around 1-2 am the 1st of January.
- If you want to reserve a table in the restaurant or any other event, do it well in advance.
- If you have a reservation in any of the restaurants around Burj Khalifa, come early before the road closes and car parks are full, in case you are coming by car.
- It will be possible to use taxis and Uber until the roads are closed.
- Metro’s operating hours will be extended.
- If you going to celebrate on the Palm, you can either come by car, a taxi, or use Monorail which will run until 3 am on the 1st of January.
- At this time of the year, the weather is a little bit cooler at night, so take a light jumper or jacket.
- Most of the hotels, restaurants, and clubs have a dress code that you should follow. Check this before you go.
- Don’t drink and drive.
The Wrap-up: The Top Spots To Watch NYE Fireworks In Dubai
These are the best places to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai. No matter which one you will choose, you will enjoy it and gain memories for a lifetime.
Dubai is a city that has to be the best in everything, therefore the preparations for the fireworks start way in advance to bring extraordinary shows for their visitors and residents.