FAMILY FUN & FIREWORKSMark an unforgettable farewell to the year with world-class fireworks spectacles across the city’s breathtaking backdrops.
The most anticipated fireworks show of the year returns this year, with a New Year’s Eve celebration that will feature several amazing new elements in addition to spectacular fireworks. Downtown Dubai will be lit up by a brilliant show of dazzling display of lights and scintillating water-music performances at The Dubai Fountain. While special viewing platforms will be set up across Downtown Dubai, the event will also be broadcasted live on televisions globally and can be watched online at www.mydubainewyear.com.
The 11km boardwalk along the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah will be the place to be on the Palm this New Year’s Eve. The walkway has numerous spots for visitors to watch the Atlantis fireworks, as well as the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa displays from the Rixos-end of the crescent.
- Beachside Celebrations
Dubai’s beaches are an excellent spot to witness the spectacular fireworks at the iconic Burj Al Arab. Of course, it’s best to get there early – pack a picnic basket and blanket and perhaps get there in time to catch the unmissable sunset before settling in for the night. Kite Beach offers an unbeatable view of the sparkly spectacle and has a variety of cafe-style eateries. The untouched stretch of sand at Black Palace Beach, meanwhile, offers unsurpassed views of the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis (and the fireworks). Those looking to enjoy a little entertainment in the lead-up to the fireworks can head to the hip urban beach precinct, The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) where there’s always something to experience.
Put on your party hat, grab some glitter and ring in the new year to the sound of world-class musical acts.
BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is celebrating the end of the year with one of its biggest concerts. The Park will host Guru Randhawa, Indian singer, songwriter and music composer, well-known for tracks such as “Lahore”, the first Punjabi song to receive more than 600 million views on YouTube. Tickets will be priced at only AED49 for guests who would like to visit the park exclusively for the show. However, the price of the performance is included in the price of the standard ticket to BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai at AED99 for guests who would like to enjoy a full day at the park and for annual pass holders with no additional cost.
Bid farewell to 2018 with a sun-blessed session of sublime pool lounging and laid-back beats at Barasti Beach. The world-renowned beach club offers the perfect mix of great music, delicious food and divine cocktails against the stunning backdrop of Dubai Marina – the perfect beach-side spot to watch the fireworks. Join the festivities with free entry for all, and later head to one of the biggest parties in Dubai with iconic music legends and international favourites, Fatman Scoop and the Bassjackers.
The city’s definitive performing arts centre is set to host a night of music, dancing and a VIP view of Burj Khalifa’s brilliant fireworks and water fountain show. The night will kick off with eclectic live performances by Chinua Hawk Band, award winning DJ Said Mrad and DJ C. As the clock strikes midnight, guests will be treated to LED shows, laser displays, and spellbinding fireworks and water fountain shows at the foot of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa from a reserved viewing area.
Fall down the Rabbit Hole at Palazzo Versace Dubai this New Year’s Eve and bring in 2019 with an Alice In Wonderland themed party. Guests are invited to dress up in their Wonderland best and join the madness of a night to remember with the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, the magic poker and a series of inspirations from the classic fairy tale. Guests can then choose from an exquisite buffet at Giardino; a four-course dinner at Vanitas; or a festive set menu at Enigma.
GLAMOUROUS GALA DINNERS
Allow this New Year’s Eve to be a special one with delectable cuisine and live entertainment to enjoy with your family and friends all night long. Make your way to one of the many New Year’s Eve parties and feasts going on around town.
Any evening at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is one that won’t be forgotten, but New Year’s Eve in particular is an affair for the ages. Enjoy a gala dinner in one of the hotel’s five signature restaurants, and head to The Terrace to witness the spectacular fireworks display.
The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), a historic cruise liner that is now a permanent floating hotel at Dubai’s Port Rashid, is hosting an unforgettable evening with a series of events planned for New Year’s Eve. Each venue offers midnight access to the decks to enjoy outstanding views of the Downtown Dubai fireworks.
Atlantis the Palm is hosting a festive evening for the whole family that will feature a 30-piece live band, luxury buffet serving everything from lobster to shawarma, live cooking stations and an unrivalled view of The Palm’s world-renowned fireworks display. Children under 12 years can celebrate the grand entrance of 2019 in style at their complimentary ‘Under the Sea’ festivities. With arts and crafts, an enormous slide, a bouncy castle, outdoor cinema, sea-themed entertainment and a unique petting zoo, children can commemorate the new year with incredible new memories.
Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah is setting the stage for a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration with mesmerising fireworks and a culinary feast across its restaurants. The festivities will feature an outstanding beach party with a concert set-up, performances by a live DJ, light installations and chart-busting tracks, all adding to the ever-popular destination’s lively ambience and stunning views.
Under the lit sky, Bvlgari Hotel & Resorts will ignite the gala spirit with live entertainment, indulgent live cooking stations featuring the best Italian delicacies, and premium selected products to make the last night of the year a memorable experience.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is set to host arguably the best brunches in Dubai, offering more than ten live cooking stations across three of Dubai’s best restaurants. The award-winning Bubbalicious New Year’s Eve brunch promises a New Year’s Eve party full of incredible food and entertainment.
Guests can spend a glamorous New Year’s Eve at the iconic Waldorf Astoria, Dubai Palm Jumeirah in a specially themed “Hollywood Golden Era” gala dinner and dance the night away to live music, followed by a resident DJ, and a special ‘Marilyn Monroe’ performance.
Rixos Premium JBR’s ‘NYE White Party’ is set to Dubai’s most glamourous party under the stars, surrounded by iconic design, contemporary luxury and the best views of The Palm Jumeirah and the iconic Burj Al Arab. Guests can indulge the biggest open buffet in Dubai, featuring a lavish buffet fusion of grand seafood displays and the best of Turkish cuisine.
Offering unique views of the Burj Al Arab overlooking its water canals, Madinat Jumeirah is an ideal location to watch spectacular fireworks, matched with panoramic views of Burj Al Arab and expansive views of open water. The resort’s traditional Arab-style market features a wide selection of restaurants to welcome the new year with glittering décor touches, jazz rhythms and mesmerising lights.
Set in the heart of the city, at one of Dubai’s most renowned iconic destinations, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers ring in the New Year with an exquisite selection of global cuisine, from mouth-watering steaks and an incredible ambience at The Rib Room, to the Lebanese warmth on exhibit at Al Nafoorah, and the ultimate heights of Italian dining at Alta Badia.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel promises a breath-taking start to 2019, as one of the most popular venues in the city to witness the starry spectacles of the Burj Al Arab as the clock strikes midnight. Enjoy an Argentinian fiesta and prime-cut sizzles at La Parilla; a flavourful spread of festive-inspired dishes at Kitchen Connection; a succulent meat and seafood barbeque at Ocean Blue; delectable canapés at the open-air terrace of Pearl Lounge or dig into family style tapas with Dhow & Anchor’s signature live station, amongst many others.