There’s a reason why New Year’s Eve is known to be the best time to be in Dubai after the Dubai Shopping Festival. Fun, entertainment, and luxury are always a part of Dubai’s lifestyle, but there’s something magical about the festive time of the New Year.

New Year celebrations in Dubai

are always special and tourists from around the world come here to witness the opulence of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, the bridal-like décor of the whole city, the amazing shopping deals, and so much more. If Dubai is your destination for this New Year’s Eve, many striking things await you, from the legendary Global Village Dubai to the recently unveiled Ain Dubai, Madame Tussauds Dubai, and Palm Fountain show.

New Year Party Places in Dubai

  • Atlantis the Palm Dubai  – New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner


One of the most sought-after venues for New Year’s Eve in Dubai, you need to book your tickets well in advance to secure a place at the Atlantis. It has a series of packages available for visitors with varying amenities to enjoy New Year’s Eve to the fullest. These packages are exclusively designed for the New Year. They include live music by a 30-piece live band, dance and entertainment, a sumptuous range of cuisine prepared by world-renowned chefs, and exclusive seats to witness one of the world’s best fireworks to be held in Dubai during New Year’s Eve. For an unmatched experience, you can consider Golden Circle, which comes with premium beverages, unlimited white truffle service, and a customized caviar box.

  • The Special New Year’s Eve dinner cruises


The dhow cruise dinner a fantastic way to glide through the heart of Dubai. These dinner cruises are organized in an extra special way to ensure you get the best enjoyment for a price that does not dig a hole in your pocket during the New Year. The two-hour dinner and entertainment cruise will ensure you and your loved ones get to enjoy a delectable menu of international cuisine and varied entertainment options, including Arabian-inspired dance, songs, and music. The view from the open-air upper deck of the cruise will stun you with the beautifully decked-up Dubai in amazing lights striding past you slowly. The two-hour cruise experience during the New Year’s Eve is good enough to last a lifetime.

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  • Inter-Continental, Dubai Marina


A perfect venue to celebrate the festive season is the Intercontinental at the Dubai Marina. From the culinary specialties of the best chefs at their various restaurants to the packages offering beverages, three-course menus, and drinks, Inter-Continental ensures your tummy is singing its praises by the end of the event. Intercontinental offers everything you need to enjoy New Year’s Eve the way you want.

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  • The New Year Special Desert Safari Experience


One of the most unique ways to welcome the New Year in Dubai is to enjoy the specially organized Desert Safari tours. The desert of Dubai is one of the treasured gems, and there’s nothing more exciting than getting a chance to spend the New Year in the adventurous panache of the desert.

Starting your celebration in the evening, you’ll be picked up from the designated point. Once you arrive at the desert, you can enjoy the last sunset of the year amidst the beautiful desert in style. Head to the campsite decorated in traditional Bedouin style, where you can have the best Shisha, entertainment options, and delicious dinner arrangements. All these ensure that your new year is welcomed in a memorable way. Away from the city’s chaotic hustle and bustle and traffic jams of the city, this exclusive desert safari tour can be a great idea to bring in the New Year.


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  • Enjoy the New Year at Jumeirah Beach Dubai

Jumeirah Beach is the perfect venue for a pocket-friendly way of enjoying the New Year, with hundreds of people gathering to celebrate the night. Away from the chaos and glitz of the city, the place is for people who believe that it is the company of their loved ones that makes New Year’s Eve truly special, not the venue. Just pack a mat, take some delicious food parcels, and enjoy the sound of the water waves while a New Year of hope, inspiration, and love dawns upon you.

  • The Penthouse

Penthouse Dubai

How about spending New Year’s Eve in style in an award-winning venue? Make your way to the city’s ultimate rooftop destination, the Penthouse within Five Palm Jumeirah. With its exclusive New Year’s Eve Party 2024 and irresistible ambiance, it brings a distinct twist to your New Year celebrations. Relish delicious food washed down with free-flowing beverages, enjoy live entertainment, and top off your party with stunning views over the cityscape. It lets you take in the marvelous fireworks views from its City Side and Marina Terrace. Make sure that you book your table well in advance.

  • Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab


If a pocket is not your constraint, there are just about too many great places to be in Dubai. But if you ask where the people living a fairytale would be on New Year’s Eve, the answer is Al Mahara at Burj Al Arab. There can be too many grand galas and dinners in your life, but Al Mahara will undoubtedly be on the most distinctive list. From a simulated submarine ride to underwater-inspired seafood treat, Al Mahara takes you closer to an extraordinary experience of the marine world. For New Year’s Eve 2024, Al Mahara offers a multi-course feast curated in an regal setting priced at a whopping AED 8,000 per person, which includes a glass of signature French bubbly and access to the New Year’s Party at the Terrace.

Dubai is given its glitter by the shimmering décor, smile with the various events aimed to make its visitors happy, and life through the millions of people who specially come here to have a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration.

Glittering, smiling, and ecstatic, Dubai is a treat on New Year’s Eve. Watch the most famous fireworks at the Burj Khalifa at midnight. The city already holds the world record for the largest fireworks display, so we don’t really need to mention what you should expect from the display. Enjoy the excitement, fun, and great entertainment activities at the best malls in the world, such as the Dubai Mall, the Mall of the Emirates, and Ibn Battuta. Whatever your budget, the city of Dubai holds a charm that will make your New Year celebrations memorable in more ways than you can imagine.

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Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

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