best restaurant to watch burj khalifa fireworks
Dubai’s New Year’s Eve festivities, especially the firework display at the Burj Khalifa, are so grand that catching it live and in real life are on most people’s bucketlist. The New Year 2024 may be a few weeks away, but it is never too early to start planning your New Year celebrations in Dubai. There are plenty of free standpoints to see

Burj Khalifa fireworks

from both near and far. But if you are looking for an exclusive vantage point to admire the Burj Khalifa, here are some of the best restaurants offering fantastic views of the world’s tallest structure and its celebratory NYE fireworks.

In this post, we have mainly focused on restaurants within Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Mall, Address Sky View, the Downtown Hotel, and the Palace Downtown Hotel. Being the closest landmarks to Burj Khalifa, they offer the most unrivaled viewpoints to enjoy them up close, along with unprecedented views of the spellbinding fireworks show.

Why Watch the Burj Khalifa Fireworks?

Dubai is known for its extravagance and opulence in everything it does, and this can be extended to the fireworks during the New Year as well. The tallest building in the world puts on a brilliant show where you will find fireworks of a variety of colors and patterns burst from different parts of the building, brightening up the night sky. With so much pomp and splendor, it surely gives you the right kick-start to the brand New Year.

Tips for the Burj Khalifa Fireworks Viewing Experience

  • Check out the New Year’s Eve packages offered by these restaurants or venues and book your table in advance to avoid any disappointment.
  • Make sure that your chosen restaurant or package covers all your requirements, such as live entertainment, dining, unlimited beverages, etc.
  • Most importantly, as all tables and locations within your restaurant may not guarantee the views of fireworks, be sure to confirm the up-close Dubai Burj Khalifa views before making the reservation.

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Best Restaurants to Watch Burj Khalifa Fireworks in Dubai


1. Serafina Dubai

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Serafina is one of the restaurants near the Burj Khalifa that guarantees the closest possible views of the fireworks show. And the greatest thing is that it even offers special NYE Celebration 2024 packages to ring in the brand new year. With prices ranging from AED 2500 to AED 3800, you can choose from three vantage points at the restaurant to immerse yourself in the festivities and take in Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa. This includes the Upper Terrace Side, the Lower Terrace, and the Water Deck. Besides a seven-course menu, it also covers premium beverages.

Cuisine: Italian

Address: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: Timing: 11:00 hrs to 1:00 hrs (midnight)

Contact: 043638447

2. Karma Kafe

Karma Kafe Restaurant

Nestled on level three of Souk Al Bahar, this restaurant blows you away with its haute cuisine, majestic settings, and cozy ambiance. But what is even more spellbinding are the stunning fireworks displays that you can enjoy from here. Surely, you can look forward to welcoming the New Year in an unforgettable way by opting for this restaurant. The rates start at AED 600 at the lounge with canapés and go up to AED 2,500 per guest at VIP tables. Regardless of your chosen package, you get to relish a glass of champagne upon your arrival here.

Cuisine: Pan-Asian and International

Address: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, UAE

NYE Timing: 20:30 hrs to 24:30 hrs

Contact: 04 423 0909

3. Zahr Al Laymon

Zahr Al Laymoun Dubai

Not only does this restaurant entice you with the most astonishing Burj Khalifa views, but it also treats you to the most authentic Lebanese delights. From special Zahr El-Laymon salad, grilled falafel, and spicy beef or chicken shawarma to main course dishes such as grilled halloumi and lamb cutlets, you’ll apparently find no dearth of classic Arabic dishes here. Apart from unlimited food and beverages, the greatest thing is that there is even an exclusive VIP section to take in the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa.

Cuisine: Lebanese

Address: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: 10:00 hrs to 1:00 hrs (midnight)

Contact: 04 448 6060

4. Bice Mare

Bice Mare

This award-winning restaurant is one of Dubai’s most in-demand dining venues for seafood and Italian specialties in Dubai. Relax in its pleasant settings as you sink into authentic Italian food and relish an extensive list of wines, including, White, Rose, and Red wines. Most of all, it’s also a spectacular spot to be part of New Year’s Eve festivities and, of course, marvel at the Burj Khalifa fireworks. So select from indoor seating (AED 2000 per person) or outdoor seating (AED 3000 per person).

Cuisine: Italian

Address: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: 12:30 hrs to 1:00 hrs (midnight)

Contact: 04 423 0982


5. Karam Beirut

Karam Beirut

Plentiful foods and drinks with unbeatable views of Burj Khalifa right next to you promise you a total package when you choose Karam Beirut for your New Year’s Eve experience in Dubai. A sumptuous menu of Lebanese specialties, plus comfortable seating and impressive hospitality, pairs seamlessly with the astonishing Dubai Fountain show and the much-awaited fireworks display.

Cuisine: Lebanese

Address: Level Lower Ground Floor, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: 12:30 hrs to 1:00 hrs (midnight)

Contact: 04 33 99 789

6. Tribes

Tribes Carnivore Dubai

This African-inspired restaurant comes with a menu that has strong influences of French, Dutch, Malay, and Arabian flavors. With perfect pairings of desserts, beverages, mocktails, and healthy elixirs, you can indulge in an epic dining experience. And not to mention the stunning vistas, as it is one of the best places in Dubai to take in the spurts of fire exploding from the mighty Burj Khalifa on New Year’s Eve.

Cuisine: African

Address: Star Atrium, 2nd floor, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: 12:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs

Contact: 04 226 4974


7. Sky Views Observatory

The recently unveiled Sky Views Observatory within the Address Sky View Hotel has designed an exclusive dinner package to welcome 2024. Apart from delicious food, house beverages, and immersive live entertainment, the main highlight is undoubtedly the direct, unhindered views over the fireworks and superlative laser show. The package rates start at AED 1200.

Cuisine: NYE Themed Dining

Address: Address Sky View Emaar Square Area Downtown – Dubai

NYE Timing: 19:00 hrs till Midnight


8. Gal


Address Downtown’s classy GAL on the hotel’s lobby level serves up a fusion of Turkish and Mediterranean delights. And obviously, it offers the closest and the most visually stunning standpoint to enjoy Burj Khalifa fireworks bursting around you. So, for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience in Dubai, go ahead and pick an ideal package, such as a dinner or beverage package.

Cuisine: Turkish – Mediterranean

Address: Lobby Level, Address Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, UAE

Timing: 16:30 hrs to 03:00 hrs

Contact: 04 5897883

9. The Garden

STK Steakhouse

The Garden is a hotspot for upscale dining and drinking experiences in Dubai. After all, it defines fineness in every aspect, with its outstanding menu, remarkable hospitality, super chic décor, and exquisite outdoor settings, among others. Located on the hotel’s lobby level, it’s also noteworthy for the incomparable views of the surroundings, mainly the Burj Khalifa and Souk Al Bahar. The menu includes delectable beef dishes like tartare, USDA prime fillet, roasted salmon and New York cheesecake. So, what better way to spend New Year’s Eve in Dubai?

Cuisine: American

Address: Lobby Level, Address Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, UAE

Timing: 08:00 hrs to 02:00 hrs (next day)

Contact: 04 4368888


10. Buhayra Lounge

Buhayra Lounge has a lively ambiance with its traditional-style Arabian tents and fantastic offers, including Shisha, mezzeh, etc. It can be found on the hotel’s first floor. So reserve your seat in advance and get ready to relish the best cocktails and music against the Burj Khalifa and its extraordinary fireworks extravaganza.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Address: First Floor, Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: 08:00 hrs to 01:00 hrs (midnight)

Contact: 04 4287961

11. Asado


Asado is another recommended restaurant to watch the fireworks blazing down through the Burj Khalifa as the clock strikes 12. Designed to honor the celebrated Argentinian culture, this steakhouse is equally noteworthy for its vibrant atmosphere, live entertainment, and world-class gastronomic delights. So be part of its New Year’s Eve Fiesta with an exuberant Latin party ambiance, featuring a six-course menu and a live DJ performance by Argentinian musicians.

Cuisine: Argentinian

Address: First Floor, Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: 18:00 hrs to 23:30 hrs

Contact: 04 4287961

12. Thiptara



Thiptara is one of the best Thai restaurants in Dubai. Apart from the delicious Thai seafood and elegant settings, it boasts unobstructed views of the surroundings (especially the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain). Needless to say, on New Year’s Eve, the appeal and liveliness are doubled with the magnificent midnight fireworks show in the backdrop.

Cuisine: Thai

Address: Lobby Level, Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, UAE

Timing: 18:00 hrs to 23:30 hrs for dining & 17:00 hrs to 02:00 hrs (lounge access)

Contact: 04 4287961

Guide to Burj Khalifa Fireworks

  • The fireworks start when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve.
  • It is important to reach the area of the restaurant at least by 17:00 hrs as the traffic becomes congested and the roads close to the Burj Khalifa are closed a few hours before midnight.
  • If you are using the metro to commute to the Burj Khalifa on New Year’s Eve, you need to know that the Burj Khalifa metro station will be closed from 22:00 to 06:00 hrs (next day). You would have to board a metro from the metro stations of Dubai Mall, DIFC, or Business Bay to return home.


As we’ve listed our top tips and suggestions, it’s now up to you to zero in on an ideal spot to see the stunning Burj Khalifa fireworks in their absolute grandeur.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

  • 11 thoughts on “Best Restaurants with Amazing Burj Khalifa Fireworks View this New Year’s Eve
    1. Avatar for Rezmin

      Is it necessary to reach at 17:00 hrs to watch the fireworks despite booking a spot in advance?

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        Since Dubai receives a huge number of footfalls during the New Year’s Eve, all the roads get busy due to heavy traffic. That’s why reaching the sport early makes sense.

    2. Avatar for Rezmin

      Do all these restaurants charge extra for offering the best table or location to watch the Burj Khalifa fireworks?

    3. Avatar for Rezmin

      I visited Dubai with my family on New Year’s Eve to bid a farewell to 2022. We were delighted to see the pomp and show throughout the city. We enjoyed the fireworks at the Palm Jumeirah. Next time, we will surely watch the Burj Khalifa fireworks.

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        There are many spots in Dubai that display fireworks during the New Year’s Eve. But enjoying it at Burj Khalifa is a different experience.

    4. Avatar for Rezmin

      Which restaurant listed here offers the best package and table to watch the Burj Khalifa fireworks?

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        All these restaurants offer a decent package but getting the best space to enjoy the fireworks is not guaranteed.

    5. Avatar for Rezmin

      I liked the Thai Restaurant – Thiptara. The unobstructed view of the Burj Khalifa along with the Dubai Fountain and the fireworks at its backdrop can be best enjoyed from here.

    6. Avatar for Rezmin

      Hi there can you please email me about restaurants for NYE 2022, I woukd like to ask for some advice.

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