With its array of man-made & natural attractions, Dubai is a travelers’ paradise. Tourists from all corners of the globe flock to this emirate all round the year. But at certain times of the year, the magnetic charm of Dubai increases manifolds. And one such time is during the New Year.
Dubai’s New Year parties are in a class of their own. Every year, these parties keep on setting newer benchmarks of grandeur, gaiety, and enthusiastic participation. From never-seen-before fireworks to rollicking parties in the most hip & happening luxurious hotels, Dubai’s New Year parties are the last words in exuberance.
We would run out of options if we were to prepare a list of the places to be in to enjoy New Year in Dubai. However, we have made an effort to trim the list. Read on to know more about the 5 evergreen places to celebrate New Year in Dubai.
1. Have a Blast at Burj Khalifa
This has got to be among the best ways to bring in the New Year. The astounding display of fireworks in the skies above Burj Khalifa on New Year’s Eve has become the stuff of legends around the globe. The stunning fireworks show, coupled with the amazingly-lit fountain, create a mind-boggling show which no superlative adjective is sufficient to describe. For catching the best views of this hypnotic show, reach the venue by early evening & grab a good viewing position.
2. Overnight Desert Safari Camp
Unending miles of dazzling golden sands, interspersed with cacti and the stray camels – Dubai’s deserts never cease to fascinate you. Adrenaline junkies have a lot on offer here – dune bashing in the sturdy SUVs which zoom up a sand dune, only to zip down at breakneck speeds – and also quad biking. After some pulsating action on the desert sands on New Year’s Eve in Dubai, bid the last day of the year adieu amidst the stunning views of the setting sun across the horizon. The evening would be brought to life with awesome Arabic Shisha, belly dancing, and fire show – not to forget the generous buffet spread of the most mouthwatering local & global cuisine.
3. Dhow Cruise Dubai Marina
Looking for a serene & comfortable way to welcome the New Year, while also indulging in a lot of fun? Then the New Year dhow cruise on Dubai Marina is the place for you to be on New Year. The fascinating parties aboard the dhow – a traditional Arabian seafaring vessel, refurbished with every modern amenity – are in a league of their own. The dhow cruises along the placid waters of the gulf off the stupendous Dubai Marina coastline as you enjoy the stunning views of the Dubai skyline. Sip on the welcome drink or some tea/coffee as the dhow sails on. Shake a leg in the dance floor to the tunes of the latest hits. Stuff yourself with the choices of cuisines and then, enjoy the Tanoura dance show.
4. Dhow Cruise Dubai Creek
Want to explore the older corners of Dubai from the comfort of a luxurious dhow? Then hop on to the dhow cruise at Dubai Creek. Amidst a vibrant atmosphere on the dhow – fitted with every modern amenity – help yourself to a steaming cup of coffee or welcome fruit drink and admire the magnificence of the Creek coastline, where old & new Dubai perfectly cohabit. The live music by the DJ onboard will surely pull you to the dance floor. Satiate your taste buds with some delectable buffet dinner, consisting of both local & international delicacies, and treat yourself to live local dance shows. And the icing on the cake? The stunning fireworks display at midnight that would illuminate the skies above the city.
5. Celebration at Palm Jumeirah
One of the most hip & happening places to celebrate the New Year is the Palm Jumeirah. Located in one of the most vibrant parts of Dubai, the Palm Jumeirah New Year parties set new standards with their exuberance, glitz, and other spectacles. Pulsating music, rocking dance floors, live entertainment shows, and mouthwatering cuisine from all across the globe make a memorable New Year’s Eve for the visitors – where merriment doesn’t seem to end. Some of the major New Year party venues here are The Pointe, Argentina Grill, Acapella, Kazoza, Social Distrikt, etc. And a fitting finale to the evening would be the spectacular fireworks display at midnight at the Palm West Beach and Club Vista Mare.
So, these were the best places to welcome the New Year in Dubai. If you know any other such places then do let us know by adding your comment.