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Ring in 2021 with these New Year's Eve shows and parties

Mon, November 23, 2020

From live concerts and beachside celebrations to fireworks aplenty, Dubai knows how to usher in the new year in style.

From live concerts and beachside celebrations to fireworks aplenty, Dubai knows how to usher in the new year in style.


KISS 2020 Goodbye at Atlantis, The Palm

Legendary rock band KISS will be performing live at Atlantis, The Palm in what’s already becoming one of the city’s most talked-about concerts. Not only is the event eyeing a world record for the largest pyrotechnics show, but it’s also part of the band’s last ever world tour. Whether you choose to livestream the concert or watch history in the making from the balcony of your Atlantis room, it will be a rocking start to 2021.

KISS 2020 Goodbye
  • 31 Dec 2020

Night of music at Dubai Opera

End the year on a high note at Dubai Opera. Expect an evening of upbeat tunes from DJ Saif & Sound and Carrie Gibson’s Nuvo Soul band who will be playing live all through the night. The popular Downtown venue will be transformed into a grand hall where guests can also enjoy a gourmet dinner with canapes of starters, mains and desserts.

New Year's Eve 2021 at Dubai Opera
  • 31 Dec 2020

Party at The Penthouse

The Penthouse Dubai

Get ready to bid farewell to 2020 in style at The Penthouse, one of Dubai’s most popular rooftop lounges. Located 16 floors up the FIVE Palm Jumeirah hotel, the hotspot has a night of revelry planned for 31 December. Get ready to feast on delicious food, groove to fresh beats thanks to a line-up of live entertainment, and admire the fireworks at midnight. We'll see you there!


All aboard the Lotus Mega Yacht


Looking for a different way to celebrate this year? Consider boarding the Lotus Mega Yacht to enjoy New Year’s Eve at sea. Take in views of the Dubai skyline from the water as you pass by famed sights such as the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis, The Palm. This luxury yacht has it all, including multiple entertainment decks and an onboard cinema. Book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.


Beachside fun at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

No ordinary celebration, the Ottoman-inspired setting of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray will play host to a beachside extravaganza at the popular Plaj restaurant. Enjoy a five-star Mediterranean-inspired buffet on the sands before making your way to The MusicHall that presents a club-theatre experience like no other. Remember to book tickets early as seats are limited.


Desert soiree at Bab Al Shams

Experience a local twist to New Year’s Eve celebrations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. The luxury resort is hosting a glamorous soiree for visitors at the signature Al Hadheerah restaurant, complete with a gourmet dinner, live band, dancers, an international DJ and a wonderful fireworks display at midnight. It’s a family-friendly party, so all ages are welcome.


Creekside vibes at QD’s

A laidback al fresco favourite, QD’s at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is pulling out all the stops for a New Year’s Eve party to remember. With prime views overlooking the waters of Dubai Creek and the city skyline in the distance, there will be plenty of delicious food to enjoy, live entertainment and signature sets from the resident DJ. Come midnight and all eyes will be on the fireworks displays lighting up the night sky.


You won't be Sorry at Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity NYE with Joel Corry

Book tickets to an upscale surf-and-turf sit-down dinner at the beach venue, where DJ and producer Joel Corry will provide the ultimate soundtrack to your celebrations. This past year has been huge for the artist, whose breakout track Sorry catapulted him to the spotlight – and he has continued to deliver with chart-topping hits such as Head and Heart and Lonely.

Joel Corry at Zero Gravity
  • 22 Jan 2021
  • Zero Gravity

Live tunes by Nassif Zeytoun

Nassif NYE

The Syrian superstar fondly known as Abou Elias, Nassif Zeytoun, is arriving at the Dubai World Trade Centre, his trusty oud and piano at the ready. Hear the charismatic Star Academy Arab World winner perform hit numbers including Bi Rabbek and Mesh Aam Tezbat Maae for fans in Dubai, a tasteful and uplifting experience.  

Nassif Zeitoun Live
  • 31 Dec 2020

Double the star power at Soho Garden

Soho NYE

House fans are in for quite the evening with appearances by Manchester-based music duo Mark Richards and James Eliot – better known as Solardo – as well as Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer, or Adriatique. Enjoy a delectable four-course meal whipped up by the outdoor venue's talented culinary team while the musicians add their own flavour to the evening, with a little help from Soho Garden's resident DJs.

Solardo at Soho Garden
  • 31 Dec 2020
  • Soho Garden

Spectacular family celebrations

NYE at Emirates Golf

Parents and little ones alike will have a ball at Emirates Golf Club's gala. Set at The Lawn, which boasts spectacular views of the Dubai Marina skyline, everyone can enjoy a delicious meal, live Stevie Wonder and Rod Stewart tribute acts and a fireworks show to light up the night. 

New Year's Eve at Emirates Golf Club
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2020

Glamorous galas with Lolita


Russian singing sensation Lolita Milyavskaya and the Burj Al Arab are pairing up for one of the most extravagant events of the new year. While the Ranevskaya singer belts out audience favourites, one after another, guests can tuck into a decadent dinner prepared by the hotel's world-class chefs. Right in time for midnight, you'll be ushered to a terrace with 360-degree views so you can catch all the fireworks.

Lolita live for New Year's Eve
  • 31 Dec 2020
  • Burj Al Arab

Jazz with Monique Thomas

Monique Thomas

Opt for a slower pace while keeping it classy at DIFC, which is temporarily host to Winter Vibes at Gate Avenue presents Jazz Garden. Monique Thomas, a master of jazz, soul, gospel and pop, will have you swinging into the new calendar with her trademark style. Revel in the starlight, winter weather and smooth tunes – while snacking on delicious treats from onsite food kiosks – and catch Downtown Dubai's fireworks at midnight. 

Winter Vibes at The Jazz Garden: Monique Thomas
  • 31 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021
  • Gate Avenue, DIFC

Beach bash at Barasti

Barasti NYE

Nothing says Dubai like a party on the beach. Book yourself tickets to the Barasti Lockdown Breakout NYE Party, which rolls into the early hours of 2021 with live entertainment from the Sweet Chilli Jam and resident DJs. Make the most of star and skyline lit celebrations – and see for yourself what makes Barasti one of Dubai's most popular waterside venues.

New Year's Eve at Barasti
  • 31 Dec 2020
  • Barasti

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