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New Year’s Eve for families

Family fun and fireworks this New Year’s Eve in Dubai
Bring the family to Dubai for an unforgettable farewell to another great year. Spend the final moments of 2018 watching an inspiring fireworks display at an iconic venue, savouring a beach picnic or celebrating at a fabulous gala. Wherever you choose to go, the whole family is in for a fabulous welcome to 2019.
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Fireworks at Downtown Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Fireworks at Downtown Dubai

Burj Khalifa

THE MOST ANTICIPATED FIREWORKS SHOW

Downtown Dubai is preparing to host a brilliant display of fireworks this New Year’s Eve. The record-breaking Burj Khalifa will once again be the spotlight of a dynamic pyrotechnic-show for the whole world to see and enjoy. This unforgettable show attracts hundreds of thousands visitors every year, so arrive early and grab a great spot to make the most of the celebration. Other incredible vantage points include Souk Al Bahar and Burj Park, where you can book a table at a restaurant in advance to guarantee a spot.


Cost: Free entry

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Party on The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm

Party on The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm

BOUNCY CASTLES AND MORE

Guests heading to Atlantis, The Palm’s New Year’s Eve Royal Gala can drop off children under 12 at their very own Under the Sea-themed celebration for free. As the parents feast on gourmet cuisine and beachside live entertainment, the little ones can enjoy an action-packed night filled with arts and crafts, themed activities as well as ringside views of the fireworks. This is one family celebration you can’t miss out on. 


Tickets: AED3,200 for adults; AED2,240 for children aged between 12 and 20 years. For each adult, one child under 12 is admitted free.
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Picnic at the beach

Jumeirah beaches

Picnic at the beach

Jumeirah beaches

SEA, SAND AND SPARKLES

Dubai’s beaches are an excellent spot to watch the spectacular NYE fireworks at Atlantis, The Palm. Pack a picnic and point yourselves towards a stretch of sand at Kite Beach, close to Burj Al Arab. Get there early to catch the sunset before settling in for the night. If you prefer to enjoy a little entertainment in the lead-up to the countdown, head to The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). The hip urban beach precinct is a hive of activity with an array of great restaurants with views of the sea and spectacle in the distance.

Cost: Free entry
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Around the world

Global Village

Around the world

Global Village

COUNTDOWN TO SHOWTIME

Spend the evening counting down to midnight at Global Village, Dubai’s seasonal entertainment and shopping amusement park. Throughout the night, enjoy music and dance at a number of stage shows in the outdoor arena, taking breaks in between to discover thrilling rides and carnival-themed attractions. This is also the best place to pick authentic souvenirs from around the world, with Global Village hosting 27 pavilions representing 78 countries this edition. The best part? A family of four can attend for under AED100.

Tickets: AED15 (General Admission); AED99 (Family Pack)
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Theme park thrills

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Theme park thrills

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Meet your favourite superheroes

Head to IMG Worlds of Adventure with the family for a New Year’s Eve celebration with a difference. State-of-the-art rides at this sprawling venue bring all your favourite Marvel and Cartoon Network characters to life, including The Avengers, Spider-Man and The Powerpuff Girls. Popular with all ages, the prehistoric world of dinosaurs at the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zone can’t be missed. With meet and greet opportunities and delicious dining options, IMG Worlds of Adventure is an exciting way to ring in 2019.

Tickets: AED285 for adults, AED255 for children up to 1.2m in height
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A memorable meal

Karak House

A memorable meal

Karak House

Savour the best of Emirati hospitality

Karak House delights this NYE with a special menu in an extraordinary setting, thanks to its enviable location on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. The restaurant will host plenty of games and activities for the family to enjoy, including bingo and face painting. Dinner is an equally worthy distraction thanks to Karak House's contemporary twist on Emirati cuisine – think avocado and pomegranate salad, spiced lamb cutlets and creamy rose milk cake. Book a terrace table to dine under the stars and enjoy prime views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks at midnight.

Cost: From AED750 per person for terrace seating. Children under five years dine for free