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New Year in Dubai

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the family

Fri, November 25, 2022

From dazzling fireworks to picnicking on the beach, wherever you go in Dubai, you're in for a fabulous welcome to 2023.

From dazzling fireworks to picnicking on the beach, wherever you go in Dubai, you're in for a fabulous welcome to 2023.


Watch the fireworks

Dubai Fireworks

Dubai is always host to brilliant fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve and a highlight is the Burj Khalifa lighting up with a laser and fireworks spectacular year after year. Combine the show with dinner by reserving a table at nearby restaurants – a few hotspots to consider are CÉ LA VI at Address Sky View, Asado at Palace Downtown and Abd El Wahab at Souk Al Bahar. Over at Palm Jumeirah, the best views of the famed Atlantis, The Palm fireworks can also be admired from The Pointe.


Picnic by the beach

Kite Beach

Dubai’s beaches are an excellent spot to ring in the New Year. Free to access, Kite Beach is ideal for a fun-filled picnic with views of the Burj Al Arab. Get there early to catch the sunset before settling in for the night. If you prefer a little entertainment leading up to the countdown, make your way to The Beach opposite Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). This hip urban beach precinct features an array of restaurants with sea views, ideal for a sparkling New Year's night.


Travel the world

Global Village Dubai
Count down to midnight at Global Village, Dubai’s seasonal entertainment and shopping destination. In previous years, visitors got to enjoy music and cultural dance performances at the outdoor arena all night long, and, in between breaks, explored delicious dining kiosks, thrilling rides and carnival-themed attractions. Global Village is a great place to shop one-of-a-kind buys and souvenirs from around the world with grand pavilions representing more than 90 cultures. 

Experience Emirati hospitality

If you're looking for a touch of local tradition, then look no further than Karak House. It boasts an extraordinary setting, thanks to its enviable location on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. The restaurant is popular among gourmands for its contemporary twist on Emirati cuisine. Book a table out on the terrace to dine under the stars with prime views of the Burj Khalifa at midnight. Alternatively, try Al Fanar restaurant at Dubai Festival City Mall or Logma in Dubai Mall – both offer contemporary takes on Emirati classics.

Karak House
Food & Drink
  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd - Downtown Dubai - Dubai

Stay, play and dine at Dubai's best

Atlantis Hotel

Hotels across Dubai are set to host elaborate extravaganzas, so there's something for all ages to enjoy. For example, Atlantis, The Palm's celebrations are a key fixture on Dubai's New Year's Eve calendar, dazzling with delicious feasts and live entertainment. Little ones aged three and younger can join in the fun for free at many of the restaurants this year, including Nobu, Bread Street Kitchen and Kaleidoscope.


Get a new look for the new year

Dubai Shopping Festival Dubai Hills Mall
Amid all the celebrations, don't forget that Dubai Shopping Festival is decking the malls with incredible discounts and activities for the whole family. Find live entertainment aplenty, and lots of fun for little ones. Get fitted for a whole new wardrobe by your favourite brands and seek special festivities at the city's renowned retail hotspots, including Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and the al fresco favourite, Al Seef.
Dubai Shopping Festival
  • Citywide

Be amazed by the Fontana Circus


After an incredible run, internationally-renowned Fontana Circus will be wrapping up its Dubai debut with a dazzling New Year's Eve show. A favourite among kids, the Cirque Du Liban production is a travelling water circus that combines extraordinary acrobatics with musical acts and aerial thrills. Ring in 2023 with a unique entertainment offering and catch the show for one last hurrah of the year!

Fontana Circus
Live shows
  • 26 Feb 2023
  • Dubai Festival City Mall

New Year's Eve Gala at Riva Beach Club

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Revelers of all ages are invited to usher in 2023 with a grand gala dinner at popular family spot Riva Beach Club. BBQ grills, a seafood buffet and a sumptuous dessert station will tempt young and old alike. Get in the mood with live entertainment before heading to the beach as the clock strikes midnight to enjoy the Burj Al Arab fireworks display. Best of all, it's free for those under six, while 6-12 year-olds pay AED350 and adult pricing starts at AED699.


Have a decadent night at Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Sal Restaurant Dubai

If you are looking to tick a bucket-list new year's experience off the list, then arguably the Burj Al Arab is one of the most iconic places to see in 2023. Feast on a four-course Southern European set menu from 8pm till 11:30pm at SAL, with live entertainment that will have all ages on their feet. Prices start at AED12,000 for adults and AED6,000 for children between 4 and 11 years-old.


Feel the festive vibe at City Walk

City Walk's bright lights and pedestrian promenades are ideal for roaming around in with shops, restaurants and attractions that will delight all members of the family. New Year's Eve sees the area beautifully decorated, with eateries offering special menus to celebrate 2023. Carnivores can opt for Turkish steakhouse Butcha's four-course feast (from AED445 for adults and children from AED150), taste a touch of spice at Pan-Arabic favourite Sikka Cafe (from AED265 for adults, AED65 for children) or popular Boaz (from AED295 for adults, AED150 for children) which is perched at the centre of the main plaza.
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