Things to do for New Year's Eve 2020

The best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai

Fireworks, feasting and festivities – New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dubai are always something special. If you plan to visit the city for the countdown, there are plenty of ways to welcome in 2020. Here are just a few to consider.

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See the fireworks

Across the city

See the fireworks

Across the city

Make sure to grab your spot early

Dubai likes to ring in every New Year with explosive grandeur. Pyrotechnics are expected to burst from iconic landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah. Many popular venues will sell tickets for perfect vantage points, or you can simply join the crowd at Dubai’s various outdoor districts offering great views of the displays. Just remember – seeing Dubai’s awe-inspiring NYE fireworks is popular and access is limited, so plan to reach your viewing spot super early. 

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Out of the ordinary

Desert safaris

Out of the ordinary

Desert safaris

SLEEP UNDER THE STARS BEDOUIN-STYLE

If you’re in Dubai for New Year’s Eve, then there’s no better place to celebrate the occasion than the desert. The emirate’s vast landscapes offer a unique escape from traditional festivities, so welcome the New Year in a new way with your loved ones. Platinum Heritage has curated a variety of desert safari options that include a delicious feast, live cultural entertainment and fireworks, so whether you want to spend a night under a starlit sky or get back into the city in time for all the parties, you’re bound to find something that suits you. Luxurious, authentic and exciting – Dubai’s desert safaris have it all.
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Natural thrills

Explore Hatta

Natural thrills

Explore Hatta

AN AUTHENTIC MOUNTAIN ESCAPE

It’s not all glamorous parties and decadent dinners this NYE. Indulge in the great outdoors for a different kind of celebration in Hatta, an exclave of Dubai located in the scenic Hajar Mountains. A must-see for nature and adventure lovers, Hatta is home to a wealth of adrenaline-pumping activities. Head to the Hatta Wadi Hub adventure centre for mountain biking, zip-lining, kayaking, hiking and more. For those who prefer a slower pace, explore the region’s natural treasures and cultural attractions, including Hatta Lake and Heritage Village for an unforgettable start to 2020. If you plan ahead, you'll be able to book an overnight stay at the chic Hatta Damani Lodges or Sedr Trailer Resort.

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Celebrate in style

Yacht parties

Celebrate in style

Yacht parties

CRUISE INTO THE NEW YEAR

Looking to do something different? Then, design your very own ultimate New Year’s Eve bash. Charter a private yacht with Royal Yachts for an exclusive party and get the works with options for live musicians and catering menus. Or, you can get in on one of Amwaj Al Bahar’s fabulous cruises that include a gourmet buffet and all-night dancing. Intimate dinner or a thrilling party – spend a spectacular New Year Eve’s floating along Dubai’s coastline where you can nab unparalleled views of the city's fireworks.
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Rooftop sessions

Dubai’s lounges

Rooftop sessions

Dubai’s lounges

DJS, DANCING AND MORE

If you fancy hitting the dance floor at one of the city’s buzzing lounges known for attracting the world’s top DJs, there are plenty of choices for this New Year’s Eve, including popular nightspot WHITE Dubai. Start 2020 on a high note by dancing under the stars at a rooftop lounge. A few of our favorites include 40 Kong at The H Hotel, Iris Dubai at The Oberoi in Business Bay, and Mercury Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach.
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