Dubai

Things to Do For New Year's Eve 2017

Fireworks, exclusive parties, unforgettable dining experiences—can Dubai outdo itself this New Year's Eve?
New Year’s celebrations in Dubai are always special. If you plan to be in our Emirate over the holiday period, there are plenty of ways to welcome in 2017. Here are five ideas to help your holiday planning.

1

Watch the fireworks

Watch the fireworks

During the 2014 New Year’s celebration, Dubai set the world record for the largest firework display with 479,651 shells released in a six-minute show. We always like to ring in every New Year with explosive grandeur at a number of iconic landmarks including the Burj KhalifaBurj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah. All you need to do is grab a blanket and pick a picnic spot – and be sure to arrive early.

2

Attend a Royal Gala at Atlantis, The Palm

Attend a Royal Gala at Atlantis, The Palm

Find your way into the annual extravaganza at Atlantis The Palm, one of the city’s most sought-after New Year’s Eve parties. Start with canapés until a 26-piece live band kicks off, devour a luxury buffet serving everything from lobster and caviar to shawarmas and fajitas, and enjoy a grandstand view of The Palm and the stirring Dubai skyline.

3

Party the night away at Meydan

Party the night away at Meydan

Experience the extravagance of Meydan’s NY Eve celebration with unique dinner options, a perfect view of the Burj Khalifa’s fireworks over Dubai’s iconic Downtown skyline and high-energy concert. Featuring DJ Duo Axwell and Ingrosso, this glamorous celebration will help you kick off the New Year on a very high note.
4

Get on the world’s biggest wooden dhow

Get on the world’s biggest wooden dhow

Jump aboard the world’s biggest wooden dhow, a majestic three-tiered vessel, at Dubai Creek. Dig into a luxury five-course buffet dinner prepared by chefs from Mövenpick, enjoy a live entertainment show displaying the traditional Tanoura dance until the DJ spins the decks, all the while enjoying magnificent views of the city skyline as you journey along the water.
5

Head to a lounge

Make a dinner reservation

Head to a lounge

Make a dinner reservation

Dubai’s restaurants, offering a staggering variety of global cuisine, are known to have special menus and celebrations planned for New Year’s Eve.
If you don’t fancy a quiet setting, head to one of the city’s buzzing nightspots, which bring in some of the world’s top DJ and performance artists for their parties. Top places include PierchicMercury Lounge, and 360.
6

Head to a desert safari party

Head to a desert safari party

If you’re travelling to Dubai in a large group, head to the desert with Dubai Desert Safari to experience a quintessential Arabian night. There will be a live band playing fusion music, a dance show and an international buffet dinner with live barbecue stations.