Things to do for New Year's Eve 2020

Dubai offers visitors numerous ways to ring in the new year with glitz, glamour and style

Fireworks, festivities and delicious cuisines – New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dubai are always a memorable affair. If you are planning to visit the city for the countdown, here are a few options you may want to consider to welcome 2020.

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NYE fireworks

Across the city

NYE fireworks

Across the city

Grab your spot early!

With splendid displays of fireworks at iconic landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah, New Year's Eve celebrations are always a grand affair in Dubai.

Get front-row views from the city's most popular venues such as Souk Al Bahar that features many restaurant with outdoor terraces, or simply join the crowd at Dubai's various outdoor districts such as La Mer or Al Seef. Spaces fill up quick, so ensure you reach your viewing point early. Want to stay one step ahead? Follow our insider tips to making the most of this special occasion.
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Luxe lounges

Non-stop music

Luxe lounges

Non-stop music

DJs, Dancing and more

Want to dance the night away on New Year's Eve? Look no further, take your pick from some of the best lounges the city has to offer. Most venues like WHITE Dubai, Zero Gravity, Iris Dubai and WET Deck, will feature international DJs playing top dance music and fabulous food to usher in the new year.

Start 2020 on a high note by celebrating it with your near and dear ones under the stars, at any one of the best rooftop lounges in town. Or get your tickets for A-list parties featuring top talent such as Nelly, Ne-Yo and Jonas Blue.
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New Year's Eve cruises

Yacht parties

New Year's Eve cruises

Yacht parties

Set sail into the new year

Spend a spectacular New Year's Eve gliding down the moon-lit waters along Dubai's coastline, and watch as the fireworks light up the city in celebration. Plan an unforgettable night by chartering a yacht with Royal Yachts or Xclusive Yachts, where expert teams can help plan a bespoke party complete with live musicians and tailored menus.

Alternatively, you can book in to celebrate the eve of 2020 aboard one of Amwaj Al Bahar's luxury yachts, which features a fabulous gourmet spread and slick service. At midnight, don't forget to look to the horizon for views of the many fireworks displays taking place across the city.
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Desert fun

Overnight safaris

Desert fun

Overnight safaris

Under the starry skies, Bedouin-style

Travelling to Dubai for New Year's Eve? Dubai's desert offers visitors a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to celebrate the start of 2020 in a tranquil way with your loved ones.

Plan your own DIY picnic on the sands or contact the experts for an incomparable experience. A curated list of options, courtesy Platinum Heritage, includes a variety of desert safari packages, complete with live cultural entertainment and fireworks. Whether you intend on spending the night under the starry skies or want to head back to the city in time for the countdown, you are sure to find something that suits you.
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Amid nature

Explore Hatta

Amid nature

Explore Hatta

Escape to the mountains with the family

Want to celebrate New Year's Eve differently this year? Escape to the great outdoors for a unique experience. Hatta, an enclave of Dubai offers nature and adventure-lovers a picturesque view of the scenic Hajar Mountains and numerous activities to indulge in.

Head to the Hatta Wadi Hub adventure centre for mountain biking, zip-lining, kayaking, hiking and more. For those who prefer exploring, there are numerous cultural attractions including Hatta Lake and the Heritage Village. Book an overnight stay at the chic Hatta Damani Lodges or Sedr Trailer Resort for a memorable start to 2020. Don't worry if you've left planning too late, as you can still take advantage of the dedicated camping grounds here complete with barbecue facilities.
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