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New Year in Dubai

Things to do in Dubai on New Year's Eve 2022-23

Mon, November 7, 2022

With glitz, glamour and a whole lot of celebrations in Dubai, there's no better place to ring in the new year.

With glitz, glamour and a whole lot of celebrations in Dubai, there's no better place to ring in the new year.


Catch the fireworks


With splendid displays of fireworks at the city's world-famous landmarks, New Year's Eve celebrations are always a grand affair in Dubai. This year, Burj Khalifa will no doubt be a show-stopping centre-piece as stunning fireworks, lights and lasers flash across the Downtown sky. Head down to Dubai Mall early to secure your viewing spot at the Dubai Fountain promenade, or book a prime table at some of the many restaurants. Other spots to watch the night sky light up include Bluewaters Island, Dubai Festival City Mall and Atlantis, The Palm.


Dance the night away with Kylie Minogue

NYE Kylie Minogue
Atlantis, The Palm is pulling out all the stops for their New Year's Eve Gala Dinner which will feature a live concert by Kylie Minogue, a lavish buffet spread and a multitude of live cooking stations – and that is just for starters. As the clock strikes midnight, watch the sky light up with a breathtaking display of one of the most highly anticipated fireworks shows in the world. You can also choose from special dinner packages at Atlantis' leading restaurants, including Ossiano, Nobu and Bread Street Kitchen.
NYE: Kylie Minogue at Atlantis, The Palm
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2022
  • Atlantis, The Palm

Book a yacht party


Spend a spectacular New Year's Eve gliding along the moonlit waters of Dubai, and watch in awe as celebratory fireworks light up the city. Gather your friends and charter a yacht with Xclusive Yachts to plan your very own intimate party complete with tailored menus, or hop aboard one of Amwaj Al Bahar's luxury vessels and let their expert staff take charge. Just make sure to call in advance if you're planning a bespoke experience.  


Celebrate Bedouin-style

Travelling to Dubai for New Year's Eve? Dubai's desert offers an escape from the bustle of the city so you can ring in the new year in a tranquil way. A curated list of options, courtesy of 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're sure to find something that suits you. You can also check into a luxury hotel amid the dunes or celebrate with celebrity-favourite Sonara Camp.

Escape the city


Venture to the great outdoors for a tranquil celebration. Hatta, an exclave by the scenic Hajar mountains, offers nature and adventure enthusiasts both picturesque views and numerous activities to indulge in. Head to the Hatta Wadi Hub adventure centre for mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and other active pursuits, or slow down the pace and explore the area's most popular cultural attractions such as the Hatta Fort and Heritage Village. Afterwards, camp under the stars – or stay in one of a myriad of resorts – and wake up to a brand new year.


Dine in style

Sushi Clap

Dubai presents an incredible array of world-class restaurants to spice up New Year's Eve plans and we can't think of a better way to welcome 2023 than with a feast. Don't know where to start? Check out the city's hottest new restaurants or discover what's cooking at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) – home to some of the city's best dining options. Some of of our favourite DIFC eateries include Zuma, Indochine and CLAP


Book a stay to remember

Taj Exotica the Palm Hotel

Whether a staycation for residents or a glamorous getaway for visitors, Dubai's hotel and resorts always present dazzling winter packages. While the neighbourhoods of Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina are always popular options, the island of Palm Jumeirah shines a little brighter this season. Book a sunny beach retreat at one of the island's luxury resorts, such as the Taj Exotica, W Dubai, Raffles or Jumeirah Zabeel Saray to enjoy activities for all ages and lively dinners with New Year's Eve menus.


Follow the beat


Dubai loves a great party so the end of 2022 is sure to end on a high note  Book one of the many theatrical supper clubs that have popped up around the city like DREAM at Address Beach Resort, Papillon or Billionaire Dubai. Take your pick from DJ sets at rooftop lounge Treehouse in Business Bay, Meydan's Soho Garden or Dubai Marina hotspots like Zero Gravity and The Penthouse which fly in international names that are sure to keep things upbeatStay tuned to Dubai Calendar to avoid missing out on all the electric live entertainment.


Live the high life at AURA Skypool

the best beach
A visit to AURA Skypool is always an extraordinary experience, and this New Year's Eve, the team is going all out to make sure you have the time of your life. Every spot on the deck of the world's first and highest 360-degree pool will offer spectacular views of the city's fireworks-lit skyline. Savour chef Craig Best's Pan-Asian plates while phenomenal live performances and upbeat DJ sets keep you company till the early hours.

Ring in 2023 with international stars

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