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New Year in Dubai

Things to do in Dubai on New Year's Eve 2023-24

Mon, October 23, 2023

With glitz, glamour and celebrations galore, there's no better place to ring in the new year.

With glitz, glamour and celebrations galore, 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 centrepiece 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 one of the many restaurants. Other spots to watch the night sky light up include Bluewaters Island, Dubai Festival City Mall and Atlantis, The Palm.

Rock the night away with Sting

English music sensation Sting is all set to ensure you have the best start to 2024 at Atlantis, The Palm's New Year's Eve Gala. As always, you can expect a fun-packed night at one of the city's most premium venues featuring a 30-piece live band, lavish buffet spread, fresh delicacies from live-cooking stations and a live performance by the iconic singer.
NYE with Sting at Atlantis, The Palm
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2023
  • 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 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 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.

Sing along with John Newman

john newman nye gala dinner rixos premium

Dress up from head-to-toe for Rixos Premium Dubai’s New Year's Eve Gala Dinner on 31 December. This extravaganza will feature exciting live entertainment by John Newman, a lavish buffet, and dazzling views of fireworks at JBR and Palm Jumeirah. You can look forward to welcoming 2024 with the English artist as he belts out chart-topping tracks like Love Me Again and Call Your Name. Tuck into a massive dinner spread which includes everything from international bites to seafood delights and dance the night away at this opulent affair. Plus, a live DJ will keep the after-party going with upbeat hits until 3am.

NYE with John Newman
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2023
  • Rixos Premium Dubai

Spend an unforgettable night at Dubai Opera

NYE Event 2021

Bid farewell to 2023 with a fabulous celebration at Dubai Opera. Talented artists will light up the stage with phenomenal performances, followed by sets by popular DJs at the iconic Downtown Dubai venue. Non-stop entertainment all night long will be combined with delicious fine dining. You'll be treated to an indulgent set menu and free-flowing refreshments of your choice. And just before the clock strikes 12, all the guests will be ushered outside to the promenade to witness the legendary Burj Khalifa fireworks.

NYE at Dubai Opera
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2023
  • Dubai Opera

Celebrate on the sand at Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity in Dubai

Bid goodbye to 2023 at the city’s favourite beachfront entertainment destination, Zero Gravity Dubai. A line-up of acclaimed DJs will provide the tunes as you indulge in a lavish buffet under the fireworks-filled sky. The celebrations will start early with an all-day pool party from 11am onwards. Enjoy the last sunset of the year at this fabulous beachside fiesta before dancing the night away into the new year. For an elevated experience, reserve a VIP table for your crew with unlimited F&B from 8pm to 2am. Stay tuned for the complete line-up of artists.

NYE Beach Festival with Rudimental, Sigala and Nathan Dawe
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2023
  • Zero Gravity Dubai

Soak up the atmosphere at Attiko

Attiko venue Dubai Skyline

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style as attiko transforms into a 'mystical garden' on 31 December. W Dubai – Mina Seyahi's rooftop lounge, located on the 31st floor, offers a front-row seat of Palm Jumeirah's firework displays. Guests can choose an outdoor terrace (AED3,500) or indoor restaurant (AED2,500) table, with a four-course sharing menu of sushi, tartare, fresh sea bass, caviar, oysters and short ribs. A guest DJ, saxophonist and singer will provide an uplifting ambience throughout the night. 

See Burj Khalifa light up from CE LA VI

sushi on the table

CE LA VI invites guests to a night of top entertainment, as you count down to the new year in style. With live performances by Britain’s Got Talent’s swing band Jack Pack, and a front row seat to the Burj Khalifa fireworks, you’re sure to have an unforgettable evening. A selection of delicious Michelin Guide-featured dishes will be on offer, with a minimum spend of AED5,000 applied to each person from 8pm ’til late.

Check-in to Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai

Take your New Year's Eve experience to the next level with a stay at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Not only will you have a front row seat to an impressive fireworks display, but the hotel's magical New Year’s Eve celebration dinner is also included. During your stay, you'll have unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, use of the resort's five temperature-controlled pools and a host of festive activities taking place throughout the property.

Book a spot for KRASOTA's Imaginary Future dining experience

With seating limited to only 20 guests, KRASOTA’s New Year’s Eve celebration promises to be exclusive, extraordinary and exquisite. Feast on an eight-course set menu paired with seven captivating stories from their Imaginary Future show presented using exceptional visual and sound effects and state-of-the-art AI technology. End the night on the terrace with unmatched views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Tickets from AED9,000 per person.
Imaginary Future NYE at KRASOTA
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2023
  • KRASOTA Dubai
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