Dubai is at its best of glam and glitter on the eve of every new year. The fireworks are grander, the glitz is shinier, the celebrations are superior, and the prices skyrocket, too. This might not matter much for those born with a silver spoon, but for those with a tight pocket, the sky-high prices can make a huge difference.
So, what can you do? Skip on ringing in the new year in Dubai? Not a chance. We bring you the best ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Dubai without having to burn a hole in your pocket.
1. Be in awe of astonishing fireworks at Burj Khalifa
You can either prefer taking the crème-de-la-crème packages exclusively designed for a new year’s eve that include fine dining, live music, dancing, entertainment and an exclusive spot for watching the brilliant fireworks of Burj Khalifa, or you can enjoy the best new year eve’s dinner in the comfort of your home with your friends and family and then head to the Burj Khalifa for a free midnight show of fireworks.
While this may be a great idea to enjoy the revelry, be ready for enthusiastic crowds. The maddening energy coupled with the astounding fireworks, makes the atmosphere electric. If you can bear being among the masses, there’s nothing like welcoming the new year near at the Burj Khalifa.
2. Party under the stars at Jumeirah Beach
When private beaches are reserved for ritzy parties, it normally leaves people on a shoestring budget little choice to celebrate on the beach; however, not in Dubai. To ring in the new year on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Jumeirah Beach resonates with a rousing vibe of hundreds of people.
In fact, people gather here with picnic baskets packed and pick a great spot to see the sun set on the last day of the year. When the night sky fills with glistening stars, you can watch an amazing fireworks display at midnight and party to your heart’s content until the wee hours of the morning.
3. Enjoy full-on celebrations at Festival City Mall
Regarded as one of the best malls of Dubai, the Festival City Mall is at its best on New Year’s Eve. The enticing part of celebrating at Festival City Mall is that it ensures you’ll spend the night n the best of spirits, with a myriad of options for entertainment. From dining to shopping, you can spend as much as you want or as less as you think is required and still get to see the magnificent light and water show at midnight.
4. Experience the best musical fireworks ever at Global Village
Committed to bringing the most innovative and exciting celebratory events for visitors every new year, Global Village is your ticket to welcome the new year with cultural diversity, dance celebrations, loads of entertainment, live performances, and much more. Global Village has its own musical fireworks display every year that is sure to leave you speechless.
Already established as the biggest cultural and entertainment destination in the world, Global Village offers an insight into culture, celebrations, cuisine, and shopping options at 32 pavilions that represent more than 75 countries. On New Year’s Eve, each pavilion is decked up like a bride and aims at only making visitors happy. There are special VIP packages available to enjoy the top services of Global Village, and they are by far cheaper than many of the expensive five-star packages in the downtown area.
5. Welcome the new year in the desert
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and ring in the new year in the serenity of the desert. Book a special desert safari and enjoy drinks, dancing, entertainment, and dinner in the middle of a vast desert. A perfect balance of adventure, the serenity of a picture-perfect sunset, and the excitement of Bedouin-style camps offer the best in celebrating a new year. Dubai Desert Safari offers a superb option if you don’t want to spend a fortune but still experience a unique new year’s eve to remember.
Whether it’s the adventure of heading across desert sands dunes, experiencing five-star luxury, relishing the vibrancy of the crowds in downtown, or enjoying the evening from the comfort of your home, the city of Dubai breathes jubilation. It strives to create memorable new year celebrations every year, and that’s what makes the city such a huge hit among locals and visitors alike.
— Uncharted101 (@Uncharted1o1) December 10, 2016