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Updated on 30 December 2018

This week is all about New Year, parties and fireworks. With loads happening, it can be tough to make a decision, and we have narrowed it down to a very brief run down of what is going on over the next few days and on the night itself, as well as where you can see the New Year fireworks throughout Dubai. 

When 31 December 
Where Downtown Dubai 
New Year’s Eve Fireworks At Burj Khalifa  

The most anticipated fireworks show of the year returns to the world’s tallest tower. Expect Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai to be fully lit up by a brilliant show of lights and fireworks to see in the New Year that will be steamed live and broadcast around the world. Arrive early on the day to secure the best spot you can on some of the special viewing platforms set throughout the area. The show will attract hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors and is free to attend.


When 31 December 
Where Palm Jumeirah 
New Year’s Eve Fireworks On Palm Jumeirah  

Where better to see in the New Year than outdoors on one of Dubai's most famous landmarks, the Palm Jumeirah. Take your spot anywhere along the crescent where you get an amazing view of the sea from one aspect, the city skyline from another and the full effect of the fireworks lighting up the midnight sky. The annual firework show to usher in 2019 is free to attend

When 31 December 
Where Dubai Festival City 
New Year’s Eve Fireworks At Dubai Festival City  

The Imagine Show that has amazed visitors with it’s show of lights, water and sound adds an extra element to see in the New Year … fireworks. The show runs throughout the night from sunset, with fireworks every hour from 9pm until midnight. Admission is free.

Call 800-332

When 31 December 
Where Dubai Global Village  
New Year’s Eve Fireworks At Dubai Global Village   

If you like a firework show then Global Village is for you. This year to mark the start of 2019, Global Village will hold 7 separate fireworks displays, each display coinciding with the same time when the New Year is celebrated in seven different countries around the world. Starting at 8pm at the China Pavilion, and continuing at 9pm in Thailand, 10pm at Bangladesh, 10.30pm at India, 11pm at Pakistan, midnight at the UAE pavilion, and with the final show at 1am at Russia. The night will also feature DJ Josh playing a mixture of songs from all over the word to make the party atmosphere last all night.


When 31 December 
Where Emirates Golf Club 
New Year’s Eve At Emirates Golf Club

Step back to the 70’s and enjoy the New Year celebrations in the grounds of the Emirates Golf Club. Enjoy the view of the marina in the background and watch the sky light up at midnight with an energetic firework show. Great for all the family. Packages start at Dhs 550 (Dhs 150 for children between 5 and 12 years)
Call 04-4179999

When 31 December 
Where Le Meridien Mina Seyahi 
New Year’s Eve At Barasti

See in the New Year with a star-studded line up of international artists with appearances by Bassjackers and Fatman Scoop. Bassjackers, will kick off the special appearances playing some of their electronic dance hits including Crackin’, Wave Your Hands and Savoir. Following them on stage is New York hip-hop artist Fatman Scoop, who is back at Dubai's famous beach club for a second NYE in a row. Tickets start at Dhs 180.


When 2 January 
Where Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack 
Camel Racing 

The camel racing season in Dubai continues with a 2 day race meeting at Al Marmoom. Camel racing is a significant part of Emirati heritage and culture, is still enjoyed across te UAE and has become a popular event for camel riders from around the world, who come to compete for prestigious titles and the prizes that go with them. For spectators the camel racing season is the ideal to enjoy one of the regions oldest traditions as well as get engrossed in the atmosphere the fierce completion creates. 
It is advisable to call a day in advance just to confirm the races still on. Entry is free.
Call 055-6760006

When 2 January 
Where Children's City, Creek Park Gate 1
Children’s City Winter Festival

The first day of a two week Winter Festival that runs till 12 January, where children can learn everything there is to know about camping and experience a winter camp in the UAE. Activities include how to be ready for camping, how to camp safely, setting up a tent and much more, with competitions, games and stage shows. Tickets are Dhs 10 for children Dhs 15 for adults and Dhs 40 for 2 adults and 2 children


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