If you’re planning to end the year with a show of fireworks in Dubai, let’s just say, you will be spoilt for choice this time around. With a number of firework events planned across the Emirati city, the sky will surely sparkle as the clock hits 12! There are lots of places to watch the New years eve fireworks in Dubai.
But we’re here to tell you our favourites of the lot and here is where you can catch a unique show of fireworks across Dubai –
1. Burj Khalifa – Guinness World Record Fireworks This Year
If there’s one place that knows how to put on a show, it’s probably the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa. Like every year since 2010, this year too, the Burj will be having a grand New Year’s Eve Firework Show. To add to the stunning display, the Burj will also be aiming for 2 world records with their laser light show.
Read more here: Burj Khalifa Announces Grand New Year’s Eve Firework Show ; Aims For 2 New World Records
Here are the things you should keep in mind when planning your evening:
Booking & Reservations For Burj Khalifa New Years Fireworks
To watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks show from a restaurant or café, you will need to make a reservation in advance. Contact your chosen hotel, restaurant, or café directly to book a table and learn about any procedures or wristband requirements for the evening.
On the other hand, there are no reservations or tickets required to view the fireworks from the streets of Downtown Dubai. Attendance will be based on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is recommended to arrive early to ensure you get a good spot.
Transport & Parking
On New Year’s Eve, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard will be closed to traffic starting at around 6pm. If you have a reservation at a hotel or restaurant that includes parking, you must arrive before this time.
Parking will be available at the Dubai Mall until capacity is reached, so it is recommended to arrive early.
Once the road closures are in place, no more vehicles will be allowed to enter. Taxis will be operating as usual before the road closures, but will not be able to access Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard once the roads are closed.
The road closure restrictions are expected to be lifted between 1am and 2am, and cars parked at hotels, residences, and F&B outlets within Downtown Dubai and the Dubai Mall parking lot will be able to leave once the restrictions are lifted.
The Dubai Mall Metro Station may close anytime between 2pm and 10pm, depending on capacity at the mall. Once capacity is reached, the station will close.
There will be five access points across Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard for visitors:
Gate 1: Behind Downtown Command Centre
Gate 2: Behind Burj Vista
Gate 3: Near Emaar Square, adjacent to Boulevard Plaza Building
Gate 4: Opposite Address Boulevard
Gate 5: Opposite Address Downtown
2. Burj Al Arab
We’re here to surprise you with good news! The sail shaped hotel, Burj Al Arab, as always will be putting up a spectacular firework show to ring in 2023.
Also read: Saudi Arabia To Build World’s Tallest Tower; Twice The Height Of Burj Khalifa
Where To Watch NY Fireworks?
On New Year’s Eve, Kite Beach, Black Palace Beach, and Umm Suqeim Park are all popular locations to watch the fireworks in Dubai.
- Kite Beach is located a few kilometers up the road and is likely to be busy, so it is recommended to take a back street in Jumeirah and walk to the beach.
- Black Palace Beach, located off Beach Road in Al Sufouh, is a great place to see one of the two fireworks displays between Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah.
- Umm Suqeim Park is also a beautiful spot to view the Burj Al Arab fireworks.
3. Watch Fireworks From The Sea In An Abra
If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a unique way while staying in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) offers a special experience that allows you to watch the city’s fireworks while cruising along the coast.
Every year, the RTA’s marine transport sector offers premium services on abras, water taxis, and the Dubai Ferry for those who want to bring in the New Year on the water. The RTA has announced the details of its services this year, including timings, costs, and booking options.
Also read: 10 Things Tourists Must Experience In Dubai Other Than The Burj Khalifa & Palm Jumeirah
1. The Dubai Ferry
The Dubai Ferry will operate rides between 10pm and 10.30pm on New Year’s Eve, continuing until 1.30am the following day. The ferry will depart from the Marina Mall Station (Dubai Marina), Ghubaiba Station, and Bluewaters Station.
Prices are AED 300 for silver class, AED 450 for gold class, and children aged 2 to 10 receive a 50% discount.
Infants under 2 years old ride for free.
2. Water Taxis
Water taxis will run between 10pm and 10.30pm, ending at 1.30am the following day. It will depart from the Marina Mall station (Dubai Marina).
Prices: Booking the entire water taxi will cost AED 3000
3. Abra Rides
Abra rides will start between 10pm and 10.30pm and end at 1.30am the following day. Abra rides will depart from the Al Jaddaf Station, Al Fahidi Station, and Al Ghubaiba Marine Transport Station.
Prices: The cost is AED 125 per person, and children under 2 years old ride for free.
To book any of these services, you can call the RTA’s dial-free number at 8009090 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Palm Jumeirah New Years Eve Fireworks
If you want to experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, there are several great places to watch.
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- Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah will host its own fireworks display for free.
- The Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk is another great spot to see the fireworks, and you can reach it by taking the Palm monorail on New Year’s Eve to avoid traffic and possible road closures.
- Palm West Beach is also a beautiful location to view the fireworks, and you can simply stroll down to the beach to see the show.
- The Pointe, which is located across from Atlantis The Palm, is another great spot to watch the NYE fireworks. Access to The Pointe is free.
5. Festival Bay New Years Eve Fireworks
If you live in Al Garhoud, don’t miss the fireworks display at Festival Bay in the Dubai Festival City Mall. The show will be accompanied by IMAGINE, a spectacular laser, water, and fire display.
Where to Watch?
To get a front-row seat to watch the fireworks, you can book a table at one of the waterfront restaurants in the Dubai Festival City Mall, such as Nando’s, Five Guys, or Joe’s Crab Shack.
Keep in mind that you will need to make a reservation in advance to secure a table.
6. Blue Waters Island
If you want to see an impressive fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, consider visiting Bluewaters Island. The island will have a range of New Year’s Eve festivities, including fireworks.
To get a good view of the fireworks, you can head to Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel, which is located on Bluewaters Island. Keep in mind that this event will take place on December 31, 2022.
7. New Years Eve Fireworks At Dubai Parks and Resorts
A stunning display of fireworks will light up the sky across Dubai Parks™ and Resorts on Saturday, December 31, at 7pm as well as 9pm for those who don’t want to go home.
Annual pass holders can enjoy the view of the fireworks in a dedicated area located in Riverland™ Dubai.
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