New Year’s Eve in Dubai 2019-2020: Where to watch all the spectacular fireworks

From the Burj Khalifa to Dubai Festival City, let the countdown to 2020 begin…

New Year’s Eve in Dubai 2019-2020: Where to watch all the spectacular fireworks

New Year's Eve is fast approaching, and if you want to watch Dubai's New Year's Eve fireworks, you've come to the right place, as no other place sparklers the brightest than Dubai.

Whether you’re up for some colourful beachside views at Palm Jumeirah or after the world-famous Burj Khalifa, firework show, there's plenty of choice.

For all the places to watch the New Year's Eve fireworks in Dubai, read on. Happy New Year.

Burj Khalifa
The tallest building in the world sets the night sky ablaze like no other, and if you still haven't had the chance to check out the spectacle in Downtown Dubai, make 2019 your year. The whole Burj Khalifa is lit up with dazzling fireworks and pyrotechnics, and The Dubai Fountain displays a brilliant water show along with it. Thousands head here every year, so be sure to arrive as early as possible (around 6pm). There are plenty of spots to set yourself up, including restaurants around Souk Al Bahar, Burj Plaza and Address Hotels. Check out where to book right here.
Free access. Midnight onwards. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai.

Palm Jumeirah
Whether you’re up for a royal gala dinner at Atlantis The Palm (or at its recently opened WHITE Beach), setting up shop on the Palm Jumeirah’s 11km boardwalk or heading to The Pointe, you’re in for quite the show with the Palm Jumeirah’s set of fireworks.
Free access. Midnight onwards. Palm Jumeirah.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Plonk yourself on the shores of Kite Beach and get ready for the New Year’s Burj Al Arab fireworks show to remember. Taking up a large stretch of beach you’ll have a top view, no matter where you’re set up. You can’t go wrong here. If you fancy a meal and some bubbly to go along with the display, head to one of the many al fresco restaurants at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
Free Access. Midnight onwards. Souk Madinat Jumeirah; Kite Beach.

Dubai Festival City
Ringing in 2020 with a two-time record-breaking IMAGINE fireworks, water and light show is an ideal way to send off 2019 in style. Make sure to head down early to Festival Bay to get top views of the show, or check out the many dining venues offering special deals (along with brilliant vistas of the show).
Free access. Midnight onwards. Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City.

Global Village
With its 24th season now in full swing, along with 25 pavilions representing countries from around the globe, 28 rides, 100 arcade game and the newly-opened Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, the massive multi-cultural theme park is going all out to ring in the New Year. Expect live music and entertainment galore.
Dhs15. Midnight onwards. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, globalvillage.ae.

La Mer
Another brilliant beachside spot buzzing when it comes to lighting up the sky with an array of colours, relax on its public beach and take in the dazzling fireworks. There’s also plenty of al fresco restaurants to book yourself into, just so you have some grub (and bubbly) to tuck into before the big show.
Free access. Midnight onwards. La Mer, www.lamerdubai.ae.

Al Seef
After a New Year’s Eve do in the older part of Dubai? The historical district Al Seef right beside the Dubai Creek is the place for you. Its creekside dining spots and long stretch offers plenty of spots to see off 2019 and wave hello to the New Year in dazzling, firework fashion.
Free access. Midnight onwards. Al Seef, Deira.

The Dubai Frame
The Dubai Frame will be pulling out all the stops this year in what will be the attraction’s first-ever New Year’s Eve fireworks and laser show. The 150-metre tall picture frame-meets-observation deck-meets-museum in Zabeel Park will be going all out during a three-minute fireworks display on the stroke of midnight when Tuesday December 31 2019 meets Wednesday January 1 2020. As a new decade arrives, the huge show will be followed by a laser light show, too.

The Beach, JBR
One of the most popular spots for fireworks, The Beach, is also hosting a show at midnight on New Year’s Eve, so if you’re in the JBR area, gather the gang and head along for a free show.

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