Where to watch New Year's Eve fireworks in Dubai 2018

From the Burj Khalifa to Kite Beach, here are the best spots to celebrate the New Year

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It's time to ring in 2019 with a bang. Whether you’re looking forward to the return of the fantastic Burj Khalifa fireworks or want to relax beachside while colours light up the sky, here are the best places to watch them all in Dubai this New Year's Eve.

Burj Khalifa fireworks
They’re back, and this year its promising to be bigger than ever before. New Year's partygoers will be in for a right treat in Downtown Dubai this year. The world's tallest building is hosting a massive show that will feature fireworks, LED shows and laser displays lighting up the sky in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators. You could watch it on TV like the rest of the world, or go see the fantastic spectacle yourself in Downtown Dubai.

Downtown Dubai
It’s recommended to arrive at around 6pm to get a good spot, or book yourself a place at the many restaurants around Downtown Dubai. Emaar released a sneak peek of what to expect, and it’s already look pretty spectacular. Souk Al Bahar has front-row seats, and there's also prime views from Burj Park.
Free access. Mon Dec 31. Downtown Dubai. For more information, go to mydubainewyear.com.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah fireworks
Kite Beach
Expect this long beach stretch to be jam-packed with New Year’s Eve celebrators, as it’s one of the best places to relax and watch the return of the Burj Al Arab’s fantastic firework display.

Kite Beach does get busy, so you could set up your place and enjoy a picnic basket on the beach nice and early, or go to the beach’s list of cafés and outlets.

For a last little thrill ride before the end of the year, you could take on XDubai’s human slingshot, too.
Free access. Mon Dec 31. Kite Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road.

Madinat Jumeirah
Expect the whole stretch of beach along Jumeirah to be abuzz with its fantastic fireworks display when the clock chimes midnight, and there are plenty of places where you can get a front row seat to watch all the fireworks colour the sky. If you fancy a meat feast before the clock strikes midnight, Meat & Co will be having dinner from Dhs795 with outdoor seating, while folly by Nick & Scott will also have a meal deal for Dhs650.
Free access. Mon Dec 31. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road (04 366 88880).

Black Palace Beach
For a different perspective of the Burj Al Arab’s firework show, and a less of a crowd, head to Black Palace Beach. Located behind Al Sufouh Park, the beach shows off great views of the display, and you’ll even be able to see the Atlantis fireworks as well. Two spectacular shows along one uncrowded beach spot? That should be a New Year’s achievement.
Mon Dec 31. Behind Al Sufouh Park, Al Sufouh.

Atlantis The Palm Fireworks
New Year's Eve gala dinner

The five-star resort is bringing back its massive NYE gala dinner, and as amazing as the food and entertainment will be, it’s Atlantis’ firework show that really makes this place light up.
Gala dinner: Dhs3,200 (adults), Dhs2,240 (ages 12-20), free (kids aged under 9). Fireworks: Free. Mon Dec 31, 7.30pm-3am. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk
If your budget doesn't extend to a massive dinner, take a walk along this 11km along the crescent of the Palm while the fireworks go off in the background sounds like a romantic way to ring in 2019. If you make your way to the west side, you’ll even see the Burj Al Arab fireworks kicking off as well.
Free entry. Mon Dec 31. Boardwalk, The Palm Jumeirah.

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