If you were planning on ringing in the New Year at The Beach in JBR, you might want to take note that there will be no firework show this year…
The news comes just days after it was announced that the Burj Khalifa would be scrapping its iconic firework display for a brand new light show.
Here’s our pick of the top three.
Burj Al Arab
The most iconic location in Dubai is laying on an incredible evening, beginning with a reception on the terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf before you dine in one of the hotel’s signature restaurants: Bab Al Yam, Al Iwan, Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Al Muntaha or Scape. Then, from midnight, everyone gathers on the terrace again to count down to New Year’s Eve before a party kicks off the New Year.
Price: From AED8,000 depending on restaurant
Contact: +971 4 432 3232, website
Atlantis the Palm will be hosting a gala dinner on the beach that will provide a prime position for the fireworks overlooking the imposing hotel at the crown of The Palm’s outer crescent. The evening begins with canapes and beverages in Asateer before diners wander down to the shoreline at 8pm for an expansive buffer. There’s live music from a 30-piece band and an open bar until 3am.
Contact: +971 4 426 2626, website
Qasr Al Sultan
You can look forward to seeing a number of traditional Arabic dances (Tanoura and Dabka) as well as hearing as some of the nation’s most loved Arabic songs sung by the venue’s in-house band. There will be fireworks and great food on offer too – see, they really have thought of everything. The New Year’s Eve offer is priced at AED600 (inclusive of food, water and selected fresh juices) and AED950 (inclusive of food and house beverages).
When: December 25 (1pm – 5pm) and December 31 (from 7pm onwards)
Price: AED600 per adult inclusive of water and selected fresh juices, AED950 per adult inclusive of selected house beverages, Children aged between 5 and 12 receive a 50 percent discount on dining while kids under the age of five eat for free.
Contact: 800-Sultan (785826),