Foggy mornings, lavish fireworks displayed against world-class skyscrapers, and beguiling desert parties by night make Dubai a top New Year’s destination. The Emirati metropolis is synonymous with shopping festivals, and rightly so, but its penchant for luxury and over-the-top festivities mean that it should definitely be on your December itinerary. Popular landmarks in the city can get very crowded but then again, ushering in the New Year with revellers hailing from all over the world can be a truly magical experience. Here are five great reasons to visit Dubai during New Year’s Eve:
Five reasons to choose a Dubai New Year’s Eve :
Spectacular pyrotechnics stud the air at Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab, and it’s absolutely free to watch. But it’s advisable to come several hours in advance and find a good viewing spot as the best places get crowded rather quickly. Don’t come without too much baggage either, as you may have to pass security checks on the way. But for a more exclusive experience, book a table at a lofty restaurant or watch the fireworks from aboard a dhow cruise. At.mosphere on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa and the rooftop, Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera offer wonderful views of the pyrotechnics.
Choose from decadent lounges, mystical desert soirees, cruise parties, and opera nights for your New Year celebrations in Dubai. Party at the beachside at Atlantis, The Palm, or revel in the glitter of Swarovski crystals at the Cavalli Club. For a more relaxed evening, may we suggest dinner aboard a luxury yacht, followed by firework viewing on the top deck? And there are always desert extravaganzas with belly dancing, fireworks, games, and New Year-themed barbeque dinner.
Dubai is most welcoming in the month of December. Temperatures average a pleasant twenties, and in the wee hours, you might even see foggy rooftops from your hotel window. At the same time, the days are warm enough to enjoy the glorious seaside and go for a swim.
Dubai’s skyline is studded with architectural marvels like Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Palm Jumeirah, and Dubai Marina. Then there’s the twisted Infinity Tower, the sprawling Dubai Mall, the wave-like Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and Dubai Fountain etc. Lit up with myriad colors at night, the city is nothing short of an urban dreamland. And you can get fantastic views from the rooftop of most buildings.
The world-famous Dubai Shopping Festival begins in December and goes on until the following January. Packed with jaw-dropping deals on items across all categories and brands, it is an event like no other. Music concerts, fashion shows, and eye-catching exhibitions and fireworks make the event about much more than just shopping. And if treating yourself to some brand new goodies in the New Year sounds exciting, Dubai is definitely the destination for you.