New Year’s Eve is always a special occasion, but when it comes to welcoming 2024, Dubai promises an extraordinary experience that you shouldn’t miss.
Known for its spectacular fireworks displays, lavish gala events, and vibrant nightlife, Dubai has earned its reputation as a must-visit destination to ring in the New Year.
In this article, we’ll explore some of the most incredible ways to celebrate the arrival of the 2024 New Year in Dubai in this glamorous city.
From the sensational fireworks illuminating the Dubai skyline to the exciting live performances, such as music sensation Sting at Atlantis The Palm, there’s no shortage of entertainment options to suit every taste.
Families, couples, and friends can all find something to enjoy as they bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the new year in style.
In addition to the world-renowned fireworks and live shows, Dubai offers a plethora of dining and party options on New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re interested in an extravagant gala dinner, a cozy family restaurant, or a lively party, Dubai presents a wide range of choices to cater to every preference.
Continue reading to discover the amazing events, places, and activities that await you as you prepare to usher in 2024 in Dubai.
Best Places To Celebrate 2024 New Year In Dubai
New Year Fireworks
The centerpiece of the festivities is the spectacular Burj Khalifa fireworks, a dazzling display that lights up the sky and draws locals and visitors alike.
This year there is an entrance fee to enter the Emaar NYE event at Burj Park which is AED 300 for adults and AED 150 for children aged 5 to 12.
Each ticket to the Burj Khalifa fireworks show in 2024 includes one meal from the assigned food stalls and 2 drinks. In addition, attendees can look forward to a variety of food trucks, stalls, live performances, and other amenities. The event will start at 4:00 pm.
You can reserve your place through Platinumlist.
Other fireworks destinations include Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Palm Jumeirah, and Al Seef.
Learn more about the best New Year Fireworks viewpoints, locations and how to reach them here.
Best of all, these areas are open to the public, making it a fantastic free option for those looking to make the most of their evening. With their prime locations along the coast, they offer a superb vantage point for the fireworks and other nearby displays.
For those seeking a more exclusive experience, many hotels and restaurants in the city offer special New Year’s Eve packages. These packages often include dinner, entertainment, and, of course, front-row seats to the fireworks show.
New Year Gala Dinners And Parties
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As you plan your unforgettable New Year’s Eve 2024 in Dubai, expect lavish gala dinners, vibrant parties, and mesmerizing fireworks displays across the city. Dubai boasts a wide range of luxurious hotels, bustling restaurants, and stylish beach clubs promising a night to remember.
Start your celebrations in style at world-class hotels such as Atlantis The Palm or Atlantis The Royal, which offers to join Sting for an exclusive concert and countdown to the New Year. The price starts from AED 6500 per adult and AED 4500 for kids. You can check availability on Platinumlist.
For party lovers, high-profile events, such as the NYE 2024 at Sky Views Observatory, offer a unique experience. Dance the night away while enjoying unbeatable views of Dubai’s mesmerizing Burj Khalifa fireworks displays.
Meanwhile, beachside venues like Barasti promise an energetic atmosphere with lively performance of Fedde Le Grand, delicious food, and stunning views.
In Amazonico you can enjoy a Jupiter-Jungle party with a mouth-watering fusion of Latin American and European cuisine in a vibrant jungle-inspired setting.
If you prefer a more relaxed environment, numerous restaurants and lounges offer exceptional New Year’s dining experiences. Among them are:
- Asado: Savor Argentinean flavors in this elegant eatery with a captivating waterfront view.
- Nobu: Indulge in Japanese-Peruvian culinary delights at this world-renowned restaurant.
- Zuma: Chic Japanese restaurants will offer a sparkling night of glamour with live DJs, a light show, and signature Zuma dishes.
These venues offer delectable food, signature cocktails, and a sophisticated ambiance accompanied by live entertainment acts.
With such an array of options, there’s something for everyone as you embrace the excitement of New Year’s Eve 2024 in dynamic Dubai.
Learn more about 2024 New Year’s Gala Dinners And Parties in our article.
New Years Yachts & Boats Cruises
The upcoming New Year 2024 celebrations in Dubai are sure to be a spectacular experience, especially with the variety of yachts and boat cruises available.
These cruises provide a unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking fireworks displays around the city from the water.
One option is the New Year’s Eve Dubai Canal Creek Harbour Cruise on a Pirate Boat Black Pearl, which includes Dubai Festival City Fireworks and Light Show at Burj Khalifa, a 5-star buffet, soft drinks, a selection of alcoholic beverages, including spirits, a bubbly drink in honor of 2024, international music and transfer from selected areas. The price starts from AED 1365. The cruise begins at 9.30 pm from Al Seef.
Another option is The New Year Dinner on a Traditional Arabian Dhow which includes Fireworks of JBR and Atlantis the Palm, a festive 5-star Buffet, soft drinks, selected alcoholic beverages, incl. spirits, a glass of Bubbly Drink to toast 2024, and a international music. The price from AED 1470. The cruise begins at 9.30 pm from Dubai Marina.
One more option to consider is a Luxury Dinner Cruise on Lotus MegaYacht which includes VIP lounge check-in and priority boarding for VIP Ticket Holders, unlimited buffet 5-star hotel catering, soft drinks, premium alcoholic beverages, prosecco sparkling wine, live cooking stations, entertainment and live performing artist, live DJ music, dancing and fireworks. The price starts from AED 1990. The cruise begins at 8 p.m. from Dubai Marina.
New Year Events
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As you plan your New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dubai for 2024, there are many exciting activities and events to choose from, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences.
Let’s explore some of the top options for an unforgettable night.
One of the most iconic places to spend your New Year’s Eve is the Dubai Opera. This stunning venue hosts world-class entertainment, combining music, dance, and drama for an awe-inspiring experience. Expect exceptional live performances and enchanting theatrical productions that will have you captivated from start to finish. A dinner service and free-flow drinks await you as well. After spectacular fireworks, the event will continue with DJ Slim’s party. Doors open at 6:00 PM. The price starts at AED 2000.
For music lovers, the New Year festivities in Dubai feature numerous live DJ sessions, including performances by top international artists like Fedde Le Grand at Barasti. Dance the night away at some of the city’s most popular clubs and bars, where you’ll find exhilarating live music and exciting party vibes. Doors open at 8:00 PM. The ticket price starts from AED 150.
Sting’s concert in Dubai on New Year’s Eve is a highly anticipated event that promises an unforgettable experience for attendees. The concert will be held at the prestigious Atlantis The Palm. Known for his timeless hits and captivating stage presence, Sting’s concert is a highlight of the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dubai.
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- Winter District at Jumeirah Emirates Towers: Winter District is a captivating winter wonderland experience that transforms the Plaza Terrace into a festive and enchanting destination. It offers a range of attractions such as a Christmas market, entertainment, dining options, and seasonal activities. The Winter District runs from 14 December 2023 to 4 January 2024 from 2:00 PM-2:00 AM, providing visitors with a delightful and memorable holiday experience. Entrance is free.
- Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace Dubai: The Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace Dubai offers a delightful experience with delicious food trucks, live entertainment, and a massive tree. It’s a family-friendly attraction with plenty of entertainment for all ages. You can visit this area from 1 November 2023 – 31 January 2024 from 4:00 PM-12:00 AM. The entry fee is 25 AED (which is fully redeemable on F&B).
- Winter City at Expo City Dubai: Expo City Dubai transforms into a magical “Winter City” to celebrate the holidays. The event features fifty days of free festivities, including a 16-meter tall Christmas tree, carol singers, a traditional market, and Santa’s grotto. The Winter City opens from 15 December 2023 – 7 January 2024 from 3:00 PM-12:00 AM, offering a captivating experience for visitors and residents. Entrance is free for kids under 12 years old, and AED 20/ adult (from 15-19 December and from 25 December-7 January) and AED 50/ adult (from 20-24 December). You can reserve your ticket here.
- Winterland at Oli Oli Museum: Winterland at Oli Oli Museum is a magical miniature winter village experience located at Oli Oli Museum in Dubai, UAE. It features an impressive miniature village with more than 700 pieces, including landmarks, joyful citizens, the Winterland Express, and a fun-filled atmosphere for families and children to enjoy. The exhibit offers a unique opportunity to explore and immerse oneself in a winter wonderland setting. The ticket price is AED 149 for 1 Child + 1 Adult (Standard Plus Ticket).
- Festive Season at Global Village: The Festive Season at Global Village in Dubai is a vibrant and enchanting celebration that offers a diverse range of holiday-themed activities, entertainment, and attractions. Visitors can experience the wonder of the season with festive mainstays, holiday shopping, celebratory treats from around the world, and captivating live performances. The event typically features dazzling decorations, seasonal food and beverage offerings, and a joyful ambiance for families and individuals to enjoy. The Festive Season at Global Village is a popular attraction that draws visitors from around the world and is usually held during the holiday season from late November to early January.
- Festive Season at Dubai Parks And Resorts: The Festive Season at Dubai Parks and Resorts is a joyous and lively celebration that transforms theme parks into enchanting holiday destinations. Guests can indulge in a wide array of festive activities, live entertainment, and immersive experiences across the various theme parks, including MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai Resort, and more. The event typically features holiday-themed shows, parades, and special attractions, creating a magical atmosphere for visitors of all ages. The Festive Season at Dubai Parks and Resorts is known for its vibrant decorations, seasonal offerings, and a cheerful ambiance that adds to the holiday spirit.
As the clock ticks towards New Year 2024, Dubai emerges as the ultimate destination for unforgettable celebrations.
From breathtaking fireworks at iconic landmarks to extravagant gala dinners at renowned hotels, the city offers a myriad of experiences to ring in the New Year.
Indulge in exquisite dining at world-class restaurants, revel in the opulence of luxury hotels, or embrace the coastal charm at beach clubs.
For those seeking adventure, winter activities and New Year events abound, promising an exhilarating start to the year.
Set sail on a New Year’s Yacht or Boat Cruise for a unique perspective of the festivities.
With an array of options to suit every preference, Dubai promises an unparalleled New Year’s experience that will create lasting memories.
About The Author
I am Anastasia, the author of this blog and a passionate and experienced traveler who resides in the UAE.
I have visited every Emirate, every popular sight, and every hidden gem.
I m here to help you make your trip to the UAE unforgettable.