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Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dubai

16 Dec 2020

Where will you be celebrating New Year’s Eve this December? As the clock strikes 12, the skyline will light up with fireworks in Dubai, and across the Emirates residents and tourists alike will be keen to welcome in 2021.

We’ve all seen the iconic photos of fireworks on The Palm, at the Burj al Arab and downtown at the Burj Khalifa. Why not experience them yourself this year?

Whilst there are strict social distancing measures in place, there are opportunities to watch the spectacular shows safely.

Countdown in Downtown

At the Burj Khalifa, there will be a breath-taking firework display and content show displayed on the world’s tallest building from 11.58pm. Nearby, the Dubai Fountains will have special choreographed show, created just for New Year’s Eve in Dubai.

For a family-friendly atmosphere, head to Burj Park with live DJ sets, food and beverage stands all set against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa fireworks and Dubai Fountains.

If you’re looking to stay nearby, Premier Inn Dubai Al Jaddaf is just a 10-minute drive from Downtown Dubai. Or hop on the Dubai Metro, with Al Jaddaf stop just a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

Watch online

If you’re not keen on venturing out of your home or hotel in Dubai, that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on New Year’s Eve in Dubai. Log on from 8.30pm local time to view the celebrations live from Downtown Dubai.

Say Cheers! to 2021

If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve Party that won’t break your budget, Mr Toad’s Pub & Kitchen are offering great value packages.

Enjoy all you can eat and drink from 9.00pm – 1.00am with Chef’s Festive Platter at Premier Inn Dubai Dragon Mart.

If you want to party longer, Mr Toad’s at Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall are offering their BBQ inspired buffet and free-flow beverages from 8.00pm – 2.00am.

Combine with a hotel stay in Dubai for the ultimate New Year’s Eve getaway!

Fireworks at the beach

The beach along Jumeirah will offer a spectacular end to 2020 with their midnight fireworks display. Whilst beachside spots are limited to guests at the hotels, you can dine at many of the restaurants at Souk Madinat and soak up the atmosphere.

A top tip is to head to Black Palace Beach, where you’ll get an alternative view of the Burj Al Arab fireworks, but remember to follow all social distancing regulations during your celebrations.

Get to the Pointe

Whilst Atlantis will be playing host to the legendary rock band Kiss come New Year’s Eve, there will still be amazing firework displays to be viewed across Palm Jumeirah. 

A newcomer to the celebrations in 2019, The Pointe is the place to be come 31 December 2020. With the new addition of The Palm Fountains set against the backdrop of Atlantis, you’ll be in for a dazzling experience come midnight. Dine in one of the many restaurants at The Pointe to secure your spot for the evening’s entertainment.

Where to stay for New Year’s Eve in Dubai?

For a hotel near Dubai’s firework displays, check in to Premier Inn Dubai Al Jaddaf. It’s just a 5 minute walk from Dubai Metro to connect you to Downtown Dubai and Festival City.

Or if you want to stay close to Dubai Marina and Dubai’s beaches, head to Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall. With Dubai Metro connected to the hotel, you can get to the sands of JBR and The Palm in minutes. 

Thinking of heading to Dubai? Book Premier Inn hotels in Dubai for great deals on hotel stays this winter.