Dubai is known for its fabulous fireworks displays – and New Year’s Eve is one occasion where the city spares no expense! If you’re searching for the best spots to catch these dazzling, colourful displays, we’ve listed all the locations to watch New Year’s Eve Dubai fireworks 2021, along with the timings.
Celebrate the New Year with these Dubai Fireworks 2021
Planning your New Year celebrations in Dubai? Turn up the fun by heading to these top spots where you can watch the NYE fireworks in Dubai.
The most iconic spot to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai is hands-down the glittering Burj Khalifa! For those looking to welcome 2021 with a bang, the Burj Khalifa NYE fireworks are the perfect choice. Visitors can catch an awesome fireworks-and-laser show from 11:58 pm onwards on 31 December.
HOW TO WATCH
There are plenty of ways to watch the celebrations at Burj Khalifa, which is regarded as the best New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai. You can book a table at one of the many restaurants in The Dubai Mall, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard or Souk Al Bahar for picture-perfect views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks for New Year 2021. The trendy restaurants at City Walk are also a great place to watch the fireworks at Burj Khalifa for New Year’s 2021.
Families can head to the Burj Park, which will also have spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks for New Year’s 2021. Expect F&B options, live DJ sets and more at this family-friendly venue.
Update: Want to enjoy the show from the comfort of your home? You can catch the Downtown Dubai fireworks online, they’ll be live-streamed at MyDubaiNewYear.Emaar.com. You can also watch the whole spectacular Emaar New Year’s Eve extravaganza on a Zoom webinar by signing up here. The party gets started at 8.30pm and will culminate with the iconic Burj Khalifa fireworks display.
Burj Al Arab
The famous sail-shaped Burj Al Arab will also light up with NYE fireworks in Dubai at the stroke of midnight. For those living in New Dubai, the Burj Al Arab New Year’s Eve fireworks are the best way to ring in the new year.
HOW TO WATCH
For unparalleled views of the Burj Al Arab NYE fireworks, book a table at one of the restaurants at the stylish Madinat Jumeirah resort. However, if you’re searching for free places to watch the Dubai fireworks 2021, head to the popular Kite Beach or Black Palace Beach.
Atlantis the Palm
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience with the Atlantis New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai! As always, the iconic resort of Atlantis the Palm promises an unforgettable New Year celebration with its highly-anticipated pyrotechnics show.
HOW TO WATCH
You can book Atlantis the Palm’s New Year stay or dine packages to get the best view of their fireworks display. Otherwise, head to the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk or book a table at The Pointe’s restaurants to watch these Dubai NYE fireworks. Keep any potential road closures in mind when planning your NYE celebrations at Palm Jumeirah.
You can also enjoy views of the Palm Jumeirah fireworks on 31 December from the JBR Beach.
If you live in the Al Garhoud area, the fireworks at Festival Bay in the Dubai Festival City Mall are a must-watch! This will be complemented by spectacular shows of IMAGINE, a unique laser, water and fire show.
Guests can enjoy two shows of Festival Bay’s NYE fireworks on 31 December! The Dubai Festival City fireworks timings for New Year’s Eve will be at 09:00 pm and midnight.
HOW TO WATCH
Due to Covid-19 precautions, general access to Festival Bay is not allowed this year. However, you can book a table at Dubai Festival City Mall’s restaurants that overlook the waterfront to get a front-row view of the Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks. Some of the waterfront restaurants where you can pre-book a table include Nando’s, Chilli’s, Five Guys and Joe’s Crab Shack.
The city’s beloved multicultural festival park is hosting firework displays like no other for New Year’s Eve in Dubai 2020! Starting from 08:00 pm onwards, Global Village will be hosting fireworks displays throughout the night as midnight strikes in seven countries! Take a look at the Global Village fireworks timings for NYE 2020 below:
- Timings: 08:00 pm (China), 09:00 pm (Thailand), 10:00 pm (Bangladesh), 10:30 pm (India), 11:00 pm (Pakistan), 12:00 am (UAE) and 01:00 am (Russia).
HOW TO WATCH
The best place to watch the Global Village NYE fireworks is at the park itself. Catch family-friendly shows, dine on cuisines from across the world and shop from the different pavilions, before celebrating the new year with no less than seven firework displays!
Other places to watch Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks
Aside from the above locations, which are renowned for their NYE fireworks, here are some other places where you can celebrate the occasion with a pyrotechnics show:
Bab Al Shams
Bab Al Shams will also be having a fireworks display as part of its New Year celebrations in Dubai! If you fancy welcoming the new year at one of the city’s best resorts, find out how you can catch these New Year’s 2021 fireworks in Dubai.
HOW TO WATCH
Guests can attend Bab Al Shams’ grand celebrations on New Year’s Eve to watch this wonderful fireworks display. You can attend gala dinners at the resort, which will take place at Al Hadheera and Al Forsan restaurants and will include a sumptuous feast, live entertainment, DJ and dancers, ending with colourful fireworks.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
The city’s iconic golf club along the Dubai Creek will also be celebrating the new year with a grand fireworks display.
HOW TO WATCH
Enjoy splendid views of the fireworks by booking a table at one of the club’s many restaurants, including Boardwalk, Cielo, QD’s and Casa De Tapas. These restaurants at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club have launched special offers for NYE, with live entertainment, DJ performances and more.
Emirates Golf Club will also be having an exclusive fireworks display, as part of their New Year’s Eve event.
Other popular destinations that are likely to have Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks include Al Seef, La Mer, The Beach and Town Square Park, although these are yet to be confirmed. Other locations such as Dubai Frame and One&Only Royal Mirage may also have Dubai NYE fireworks 2020.
FAQs on New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai
Need more information on Dubai fireworks for NYE 2020? Here are some commonly-asked questions and sought-after answers for your perusal:
Which are the free places to watch NYE fireworks in Dubai?
You can watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks for free in Dubai at Kite Beach, Black Palace Beach, the Palm Boardwalk and The Beach at JBR. You can also live-stream the Burj Khalifa fireworks to catch the celebrations online.
Where should I go for New Year’s Eve in Dubai?
There’s so much to do for New Year’s Eve in Dubai 2020! You can attend one of the New Year’s Eve dinners in Dubai, at restaurants such as the Mekong at Anantara the Palm, Amaseena and STK at JBR, and Pai Thai and Folly by Nick Scott in Madinat Jumeirah. These places are also likely to have great views of the Dubai fireworks 2020.
Those are all the Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks to watch out for! Ras Al Khaimah will also be hosting one of the world’s largest firework displays; check out the New Year staycation deals in RAK to enjoy great views of the fireworks show.
Alternatively, you can also enjoy the NYE celebrations in the UAE’s capital city. Take a look at the best NYE staycations in Abu Dhabi to ring in the new year.
You can also start the year on a high note by booking one of the New Year brunches in Dubai on the 1 January 2021.
Stay tuned to MyBayut for more ways to celebrate the New Year 2020-2021!