Burj Al Arab: One of the most iconic buildings in Dubai, Burj Al Arab, will be lit up with some spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks. There are a couple of ways to watch it. If you’re willing to splurge, book at table at one of the many restaurants at the Madinat Jumeirah hotel. Alternatively, beat the rush and get to the beaches close to the Burj Al Arab early — such as Kite Beach — to grab a prime, free spot to watch the festivities.
Abra or Ferry? Take to water Or take to the water and watch the festivities from aboard an RTA Abra or Ferry, with boats departing from a number of locations with front row seats for the fireworks displays at Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Festival City, and JBR and Bluewaters. Boats leave from a number of locations, visit the RTA website for more details and times.
The UAE hosts some of the most extravagant and incredible New Year’s Eve celebrations with fireworks, laser shows, music and, of course, world records. Here’s where you can ring in 2023 with your family and friends across the country. You could either choose to brave the crowds at some of the viewing spots or indulge in a restaurant setting to celebrate the New Year with good food and a good view. We will continue to update this list as more places confirm their displays.
Burj Khalifa: The tallest building in the world is all set to outdo itself with fireworks and a light and laser show. As the clock strikes midnight, the much-anticipated fireworks at the world’s tallest tower will be accompanied by an electrifying laser act synched perfectly to match the choreographed water show at The Dubai Fountain. We recommend booking a table at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Dubai, including Souk Al Bahar or Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard for the closest, most unobstructed view of the tower. This time around Burj Khalifa is aiming to set a world record for the largest laser display.
Yas Island in Abu Dhabi: Is home to the best party spots and this New Year’s Eve, it’s going to prove it. Watch the skies light up twice with dancing fireworks as you eat and drink and make merry at one of the island’s great venues. The first fireworks display will be at 9pm and the second at midnight.
Sheikh Zayed Festival in Abu Dhabi: Will usher in the New Year by setting a world record – for fireworks There will be a 40-minute New Year fireworks at Sheikh Zayed Festival in Abu Dhabi eyes 3 world records. There’s also a cool drone display planned, music and a dancing Al Maryah Island: Fireworks will also light up at the Al Maryah Island. The Island is inviting the community to enjoy exceptional experiences taking place across its dining destinations, with an inspiring 10-minute firework display set to take place at the Promenade as an unforgettable end to the highly-anticipated evening.
Ras Al Khaimah: The adventure capital of UAE will be attemping to break the world record for the ‘Most Remote Operated Multirotors/Drones Launching Fireworks Simultaneously’, and set a new world record for the ‘Largest Aerial Sentence Formed by Multirotors/Drones’.
Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah: Celebrating the 10th anniversary, the waterfront will have a breathtaking 8-minute fabulous fireworks lighting up the Khalid Lagoon’s skyscapes, counting down to the new year. The destination will also feature a special flyboard show and musical shows from 7:45pm onwards The leisure destination is known for its diverse dining experiences and has been a favourite spot for families during New Year’s Eve attracting thousands of visitors over the past few years.
Al Noor Island : The ‘By the Bay’ dining at the destination offers guests a unique view of the mega fireworks displays in a peaceful atmosphere. In addition to enjoying a delicious dinner by the shoreline with cityscape views, guests can also explore the wonders of the island at their own pace. A complimentary sky watch session if weather permits.