Dubai is known for having the most lavish and spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations. From the iconic Burj Khalifa to the magnificent hotels along Downtown Dubai, there is never a dull moment in this cosmopolitan city, especially with the coming of the New Year!
Among the most popular places to welcome the New Year is the Burj Al Arab, which has been dubbed as “the only seven-star hotel” in the world. Every year, the hotel hosts a gala dinner, with live music entertainment, and of course… an awesome fireworks display!
Livestream Video: New Year Fireworks at Burj Al Arab
Standing at 321 meters tall, the Burj Al Arab is among the tallest hotels in the world. It was built on an artificial island just 280 metres from the Jumeirah coast. Featuring an iconic “sail” design, a shimmering gold interior, luxury suites, and its own helipad – the building has been one of Dubai’s most popular landmarks since it opened in 1999.
Every year, the hotel welcomes the New Year with a bang! Hotel guests get to enjoy a sumptuous buffet at the gala dinner, dance to a live DJ’s enthralling music, and count down the seconds towards a stunning fireworks display at midnight! Notably, the Burj Al Arab has previously broken the record for the world’s longest fireworks show. Amazing!
Of course, you don’t have to check into the Burj Al Arab to watch the hotel’s New Year fireworks display. There are many places nearby where you can catch the show, such as Madinat Jumeirah, Kite Beach, and Black Palace Beach.
The Arabian-style Madinat Jumeirah is a five-star resort, situated along two kilometres of beachfront, adjacent to the Burj Al Arab. You can book a table at one of the restaurants there, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Burj Al Arab New Year’s Eve fireworks show.
Likewise, you can head to Kite Beach. Located at Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah 3, the beach is a great place to catch the fireworks with your family and friends… and it’s free-of-charge!
Another good location is Black Palace Beach, which is situated behind Al Sufouh Park. It is not as crowded as other beaches; plus, you can also see Atlantis, The Palm’s fireworks display from here! You literally get to watch two fireworks shows from one spot!
On the other hand, if you prefer to stay indoors, you can always catch the hotel’s New Year’s Eve fireworks online. Simply visit the Burj Al Arab’s official website and Facebook page for more information about where to watch their livestream videos.
Check out this video of the New Year 2021 fireworks display at Burj Al Arab, as shared via Jedax Foodtrip‘s YouTube Channel:
When it comes to welcoming the New Year, the city of Dubai is definitely one the most exciting places to be in. Exciting parties, lively music, enchanting fireworks – this place has it all! Aside from the Burj Al Arab, here are some other iconic places in Dubai that you certainly shouldn’t miss!