Say Bye Bye To 2023 With These 12 Captivating Firework Displays In UAE

Dubai New Year's Eve 2023: A Guide to Spectacular Fireworks

by Deeplata Garde
Say Bye Bye To 2023 With These 12 Captivating Firework Displays In UAE

As the year comes to a close, Dubai is gearing up for a grand New Year’s Eve celebration that promises to be nothing short of spectacular. From theme parks to iconic landmarks, here’s a guide to the top destinations with fireworks that will be ushering in 2024 in style.

1. Dubai Parks & Resorts

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Prepare for a dual New Year celebration at Dubai Parks™ and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest theme park destination, on December 31, 2023. Captivating laser shows at 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM will be followed by family-friendly fireworks at RIVERLAND Dubai, ensuring a night of joy for families and friends.

Where: RIVERLAND™ Dubai, Dubai Parks™ and Resorts
When: Midnight

2. Burj Khalifa

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All eyes will be on Downtown Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, where a pyrotechnics, light, and laser extravaganza will unfold on December 31. The Dubai Fountain’s spectacular light and water show, building up to a grand finale at midnight, can be enjoyed from various vantage points, including restaurants in Downtown Dubai, offering unobstructed views of the iconic tower.

Where: Downtown Dubai
When: Midnight

3. Al Seef

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For those seeking a celebratory spot with old-world charm, Al Seef in Dubai’s heritage district is the place to be. Set against the historic waters of Dubai Creek, Al Seef offers a picturesque setting with traditional dhows and waterfront restaurants. Skafos and ILA are among the dining options that provide stunning views of the fireworks that will be taking place on New Year’s Eve. The sky would be illuminated by fireworks for straight 3 minutes.

Where: Al Seef, Dubai Creek
When: 31st December, 11:59 pm

4. Bluewaters Island

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Bluewaters Island will erupt into a kaleidoscope of colour as the clock strikes 12. The three-minute fireworks show will complement The Beach at JBR’s display, offering a double dose of awe and amazement to those in the area.

Where: Bluewaters Island
When: Midnight

5. The Beach

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The Beach at Palm Jumeirah, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residences, is a prime spot for vibrant New Year’s Eve celebrations. With sandy shores and waterfront dining options, such as Catch22, it provides a front-row seat to colourful fireworks lighting up the night sky.

Where: The Beach at JBR
When: Midnight

6. InterContinental Fujairah Resort Fireworks

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Join the glittering celebration at InterContinental Fujairah Resort, featuring a grand buffet, live entertainment, and a DJ to dance into 2024. The highlight of the evening is a fascinating fireworks show at midnight. Packages start at AED 495 for kids and AED 995 for an unlimited house beverage package.

Where: Grand Lawn, InterContinental Fujairah Resort
When: 31 Dec 2023, 7:30 PM onwards
Cost: AED 495 for kids | AED 995 for unlimited house beverage Cost: from 8:00 PM to 12:30 AM

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7. Yas Rotana Fireworks

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Yas Rotana on Yas Island invites you to a global culinary adventure at Choices and Rangoli. Packages, starting from AED 325, include refreshing soft drinks, while AED 425 offers unlimited select house beverages. The night promises live entertainment and concludes with a dazzling fireworks display to welcome the new year.

Where: Yas Rotana, Yas Island
When: 8:00 PM until midnight
Cost: Starting from AED 325 with soft drinks | AED 425 with unlimited select house beverages

8. Dubai Festival City

Create lasting memories with a family-oriented New Year’s Eve at Dubai Festival City Mall. Enjoy exciting events, entertainment, and activities for all ages. The iconic Festival Bay fireworks and an exclusive IMAGINE show featuring lasers, lights, dancing fountains, and projection displays await. Secure your spot at Festival Bay with advance ticket bookings on the Platinum List. Doors open at 8 pm, with festivities from 9 pm to 12 am – a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration not to be missed!

Where: Dubai Festival City Mall
When: December 31st, 8 pm to 12 am
Cost: AED 100 for adults, AED 50 for kids (12 and under)

9. Marmoum Oasis

Welcome the New Year in the heart of the desert at Al Marmoom Oasis. Enjoy camp activities or indulge in the special New Year’s Eve dinner by the Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant. The night includes Arabic coffee, dates, traditional sweets, and a spectacular fireworks display over the desert.

Where: Al Marmoom Oasis
When: New Year’s Eve
Cost: Varies based on activities

10. Al Maryah Island


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Witness the spectacular fireworks at Al Maryah Island’s boardwalk to ring in the New Year. The event is free on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early for the best spot. Book a table at nearby top restaurants, and settle on the terrace to enjoy the laser show at 10 pm. The grand New Year countdown commences at 11:59 pm with a breathtaking fireworks display.

Where: Al Maryah Island
When: 11:59 pm, Laser show starts at 10 pm
Cost: Free

11. Bulgari Resort

Experience an exclusive New Year’s celebration at Bulgari Resort. The Gala Di Capodanno offers entertainment overlooking the sea, evoking a lavish era of refinement and joy. Guests dining at resort restaurants gain access to the celebration, featuring a Champagne toast and lasting from 11:30 pm to 3:00 am.

Where: Yacht Club Ballroom and Garden
When: December 31st, 2023, 11:30 pm to 03:00 am
Cost: Free entry for restaurant diners, Champagne toast included. Beverages charged on consumption.

12. Sheikh Zayed Festival

Experience the world’s largest fireworks show at the Sheikh Zayed Festival in Al Wathba. Aiming to break four Guinness Book World Records, the 40-minute fireworks display includes a drone show, laser display, folkloric performances, and international art shows. Entry is Dhs10.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Festival, Al Wathba
When: December 31st, midnight
Cost: Dhs10

As the clock ticks towards midnight, Dubai is all set to bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024 with unparalleled extravagance and festivities. Whether you choose the enchanting theme parks, iconic landmarks, or waterfront dining spots, Dubai promises a New Year’s Eve to remember.

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