New Year's Eve: Hot spots in Dubai to ring in 2021
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New Year’s Eve: Hot spots in Dubai to ring in 2021

New Year’s Eve: Hot spots in Dubai to ring in 2021

With 2021 around the corner, here’s a rundown of the city’s best spots to ring in the new year

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New Year celebrations in Dubai are nothing short of extravagant and locations throughout the city are going all out to provide residents and tourists with an eventful night.

Dubai Opera
Start the evening with a lively performance by DJ Saif & Sound, while Carrie Gibson’s Nuvo Soul band plays throughout the night to keep guests entertained and excited to ring in the New Year.

The downtown venue will be transformed into a grand hall to serve the number of guests enjoying the festivities.

dubai opera

Dubai Festival City
If you’re a fan of Arabic music, this is an event you wouldn’t want to miss as Lebanese artists Wael Kfoury and Mouhamad Khairy take stage at Festival Arena to ring in the New Year.

NYE Wael Khairy

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
The beachside Plaj restaurant will be hosting a wide spread buffet on the sands, along with access to the MusicHall restaurant for a club-theatre experience and end the night gazing at the fireworks off the Palm.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Dubai’s most recent island addition will be hosting a fireworks show twice for the public.

The first show will be on New Years Eve, December 31 at midnight, and the second on January 1 at 8pm.

The island is known for its many instagrammable locations and the world’s largest ferris wheel, Ain Dubai.

La Mer
If you can’t make up your mind as to what to do to ring in the New Year, La Mer would be an ideal choice.

The popular beachside location is offering multiple dining deals at multiple restaurants as well as special offers throughout their retail stores.

La Mer

Zero Gravity
Providing an upscale surf-and-turf dinner by the beach, Zero Gravity will provide an upbeat night of celebrations.

DJ and producer Joel Curry will be providing tunes for the night as his releases this past year have seen him trending on the charts.

Zero Gravity - Joel Curry

Dubai World Trade Centre
Syrian superstar Nassif Zeytoun will be performing live at the Dubai World Trade Centre to welcome 2021.

Accompanied by his oud and piano, the award-winning artist will give guests and night to remember as they bring in the New Year.

Nassif Zeitoun

Soho Garden
An eventful night for house fans has been arranged by Soho Garden as Mark Richards and James Elliot – known as Solardo and duo Adriatique take stage for the night.

Resident DJs and a four-course meal have been paired to help the musicians entertain guests for the night and create a memorable end to 2020.

Soho Garden

Burj Al Arab
Russian singer Lolita Milyavskaya has teamed up with Burj Al Arab for New Years Eve to provide guests with an extravagant night.

The hotel will be providing guests with a dinner, followed by an escort to a 360-degree view terrace to watch the fireworks.

Lolita - Burj al Arab

A more classy approach to the big night, DIFC will be hosting Monique Thomas at their Winter Vibes gala at Gate Avenue.

The master of jazz, soul, gospel and pop will be providing a soothing atmosphere for guests as the city rings in the New Year.

Guests can also enjoy treats from onsite food kiosks while watching the Burj Khalifa fireworks show.

Monique Thomas

The Bungalow
Going all out to ring in the New Year, The Bungalow has built two custom fireworks boats to go out on water and provide guests with the best seats for all of the city’s fireworks, as well as the fireworks at La Mer.

They will also be hosting local DJs from 5pm to 2am, providing the best afrobeat, dancehall, classic RnB, and hip hop.

The Bungalow

The Green Planet
An ideal setting for families, guests on NYE will be offered the experience of unique animal encounters, all-inclusive food and beverages, and exclusive access to the indoor rainforest.

Guests will also have direct view of the Burj Khalifa’s fireworks display ringing in the New Year.

DRIFT Beach Dubai
With views of the Palm Island Bay and Dubai skyline, the resort will be offering a gala style dinner with a sommelier’s selection of beverages.

Guests can also enjoy the fireworks show on the Palm as it will be in clear view from the beach club.

DRIFT beach Dubai

Secret Brunch at Burj Khalifa, Atmosphere
Located 123 floors above the city, the restaurant will provide the best view of the Dubai skyline as guests enjoy a nine-course menu and free flowing premium beverages.

As it gets closer to midnight, guests have optimal views of all of the city’s fireworks.

Atmosphere burj khalifa restaurant

Park Hyatt Dubai
The hotel has transformed its Friday brunch into a nocturnal event with a wide selection of food and music provided by a live band and DJ.

Guests can also enjoy the fireworks display set up by the hotel to ring in the New Year.

Park Hyatt Dubai

Several locations throughout the city will be hosting a firework show for the public, while adhering to social distancing rules and government regulations.

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