It is not possible to think of any other country when it comes to the biggest celebrations but UAE. The United Arab Emirates, home to 9.4 million people including locals and expatriates is all set to celebrate the grand event of New Year’s Eve in the most happening cities, Dubai and Abu-Dhabi. The new year is almost upon us and many of us are probably planning for making the most out of this celebration with our loved ones. This new year not only marks the end of 12 months but the end of a whole decade so we are quite excited to see what’s in store for us to witness.
Every New Year is grandly celebrated across the country. Extravagant events, concerts, great sales, and beautiful fireworks are not to be missed out upon. UAE, being the most globalized and tourist-friendly country makes sure that every individual is satisfied with what the country has to offer. This Eve is one of those events that everyone, from a little kid to the oldest person looks forward to the yearly carnival. As the years’ pass, UAE makes sure to excite people with many concepts of celebrations.
So, if you choose UAE as your travel destination to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019, then here are some ‘must-experience’ events in the country on this joyous occasion.
1. New Year’s Parties
Parties are the most expressive way to enhance happiness, and on new year’s eve, no individual would want to stay aloof from the glamourous fiesta. Choose from great options for parties, in-hall concert tickets, and much more to spend the night most joyously.
Garage and W Lounge: Yas Island is Abu-Dhabi’s hottest new party hotel, so what is the better option than to ring in the new year for a cool gathering? To welcome 2020, Garage and W Lounge are throwing a massive bash where you are promised to have the best time of your life. Dine-well at Garage before you dance through the night at W Lounge.
Cooper’s Bar & Restaurant: Look forward to what promises to be one of the most fun New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city of Dubai. This bar plans to throw a Rock ‘n Roll party to welcome in 2020. There will be free entry for all and live DJ. With a special street-food style menu, cracking drinks deals and more, this place is surely going to lit everyone’s mood.
Packages for New Year Eve’s Fiestas
Park Hyatt Dubai– Park Hyatt is all set to throw a great bash his New Year’s Eve so get ready to dance and party on 31st of December. Live entertainment of five-piece band, DJ, and international cuisine is all set to make your night lit.
Address: Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek, Timings: 8.30pm to 1.30am, Package: AED 785 for children and AED 1,800 for adults with free-flowing house drinks and champagne. Contact: parkhyattdubai.com
The Cigar Room – Enjoy this unique nye party at the Cigar room. With saxophone player, free-flowing bubbly and a canapé menu, this place will keep you entertained throughout the night with luxurious cuisine and tasteful music.
Address: Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, Timings: 8pm to 3am, Package: AED 2,950 indoors with premium bubbly, AED 3,950 outdoors with premium bubbly. Contact: Tel: (04) 457 3457. palmdining.com
2. Celebrities Concerts & Events
Watch out for the world’s well-known celebrities who are all set to boost your New Year’s Eve.
Bruno Mars: World-famous musical megastar Bruno Mars is bringing some of his 24 karat magic to Abu Dhabi to celebrate the start of 2020. That’s right, the Hawaiian singer-songwriter will be performing at Resolution by Night on Yas Island to make your celebration better.
Package – General Admission: AED 400, Golden Circle: AED 1,450, Address: du Arena, Abu dhabi, Timings: From 6pm onwards
3. Fireworks Show
No celebration is complete without fireworks and New Year’s Eve is not the same without an epic show of firework displays across the cities. Whether you are wondering as to where you should witness this eventful night, there are so many midnight shows planned, no matter which direction you look in, you are bound to see the sky brighten up with color and sparkle as you welcome in 2020. No matter in which main city you are in UAE, consider the following places to visit for the best Fireworks show.
Burj Khalifa: For an experience like no other, you have to put the Burj Khalifa fireworks on your celebration bucket list. The world’s tallest tower lights up the night sky with a huge fireworks display on New Year’s Eve every year that covers the length of entire building! Get ready to dazzle yourself with firecrackers all around.
Al Marjan Island: This year, Ras al Khaimah’s authorities are not only planning to offer grandest celebration to date but also to enhance the convenience of the visitors. According to a report, the event preparations have already raised expectations and hotels are being widely booked. Among the special features of this year’s fireworks display, there will also be usage of pyro-drones, which will create a spectacular display.
Emirates Palace: Abu Dhabi, like other cities, will have an amazing New Year celebration. Skies above the capital are expected to be fully illuminated with some amazing fireworks being seen from the beach at Emirates Palace, Al Maryah Island, and Yas Marina.
Packages for Fireworks
CÉ LA VI – CÉ LA VI is about to open in Dubai just in time for New Year. On the 54th Floor, this exclusive outdoor and indoor venues give the best view of Burj Khalifa fireworks and Dubai skyline.
Address: CÉ LA VI, Level 54, Sky View, Downtown Dubai, Timings: 8pm to 3am, Day & Date: Tuesday December 31, Package: AED 1,600 with soft beverages, AED 2000 with house beverages, AED 1000 drinks only. Contact: Tel (056) 515 4001.
Al Dawaar – Being Dubai’s only rooftop revolving restaurant, it will provide you with the exciting view of changing skyline with fireworks. Enjoy the feast with family and friends.
Address: Hyatt Regency Dubai, Dubai, Timings: 7.30pm to midnight, Package: AED 1,050 with house drinks, AED 1,250 bubbly, AED 450 for children aged five to ten. Contact: Tel (04) 209 6914. hyattrestaurants.com
4. New Year’s Eve Dinner Brunches
One of the major things to explore and look forward to in this New year celebration is food and dinner brunches. The lavish dinners and buffets add up to the new year’s fun. Enjoy a variety of delicious cuisine until the clock strikes midnight for a wholesome involvement. If you are confused to decide places in whichever city you plan to land in, below are some chosen places where you can eat, drink and adore the night.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas: This lavish dinner buffet at Sim Sim restaurant will let you end 2019 with feasting on selective cuisines from all around the world. Numerous live cooking stations will serve great seafood, barbequed meat, curries, and much more. Also, expect live entertainment while you are relishing your meal by talented bands and guests.
Saffron: With more than 200 dishes and 20 live cooking stations, Saffron’s New Year’s Eve line-up is a foodie’s paradise. The visitors and partygoers can watch a team of chefs’ slice, dice, and stir at Saffron’s cooking stations while partying. Feast and dance the night away with best hot and sizzling cuisine.
Packages for NYE Dinners
Olea – Enjoy the Outdoor international buffest with tasty cuisine from all over the world at one place. With live entertainment and amazing food, you will surely enjoy the night.
Address: Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, Timings: 8pm to 2am, Package: from AED 1,250 per person. Contact: Tel (04) 409 5111. kempinksi.com
Roberto’s – Watch out for the views of Burj Khalifa when the clock strikes 12:00am, The carnival themed dinner with four-course menu can be enjoyed in the restaurant for AED 1,600 or on the balcony for AED 3,000. You can add house drinks for an additional AED 500.
Address: Roberto’s, Gate Village, DIFC, Timings: 8pm to 4am, Package: from AED 1,600. Contact: Tel (04) 386 0066. robertos.ae/dubai
5. New Year Sales
Most of the shops and places you love will probably be closed for the annual holiday. But do not worry as some places and events allow you to shop till the New Year’s celebrations commence. Not only shopping opportunities but the sales are also at peak this festive season. The regular offers, sales, and deals drive the businesses at maximum profits. If you a loyal shopper, these places will aid you to satisfy your craving for spending money.
DSF: The annual shopping festival is a shopper’s paradise. As it is held annually, a mixture of cultures, feisty nights, multi-cuisine food, glamour, sports, and adventures create the Dubai Shopping Festival. Ensure to hit the festival on 31st of December so you can shop, eat, have fun and finally experience the great fireworks show when its time!
The Pointe: Located across the bay from Atlantis the Palm, The Pointe is an entertainment and retail destination that has more than 80 shops. It allows visitors to shop from a variety of options. Restaurants and attractions are also available to explore while you wait for the big event.
Online Shopping: Shopping in streets and malls are fun but shopping in the comfort of your bed is relaxing and more convenient. With the new year approaching, not only offline shops but online shopping websites also provides amazing discounts and offers from which shopping-lovers can benefit and save more money. Noon and Amazon UAE being the top online retailers deliver best New Year Offers of 2020 on your preferred product.
With the heart-whelming experiences and places to explore this New Year’s Eve, it’s high time that you start looking for Hotels to book for being a part of grand celebrations.
6. Book Hotels with Great Deals in Budget
While focusing on the main events, it is also necessary to make sure that your stay is equally pleasant and comfortable. Ensuring safety and luxury must be your top priority when you choose to travel to UAE. A wise investment in hotel bookings is what we suggest when it comes to reservations. Cleartrip is the best option for booking hotels, and flights. Book tickets from different airlines like Emirates, Air Arabia, Etihad Airways, etc. according to your requirement of budget at affordable prices by using ClearTrip promo codes.
You can also consider Rehlat for reserving your hotels and flights at great prices. The easy option of filtering requirements, and booking through easy steps makes it more convenient and user-friendly. Experience the luxury of comfortable accommodations by booking hotels with Rehlat. It is easy to book best hotels, apartments, night stays, lodges, resorts, villa and many more at reasonable prices.
Coming to hotels, Swiss Belhotel is the international chain of hotels available in 21 countries including UAE. The hotel provides high-quality, deluxe services and facilities. Various facilities such as book now pay later, free Wi-Fi and much more other complimentary services are available. Experience professional management staff and services for hotels, resort & service. Book your luxury and magnificence hotel room for a smooth stay in the country while you enjoy the new year’s celebrations.
Packages for Staycation in UAE
Rixos Premium JBR – If you are in Dubai for new year 2020, you must consider Rixos for your utmost comfort and stay with premium luxury facilities. Enjoy fabulous sights, private beach access and much more.
Address: The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Package: New Year Sale-Advance purchase discount on room rate, buffet breakfast, Gala Dinner Mandatory on New Year’s Eve (Excl. of Room Rate) Price: AED 2,097 per room per night (Additional cost for Gala Dinner at AED 2000 per person (adult), AED 1,000 per person (child)), Contact: Tel 04-520-0000
Rosewood Abu-Dhabi – Enjoy a night in one of the luxury suites at the hotel and also one invitation per guest to the Rosewood Abu Dhabi Gala Dinner on New Year’s Eve. The night event includes six-course menu with vegetarian option, buffet, and bubbly.
Address: Al Maryah Island, Package: From AED 4,471, Date & Day: Valid from Dec 27 to Jan 3, Contact: (02 813 5550)
7. What to Look Forward to in UAE 2020
UAE is the country that truly never sleeps and keeps growing and evolving with time and mind-boggling speed. As we see the upcoming year of progress, you can expect to a lot more to see in the year 2020. Get ready for greatest events, places, and plans which will launch in the forthcoming year of the decade.
Expo 2020 Dubai: This event is going to be the world’s largest event held in Dubai, UAE. This event aims to fund, accelerate and promote creative solutions that will improve lives while preserving the planet. 192 countries are confirmed to participate in Expo 2020.
Dubai Arena: This humungous structure is said to have a capacity of 20,000 people in a space of 500,000 sq.ft. The multipurpose Dubai Arena will be located at City Walk and will be able to host events ranging from sports to concerts of all kinds. Stay tuned to witness several international and national events that are planned to be hosted in the year 2020.
With all the blast that lies ahead for us, we are sure that you will love the whole involvement of being a part of the world’s biggest celebration of New Year in the United Arab Emirates. Celebrate your heart out and make the most out of the new year’s eve by partying, shopping, feasting and most importantly, cherishing all the instants. We wish you a very Happy New year from Rezeem and hope that the year brings new hopes, new resolutions, and new spirits for all of us!