New Year’s Eve, this year, is going to be a lot different. And no points for guessing, it is due to the ongoing pandemic.
Among other things that have changed in our lives this year, COVID-19 is guilty of changing our new year celebrations as well, that was once cherished with great pomp and show in Dubai every year. People from across the globe plan their visit to this emirate towards the end of the year to be able to witness the amazing celebrations the city hosts for bidding adieu to the current year and welcoming the upcoming one.
However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate the new year. After all, it’s 2020 that is waving us goodbye. Here are some destinations you can visit this New Year’s Eve to make your last day of 2020 most memorable:
The beautifully decorated Dubai Creek is a sight to behold on New Year’s Eve. And there can’t be a better option to explore it than booking a dhow cruise dinner. Many companies offer special new year packages for guests at rather affordable rates.
Apart from enjoying the spectacular sights, guests can relish the 3-course dinner offered at the cruise. Along with that, there are numerous entertainment options. Generally, a dhow cruise trip lasts for two hours. However, some companies also offer customised packages to suit individual needs.
Undoubtedly, one of the best resorts in Dubai to visit, Atlantis the Palm is offering special packages to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. Grab one of those and be part of the extravagant celebrations.
You can enjoy performances by dance groups and live bands. Furthermore, there are numerous recreational options. World-renowned chefs will be at the help of preparing scrumptious meals. And the best part, you can secure an exclusive seat to witness the fireworks show Dubai is famous for.
This year, the resort is hosting the only concerts to be held on New Year’s Eve titled “Kiss 2020 Goodbye Live NYE Concert”. It has also launched a special five-night deal.
The favourite destination in Dubai, Palm Jumeirah needs no introduction. New year or not, this is a place that exudes charm throughout the year. The boardwalk on this island that stretches up to 11km. It is beautifully decorated for the new year and has plenty to explore for tourists.
You can also find abundant hotels at Palm Jumeirah that offer special packages for New Year’s Eve. They have exclusive viewing spots that you can book to enjoy the fireworks on the glitzy skyline of Dubai.
An iconic structure, Burj Khalifa hosts amazing fireworks on the New Year’s Eve. People from different cities and countries visit it on 31st December to witness the incredible celebrations. To enjoy the best experience, reserve a table at At.mosphere, a fine dining restaurant located on the 122nd floor of the building. It is offering a seven-hour special brunch, including premium beverages. The best part, apart from the majestic views of the city, is the nine-course meal you will get to enjoy.
The adjacent Dubai Fountain further brightens up the sky with its splendid water show. It is certainly not to be missed if you happen to be in Dubai.
Home to some of the most sought-after tourist spots, Dubai Marina is a must-visit destination to enjoy the special day to the fullest. You can explore the Walk and Zero Gravity Beach Club. The nightlife is vibrant because of the many pubs and clubs nestled here. Other than that, there are plenty of activities to enjoy that are enough to keep you occupied for the entire day.
You can book one of the best penthouses for rent in Dubai Marina to enjoy a lavish stay. The community has plenty of options for visitors in this regard.
One&Only Royal Mirage, a premium beach club in Dubai, is offering special deals for the New Year’s Eve. You can enjoy a lavish gala dinner and a selection of beverages, all in AED 2,250. The strategic location of this beach club will also allow you to get mesmerised with the astonishing views of Palm Island Bay and the dazzling fireworks.
Apart from the aforementioned destinations, there are numerous other best outdoor spots to visit in Dubai on New Year’s Eve. However, remember the fact that the risk of COVID-19 is still prevalent. Thus, do not get carried away with your celebrations. Maintain social distancing and follow SOPs for the safety of yourself and your loved ones.