So, you want to watch fireworks to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018, but with the news that the iconic locations of Burj Khalifa and JBR not having any this year we have rounded up your other options. Remember to enjoy New Years eve, but to be safe!
Riverland Dubai will be hosting a fireworks show over the picturesque canal and bridge. This might be a great place to go if you want to avoid crowds at other locations.
Location Dubai Parks and Resorts (Free entry)
Spots to watch from: Outlet Village
Head to Global village to ring in 7 new years at once! The countdown to midnight will take place a total of seven times, each time midnight strikes in one of the seven selected countries.
At 8pm, UAE time, the festivities will begin with the countdown and an intense one-minute fireworks show in sync with those in the Philippines.
At 9pm, they will mark the New Year in Thailand, at 10pm it will herald Bangladesh, at 10.30pm India, and at 11pm with Pakistan and 12 midnight, of course the UAE, with special seven minutes of the biggest fireworks of the season, and also for those late-night revelers at 1am with Istanbul.
Location Global Village, Dubai (Entry fee along with New Year’s Eve packages)
Spots to watch from: Arabian Ranches, Al Barari
3-Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City’s celebrations this year will be the Guinness World Record holder attraction, IMAGINE, which will light up the sky with four fireworks displays at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm and the grand finale at midnight to welcome the New Year.
Location Dubai Festival City
4-Atlantis the Palm
The New Year’s Eve fireworks are expected to rival any other year’s celebrations.
Location Palm Jumeirah
Spots to watch from: Jumeirah Beach strip, Kite Beach, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Madinat Jumeirah, along the roadside viewing points on the Palm Road
5-Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab will be the iconic centerpiece for the wonderful fireworks at Madinat Jumeirah.
Location Madinat Jumeirah
Spots to watch from: Black palace beach, spots on Jumeirah Road, The Beach JBR
6-Club Vista Mare
All Club Vista Mare restaurants have NYE dining and entertainment packages along with a grand fireworks display on December 31.
Location Palm Jumeirah
Spots to watch from: Dubai Marina, Golden Mile, Palm Crescent
7-Qasr Al Sultan
Situated next to Dubai Parks and Resorts and the Outlet Village, this hotel has organised a fireworks show for visitors and guests to ring in 2018.
Location Near Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali.