Entertainment Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai
Welcoming a New Year in the Middle East with the Best Plans and Entertainment
Dubai’s ever-growing popularity has made it the perfect destination to welcome a new year. A city that has experienced an extraordinary transformation over the last 20 years, Dubai is not only known for being one of the most commercially and scientifically advanced cities in the world, but also for its new year celebrations!
As thousands of people fly to the Middle Eastern city to welcome a new year, we decided to talk to our Account Manager in Dubai Kim Blanco and asked her to share with us some of her favourite plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai.
7 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai
Kim’s been living in Dubai for over four years, meaning she’s welcomed a new year in the city on several occasions. A true Dubai enthusiast, she enjoys exploring the city and all the different activities and entertainment options it offers. This is what she told us about new year celebrations in Dubai.
1. Enjoy the fireworks:
wondering where to watch the Burj Khalifa fireworks? From the building’s footsteps to Jumeirah beach or the Dubai Design District, here’s a list of the top 11 spots in Dubai to watch this visual spectacle from!
2. New Year’ Eve party at Jumeirah Beach:
Many people book the private beaches for private parties to welcome the new year. This can be your case, budget permitting! Choose from many of the great spots available, enjoy the sunset and watch the fireworks when the clock strikes midnight!
3. Go for a ferry ride at the Dubai Marina:
One of the best ways to explore a city! Taking advantage of Dubai’s extensive water network you can gain a unique perspective of the city from this traffic-free route and enjoy New Year on water!
4. Spend New Year’s Eve at Madinat Jumeirah:
Well-known for its extravagant New Year celebrations in Dubai, this is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy the New Year fireworks. Besides the myriad options of cuisines available, Madinat Jumeirah also offers New Year special gala dinners liven up by live entertainment including fire dancers, musicians, etc.
5. Enjoy the musical fireworks at the Global Village:
The world's leading multicultural festival park and a great family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, the Global Village brings together traditions from over 75 countries. Every year at NYE, you can enjoy the Global Village Special New Year musical fireworks, a spectacle not to be missed!
6. Explore the vast Dubai desert by going on a Safari:
Are you considering a different way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai? Then you should go on a desert safari and explore the desert expanse outside the Liwa oasis in Al Dhafra. A plan that can be enjoyed by the whole family, these unique experiences normally include sand skiing, quad biking, a visit to a camel farm, camel riding, and a traditional meal under the stars! A magical way to start a new year.
7. Get involved in the celebrations of the Dubai Shopping Festival:
Last but not least, one of our favourite options and entertainment specialists. Internationally known, the Festival City Mall is the go-to place to enjoy the best entertainment in the city and spend the whole day. The festival includes stage and walkabout shows, shopping, dining… what else one could ask for in New Year’s Eve?
Our Favourite Entertainment for New Year’s Eve in Dubai
Glamourous and Retro
If you’re looking to add a retro touch to your new year celebrations in Dubai, then these glamorous yet eccentric Retro TV Heads are exactly what you need! Skilled dancers with experience in breakdance, urban styles and hip hop, these utterly unique characters can be booked as a standalone act or they can actually accompany a live act or DJ!
Mix and mingle with guests during your New Year’s Eve party, our performers can pose for photos, roam around dancing and playing pranks on guests and, overall, creating unforgettable memories of one of the most special nights of the year.
Unique and Shiny
NYE should be a celebration of light, colour and brightness. If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party in Dubai, then make sure you ask your guests to dress in their finest clothes to enjoy a night of great fun and luxury where our Mirror Dancers and Swarovski Sax Player add the spark!
Offering both stage and roaming performances, both entertainment options have one thing in common: they shine! Adding a unique visual element to your party, our mirror characters and musician are undoubtedly the go-to option for lavish NYE events in Dubai!
For those celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai for the first time, a traditional giveaway could be the perfect way to remember this special occasion. Some of our favourites options include calligraphy pieces and sand bottles, created by our Arabic Calligraphy Artist and Sand Bottle Artist respectively.
Truly mesmerising to watch, both artists offer something truly personal that represent Dubai and the Middle East in general and that can everyone can take home as a memento. Both calligraphy pieces and sand bottles can be customised with names, tailorable images and different colours!
Many people who have not been in Dubai before are surprised to find out it’s the perfect Christmas and NYE destination for families! With the Dubai Shopping Festival starting in December and coming to an end in late January or early February, the city malls become the ideal spot for families to have some fun and spend some quality time together.
Some of our favourite entertainment options for this occasion are walkabout acts and interactive activities. With so many options in our roster, it’s almost impossible to list two! However, we are truly fascinated by both the Wonders of Circus Parade and this Digital Graffiti Wall. These two specific options have various things in common: they’re fully interactive, they’re loved by people of all ages and they’d be perfect for new year celebrations in Dubai if you visit the city with the whole family!
Immersive and Futuristic
Last but not least, the type of entertainment that any event planner or party-goer in Dubai is after: technology acts and experiences! At Scarlett Entertainment, we believe there are two that are especially suitable for NYE events: LED Poi and Immersive Table Mapping. Each serves a purpose but has something in common: they’re fascinating!
LED poi technology allows our performers to display logos, images, messages and other visual elements of your choice, whether it be a ‘Happy 2020!’ or your company logo. Table mapping brings a table to life with custom animations and it’s a very creative and unique way to enjoy a NYE dinner with your family or friends. It is, far and away, the most unusual yet fascinating to have the last dinner of the year!
Learn More About New Year Celebrations in Dubai
If you would like to explore further ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai, you can email or call our Account Manager Kim Blanco and ask for her advice! She will be more than happy to give you some tips and help you organise your party with your family, friends or employees!
Are you welcoming the new year in Dubai? We can help you make it unforgettable with the best entertainment for New Year’s Eve! Make sure you get in touch with us and ask to speak to one of our Entertainment Specialists.