Dubai traditionally welcomes the new year with a number of huge firework displays. The fireworks shows in Dubai are held at various locations throughout the city but the show at the Burj Khalifa is the largest and most famous firework display in the city.
This year, more than six different fireworks shows can be seen in Dubai. The biggest show will be held at the Burj Khalifa, which starts at midnight. Another large firework display can been seen at the Burj al Arab, according to the organizers this fireworks show is the biggest show of the year. In addition, a firework show can be seen at the Atlantis The Palm hotel which starts 10 seconds before midnight with firework at every second to count down to 2019.
Livestream New Year’s Eve Burj Khalifa
Do you want to witness the huge firework show at the Burj Khalifa but you are not in Dubai? No worries, you can watch the firework show live at the livestream at Youtube on the Downtown Dubai page. Thanks to this livestream you do not have to miss anything of the firework during New Year’s Eve in Downtown Dubai and you can watch live how Dubai welcomes 2019.
Please keep in mind the time difference between your country and Dubai. At this website you can convert the Dubai Time to the GMT time.
Firework at the Burj Khalifa
Every year, hundreds of thousands people come to the Burj Khalifa for the fireworks show and this year the show is bigger and more spectacular than ever before. Traditionally, the fireworks show at the Burj Khalifa is combined with a light, music and watershow at the Dubai Fountain where the fountain spits the water to an altitude of 150 meters in the air. This in combination with the fireworks launched from the highest building in the world and the many skyscrapers around the Burj Khalifa makes the New Year’s Eve at the Burj Khalifa an unforgettable night!
This year the theme for the 2018 New Year’s Eve is “Bigger, better and brighter”. You can see the biggest firework show in Dubai from special viewing platforms which will be set up across Downtown Dubai and across Burj Park. The event will also be broadcast live on television, beamed on big screens and live streamed on the internet and Youtube.
Most people will travel to Downtown Dubai during in Dubai to witness the spectacular light and fireworks display around the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. We recommend to travel on time to the Burj Khalifa to make sure you have a good spot to see the firework. If you want the best view you can also book a diner package at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Dubai.
The roads around the Burj Khalifa are closed at six o’clock for all traffic to make room for the large number of spectators that come to Downtown Dubai to witness the spectacular fireworks show at the Burj Khalifa.
Firework display at the Burj al Arab
Besides the fireworks show at the Burj Khalifa, you can also see a spectacular firework show at the Burj al Arab. For many years, tens of thousands of people have been watching the firework display from Madinat Jumeirah, the Jumeirah Beach Road, Kite Beach near the Burj al Arab and the Black Palace Beach on the Al Sufouh Road. If you are planning to see the firework display from Black Palace Beach you will not only see the fireworks show at the Burj al Arab, you can also see the show at the Atlantis hotel on Palm Jumeirah.
You can see the fireworks show around the Burj al Arab for free. If you want the best view, it is advisable to be on time or book an exclusive package at one of the restaurants or clubs around the Burj al Arab or Madinat Jumeirah. In 2014, the Burj al Arab fireworks show in combination with the show at the Palm Jumeirah island set a world record of the largest fireworks show ever. Unfortunately, Dubai has lost this record in 2015, but Dubai would not be Dubai if they were able to get back to it soon.
Atlantis The Palm New Year’s Eve firework
The Atlantis hotel on the Palm Jumeirah island welcomes the new year with a huge fireworks display. For those who don’t have tickets to one of the parties in the Atlantis hotel, the fireworks show can also be viewed from the 11 kilometer long Boardwalk that runs around the entire Palm Jumeirah island. Access to the Boardwalk is free from the Rixos The Palm Dubai hotel on the eastern tip of the island to One & Only The Palm on the westernmost point of the Palm Jumeirah island. Or you can view the fireworks show from the The Pointe shopping center which is at the tip of the palm tree.
Al Seef firework display
In the new Al Seef district at the Dubai Creek you can see a spectacular fireworks show for the first time ever. In addition to a fireworks show that will be light up above the water of the Dubai Creek, the Al Seef festival is in full swing during New Year’s Eve. The district will be completely transformed into a big party with a carnival, live music, a waterfront market and an outdoor cinema.
Firework at Dubai Festival City
The Dubai Festival City shopping center welcomes 2019 with a spectacular fireworks show above Festival Bay which will be interspersed with a number of musical performances and shows from the Imagine light and image show. The firework display at the Dubai Festival City is free to visit from 7 pm and starts with a special IMAGINE show followed by a live band with Katie Elle Jackson at half past nine.
Festival Bay will be lit up several times in the evening with a big fireworks show. From 9 pm there will be firework every hour to warm up to the big final show at midnight to welcome the new year. On 31 December, many restaurants located in and outside of Dubai Festival City and Festival City waterfront offer special New Year’s packages that guarantee the best view of the fireworks shows and the Imagine New Year’s Eve show.
During the old and new show at Festival City you can also take a ride in the Festival Wheel Ferris wheel. Due to safety, it is expected that the Ferris wheel will be closed during the fireworks shows itself.
New Year’s Eve at The Beach
In the Dubai Marina you can enjoy a spectacular fireworks show at The Beach where the fireworks will be shot above the sea. This gives you a panoramic view of the firework display from both the beach and the boulevard. In combination with the enormous Ain Dubai Ferris wheel this will be a spectacular sight! The fireworks show at The Beach will be combined with an LED light show which will start at midnight together with the firework display.
Specially for New Year’s Eve, the restaurants and shops in The Beach have extended the opening hours. The shops close at 1 am and the restaurants and cafes will close at 2 am. Almost all restaurants at The Beach have special New Year’s Eve packages with food, drinks and a unique view at the firework display. For more information about the firework show at The Beach, visit the website www. thebeach.ae .
Firework at La Mer
This year, La Mer Beachfront is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a large firework display which will be light up above the sea. The entrance is free and from the boulevard or the beach you have a magnificent panoramic view of the fireworks show.
Do you prefer more luxury? The Masti restaurant is the perfect location to view the fireworks show. While you enjoy a delicious dinner, a live band and front-row seats you can admire the fireworks show. Of course you can also book a table at one of the many other restaurants in La Mer to enjoy the fireworks show. For more information and the exact location of La Mer Beachfront, check out our La Mer page .
Firework display at Global Village
You can also visit Global Village or the Dubai Festival City Mall foR A spectacular firework show during New Year’s Eve in Dubai. This year Global Village organizes the largest fireworks show ever with no less than seven fireworks shows spread throughout the evening. Between 8 pm and 1 am there will be fireworks shows that are in time with New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world. The park is open from 4 pm until 2 am, tickets will be priced at the regular entry cost of just Dhs15. More information can be found on the Global Village website: www.globalvillage.ae .