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Here’s where and how to celebrate New Year and ring in 2020 in Dubai


DUBAI – As the New Year’s Eve countdown gets underway in Dubai, plans are afoot to make it a celebration to remember.

The Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Calendar have rounded up the 12 best ways in which you can join in the citywide celebrations to ring in the New Year.

1. Iconic fireworks in 10 spots

Fireworks and Dubai go hand in hand, but this year the celebrations will reach new heights as well as lengths, as the entire city lights up at the stroke of midnight. Festival goers will be able to catch awe-inspiring displays at ten different locations including; Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Al Seef, The Beach, La Mer, The Pointe, Global Village, The Dubai Frame, Dubai Festival City Mall, and Atlantis, The Palm.

2. Global Village spectacular

Global Village will welcome the New Year with seven different fireworks shows just as the clock strikes midnight in seven different countries.

3. Nelly in concert

For those who want to dance the night away and start 2020 with their favourite pop stars, five concerts are taking place across Dubai to suit every taste. Don’t miss legendary American rapper Nelly performing at Drai’s Dubai.

4. Ne-Yo in Dubai

Revellers can find a festive seaside vibe at WHITE Beach’s first New Year’s Eve celebration where R&B singer Ne-Yo will perform all his hits.

5. Jonas Blue and Jax Jones will delight fans at Zero Gravity

6. Badshah concert

The Race 2020 Badshah concert takes place at Meydan Grandstand.

7. Nassif Zeytoun at Dubai Opera

For those who prefer an opulent black-tie gala dinner for the last day of the year, Syrian singing sensation Nassif Zeytoun will perform at Dubai Opera. Set in the buzzing Downtown Dubai with unobstructed views of the Burj Khalifa, the extravagant evening will include an al fresco dinner, dancing and live entertainment from the winner of Arabic TV show Star Academy, who has been dubbed the ‘Star of the Generation’ by fans.

8. Party at Burj Al Arab

The opulent Burj Al Arab will host a ‘This Is 2020’ party which will take luxe to a new level.

9. QE2, Zabeel Park, Irish Village and more

Other notable celebrations will happen aboard The QE2, at the exquisitely beautiful Four Seasons hotel in Jumeirah, at the classic favourite The Irish Village in Al Garhoud, at the Emerald Palace Kempinski hotel on the Palm Jumeirah, the Address Dubai Marina, and an Under the Stars event in Zabeel Park.

10. Elvis Presley, Madonna tribute acts

At Emirates Golf Club, an already sold out sumptuous gala dinner will be accompanied by a double bill of tribute acts to Elvis Presley, the King of Rock, and Madonna, the Queen of Pop.

11. Yoga session

An all-day celebration, 20H to 2020, will take place at The Pointe, kicking off at 6am with a soothing yoga session followed by wellness workshops. After 4pm, a DJ will play chilled vibes as partygoers watch the final sunset of the decade ahead of the party stepping up a gear from 8pm ending with fireworks at midnight.

12. 30-piece live band

Atlantis, The Palm will celebrate all things 20s, in celebration of the new decade, with an extravagant ‘roaring’ bash brought to life with a 30-piece live band held in the grounds of the hotel with unrivalled views of the city’s fireworks.


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