Ready to ring in the new year while in Dubai? As one of the most hot and happening annual events taking place in the city, New Year’s Eve is arguably the best time of year to visit the glitzy city. From show-stopping fireworks and lavish gala dinners to dancing lights and glamorous rooftop parties, Rovers have the pick of the litter when it comes to things to do on the last night of the year. We explore some of the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai while staying in the city!
1. Delight your taste buds with a New Year’s Eve dinner at Rove
Adios, 2021! Welcome 2022 in style with a lip-smacking New Year’s Eve dinner at a Rove Hotel near you. Save the date and get ready to party up a storm while savouring an unforgettable feast, with dinner options including a mouth-watering carvings station, fresh seafood spread, buffet stations, refreshing beverages and a whole lot more to keep those tastes buds in a twist.
Take your pick from the Rove La Mer Beach, the new Rove City Walk and Rove Expo 2020 hotels, all of which have something tantalising up the sleeve! Plus, you’ll get to choose between views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, the marvellous Expo 2020 Dubai site (a definite must-see), and more – with live DJ entertainment being included in the mix, depending on your choice of venue. Whether you choose to celebrate the New Year at the pulsating Dubai World Expo where the Rove Expo 2020 Hotel is the only hotel on-site, or decide to move to the beats of the live DJ at Rove City Walk or Rove La Mer Beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Simply visit our Offers page to explore our various New Year’s Eve offers available.
2. Enjoy a stay in the heart of the city
Whether you delight in a stay in Bur Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina or another district in the city, we have 9 options from where visitors can explore the incredible city of Dubai. Having comfortable accommodation is key to visiting Dubai, with Rove’s endless stay options giving guests the choice to decide where they’d like to rest their heads after a night of painting the city red. Acting as your basecamp from where to explore the city of the future, finding something to do on New Year’s Eve is an easy task when you’re centrally situated. Plus, if you decide on the New Year’s Eve dinner options available at Rove, you get to enjoy convenient accommodation – minus the traffic jams (bonus)!
3. Be wowed by the marvellous fireworks
Revellers can take in the epic views of the mighty Burj Khalifa as it comes alive with incredible fireworks, lasers and light displays that bring Downtown Dubai to life. As the world’s tallest building, it takes centre stage in the scenic city. Rovers can also choose to book a table at restaurants nearby that will still offer viewers an impressive glimpse of the action from a close enough distance! But it’s not just limited to the Burj Khalifa; many famous landmarks and destinations will be lit up with an impressive firework show, including the Burj Al Arab, Dubai Festival City, the Global Village, Ain Dubai, La Mer and many, many more. Wherever you choose to watch the show, you are sure to find a Rove Hotel nearby!
4. Reach for the skies aboard Ain Dubai
Head down to Bluewaters Island to enjoy a lofty ride aboard the world record-breaking Ain Dubai. As the world’s largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai’s 48 glass pod cabins circulate for 38 minutes per ride and offer impeccable views of the Dubai Skyline, Arabian coastline, the iconic Burj Khalifa, and more. Not only will you have the best views of the city, but you can also choose to host a personalised New Year’s Eve party with your friends and family in one of its social cabins, private cabins or observation cabins – the opportunities are endless. Just one piece of advice: be sure to book in advance if you want to avoid disappointment!
5. Move to the beat of the city
Whether you choose to populate a luxury lounge or a pulsating club, Dubai’s nightlife is definitely one of its biggest and best attractions – besides, who doesn’t love a good party on New Year’s Eve? Whether you celebrate at a rooftop lounge or opt for a theatrical supper club, the opportunities are bountiful. You don’t have to look very far to find a local party that is sure to impress, with professional DJs and celebratory drinks to match!
6. Trek to the desert
A New Year’s Eve desert party is ideal for soaking up the rolling sand dunes and warm, welcoming Arabic hospitality that’s always a hit with locals and tourists alike. Enjoy warm bonfires, live music and entertainment such as belly dancing and Tanura shows, henna painting, camelback riding and fragrant shisha under the starry Arabian sky. New Year’s Eve in the heart of the desert is definitely a must-do activity to enjoy the true Bedouin serenity.
If you’re thinking of visiting the city of Dubai to enjoy an iconic New Year’s Eve celebration – stop thinking and just do it! There is so much to see and do that you certainly won’t fall short of activities with which to keep busy on the last day of the year.
Stay at one of the 9 Rove Hotels that are scattered throughout the centre of the city to enjoy close accommodation that makes it easy to navigate through the crowds. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with you as our guest!