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10 Places To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022 In Dubai and Abu Dhabi

December 27, 2021 Posted by: Kidzapp Team Kids Activities

The year 2021 is almost coming to an end - it's a time to look back, reflect, start new resolutions and most of all, celebrate! Whether you're mad about seeing the skies light up or you're into a lavish festive dinner, here's a list of 10 fantastic places to celebrate New Year's Eve with your kiddos in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Ring in the New Year in true UAE style!

Fireworks at Expo

Be ready to be mesmerized, as Dubai's sky gets all lit up and full of sparkles as we ring up the new (and hopefully beautiful) Year 2022! Expo 2020 is planning to blow the nation's minds with a breathtaking fireworks display, amidst a line up of spectacular family-friendly events and celebrations. 

Celebrate with 192 countries in one place, enjoy a brilliant drone countdown to 2022, two stunning fireworks shows, phenomenal musical performances from around the globe and remarkable celebrations until 5am! And to make your night even sweeter, everyone visiting Expo 2020 on Dec 31 will be getting a gift upon entry! 

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Expo Road, Dubai South, Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 00:00 and 03:00
Adult (18yrs+) 1-Day Pass : AED 95
Kids 0-17yrs : FREE
Senior Citizens 60yrs+ : FREE
People of Determination : FREE

New Year's Eve at Global Village

Want to celebrate the New Year eight consecutive times on the same day? Yes, you've heard that right! The Global Village is celebrating in eight different time zones! Head over with your family starting 4pm, and start the New Year celebrations with Australia at 5pm (UAE time) with a truly spectacular and out of the box daytime firework show! 

Enjoy the long and beautiful festive night at Global Village with seven more remarkable firework celebrations and shows, happening until 2am! 

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 16:00 to 02:00
Adult : AED 14
Child 3-11yrs : AED 14
Under 3s : FREE

New Year's Eve Celebration at Bab Al Shams

Celebrate the New Year with a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and head to Bab Al Shams for an intimate desert soiree for a night to remember. From a delicious Middle Eastern feast to international flavours, classic beverages, live entertainment, dancers, DJ and a grand fireworks display, there’s no better place to welcome 2022 in the most special way. 

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Al Hadheerah Desert Restaurant, Bab Al Shams
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 20:00 to 03:00
Soft Beverages Package : AED 750
House Beverages : AED 1050
Child 4-11yrs : AED 450
Child 3yrs and below : FREE

Polynesian NYE Dinner at Lapita

Welcome the New Year with a laid-back Polynesian-themed dinner in a beach setting, complete with a vibrant atmosphere and live music from a fabulous DJ to set the right mood. 

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Garden by Ari, Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 20:00 to 00:00
Soft Beverages Package : AED 495
House Beverages Package : AED 645
Kids 6-12yrs : AED 245
Kids below 6yrs : FREE

Moulin Rouge-Themed NYE Gala Dinner at Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantins, the Palm is planning a massive Moulin Rouge-themed gala that will definitely dazzle you and alll members of your family. Starting at 7:30pm, expect delicious canapes and welcome drinks, while enjoying the tunes of a 30-piece live band and cancan dancers to kick off the spectacular entertainment for the night. 

A lavish buffet, is also in the books, featuring all your tummy desires from lobsters and caviars to shawarmas and fajitas. Live cooking stations, as well as child-friendly buffet will also be provided. 

Worried that your kiddos may get a little bit bored? Atlantis is planning to give your little ones the biggest surprise - a party of their own at Asateer Tent! The ‘Under the Sea’ celebration will feature an enormous slide, bouncy castle, an outdoor cinema, games stalls, arts and crafts and much more.

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Atlantis The Palm, Jumeirah
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 19:30 to 03:00
1 Adult : AED 5500
1 Child (14-20y) : AED 3300
1 Child (4-13y) : AED 1250

Venetian Carnival Inspired NYE at Address Beach Resort

Transport yourselves to one of the most famous carnivals of the world, Carnevale di Venezia, where the Address Beach Resort will give you the chance to experience a real Venetian Carnival. Prepare to be dazzled with lots of delicious Italian dishes, endless drinks and non-stop entertainment, where you and your family will be blown away with fantastic performances by live singers, dancers and a saxophonist, for four whole hours! 

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The Restaurant, Address Beach Resort
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 20:00 to 02:00
1 Adult : AED 3888
1 Child (7-11yrs) : AED 1944
Child under 6yrs : FREE
1 Adult : AED 2888
1 Child (7-11yrs) : AED 1444
Child under 6yrs : FREE

New Year’s Eve Dinner at [email protected]’O, Sofitel Abu Dhabi

Bid Farwell to 2021 and welcome 2022 with a beautiful white dress code at Sofitel Abu Dhabi's [email protected]’O. Enjoy a spectacular alfresco dining experience with live entertainment that intensifies the beauty of the night. Pamper your family with a sumptuous international buffet and experience a world of culinary heaven with live seafood stations and a variety of culinary delicacies. 

Want to turn this into a truly memorable night to cherish forever? Head over the hotel’s signature venue, Jazz & Fizz and create treasured memories, with your closest people, as you enjoy the enchanting fireworks at Reem Island! 

Looking to celebrate New Year's Day too? Don't miss out on their mouth-watering brunch featuring an international buffet with live seafood stations, grills and so much more - all with a 20% discount too!

Get 20% OFF your New Year’s Eve Dinner at [email protected]’O!

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Abu Dhabi Corniche
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 20:00 to 01:00
Soft Beverages : AED 260
House Beverages : AED 324
Glass on Bubbly : AED 476
Child 7-12yrs - 50% OFF : AED 162.5
Child under 7yrs : FREE

New Year's Eve Fireworks at Yas Bay

A double feature of amazing fireworks await you and your kids over at Yas Bay this year. Head over to the Yas Bay Waterfront on Thursday, December 30th to see the skies light up at 9pm, and then again on Friday, December 31st to ring in the new year.

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Yas Bay Waterfront
Working Hours:
Dec 30, Thu 21:00 & Dec 31, Fri from midnight
FREE at public spaces

New Year's Eve at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Spend the last day of the year indulging in a splendid dinner with your family at the iconic Yas Island. Dig into a yummy year-end feast, dance the night away to the tunes of a 4-piece live band, and gaze at glitzy fireworks over Yas Bay as you welcome in 2022.

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Graphos Social Kitchen, Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 19:00 to 00:00
Soft Beverages : AED 750
House Beverages : AED 999
Child 6-12yrs : AED 375
Child below 6yrs : FREE

Cirque Du Soir-Themed NYE at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri

Spend an extravagant celebration night over at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri with their Cirque Du Soir-themed festivities. Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet with spectacular live entertainment and stunning surroundings. Don't miss out on their mind-blowing fireworks planned to ring up the new year. 

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Khor Al Maqta, Qaryat al Beri
Working Hours:
Dec 31, Fri 19:30 till late
Adult : AED 599
Kids 6-11yrs : AED 200
Kids under 6yrs : FREE

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