Keeping our boys and girls engaged in activities outside school is at the top of most parents’ list. It is during our children’s formative years where their minds are open to new challenges, and signing them up for afterschool activities help to hone in on their passions. Luckily for our youngsters, Dubai and Abu Dhabi…Read More
Family carnival, dinner under the stars, fireworks shows and more…
It’s official! 2020 is right around the corner – and whether you and the family are in the mood to dress up and head out for an extravagant family dinner or just enjoy the night sky light up with fireworks, here are some ideas for you…
Where To Watch NYE Fireworks
– Atlantis, The Palm
– Bluewaters Dubai
– The Beach, JBR
– Kite Beach
– Al Sufouh Beach
– La Mer
– Dubai Frame
– Burj Khalifa / The Dubai Fountain / Burj Park
– Al Seef Dubai
– Dubai Festival City Mall
– Global Village
– Town Square Dubai
– Riverland Dubai
– Yas Island
– Abu Dhabi Corniche
– Sheikh Zayed Festival (Al Wathba)
– Al Maryah Island
– Al Majaz Waterfront
New Year's Eve Dinner at Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek
Ring in the New Year under the stars at Radisson Blu’s Blu2O and Pool Terrace. Set against the stunning Dubai skyline, you and your loved ones can enjoy a lavish dinner with front row seats to the spectacular fireworks display. The night is going to follow a retro theme with all your favourite funky dance music from the 70s and 80s, from David Bowie to Queen, Jackson 5 and Madonna.
Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek, Dec 31, Tue from 9:30pm, starting from AED 399 for adults, more info
The Buffet of All Buffets at Bacchanal
Bid 2019 farewell with an epic buffet that will end your year on a high note. Indulge in everything from Australian Wagyu beef and Scottish smoked salmon to a variety of decadent desserts.
After a heart-warming meal, grab your loved ones and dance the night away with Bacchanal’s live two-piece band.
Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai, Dec 31, Tue from 6:30pm, starting from AED 800 for adults, AED 400 for children, free for under 4s, more info
Emaar NYE 2020 Show
As the clock strikes midnight, watch as Emaar continues its tradition of putting on a captivating choreographed show, incorporating fireworks, animation on Burj Khalifa’s LED Facade, music composition and a fountain show showcasing the world’s longest choreographed fountain show ever.
Join the celebrations from three main spectator areas: Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain and Burj Park.
If you prefer watching the celebrations from the comfort of your own home, you can still watch the spectacular show live on www.mydubainewyear.com
Burj Khalifa / The Dubai Fountain / Burj Park, Dec 31, free for spectators, more info
Wavehouse’s Family Fiesta
Head out for a brunch-style concept filled with music and dance all night long. With live music from About Last Night and resident DJ, and Chris Roberts, live cooking stations, and endless pass around treats, this night will be a celebration you won’t forget.
In addition to all of that fun stuff, there will also be live performances like rollerblading ballerinas, LED robots, glitter artists, mermaids, and more.
Atlantis, The Palm, Dec 31, Tue from 8pm, AED 950 for adults, AED 475 for children 6-20yrs, free for under 6s, more info
Farriers New Year’s Dinner Buffet
Enjoy the night by welcoming 2020 with delicious food from around the world. From Chinese to Middle Eastern, to Indian, Farriers at Meydan Hotel will have cuisines for every taste.
Plus they didn’t forget about the kids either; in addition to the play area on the premise, kids will also be entertained with face painting, arts & crafts, balloon twisting, and even family movies.
Farriers, The Meydan Hotel, Dec 31, Tue from 7pm, starting from AED 590 for adults, AED 475 for children 5-10yrs, free for under 5s, more info
Family NYE Carnival
Celebrating the new year can be a family affair this year when you head to Town Square. There’s so much to look forward to, with activities suitable for kids of all ages – from toddlers to teens.
Browse through the food trucks and enjoy the endless FREE fun including a carousel, kids playground, train, arts and crafts, soft play area, spin the ball, beat the buzzer, mega obstacle, single & double wipe out, bungee run & basketball, giant dart, rodeo bull and many more interactive games.
Town Square Recreational Park, Dec 31, Tue from 6pm, free entry for all, more info
New Year’s Eve at Al Forsan Garden
Say bye bye to 2019 with an exciting party in the desert at Al Forsan. Dig into a delicious dinner under the stars with your family and enjoy the beats of an International DJ, a saxophonist and a show stopping carnival performance to welcome in the new year.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dec 31, Tue from 7pm, starting from AED 550 for adults, AED 275 for children 6-12, free for under 6s, more info
New Years Eve Party 2020
Say hello to 2020 with DFC’s biggest party of the year. Watch 4 mind-blowing fireworks shows played to the spectacular IMAGINE Dubai Show – plus, be sure to get yourselves a prime viewing spot at one of Dubai Festival City Mall’s 15 restaurants.
Dubai Festival City Mall, Dec 31, Tue from 4pm, free entry, more info
NYE Elements Brunch
Put your party hats on and enjoy a New Years Eve celebration that’s fun for you entire family. Enjoy an impressive buffet spread while your little ones stay engaged with activities like Zumba, face painting, interactive cooking, and a game station at the Elements Kids Club. They’ll even have their very own kids buffet station with all their favorites.
Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Dec 31, Tue from 8pm, starting from AED 399 for adults, AED 100 for children 6-12yrs, free for under 6s, more info
Sparkling New Year's Eve
Welcome in 2020 with a memorable night under the stars with a sumptuous feast and endless festivities. Indulge in a variety of eclectic cuisines as you watch the jaw-dropping live entertainers (coming in straight from Italy) in the stunning al fresco setting. Exceptional performers including a Violinist, Saxophonist, Jugglers, Fire Dancers and Aerialists will keep absolutely everyone entertained throughout the night.
Explore the 20 live cooking stations, and choose between dining in the garden, inside the Café, sitting by the pool or in a Park Social themed table.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Dec 31, AED 1,500 for adults, AED 750 for children, more info