Photo used for illustrative purpose.
Dubai has unveiled a diverse line-up of fireworks, live musical entertainment, gala dinners and drone shows, apart from unique shopping experiences as it prepares to host its much-awaited annual citywide New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The New Year’s Eve celebrations are a key highlight of the #DubaiDestinations initiative recently launched by the Dubai Media Council to highlight the exceptional experiences, events and activities offered by the emirate.
With comprehensive precautionary measures across the board, an action-packed roster of events and activities reaffirms the city’s position as an international events destination and the place to be this New Year’s Eve.
The Government of Dubai yesterday announced precautionary measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations in the emirate and urged members of the public to stringently follow COVID-19 guidelines to protect themselves and the community. The guidelines that are being enforced to safeguard the health and wellbeing of citizens, residents and visitors include wearing face masks and observing social distancing. Failure to wear a face mask carries a fine of Dhs3,000.
Mesmerising fireworks and drone shows
To celebrate both the UAE’s Golden Jubilee and New Year’s Eve, the Eve of Wonders At Burj Khalifa will present a dazzling show unlike anything that has been seen before. As the clock strikes midnight, the much-anticipated fireworks at the world’s tallest tower will be accompanied by an electrifying laser act synced perfectly to match the choreographed water show at The Dubai Fountain.
For non-stop excitement before the countdown to midnight, NYE at Expo 2020 Dubai includes unlimited fun, festivities and fireworks for the entire family. Spearheading the entertainment will be top international DJs Armin Van Burren and Dimitri Vegas. Visitors can also watch a musical extravaganza at Al Wasl Plaza before the grand finale of two displays of dazzling pyrotechnics.
For a more authentic experience, Dubai's heritage district of Al Seef, located by the historic waters of the Dubai Creek offers a truly picturesque setting with traditional dhows and centuries-old architecture. The 70 waterfront restaurants in the district, such as ILA and Skafos, provide stunning views of the fireworks, providing old-world charm this New Year’s Eve.
To mark the onset of 2022, the night sky above Dubai will be illuminated with a drone show at 8:00pm and 10:30pm on New Year’s Eve. The incredible aerial spectacle will see hundreds of drones dancing across the sky to create beautiful patterns and illusions. Performed at Bluewaters and The Beach opposite JBR, this magical visual show, which can be seen from one of the many restaurants and eateries in the area, promises to be an unforgettable night.
The celebrations will also feature a total of 36 fireworks shows at 29 locations across the emirate.
You can catch breath-taking displays at the following locations:
DSF Market at Al Seef,
Dubai Festival City Mall,
Atlantis The Palm,
Burj Al Arab,
Emirates Golf Club,
The Dubai Frame and Town Square.
There are also a host of hotels celebrating the arrival of 2022 with fireworks including
Park Hyatt Dubai;
Jebel Ali Golf & Resort;
Four Seasons Resort – Jumeirah;
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel;
Bab Al Shams;
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa;
Sofitel The Palm Jumeirah;
One & Only The Palm Jumeirah;
Palazzo Versace – Dubai;
Bvlgari Resort & Residences – Dubai;
Nshama Town Square Dubai;
Jumeirah Golf Estates;
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa;
Vista Mare, The Palm;
Palm Beach, The Palm;
and One & Only Royal Mirage.
The fireworks shows organised by the UAE on New Year's Eve are a new opportunity to break Guinness World Records. This year, they will involve a show organised by the Sheikh Zayed Festival in Abu Dhabi and another one in Ras Al Khaimah.
The Department of Finance (DoF) of the Government of Dubai on Sunday launched a massive promotional campaign to encourage emirate's residents to increase their use of smart channels, for paying fees for various government transactions with all Dubai government entities.
For Season 26, Global Village is welcoming guests daily from Saturday to Wednesday from 4:00pm until 12:00am. On Thursday, Friday, and all public holidays, opening hours are 4:00pm until 1:00am. Mondays are exclusively reserved for families except on public holidays.
The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Tuesday that called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, drawing stern criticism from allies as President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure to temper support for Israel.
Two friends in western France have built a 16-metre high replica of the Eiffel Tower from recycled wood, which they hope to display along the path of the Summer 2024 Olympic torch relay and on Olympic sites.
The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-1 with the United Kingdom abstaining. The United States circulated a rival UNSC resolution that would support a temporary cease-fire in Gaza linked to the release of all hostages, and call for the lifting of all restrictions on the delivery of humanitarian aid.