2021 went by really fast. Now it’s time to welcome 2022, and what could be a better place to do that than Dubai? New Year’s Eve 2022 is going to be a grand festival in Dubai with hundreds of Fireworks shows, exotic parties, performances from Internation DJs, and more lined up.
Despite the Covid 19 pandemic messing with people’s New Year plans for the second-year straight, Dubai will hold exciting festivities at various locations throughout the evening. If you are looking to celebrate your New Year in Dubai this year, you should be in for thrills.
Here’s everything that you can do on New Year’s Eve 2022 in Dubai. From a city-wide fiesta to Fireworks at the mesmerizing Burj Khalija, clubbing wonders, and exciting parties at top restaurants and bars.
However, make sure you follow the Covid 19 guidelines set by the local authorities strictly. We’ll also update you with them here.
New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration in Dubai
Dubai is ready to kick off the New Year in style with a glorious fireworks display at the Burj Khalifa, and several other venues. They are even looking to break multiple Guinness Book records this time.
A brand new laser show is also making its debut at the Dubai Fountain with the “Eve of Wonder” as the prime theme. You can also watch this stunning new show on your TV or online. There will also be a 13-hour long celebration at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The whole city will behold grand parties, wild celebrations, and dazzling lights welcoming the New Year. Here is everything that New Year’s Eve has for you in Dubai.
Eve of Wonders: Fireworks at Burj Khalifa
The highlight of the night will be the “Eve of Wonders” show featuring the world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks and pyrotechnic show in Downtown Dubai. This year, the event will also hold a special laser act synchronizing with the water show at The Dubai Fountain.
The show will pay tribute to the nation’s achievements in the past 50 years, and showcase its vision for the upcoming 50 more. You can catch it live from 20:30 PM (GMT) on www.mydubainewyear.com on your TV, laptop, or smartphone.
The main event- Fireworks will start as soon as the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve. If you wish to witness the grandest fireworks live, you have to pre-register on the “U By Emaar” app to book your space. After which, you will receive a QR Code to enter Downtown Dubai. If you are currently there, you dare not miss this iconic show.
More Places to Witness Fireworks on NYE in Dubai
The iconic Burj Khalifa is not the only place where you can see splendid fireworks. There are other venues as well that will have a fireworks show on display. You can catch the Fireworks at these places also:
- Expo 2020 Dubai: The “World’s Greatest Show” will have two fireworks shows. We’ll share more details about them below.
- Atlantis, The Palm: The hotel will host one of Dubai’s largest and most stunning firework and pyrotechnic displays at the sky above The Royal Beach.
- Global Village: It will host eight fireworks displays to welcome 2022.
- Dubai Festival City Mall: It is set to host two breathtaking fireworks shows.
- Bluewaters Island: The waterfront island will host a dazzling fireworks show.
- Al Seef: The heritage district will also have an impressive display of fireworks.
- La Mer: It will have a fireworks display at midnight.
- Burj Al-Arab: This world-famous hotel will host an eight-minute-long Fireworks show starting at midnight on December 31, 2021.
Apart from these, there will be fireworks at the Sheikh Zayed Festival, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Al Mariyah Island, Saadiyat Beach Club, and several other places in Abu Dhabi. Sharjah will also host multiple fireworks shows to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
13-Hour Long Celebration at Expo 2020 Dubai
Expo 202 Dubai is set to host the “World’s Greatest Show” to welcome 2022 in style. This 13-hour long celebration will feature continuous festivities starting from 3 PM until 4 AM on New Year’s Day. The all-nighters site-wide celebration will feature world-famous DJs, a midnight “Ball Drop” at Al Wasl Plaza, and a lot of other exciting stuff.
There will also be two firework displays- one taking place at Midnight on December 31, 2021, while the other will take place at 3 AM, January 1, 2022. All the 198 country pavilions will celebrate the much-anticipated occasion.
A notable highlight of the show will be star DJ Dimitri Vegas who will ignite the spark from 11:30 PM. The global sensation Armin Van Buuren will also raise the temperature with his set at 1:30 AM. The show will be the longest New Year celebration in the world.
12 Internation & Dubai-based DJs to Perform at Expo 2020 Dubai
The New Year’s Eve celebration at Expo 2020 Dubai will also feature twelve International and Dubai-based DJs for their incredible performances. Armin van Buuren will headline the show followed by DJ Skip, Kanika Kapoor, Anyasa, and Dimitri Vegas. They all will be playing at the Jubilee Stage.
After that, DJ Tala Samman, DJ Jeff, DJ Khaled Mamdouh, and DJ Fat Sam will be at Dubai Millenium Amphitheatre. Whereas, DJ Hannah Ichiko, DJ Fuzz, and DJ Daxx at the Sports, Fitness & Wellbeing Hub.
More Concerts on New Year’s Eve around Dubai
Apart from the New Year’s Eve celebration at Expo 2020 Dubai, more concerts will be taking place around Dubai. Some of the most prominent ones include:
- Indian sensation Guru Randhawa will perform at the RAK NYE 2022 in Ras Al Khaimah.
Indian singer #GuruRandhawa will perform at a New Year’s Eve concert in Ras Al Khaimah.https://t.co/cmXFOjoZdh
— tabloid (@GulfNewsTabloid) December 14, 2021
- Performance by Robbie Williams at the Atlantis, The Palm.
- Lebanese singer Elissa’s performance with Emirati artists Hussain Al Jassmi and Balqees at Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.
New Year’s Eve Drone Show in Dubai
The NYE Drone Show will take place on December 31, 2021, at 8 PM and 10:30 PM on The Beach JBR and Bluewaters Island to welcome the New Year with innovation and entertainment.
This impressive aerial spectacle will shine the skies above waters twice. You can book a spot at any of the restaurants and eateries around the area to enjoy this remarkable show.
UAE will attempt 5 Guinness World Records with Fireworks
The Sheikh Zayed Festival New Year’s Eve celebration in Abu Dhabi will hold a 40-minute fireworks display to welcome 2022 while attempting to set records for volume, duration, and form.
UAE to attempt five Guinness World Records with fireworks on #NewYearsEve https://t.co/OmveNS963V
— The National (@TheNationalNews) December 23, 2021
There will also be a drone show which will write “Welcome 2022” in the skies. This will be the first and the most sparkling beginning of the New Year.
More Events, Parties & Celebrations on NYE in Dubai
Dubai has an infinite amount of fun awaiting visitors and participants on New Year’s Eve. There are wonderful events, thrilling parties, and extravaganza celebrations taking place on Friday until Saturday morning.
Take a look at the happenings on New Year’s Eve 2022 in Dubai and choose what’s best for you:
New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise in Dubai
The Dhow Dinner Cruise will host a glorious New Year’s Eve celebration. You can enjoy the NYE fireworks taking place throughout the city skies while having a delicious dinner, cake, and champagne.
Desert Safari in Dubai
The Dubai Desert Safari is among the best ways to celebrate New Year. You can experience dune bashing, sunset views, colorful evenings, tent camps, camel rides, and lucrative Arabic cuisines.
Roaring 20’s at Dubai Opera
The Dubai Opera is among the most iconic venues in the city. This year, it’ll feature a Roaring 20’s themed party featuring music, feasts, festivities, and fireworks.
Jungle Fever at Amazonico Dubai
Amazonico is the perfect tropical hotspot in Dubai to kick off the New Year. You can experience Studio 54 style vibes at the glitter-filled celebration with Latin American dishes with DJs and percussionists setting an electrifying atmosphere.
NYE at Nikki Beach Dubai
Nikki Beach is another perfect destination that is hosting an excellent celebration on New Year’s Eve. You can enjoy top-tier hospitality with a rich dinner to spend your final hours of 2021.
Apart from these, there are various other events and festivities taking place at NYE in Dubai. You can find more of them here.
Dubai Covid 19 Measures for the New Year’s Eve
This Tuesday, the authorities in Dubai have announced precautionary measures and guidelines that must be observed strictly for the New Year’s Eve celebrations. They have backed the previously announced measures along with certain special measures.
A meeting of the emirate’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management was held and the following measures are announced:
- Wearing face masks is mandatory for all those attending events held indoors and outdoors. If you fail to wear a mask, you’ll face a fine of Dhs3,000.
- People can watch the NYE fireworks displays from 29 locations across the city.
- Participants much carry a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 96 hours before arriving.
- Temperature checks will take place at entry and organizers must regulate entry points strictly to avoid overcrowding.
- People should stay at a distance of at least one and a half meters away from each other.
- People attending the events are advised to refrain from shaking hands and hugging.
- Members of the same family are allowed to sit next to each other without social distancing.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 28, 2021
These restrictions and measures will be carried out to counter the rising graph of Covid 19 cases in Dubai. The officials have also stated that some venues at the Expo and other places will be temporarily closed for deep cleaning and sanitization.
That’s all that Dubai holds for you this New Year’s Eve. Everyone is ready to start off 2022 and bid adieu to 2021 in the most memorable fashion. Stay safe, and have the time of your life this NYE.