Ways to celebrate New Year in Dubai (in the budget)

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New Year is just around the corner and to usher 2018, there are plans of fireworks, parties, clubbing scenes, and grand pomp and show. And amongst many countries, stands Dubai distinctively with its most happening New Year’s celebrations of all time.

Dubai is the hero of celebrations. Nobody does it brighter, bigger or better than this!

From the largest skyscrapers to gorgeous beaches, the city has fun, zing and party element that complements all kinds of events and functions. Especially when it’s the new year time, the emirate turns up to be magnanimous with its fantastic weather, and plenty to see and do. Every year, the emirate manages to bring something advance, unique and outstanding to keep the visitors spectacled and wide-eyed.

But since the emirate is famous for its expensive glitz and glamour, is it affordable for celebrations?

Well, definitely yes!

Behind the screen of its appeal and affluence, Dubai is so versatile in entertainment that one can always find something to do and visit under their budget.

Here is the hack of affordable New Year plans, this 2019-

Feel the vibe of New Year with fireworks

Did you know the 2014’s New Year fireworks of Dubai has been recorded in the Guinness world records?

And why not, Dubai lights up like a Christmas tree on the occasion of the New Years. It seems so beautiful, ecstatic and spellbinding- the fireworks decorate the sky like magic. And what are the best places to experience the explode? From Downtown and Burj Khalifa to the beach in JBR, the emirate’s sky looks marvellous.

Madinat Jumeirah Fireworks on new year eve in dubai

Top spots are-

  • Burj Al Arab
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Atlantis the Palm
  • Global Village

What do I hear- free access?

Either it’s the most-watched fireworks spectacle at Burj Khalifa or the iconic Plan Jumeirah, you can watch these amazing sights with no money thrown on tickets.

Catch the glimpse of the festival from the window

Word of advice though, these places often becomes gridlocked with traffic and crowd. Even before 6 hours of fireworks, the places get jammed. Therefore if seeing the fireworks is a must for you then book a hotel within walking distance to the fireworks.

To stay at the luxurious hotels that allow a fantastic view of NYE fireworks by Burj Khalifa is easy but searching for that one that fits in your budget could take your time. Let’s unveil the curtains from some really amazing hotels you should book this new year-

View Of burj khalifa fireworks from the hotel during new year

  • Tulip Creek Hotel Apartments
  • Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel
  • Dubai Noval Hotel
  • Ahmedia Heritage Guesthouse

Also Read:Best New Year eve Party in 2019

Enjoy an unbeatable dining experience

Dinning Experience during new year eve in Dubai

Dubai has a cornucopia of choices that offer exquisite feast on the arrival of New year. As the entire city is lit up with colourful and vibrant fireworks, you can escape the crowd and relish with a luscious and rich dining that gives you a panoramic view of it. But these can come little pricey like the 360  degree Restaurant and Bar, The Atmosphere and more. Well, there is no dearth of restaurants, whether you need an elegant ambience or a lively surrounding. Against the extravagant and expensive Atlantis The Palm that has a table at AED 2900, you can choose the sit-in restaurants like Tribeca, Zheng He, Little Miss India, Seagrill Bistro and Flow Kitchen.

Get your own picnic at the beach

beach picnic in dubai during new year eve

One of the cheapest ideas is to just grab a picnic mat, don comfortable shoes and team with family and friends on a pristine and clear beach. Dubai is loved for its beautiful beaches and in New Years- it’s the perfect place to be at. Here is a piece of information, you need to start early, get your favourite spot and organise your set up to beat the rest traffic. This is not going to cost you anything near the club and pub party around and plus you have free firework display and wrap unlimited memories and fun with you. FYI, one of the best public beaches is at Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Residences.

Take a ride of Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise New Year Party

Hang up on all other ideas and glide along the Dubai Creek for the ultimate and real experience. When you hop onto this cruise, be ready you are in for a treat. Being a strong alternative to the luxury yachts, this dhow cruise is everything you need to celebrate your New Year’s Eve. A rare view of dazzling fireworks, a delicious and international buffet dinner, and live entertainment with refreshments compose to a grand evening to start fresh for the new year.

This three-hour entertainment signs off with midnight cake and champagne.

Book a special desert safari

New Year Party at Dubai Desert Safari

Ring in the new year in the most unique way- in the desert way. It is a package of adventure and traditions. Kickstart with a wild dune bashing, go on with camel riding and finish it off with sand boarding and quad biking. After that, the caravan proceeds to an elegant and premium set up of Bedouin camp where you can enjoy belly dancing and Tanoura show, right in the middle of the desert. Get a henna designing, dress up in traditional outfits, and at the end of the day tuck in a scrumptious barbecue dinner.

Just as the clock strikes 12 dance the worries away as the night is lit with fireworks and you cut the New Year’s cake.

Setting the mood?

Hope this has helped you decide some really interesting things in the few sprightly hours of 2019. Ditch the conventional ways of celebrating and choose these out of the box ideas that can save you lots of bucks. While you tick off this holiday destination, just remember to book accommodation, activities and tours for new year eves a month ago, to avoid spending fortune on the last moment.

The bottom line is people are crazy to be a part of the Dubai’s hit new year events. Just join the fun and we wish you all the best for the New Year!

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