Tuesday, 18 June 2024



Staff Reporter –

As the eyes of the world turn to Dubai for the city’s spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations, now is the time to secure the best seats in the house for an eclectic line-up of citywide and family-friendly festivities to usher in a sparkling start to 2024. With the ever-popular Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) in full swing – running until 14 January 2024 – Dubai is hosting a dazzling array of New Year’s Eve activities, including jaw-

dropping fireworks displays across multiple iconic venues, numerous concerts by A-List musical headliners, out-of-this-world drone shows, beach parties, and a jam-packed schedule of exciting dining options for all budgets, live entertainment, and unmissable shopping special offers. DSF New Year’s Eve FireworksDubai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations would not be complete without its famous citywide fireworks displays. In addition to the iconic displays that take place at The Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, DSF New Year’s Eve Fireworks will feature dedicated displays of overhead pyrotechnics all across the emirate, courtesy of Al Zarooni Group. Don’t Miss the NYE DSF Drones ShowTo complement the citywide fireworks, the DSF Drones Shows presented by Emarat Petroleum will see two all-new, awe-inspiring synchronised drone displays colour the night sky at The Beach, JBR and Bluewaters. Completely free-to-attend, the two incredible displays featuring more than 800 coordinated drones will wow New Year’s Eve crowds in a symphony of colours and shapes. Celebrate NYE with MusicNYE at Dubai Opera: Bid farewell to 2023 in impeccable style at the iconic Downtown Dubai venue of Dubai Opera with American singer Fantastic Negrito and upbeat sets by the Dubai Opera Big Band and DJ Slim. NYE Beach Festival: If the beach is more your style, Zero Gravity Dubai – one of the city’s favourite beachfront destinations – will host a massive beach festival to wave goodbye to 2023. NYE with John Newman at Rixos The Palm: Renowned English musician, John Newman, is the headline act at Rixos Premium Dubai.NYE with The Gypsy Kings at Burj Al Arab: The music provided by the immensely popular group, led by frontman Andre Reyes, is accompanied by a five-course meal by Michelin acclaimed chefs.NYE at The Theatre Dubai for Big Art Festival: International Music enthusiasts can ring in the New year with The Big Art Festival at The Theatre Dubai. Global artists such as rapper BASTA and singer Mitya Fomin headline the lavish gala dinner which includes family-friendly activities to engage younger children accompanying their parents.NYE with Fedde Le Grand at Barasti Beach: Barasti Beach, Dubai’s popular entertainment and dining lounge, will host award-winning DJ Fedde Le Grand as its headline act.NYE with Disco Inferno at Bla Bla: Bla Bla, a favourite among Dubai residents, is hosting a series of events including the UK’s Disco Inferno, a relaxed evening pool party, and exclusive views of fireworks displays from a luxury terrace.NYE at Emirates Golf Club: Fans of legendary artists Michael Jackson and Tina Turner can enjoy special tribute acts at Emirates Golf Club’s luxurious outdoor venue.Enjoy Dinner with a ViewThe eclectic mix of family-friendly options also

includes a traditional bedouin setting at the five-star Bab Al Shams desert resort; hitting drivers and irons at the energetic Topgolf Dubai; an al fresco culinary soiree at Habtoor Grand Resort; or the stunning New Year’s Gala on stunning clubhouse lawns of Jumeirah Golf Estates. For those looking for something a little more laid back, the Irish Village Al Garhoud is marking New Year’s Eve with live entertainment from DJ Mikey Ross and ACH AYE, while McGetticans is hosting 1980s throwback themed celebrations. To learn more, head to Visit Dubai, @Dubai_Calendar, @CelebrateDubai, @DSFMarkets and @StyledbyDubai on social media channels.