Spend a different new year in Dubai

If you’re looking for an original way to spend the holidays and discover a new destination at the same time, the UAE capital is the answer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 3rd, 2018. – At home? In a restaurant? With family or friends? When the holiday season comes around, it’s hard to decide where to spend Christmas. So, why not break away from the routine for one year and try something different? With suggestions and options for everyone, Dubai is the best option to escape from the cold weather in Europe and let yourself be dazzled by the Asian world over Christmas.

The city welcomed 15.79 million visitors in 2017, maintaining its position as the fourth most popular destination in the world according to Mastercard’s 2018 Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) and has a predicted growth rate of 5.5% for 2018. Being in Dubai means visiting and enjoying one of the most dynamic and exciting destinations in the world where there’s never a dull moment, least of all at Christmas.

Get ready for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience

On New Year’s Eve, Dubai’s global icon, the Burj Khalifa is encircled by a variety of festivities and entertainment. There’s also be a pyrotechnic festival next to The Dubai Fountain with brilliant music shows and fireworks.

The show is coordinated and produced by a team of world-class experts, with Government bodies and the Event Safety Committee supporting the event to offer an unrivalled experience for visitors.

To make sure nobody misses it on a thing, platforms are set up in Dubai’s downtown area where you can stop to enjoy the show. Additionally, the event can be followed on any of the giant screens installed in the city centre, on television, as it will be broadcast live all over the world, and on www.mydubainewyear.com.

Christmas shopping in Dubai’s most emblematic neighbourhoods

The markets located on the banks of Dubai Creek, the city’s saltwater estuary, are a proper representation of Dubai’s heritage and history of trade. Strolling around and buying some of the typical products to make your own Dubai Christmas dinner is also a fun activity to do with the family.

For those who prefer city life, the City Walk is one of the most exciting urban districts in the city. City Walk is an artistic blend of a wide selection of local and international shops and excellent indoor and outdoor dining options, which are spread along European-style pedestrian boulevards. There’s no better option to forget about feeling homesick on one of the most important dates of the year.

And from December 26 to February 2, 2019, we have the Dubai Shopping Festival – DSF, Dubai’s shopping centres and stores join forces to breathe life into this annual event where shoppers can avail of unbeatable offers on fashion, jewellery, electronics and accessories. Positioned as one of the largest shopping festivals in the world, this is not just a month to make the most of exceptional offers, but also to enjoy fireworks exhibitions, fashion shows and live concerts. And, visitors also have the chance to win incredible prizes, like cars and gold.


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