Celebrating New Year’s with kids in Dubai can be a magical and unforgettable experience. Whether you choose to attend grand fireworks displays, enjoy water park adventures, or participate in cultural experiences, Dubai provides a unique and enchanting backdrop for creating lasting family memories. Here are the 10 exciting ideas to make the most of your Dubai trip and create wonderful memories with your family.
10. Attend the Burj Khalifa Fireworks Show
Start your New Year’s Eve by witnessing the spectacular fireworks display at the iconic Burj Khalifa. Dubai is known for its extravagant celebrations, and the Burj Khalifa is the centerpiece of the festivities. Find a comfortable spot with your kids to marvel at the stunning pyrotechnics lighting up the night sky.
What to do after that? Dine at At.Mosphere which is situated at Burj Khalifa!
9. Enjoy Indoor Skydiving
Do your kids always ask you to take them for a skydive, but you are afraid of their safety? Then well, this Indoor Skydiving experience of Dubai will not just give your kids a thrilling experience but you too will stay relaxed as they enjoy a safe adventure floating in the air.
For a safe experience, plan your indoor skydiving tour with iFly Dubai.
8. Visit the Global Village of Dubai
Global Village is a vibrant, cultural and entertainment destination in Dubai. Explore pavilions from different countries, indulge in diverse cuisines, and let your kids enjoy the various entertainment options. The New Year’s Eve celebrations at Global Village often include concerts, parades, and fireworks, providing a lively atmosphere for families.
Must Visit: Mini World, Global Village.
Book your prior tickets on the official website of Global Village.
7. Family-Friendly Countdown at JBR
The Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) area is known for its lively atmosphere. Join the family-friendly New Year’s Eve countdown on the beach with live music, entertainment, and a dazzling display of fireworks. This is a fantastic way to celebrate with your kids in a festive and welcoming environment.
Must try: The Flying Cup – a family favourite attraction at JBR, Dubai!
During the day, you gotta visit the Blue Waters, artificial Island for an exciting getaway!
6. Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm
For a day of excitement and water-filled fun, spend New Year’s Eve at the Aquaventure Waterpark located at Atlantis, The Palm. The park offers thrilling rides, adventurous slides, and a dedicated area for younger children. Wrap up the day with a beachside view of the fireworks.
You may book your Aquaventure Waterpark tickets directly from their website, by clicking here.
5. Dine in a Desert Camp
Experience the magic of the desert by booking a New Year’s Eve dinner in a desert camp. Enjoy a traditional Arabian feast, cultural performances, and stargazing with your kids. This unique celebration provides a tranquil and awe-inspiring way to welcome the new year.
You may book your Dinner plan at the Dubai Desert Camp with Rayna Tours.
4. Dubai Mall Fountain Show
Head to the Dubai Mall area to witness the mesmerising Fountain Show, set against the backdrop of the Burj Khalifa. This family-friendly spectacle combines water, music, and light for a dazzling performance. It’s a fantastic way to kick off your New Year’s Eve festivities.
The fountain shows its moves everyday from 6pm to 11 pm with a half an hour gap!
3. Plan a family date on a Dinner Cruise with your kids at the Dubai Marina
Take your kids on a nice family date amidst the shimmering water at Dubai Marina. A dinner plan would be the best suited as you can see the whole city lit into beautiful lights. While your kids soothe their taste buds with these scrumptious dishes, you can slyly exchange eye contact since its also a place to give you a romantic vibe.
Timings: 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Everyday)
Price: 107 – 117 AED
Location: Dubai Marina
2. Visit IMG Worlds of Adventure
If your kids love theme parks, IMG Worlds of Adventure is a must-visit. Spend the day enjoying thrilling rides and attractions featuring popular characters. Some theme parks may have special New Year’s Eve events or extended hours for the holiday.
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Saturday to Wednesday)
12:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Thursday & Friday)
Price: 152 – 180 AED
Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
1. Spend the New Year’s day at the VR Park of Dubai
The VR Park of Dubai is created as a blend of augmented reality and virtual reality making it one of the must visit places of Dubai especially when you’re with kids. The numerous rides not just give you thrilling adventures like a drop down moment from the Burj, but also one may virtually take a sport like dune bashing at the Dubai Desert. And guess what! You can try the most safest paragliding experience here, since it’s a Virtual set up! So those who are afraid to fall, here’s a thing for you!
Wondering how to end the day?
Create a Time Capsule
Encourage your kids to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new one by creating a time capsule. Allow each family member to contribute items, notes, or drawings that represent their aspirations. Bury the time capsule in a memorable location, symbolising the start of a new chapter.
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