UAE: Comprehensive Guide to New Year’s Eve Fireworks Across Emirates

For those seeking a spectacular fireworks display to welcome the New Year, the UAE has a tradition of hosting vibrant celebrations in various locations. However, it’s important to note that Sharjah has opted to refrain from festivities this year in solidarity with Gaza.

Abu Dhabi

  1. Sheikh Zayed Festival: A significant display lasting 60 minutes aims to set three new Guinness World Records for quantity, time, and formation.
  2. Yas Bay: Fireworks commence at 9 pm, continuing until 12 am on January 1, 2024.
  3. Yas Links: Enjoy fireworks starting at 9 pm on December 31, 2024.
  4. Al Maryah Island Promenade: The celebration includes a midnight fireworks show to usher in the New Year.
  5. Hudayriyat Island: A vibrant fireworks display can be witnessed on Hudayriyat Island as the clock strikes midnight.


  1. Burj Khalifa: The iconic Burj Khalifa fireworks are scheduled for midnight; note that this year’s event is ticketed, with online tickets already sold out.
  2. Palm Jumeirah: Experience a dazzling fireworks show along the island’s shoreline, attracting residents and tourists alike.
  3. Burj Al Arab: Dubai’s renowned 7-star hotel will host a captivating fireworks display, providing a memorable start to 2024.
  4. Hatta: The Hatta festival features nightly fireworks at 8 pm until December 31, concluding with a spectacular light and color show.
  5. Al Seef: Daily fireworks at 9 pm, culminating in a special New Year’s Eve show at 11.59 pm.
  6. Bluewaters: The island offers live entertainment starting at 7 pm, concluding the night with fireworks at midnight.
  7. The Beach: Join the festive atmosphere at JBR’s The Beach, featuring a colorful fireworks display at 11.59 pm on New Year’s Eve.
  8. Global Village: This popular festival park will illuminate the skies with seven New Year’s celebrations, synchronized with different time zones from 8 pm to 1 am.

Ras Al Khaimah

Stretching along the 4.5 km waterfront between Al Marjan Island and Al Hamra Village, the display aims to set new records. Residents and visitors can choose between two events, including a free public celebration with DJ entertainment, kids’ activities, food trucks, and designated areas for bachelors and families.

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