From Fireworks To Laser Shows, Here’s What UAE Has to Offer on New Year’s Eve 
December 29, 2020 | By - Nisha Joshi

From Fireworks To Laser Shows, Here’s What UAE Has to Offer on New Year’s Eve 

Nothing is impossible in the UAE! With the holiday season looming on the horizon amid a pandemic, this county has managed to surpass expectations by hosting one of the biggest sports events. Not only was IPL 2020 a key moment for international sports fraternity, but it also set the stage for safe hosting of all other upcoming events in UAE. With low numbers of infection and high-level awareness of safety norms, UAE has ruled the roost. The upcoming New Year’s Eve fireworks in UAE are testament to another feather in the middle eastern nation’s cap!

Significance of New Year’s Eve fireworks in UAE

UAE experiences cool and pleasant winters from October to February. The period is also considered peak tourist season. With DSF (Dubai Shopping Festival) and Global Village offering a wide variety of unique sites, sales and shows, midnight fireworks are a perfect way to end the event. The popularity of this show has only been growing with each passing year, turning it into a key attraction for all. What sets each Emirate apart while celebrating  2020’s New Year’s Eve fireworks in UAE?
  • Dubai

This year, as Dubai prepares to say goodbye to 2020, most exclusive events will offer in-house guests the opportunity to welcome 2021 in style and enjoy some truly unforgettable final moments the year. Downtown Dubai, the heart of the city, is abuzz with its cache of famed fireworks and laser light show on New Year's Eve. Additionally, the public viewing area will strictly adhere to social distancing rules. For those who wish to maintain 100% safety, ‘Emaar NYE 2021’ event can be caught online via live broadcast from 8.30pm (local time) on We are sure that you will love fireworks at Burj Khalifa and around as the world enters into a new year and decade.
  • Abu Dhabi

With the intent of breaking two different world records, Abu Dhabi is surpassing expectations with New Year’s Eve fireworks in UAE. Offering viewers a spectacular 35 minutes firework show, it is sure to light up the night sky over Al Wathba area. Hailed as the  ‘Girandola’ fireworks show, this particular show shall be the largest straight line fireworks display ever.

As part of the ongoing Sheikh Zayed Festival, the three-month-long event is considered by many as one of the five most important cultural events in the world. Festivities commence from the UAE Fountain show with Laser shows, special performances and many more. At sharp 3 pm (local time) on 31st December 2020, Abu Dhabi will be all decked up to welcome 2021. For those adhering to social distancing, they can watch the firework show online at
  • Ajman

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) is setting up a special New Year’s Eve Fireworks show in UAE. Hosted at two different locations, the awe-inspiring fireworks show will be visible at Ajman Corniche, opposite Ajman Saray and near the Oberoi Beach Resort at Al Zorah. UAE fireworks are a treat to the eyes with their perfection and intensity. People from across the world visit UAE each year to watch breathtaking fireworks and other attractions.
  • Ras Al Khaimah

One of the key tourist attractions for citizens of Ras Al Khaima, UAE are the New Year’s Eve fireworks. This year in 2020, over the sea, near Al Marjan Island, one can watch in wonder at the 10 minute long fireworks spectacle. Featuring different shapes and sizes, with colours enhanced by aid of digital technology, this year’s fireworks show is going to be a show stopper! The local police are trying their level best for visitors to strictly adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols. It was thus decided by the organising government committee to curb public viewing platforms and beach area. This shall be enforced strictly along the road between Al Hamra Village and Al Marjan Island.
  • Fujairah

If you want to ring in the New Year off the track and with inner peace, then what better backdrop than the majestic Hajjar Mountain range. In the heart of Fujairah, one can drive up and set base camp and welcome 2021 with loved ones and nature at its best. Offering a clear night sky and a smattering of fireworks from the luxury hotels near the ocean, one can finally acquire closure from 2020. With temperatures dipping in the early hours of the day, one is advised to carry warm clothing and ensure safety while lighting a campfire to enjoy ‘smores’.
  • Umm Al Quwain

One of the most quintessential Emirate, Umm Al Quwain is pulling all the stops for healthcare workers amid the pandemic. Those who have worked in the front line in helping UAE fight Coronavirus, can avail special discounts and offers at museums, hotel stays and water parks.


As we bid adieu to 2020, there is a hope that prevails, that in 2021, one can celebrate more festivals with loved ones. We have also learnt not to take for granted the many luxuries our homeland offers us, especially the New Year’s Eve fireworks in UAE. For more updates, stay tuned with AlShorts: Short News in 30 Seconds.
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