a VirtualTourist member from Minneapolis asked on Dec 27, 2016
I will be in Dubai for the NYE fireworks at the Burj Kalifa. Where is a good place to watch and photograph the fireworks? At what time do you have to get there to get a good spot?
Have you booked any table with any of the restaurants? Then it will be easier to go around the Burj Khalifa or Downtown Are. . Else the whole area will be cordoned off from 6.30 pm. SO be there early. The other good location will be Jumeirah Beach .. Most details are here.
The fireworks start at Global Village and Progresses as :
The Beach - Jumeirah
Burj Al Arab
I been once on NYE in Dubai, most restaurants at down town are packed. The biggest fireworks is held at Burg Kalifa the fireworks hold for 15minutes you certainly had to reserve now because it can be full quickly
To view the fireworks is the downtown area
This year there are three fireworks to be admire: Atlantis hotel and Jumerah but takes only 10 second there, the biggest one is in Burg Kalifa. If you want to have a good spot be there at 6pm
I will recommend earlier as all the roads are choked after 6pm so if you want to enjoy the NYE you can take a hotel for a day near burj Khalifa as it will be the best option if not then you have to be there by 3 or 4 o'clock in the Dubai Mall by Taxi or your own car as metro is full and sometimes closes before Dubai Mall due to rush so plan your visit keeping these situations.