In recent years, the United Arab Emirates has become a premier spot for New Year’s Eve celebrations. For 2019-2020, there are fireworks planned at 25 different locations across the country, including at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, located in downtown Dubai, the capital city of the UAE.
According to the Dubai Police, over 1.6 million spectators are expected across the 25 locations. They will be providing over 3,000 officers and hundreds of police patrols to ensure the safety of all those in attendance. If you cannot be there in person, here is a live stream for the Burj Khalifa event. It goes live at 08:45 p.m. local time (11:45 a.m. ET) and the fireworks begin roughly three hours later.
In addition to the fireworks, White Beach will host R&B stars Nelly and Ne-Yo. Barasti Beach will host DJs Jonas Blue and Jax Jones, while the Emirates Golf Club is welcoming tribute acts to Elvis Presley and Madonna. Zabeel Park will host a Bollywood party with music and an array of food vendors. These are just a few of the many parties available to tourists and citizens alike on New Year’s Eve this year — more events available here.