Ringing in the New Year: Burj Khalifa’s Spectacular Fireworks Show

Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa is set to host its renowned New Year’s Eve fireworks and light show, captivating audiences worldwide. However, the buzz is not just about the breathtaking display; it’s also about the challenge of securing tickets to the exclusive event. Let’s delve into the details of this sought-after celebration and explore alternative ways to experience the magic for free.

Sold Out: The Race for Tickets

The excitement surrounding the Burj Khalifa’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza peaked when Emaar, the developer behind the iconic structure, announced that tickets would be required to access the Burj Park for an up-close view of the festivities. Priced at Dh300 for adults and Dh150 for children, each ticket promised more than just a view; it included a meal, two drinks, and live entertainment.

The tickets, made available on November 10 through the Platinumlist platform, witnessed an unprecedented demand. A recent check on the platform reveals that all tickets for this exclusive experience have been sold out. The ‘front-row-seat’ dream of many has become a reality for those quick enough to secure their passes.

Plan B: Enjoying the Show Without a Ticket

Fret not for those who missed the opportunity to snag a ticket or prefer an alternative experience. The Burj Khalifa New Year’s Eve show can still be enjoyed without spending a penny. While the ticketed area in Burj Park provides an unparalleled view, other strategic vantage points around Downtown Dubai offer a glimpse of the spectacular display.

Free Viewing Options

  • Dubai Mall: A popular choice, the area surrounding the Dubai Mall offers free access and a fantastic view of the Burj Khalifa. Arriving early is advisable, as the crowds swell as the countdown begins.
  • Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard: Another prime location for free viewing, this boulevard provides an excellent perspective of the towering structure. Finding a good spot might require planning, but the experience is worth it.
  • Souk Al Bahar: For those seeking a more intimate setting, Souk Al Bahar offers a unique backdrop to the fireworks. Grabbing a spot early ensures an unobstructed view.

Insider Tip: Book a Table

While many areas remain free, booking a table at one of the restaurants in Downtown Dubai can elevate your New Year’s Eve experience. This secures your spot and adds a touch of luxury to the celebration. Act fast, as reservations are likely to fill up quickly.

The Virtual Front Row: Live Streaming the Extravaganza

The live stream is the way to go for those who prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Emaar, known for its grand events, provides comprehensive New Year’s Eve show coverage. With drone shots and perfect camera angles, viewers can savor the magic from the comfort of their homes.


The sold-out status may have disappointed some in the race for tickets to the Burj Khalifa New Year’s Eve show, but the celebration is not exclusive to the ticketed area. Free viewing options around Downtown Dubai ensure everyone can participate in this momentous occasion. Whether you choose a popular location like Dubai Mall or opt for the intimacy of Souk Al Bahar, the Burj Khalifa’s fireworks promise a dazzling start to the New Year.

As the clock turns to midnight, consider your options wisely, plan, and make this New Year’s Eve a memory to cherish. Cheers to a spectacular celebration and a bright, joyous start to the upcoming year!


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Jishnu KT
Jishnu KThttps://newsgulf.ae/
I am a Digital Marketing Expert and Content Writer with over 5 years of experience in the Middle East news portal. In my role at NewsGulf, I create engaging and informative news content that useful to readers and establishes strong connections with the audience.

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