New Year's Eve in UAE: 5 places under Dh5 to ring in 2023
1) Camp at Al Qudra Lakes
Gather your family, friends and camping gear and take a trip to Al Qudra Lakes to spend the final night of 2022 huddled cosily in the desert. To make it even more special, get there before sundown to catch the year’s very last sunset
2) Watch the sunset at Al Sufouh Beach
Ringing in the New Year nestled on one of the city’s most treasured beaches with your loved ones is an unmissable experience that money simply can’t buy.
3) Road trip to Jebel Hafeet
Eastern side of the UAE to the Musandam Peninsula on the north-eastern side of Oman, the rugged mountain peak Jebel Hafeet sits among the spectacular cloud piercing Hajar mountains. Take a scenic hike up to one of the mountains’ vantage points and walk down pathways passing through old settlements and hidden oases, with views extending across Oman and the UAE, over flourishing date farms and down to the mangroves and the shores of the Arabian Gulf as the New Year rolls in.
4) Have a barbecue at Zabeel Park
One of the largest parks in Dubai, Zabeel Park is equivalent in size to 45 football fields, and is located in the centre of the city. The park also offers live music, spots to barbecue and picnic, mini-golf, food kiosks and even boat rides to bring in 2023. Entry to the park costs just Dh5, and children under 2 enjoy free entry.
5) Abra ride at Dubai Creek
The famous canal separates Deira and Bur Dubai and functions as Dubai’s historic commercial hub. Hop on a traditional water taxi known as an abra and sail the serene waters of the creek with your loved ones as a brand-new year rolls in.