Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 December 2020: New Year’s Eve in Dubai is always a super celebration filled with happy memories, fun moments and world-class entertainment – and this year is no exception.

As the clock ticks down to the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, now is the ideal time to start making plans to usher in the new year in style. With the city’s New Year’s Eve festivities coinciding with Dubai Shopping Festival’s packed line up of entertainment, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy.

From fun-filled markets to amazing live performances by some of the world’s biggest and best musicians, New Year’s Eve in Dubai is shaping up to be a wonderful evening for the whole family.

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), organisers of DSF, chooses the highlights of Dubai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations:


Families and friends heading to the wonderful Dubai Shopping Festival Markets at Al Seef Presented by Al Foah this NYE can explore the Al Seef Sea Kite Show. Watch as stunning life-size and over-sized sea creature-themed kites transform Al Seef into an underwater wonderland with fantastic aquatic creatures floating in the skies above.

A must-visit for fans of the classic children’s story ‘Alice in Wonderland’, the Dubai Shopping Festival Markets at Al Khawaneej will host The Queen of Hearts, Ruler of Wonderland fun zone. Featuring a Magic Maze, Tea Party, outdoor cinema, arts & crafts plus a Talking Tree, Wishing Lake and lots of entertainment throughout, the market is a great place for families to start their NYE celebrations.


Arabic music lovers will be spoilt for choice with three amazing live concerts taking place in Dubai this New Year’s Eve.

The Dubai World Trade Centre will host a special New Year’s Eve show by Arabic singer Nassif Zeytoun. Best known for his song ‘Mesh Aam Tezbat Maae’, his concert is sure to be popular with fans of modern Arabic pop.

Singing stars Wael Kfoury and Mouhamad Khairy will take to the stage on New Year’s Eve for a show at the Festival Arena. Known as ‘The King of Romance’ throughout the Arabic music world, Wael will usher in 2021 with Khairy in what promises to be an unforgettable live event.

Internationally recognised pioneer of Arabic electronic music, DJ Said Mrad will perform his greatest hits at Dubai Opera’s New Year’s Eve 2021 Show in a great evening that also features DJ Saif & Sound and Carrie Gibson’s Nuvo Soul Band. The music will ring throughout the iconic venue’s auditorium, which will be turned into a fully seated hall where guests will enjoy a cocktail dinner with canapes, mains and sweets served to the table.

Giving 2020 a truly epic send off in their larger-than-life style, KISS, the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and multi-platinum selling US rock band will play a huge concert at Atlantis, The Palm on New Year’s Eve. In true KISS fashion, the band will stage the biggest, loudest and best concert event Dubai has ever seen. The live performance and pyrotechnics show will be filmed by more than 50 cameras providing 360-degree views. The event will be streamed live online from 9pm. For more information, visit


Shoppers can enjoy a wide range of deals and offers at malls and stores across the city as part of the DSF Sale Season promotion, which runs to 30 January and features 3,500 outlets offering savings of between 25 per cent to 75 per cent.

For more information, please visit @dsfsocial on social media channels and


About Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)

With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate. Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Business Events, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.

About Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) is responsible for developing Dubai’s retail and festival sectors and supporting the positioning of Dubai as a world-class tourism destination with year-round family entertainment, shopping and events.

For further information, please contact:

Dubai Tourism

[+971] 600 55 5559

[+971] 4 201 7631

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