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new years eve

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new years eve

My husband and I have been to Dubai few times and love it. We are arriving on 31 Dec with our 2 boys (11 & 9) at 6am. I know nothing open till 10. Whar suggestions can we do so early ? We are staying at Novotel Bur Dubai (we previously stayed at royal mirage and le meridian So we were very spoilt) we couldnt book a lot of hotels for only 1 night esp 31st. We leave on the 1st at 14h30. I really want my boys to see the fountain show and i would luv to see fireworks. I've read traffic is hell on nye etc.. What do u suggest. I thought maybe arrive at Dubai Mall late afternoon and stay there till fountain show. Even if we leave dubai mall at 22h30 after some fountain shows n watch fireworks from our hotel. Thought of using the metro as Novotel right by the one stop. Help what do u all suggest ?

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1. Re: new years eve

I don't think you can see the Burj Khalifa fireworks from your hotel and if you head for Dubai Mall be aware that you will be there with roughly 600,000 other people.

Seeing the fountain shows will not be easy due to sheer numbers of people in the area and the metro station is a seething mass of people.

you could aim to go to the mall and then get away before 8 pm - you will be going in the opposite direction to most people so should manage to get on the metro.

Bear in mind that all of the roads around Dubai Mall close at about 5pm so getting a taxi as an alternative to the metro is no easy feat.

Sorry if that all sounds a bit defeatist but best advice on NYE is to get back to your hotel around 8pm and stay there or nearby

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2. Re: new years eve

Tx @Latimer for yr response. Do u think its worth just staying at Dubai Mall for the fireworks ? Will we see fireworks of the Burj from our hotel if we came back n didnt stay at Dubai Mall ?

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