Dubai: Top Dollar New Year’s Eve
Dubai is well known around the world for offering hot and cold running glitz and glamor and not much of note is inexpensive in Dubai for travelers. New Year’s Eve is probably the top holiday to spend in Dubai.
Much of this reputation is due to the out of this world fireworks display Burj Khalifa puts on—this is the world’s tallest building and located in Dubai. It is usually followed by a water ballet programmed into the world’s largest fountain display. In 2019 the five minute display consisted of over 3,000 pounds of fireworks.
If you want to eat while watching the display you’d better be prepared to open that wallet. High end restaurants offer multi-course meals in the $1,200 range (yes, that is per person). But even fast food joints are going to upcharge—around $400 dollars a meal for fast food. An order of Tim Horton’s Timbits will cost you $670.
All you can eat Five Guys burgers, fries and soft drinks will cost one around $400. Even seats to watch the fireworks at the local mall will cost about $300.