Can’t make it to the North Pole? Head to the northern-most emirate instead…

Ras Al Khaimah is popular for its rocky mountains and sandy beaches, but it is also a great place to spend New Year’s Eve. Drive the whole family away from the bustling city to the northern-most emirates where a number of New Year’s Eve celebrations await.

BM Hotels and Resorts

New Year's Eve in Ras Al Khaimah

Party on the beach before enjoying a front-row ticket to the world record-breaking fireworks display on Marjan Island. Live performances throughout the night include a Tanoura performance, belly dancing, and fire shows.

BM Hotels and Resorts, Ras Al Khaimah, from Dhs449, Dhs199 children six to 11, Dhs59 for children three to five. Tel: (600) 56600.

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Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

NYE celebrations at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah are an Arabian adventure where guests will have the opportunity to wander through the captivating bazaars of Persia. Enjoy Middle Eastern and Levant cuisine and live entertainment throughout the night.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, 7pm to 1am, Dhs950 soft, Dhs1,300 house, Dhs475 children four to 11. Tel: (0)56 990 7526. @hiltonrasalkhaimahbeachresort

 InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa


Perfect for families, Saffar’s huge NYE buffet takes guests on a culinary voyage around the world. Dine like royalty with a caviar ice bar, homemade terrines, seafood corner, turkey carving stations and more. The evening doesn’t end there; the party evolves into a beachside celebration with a DJ and band performances under the stars until 1am.

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa, 8pm to 11pm, Dhs1,199 soft, Dhs1,499 house, Dhs600 children six to 12. Tel: (0)7 202 6666. @intercontinentalrasalkhaimah

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Longbeach Campground

Longbeach RAK

Celebrate NYE at the What’s On Award-winning glamping resort Longbeach Campground and reserve your seat at the gala dinner for just Dhs399.

Longbeach Campground, Ras Al Khaimah, 6pm onwards, from Dhs399, Dhs199 children six to 11 years, under-fives free. Tel: (600) 566 600. @longbeachcampground

Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island

The Sparkle Sands New Year Celebration includes a three-course dinner from Dhs999 with house drinks. Hang tight ‘til midnight for the firework display.

Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, 7pm to 2am, Dhs699 soft drinks, Dhs999 house drinks. Tel: (0)7 246 0000. @movenpickalmarjan

Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island

 Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island

With a beachfront location on Marjan Island, this Radisson Resort offers a prime spot to watch the dazzling NYE firework display. Join the gala dinner for just Dhs950 with house drinks.

Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island, Dhs750 soft, Dhs950 house, Dhs475 children six to 12 years. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)50 419 5692. @radissonresortrasalkhaimah

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