RESERVATIONS Find a Restaurant in Your City
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.
The Basics
Getting Around
Kids Attractions
Climate Info
Travel Articles
Popular City Guides

Dubai Travel Guide

New Years in Dubai with Heightened Security

Posted: Jan. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
New Year Dubai

Security is at an all-time high in Dubai for this upcoming New Year's celebration to make sure everything goes according to plan. If you plan on watching the fireworks, be sure to find a place to park as fines will be tallied out for anyone who idles on the road.

Anyone who’s been out and about in Dubai at 12 am for the last two years as the New Year ticked over, you’d have seen that the unusually-heavy traffic at the time comes to a standstill all over the city as soon as the celebratory Burj Khalifa fireworks begin. Apparently now your car will be impounded if you stop on a major highway to watch the 2013 show.

According to Gulf News, about 400 “police patrols” will spread out in the areas around Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Downtown Dubai to fine motorists who stop on the side of the road, blocking traffic or generally causing a traffic jam during the spectacle. They’ll keep a watch as far away as Bur Dubai, Deira, Al Khail Road and Dubai International Financial Centre, starting from 2 pm on New Year’s Eve.

Read More on drivearabia.com

You might like : Events in Dubai

More about Dubai

Luxury Hotels in Dubai >

Best Dubai Hotel Rates

Fairmont Dubai

Early Booking Bonus?Save 20% on Your Hotel Stay from 261.16 USD *

Desert Palm

Book now and save! from 948.91 USD *

Taj Palace Hotel

from 159.54 USD *

Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai

from 185.14 USD *

Le Meridien Dubai

from 200.80 USD *

Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa

from 285.88 USD *

Park Hyatt Dubai

from 303.85 USD *

InterContinental Dubai - Festival City

from 306.30 USD *
See All Specials For Dubai Luxury Hotels >

* Lowest nightly rate based on select dates. Please click on hotel for details.

JustLuxe.com Luxury NEWS >