Inside glamorous Dubai on New Year’s Eve where Five Guys costs £300

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Dubai has a long reputation of being a glamorous holiday destination, with sun, sand and dreamy lifestyle.

It's also a popular place to go to celebrate New Year's Eve, especially with the incredible fireworks display put on at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.

Huge colourful streams of sparks and explosions are followed by a choreographed water ballet from the world's largest fountain display.

In 2019, the Burj put on a spectacular five-minute firework show featured 1,371 kilograms of pyrotechnics.

But it also means the restaurants that feature front-row seats tend to be pricey, along with their food and drinks.

Swanky restaurants offer multi-course menus for more than Dh4,500 (£900), reports CNN.

Even fast food chains like Five Guys ask diners to pay out Dh1,500+ for a meal – is £300 worth a burger and fries?

While it's likely to look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Burj Khalifa fireworks display is still going ahead.

Displays in other hotspots across the city are also set to go on, like The Pointe and the Burj Al Arab.

Strict social distancing rules are still in place for the celebrations.

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The UAE are also currently welcoming almost all global tourists too.

Whether you're planning to rub shoulders with the city's elite in swanky bars – theoretically, due to Covid – while spending £1000 or a few hundred pounds on some chips, Dubai has the right experience to see 2020 out with a bang.

UK tourists can also travel to Abu Dhabi, they'll need a Covid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours and receive a negative result before flying out. Depending on your way of entry, you may need to take another test on arrival.

Travellers also must wear a government-provided wristband, self isolate for 10 days and have two more PCR tests on day six and 12.

Passengers also need to take a PCR test if they're departing from Abu Dhabi to the EU and UK, according to the latest travel advice from the UK government.

If you want to travel to Dubai, you will need to either present a negative Covid-19 PCR test before departing, which is valid for 96 hours or to take one on arrival at the airport. Travellers won't need a PCR test coming back from Dubai to the UK.

Would you consider spending New Year's Eve in another country this year, Covid and travel permitting? Let us know in the comments below!

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