Where to go on New Year’s Eve 2022 inexpensive? The question that this winter is more acute than ever.
We have gathered 🎄 12 best options for all tastes – you can fly abroad and sunbathe on the beach or arrange winter skiing in the mountains. Even a couple of European cities are easily accessible, and there’s a good way to celebrate the holiday inside the country, too.

Where to go on New Year

🌴⏩Definitely swim and sunbathe on New Year’s Eve in Maldives, Seychelles, Cuba, Mexico and Dominica.

🌟⏩You can celebrate Christmas Eve in Budapest, Hungary. Of European countries Greece and Cyprus are still available.

❄⏩ For foreign skiing you can go to Turkey and Bulgaria.

Below we will describe the features of each destination, so it will be easier for you to decide which country to celebrate the New Year.

Egypt

Egypt is a Muslim country, but there are Christians, who celebrate Christmas on the old style on January 7. It is not customary to celebrate the New Year with the locals. However, resorts fully adjust for holidaymakers, and hotels prepare New Year’s program for January 1 and during all vacations.

In winter in Egypt there is a low season and the wind blows. In Sharm el Sheikh there are less winds than in Hurghada and in general it is a couple of degrees warmer: water temperature +25 C, air temperature by day +25 C, night +20 C. During the day in the resorts is sunny, comfortable to sunbathe and swim, but at night it is already cool.

In Egyptian hotels is widespread system “all inclusive. However, the level of service is not everywhere at a high level and is better to choose hotels with at least 4 stars. Good and relatively cheap hotels that we can recommend are Mercure Hurghada 4, Ali Baba Palace 4 and more expensive Meraki 4* in Hurghada, Jaz Fanara 4* and Albatros Aqua Blu 4* in Sharm el Sheikh.

Five-star hotels Steigenberger Alcazar Hotel, Albatros hotel chain (Albatros Citadel, Albatros Dana in Hurghada with a large area, Royal Albatros Moderna with a water park), Jaz Belvedere 5, Nubian Island 5, Sentido Reef Oasis 5* are very popular these days.

If you are going to Egypt, then read our other articles:

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Turkey

For New Year and Christmas, Turkey offers tourists a variety of holidays. At the end of December it is worth flying to Istanbul. In terms of atmosphere Istanbul is close to European cities – the decorations in the streets, fairs and Christmas sales.

The ski resort of Uludag is also close to Istanbul, 3 hours away, where you can go skiing.

Popular New Year celebrations and hotels on the Mediterranean coast (Antalya, Alanya, Belek, Side, Kemer). The favorite service is “all inclusive” and the festive entertainment program. You won’t be able to swim in the sea by that time, but you can still have an interesting rest.

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UAE

New Year in the Emirates is celebrated noisily and in a big way. The best place to celebrate the holiday is Dubai. Tourists from all over the world, parties in nightclubs, grandiose fireworks, which claim to be the best in the world. The epicenter of the city’s show is the Burj Khalifa building. But do not go directly to it, it will be crowded, it is better to watch from the side.

Time of New Year vacations in the UAE is considered a low season for a beach holiday. But the weather is comfortable and warm – the average air temperature is + 24 C, water + 22 C. It is more suitable for walking and sightseeing than swimming.

When planning a holiday, please note that alcohol is not available everywhere, the hotel must have special permission. If this is important to you, specify in advance when booking the hotel or restaurant. Alcohol at the holiday show dinner will most likely be for a fee.

Maldives

The Maldives will not suit those who are planning to celebrate the New Year at a boisterous party. It is more for those who want peace and privacy during the vacation vacations. But you don’t have to worry about the weather: the air temperature is +30 C and the water temperature is +28 C.

You can go scuba diving, snorkeling, make a lot of great pictures with azure water and snow-white sand. Very popular private villas with a pool and a hammock over the water.

Yes, the Maldives is not considered a cheap destination, but still popular?

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is the hit of the winter beach season this year. Comfortable sunny weather, palm trees and snow-white beaches.

Dominicans themselves like to celebrate Catholic Christmas with their families. New Year’s Eve is not as important to them. But the resort towns pay special attention to New Year’s Eve.

Holiday dinners are planned in the hotels with an evening show program, which are paid separately. At midnight all hotels simultaneously launch fireworks, after that the program usually ends, and you can continue the fun in a nightclub. However, if the club is not at the hotel, you will need a certificate of vaccination or a fresh test to visit it.

To determine which resort is more suitable for you, we recommend reading:

All-inclusive 5-star hotels in the Dominican Republic – top 2022 hotels

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Cuba

But Cuba, next door to the Dominican Republic, has a different tradition. In Cuba, they do not celebrate Christmas, and the New Year is celebrated the same way as in our country, on the night of December 31 to January 1.

But the celebration does not end there, because January 1 is a more important holiday on the island of freedom – Day of Victory of the Revolution. So no one is going to calm down after midnight, on the contrary, parades, marches and dances go on all night long.

They don’t grow Christmas trees in Cuba, they decorate araucaria (an indoor coniferous tree) or a palm tree. For Santa Claus they have three wizards Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, and instead of champagne it is customary to drink rum cocktails.

Mexico

Another Caribbean country with its unique flavor. Mexicans honor the tradition of a Catholic Christmas and the last two weeks of December until New Year’s Eve the country hosts various carnivals and festivals.

On New Year’s Eve, after the clock chimes, fireworks explode and carnival parades begin. This is accompanied by the ringing of bells and the firing of rockets. An interesting New Year’s tradition is the breaking of a piñata, a clay pot shaped like a star with sweets.

This is the peak season at Mexican resorts. The weather is comfortable for a beach vacation.

Seychelles

Seychelles can be put in the same category as the Maldives. Not cheap cost of living, mostly small hotels and villas, there are no major resort centers, where you can celebrate the holiday noisily. But there is a beautiful nature and the opportunity to relax from the bustle of paradise islands.

Hungary

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a beautiful city located on the banks of the Danube River. It is central Europe and you can go for a holiday mood as early as the second half of December, the Catholic Christmas is celebrated on the 25th.

It is a time of fairs, sales, Christmas decorations everywhere and colorful illuminations on the streets.

You can simply wander around the city and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere, or you can immerse yourself in history by exploring the sights. Parliament building, bridges, Fisherman’s Bastion, Vajdahunyad Castle.

Greece

Greece is popular in the summer, when the beach season takes place.

During the New Year vacations in the resort towns is quiet, peaceful and does not happen something grand. If you love Greece, want to get a Schengen multivisa or you already have one, you can visit the ancient major cities of Athens or Thessaloniki during the holidays. A good reason to get acquainted with their sights.

Cyprus

Cyprus is climatically similar to Greece.

For a fun New Year’s Eve celebration it is better to go to major resort towns, especially recommend Limassol. There you will find restaurants and nightclubs.

For the vacations you can occupy yourself with the study of the sights of the island, it has a very interesting ancient history. Visiting tours in the summer because of the heat can be very exhausting, but in winter it is time.

Bulgaria

Tourists fly to Bulgaria not only in summer to the Black Sea, but also in winter to the ski resorts of Bansko, Pamporovo, Borovets. If you do not mind to go skiing in the mountains and celebrate the New Year’s Eve at the same time – this option will be interesting for you. After all, the snow is the same as in the Alps, and the prices for accommodations, elevators and equipment rent are much more affordable. Even here, a wide variety of accommodation options in different price categories and the level of service is generally not low.