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Where to Watch 2024's First Meteor Shower From Dubai

The first meteor shower of 2024 will be happening on Thursday night January 4th

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4 January 2024

Last updated on 4 January 2024
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Here's how and when to see the Quadrantid Meteor Shower in Dubai tonight.

One of the brightest meteor showers is hitting the skies across Dubai on Thursday evening January 4th, 2024.

The Quadrantids Meteor Shower will be the first one of the year, and residents as well as visitors can watch this marvelous display of shooting stars tonight.

According to NASA, this particular meteor shower is more vibrant and lasts longer than the average, "due to the fact that (the) fireballs originate from larger particles of material".

Where to watch the Quadrantids meteor shower in Dubai

Bundle up because it's going to require a trip out of Dubai's bright city lights in order to get the best possible viewing conditions.

We also recommend bringing a telescope for clearer visuals of the Quadrantids Meteor Shower and other celestial bodies, but not to worry if you don't have one, you may still catch some streaks of light that are visible to the naked eye.

Al Qudra desert

Head out to Al Qudra Desert for uninterrupted views of the night sky, free of the city's light pollution.

Hajar mountains, Hatta

Located about an hour and a half drive from Dubai, Hatta offers good spots to catch the Quadrantids Meteor Shower tonight. Do note that some places in Hatta have bright lights that can get in the way of your stargazing, so we recommend going further up Hajar mountain.

With Dubai Astronomy Group

Dubai Astronomy Group (DAG) is hosting a stargazing evening at Al Qudra Desert on January 4th well into the wee hours of January 5th. Attendees can use DAG's telescopes to marvel at the Quadrantids Meteor Shower.

The meteor shower-viewing event will also feature key talks from their astronomy experts, a discussion on Arabian astronomy, a sky mapping session, Q&As, access to the telescopes all throughout the evening, and a phone photography session through the telescopes.

Tickets are available on their website.