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The Ultimate Guide To The Top 17 New Year’s Eve Parties In Dubai
Let’s call a spade a spade, Dubai is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Flight prices go up, and venues hike up their prizes something crazy, all because people fly in from all over to spend the holiday here. And we can see why, check out our list of THE BEST PLACES TO SPEND NEW YEAR’S THIS YEAR….(and we’ve just added in one extra special just-released event at the bottom..)
(Main image cred: (Evgeniya Nikolaeva)
1. The No Rules NYE Party at W Dubai – Al Habtoor City
Let’s set the scene: Dubai’s newest, flash hotel, is hosting an all in one event across its top three venues. Level Seven will host a full brunch set up while the Wet Deck AND the W Lounge will have canapes, bubbles and unlimited beverages on offer. And the price is very reasonable! This could be the party of the year (what’s left of it anyway). 9 pm – 12 am
How much? AED 495 inclusive of all bites and unlimited beverages. Table Bookings from 995 AED per person. (Call below for more information about dining in Namu)
Call +971 44 366 666 or visit the website for more info
2. Dine at INKA – Sofitel Downtown
This is a foodie’s dream come true. Ring in the New Year in style with a bespoke four course feast featuring distinguished Peruvian flavors. The slick restaurant sits on the 31st floor of the Sofitel – and the adjoining vibrant bar, offers unreal views of the Burj Khalifa/Downtown Dubai. This is the ideal NY spot to enjoy a fantastic meal and party into the wee hours all in one venue.
How much? 4 course bespoke New Year menu: AED 950 per person. Drinks are à la carte Bar entry only: AED 500 minimum spend per person
For bookings and reservations, contact INKA on +97143469295 or email@example.com.
3. The Meydan Hotel and Swedish DJ Duo, Axwell & Ingrosso
So Axwell & Ingrosso are playing at Meydan, and you’ve got options. Right now entrance tickets (including open bar) are available here for AED 499. Or party at the Sky Bubble at The Meydan Hotel Grandstand.It incorporates the top 3 levels of the Meydan grandstand, with 360- degree views of the city and an outdoor roof terrace.
How much? AED 999 for dinner at the Sky Bubble and concert ticket.
For information, tickets and table bookings at the New Year’s Eve concert please visit www.envie-events.com
4. New Year’s Feast at Ewaan – The Palace Downtown
Get into the swing of things with a live band, lavish Oriental Buffet and free flowing premium bubbly with a spectacular view of the illuminated Burj Khalifa. Chefs will be in action on the night working on exquisite seafood and oriental dishes before your eyes, and with the fountain show beyond, this is a venue you won’t forget. 8pm – 3am
How much? Ranges from AED 1,600 per person including soft beverages and indoor seating to AED 2,500 per person including premium bubbly and outdoor seating
For reservations and more information, please call +971 4 428 7806, email or visit myfestivedubai.com
5. Celebrate in luxury at The Conrad – Dubai SZR
What better way to ring in the New Year than at an elegant NY gala? The Gala Dinner will include a festive menu of five cooking stations serving up international cuisine, and a complimentary festive cocktail. 7 pm – 12 am.
How much? AED 899 per couple
For more info call +971 4 444 7444 or email Conrad.firstname.lastname@example.org
6. New Year’s Eve ‘Brunch’ at At.mosphere Restaurant – Burj Khalifa
Spend New Year’s eve at the top of the world, literally. The simple, stylish restaurant is introducing a special evening ‘brunch;’ enjoy fine dining with their creative international cuisine menu and unlimited drinks. 7pm to 1am
Price: AED 2900 per person (window table), AED 2500 per person (non-window table) including unlimited sparkling beverages.
For reservations, please call 04 8883828 or email email@example.com
7. Pierchic – Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah
Recently featured as number one on our top outdoor dining restaurants in Dubai- Pierchic is a simply stunning New Year’s option. The private pier offers up a front row seat for the Burj Al Arab fireworks (and on a clear night, you can even see the Burj Khalifa in the distance too). There’ll be live entertainment and a signature six course menu available. 8 pm to 1 am
How much? From AED 2,500 with house beverages (AED8,500 with Krug Grand Cuvée)
Call 04 366 6705 for reservations
8. The ultimate New Year’s Gala Dinner at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Do you want a New Year’s to remember? Then book your place here now. They’re constructing an incredible marquee which offers the most beautiful view of the sea and of course the Burj Al Arab fireworks display. The theme is Brazilian Carnival, so expect live music, unlimited drinks and international cuisine. 8 pm till late.
How much? AED 4,500* per person for the all inclusive experience
9. Burger & Lobster – DIFC
Nothing says festivities like Burger & Lobster right? Well actually these guys are putting on a pretty great New Year’s offer. Perfect for parties, guests can tuck into those tasty sharing platters including 2kg Lobster for main and some tasty desserts. And because it’s NY, they’re throwing in a bottle of bubbles for the occasion.
How much? 440 AED Includes one bottle of bubbles
For reservations: +971 (0)52 521 3405
10. Stereo Arcade – JBR
This JBR pub / club probably has the best drinks deal going this year. For a grand total of seven hours you can enjoy an unlimited bar in either the pub or the club for a seriously good price. Book your place early, spots at this one won’t last long. 8 pm – 3 am
How much? AED 250
11. New Year’s Eve inspired studio 54 countdown at the Waldorf Astoria – Palm Jumeirah
This glamorous affair takes place in the garden of the beach front stunning Waldorf Astoria hotel. This year, the hotel is hosting a ‘Studio 54-inspired’ New Year’s Eve bash. Guests will experience unforgettable views of the Palm Jumeirah and glittering Dubai skyline beyond. A selection of sophisticated dishes are on offer while a five-piece band provides the entertainment.
How much? AED 1,954 inclusive of a glass of champagne at midnight
12. New Year’s Eve at Rüya Dubai – Grosvenor Hotel
Our favourite new Turkish restaurant is hosting their first ever New Year’s Eve shindig. Relax on the comfortable terrace while taking in the stunning Dubai Marina. Enjoy Anatolian dishes while live music keeps the venue entertained all night.
How much? Minimum spend AED 890 per person, Children 6-12 years AED 390 per person and age 5 and below are free
Call 04 399 9123 for reservations
13. New Year’s Eve Party at Treehouse – Business Bay
One of Dubai’s prettiest terraces is throwing one whopper of a party this NY. The theme is ‘all that glitters is gold’ so expect a whole load of glitter, one picture perfect Burj Khalifa view and free-flowing bubbles underneath the glittering Dubai sky. A DJ will keep the party going until late. 8pm-1am
How much? AED 1,500 per head for single entry or upper deck VIP tables for AED 20,000 (seats up to 12 people)
Call Reservations on + 04 438 3127
14. Gaucho -DIFC
Families are welcome at this elegant venue where an a la carte option or a specially created five course New Year’s menu is available; think slow braised beef to start, ceviche samplers, either an Aberdeen Angus or Lobster Thermador for mains and a selection of (beautifully chocolatey) desserts. 8pm – late
How much? New Year Party – AED 500 minimum spend on food or set menu AED 800 per person with optional bubbly package
15. New Year’s Eve Black & White Gala at Meliá – Al Mina Road
Meliá Dubai is hosting a black-and-white-themed Grand Gala Dinner with entertainment from Spanish Flamenco dancers and DJ. Families are invited to dine at Azalya Restaurant while a kids free party takes place on Estrellas Rooftop Lounge. A brunch style set up features a live Paella Station, a live Turkey Roast and a Molecular Gastronomy Station.
How much? Azalya Restaurant- AED 649 per person with house beverages. Estrellas Rooftop AED 750 per person with house beverages
For reservations please call +971 4 386 8111 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
16. RIB ROOM at Jumeirah Emirates Towers
This sophisticated Downtown spot is a seriously classy way to ring in the New Year. An exquisite selection of food prepared by the celebrated chefs is the perfect prequel to the incredible Burj Khalifa fireworks display, which you can watch from the Jumeirah Emirates Towers terrace. 7 pm – 12 am
How much? AED 650 per person, including house beverages
17. Claw – Souk Al Bahar
For a good dose of fun head to Claw this New Year’s Eve. It’s a brunch style package offer and it includes an all-you-can-eat Rock Star buffet featuring signature sizzling and BBQ favorites, with an elaborate seafood tower and carvery options from 7pm till late.
How much? AED 650 including house beverages
For reservations or more information contact 04 432 2300 or email email@example.com
And we saved the best two till last
Zero Gravity has just announced Chase & Status are headlining their New Year’s Party
Chase & Status along with 2ManyDJs is an unreal lineup…and it’s made choosing where to spend New Year’s Eve all the more difficult. Choose the NYE brunch option with an all-inclusive bubbly package on their first floor terrace, which is the ultimate spot to watch the music on later on, (AED 999. 8pm-12am) or pay for a regular entry ticket, this venue stays open till the small hours.
AED 200 Early Bird (limited quantity)
AED 275 Regular (advance)
AED 375 Regular (on the door)
AED 250 Pool & Beach access (must arrive before 4pm)
See here to purchase tickets or call +971 4 399 0009 for table bookings and more information
New Year’s Eve Royal Gala at Atlantis, The Palm
Celebrating New Years at Atlantis is in ‘ultimate goals’ territory right? And as expected, the famous hotel is pulling out all the stops for the big night. From 7.30pm guests are treated to bubbles and canapes in Asateer before the main venue opens at 8pm and a full 30 piece live band kicks off the night. From there it’s free flowing drinks and buffets filled with Lobster and Caviar, and they’ve even got children friendly buffets too.
For more information, price and bookings, see here.