FROM RELAXED LOUNGE CELEBRATIONS TO FESTIVE FEASTS AND WILD PARTIES, HERE ARE OUR PICKS OF THE TOP NYE HAPPENINGS IN ABU DHABI.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 8PM TO 11PM | PACHAVLEN For those with a love of Thai food, this is the place to bring in the new year! Enjoy a four-course meal before joining the party at the Pool Deck to dance the night away. Packages start at AED150 for children aged 5-12, AED399 for the soft drinks package and AED599 for the house beverage package.
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 10:30PM TO 3AM | THE POOL DECK If you’re looking to skip the dining and go straight to the party, be sure to make The Pool Deck your New Year’s Eve destination. With an open bar as well as a chilled shisha lounge and lively dance floor, all backed by an upbeat set from the DJ, you’re bound to have an unforgettable night! The soft beverage package will cost you AED200 with the house beverage package at AED350, both inclusive of a complimentary drink at midnight.
GO: CALL (0)2 656 1000 FOR MORE INFO.
Anantara Qasr Al Sarab
NEW YEAR AT THE LIWA BALLROOM
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 7PM TILL LATE | LIWA BALLROOM Offering a super social experience, New Year at the Liwa Ballroom sees you indulge in a bountiful buffet on a ten seater sharing table along to the soundtrack of a live band. Prices start at AED799 for children and rise to AED1,599 for a full drinks package.
GO: CALL (0)2 886 2088 FOR MORE INFO.
Catch Restaurant and Lounge
CHEF GALA DINNER
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 8PM TO 1AM | CATCH Indulge both your social needs and your appetite at Catch’s New Year’s Eve celebrations with an exclusive menu from Chef Roudy Peterson. With sharing plates for starters and dessert, and a delectable steak or seafood main sandwiched between, you’ll end the night with a a view of the Corniche fireworks from the rooftop with a glass in hand, dancing along to the DJs tunes – what a way to bring in the New Year! Packages start from AED590 for soft drinks and AED790 for inclusion of house beverages.
GO: CALL (0)2 611 0909 FOR MORE INFO.
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 7PM TO 3AM | PALACE TERRACE Gear up for one of the best events of the New Year’s Eve calendar with this palatial extravaganza. Hosted on the terrace to make the most of the outdoor weather, Emirates Palace will shower you with a host of lavish treats. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before hitting the royal buffet and relishing in dishes from across the globe. Dance the evening away before witnessing the most spectacular firework display on the beach! A midnight snack buffet awaits once the display has finished, as well as a DJ lighting up the dance floor until the early hours. This is one NYE party you really won’t want to miss! Prices start at AED1,375 for children and AED2,750 for adults.
GO: CALL (0)2 690 7999 FOR MORE INFO.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT CHO GAO
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 6PM TILL LATE | CHO GAO Tantalise your tastebuds with a selection of flavours from the Far East in an immersive five-course menu full of Cho Gao’s signature dishes. Prices start at AED180 for the soft drinks package and AED24o for the house drinks package.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE GARDEN
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 7PM TILL LATE | THE GARDEN Experience multiple live cooking stations, all whilst being entertained by great music and belly dancing! Prices start at AED250 for the soft drinks package and AED350 for the house beverages package.
GO: CALL (0)2 616 6124 FOR MORE INFO.
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 7PM TO 12AM | LATEST RECIPE Enjoy a huge selection of international dishes, including seafood, meats and desserts to name but a few, in a delightful atmosphere during the buildup to the New Year. Prices start at AED247 for kids, and prices range between AED495 and AED895 dependent on drink’s package. NEW YEAR’S EVE BLACK AND GOLD PARTY
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 10:30PM TILL LATE | GARDEN Take in the panoramic views of the city on the countdown to the New Year accompanied by entertainment from the Once Duo band as well as a DJ set later on in the evening. Welcome the New Year by watching the fireworks on the waterfront with a drink in hand! Entry is free for dinner guests or AED 100 for non-guests, which includes a complimentary welcome drink.
GO: CALL (0)2 644 6666 FOR MORE INFO.
St. Regis Abu Dhabi
NEW YEAR’S EVE BEACH PARTY
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 12PM TO 2:30AM | NATION RIVIERA If you’re looking for a real New Year’s Eve blowout then this is the party to be at! Starting early in the afternoon and continuing until the early hours of the New Year, it’s sure to be an unforgettable event. Surround yourself with friends and family and indulge in an extensive buffet and bottomless bar whilst dancing all night to the sounds of the live music. Prices start at AED600 for soft drinks packages and rise to AED920 for all-inclusive drinks packages.
GO: CALL (0)2 694 4553 FOR MORE INFO.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 7PM TO 2AM | GIORNOTTE Bring in the New Year with a bang at this lavish black and white themed event. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the grand buffet which features global delicacies from tapas and ceviche to sushi and sashimi as well as foie gras and fresh oysters. There will be live music to create the soundtrack to the evening as well as dancing throughout. At midnight, enjoy the best views of the fireworks over the Grand Canal with a glass of bubbly on the beach! Prices start at AED 347.50 for children and range between AED 695 and 1195 for adults, dependant on package.
GO: CALL (0)2 818 8282 FOR MORE INFO
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi
A NIGHT IN ABU DHABI NYE BUFFET
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 7PM TILL LATE | SOFRA BLD Sofra BLD is once again hosting its award-winning NYE party that is sure to marvel and excite! Packed with entertainment, you’ll be wowed by a Cirque du Soleil-inspired act full of mesmerising acrobatics whilst indulging in an incredible international buffet. This is one of the best ways to bring in the New Year! Prices start at AED 725 and raise to AED 950.
GO: CALL (0)2 509 8555 FOR MORE INFO.
Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | DHABI BALLROOM
This event promises to be show stopper with its elegant ambience and truly lavish itinerary. Starting with bubbly and cocktails to the sound of a four-piece band, you’ll then move on to an incredible culinary journey in the ballroom. Once your stomach is satisfied, head to the beach to bring in the New Year under the stars with winter warmers and a glass of bubbly! Packages start at AED499 for children and AED999 for adults.
GO: CALL (0)2 810 5400 FOR MORE INFO
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
CELEBRATE IN STYLE
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 8PM TO 3AM | THE FOUNDRY Dress up and dine in style with a dazzling selection of cuisines at The Foundry. With multiple live cooking stations from across the continents, there’s something for everyone to get there teeth into. Prices start at AED559 and AED699 for entry into the rooftop bar for the afterparty with free-flowing beverages.
RAISE THE ROOFTOP
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 10PM TO 3AM | HYTES Party the night away with a spectacular rooftop view and some killer tunes from DJ Miss Foster. Take in the fireworks from around the city when the clock strikes 12 and take advantage of the free-flowing drinks as you party into the early hours of 2018! Priced at AED249.
GO: CALL (0)2 818 4888 FOR MORE INFO
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 8PM TO 11PM | EL SOMBRERO Start the party at what promises to be one of the most lively New Year’s Eve dinners in the city! Enjoy upbeat music from the Latin Groove band whilst tucking in to an unlimited selection of Mexican delicacies as well as a huge selection of free-flowing drinks. Prices start at AED210 for kids and AED420 for adults.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AFTERPARTY
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 10PM TO 2AM | THE BEACHCOMBER Head down to the beach to party hard to a wide range of music, from 80s and 90s hits to club classics. Bring in the New Year by watching the fireworks with a drink in hand and dance until the early hours! Entry for restaurant guests, or AED 125 for non-guests with the inclusion of one free drink.
GO: CALL (0)2 677 3333 FOR MORE
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi
ALL ACCESS NEW YEAR’S EVE
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 7PM TO 12AM | SUSHISAN Make the most of your New Year’s Eve by sampling all the vibes that Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi has to offer. Start by experiencing all the sushi you can handle at Sushisan and then use your All Hotel Access Pass to venue hop throughout the evening, enjoying free-flow beverages along the way. Make sure to hit the rooftop at midnight to watch the fireworks erupt all over the city! Priced at AED399.
GO: CALL (0)2 657 4857 FOR MORE INFO.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
FABULOUS NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 8PM TILL LATE | SECRET WATERFRONT LOCATION Once of the most exclusive events in the city, Rosewood is offering its first unique culinary New Year’s Eve experience. And incredibly sophisticated affair, this event will see you dine on delicious food with exquisite beverage pairings throughout, all to the backdrop of live music. You’ll then experience front row seats to the Al Maryah Island firework display at midnight! Book quickly as this event is limited to 100 places! Priced at AED950.
GO: CALL (0)2 813 5222 FOR MORE INFO.
NEW YEARS EVE
DECEMBER 31, 2017 | 6.30PM TO 1AM | KOI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, THE COLLECTION Bid farewell to 2017 in traditional Japanese fervor at Koi, with a feast fit for an emperor! A magnificent five-course set-menu in the main restaurant or a selection of signature Koi bites in our lounge. Entertainment with DJ Majid. AED425 per person (food only, beverages will be available from the A la Carte menu).
GO: CALL (0)2678 3334 FOR MORE INFO.