New Year’s Day: Where To Celebrate The First Day Of 2021 In Dubai
New year, new start! Kick-off 2021 in style with brunches, lazy lunches or perhaps a party. Here are some of the best options for the first day of the new year in Dubai.

Brasserie 2.0 – Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa:

Look no further than Brasserie 2.0 for the perfect brunch celebration to start the new year as you mean to go on. With a sparkling open plan kitchen and more than seven live cooking stations on show, diners can enjoy an impressive variety of international dishes, bursting with flavour, from the far corners of the world as well as the sounds of a live band. Friday 1 January from 1:30pm to 4pm. AED 375 (soft beverages), AED 525 (house beverages) and AED 180 (children aged five to twelce years).

GO: Call (0)4 316 5550 for reservations and more information.


HUTONG – DIFC:

Usher in 2021 with Hutong’s New Year’s Day brunch, debuting Hutong’s ‘Flaming Peking Duck’ for the very first time, accompanied by their acclaimed Dim Sum selection and signature dishes. To celebrate the start of new beginnings and prosperity in 2021, the brunch will be accompanied with extraordinary entertainment including a saxophonist, accompanied by dynamic beats from DJ Ivan Minuti. With an extensive list of Hutong’s unique cocktails, guests can toast to the new year on the private outdoor terrace or glamorous interior. Friday 1 January from 12:30pm to 4pm. AED 398 (soft beverages), AED 488 (wine) and AED 688 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 220 0868 for reservations and more information.


Missippi’s Pool Bar at AVANI Ibn Battuta Gate – New Year’s Day Brunch:

Dust off the cobwebs after the NYE celebrations the night before, and head to your favourite pool bar and social hub for a sun-soaked family-friendly start to the new year, poolside – the Missippi’s New Year’s Day Brunch. Friday 1 January from 12pm to 4pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 399 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)55 269 735 for reservations and more information.


Muchachas – Holiday Inn Express Dubai:

Keep the party going and give your appetite some real Mexican excitement to kickstart 2021 in style! Give your taste buds a tantalising treat with an unlimited feast, along with unlimited margaritas, house beverages and selected hops. Raise a toast to the año nuevo at the Muchachas’ New Year Brunch. Friday 1 January from 1pm to 4pm. AED 139 (soft beverages) and AED 219 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 327 5878 for reservations and more information.


Raffles Garden at Raffles Dubai:

Begin 2021 at the scenic Raffles Garden with a market-style Garden Brunch. Taking families on a gastronomic journey through several live cooking stalls, guests can indulge in Mediterranean and Asian specialities, including a live BBQ serving up steaks, ribs, gourmet burgers, hot dogs and grilled seafood. There’s also a tandoori station and freshly made crepes, ice cream and a selection of our signature cake shop temptations. While the parents dine and enjoy the lovely winter breeze, the little ones will have a blast in the dedicated kid’s playground area. Friday 1 January 2021 from 1pm to 4pm. AED 245 (soft beverages), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 125 (children aged seven to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 324 8888 for reservations and more information.


Samakjé at The Pointe:

Unwind and relax with family and friends on the first day of the new year in true family dining fashion. With a variety of hot and cold mezze, sized to share, the set menu includes popular dishes with Samakjé’s unique twist, such as Lobster Kibbeh, Batata Harra, Roasted Muhammara, as well your choice of fish grilled to perfection. Soak up the sun while you soak up the unlimited bubbles and Arak. Saturday 1 January from 12pm to 5pm. AED 195 (food only) and AED 295 (free-flowing Arak).

GO: Call (0)4 584 6777 for reservations and more information.


Sloane’s – Grosvenor House Dubai:

For a family-friendly start to the new year, gather loved ones and head to Sloane’s at the Grosvenor House Dubai. Feast on a delicious selection of dishes from around the world while you kick back and make plans for 2021 in the casual surroundings of the restaurant. Friday 1 January from 1pm to 4pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 175 (children aged five to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 317 6000 for orders and more information.


Soul St – FIVE Jumeirah Village:

Start 2021 poolside with Soul Street’s Nomad Brunch x New Year’s resolutions edition. Expect smooth Reggaeton beats, delicious street food from around the world, and bottomless drinks. Friday 1 January from 1pm to 4pm. AED 299 (house beverages and pool access).

GO: Call (0)4 455 9989 for orders and more information.


The Bay at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai – New Year’s Day Brunch:

Unwind and relax with family and friends on the first day of the new year at beachside brasserie, The Bay. A spread of delectable delights awaits you including mouth-watering grills, exquisite seafood, and irresistible desserts. Friday 1 January, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages) and AED 800 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 777 2233 for reservations and more information.


The Fountain at Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai – New Year’s Day:

Enter the New year in style with the Grand Friday Brunch, boasting live seafood and sushi stations, over fifty varieties of soups and appetisers, extensive hot dishes and finger-licking desserts. Friday 1 January, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 209 (soft beverages), AED 309 (house beverages) and half price for children aged six to twelve years.

GO: Call (0)4 310 4320 for reservations and more information.


The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR:

Commence 2021 on a high note over a celebratory brunch with friends and family on New Year’s Day. Gather together to experience the diversity of London’s cuisines at the award-winning London Social Brunch, enhanced to offer a grand feast. Toast to new beginnings whilst enjoying signature dishes and British classics from the culinary stations including a live grill and seafood station, mouthwatering desserts from the sweet shop, Britain’s favourite cocktails and spirits and sway to live music for an impressive start to the New Year. Saturday 1 January from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages), AED 650 (sparkling) and AED 200(children aged six to eleven years).

GO: Call (0)4 318 6444 for reservations and more information.


The Selfish Bull – Bluewaters Dubai:

They say the first day of the New Year marks the rest of the year, so why not make it flavourful? Relax and unwind from the celebrations of the night before with a meal that unselfishly takes care of you at The Selfish Bull. Bluewaters signature wood-fired steak and seafood restaurant puts together a special four-course menu encompassing all the classics, such as French onion soup, burrata, portobello mushroom stuffed with crab, an Australian Waghu or grilled Canadian Lobster, finished with New York Cheesecake or Brownie ala mode. Friday 1 January from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (food only), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 595 (unlimited bubbles).

Go: Call (0)4 399 3638 for reservations and more information.


Zuma:

The award-winning Zuma brunch will be available from 12:30pm to 4pm on New Year’s Day, with seasonally inspired dishes and Zuma signatures. Guests also have the option to dine on the à la carte menu in the lounge from 1:30pm onwards. AED 473 (soft beverages), ADD 625 (house beverages) and AED 688 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 425 5660 for reservations and more information.