New Year’s Eve: Where To Celebrate In Dubai
From gala dinners to firework displays, these are team FACT’s top picks for a New Year’s Eve to remember in Dubai.

99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant – New Year’s Eve:

Ring in the New Year at Dubai’s newest sushi restaurant and celebrate your way into 2021 amidst the spellbinding views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. Known for its tantalising Haute Japanese cuisine, this New Year’s Eve enjoys an amazing spread of 99 Sushi hero dishes and free-flowing premium beverages. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm until midnight. AED 3,500 (inside seating, 14-course set-menu and premium beverages), AED 4,000 (outdoor lounge seating, 14-course set-menu and premium beverages), and AED 4,500 (restaurant terrace seating, 14-course set-menu and premium beverages),the restaurant

GO: Call (0)4 547 2241 for reservations and more information.


Accents Restaurant and Terrace at InterContinental Dubai Marina:

Ring in the New Year with loved ones, upbeat tunes, a sumptuous buffet and sparkling beverages. With glittering Marina views and the reflection of Dubai’s nightlife in the water, this promises to be one New Year’s Eve you won’t soon forget. A five-minute stroll takes you to the beach for breathtaking views as the clock strikes midnight. Thursday 31 December, from 7:30pm. AED 399 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 446 6788 for reservations and more information.


AER Lounge:

Socialites can begin the New Year at AER Lounge with a special ‘Farewell to 2020’ event celebrating New Year’s Eve in style as DJ KABOO lights up the night with impeccable tunes. Thursday 31 December from 9pm. AED 799++ (premium beverages and indoor seating), AED 999 (premium beverages and outdoor seating) and AED 1299 (complimentary glass of bubbly, premium beverages and bites inside the VIP area).

GO: Call (0)54 994 0438 for reservations and more information.


Al Beiruti:

Welcome 2021 at Al Beiruti, and experience a special night filled with Lebanese flavours and live entertainment that will transport you to Beirut. Al Beiruti have prepared a special live program that begins at 10:30pm, which includes an interactive violin performance, followed by an hour performance from Lebanese singer Farah Nakhoul. Pamela Farhat, a singer also native to Lebanon, will take the stage later on and keep the celebration going until 2am. The set menu includes selections from cold mezzes, hot mezzes, salads, mains and deserts. Each package also includes open beverages. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm until late. AED 599 (café smoking area, near stage), AED 499 (restaurant non-smoking area) and AED 249 (children below twelve years of age).

GO: Call (0)4 320 0043 for reservations and more information.


Al Khaima at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa:

For an unforgettable dinner celebration this New Year’s Eve, head down to the much-loved Al Khaima. With a generous sharing menu featuring a selection of delectable Middle Eastern dishes, a beautiful outdoor setting under the stars and a celebratory firework display, as well as the DJ on the decks, you are sure to ring in the New Year in style. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 2am. 1,300 (selected house beverages) and AED 400 (children aged six to twelve years).

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


Amaseena at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR:

Welcome in the New Year with a dash of Arabic flare in the stylish open-air Bedouin setting. Choose from a bountiful display of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, speciality dishes, live cooking stations and mouthwatering fresh seafood, all while enjoying live Arabic entertainment. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 12:30am. AED 995 (soft beverages), AED 1,250 (house beverages), AED 1,495 (sparkling), AED 750 (teenagers aged 12 to 16 years) and AED 500 (children aged six to eleven years).

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


Amazonico Dubai – DIFC:

Celebrate the start of 2021 in true disco style. For one night only, the rainforest will transform into a studio 54 haven, dazzling with shimmering disco balls, neon lights and all things glitter. In The Lounge, for the first time there will be a live Latin band playing disco-bossa nova. Whilst in The Restaurant an opulent final feast awaits – dine a la Carte, or from a special NYE Set Menu. Countdown to midnight on the Rooftop which overlooks the glistening lights of DIFC whilst resident DJs play back to back discotheque tunes late into the night. Thursday 31 December.

GO: Call (0)4 571 3999 for reservations and more information.


Anise at InterContinental Dubai Festival City:

Embark on a culinary journey around the world and experience an abundance of authentic flavours prepared from eight live cooking stations with dishes served a la minute. Immerse yourself in a feast of culinary treats at Anise to ensure a New Year’s Eve to remember with family and friends. The world’s culinary traditions inspire the evening’s dinner, and you can expect everything from seafood delicacies to the freshest ceviche and decadent oysters. There will also be live entertainment and stunning terrace views of the annual fireworks display at Festival Bay. Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 12:30am. AED 599 (soft beverages and indoor seating) AED 699 (house beverages, bubbles and indoor seating), AED 749 (soft beverages and terrace seating), AED 849 (house beverages, bubbles and terrace seating) and AED 220 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.


Aprons & Hammers – Palm West Beach:

Catch the perfect backdrop that New Year’s Eve photos are made of, at any of the Aprons & Hammers locations across the city. Guests can enjoy dinner at one of the beachfront venues; La Mer, JBR, or the new Palm West Beach and indulge in a decadent three-course menu featuring Fresh Sea Scallop Ceviche, Mixed Seafood Platter, Grilled Lobster and Cookie Skillet. Unmatched views, upbeat music and a seafood soiree – now that’s how you toast to the New Year. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am. AED 545 (soft beverages), AED 645 (house beverages) and AED 795 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 589 5444 for reservations and more information.


Atmosphere at Burj Khalifa – Secret Parties:

What’s better than watching the fireworks at the Burj Khalifa, than being in them? The incredible evening includes a nine-course menu, unlimited Champagne, premium cocktails and drinks for seven (yes seven) hours within one of the world’s most iconic buildings! Live entertainment will come from a saxophonist and singer, as well as a special guest appearance from the Secret Parties magician. Enjoy 360-degree views of all the Dubai fireworks, whilst being in the famous Burj Khalifa display. Thursday 31 December, from 6pm to 1am. AED 3,000 per person.

GO: Visit www.secret-parties.com for reservations and more information.


Avli by tashas – New Year’s Eve:

Avli by tashas is excited to throw open its doors to end the year in true Athenian style. Located in the heart of the glamorous and cosmopolitan DIFC, this modern and sophisticated venue plays host to an evening set to the eclectic tunes of Antonis Dominos and Cycladic beats by DJ Scarf. On the night, guests can start their evening with welcome drinks and authentic mezedes before indulging in authentic flavours of the Mediterranean and toasting the new year. Thursday 31 December. AED 800 minimum spend per person.

GO: Call (0)4 359 0008 for reservations and more information.


Ballarò at Conrad Dubai:

This New Year’s Eve is one for the books. Let’s say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021 with the glitz and glamour of Ballarò. Savour a sumptuous evening brunch extravaganza and at midnight, countdown the new year with the vibrant sounds of live entertainment. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 1am. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages), AED 850 (bubbly) and children aged six to twelve years dine for half price.

Go: Call (0)4 444 7111 for reservations and more information.


Beau Rivage Bistro at Grand Millennium Business Bay:

Ring in the New Year in style with a dazzling night full of excitement at Beau Rivage Bistro. Spend the final hours of 2020 with close friends and family enjoying great food with an all-you-can-eat and drink buffet and live entertainment. Savour the flavours of the International buffet, with live cooking stations and desserts buffet full of tasty treats. Take in spectacular views of Dubai Canal from the stunning outdoor terrace and end the New Year’s countdown with the Burj Khalifa New Year’s display in sight, for an evening that you will cherish forever. Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 1am. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages) and AED 660 (bubbly).

GO: Call (0)4 873 3334 for reservations and more information.


Belgian Café at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City:

Embrace the essence of Brussels in the heart of Dubai with the city’s original Belgian Café this New Year’s Eve. Ring in the New Year with a Belge’ Fest On a Soif’ event featuring authentic Belgian dishes served to your table, family-style. Expect a Belgian feast of cold starters, followed by delicious main dishes that include beef short ribs, chicken wings and many more! If you have room for something sweet, then you can gleefully indulge in a selection of festive-inspired desserts. Ensuring it will be an evening to remember, there will also be live music, views of the fireworks and the fun and lively atmosphere for which Belgian Café is renowned! Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 12:30am. AED 550 (house beverages, bubbles and indoor seating) and AED 650 (house beverages, bubbles and terrace seating).

GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.


Bistrot Bagatelle – Fairmont Dubai:

We entered a new and unforgettable decade in 2020, and now it’s time to put the year behind us in a sensational way at Bistrot Bagatelle. Toast to our resilience and ring in 2021 with a bang and enjoy a spectacular experience with our live entertainment, alongside the ultimate Bagatelle resident DJ’s and cotillon. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to late. AED 1,300 (minimum spend per guest).

Go: Call (0)4 354 5035 for reservations and more information.


Brass Monkey Bluewaters Dubai – New Year’s Eve:

Visitors can ring in the new year at Brass Monkey with an unforgettable evening of absolute fun! Guests can expect signature Brass Monkey dishes with specials just for New Year’s Eve including starters such as a truffle and mushroom carpaccio and salmon tartare. A delectable selection of mains including steaks, salmon en croute, and seared surpreme chicken breast. For a sweet treat, guests can enjoy such desserts such as a lemon meringue bar or a crème brulee while enjoy four hours of unlimited beverages! Once the munching is over, guests can get ready to celebrate and welcome the new year in style. With entertainment and a live New Year’s Eve countdown, Playmates can get their GAME ON at Brass Monkey to welcome 2021 with two-floors full of entertainment including a 12-lane bowling alley, VR racing simulator, more than 60 arcade games! A play card will be given to each guest upon arrival and will be valid for four hours only from the first swipe. Thursday 31 December, from 9pm to 1am. AED 599 (soft beverages), AED 599 (house beverages) and AED 699 (premium beverages and bubbles).

GO: Call (0)4 582 7277 for reservations and more information.


Brasserie Boulud at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk:

Ring in the New Year in style! At Brasserie Boulud guests will be treated to a lavish six-course set menu with complimentary beverages to toast the start of 2021. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm. AED 495 (soft beverages) and AED 795 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 281 4020 for reservations and more information. 


Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House Dubai – New Year’s Eve:

Enjoy a unique New Year’s Eve at the legendary Buddha-Bar. The iconic venue, located at the Grosvenor House Dubai, will treat you to a lavish four-course sharing feast from an Asian-fused menu alongside music from the resident DJ and a live dinner show. Enjoy servings of exquisite sushi, sashimi, Canadian lobster and all the favourites from the famous Buddha-Bar and get in the party spirit to end 2020 in ultimate style. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 2am. AED 1,500 (four-course sharing menu and selected premium house beverages).

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


Bytes Restaurant – Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City:

 Bring in 2021 with an exquisite Winterland dinner in an al fresco set-up at Bytes. Embark on a truly international feast with an array of cuisines that will take you on an exciting culinary journey. Celebrate with your family and friends with a delicious buffet of culinary treats with bubbly to start, live cooking stations and not-to-forget, views of the incredible Palm Jumeirah fireworks. Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 12:30am. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 449 (house beverages) and AED 149 (children aged four to twelve years). 

GO: Call (0)54 793 1424 for reservations and more information.


Chamas at Crowne Plaza Dubai:

Head to Chamas and bid farewell to 2020 with an endless serving of Brazilian churrascaria featuring 18 mouthwatering treats that include picanha, ribeye, tenderloin, lamb chops, grilled chicken drumsticks, wings, a seafood selection and the famous grilled pineapple! Enjoy the night even more with live performances by a Samba dancer and after dinner, why not head to the pool deck to watch the famous Burj Khalifa Fireworks. AED 365 (soft beverages), AED 510 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 331 1111 for reservations and more information.


Choix par Pierre Gagnaire at InterContinental Dubai Festival City:

Embrace the culinary lifestyle of the Avenue des Champs Élysées, with a premium collection of Parisian delicacies from three Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire. Indulge in an authentic Parisian dining experience with a beautifully crafted three-course menu and views of the Festival Bay fireworks as they illuminate the night sky. The ideal spot for a romantic dinner. Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 12:30am. AED 395 (soft beverages and indoor seating), AED 595 (house beverages, bubbles and indoor seating), AED 595 (soft beverages and terrace seating), AED 795 (house beverages, bubbles and terrace seating) and AED 495 (children with terrace seating).

GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.


Cove Beach – Caesars Bluewaters Dubai:

Cove Beach invites partygoers to ring in the new year with their glamour-filled Vegas-themed celebration. Fusing nightlife and luxurious dining, the ultimate NYE party offers guests the option of ringing in 2021 at one of three venues under one thrilling Sin City-inspired concept. The evening, involving world-class live music, roaming entertainment and unrivalled views of Dubai’s famous fireworks promises a new year to remember, while saying goodbye to a year most would like to forget. Bijoux, at Cove Beach’s Two.0 restaurant, will transport guests to the infamous ‘Strip’ with its six-course menu featuring signature mouthwatering dishes and an array of fascinating displays from musicians to dancers, robots and even aqua acrobats. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 3am. AED 1000 (six-course menu and a la carté beverages) and AED 5000 (minimum spend for lounge table bookings).

GO: Call (0)50 454 6920 for reservations and more information.


COYA Dubai:

Ring in 2021 at the city’s most vibrant Latin American destination, COYA Dubai, which has concocted the perfect New Year’s Eve affair filled with glitz and glam. To kick off the evening, diners can enjoy the restaurant’s contemporary a la carte menu which includes cevichesanticuchos, and cazuelas, and mouthwatering dishes such as Chuletas de Cordero (lamb chops), Pulpo Rostizado (octopus), Lubina Chilena (seabass), and Bife Angosto Wagyu (sirloin). Guests should bring out their most stylish looks to join COYA’s celebration including special musical performances by a violinist, a pulsing live-set by DJs, and a four-piece band in the Member’s Club, performing until 3am. Featuring metallic décor across the whole venue, it’s sure to be the most sparkling place to be in the New Year. COYA Dubai offers a view to the city’s iconic skyline and guests will have an opportunity to experience the landmark’s popular celebrations as the clock strikes midnight. Thursday 31 December. AED 800 (minimum spend per person) or AED 1,500 (minimum spend per person on the terrace).

GO: Call (0)4 316 9600 for reservations and more information.


Distillery – Coyote Ugly New Year’s Eve Party:

Distillery will host a Coyote Ugly New Year’s Eve Party to ring in 2021, inviting guests to enjoy a fun, laid-back atmosphere, Burj Khalifa views, entertainment by live DJ Shef Codes playing hip hop tunes and hits of today, all paired with a delicious food & beverage menu. All starters are unlimited and include highlights such as popcorn prawns, tuna tartare, beetroot carpaccio with caramelised walnuts and sour herb cream, chicken wings, jalapeno popper bites and more. For the main course, diners can choose from options like beef brisket tacos with chimichurri, blackened salmon with cauliflower and artichoke, roasted chicken with roasted butter crispy potatoes, 24-hour cooked brisket with tomato chutney and roasted onion, a range of signature burgers, and more. Bringing the meal to a close, desserts of New York cheesecake, Distillery’s ice cream sandwich, Eton mess, and chocolate mousse will be served. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 12:30am. AED 449 (three-course menu with sparkling and indoor seating) and AED 949 (three-course menu with sparkling and outdoor seating with Burj Khalifa view).

GO: Call (0)54 998 2003 for reservations and more information.


Em Sherif Café:

This New Year’s Eve, celebrate in authentic oriental style at Dubai’s latest addition to the Dubai downtown scene, Em Sherif Cafe. With its prime location overlooking Burj Khalifa, you can enjoy front-row seats to the world-renowned spectacle that is Downtown Dubai’s New Year’s firework display. At Em Sherif Café’s magical setting, the night will be filled with magic and a feast of innovative dishes including all-times favourites Fattouch, Tabboule, Hummus, Mtabbal, Mouloukhiyeh, Warak Enab, Ras Asfour, Shrimps a la Provençale, Falafel, Mixed grills among others and the main star of the evening, Em Sherif’s famous Ouzi. AED 1,000 (set menu with soft beverages, indoor non-smoking area), 1,300 (set menu with soft beverages, indoor terrace smoking area) and AED 1,500 (a la carte menu, soft beverages with one bottle of bubbly on the first-floor smoking area).

GO: Call (0)4 330 4444 for reservations and more information.


Enigma at Palazzo Versace Dubai:

Inspired by Persian customs, Enigma promises an evening of innovative culinary creations with a five-course sharing set menu. Entice your taste buds with a selection of creative dishes featuring our most loved dishes including Masto Laboo, Cumin and Shirin Polo and traditional Saffron Butter Confit Chicken. There will also be complimentary access to after-party at Capri at the Central Pool. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 690 (food only), AED 790 (soft beverages), AED 1,199 (house beverages) and AED 1,399 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)4 556 8805 for reservations and more information.


Epicure at Meliã Desert Palm:

Usher in 2021 in a relaxed setting, minus the black ties, fancy dresses and set menus. Grab those festive jumpers or anything else that you want to wear, and head to Meliã Desert Palm Dubai for a fun-filled evening. Revellers can head to Epicure with their loved ones and tuck into BBQ favourites served straight to the table, along with free-flowing house beverages and bubbly. Diners can sway to the tunes of the live band while soaking in views of the polo field and glittering skyline. Thursday 31 December. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages) and AED 180 (children aged five to ten years).

GO: Call (0)4 602 9323 for reservations and more information.


Feast at Sheraton Grand Dubai – New Year’s Eve Dinner:

New Year’s Eve is a celebration that is nothing short of a spectacle! Ring in the New Year at Feast’s seafood buffet, featuring extensive live cooking stations with seafood counters, carving station and a delectable sushi selection for you to enjoy. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am. AED 425 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages) and AED 599 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)4 503 4444 for reservations and more information.


Fogueira at Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach:

To end 2020 in style and begin the new year on a grateful and happy note, Delta Hotels by Marriott offers you live music, samba dancers and of course, free-flowing house beverages and festive cocktails for three hours. To leave you spoilt for choice, the hotel gives you the option to choose between JBR’s stylish rooftop bar, Sama Lounge and Brazilian hotspot, Fogueira. Dance the night away while the passadores offer you unlimited cuts of Brazilian churrasco, seafood and traditional festive delights. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 2am. AED 699 (soft beverages) and AED 799 (house beverages).

GO: Visit www.fogueiradubai.com for reservations and more information.


Galaxy Bar – New Year’s Eve:

Celebrations take place under the stars as guests party the night away at this intimate and seductive venue, recently ranked in the World’s 50 Best Bars listings. Diners can expect an evocative soundscape from special guest CJ Jeff and resident DJ Gregorio, paired with world-class cocktails for an evening of sheer decadence. Thursday 31 December. AED 7,000 (minimum spend table of four), AED 9,000 (minimum spend table of five), AED 11,000 (minimum spend table of six), AED 12,000 (minimum spend table of seven), AED 14,000 (minimum spend table of eight) and AED 16,000 (minimum spend table of ten).

GO: Call (0)4 359 0008 for reservations and more information.


Giardino at Palazzo Versace Dubai:

Celebrate the memorable moments of 2020 and raise a toast to a year filled with promise and anticipation within the grandiose surroundings of Giardino. Indulge in an abundant buffet spread of international delicacies and enjoy a New Year’s Eve celebration with a cosmopolitan twist. There will also be complimentary access to after-party at Capri at the Central Pool. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 690 (food only), AED 790 (soft beverages), AED 1,199 (house beverages) and AED 1,399 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)4 556 8805 for reservations and more information.


GRAZE Gastro Grill and Bar at La Ville Hotel & Suites, CITY WALK Dubai: 

Gather your friends for a fun and glamorous night at City Walk’s urban steakhouse. The menu includes a lavish three-course New Year’s Eve menu, unlimited drinks and a glass of bubbly at midnight. There’ll also be live music all night long. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 599 per person (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 403 3111 for orders and more information.


HANAMI at Andaz The Palm Dubai:

Raise a toast to 2021 in truly spectacular style and take your New Year’s Eve experience to the Dubai skyline for a celebration like no other, at HANAMI. Featuring a sharing-style set menu of amazing amped-up Asian food, a mouthwatering assortment of drinks, a live DJ, and unparalleled 360º views of the city’s iconic firework displays – from the Burj Al Arab, city skyline and coastline shows on one side, to the Palm and JBR displays on the other. Thursday 31 December, from 12:15am. AED 1,300 (indoor seating), AED 1,500 (outdoor seating) and AED 2000 (outdoor seating overlooking Burj Al Arab).

GO: Call (0)4 581 4037 for reservations and more information.


Hotel Cartagena at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai:

Set at the top of the JW Marriott Marquis with 360-degree views of the city and the glittering Burj Khalifa, Hotel Cartagena makes a show-stopping spot for feverish NYE festivities. Marking the biggest night of the year with a momentous banquet, Hotel Cartagena’s New Years Eve brunch menu will allow guests to navigate the explosive flavours of Latin American and beyond. Glamorous guests will tuck into everything from lobster to truffle-filled empanadas, washing it down with heady cocktails and ending with the restaurant and lounge’s legendary birdcage desserts. Much-loved resident DJ Kio will be on the decks spinning the crowd into midnight countdown frenzy. At the same time, Mrs Buendia’s dancers will keep everyone entertained, wishing guests a fabulous New Year. Thursday 31 December, from 9pm to 1am. AED 799 (house beverages) and AED 899 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 560 1799 for reservations and more information.


Hutong – DIFC:

Bring in the new year in extravagant style as Hutong plays host to an unforgettable evening inspired by the iconic movie, Crazy Rich Asians. Diners can revel in the festivities with friends and family while enjoying the very best of the occasionally fiery cuisine. Showcasing an elevated dining experience with live acrobatics and authentic Asian drummer performances, along with the resident DJ, Hutong sets the stage for a memorable evening ahead of the new year. Thursday 31 December, from 12:30pm to 4pm. Minimum spend of AED 650 per person.

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


Il Passaggio at The Pointe:

The team at Il Passaggio, a Mediterranean concept specialising in simple flavours and the freshest ingredients, has got you covered this New Year’s Eve with a three-course meal specially conceived for the occasion. Situated at The Pointe, Il Passaggio’s outdoor terrace benefits from the stunning views across Palm Bay over to the iconic Atlantis. Also sure to impress will be the spectacular sights and sounds coming from the Palm Fountain, which happens to be the largest in the world. Performances featuring a fun, upbeat playlist of songs will take place at regular intervals from 6pm to midnight, ensuring that spectators start the year on the right foot. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 12:30am.AED 350 per person.

GO: Call (0)4 587 3111 for reservations and more information.


Indochine – Welcome to Studio 84:

It’s not just the world of fashion that has a long-held love affair with the ‘80s. This New Year’s Eve at Indochine, be inspired by the decadent decade that was the height of New York City cool. Get ready to have a bit of the NYC in the DXB. It’s an ode to the year of 1984, when Indochine first opened its doors in New York City. Serving French Vietnamese cuisine, from the pretty promise of spring rolls and Hanoi crispy chicken to the mega-flavorful Amok Cambodgien, Indochine is always effortlessly cool. Along with the a la carte menu, a bespoke special menu will be curated by Chef Steven Nguyen. The entertainment line-up has two-fold highly anticipated segments with the South City Rollers (from 7pm to 10pm) and the long-awaited return of Tom Crane (from 10pm until late) – promising the ultimate soundtracks of the evening. And in true Studio 84 fashion, Indochine will be a backdrop that blurs the lines between performance, art and theatre. Thursday 31 December.

GO: Call (0)4 208 9333 for reservations and more information.


Jazz@Pizza Express, JLT – Love Parties The Stage:

It’s safe to say, the vast majority of the world is very excited to wave goodbye to 2020 and where better to see it off in style than at Love Parties’ The Stage New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy the last night of the year with delicious food provided by Jazz@PizzaExpress, free-flowing beverages and the perfect soundtrack courtesy of the immensely talented, Adam Baluch. Guaranteed to be a fun evening with an atmosphere to ensure 2021 starts right. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 1:30am. AED 449 (all-inclusive).

GO: Visit www.thestagebrunch.com/jlt for reservations and more information.


Kitchen6 at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Countdown to 2021:

Enjoy an extravagant buffet and extensive spread of international dishes as you countdown with your nearest and dearest and feast your way around six theatrical live cooking stations. Be sure to leave room for dessert. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 275 (soft beverages)

GO: Call (0)4 414 6446 for reservations and more information.


Koko Bay at West Palm Beach – New Year’s Eve:

Ring in the New Year in style with stunning city views, delicious food and Bali feel-good vibes at Koko Bay. On New Year’s Eve, guests can enjoy a specially prepared five-course set menu, including Asian and European-inspired dishes, special DJs and unique beach acts for the ultimate New Year’s party. Begin the night with mouth-watering starters such as truffled chicken pate, Atlantic salmon fish cakes, and freshly shucked oysters before you move onto a selection of main courses including crispy fried soft shell crab with Singaporean chilli, slow-braised Wagyu back ribs and saffron risotto. For a sweet ending, diners can indulge in a decadent dessert platter all complemented by specially crafted beverage options. AED 695 (soft beverages), AED 895 (house beverages) and AED 1,195 (premium beverages). Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to midnight.

GO: Call (0)4 572 3444 for reservations and more information.


KYO Restaurant – The Pointe:

KYO Restaurant launches a set menu for New Year’s Eve, offering the best seat to enjoy the new Pointe Fountains show, followed by the iconic Palm Jumeriah fireworks show at the stroke of midnight. The set menu, curated by Head Chef Arturo Mendez, offers their best-selling dishes and the freshest catch-of-the-day seafood, including a wide range of appetisers like the Tuna Avocado Tiradito, Salmon Tataki Sashimi, Wakame, Sushi Platter and the Wakame Soup, moving on to the main course which has the juicy Citrus Guajillo Octopus and Short Rib Teriyaki ending with a sweet-touch with the scrumptious Hazelnut Sprit. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 1:30am. AED 1400 (soft beverages), AED 1600 (house beverages) and AED 385 (children aged three to eleven years).

GO: Call (0)4 557 5182 for reservations and more information. 


La Serre Bistro at Vida Downtown – Moulin Rouge New Year’s Eve Dinner:

Journey to Paris this New Year’s Eve at La Serre Bistro’s Moulin Rouge Dinner Party, where fine French fare will be served paired with free-flowing premium beverages, and live performances will take place to ensure a night to remember. From the kitchen, an unforgettable French feast will be served. Highlights include grilled marinated prawns, escargots de Bourgogne, frog legs with garlic & parsley, seared foie gras from Landes, endives & poached pear salad, grilled asparagus with 63-degree truffled egg, plus more to start. A raw selection of tuna, beef, and smoked salmon tartare comes next, followed by a mid-course of lobster linguini, oxtail ravioli and confit duck stuffed cannelloni, to name a few. From the sea, options such as Scottish salmon, sea bream and Dover sole will be available, while farm favourites include marinated lamb cutlets, grilled veal chops, black Angus tenderloin Rossini, grilled rib eye steak and more. For those with room for dessert, indulgent sweets await from La Serre’s famed bakery. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 1,999 (house beverages), AED 2,999 (premium beverages and oyster service), AED 3,999 (Champagne and oyster service).  

GO: Call (0)4 528 3779 for reservations and more information.


L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon:

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is delighted to invite the region’s elite to an extravagant New Year’s Eve dinner, to welcome in the New Year in dazzling style. With an outstanding New Year’s Eve Menu specially curated by Robuchon’s protegee, Executive Chef Axel Manes, the dinner experience will encapsulate the venue’s most iconic dishes for an unsurpassed gourmet journey. Guests will be seated to enjoy an exquisite starter; Croque Monsieur of L’Atelier with Black Truffle, before moving onto a luxurious selection of seven main dishes, including Caviar Royal Oscietra over a crispy poached egg with smoked salmon, the popular Langoustine in ravioli with truffle, foie gras sauce and green cabbage and Foie Gras, glazed fig in tangy hibiscus juice. The menu will also feature Truffle Noire and a crispy artichoke under a fine parmesan risotto, Bar Sea Bass under fine zucchini scales and Agneau De Lait with a thyme bouquet. Pre-dessert is presented in the form of a mango and coconut sorbet with passion fruit, leaving the best for last in the form of the Joël Robuchon signature celebratory dessert, Dessert Du Nouvel An. Thursday 31 December. AED 1250 per person.

GO: Call (0)4 297 7729 for reservations and more information. 


Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai:

Celebrate the New Year with one of the best views in the city and the perfect vantage point to catch the world-famous Burj Khalifa fireworks. Experience an unforgettable New Year’s Eve with an exclusive dining menu accompanied by bubbly as you enjoy live music from a DJ and saxophonist. Come with your festive cheer and relish in a three-course set menu featuring delicious culinary creations as you soak in the unmatched views. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 2:30am. AED 800 per person.

GO: Call (0)56 414 2213 for reservations and more information. 


LookUp Rooftop Bar at La Ville Hotel & Suites, CITY WALK Dubai:

Countdown to midnight with a breath-taking view of Dubai’s sparkling Burj Khalifa and marvel at the iconic firework show with a glass of bubbly in hand. LookUp Rooftop Bar offers the perfect party mix with rooftop vibes, live entertainment, canapés and house beverages, to start your year on a high note. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am. AED 800 (house beverages and a glass of bubbly at midnight)

GO: Call (0)4 403 3111 for reservations and more information. 


Marina Social by Jason Atherton at InterContinental Dubai Marina:

This New Year’s Eve deserves the ultimate send-off and why not celebrate with a night of the finest British cuisine, festive music and panoramic views. As midnight nears, a live countdown will commence so that you can raise a glass as the clock strikes 12. The party continues with your closest friends and family well into the early hours of 2021. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm. AED 795 (house beverages) AED 895 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 446 6664 for reservations and more information.


Maya Mexican Kitchen and Bar at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa:

Have a fiery fiesta at Maya, while saying adios to 2020! Oozing Mexican charm and flair, partygoers can celebrate the dawn of the New Year with classic Mexican flavours and beverages to match. Listen to the sweet tunes of the DJ on the terrace, against the backdrop of the mesmerising firework show. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 2am. AED 1,650 (house beverages) and AED 800 (children aged six to twelve years).

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


ME DubaiSpace Cowboy New Year’s Eve Party:

Ring in the New Year in extravagant style at a party hosted by fashion icons Dean and Dan of DSquared2 and party impresario Bong Guerrero. Guests are invited to a Retro Space Cowboy themed night for an unforgettable finish to an unforgettable year. Starting at The Atrium by Zaha Hadid, expect an out of this world aerial performance to kick off the evening, accompanied by DJ Shezhad K and the soulful and eclectic tunes from Saxokid. As caviar and canapes are served, guests can savour world-class cocktails from Botanica, the speciality Gin and Tonic bar. The night continues at Deseo, a Latin affair, with handcrafted Latin libations that showcase the best of South American cuisine, flowing champagne, and an energetic performance by live dancers and performers. Space cowboys can indulge in an elevated menu featuring Wagyu tacos, lobster ceviche, king crab guacamole, Wagyu anticuchos, and warm churros in gold leaf. Thursday 31 December. AED 1,000 (inclusive of unlimited house beverages from 11pm to 2:30am), AED 2,500 (inclusive of caviar reception, sharing dinner menu and unlimited premium house beverages and bubbly from 9pm to 2:30am) and AED 3,000 (VIP seats with iconic Burj Khalifa views inclusive of caviar reception, sharing dinner menu, and unlimited house beverages and bubbly from 9pm to 2:30am).

GO: Call (0)4 525 2500 for reservations and more information.


Missippi’s Pool Bar at AVANI Ibn Battuta Gate:

Ring in the New Year immersed in the Balinese vibes, Tulum-inspired tropics and Miami-tinged artistry of Missippi’s. Raise a toast to 2021, while indulging in dinner under the stars, before celebrating the New Year in true Missippi’s style. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 3am. AED 499 (house beverages) and AED 699 (staycation package).

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


Motorino Dubai:

Discover a memorable four-course set menu with Italian delicacies carefully crafted by Motorino’s team of chefs. Dishes will include exquisite chicken and parmesan brood, seabass carpaccio, red prawns’ tartare, potato crochetta and ocietra caviar, confit Yellow Fin, soaked artisan bread, lobster linguini, black Angus tagliata and some Motorino Profiteroles, Tiramisu amaretto mousse, hot Valrhona chocolate and treats. Afterwards, guests can join the NYE party in LVL Blue to experience live entertainment and a view of the fireworks. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 549 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 814 5918 for reservations and more information.


OPA at Fairmont Dubai:

What better way to leave 2020 behind and welcome the new year than with the smashing of plates? Start your night off with a delicious selection of gourmet dips and salads which includes the popular Tzatziki yoghurt dip. The mains include Lobster Orzo, perfect for seafood lovers, and Chicken Kontosouvli, a traditional dish of corn-fed chicken this is slow-roasted to perfection over an open charcoal pit. This juicy meal greets you on a beautiful silver platter and in true OPA fashion, gives you a show where it is carved out in front of you. End it on a high note with their exquisite desserts, one of them being Armenoville, a semi-frozen vanilla mousse with raspberries, a drizzle of almond sauce and chocolate sauce and finished with orange zest on top. Thursday 31 December, from 7:30pm. AED 450 (selections from the set menu) and beverages as per consumption.

GO: Call (0)4 357 0557 for reservations and more information.


Open Sesame at Hotel Indigo Downtown Dubai – New Year’s Eve Brunch:

While the clock ticks towards the New Year, enjoy a spectacular spread at Open Sesame at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown. Gather your close friends and family and enjoy a seated brunch offering a sumptuous feast inclusive of freshly baked bread and dipshot and cold mezze, roast meat or fish, topped off with Open Sesame’s signature Tres Leches yule log and festive ginger biscuits. Savour every second of the countdown with your nearest and dearest whilst enjoying the Mediterranean flavours at Open Sesame. Set menu options at Open Sesame are available for groups of two, four or eight guests making it the perfect place to take the family for a festive feast away from home. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to midnight. AED 250 (set menu and soft beverages), AED 425 (set menu and house beverages) and AED 525 (set menu and bubbly).

GO: Call (0)50 503 2036 for reservations and more information.


Park Hyatt Dubai – Traiteur Brunch NYE Edition:

Welcome in the New Year amidst an elegant waterfront setting, overlooking the picturesque marina. Experience an extensive selection of international cuisine showcasing the signature dishes from Park Hyatt Dubai’s world-class restaurants. Enter 2021 with a live band, DJ and fireworks show, setting the stage for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 2am. AED 1,800 (premium beverages and champagne) and AED 785 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email dxbph-restaurantreservations@hyatt.com for reservations and more information.


Positano at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Ring In The New Year Like The Italians Do:

Indulge in a wide array of authentic Italian cuisine at Positano with fresh pasta, delicious pizza, vibrant salads and tasty seafood and meat dishes. Raise a glass of Italian sparkling at midnight and begin the New Year in style. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to midnight. AED 470 (house beverages). 

GO: Call (0)4 414 6485 for reservations and more information.


Prime68 at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai – Dinner With A View:

Enjoy one of the best views of the city and Dubai’s famous festive fireworks display over an exclusive set menu at Prime68. Savour prime cuts, flavoursome sides and exceptional service amongst elegant and sophisticated surroundings. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to midnight. AED 1200 (house beverages, non-window seat) and AED 1400 (house beverages, a glass of bubbly and window seat).

 GO: Call (0)4 414 3000 for reservations and more information.


Raffles Garden at Raffles Dubai – Countdown Under The Stars:

Offering a relaxed garden setting for an intimate celebration with friends, Crossroads Cocktail Bar will be serving a selection of Arabian and international delicacies the comfort of a private garden cabana. Guests will bring in the new year with special cocktail concussions by Raffles’ mixologists. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 3am. AED 1,000 (minimum spend for groups of up to four guests).

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


Samakjé at The Pointe:

Indulge your senses at Samakjé this New Year’s Eve. Experience exclusive sights, sounds and tastes on the waterfront at the Palm Fountains with views of one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in Dubai. Enjoy lobster, succulent crab, and a fish display like you have never seen before. AED 650 (food only, indoor seating), AED 750 (food only, terrace seating), AED 550 (house beverages, indoor seating), AED 950 (house beverages, terrace seating), AED 1050 (sparkling, terrace seating).

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


Scalini:

This New Year’s Eve, Scalini invites guests to end their year with an unforgettable dining experience. Inspired by the beauty of Ravello and its stunning lemon groves, Scalini will channel the style, smell and flavours of the Amalfi Coast with their Garden of Ravello themed offering. Diners can immerse themselves in Italian tradition with the exquisite A La Carte menu including signature dishes of Burrata con Datterini, Linguine alle Vongole and Piccatina al Limone. A live DJ will play throughout the evening, bringing the essence of the Amalfi alive with vibrant, classic Italian pop favourites, creating the perfect ambience for friends, family and loved ones to welcome the New Year in style. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm. AED 850 (minimum spend per person),

GO: Call (0)4 349 0068 for reservations and more information.


Señor Pico at Palm West Beach:

When the clock strikes midnight on 31 December, raise your glasses and toast to the new year at Dubai’s first restaurant to dish out Mexican-Early Californian cuisine. Located on Palm West Beach, the restaurant is welcoming guests to their prime beachfront site to make the last few hours of 2020 the most memorable of the year. Enjoy Señor Pico’s scrumptious party nibbles while indulging in three hours of unlimited beverages, including house favourites, sparkling and exotic cocktails. With unparalleled views of the Dubai Marina skyline backed by lively music, Instagrammable interiors and relaxed atmosphere, begin the new year with a vibrant Mexican vibe. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 2am. AED 900 (three hours of free-flowing house beverage, sparkling and pass-around Señor Pico bites).

GO: Call (0)45 68 2502 for reservations and more information.


Shanghai Me – Secret Menu this New Year’s Eve:

This New Year’s Eve, Shanghai Me serves a unique, off-the-menu selection of dishes designed by Head Chef, Shane Macneill. The culinary creations will surprise and delight the senses, enhanced by a live percussionist and DJ spinning an eclectic blend of retro-funk and vinyl classics. The secret, limited edition menu will be served on one night only, showcasing the talents of Chef Shane and his impeccable team. By incorporating the element of the unknown throughout the evening, Shanghai Me encourages all to let go, live in the moment and revel in the now. Aligned with the ancient philosophies of the Chinese culture, the sentiment aims to allow guests to start the new year as they mean to continue it, showcasing the blessings that come from a new perspective. As the clock strikes midnight, and a new year begins, Shanghai Me provides a vibrant and dynamic soiree. Celebrate new beginnings while paying tribute to the traditions of the past. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm until late. AED 1,000 minimum spend per person.

GO: Call (0)4 564 0505 for reservations and more information.


Siddharta Lounge at Grosvenor House Dubai:

Enjoy a picturesque New Year’s Eve at the stunning revamped Siddharta Lounge. The chic outdoor venue, located at the Grosvenor House Dubai, will treat you to an exceptional dining experience from the Asian-fused four-course sharing menu. Enjoy the music stylings of the stylish Siddharta tunes from the resident DJ, eye-catching water drumming, live dancers plus acrobats and the dazzling firework display, as you ring in the New Year under the sky, ready for 2021! Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 2am. AED 1,900 (four-course sharing menu inclusive of selected premium house beverages).

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


Sirocco at Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City:

Sirocco is a captivating hotspot for you to ring in 2021 amidst the company of friends and family. Relax this New Year’s Eve with a choice of well portioned and flavourful dishes, designed by the talented team of chefs. Enjoy a spectacular end of year celebration with a great family feast, including a lavish spread complete with all your favourite International dishes and free-flowing beverages. Thursday 31 December, from 7:30pm to midnight. AED 249 (soft beverages), AED 349 (house beverages and one glass of bubbles for toasting poolside) and AED 125 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.


Skyline Lounge at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City:

Welcome the New Year in style with one of the most picturesque views of the Dubai skyline. Dine on a selection of gourmet delicacies from the gala dinner buffet, indulge in live BBQ stations and dance to the upbeat tunes from a live DJ. Visitors to Skyline Lounge can also expect front row seats for the New Year’s Eve firework display at Festival Bay and a New Year’s Eve to remember on the deck under the stars. Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 12:30am. AED 799 (soft beverages), AED 899 (house beverages and bubbles) and AED 300 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 701 1111 for reservations and more information.


Sloane’s at Grosvenor House Dubai:

End 2020 in the presence of good food and company, with a stylish celebration in a buffet style at Sloane’s. Gather friends and family and enjoy a selection of international delicacies as you ring in an exciting new year! Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to midnight. AED 950 (house beverages) and AED 475 (children aged six to twelve years).

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


Social by Heinz Beck at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah:

In Italy, a traditional New Year’s Eve meal is all about symbolising abundance – a celebratory feast to encourage a lucky, healthy and prosperous new year. In customary fashion, Social by Heinz Beck will be the place to indulge with an exclusive six-course set menu created by world-renowned, 3-star Michelin Chef Heinz Beck. The ultra-luxurious dishes include Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio, “Spagolini” with Black Truffle and Sea Bass Fillet with White Truffle along with a creative and heavenly dessert sure to bring good luck in the New Year. Soak in the stunning skyline view as live piano music completes the magical ambience. Then ring in the New Year with the spectacular Palm Jumeirah fireworks display to light up the Dubai sky. Thursday 31 December, from 6:30pm to 1am. AED 900 (food only) AED 1800 (wine pairing and a glass of Champagne to ring in the New Year in style).

GO: Call (0)4 818 2222 for reservations and more information.


Soho Beer Garden at Meydan:

The newly-opened Soho Beer garden welcomes guests for a fresh, vibrant New Years Eve celebration. With a four-course dinner and flowing beverages, alongside a live band – Talk of the Town. Guests can choose between The Foxglove, a heritage British gastropub with traditional décor and an authentic British and Irish selection of hops, or the outdoor Beer Garden, with a large selection of bespoke craft hops. Highlights from the New Years Eve menu include avocado and prawn vol au vent, hand chopped steak tartare on crispy dauphinoise potatoes for starters, a hearty butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds, chargrilled grass fed beef tenderloin, duck confit or spinach tortellini. As for dessert, Eaton mess with crushed meringue strawberries, apple pie and creme brulee are all available  to end the year on a sweet note! Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 3am. AED 599 (ladies) and AED 699 (gents).

GO: Visit www.destinationsoho.com for reservations and more information.


Solo Restaurant and Bar at Raffles Dubai:

Celebrate 2021 at Solo Italian Restaurant & Bar, serving an indulgent three-course menu featuring exquisite gourmet delicacies accompanied by exceptional live performances, as guests ring in the New Year in style. Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 12:30am. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 175 (children aged seven to twelve years).

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


Sonara Camp:

Welcome 2021 in style this year, ending 2020 on a high note with a Great Gatsby style party starring Broadway dancers, live musicians and a spectacular fire show. Start the New Year with a lot of glitz and glamour in the heart of the Dubai Desert. A lavish sharing menu will be served, designed using local and seasonal ingredients alongside a choice of delicious beverages. The party will offer something for all, so whether a party until 2am with friends or a family celebration filled with entertainment for children, Sonara will be the place to go. AED1,200 (adults) and AED 450 (chidden aged six to 12 years).

GO: Visit https://www.nara.ae/sonara/book/nye/ for reservations and more information.


Soul St at FIVE Jumeriah Village:

Let Soul Street take you straight out of 2020 and into 2021 with the best of urban beats, Instagramable interiors and funky street food menu. Indulge in street food classics from around the world, listen to the best urban beats, expect a surprise act and enjoy the various bottle shows lighting up the night. Complimentary kids club access is included for children aged five to 12 years. Thursday 31 December. AED 799 for adults and AED 399 for children (aged five to 12 years).

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


Spark by Caramel – DIFC:

Spend New Year’s Eve in one of the trendiest venues in Dubai, surrounded by mouthwatering food, free-flowing beverages including French bubbly and the best entertainment the emirate has to offer, all at Love Parties’ Love Brunch New Year’s Eve party. From 8:30pm right until the first early hours of 2021, the atmosphere will be sparkling with positive vibes for the year ahead and that effervescent ambience Love Parties is famous for. Thursday 31 December, from 8:30pm to 2:30am. AED 999 (bubbly).

GO: Visit http://lovebrunchdxb.com for reservations and more information.


Splendido at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR:

With its beautiful marble bar, chic décor and cool elegant ambience, Splendido is unmistakably Italian. Savour the last supper of 2020 with the authentic flavours of Italy, captivating live entertainment vibes and spectacular al fresco dining on the rustic terrace amidst the summer-themed gardens. Enjoy a flavoursome, luxurious six-course menu with carefully selected and paired grape beverages to toast the night away. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 12:30am. AED 995 (soft beverages), AED 1,250 (house beverages), AED 1,495 (sparkling), AED 750 (teenagers aged 12 to 16 years) and AED 500 (children aged six to eleven years).

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


Taiko at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk:

Taiko Dubai will have two New Year’s Eve options to choose from. A five-course Omakase dinner that boasts signature Taiko-style dishes or opt for a lighter approach with small canapés style dishes being served around the restaurant. Both dining options will also include a beverage package at the open bar on selected or premium beverages. Bring in the New Year with lively, upbeat entertainment thanks to iconic performances by traditional Taiko drummers as well as an international DJ taking to the decks. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm. AED 488 (soft beverages), AED 588 (canapés and cocktails) and AED 888 (five-course dinner and selected beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 281 4010 for reservations and more information. 


Taikun at Vida Downtown – Goldfinger New Year’s Eve Party:

To ring in 2021, Taikun Pan Asian Restaurant and Lounge will host a Goldfinger-themed New Year’s Eve party, inspired by the classic film James Bond 007 adventure. Offering up a high-energy atmosphere, guests can expect authentic Asian flavours from the kitchen, with free-flowing beverages paired with live entertainment from the stage, where risqué performances by dancers, singers and varied musical artists will take place throughout the night. Both indoor and outdoor seating will be available for guests, with the garden area providing diners with views of Burj Khalifa. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to late. AED 1,999 (house beverages), AED 2,499 (sparkling), and AED 2,999 (Champagne).

GO: Call (0)4 528 3780 for reservations and more information.


The Artisan – Waldorf Astoria DIFC:

With no set menu, the world is your oyster at The Artisan this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy bestselling selections from the restaurant’s delicious a la carte menu, such as creamy burrata, beef carpaccio, indulgent lobster spaghetti or truffle pizza. Paired with your choices of masterfully mixed cocktails, such as the Artisan’s Spritz or Negroni or select your favourite grape, spirit or hop from a carefully crafted menu. Whatever your pick, celebrations will carry on until 1am, accompanied by the jazzy beats of the DJ and a live performer. For those who wish to continue the celebrations, The Artisan has collaborated with the Waldorf Astoria’s St. Trop to offer guests who are dining at the restaurant access to the rooftop lounge overlooking Burj Khalifa. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm.

GO: Call (0)4 338 8133 for reservations and more information.


The Fountain at Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai:

Bid 2020 a farewell with a spectacular year-end celebration at The Fountain. Within the stunning set-up, guests will enjoy the seafood bar, fresh oysters, live sushi and sashimi station, selection of pates, home-cured specialities, Asian and Indian corners, international cheese selection and fondue, Italian antipasti and variety of festive desserts. A live DJ will entertain guests all night, alongside belly dancing performances. Thursday 31 December, from 9pm to 1am. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages and sparkling) and half price for children aged six to twelve years.

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


The Gulf Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR:

For an unforgettable night of fun, food, great conversations and memories, the Gala Dinner at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai is the ultimate way to ensure friends and family ring in 2021 in style. Kicking off the festivities with a one-hour French sparkling and oyster reception, where ladies and gentlemen gather to toast to the end of 2020 and welcome 2021 on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Set amongst the spectacular gardens of the resort with the dazzling backdrop of the JBR skyline guests can enjoy classic tunes from a live jazz band and DJ, enjoy a full open bar and an elaborate dinner buffet. Highlights include a caviar bar, antipasti, charcuterie selection, as well as a premium variety of live stations that are guaranteed to satisfy your culinary cravings. As the clock strikes midnight, continue the celebrations at the after-party hosted poolside at La Baie offering a la carte beverages. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 12:30am. AED 995 (soft beverages), AED 1,250 (house beverages), AED 1,495 (sparkling), AED 750 (teenagers aged 12 to 16 years) and AED 500 (children aged six to eleven years).

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


The London Project – Bluewaters Island:

Ring in the new year in style and grace with distinct packages from the stunning London Project. Have front row seats for various firework displays from the skyline terrace or get front row seats for the venues live band and DJ – make it one to remember! Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 11:45pm. AED 950 (standard indoor seating), AED 1550 (ground floor terrace and Indoor seating with a skyline view) and AED 1950 (skyline terrace).

GO: Call (0)54 306 1822 for reservations and more information.


The Meydan Hotel:

Experience a lounge-style gala dinner at The Meydan Hotel where a decadent menu selection will take you on a culinary journey from East to West. The New Year’s Eve Brunch includes a mouthwatering spread of sweet desserts and creative beverage concoctions, topped off with beautiful views of the Burj Khalifa from Courtyard Meydan. You’re in for a dazzling 2021 when the clock strikes midnight, and the fireworks take to the sky. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 1am. AED 550 (welcome glass of bubbly and soft beverages), AED 750 (welcome glass of bubbly and house beverages), AED 875 (welcome glass of bubbly, house beverages and sparkling) and AED 950 (welcome glass of bubbly, house beverages and bubbles). 

GO: Call (0)4 381 3111 for reservations and more information.


The Nines Gastrpub at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk:

If you’re looking for more of a casual, easy-going New Year’s Eve, then The Nine Gastropub is the place to go. With normal lunch service running, guests can celebrate until the early hours with light bites and bar food being offered throughout the evening. Serving up an array of beverages, the entertainment will include current and classic tunes. Thursday 31 December 2020 from 12pm until midnight, a la carte service.

GO: Call (0)4 281 4111 for reservations and more information. 


The Restaurant at Address Beach Resort:

Count down to midnight in a mythical journey as you enjoy a ‘fire & ice’ themed New Year’s Eve at the Address Beach Resort. On the frosty side of the property, The Restaurant will offer the perfect party mix with live ice dancers and acts, musicians and violinists and a seafood menu on the offer. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 688 (soft beverages), AED 988 (house beverages) and AED 1,888 (premium beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 879 8866 for reservations and more information.


The Selfish Bull – Bluewaters Dubai:

Hit the trifecta this New Year’s Eve with a trio of steak, seafood and scenic views at Bluewater’s hidden gem, The Selfish Bull. With classic dishes served in a sophisticated setting, guests can ignite their taste buds one last time this year with meals masterfully grilled in the open-concept kitchen. The five-course mouthwatering menu includes signature dishes such as Seared Scallops with caviar, Lobster Bisque, Australian WagyuCanadian Lobster and Grilled Bone Marrow. Nestled under Dubai Ain, The Selfish Bull makes for the perfect spot to toast in the New Year with celebratory drinks, a gourmet meal and front-row seats to the best view on New Years’ Eve. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am. AED 795 (food only), AED 945 per (house beverages) and AED 1095 (unlimited bubbles).

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


The Tap House – New Year’s Eve Dinner:

Kick back with friends and family and indulge in a special menu at The Tap House. Begin the evening indulging in a wide variety of Antipasti and sharing hot and cold appetizer platters including seven spice chicken, pan seared foie gras  and pulled lamb and lavender bruschetta. Move onto a selection of main courses including Hokkaido scallops and Wagyu short ribs, pan seared duck breast and baked Atlantic cod. For a sweet ending, guests can choose from an array of desserts such as the slow baked chocolate cake and Tahitian vanilla bean panna cotta. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm until midnight. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 695 (premium beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 514 3778 for reservations and more information.


Timo – Al Jaddaf Rotana:

Gather your loved ones and end the year on a dazzling high at Timo restaurant. Count down the new year in decadent style, while savouring an eclectic feast, featuring specialities from across the world. A DJ and live band will provide an upbeat and ambient soundtrack to the festivities. Starting at 8pm, this extravaganza will make for an evening of memories to start 2021 in unparalleled style. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 3am. AED 350 (soft beverages) and AED 550 (house beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 596 2222 for reservations and more information.


Toro Toro Dubai at Grosvenor House Dubai:

Celebrate the last day of the year with an exotic twist at Toro Toro Dubai for a bold welcome to the New Year. With the pineapple considered a symbol of hospitality and a warm welcome in South America, Toro Toro Dubai will be adorned with hundreds of painted pink, yellow, orange, green and blue pineapples to ring in the new year with a splash of colour. On offer during this festive fiesta is a delicious four-course sharing menu, which will be enhanced by the sounds of the resident DJ Amir Sharara, a hypnotic percussionist Walter Scalzone drumming out the beats, and Brazilian performers dancing all the way through to 2021. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 2am. AED 900 (soft beverages), AED 1,200 (premium house beverages) and AED 475 (children aged six to twelve years).

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


Trader Vic’s at Crowne Plaza Dubai:

Partygoers are invited to ring in the New Year and enjoy a masterfully prepared a la carte menu as you dance the night away to the Latin music from Traders Vic’s resident band. The hotel’s pool deck will be open for the famous Dubai firework show with free flow of house bubbles from 11:50pm to 12:30am. Thursday 31 December. AED 499 (minimum spend for a table of up to four guests), AED 799 (minimum spend for a table of up to six guests) and AED 999 (minimum spend for a table of up to eight guests).

GO: Call (0)4 331 1111 for reservations and more information.


Trader Vic’s JBR – Cheeky Tiki NYE:

Promising its usual Tiki-tastic atmosphere, Trader Vic JBR is inviting patrons to ring in the New Year in with an energetic night serving classic Trader Vic’s beverages and bites until the clock strikes twelve. Fuego Latino Band will liven up the atmosphere with great Latin tunes from 7:30 pm onwards! Thursday 31 December. AED 795 (minimum spend per person is for indoor seating) and AED 950 (minimum spend per person is for al fresco seating).

GO: Call (0)4 318 2319 for reservations and more information.


Trattoria by Cinque at FIVE Jumeriah Village:  

Ring in the New Year with the whole family and in full swing as the Italians do. Enjoy an Italian set menu by Chef Giuseppe Pezzella and travel to the Amalfi coast with four authentic Italian courses. A special children’s menu is also available, and complimentary kids club access is included for children aged five to 12 years. Thursday 31 December. AED 499 (house beverages) and AED150 for children (aged five to 12 years).

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


Treehouse – Taj Dubai:

For an unforgettable night with prime views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, guests are invited to welcome in the New Year on the expansive Treehouse terrace. Bottomless drinks pair perfectly with endless gourmet delicacies, live grills, and platters of fresh Oysters. To make the night sweeter, delectable desserts and music by Resident DJ Taylor provide for the perfect start to 2021. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am. AED 1,750 (individual table at Treehouse Garden), AED 1,950 (individual table at Treehouse Lounge and Terrace) and AED 17,000 (VIP table for up to eight people, including unlimited Champagne and premium spirits).

GO: Call (0)58 827 2763 for orders and more information.


Vanitas at Palazzo Versace Dubai:

Make it a night to remember with a sophisticated New Year celebration marked by Italian flair at Palazzo Versace’s signature restaurant. Savour a delectable five-course set menu, featuring an array of authentic signature cuisine dishes such as Scampi e Caviale to start with, followed by luscious Risotto all’Astice and glorious Filetto di Manzo for the meat lovers. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 690 (food only), AED 790 (soft beverages), AED 1,199 (house beverages) and AED 1,399 (sparkling).

GO: Call (0)4 556 8805 for reservations and more information.


Vault – JW Marriott Marquis Dubai:

 Located on the 71st and 72nd floors of the world’s tallest five-star hotel, few places in Dubai can rival the views from Vault. Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere and crafted concoctions, inspired by old-time classics, infused with the latest trends and blends. Thursday 31 December, from 7pm to 11pm. AED 500 (standing ticket, including canapés and house beverages). Table reservations are subject to a minimum spend.

GO: Call (0)4 414 6339 for reservations and more information.


Vivaldi Restaurant & Lounge at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers:

Ring in the arrival of 2021 at Vivaldi Restaurant & Lounge and expect an evening to remember. New Year’s Eve at Vivaldi is expected to be nothing short of spectacular. There will be a live DJ providing the tunes and creating an unforgettable atmosphere, while fireworks illuminate the night sky. Vivaldi’s culinary team will be on hand to conjure up a festive set menu to defy expectations. Welcome the New Year with flair and grace at one of Dubai’s most prominent hotels. Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to 2am. AED 599 (sparkling grape) and AED 299 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Call (0)4 207 1717 for reservations and more information.


Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah – New Year’s Eve Gourmet Gala Under The Stars:

Ring in the New Year the gourmet way at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. A gastronome’s delight, our New Year’s Eve Gala will take guests on an exquisite culinary journey through the finest timeless classics and modern creations in a casual yet elegant setting around the resort’s infinity pool overlooking the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Enjoy an elegant canapes reception followed by 6-course gourmet dinner starting with a decadent seafood platter featuring Boston Lobster, Snow Crab, Fine de Claire Oysters, Hokkaido Scallops and Brittany Mussels. Lavish courses to follow include Bluefin Tuna with Schrenckii Caviar, Black Cod Fish and Australian A5 Wagyu Beef Tenderloin “Rossini.” Finish the feast with traditional Baked Alaska. Our high-energy funky live trio with DJ will set the celebratory vibe, and when the clock strikes midnight, the glittering Palm Jumeirah fireworks display is not to be missed. Thursday 31 December, from 7:30pm to 2am. AED 900 (food only) and AED 1800 (house beverages and a glass of Champagne to ring in the New Year in style).

GO: Call (0)4 818 2222 for reservations and more information.


Weslodge Saloon at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai:

Weslodge Saloon will host the highest New Year’s Eve party offering up 360-views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai skyline. Weslodge party goers will bring in the New Year to an unforgettable soundtrack of vintage vinyl favourites including hip-hop and R&B beats. Guests will enjoy a specially curated brunch banquet from the North American kitchen and the menu will include a culinary mix up of Canadian and classic festive plates, handmade cocktails, the finest Champagnes and world-class bourbons, all expertly paired plate by plate, from scorched wagyu tataki straight from Weslodge’s famous hardwood and charcoal grill to start, to a main of turkey with all the trimmings. Diners can finish the night with a celebratory platter of traditional treats including black forest cup, Christmas cookies, spice bread, mince pies and yule log. Thursday 31 December from 9pm to – 1am. AED 799 (house beverages) and AED 899 (Champagne).

 GO: Call (0)4 560 1700 for reservations and more information.


Zengo at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa:

Ring in the new year with delicious Pan-Asian food and an evening bursting with flavour, all the fun and festivities at Zengo. Partygoers can indulge in a delicious sharing menu of Asian classics with a twist, an array of thirst-quenching beverages, a celebratory firework show and upbeat tunes from the DJ. Thursday 31 December from 8pm to – 2am. AED 1,300 (house beverages) and AED 400 (children aged six to twelve years).

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


Zero Gravity:

New Year’s Eve at Zero Gravity promises to be a night to remember, with international DJ and producer Joel Corry providing a sparkling soundtrack to what promises to be an unforgettable night. The event will be an all-inclusive sit-down dinner party under the stars against the glittering backdrop of Dubai Marina and the Arabian Gulf. A purpose-built deck will extend out over the beach to safely seat several hundred at tables of up to ten guests, with Joel Corry playing at the award-winning beach club’s iconic poolside stage. Zero Gravity’s unlimited New Year’s three-course menu of food and beverages will be served to the table and starters include Atlantic lobster and crab salad, foie gras and a sushi selection. In contrast, mains include truffle orecchiette, herb-roasted salmon and beef short ribs, and desserts include red velvet cake, hazelnut opera and Macaroons. Thursday 31 December from 8pm to 1am. AED 1,200 per person (including unlimited food and beverages).

GO: Call (0)4 399 0009 for reservations and more information.


Zuma:

Those wishing to celebrate with the little ones can opt for an earlier sitting in the main restaurant at 7pm or 7:30pm and dine on the à la carte menu. The evening will then move to a late night sitting with a live DJ from 9pm until close. Guests can reserve a table in the restaurant or lounge and choose their favourites from the à la carte menu (a minimum spend of AED 1,000 per person). There is also the option for guests to book a table in the bar and enjoy the bar bites menu whilst exploring Zuma’s innovative cocktail list (a minimum spend of AED 2000 per table, up to five guests maximum).

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