New Year’s Eve in Dubai: 60 places to celebrate 2021


A list of restaurants and lounges that appeal to all tastes and budgets

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The Artisan
THE ARTISAN: Celebrate La Dolce Vita at the Artisan. With no set menu, the world is your oyster; enjoy bestselling selections from the restaurant’s delicious a la carte menu, such as creamy burrata, beef carpaccio, indulgent lobster spaghetti or truffle pizza. Pair these modern masterpieces with your choices of masterfully mixed beverages. Whatever your pick, celebrations will carry on until 1am, accompanied by jazzy beats of the DJ and a live performer. 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 which overlooks Burj Khalifa. Though the party starts at 8pm, guests should aim to arrive early, to avoid the New Year’s Eve traffic. Last food orders are at midnight. There is no minimum spend.Image Credit: Supplied

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Amazonico Dubai
AMAZONICO: Amazonico is hosting a massive party to 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 ever a live band will play disco-bossa nova whilst an opulent feast awaits in The Restaurant. Dine from their A La Carte, or a special NYE set menu. Countdown to midnight on the rooftop which overlooks DIFC while the resident DJ plays back to back discotheque tunes late into the night. No Minimum spend.Image Credit: Supplied

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The Jazz garden DIFC
THE JAZZ GARDEN DIFC: Ring in 2021 with joy, laughter and the exceptional talent of Monique Thomas, who performs live on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Located within the Gate Avenue, Winter Vibes presents live music, comedy, movies and entertainment for families and friends throughout the season. With an epicurean selection of food stalls and bar stations, including Vibe Cafe, Gudee Pizza & BiteMe Burgers, The Jazz Garden serves a relaxed and welcoming ambience, encouraging guests of all ages to unwind and enjoy incredible sounds with views. Prices start at Dh720 per person.Image Credit: Supplied

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Soho Beer Garden
SOHO BEER GARDEN: The newly-opened Soho Beer garden is hosting a vibrant New Years Eve celebration. With a four-course dinner and flowing beverages until 1am, alongside the live band – ‘Talk of the Town’. Soho Beer Garden is home to a number of different elements, which means, you can choose between The Foxglove, a heritage British gastropub with traditional décor and authentic British and Irish beer selection, or the outdoor Beer Garden, with a large selection of the best of international and 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 for the vegans. As for dessert, Eaton Mess with crushed meringue strawberries, Apple pie or some creme brulee. Packages are set at Dh599 for ladies and Dh699 for gents.Image Credit: Supplied

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Sal at Burj Al ARab
SAL BURJ AL ARAB: The contemporary mirrored pop-up restaurant nestled on the terrace of the Burj Al Arab, is offering a 5-course Mediterranean menu with centre stage views of the fireworks at midnight. Prices start at Dh3,500 for adults for inhouse guests and Dh4,300 per person for Jumeirah guests.Image Credit:

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Aprons and hammers
APRONS AND HAMMERS: Catch the perfect backdrop 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. Prices start at Dh545 including soft drinks, Dh645 including house beverages (La Mer & Palm West Beach only) and Dh795 with bubbly (La Mer & Palm West Beach Only)Image Credit: Supplied

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CARINE: This New Year’s Eve, Carine invites guests to unleash their free spirit and indulge in Gypset, a chic event with artistic energy. From 8pm, diners can enjoy signature plates and new dishes, such as Heirloom Tomatoes with Goats Cheese and Hazelnuts, Grilled Harissa Prawns, Onion Tart and the Salt Baked Seabass. A Live DJ and resident singer will perform live throughout the evening, encapsulating guests with sounds and unconventional jazz. Just before the stroke of midnight, friends, family and loved ones will be invited out onto the terrace to enjoy an exclusive firework display, which will light up the sky with colour and sparkle, welcoming 2021 in true bohème style. The night kicks off at 8pm and the NYE package is priced at Dh850 per person.Image Credit: Supplied

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MANTIS: Join Black Coffee and Nic Fanciulli for a special edition of the popular night Sanctionbrought to you by Mantis and the car park at Media One Hotel. Headlining the event is BLACK COFFEE, the famous South African DJ, producer, singer and songwriter – described as one of the most unique DJs, he does not simply mix songs, he re-interprets music and gives it his own style. Joining Black Coffee on the decks is Grammy-nominated producer & DJ Nic Fanciulli, a name synonymous with electronic music culture, he represents the generation of DJs that carved Ibiza’s status within dance music. His career has spanned two decades at the forefront of the underground music scene. Entry is by table bookings only. Prices for table packages start at Dh5,000Image Credit:

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The Sellfish bull
THE SELFISH BULL: 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. The five-course menu includes signature dishes such as Seared Scallops with caviar, Lobster Bisque, Australian Wagyu, Canadian Lobster and Grilled Bone Marrow. l located under Ain Dubai , The Selfish Bull makes for a great spot to toast in the New Year. Packages are Dh795 per person for food only, Dh945 per person with house beverages and Dh1,095 including bubbles.Image Credit:

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LPM Dubai
LPM RESTAURANT AND BAR: LPM is hosting a Circus theme NYE, where guests are encouraged to dress up. There will also be a DJ and fully decorated venue, as well as special festive dishes including Pan Fried Foie Gras, Whole Black leg chicken. The minimum spend is Dh980 per person.Image Credit: Supplied

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THE DUCK HOOK AND HILLHOUSE BRASSERIE: The characterful country gastropub and chic all-day eatery at Dubai Hills Golf Club are clubbing together for a joint New Year’s Eve celebration. With live entertainment and seating available indoors and on the spacious outdoor terrace overlooking Downtown Dubai, New Year’s Eve culinary options include iced seafood & sushi, a roast beef and lamb carvery, roast lamb and salmon en croute; canapes of lobster mac n’ cheese; comfort foods such as chicken tikka bites, and pizza; a BBQ station with rump steaks and hotdogs; and mains of shepherd’s pie and pan-seared duck. There is also a huge selection of sweets, desserts, and cheeses from around the world. A varied beverage menu includes cocktails, mocktails, hops, grape and spirits is available from 8pm to 1am.Image Credit:

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The Bungalow, La Mer
THE BUNGALOW: Lose yourself to a live soundtrack of afrobeat, dancehall, classic RnB, and hip hop, as Crown Prince, GB, Megatronic, Ranger, Billy Mooring, and Cameo do what they do best on the decks all night long. Then, when it’s time to ring in the New Year, you’ll have the perfect vantage point to enjoy views of the city’s fireworks displays. In addition to La Mer’s iconic fireworks show, The Bungalow is pulling out all the stops with two custom-built fireworks boats on the water. Prices start from Dh500 per person for upstairs including five beverages, or Dh200 per person downstairs with two beverages.Image Credit: Supplied

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Sho Cho Dubai
SHO CHO DUBAI: This Thursday Sho Cho offers the prime spot in the city for New Year’s Eve celebrations to look forward to. Sho Cho offers waterfront views as well as a clear view of Downtown Dubai for the fireworks. For a Dh550 minimum spend per person, guests are free to pick and choose from the à la carte menu and sip bubbles until the early hours of 2021.Image Credit: Sho Cho Dubai

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Avli by tashas
AVLI BY TASHAS AND GALAXY BAR: Avli by tashas is throwing open its doors to end the year in true Athenian style. Located in the heart of the glamorous and cosmopolitan DIFC, the 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 beverages and authentic mezedes before having a Mediterranean dinner and toasting the new year. Next door at Galaxy Bar, celebrations take place under the stars as guests party the night away at this intimate venue. Dh800 minimum spend per person.Image Credit:

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SCALINI: This New Year’s Eve, Scalini invites guests to end their year with a night nspired by the beauty of Ravello and its lemon groves, Scalini will channel the style, smell and flavours of the Amalfi Coast with their Garden of Ravello themed offering. From 7pm, diners can immerse themselves in Italian tradition with the 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 ambiance for friends, family and loved ones to welcome the New Year in style. There’s a minimum spend of Dh850 per person.Image Credit: Supplied

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Tratoria Toscana
TRATTORIA: Two options await New Year’s Eve-goers at Dubai’s most authentic and adored Italian eatery in Souk Madinat Jumeirah: an outdoor gala dinner, or the more casual rosticcieria menu available inside and on the veranda. The gala dinner features beef carpaccio, seared scallop, rigatoni di gragnano, red mullet, braised beef wagyu cheek and vanini dark chocolate opera tart with hazelnut crumble, while the rosticcieria menu, served indoors, is all about roasted meat. Trattoria is serving up pollo arosto and balsamic glazed beef brisket following sharing appetizers of roast tomato bruschetta, spicy squid spiedino and turkey ham and ricotta cheese panzerotti. Vegetarian options include starters of mushroom arancini, buffalo mozzarella, red endive salad and mains featuring rigatoni di gragano, portabella mushroom and soft polenta. Drink offerings across the packages include a range of mocktails, cocktails, grape, hops and more. Prices for the gala dinner start at Dh550 for soft drinks, Dh650 for house beverages; Dh850 for premium beverages, Dh950 premium seating and beverages, and AED 250 kids’ menu. Prices for the casual rosticcieria menu are Dh295 for soft drinks, Dh395 for house beverages, Dh495 for premium beverages and Dh150 for a kids’ menu.Image Credit:

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SAMAKJE: With front row seats to what promises to be one of the most spectacular light shows in Dubai and a menu of Lobster, Salmon, Caviar and a fish display as well as a welcome beverage. Prices start at Dh750 on the terrace for food only. Dh650 for indoors with food only and Dh850 on the terrace including house beverages and Dh1,050 on the terrace with bubbles.Image Credit:

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KYO, the pointe
KYO RESTAURANT: The buzzing Japanese favourite launches a set menu for New Year’s Eve. Offering seats to enjoy the new Pointe Fountains show through the night, followed by the iconic Palm Jumeriah fireworks show at the stroke of midnight. The set menu, offers their best-selling dishes and the freshest catch-of-the-day seafood, including a wide range of appetizers 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. Along with a huge cocktail menu, the dinner and bar are open from 8pm to 1.30am. Prices are Dh1,600 for all-Inclusive and Dh1,400 including soft beverages.Image Credit: Supplied

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ZUMA DUBAI: 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. There will be a minimum spend of Dh1,000 per person. There is also the option for guests to book a table in the bar and enjoy the bar bites menu.Image Credit: Supplied

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Pai Thai Terrace
PAI THAI: Dubai’s authentic Thai restaurant is offering a five-course menu to ring in New Year amid views of the Souk Madinat Jumeirah waterways, a live DJ and Thai drum performance. Kicking off with a pre-starter of pineapple morsel topped with mince chicken and peanut, starters include pomelo salad, grilled prawns and vegetable dumplings. Mains include chicken green curry, wok fried seafood and grilled Australian beef, sides of wok fried asparagus and jasmine rice, and there’s a delicious mango panna cotta for dessert. Beverages include sparkling, grape, hops, spirits, cocktails and mocktails including thuk-thuk and chao phraya, juices, soft drinks and hot drinks. Pricing starts from Dh595 for soft drinks, Dh795 for house beverages, Dh995 for premium beverages, and Dh350 kids.Image Credit:

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Hotel Cartagena
HOTEL CARTAGENA: Say hola to 2021 Cartagena-style this December with a decadent New Year’s Eve brunch designed to mark the occasion with signature abundance. Set at the top of the JW Marriott Marquis with 360-degree views of the city and the Burj Khalifa. Hotel Cartagena’s New Years Eve brunch menu will allow guests to navigate the flavours of Latin American and beyond. Tuck into everything from lobster to truffle-filled empanadas and ending with the restaurant and lounge’s legendary birdcage desserts. Resident DJ Kio will be on the decks spinning the crowd into midnight countdown frenzy while Mrs Buendia’s dancers will keep everyone entertained. Priced at Dh799 for House Beverages and Dh899 for the Bubbly PackageImage Credit: Supplied

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Al Nafoorah terrace
AL NAFOORAH: The multi-award-winning Levantine dining destination at Jumeirah Emirates Towers is serving up incredible Lebanese fare of cold mezzeh including tabouleh, fattoush and shanklish; hot mezzeh such as hummus bil lahma and lamb makanek, soups, shawarma, seafood; and charcoal grill dishes like arayes, mixed grill and shish taouk. Multiple desserts are available for diners including baklawa, cheese kunafa and Lebanese ice cream. Beverages include mocktails, cocktails, grape, hops, and spirits can be enjoyed alongside the extensive menu. Pricing start Dh295 soft drinks, Dh495 house beverages, Dh95 kid’s menu.Image Credit:

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WESLODGE: From 9pm to 1pm, say goodbye to 2020 in style at Weslodge. Partygoers will bring in the New Year to an unforgettable soundtrack of vintage vinyl favourites including Hip Hop and RnB beats spun live on the decks. Served up while guests enjoy a specially curated brunch, the menu will include a culinary mix up of Canadian and classic festive plates, handmade cocktails, the finest bubbly and world-class beverages all expertly paired plate by plate. From scorched wagyu tataki to a main of turkey with stuffing and all the trimmings, guests can finish the night with a celebratory platter of traditional treats including; black forest cup, Christmas cookies, spice bread, mince pies and yule log. The Weslodge New Years Eve package is Dh799 per person including house beverages and Dh899 per person including bubbly.Image Credit: Weslodge Saloon

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MOOD ROOFTOP LOUNGE: The popular and ultra-chic social venue located at the top of the Meydan Hotel in Nad Al Sheba has transformed into a wonderland with a “Let It Snow” theme, making it the perfect location to enjoy a New Year’s Eve Party. Minimum spend is Dh1,500 per person.Image Credit: Supplied

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Joe's Backyard
JOE’S BACKYARD: Joe’s Backyard, one of the city’s most popular barbeque hangouts, located at Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City is offering views of the Creek and the Downtown skyline, so you can enjoy a great evening with food and beverage packages to bid 2020 goodbye and welcome the year 2021 with a bang. At Joe’s you’ll also get front row seats to the city’s firework displays. Packages start from Dh349 per personImage Credit:

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LUIGIA: Award-winning Italian restaurant Luigia, located at the Rixos Premium in JBR creates a wonderful atmosphere for families and friends to spend quality time and cherish joyful moments. Spend the last day of the year with dinner and join the countdown to welcome the year 2021. Guests can cheer to the new year while watching the fireworks from Rixos Premium in JBR. Guests can choose classic Italian favourites from the a la carte menu and will be perfectly plated for the special evening.Image Credit:

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Perry and Blackwelders Madinat
PERRY & BLACKWELDER’S: Souk Madinat Jumeriah’s American-themed original smokehouse is serving up American classics, with starters including loaded potato skins, fried mac’n’cheese amazeballs and chicken thumpers. Mains range from New Orleans jambalaya to old fashioned burger and grilled bbq chicken pizza, and the sharing dessert platters include cheesecake, mini brownies, fresh fruit, mini apple pies and ice cream Arctic roll. Prices started from Dh295 soft drinks, Dh495 for house beverages.Image Credit:

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Iftar at Babaji
BABAJI: The renowned authentic Turkish restaurant in City Walk has a delicious five-course dinner inclusive of soft drinks, Turkish tea and a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly. Pricing starts from Dh395 for five-course or minimum spend of Dh395 (outdoor) or Dh295 (indoor)Image Credit: Supplied

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GIARDINO: Celebrate the memorable moments of 2020 and raise a toast at Giardino on December 31 from 7pm to 11pm. Indulge in a buffet spread of international delicacies and enjoy a New Year’s Eve celebration with a cosmopolitan twist. Prices start from Dh690 per person including food, Dh790 including soft beverages, Dh1,199 including house beverages, Dh1,399 including sparkling grape.Image Credit:

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Butcha Steak house
BUTCHA STEAKHOUSE & GRILL: The Turkish-born steakhouse and butcher shop for meat lovers is providing New Year’s Eve guests with a three-course meal offering during the evening inclusive of a starter, main course, dessert, a soft drink and unlimited Turkish tea. Pricing: City Walk: Dh395 for three-course set dinner OR minimum spend Dh395 (outdoor) or Dh295 (indoor); JBR: Dh395 for three-course set dinner OR minimum spend Dh295Image Credit: Supplied

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Palazzo Versache Vanitas
VANITAS: 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 Filetto di Manzo for the meat lovers. Prices start from Dh690 per person including food, Dh790 including soft beverages, Dh1,199 including house beverages, Dh1,399 including sparkling grape.Image Credit:

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Under 125
SIKKA CAFÉ: The homegrown Emirati, Arabic, Indian and Persian fusion restaurant is offering a four-course sharing menu with unlimited karak chai, suleimani, soft drinks and a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly per table. Shisha is also available at the La Mer and City Walk branches for only Dh85 until 1am. Prices start from Dh245 per person (minimum two to share) OR minimum Dh245 per person (outdoor) or Dh195 per person (indoor).Image Credit: Supplied

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ENIGMA: 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. Prices start from Dh690 per person including food, Dh790 including soft beverages, Dh1,199 including house beverages, Dh1,399 including sparkling grape.Image Credit: Supplied

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Miss Lily's
MISS LILY’S: Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Miss Lily’s island vibes. Their ‘Kick Up Rumpus NYE’ celebration starts with open-bar packages available from 9pm to 12.30am, ranging from Dh250 to Dh600. Faux-island goers can even purchase an extension package afterwards with Miss Lily’s shenanigans taking place till 3am. The food rundown features the à la carte dinner menu including cod fritters, fried chicken coco buns and the earthy, peppery curry goat, bound as a belly-warming winner. It’s all the real deal. DJ Luv will be spinning your favourite tunes throughout the night.Image Credit: Supplied

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Indochine Terrace
INDOCHINE: This New Year’s Eve at Indochine, be inspired by the decadent decade that was the height of New York City Cool. The 80s. Their Studio 84 party will be an ode to the year of 1984, when Indochine first opened its doors in New York City, quickly becoming a household name among New Yorkers and world travellers alike. Serving French Vietnamese cuisine, from the pretty promise of spring rolls, the favourite Hanoi Crispy Chicken to the mega-flavorful Amok Cambodgien. With seating starting as early as 6pm, no minimum spend is required till 9pm. The second round kicks off at 9.30pm till late, including a dedicated toast when the clock strikes 12. Along with the a la carte menu, a bespoke special menu will be curated by the chef.Image Credit:

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Al Mashowa
AL MASHOWA: Guests can enjoy an unlimited four-course meal including soft drinks, Arabic tea and a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly per table. Pricing starts from Dh295 per person or a minimum spend of Dh295 per person (outdoor) or Dh195 per person (indoor)Image Credit: Supplied

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Aloft CCD
ALOFT CITY CENTER DEIRA: The Canteen, invites one and all to ring in the New Year in style with a fabulous Mask-a-rade celebration. Guests are invited to wear their favourite mask and enjoy the night together with family and friends as they feast on an international buffet. With over 50 dishes to indulge in with cuisines including the Arabic, Asian, Western and more, served along with a wide variety of beverages, guests are sure to have their fill. Cheer to the New Year as you are treated live entertainment. Packages start from Dh599 including soft beverages, Dh699 including house beverages.Image Credit: Supplied

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Retro Feast
RETRO FEASTS: Guests can dive into a food platter at the contemporary British Rock & Roll inspired diner, with New Year’s Eve platter including of soft drinks, fizzy mocktails and sparklers, and live entertainment provided by a DJ. Pricing start from Dh210 per person.Image Credit: Supplied

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Brass Monkey
BRASS MONKEY: Visitors can ring in the new year at Brass Monkey with an 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 Supreme Chicken Breast. For a sweet treat, guests can enjoy such desserts such as a Lemon Meringue Bar or a Crème Brulee while enjoying four hours of unlimited beverages. Once the munching is over, welcome 2021 with two-floors full of entertainment including a 12-lane bowling alley, VR racing simulator, more than 60 arcade games. Taking place from 9pm to 1am packages start from Dh599 including soft beverages, Dh599 including house beverages and bubbles and Dh699 including premium house beverages and bubbles.Image Credit:

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L’ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON: THe French venus is hosting an opulent New Year’s Eve dinner, to welcome 2021. With a New Year’s Eve Menu curated by Robuchon’s protegee, Executive Chef Axel Manes, the dinner will offer the venue’s most iconic dishes. Guests will be seated to enjoy a Croque Monsieur of L’Atelier with Black Truffle, before moving onto a 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, the Dessert Du Nouvel An. Price: Dh1250 per personImage Credit: Supplied

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HUTONG: Hutong is hosting a ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ New Year’s Eve celebration. Bring in the new year in extravagant style as Hutong plays host to an evening inspired by the iconic movie, Crazy Rich Asians. Diners can enjoy the festivities with friends and family while trying the very best of the 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. Minimum spend of Dh650 per personImage Credit:

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Meydan Hotel festive
FARRIERS THE MEYDAN HOTEL: Experience a lounge-style gala dinner at Farriers with a menu selection that takes you from East to West and beyond. Including a mouthwatering spread of sweet treats and creative beverage concoctions, our buffet has something from everyone. Views of the Burj Khalifa firework display at midnight makes Courtyard Meydan a happening spot on NYE. Packages start at Dh550 per person including welcome glass and free-flowing soft beverages, Dh875 for free-flowing house beverages, Dh950 for free-flowing bubbly.Image Credit: Supplied

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Bab Al Shams
BAB AL SHAMS: Welcome 2021 with a glamorous soiree. Nestled within the Arabian dunes, this New Year’s Eve celebration is sure to be one to remember thanks to an elegant dinner, live band, dancers, a magnificent fireworks display and an international DJ who will have you sashaying until the early hours of the New Year. Prices start from Dh695 per person inclusive of soft beverages and fresh juices, Upgrade to the regular beverage package for an additional Dh250, or upgrade to the premium beverage package for an additional Dh350Image Credit:

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LAH LAH: Skip the stresses of hosting a New Year’s Eve party and ring in 2021 at the award-winning pan-Asian kitchen and bar at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens. Gather family and friends over a sharing brunch featuring delectable dishes such as oyster fine de claire, Canadian steamed lobster, Thai chili and cashew nut chicken and mango sticky rice, to name a few. A live DJ will put a soundtrack to the evening to get diners in a party mood. Prices start from Dh575 for sharing platters with house beverages, Dh675 for sharing platters with premium beveragesImage Credit:

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Dim sum Lah Lah
LAH LAH BAZAAR: Welcome 2021 at LAH LAH BAZAAR, the chic and urban Asian pop-up eatery and alfresco terrace, with a delicious menu featuring an array of pan-Asian street food such as chili salmon rolls, Indonesian chicken satay, mince chicken salad and an assortment of deserts including chocolate orange ganache pots and fruit skewers. Groove to live music with a lineup of DJs under the stars from 6pm onwards. Prices start from Dh365 per person with house beveragesImage Credit:

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Social Company
SOCIAL COMPANY: Savour the last few hours of 2020 at Social Company with some light bites and refreshing drinks, with no minimum spend.Image Credit:

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TAMANI: Tamani Marina Hotel rings in the new year with a celebration for you and the whole family. Head there for a pool-side soiree where live entertainment, a sumptuous buffet of international delicacies and spectacular views of the fireworks and upbeat tunes come together for a spectacular end to 2020.Prices start at Dh350 per person.Image Credit: Supplied

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Distillery terrace
DISTILLERY: 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 delicious food and beverage menu. All starters are unlimited and include highlights such as popcorn prawns, tuna tartare, beetroot carpaccio with caramelised walnuts and herb sour 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. Packages available from 8pm – 12.30am, venue open till late and start at Dh449 (indoor seating) with a three-course menu, unlimited beverages. Dh949 (outdoor seating with Burj Khalifa view) with a three-course menu, unlimited sparkling beverages.Image Credit: Supplied

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La Serre festive
LA SERRE: 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 beverages, and live performances will take place to ensure a night to remember, from 8pm till late. The Moulin Rouge-themed celebration invites guests to party the night away while enjoying live acts throughout the evening by dancers, a violinist and a DJ. From the kitchen, 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. Packages start from Dh1,999 for four hours with free-flow house beverages and set menu, Dh2,999 for four hours with free-flow premium beverages, set menu and oyster service. Dh3,999 for four hours with free-flow Champagne and premium beverages, set menu and oyster service.Image Credit: Supplied

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TAIKUN: To ring in 2021, Taikun Pan Asian Restaurant & 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 and Burj Khalifa views, 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. The lavish NYE set menu includes starters like maguro tataki, dynamite shrimp, crispy squid, salmon carpaccio, tuna tacos, and chuka wakame salad will be served, followed by maki, sashimi and nigiri platters featuring everything from spicy tuna, salmon and hamachi, to seabass and avocado and so muvh more. Packages start at Dh1,999 per person for 4 hours with a set menu and unlimited house beverages. Dh2,499 per person for 4 hours with a set menu and unlimited house beverages and sparkling, Dh2,999 per person for 4 hours with a set menu and unlimited premium beverages and premium sparkling.Image Credit: Supplied

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OPA: Ring in 2021 in what feels like the heart of Greece with OPA’s garden walkway that leads into a Greek-inspired dining space. Start your night off with a 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. End it on a high note with their 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. Packages are priced at Dh450 per person.Image Credit: Supplied

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ROKA: Zuma’s sister restaurant, Roka Dubai is serving up a special New Year’s Eve menu, which features some of their signature dishes. Dh450 minimum spend inside. Dh550 minimum spend in the terrace.Image Credit:

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Robertos Dubai terrace
ROBERTOS: renowned Chef Enrico Bartolini of Michelin three-starred MUDEC Restaurant in Milan, Italy, will be hosting an exclusive Gala dinner taking place on the Cortina terrace at Roberto’s DIFC. With a grand total of 9 Michelin stars, Chef Bartolini will host 24 diners to an intimate, fine-dining journey featuring his unique selection of Italian cuisine. Joining alongside Chef Bartolini on January 16 are his brilliant ‘Number Twos’, Chef Ascani Donato, the resident Chef of Glam Restaurant in Venice and Chef Davide Boglioli, the Executive Chef of MUDEC in Milan. Starting at 8 PM, Chef Bartolini will present a specially designed six-course menu priced at Dh2,500 per person with grape pairing.Image Credit:

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The scene by simon rimmer
THE SCENE, BY SIMON RIMMER: This British spot will be hosting a special evening brunch priced at Dh299 for soft beverages and Dh499 for house beverages.Image Credit: Supplied

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DUBAI OPERA: Dubai Opera will mark the dawn of a new year with a cocktail dinner held at the iconic Downtown Dubai venue on December 31st. On this special occasion, an internationally recognized pioneer of Arabian Electronic music, DJ Said Mrad, will kick off the celebrations with his greatest hits. New Year’s Eve at Dubai Opera promises guests a cocktail dinner with pass-around canapes of starters, mains and sweets and unlimited soft drinks served to the table along with alcoholic beverages. When the clock strikes midnight, guests will be able to make their way outside the Dubai Opera to witness the Burj Khalifa fireworks from the best spot in town. Packages start at Dh3,100 for a table of two, Dh6,200 for a table fo four, Dh9,300 for a table of six and VIP lounge for Dh18,400 for 8 people.Image Credit: Supplied

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Emirates Golf Club New Year's Eve
EMIRATES GOLF CLUB: Celebrate a New Year’s Eve to remember on The Lawns at Emirates Golf Club, featuring live tribute acts from Stevie Wonder and Rod Stewart, and a dazzling firework show to ring in the New Year. Starters, desserts and beverages will be served directly to the table. For main courses, guests will be invited table-by-table to go to the buffet counter to be served by chefs. Packages start at Dh875 for guests and Dh775 for Dubai Golf Memebers.Image Credit: Supplied

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Coya Festive
COYA: Coya Dubai is hosting a glitzy and glamorous night featuring metallic décor across the whole venue. With beautiful views of Dubai’s most iconic skyline and a wide selection from COYA’s a la carte menu which includes ceviches, anticuchos, and cazuelas, and mouthwatering dishes such as Chuletas de Cordero (lamb chops), Pulpo Rostizado (octopus), Lubina Chilena (seabass), and Bife Angosto Wagyu (sirloin); live entertainment by a violinist, DJs, and a four-piece band all night. A minimum spend of Dh800 per person throughout the venue and Dh1500 per person on the elevated terrace with a mesmerizing Dubai skyline viewImage Credit: Supplied

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Sofitel downtown dubai
SKY TABLE: Sofitel Dubai Downtown will be re-launching Sky Table restaurant just in time for New Year’s Eve bookings. Perched on the 30th floor of the hotel, Sky Table offers killer views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. Guests can ring in 2021 with an exquisite five-course set menu at Sky Table. They will be welcomed with a bouche followed by lobster bisque, foie gras mi-cut a la Francoise, grilled tiger prawns in a white lemon butter sauce for the main course, and Hazelnut Richer Finger and Dulce Bond Chocolate to make the final moments of the year truly sublime. Sky Table’s beverage menu includes a selection of grape, premium beverages, and bubbly. The package costs Dh1,500 per person including house beverages.Image Credit:

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Cloud restaurant
CLOUD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: The trendy neighbourhood hangout located at Studio One Hotel in Dubai Studio City, is all set to celebrate the NYE with culinary experiences, all the traditional trimmings and a great atmosphere for family and friends. Packages are priced at Dh455 for a set menu with house beverages.Image Credit: Supplied

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