Chef Maurizio Francisco, who has just celebrated 23 years at the
restaurant, and his kitchen team will be serving up an à la carte menu
filled with homely Italian specialities. Prices vary. 8pm-midnight.
The all-day dining restaurant will be hosting “The Last Chapter of
the Year” event on New Year’s Eve with a range of dishes from around the
globe. Dhs219 (soft drinks), Dhs260 (house beverages), Dhs450 (bubbly), Dhs70 (kids under 12). 7.30pm-3am.
Enjoy a buffet and live food stations at a very reasonable price.
Plus diners will get priority access to the Sky Bridge to see in the New
Year in style. Dhs120 (buffet), Dhs60 (kids six-12), free (kids under six). Call for timings.
There’s a nautical theme at this New Year’s Eve party (well, it does look over the Creek). There’s also a four-course Mediterranean menu and a wide range of drinks. Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs590 (house beverages). 8pm-3am.
The Indian gala dinner will feature live cooking stations serving a variety of traditional main courses and desserts. Dhs499 (house beverages, if booked before Dec 21), Dhs699 (house beverages), Dhs899 (premium beverages).
Ring in the New Year with a joint celebration between Nomad and The Irish Village. Enjoy a lavish gala dinner with free-flowing beverages before dancing to The Maple Jacks and DJ Marky Mark. Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages, if booked before Dec 15) Dhs700 (house beverages), Dhs175 (kids four-11), free (kids under four).
Bring in the New Year the Belgian way with a host of national dishes sharing the spotlight with a live musical performance by Fatiniza and Nalin. One for those looking for a more casual celebration. Dhs545 (house beverages). 8pm-3am.
Welcome the New Year at a special fire-themed party. There’s a host of hot entertainment including fire dancers, fire eaters and the resident band The Hype. Don’t be too distracted to miss the extensive buffet. Dhs590 (house beverages). 8pm-3am.
Countdown to the New Year with a dine-around buffet at a trio of the hotel’s restaurants, The Market Place, Bamboo Lagoon and Hofbräuhaus. Dhs650 (soft drinks), Dhs900 (house beverages), Dhs75 (kids six-12). 8pm-3am.
If you’re bad at making decisions, then this one could be for you. The three restaurants at the Millennium Airport Hotel are joining together for a New Year’s feast. Begin the celebration with salmon coconut ceviche, move on to honey-glazed roasted duck and round off the lavish dinner with opera cake. Dhs695 (house beverages). 8pm-12.30pm.
Viva Las Vegas! Experience the show-stopping fun of the US city at a New Year’s Eve party featuring the Flames band. Expect dancing, music and, of course, plenty of grub. Dhs699 (house beverages). 8.30pm-12.30am.
We’re spoilt with the abundance of cityscape views in Dubai, but for views across Old and New Dubai, Skyline is great. Plus enjoy a buffet and live cooking stations, and some chilled-out music spun by the resident DJ. Dhs750 (soft drinks), Dhs850 (house beverages, bubbly). 8pm-3am.
Spend the final hours of the year indulging in a lavish buffet, laden with oysters, lobster and a vast selection of desserts. Live entertainment will be provided by a guest DJ to keep the party in full swing all night. Dhs599 (bubbly). 8pm-12.30am.
Sample light bites on arrival before taking a short culinary tour through a number of live cooking stations on show for the buffet. The venue’s DJ will then count you down until the clock strikes midnight and keep you dancing until 1am. Dhs495 (premium beverages). 8.30pm-1am.
The Lebanese eatery will be highlighting cuisine from its homeland as well as an array of Arabic delights. There will be a complimentary open bar from 10pm all the way through to midnight, when guests will charge their glasses for a toast with bubbly. Dhs990 (house beverage from 10pm). Dhs690 (ages 12-20), Dhs495 (four-11), free (kids under four). 7pm onwards.
Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant will make you feel right at home by offering up an evening brunch featuring the best of modern British cuisine. Then head to Nasimi Beach for the fireworks. Dhs990 (house beverages from 10pm-midnight). Dhs690 (ages 12-20), Dhs495 (four-11), free (kids under four). 7pm onwards.
The four-course menu of Italian dishes will be preceded by a welcome glass of bubbly. Guests will also get free access to Tamanya Terrace to watch the fireworks display. Dhs699 (house beverages). 8pm-midnight.
The New Year’s Eve buffet will include cuisine from all over the globe and there will be a resident DJ to provide the party atmosphere. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the fireworks display at Nasimi Beach at midnight. Dhs990 (open bar from 10pm), Dhs690 (12-20), Dhs495 (kids four-11), free (kids under four).
Lovers of Asian cuisine will be spoilt for choice with more than 20 live cooking stations and reportedly 200 dishes at this famous party brunch on New Year’s Eve. Dhs990 (house beverages from 10pm-midnight). Dhs690 (ages 12-20), Dhs495 (four-11), free (kids under four). 7pm onwards.
Szechuan cuisine is the order of the evening here. Sip on a free glass of bubbly at midnight, too. Dhs990 (house beverages from 10pm-midnight). Dhs690 (12-20), Dhs495 (four-11), free (kids under four). 7pm onwards.
If you’re looking for a more laid-back New Year’s Eve, this sports bar could be your port of call. Let the relaxing, cool beats wash over you as you sample an American-inspired brunch menu and beverages from across the globe.. Dhs495 (house beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm.
See in the New Year with a four-course Italian feast. Don’t forget to make the most of the pretty terrace with an al fresco drink before dinner. Dhs470 (soft drinks), Dhs770 (house beverages), Dhs200 (kids four-12). 6pm-11.30pm.
Fromage fan? A grazing menu is available at this high-end bar. Dhs350 (food only, indoors), Dhs650 (food only, outdoors), Dhs100 (soft drinks), Dhs200 (house beverages), Dhs300 (premium beverages), Dhs500 (bubbly). Noon-1am.
An extensive Chinese sharing-style dinner at this lovely restaurant will set up you up for a night of partying. Dhs600 (soft beverages), Dhs995 (including a glass of French bubbly), Dhs300 (kids four-11), free (kids under four). 8pm onwards.
Not just for golfers, this impressive gala dinner will boast gourmet food and live entertainment on the Clubhouse Terrace. Dhs260 (soft drinks), Dhs540 (house beverages), Dhs110 (kids under 12). 7pm onwards.
A laid-back, family-friendly New Year’s Eve option at the all-day dining restaurant’s buffet. Plus there’s dancing, too. Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs200 (kids six-12), free (kids six and under). 8pm-1am.
Welcome the New Year with your clan at this family-friendly restaurant in the Marina. Indulge in a wide range of international cooking, plus tunes from a DJ. Dhs475 (soft drinks), Dhs675 (house beverages), half price (kids six-11), free (kids under six). 8pm-2am.
The grand Lobby Lounge is the perfect setting to welcome in the year ahead in more intimate surroundings. Take your seat on the outdoor veranda for a four-course menu, with views of the fireworks. Dhs350 (food only). 7pm-11pm.
Tuck into bar bites and drinks and don't forget to dance. There’s good news if you are a local, too, as free transport will be laid on all night for Dubai Marina residents. Dhs499 (house beverages). 7pm-3am.
The British-style pub will providing plenty of early New Year cheer with a three-course brunch menu including roast beef and a chocolate fudge cheesecake for dessert. Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs645 (house beverages), Dhs725 (sparkling). 8pm-midnight.
One for the homesick Brits, head to this English restaurant from chef Darren Velvick. Savour a selection of sharing plates and spectacular views. Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs650 (sparkling), Dhs100 (kids six-12). 7pm-1am.
Turn back the clock to the 1980s before moving into the New Year with a soundtrack of nostalgic hits mixed in with some international cuisine. Dhs650 (soft drinks), Dhs950 (house beverages), Dhs1,250 (sparkling), Dhs1,650 (bubbly), half price (kids six-12), free (kids under six). 9pm-3am.
See in 2017 with a choice of dining options at the Italian eatery. You can enjoy a four-course feast from the restaurant or have a laid-back three-course dinner including a selection of gourmet pizzas. Dhs750 (sparkling in the pizzeria). Dhs990 (sparkling in the restaurant). 8pm-1am (restaurant and pizzeria), 11pm-3am (lounge).
If you’re game for a good time, head out for China Grill’s TOY brunch. A playful mix of Asian-inspired cuisine and party tunes from house DJs will have you dancing into 2017. Dhs550 (bubbly). 9.30pm-2am.
This Scottish pub at JBR will be offering a five-course set menu dinner. You’ll be able to watch the fireworks, and there’ll be live music from Irish duo Kasio. Dhs550 (food and soft drinks), Dhs995 (food and house beverages). 8pm-3am.
Tapas you say? For a chilled out meal with family and friends (and a host of Spanish beverages), El Sur is holding a special fiesta with small plates, live cooking stations and a dancefloor (and DJ, of course). Dhs600 (soft drinks), Dhs850 (bubbly).
Live entertainment at this gastropub on JBR includes Ben Mays on the saxophone playing jazz, blues, pop and R&B tunes while DJ Jon Besant spins the tunes. Dhs599 (canapés, dinner and welcome drink). 7pm-3am.
The two venues at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina will be hosting an outdoor celebration featuring live music and a buffet filled with international cuisine. Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs250 (kids six-11). 8pm-midnight.
See off 2016 with sparkling views of the Dubai Marina and a choice of cuisine from Jason Atherton's restaurant’s brunch menu, served sharing style. Dhs515 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (house beverages), Dhs795 (sparkling), Dhs (bubbly), half price (kids under 12). 6.30pm-12.30am.
For prime views of the Palm fireworks, grab a space at the rooftop terrace high up on the 35th floor. You better come peckish too, as you’ll have 17 dishes to work your way through, including crispy lobster wonton, grilled lamb saddle and Chilean sea bass. Dhs745 (house beverages). 9pm-midnight.
The chef at this Japanese-themed venue has come up with a six-course menu specially for this evening, and there’ll also be unlimited drinks. There’ll be live music from a violinist and a singer, with a DJ and a glass of bubbly for the countdown to midnight. Dhs995 (house beverages). 8pm-2am.
Get set for a New Year’s Eve Gala with a colossal buffet spread of both Italian and Japanese cuisine (and more) plus a live DJ, performances by Brazilian dancers as well as band Urban Vibes. Dhs599 (soft drinks), Dhs799 (house beverages), Dhs1,099 (sparkling). 8pm-2am.
Enjoy a gourmet meal overlooking views of the Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach as you welcome the New Year at Sama Lounge on the 35th floor. Plus there’s an Arabic DJ performance, belly dancing and salsa fusion dancing. Dhs850 (house beverages). 7pm-3am.
The restaurant’s culinary team have put together an international buffet complete with live cooking stations. There will also be a live Latin duo and a DJ bringing the beats throughout the evening. Dhs550 (house beverages). 8pm-2.30am.
Get the New Year’s Eve party in full swing (see what we did there?) at this venue featuring an 18-hole championship golf course. It will be black tie or cabaret dress for a gala dinner on the night with prizes awarded for those in the most eye-catching attire. Dhs999 (house beverages). 7.30pm-2am.
For a New Year’s Eve party with a taste of New England, The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill is offering a family-style sharing four-course menu, starring specials including seafood towers, burrata, foie gras terrace and rib-eye. Follow it all up with some dancing. Dhs999 (house beverages). 7pm-3am.
Enjoy a tasty meal with dishes including bresaola, seafood soup, lamb shank and chocolate fondant, with views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Dhs200 (food only), Dhs100 (kids six-12), free (kids under five). 7pm-1am.
Any Brits yearning for a taste of home can make this their New Year’s Eve stop. Enjoy unlimited street food inspired by the markets of London’s East End. Dhs300 (house beverages), Dhs425 (unlimited food with house beverages), Dhs475 (unlimited food with bubbly). 8pm-1am.
Party at an ’80s New Year’s Eve bash at Boca and enjoy a festive menu and throwback tunes. Enjoy an all-inclusive family style menu with tapas followed by hearty mains and finished with platters of sweets and fruits. Dhs445 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages). Noon-2am (three-hour package, also runs New Year’s Day).
To wish you a happy New Year, the chain is offering up sharing platter starters, a 2kg lobster for main and some desserts to tuck into. Dhs440 (sparkling), Dhs577.50 (bubbly). Noon-midnight (also available Jan 1).
Bring some continental charm to the New Year party scene with a trip out at this sophisticated spot. Enjoy Parisian food and curated artisanal cheeses as well as a wide selection of beverages. Dhs450 (house beverages). 8pm-2am.
Step back in time to the Razzle and Dazzle NYE Party. The Gatsby-esque event boasts entertainment, food and drinks. Dhs400 (soft drinks), Dhs520 (house beverages), Dhs625 (bubbly), Dhs200 (kids under 12), free (kids under five).
Dusty’s crew will be dressing up as a host of famous faces, from rock icon Elvis to Britney Spears, as the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is brought to Dubai. There will be a three-course menu and house DJs getting the party going, too. Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs750 (house beverages), Dhs850 (bubbly). 7pm-2am.
This eatery will be pulling out all the stops for the biggest party night in the social calendar with a flavourful menu and live jazz. Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages), Dhs695 (bubbly). 9pm-3am.
Tuck into a finger food buffet and free-flowing drinks for a taste of home. There will be a Big Ben-style countdown to midnight and live streaming of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Dhs375 (food and house beverages). 8pm-2.30am.
A grand three-course menu has been created featuring crab cakes, truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and roasted mustard chicken casserole. There’s also prime views of the Burj Khalifa. Dhs500 (house beverages). 8pm-2am.
Get your best costume on and head to a Gangs of New York evening in Il Capo. All “flappers and dappers” will receive a welcome drink upon arrival followed by a four-course menu. The upbeat duo entertainment will have guests dancing all the way into 2017. Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs750 (house beverages). 7pm-1am.
The Peruvian restaurant has put together a bespoke four-course menu for New Year. You can also choose to stay in the bar instead, and there’ll be direct views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, as well as house music all night long. Dhs500 (minimum spend in the bar), Dhs950 (house beverages and food).
Dance and party to a live four-piece band with a singer and DJ all night long. When the clock hits midnight, ring in the New Year with the ultimate view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Dhs375 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (house beverages)7pm-1am.
Explore a four-course menu of Moroccan cuisine as the clock gets ready to strike midnight. Dhs500 (soft drinks), Dhs700 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six-12), free (kids aged under six). 7pm-midnight.
Celebrate “EE Style” with a good old fashioned pub gathering with food, fun and festive cheer. An entry fee allows free-flowing bar snacks, and then drinks are as bought. Step outside to watch the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Dhs350 (entry and food), 8pm-3am.
Enjoy a five-course set menu, plus a live performance by Julie Zorrilla, one of the top singers from American Idol 2011. Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs950 (bubbly). Dec 31 7pm-midnight.
Want a taste of the Islands without the airfare? Head to Ting Irie for a Caribbean feast and a sharing-style menu. Dhs395 (bar area soft drinks), Dhs695 (main dining area, soft drinks), free (kids under seven). 5.30pm-9pm, 9.30pm-midnight.
Sit down, eat and experience all three venues for one price. There’s a brunch at Level Seven, step outside to Wet Deck for mini pizzas or upstairs to W Lounge for bites. Dhs495 (passed canapés and house beverages) Dhs995 (seated dinner and beverages). 8pm onwards.
There will be great views to go along with a tasty selection of authentic Italian dishes on a four-course menu at a restaurant 50 floors up. Dhs600 (food only), Dhs900 (house beverages and midnight glass of bubbly). 6pm-11.30pm.
Try out a sharing menu to welcome 2017 in traditional Lebanese fashion. With live belly dancing, traditional oud music and a violinist. Dhs650 (soft drinks), Dhs950 (house beverages), Dhs450 (kids four-12). 7pm-11.30pm.
The New Year’s Eve Gala will feature an ample buffet and a performance from a live sax duo. The kids can get in on the fun with face painting and arts and crafts. Dhs595 (soft drinks), Dhs795 (house beverages), Dhs1,500 (house beverages with access to Swim & Tonic and The Backyard). 7pm-1am.
Club Vista Mare's most talked about spot is keeping things stylish on December 31 with a black and gold themed party. Serving up a seven-course menu showcasing signature Peruvian Japanese cuisine, you can also enjoy unlimited house beverages for just Dhs999. DJs will keep the atmosphere up, and there'll be uninterupted views of the Burj Al Arab fireworks display from the terrace.
Get in the party mood with a Great Gatsby-themed celebration at the lavish hotel. Brasserie Quartier will be treating diners to a grand brunch to help bring in 2017. Dhs550 (glass of bubbly), Dhs800 (house beverages). Call for timings.
Celebrate the Italian way at this celebrity chef’s venue. Terrace views of the stunning Dubai Fountain and fireworks are made even better with a four-course set menu. Dhs695 (adults, indoors), Dhs995 (adults, outdoors), Dhs395 (kids indoors), Dhs495 (kids, outdoors). 6pm-1am.
If you’re a seafood lover, this should be on your must list. The four-course menu boasts oysters, scallop ceviche, crabs legs, short-rib tacos, miso sea bass, duck four ways and chocolate fondant for something sweet. Dhs550 (food only), Dhs950 (house beverages). 9pm-11pm.
Love seafood? Love barbecues? Welcome in the New Year US-style, with an all-you-can-eat rock star buffet (think grilled meats and stacks of seafood). Claw’s resident DJ, DJ Graham, will be on the decks and the venue will be decked out with balloons, streamers and more. Dhs650 (open bar). 7pm onwards.
Get glammed up for a black and white party at the DIFC steakhouse. Dance to Paula & Mozaik and tuck into a menu that includes slow-braised short rib, ceviche, burratina and Angus fillet steak. Dhs800 (set menu). 8pm-1am.
Savour a variety of Indian cuisines in a decadent four-course menu before unwinding in the venue’s new lounge. Dhs625 (soft drinks), Dhs825 (house beverages), Dhs1,200 (premium beverages). Call for timings.
Add a Far Eastern theme with a culinary journey through Asian cuisine. Sample a set menu complete with dishes such as tiger prawns and black cod before charging your glasses for a bubbly New Year toast. Dhs599 (soft drinks), Dhs799 (house beverages), Dhs999 (premium beverages), Dhs150 (kids six-12).
Gold is the theme at this gleaming New Year’s bash at Ramada Downtown. Watch the famous fireworks and enjoy a celebratory meal at Kenza, which will be decked out in gold for the evening. Enjoy a seafood bar, cheese counter and roasts. Dhs699 (soft drinks). Half price (kids six-12), free (kids under six). 7.30pm-12.30pm.
Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, featuring a buffet of international dishes served from open kitchens, while you enjoy a wide variety of entertainment including a DJ and a belly dancer. Dhs950 (house beverages), Dhs475 (kids six-12). 8.30pm-3am.
The Celsius restaurant will be transformed into a night at the opera. The stage willbe set for a luxurious Gala dinner followed by a Phanton of the Opera-themed party at TRE Lounge on the 50th floor. Dhs699 (gala dinner with house beverages), Dhs2,000 (table package at Tre Lounge). Call for timings.
Spend the final hours of the year consuming a Far East feast. An eight-course menu of authentic Chinese dishes will be served up by the restaurant. Guests can follow up their meal by taking in the famous Burj Khalifa fireworks display from the Shangri-La Hotel’s lobby. Dhs788 (food only), Dhs988 (house beverages). 7pm-midnight.
See out the year with a decadent dégustation menu – featuring innovative dishes such as baked oyster and seared and marinated sea bream– topped off with a midnight glass of bubbly. Dhs750 (with glass of bubbly). 7pm-3am.
Rove Downtown Dubai will be in the party mood for its very first New Year’s Eve celebration. A backyard-style barbecue will be held at The Daily, set against the stunning backdrop of the Burj Khalifa. Dhs650 (soft drinks), Dhs750 (house beverages), Dhs850 (bubbly), Dhs245 (kids six-12), free (kids under six). 8pm-2am.
This Palm Jumeirah gastropub has great views of the Dubai coastline and will be serving a four-course set menu to help get the celebrations off in style. 8pm-midnight. Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs645 (house beverages and a glass of bubbly at midnight), Dhs725 (sparkling), Dhs225 (kids under 12).
Feast on an international buffet before being handed a glass of bubbly on the stroke of midnight to welcome in the New Year in style. Dhs150 (one soft drink or glass of grape and midnight glass of bubbly). 7.30pm-2am.
Have a celebratory evening brunch featuring cuisine from all over the globe, from Arabic lamb ouzi to freshly baked pizza and roast wagyu beef to Scottish salmon wellington. There will also be a barbecue and tandoor oven on the outdoor terrace. Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages), Dhs200 (kids under 12), free (two kids six and under per couple). Call for timings.
Welcome the New Year by exploring culinary delights from Northern India in a friendly, warm atmosphere. Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (house beverages), half price (kids seven-12), free (kids under six). 8pm-3am.
Infuse some Italian inspiration into your social plans by indulging in a five-course menu of continental favourites. As well as fine food, drinks will be in ready supply and there will be live music from Stereo Sound, who will be belting out pop and dance classics. Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages). 7pm-midnight.
Put your best foot forward for the New Year with an elegant evening of dancing combined with dishes from an Indian-themed buffet. Vegetarian options are also available on the menu. Dhs375, half price (kids up to 12). 9pm-2am.
An extravagant gala dinner buffet with live cooking stations, plus a belly dancer, retro band and dancing will be held at this international restaurant. Dhs750 (house beverages), half price (kids seven-12), free (kids under six). 8pm-3am.