Start 2014 in style with one of these slap-up feasts
Bab Al Shams Start 2014 the way you mean to go on with a day of family fun at Al Forsan. There’ll be activities for the little ones, including pony and camel rides, plus a live band and beautiful desert views. DHs325 (with soft drinks), Dhs470 (with beverage package), half price (children aged six-11 years), free (children under five). 12.30pm-4pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa (04 809 6194).
Captains Bar Join the ‘Back to Life’ beach party at the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, where there’ll be music, seasonal snacks and recovery beverages to suit every state. 5pm-11pm. JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Jebel Ali (800 015 9708).
Channels After the previous night’s revelry, laugh and share stories from the past year and toast the new one over the delectable world cuisines at Channels. Dhs179 (with soft drinks and juices), Dhs229 (with unlimited standard selected beverages), Dhs115 (children over 12 years). 12.30pm-5pm. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0443).
Farriers Start 2014 in style at The Meydan Hotel, where Farrier’s delicious buffet is the perfect remedy for tired partygoers, and there’s even evening entertainment to keep the celebrations going. Breakfast buffet Dhs195 (with soft drinks); lunch buffet Dhs250 (with soft drinks), Dhs395 (with house beverages). Breakfast 6.30am-12.30pm, lunch 12.30pm-4pm. The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
Glasshouse Brasserie Celebrate New Year’s Day at this brunch with all your festive favourites. Dhs295 (with soft drinks), Dhs120 (for additional beverage package). From 12.30pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Road, Deira (04 227 1111).
Imperium Enjoy a festive brunch on New Year’s Day. Dhs310 (with soft beverages), Dhs435 (with house beverages), Dhs550 (with free-flowing bubbly), half price (children aged four-12 years), free (children under four). 1pm-4pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Kitchen 6 Welcome the New Year in style with a brunch on New Year’s Day. From Dhs290. 1pm-4pm. JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Manava Indulge in a detox buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner with family and friends on New Year’s Day. Dhs175. Sofitel The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 4 55 66 77).
Mazina Enjoy New Year’s Day with a delicious family feast at Mazina. Dhs195 (with soft drinks), Dhs325 (with house beverages). 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Medley Head to Medley for the special New Year’s brunch, featuring a breakfast spread that includes live cooking stations with freshly baked homemade breads. Dhs165 (with soft drinks), Dhs195 (with house beverages), Dhs450 (with bubbly), Dhs70 (children). 12.30pm-4pm. Pullman Deira City Centre, Deira (04 603 8201).
Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai Guests can choose from the buffet, order two items fresh from the kitchen and get one Full Monty platter and one carving dish. Dhs155 (with soft drinks), Dhs215 (with hops and grape), half price (children aged seven-12 years), free (children aged six and under). Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai, 19th Street, Oud Metha (04 336 6000).
Qube What better way to start the New Year than with a sumptuous barbecue on a sweeping terrace overlooking The Track golf course? There’ll also be drinks specials running all day from just Dhs20. Dhs199 (with house beverages). Noon-4pm. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba, www.qubesportsbar.com (04 381 3780).
Reform Social & Grill Enjoy a perfect New Year’s Day with an extended breakfast and brunch served until 5pm. Call for prices. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).