Where to ring in 2014 with your mates - but without breaking the bank
Caramel Restaurant & Lounge Count down to the strike of twelve at this restaurant and lounge concept, which is set to be transformed into an elegant New Year’s Eve destination, with resident DJ Kirk and DJ Tom Field spinning the decks, exciting party favours and various pricing options, including a full menu and full bar, with a complimentary toast at midnight. Bar Dhs150 per person; Restaurant Dhs300 per person; Lounge Dhs500 per person. DIFC (800 CARAMEL / 227 2635).
365 Enjoy a festive buffet at this all day dining venue in the new Novotel hotel. Parties of ten or more get a ten percent discount. Dhs300 (with half a bottle of house grape). Hotel Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1 (04 304 9000).
Celsius Restaurant Enjoy an open buffet with refined cheeses and a huge pastry selection. Then dance to the in-house DJ and countdown to midnight from ICHO restaurant at the top of the Radisson Royal Hotel. Dhs450 (with beverages), Dhs225 (children aged six-12 years), free (children under five). Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0550).
Chutneys Celebrate the arrival of 2014 at a special New Year’s Eve gala dinner at this Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai venue. Dhs475 (with water and soft drinks), Dhs575 (with selected house beverages), Dhs675 (with premium beverages), half price (children aged seven-12 years), free (children aged six and under). Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai, 19th Street, Oud Metha (04 336 6000).
Cravin’ Cajun Indulge in a four-course dinner with a Mardi Gras theme and a live jazz and blues performance by the Ptah Brown Trio. Guests are also free to join the Retro Party with DJ Nicole in Bubbles Bar. Parties of ten or more get a ten percent discount. Dhs500 (with unlimited grape pairing, soft drinks, water and juices). Hotel Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1 (04 304 9000).
Dusit Thani Indulge in a spectacular six-course New Year’s Eve dinner. Dhs495 (with a glass of sparkling on arrival). 7.30pm-1am. Dusit Thani Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 3333).
Four Points by Sheraton, Skeikh Zayed Road Feast on a hearty four-course New Year’s Eve menu either at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant or Moroccan Restaurant. Dhs450 (with soft drinks), Dhs600 (with house beverages). Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0333).
strong>Glasshouse Brasserie Savour a delicious four-course menu and additional unlimited drinks on New Year’s Eve. Dhs395 (with soft drinks), Dhs120 (for additional beverage package). From 7pm. Hilton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Road, Deira (04 227 1111).
Kitchen 6 Ring in the New Year with a grand buffet. Dhs350 (food only), Dhs500 (with beverages). 6pm-9pm. JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Mazina Signature dining and lively celebrations are on the menu this New Year as the countdown to 2014 begins at Mazina with a delicious buffet dinner. Dh395 (with soft drinks), Dhs495 (with house beverages). 7pm-1am. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
McGettigan’s (DWTC) It’s the first New Year’s Eve party at McGettigan’s DWTC and they want to make it a great one. Enjoy a delicious buffet packed with all their foodie favourites, free-flowing house beverages and great party music. Dhs299 (with house beverages). 8pm-12.15am. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, mcgettigansdubai.com (800 McGS / 6247).
Na3Na3 The sights and sounds of the Orient combine to create an evening that guests will never forget. Savour a sophisticated buffet of delicious and exotic Middle Eastern delicacies and specialties. Dhs450 (with soft drinks), Dhs750 (with house beverages), Dhs1,100 (with house beverages, bubbly and free access to Cabana afterwards). 7pm-2am. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8888).
Nelson’s Head to Nelson’s for an unforgettable celebration to welcome in the New Year. Enjoy a three-course dinner, great tunes by the resident DJ and the big countdown to 2014. Dhs279. 7pm-3am. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0443).
Positano Celebrate the New Year with an Italian family-style menu. Dhs499, Dhs699 (with house beverages). 9pm-1am. JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay (04 414 0000).
Segreto Gather with friends and family and indulge in festive specials on Segreto’s delicious à la carte menu. Then witness one of the best firework shows in the city. Dhs500 minimum spend. From 7pm. Dress code: smart casual. Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, jumeirah.com/mjfestive (04 366 6730).
Shayan Celebrate the New Year with a selected à la carte menu. Then join the after party in Liwan restaurant. Dhs245. 8pm-1am. Al Ghurair Rotana, Deira (04 293 3262).
The Irish Village Enjoy a spectacular array of food stations laden with festive specialities, as well as music and dance all night long with the MapleJacks and DJ Marky Mark. Dhs150 (food only, bookings before Dec 30), Dhs200 (food only, at the door). Garhoud, www.theirishvillage.com (04 282 4750 / 04 282 4752).
The Ivy The Ivy will be open all day on December 31, with happy hour running as usual from 5pm-7pm. A set menu of Ivy Classics will be served until 8pm, and a decadent night-time offer will run afterwards that includes the Taste of The Ivy brunch and bubbly on the Jumeirah Emirates Towers terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Dhs350 (set menu until 8pm), Dhs495 (after 8pm). The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.theivy.ae (04 319 8767).
The Eatery (Four Points by Sheraton, Downtown Dubai) Enjoy a live cooking station, beef carving station and wide array of appetisers, main courses and desserts this New Year’s Eve. Dhs250 (with soft drinks), Dhs350 (with house beverages). Four Points by Sheraton, Downtown Dubai, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 354 3333).
The Eatery (Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road) Savour a festive international buffet and selection of beverages at this friendly venue. Dhs300 (with soft drinks), Dhs400 (with house beverages). Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0333).