Celebrate New Year's Eve in Dubai with options costing Dhs500-699
Time Out Dubai staff
Add some magic to your year-end celebration with an international buffet, plus many more festive surprises. Dhs500 per person (house beverages). Sun Dec 31, 7.30pm-12.30am. Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 304 9000).
3in1 Restaurant Hampton’s chic theme, with an array of seafood favourites and live entertainment. Dhs699 (soft drinks), Dhs950 (house beverages), Dhs1,200 (private cabana, max four people, house beverages and two shishas), half price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). 7pm-3am. Vida Downtown (04 488 8344).
Alta Badia Enjoy a mouth-watering four-course selection of authentic Italian dishes, plus incredible views across the city. Dhs600 (food only), Dhs900 (grape pairing); Bar: Dhs550 (including canapés and selected beverages). 8pm-1am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 432 3232).
Aqua All-inclusive pool deck party with unrivalled views and sets from DJs Smokingroove and Adam J. Dhs500 (welcome drink, free-flowing house beverages and canapés from 7pm-11pm. À la carte menu and standard bar service thereafter). 8pm-3am. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Armani/Privé Be part of a white party like no other Armani/Privé’s a snow-covered winter wonderland. Join the countdown to midnight from the Burj Khalifa-facing terrace. Open bar: Dhs500 (gents before 11pm), Dhs250 (ladies before 11pm); Dhs750 (gents after 11pm), Dhs400 (ladies after 11pm); unlimited bottle tables: Dhs3,000 (up to four guests) Dhs6,000 (up to eight guests), Dhs420 per additional table guest. VIP and terrace table prices available on request. 8pm-3am. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa (056 681 7106).
Bayside Restaurant & Terrace The gala dinner features a three-course set menu, live band and complimentary kids play area with face-painting, arts and crafts, games, PS4 and kids’ buffet. Dhs500 (adults), Dhs750 (oysters and caviar), Dhs250 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). 7pm-1am. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (04 369 0000).
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Welcome 2018 with a bang, with a huge party headlined by Solomun. It will feature the restaurant menu and unlimited drinks. Dhs500 (ladies, open bar), Dhs700 (gents, open bar), Dhs1,300 (restaurant set menu with unlimited house beverages). 7pm onwards. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels And Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Brasserie Quartier Start with a glass of bubbly at Champagne Lounge, followed by a lavish buffet, while enjoying the tunes of the live jazz band. Dhs595 (buffet and a glass of bubbly), Dhs250 (additional beverage package from 8pm-11pm). 7.30pm-2am. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City (0435 5555).
Candypants All-inclusive party brunch in Dubai Marina. A four-hour festive party brunch followed by a huge after-party until the early hours of 2018. Dhs600 per person. 8.30pm-12.30am (brunch); 12.30am-late (after-party). Andreea’s, Habtoor Grand Resort – Autograph Collection, Dubai Marina (050 220 4638).
Casa de Tapas Tuck into traditional Spanish fare and dance to the tunes of the spectacular live band. Then take part in the Spanish tradition of eating 12 grapes in the countdown to 2018. Dhs599 (house beverages), Dhs699 (sparkling grape). 9pm-3am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
COYA “Colourful and Sweet” New Year’s Eve with DJ and a band. Dhs500 (minimum spend for high bar tables), from Dhs935 (dinner, minimum spend), Dhs1,500 (premium dinner tables with a view). 8.30pm-3am. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 316 9600).
Dokuz International barbecue buffet featuring Turkish delicacies, drinks, a live DJ and great skyline views. Dhs550 (food only), Dhs850 (house beverages). 9pm-1.30am. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Dusty’s New Year’s Evening Brunch Dhs600. 8pm-midnight. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 354 5435).
El Sur Authentic Spanish fiesta with unlimited tapas, live paella station, Flamenco dancer, live music and the Spanish 12 grapes tradition. Dhs600 (soft drinks), Dhs850 (house beverages and bubbly), 25 percent discount (early-bird). 8pm-3am. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 399 7700).
Garden Journey around a variety of live cooking stations. Dhs600 (house beverages bubbly until 11pm, plus one glass of bubbly at midnight). 7pm-12.30am. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Il Capo Feast on a set menu of favorites, live band and stunning views of the Dubai Water Canal. Dhs550 (soft drinks), Dhs699 (house beverages), Dhs799 (bubbly). 8.30pm-1am. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City(04 437 3333).
Iris Dubai DJ ConsoulTrainin and DJ Anthony Bassoulou will be bringing you some of the grooviest disco, funk, soul and house in Dubai for a time-travelling night out. Burj Khalifa views, open bar packages and food are included in all packages, which start from Dhs750 and range up to Dhs1,500, while an open bar without reservation is available for Dhs500 on the door. From Dhs500. 7pm-3am. The Oberoi, Business Bay (056 951 1442).
Fish Beach Taverna Fish Beach Taverna NYE party. Dhs600 (soft drinks), Dhs900 (sparkling grape), Dhs300 (kids aged six to 11). 8pm-1am. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7333).
Fountain Restaurant Gala dinner buffet with live cooking stations, belly dancer, live band and a DJ. Dhs599 (soft drinks and house beverages). 8pm-3am. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, Oud Metha (04 336 6000).
Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road Enjoy a lavish four-course menu at Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, Moroccan Restaurant and Charlie’s Pub, perfect to ring in 2018. Dhs500 (soft drinks), Dhs700 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Sheikh Zayed Road (056 414 2213).
Frankie’s italian Bar & Grill Seven-course set meal complimented by welcome drinks and canapés on arrival, plus a glass of bubbly at midnight while you watch the JBR fireworks. Get a free bottle of Italian bubbly when you book a table of four. Dhs695, Dhs650 (early-bird), deposit of 50 percent required. 7pm-2am. JA Ocean Beach Tower, Dubai Marina (04 399 4311).
Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort A masquerade ball located in the Lagoon Garden with free flowing beverages, a live band and a four-course dinner under the stars awaits. Dhs560 (soft drinks), Dhs640 (house beverages). 7pm-2am. Al Hamra Village, Ras Al Khaimah (07 244 6666).
Hilton Ras al Khaimah Resort & Spa A black and white New Year’s Eve party with unlimited bubbly and mixed drinks from 8pm until late. Dhs650 (soft drinks), Dhs850 (house beverages). 8pm-2am. Al Maareedh Street, Ras Al Khaimah (07 228 8844).
Inner City Zoo See in the New Year in style, with an exclusive DJ set from Basement Jaxx, beach access for the ultimate view of the JBR fireworks. Drinks only: Dhs599 (early-bird), Dhs699 (on the door), VIP Table: Dhs1,000 per person (maximum ten people), VVIP Table: Dhs20,000 per table (maximum 15 people). 11pm-3am (doors open at 10pm, cash bar). Rixos Premium Dubai, The Walk, JBR (058 867 5357).
J&G Steakhouse Start the evening with mixed drinks in the lounge, followed by a four-course set menu at J&G Steakhouse. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted. Dhs695 (glass of bubbly), Dhs250 (additional beverage package 8pm-11am. 7.30pm-2am. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 435 5577).
Kalea Tiki masquerade gala dinner with views of the Dubai Parks And Resorts fireworks, plus live entertainment and a kids’ corner. Dhs695 (soft drinks), Dhs995 (house beverages), Dhs150 (kids aged four to 12). From 8pm. Lapita Hotel Dubai, Dubai Parks And Resorts, Jebel Ali (04 810 9421).
Latest Recipe NYE buffet. Dhs550 (house beverages), Dhs250 (kids aged six to 11). 8pm-midnight. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 511 7373).
Legends Fire & Ice-theme New Year’s Eve Celebration. Extensive dinner buffet and wide selection of beverages, with Fire Show and live band. Dhs650 (selected beverages and sparkling grape), Dhs790 (a bottle of bubbly per person). 8pm-2am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Little Miss India This year, head to Little Miss India for fragrant food and vibrant music. Explore Indian cuisine like tandoors, kebabs blended with spices, butter chicken or Little Miss India’s signature biryani. Dhs555 per person (house beverages). Sun Dec 31 7pm-2am. Fairmont The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Matto Celebrate New Year’s the Italian way, with lots of food, live music and passionate Italian singing. Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs850 (house beverages and bottle of bubbles between four people). The Oberioi, Business Bay (04 444 1335).
Meridien Village Terrace Enjoy all you can eat and drink from the favourite festive dishes and treats. A banquet filled with live cooking under the starry sky and free flowing. Dhs649 (house beverages and bubbly). 8.30pm-12.30am; 12.30am-2:45am (20 percent on all beverages). Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Palermo Saha Courtyard Black and white-themed gala party featuring live DJ, an international buffet and a large movie screen for the dazzling Downtown fireworks. Dhs575 (adults, members, including unlimited house beverages), Dhs200 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids aged five and under). 9pm-2am. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Al Qudra Road (04 888 3444).
Qasr Al Sultan New Year's Eve dinner buffet with more than 500 food items, plus live entertainment and performances. Dhs600 (soft drinks), Dhs950 (house beverages), half price (kids aged five to 12), free (kids under five). Jebel Ali (800 785 826).
QD’s Mardi Gras-themed New Year’s Eve celebration with international buffet and live entertainment from a DJ and carnival dancers. Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs850 (premium beverages and Creekside seating). 8pm-3am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar Five-course set-menu of modern Indian cuisine, served indoors or outside overlooking Dubai Water Canal, awaits at this celebration. Indoors: Dhs550 (house beverages); Outdoors: Dhs750 (house beverages). 7pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Sean Connolly At Dubai Opera A reduced à la carte menu with some extra special dishes and desserts will be served. Expect live music and performing artists during the second sitting. From Dhs500-2,000. 5.30pm-9pm (first sitting), 9.30pm-late. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai (04 3627312).
Sho Cho Enjoy a New Year’s Eve to remember from this picturesque outdoor venue. Dhs550 (drinks only), Dhs950 (food and drinks). 9pm-3am. Dubai Marine Beach Resorts & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Swim & Tonic Pool Bar and Lounge + The Backyard Enjoy the stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Water Canal. Dhs500 (house beverages). 7pm-3am. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (04 369 0000).
The Agency Ring in 2018 either indoors in contemporary surroundings or outdoors on the terrace and watch the spectacular fireworks display. Indoor seating: Dhs550 (five-course menu with a glass of bubbly), A la carte: Dhs350 (minimum spend); Outdoor seating: Dhs650 minimum spend). 7pm-1am. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).
The Backyard Free-flowing beverages with pass around food, DJ Rain on the decks and a free kids area with games and food, plus spectacular views of the Dubai Water Canal fireworks. Dhs550. 7pm-3am. Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay (04 369 0000).
The Grand Grill South African steakhouse putting on a huge feast with authentic cuisine and special live performances. Dhs599 per person. 8pm-3am. Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection, JBR (04 399 4221).
Trader Vic’s Madinat Jumeirah The menu offers an à la carte range of delicacies from classic prawn cocktail to roasted duck with orange sauce, accompanied by the Trader Vic’s drinks menu. Dhs650 (minimum spend). Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 5646).
Tropicana Enjoy the views from the rooftop pool bar. Dhs500 (food and drink). 10pm-1am. Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04343 0000).
Vault Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere and crafted concoctions inspired by old-time classics, infused with the latest trends and blends. Dhs500 (from 8pm-11pm for a standing ticket, canapés and house beverages); Table reservation is not included and is a subject to a minimum spend. 8pm-3am. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).
Waka Restaurant & Bar A la carte menu with signature drinks and premium beverages. Bottle service available. Live DJ and views of the Burj Khalifa from lobby. Dhs550 (minimum spend for lounge area), Dhs900 (minimum spend for table bookings); Dhs500 (option for set dining menu). 9pm-3am. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1455).