An adults-only party with an array of street food to celebrate the new year and great views of the fireworks. There will be unlimited house drinks until 3am and live entertainment.
Dhs1,500 per person (indoors), Dhs2,000 (outdoors). Sofitel Dubai Downtown, www.sofitel-dubai-downtown.com/en, email@example.com (04 503 6111).
Atlantis The Palm Royal Gala
Get canapés, bubbly and welcome beverages in Asateer Tent from 7.30pm. A 30-piece band kicks off the entertainment from 8pm. There will be unlimited drinks all night and guests will have prime views of the firework display.
Dhs3,400 per person, Dhs2,500 (diners aged 12-17), Dhs1,475 (children aged four-11), free (children under four). 7.30pm-3am. Royal Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2626).
A New Year’s Eve party with an Argentinean twist. Start your night with a welcome beverage, followed by a five-course feast and an after party with a live band, while looking over Burj Lake and Burj Khalifa.
Dhs1,900 (indoor seating, or a private dining room for a minimum of ten, with soft drinks), Dhs2,200 (house beverages and a glass of bubbly), Dhs3,500 (house beverages, bubbly and waterfront seating), half price (children aged six-11), free (children under six). 7pm-3am. The Palace Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, www.myfestivedubai.com, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 888 3444).
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
A luxurious party and gala dinner. Begin with a bubbly reception at Sahn Eddar – adjacent to the world’s tallest atrium – with music and surprise acts, from 6.30pm onwards. Afterwards, head to a gala dinner in the venue of your choice: Al Mahara, Al Muntaha, Al Falak Ballroom or Al Iwan. There will be entertainment from the Moulin Rouge group plus music from a DJ in the New Year’s Eve tent until midnight, The Talent music band will keep the party going into the early hours. Watch the fireworks with bubbly at midnight. Children over the age of 12 are welcome to dine in all restaurants. Children over the age of four are welcome to dine in Al Falak Ballroom and Al Iwan. Children under the age of three are welcome in Bab Al Yam poolside restaurant where there will be an Alaska-themed kids’ entertainment area for children up to the age of 11. The preferred gala dinner venue needs to be specified prior to arrival at the hotel and paid for in advance.
Dhs8,950 per person, Dhs4,475 (children aged four-11), Dhs8,950 (per body guard), Dhs4,475 (per nanny), Dhs175 per hour (babysitting, in-house guests only, maximum two children, four days’ notice required), free (children under four). From 6.30pm. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, www.jumeirah.com/burjalarab, email@example.com (04 301 7400).
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A four-course menu and the option to sit out on the terrace with views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Diners will get a free glass of bubbly at midnight.
Dhs1,250 per peron (minimum spend, bar area), Dhs2,500 (indoor seating, food and selected beverages), Dhs3,000 (outdoor seating, food and selected beverages). 5pm-2am (food served until midnight). The Address Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, www.theaddress.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
(04 888 3444).
A ten-course menu with caviar, lobster, oysters, foie gras and signature dishes. Other options are available, including a canapé menu. There will also be a DJ and dancers.
Dhs1,999 (standing in lounge area without table, canapé menu and premium beverages), Dhs2,999 (ten-course menu in restaurant, premium beverages and bubbly), Dhs3,999 (ten-course menu in lounge, premium beverages and bubbly). Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.inkadubai.com (04 346 9295).
Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah
A Las Vegas-style party on the lawns set against the backdrop of the private beach and Dubai Marina skyline. There will be live music, dancers, magicians, jugglers and acrobats, plus a corner with activities for kids. Feast on a gala buffet dinner paired with premium beverages, and watch the Palm Jumeirah fireworks at midnight.
Dhs3,300 (sparkling and premium beverages), Dhs3,900 (bubbly and premium beverages), Dhs1,650 (children aged six-12), free (children under six). 7pm-2am. West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah (04 444 2000).
The Palace Downtown Dubai
Guests will have their own private butler for the evening, uninterrupted views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, and a five-course dinner. Minimum of four guests and maximum of 15.
Dhs3,500 (house beverages and bubbly). 8pm-3am. The Palace Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, www.myfestivedubai.com (04 888 3444).