If you’ve made your plans for New Year’s Eve 2019 in Dubai, but are yet to work out how to spend New Year’s Day then fret not. Restaurants around the city are throwing New Year’s Day brunches to welcome in 2020 as you mean to go on – with unlimited grub. Enjoy.
Get free tomato-based mixed drinks from 10am until noon on New Year’s Day at this beach club.
After that you can take advantage of a free-flowing drinks package from 1pm until 3pm for Dhs300. Dhs300. Wed Jan 1, 10am-3pm. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (052 777 9472).
The Mediterranean restaurant has a festive menu all month.
Dhs295 (soft drinks). Daily noon-2am. Until Jan 18. Gate Village 7, DIFC (04 323 1833).
The massive Dubai brunch hosts a special New Year's Day version of it's Friday fiesta.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs550 (sparkling), Dhs595 (bubbly), Dhs95 (kids aged six-11). Wed Jan 1, 1pm-4pm. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 511 7373 ext 7373 / 03034).
Bab Al Shams
Head to the desert to welcome in 2020.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs575 (house beverages), Dhs195 (six-12 years old), free (five and under). Wed Jan 1, 1pm-4pm. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa (04 809 6100).
Party on the sand at this cool beach club.
Dhs100 (ladies), Dhs299 (gents). Wed Jan 1, 10am onwards. Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai (050 454 6920).
Enjoy a family-friendly buffet on January 1.
Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs345 (house beverages), Dhs445 (sparkling). Wed Jan 1, 12.30pm-4pm. Dubai Hills Golf Club (800 666353).
Nikki Beach Dubai
Kick off the new year with brunch and a pool party at our Beach Club of the Year.
From Dhs395. Wed Jan 1, noon-9pm. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6290).
Fancy spending time at home? Pick up a takeaway pie from this Irish pub.
From Dhs280. Wed Jan 1, from 11am. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Start the year off with a sophisticated seafood meal.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (house beverages), Dhs850 (sparkling). Wed Jan 1, 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Umm Suqeim (800 666353).
Kick off the New Year with a slap up three-course meal followed by a day at the JA Lake View Hotel pool.
Dhs299 (soft drinks). Wed Jan 1, 12.30pm-4pm. JA Lake View Hotel, Jebel Ali (04 814 5555).
The Rose & Crown
Dig into a buffet of festive pub grub.
Dhs150 (soft drinks). Wed Jan 1, 1pm-4pm. The Atrium, Al Habtoor City (04 437 0022).
Head to the popular beachside party spot for an all-inclusive brunch featuring a barbecue station, sushi, salads, pasta, desserts, house beverages and more.
Dhs249 (ladies), Dhs299 (gents). Wed Jan 1, noon-5pm. Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina, www.0-gravity.ae (04 399 0009).
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