Drink and Dance in the City this NYE!

In On the Rocks 

So, we’ve covered a lot of options for afternoon tea, dinners, brunches and lunches for Christmas. What we haven’t covered is where the party’s at on NYE!

We’re guessing by then you will be ready for an escape, and looking to dance the night away. We’ve got you covered – here are the best parties this New Year’s Eve (and a few Christmas parties thrown in!) in Abu Dhabi and Dubai!

Abu Dhabi


Twelve & Relax@12 at Aloft

Aloft’s club is closed until the 28th, but will re-open with a bang and host a Hide & Seek NYE Party on the 31st that includes sushi, tapas and international food as well as grapes, hops, house pour and bubbles!

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Blue Marlin will put on a big festive brunch on Christmas Eve, followed by their resident DJs to make the night last. On NYE, Blue Marlin welcomes 2017 with the Elrow Family – electronic music artists that will take you on a journey like no other, and keep you dancing on your feet until the wee hours.

Heroes at Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza’s (in)famous pub is hosting Rock Around the Clock on NYE – promising to get you on the dance floor with their band The International Playboys. The ticket price includes food and free flow of house beverages.

Harvesters at Holiday Inn

Harvesters will put on a traditional dinner with turkey and all the trimmings on the 24th until late in the evening. On NYE, Harvesters goes all out with their Grinch Jell-O Shot New Year’s Party with their resident band. Ticket price obviously includes unlimited Jell-O shots…

Jazz & Fizz at Sofitel

Jazz & Fizz have a White Christmas party on the 25th of December! For NYE, are you looking for a place to celebrate AND see the fireworks? With the resident DJ, live entertainment and unobstructed views from the 36th floor, you’re all set to ring in 2017.

Rush at Yas Viceroy

To ring in 2017 in true club and party style, head to Rush at the Yas Viceroy. DJ Cliff Townley will be playing his usual best tunes!

Ray’s Bar at Jumeirah Etihad Towers

Looking for a classy, sleek option for NYE? Ray’s Bar will be serving their usual best drinks against the glittering skyline of Abu Dhabi. Oh yes – you will have a great view of the fireworks!



Glitz and glamour abound at Iris for NYE! With mouth watering food, live entertainment and DJ’s lined up it will be a night to remember.


This NYE, get ready for some MAD Fever! A trip to the wilderness – welcome to the Jungle! The biggest indoor club in the UAE and with awards to back it up, this can only be a spectacular way to end 2016!

Hiltonia Beach Club at Hilton Abu Dhabi

Hilton has a special treat in store for you this year – Fuse ODG (Dangerous Love, Antenna) will perform at the Light It Up NYE party. The theme is UV – whether it glows or glitters, you should wear it.

The Beachcomber at Sheraton

The Beachcomber have a great NYE planned for you with one of the biggest parties in town. Welcome 2017 on the beach with the sand between your toes, dancing to the tunes of different DJs!

Belgian Café at Intercontinental

If you are looking for a fun way to ring in the new year, this is a great option with a set menu, drinks, a saxophonist and a DJ to keep you on your toes all night!

Saadiyat Beach Club

DJ Melohman will help you dance your way into 2017 together with some fire dancers and so much more!



VIP Room at JW Marriott Marquis

Ring in 2017 in extravagant style at the VIP Room. They have great DJs lined up, as well as canapes and party favours.

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity this year has lined up Groove Armada for their beachside NYE bash, alongside many other DJs and acts.

Cavalli at Fairmont

Cavalli has an icy Snowfall theme for this year’s NYE party. There is a dinner package, and drinks packages include access to the Ice Lounge where you have unlimited shots. Music will be by Soheil Ray and Nick Tohme.

White at Meydan

White has a mysterious, magical night lined up for you with these year’s Out of the Blue theme. Lineup is still to be confirmed.

Asia Asia

This lavish bar has a great night in store for you with DJ Kelly Marie and High on Heels. Indulge in a special 6 course tasting menu while enjoying the unrivalled Marina views and unlimited drinks.

N’Dulge at Atlantis

Start 2017 in style at this Palm-based club with Junior J and Don Corneille in what promises to be an extravagant soiree.


Zinc at Crowne Plaza

Now this is what we call an all-nighter. Starting at 4pm and not closing until 9am, Paul Mendes and Richie D are sure to keep you dancing. As an added bonus, you can come back for free on the 1st and 2nd of January!

Cirque Le Soir at Fairmont

For this year’s NYE, Cirque is hosting the Big Cirque House Party with Scott Strutton. With every circus act you can imagine plus more and complimentary shots for the first 50 to arrive, it’s looking to be an infamous night.

Societe Dubai at Byblos

Societe knows how to do festive! With special Christmas Eve and Boxing Days as well as other Christmas parties (think jumpers, ladies night and vintage) in the run up to the big day it’s impossible not to get into the spirit. On NYE Societe hosts a Rockstar Party with an open bar.

Bliss Lounge at Sheraton

A nice mix between a beach bar and a slick lounge, Bliss Lounge has a whole Christmas weekend lined up for you with DJs from the 23rd to the 25th. It’s also a great venue for NYE with perfect views of the fireworks, a band and a DJ!

Stereo Arcade at Hilton Doubletree

Stereo Arcade is going Back to the Retro Future this NYE. There is an open bar and there are special table packages available.

Barasti at Le Meridien

Ring out 2017 with a bang at Barasti with headliner Laidback Luke and dance the night away. Choose between the different decks, tables or sofas for your party.

Buddha Bar at Grosvenor House

The extravagant and always popular Buddha Bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner, with a 4 course Pan-Asian menu and drinks included. There will be dance performances and two DJs of course!

Karma Kafe

Karma Kafe will host “The Gipsy Man” George Reyes this NYE, performing live and making sure you will spend most of the night on the dancefloor. They will be serving a 5 course menu with a premium open bar on what’s promising to be an amazing night.

Mahiki at Jumeirah Beach Hotel

We didn’t expect anything less from Mahiki – who have started a week of Christmas celebrations from December 20th! 

Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach’s first NYE will be set in a Magical Garden theme, with an enchanted garden full of secrets and surprises with musicians, DJs.

Movida at Nassima Royal

Get into the festive spirit with a Christmas Pyjama Party on the 24th, followed by the real deal on NYE!

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