New Year’s Eve 2017 and New Year’s Day 2018 in Dubai

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New Year's Eve 2018 in Dubai

It’s almost New Year’s Eve 2018 in Dubai, and you are looking to close out 2017 with a bang but you haven’t made arrangements yet? Don’t despair, here’s the ultimate list to book all your brunches, dinners and parties.

December Deals and pre-NYE events

Marriott (all locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi)  – For those who cannot wait, and those who are too late, celebrate all things festive this joyous season with UAE Marriott hotels. From 17 November 2017 until 17 January 2018, every 6th person can indulge for FREE on food, drinks and events packages at over 50 restaurants and 10 event spaces across 16 Marriott Hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Mazina, Address Dubai Marina (AED 595 pp)  – Gather friends and family to enjoy the last brunch of the year on Friday the 29th of December. Dine on a sumptuous buffet selection of festive favourites. It’s a great time to share stories and reminisce about the wonderful memories of the year gone by. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

New Year’s Eve


The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Hotel (650 AED pp) – The EE is hosting an old fashioned pub night for NYE. The entrance fee includes snacks and drinks, and fabulous views from the terrace of the fireworks.  After the fireworks there’s dancing to golden oldies. For Reservations and information contact or +971 4 438 3100.

Treehouse, Taj Hotel (1500 AED pp) – Treehouse must be one of the most glamorous venues for NYE this year, with live DJs, a BBQ and seafood bar, free flowing drinks and the best views of the fireworks! For Reservations and information contact or +971 4 438 3100.

Bombay Brasserie, Taj Hotel (AED 750 pp) – Bombay Brasserie will be serving a special menu for NYE that will bring you back to the Royal Mughal Empire days and inspire you with creative cooking. For Reservations and information contact or +971 4 438 3100.

Bleu Blanc, Renaissance Downtown (AED 1499 pp) Ring in the New Year at the doorstep of Dubai’s most lavish firework display accompanied by the flavours of Southern France, as Bleu Blanc plays host to one of the city’s most stylish New Year’s Eve celebrations. Mark a great year and raise a glass to the next with a set menu designed by chef David Myers, along with free-flowing beverages. At the stroke of midnight, take advantage of Bleu Blanc’s unique location, which includes panoramic views of the Dubai Water Canal as well as undisturbed views of the Burj Khalifa firework display. For more information visit or call +971 4 512 5533.

Basta!, Renaissance Downtown (AED 950 pp) – Relish the final hours of the year while savouring an Italian feast at BASTA! this New Year’s Eve. Make the most of the front row access to the Dubai Water Canal along with the unrivalled firework display of Downtown Dubai in full view. To top things off, chef David Myers will prepare a flavourful journey for your taste buds served with premium beverages, including cocktails curated by legendary mixologist Sam Ross. For more information, visit or call +971 4 512 5522.

New Year's Eve 2018 in Dubai

Let it Shine, The Restaurant, Address Boulevard (AED 2200 pp) – At the social gathering by the main pool, you can tantalise your taste buds with a variety of canapes, live cooking stations and free flowing house beverages. A DJ will also be playing to set your mood as you enjoy the spectacular NYE downtown display before your eyes.  A dedicated package is also available if you wish to book a table at The Library, The Music Room or The Game Room of The Restaurant at Address, with access to the party area by the pool. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

Let it Glow, The Restaurant, Address Boulevard (AED 3200 pp) – A festive 4-course set menu paired with premium house beverages composed of delicious dishes such as Terrine of Foie Gras and Slow Roasted Rack of Veal. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

The Pool, Address Boulevard (AED 2200 pp) – Enjoy a gala style dinner in the outdoor seating area of the family pool while you indulge in a 4-course set menu dinner and the children stay entertained in a dedicated area with a kids’ attendant. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit  

Cabana, Address Dubai Mall (AED 2350 pp)  – An indulgent New Year’s buffet, featuring lavish live carving and seafood stations, unlimited premium house beverages and a bottle of premium bubbly to be shared between two guests, as well as impeccable views of the Burj Khalifa, verdant terrace seating or access to a private cabana, and live entertainment by a Cuban band and a resident DJ. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

Na3Na3, Address Dubai Mall (AED 1600 pp) – A sophisticated New Year’s buffet, featuring delicious festive delicacies, spectacular entertainment by a Hawaiian dancer and a live band, and access to a prime vantage point to view the spectacular display at midnight. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

Mazina, Address Dubai Marina (AED 795 pp)  – Welcome the New Year with a sumptuous dinner celebration at Mazina. Sample a large selection of international festive favourites enhanced by a choice of fine beverages, while dancing to the upbeat tunes played by the DJ.  For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

Shades, Address Dubai Marina (AED 985 pp) – Conclude the year on a high note as you get together with loved ones for a night of dancing and celebration. Positioned around the infinity pool, Shades offers innovative al fresco dining with a dazzling flashback to the 80s while offering stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline. Delight in a generous buffet featuring roast barbeque. DJ Dave Cleary will set the mood for you to dance your way into the wee hours of the New Year. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

Pantry Café, Bay Square  Boasting a perfect venue to watch the fireworks, Pantry Café at Bay Square will be serving a special set menu and finger food for a delicious and wholesome NYE! For bookings and information contact

JA Bateaux, departs from Al Seef  (AED 1300 pp) – Gather friends and family to ring in the New Year with panoramic views of the Dubai Creek skyline, live entertainment and a freshly prepared 6-course gourmet dinner and unlimited house beverages on-board the luxurious JA Bateaux.

JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort  (AED 1200 pp)-  Celebrate a stylish New Year’s Eve Gala Night at JA Beach Club. The beach club transforms into Moulin Rouge setting for the evening, bringing the fashion & style of Paris during the Belle Époque. Be transported to another time with live entertainment, an array of dishes from the international buffet, and a glittery ambiance.

JA Hatta Fort Hotel  (AED 600 pp)-  Welcome the New Year with a dinner buffet underneath the stars from 7pm to 2am at “Margham Hall” including unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

The Market Place, Bamboo Lagoon and Hofbrauhaus, JW Marriott, Deira (AED 475 pp) – Welcome the New Year with a bang and a sumptuous array of international specialties and regional favourites at The Market Place, Bamboo Lagoon and Hofbräuhaus. Party the night away with live entertainment and start an eventful 2018.

Cucina, JW Marriott, Deira  (AED 225 pp) – Close this year by dining at the charming Cucina Restaurant and relish a delightful four-course Italian menu.

JW’s Steakhouse, JW Marriott, Deira  (AED 395 pp) – Make this New Year’s Eve a night to remember at the JW’s Steakhouse.

Armani/Ristorante, Armani Hotel (AED 1100 pp) – Italy’s rich culinary history meets Chef Alessandro Salvatico’s creative passion with a pair of bespoke degustation menus created exclusively for the season and guaranteed to deliver an award-winning signature experience. Festive headliners include a parmesan and truffle crème brûlée, glazed spiced veal cheek, grilled Angus beef tagliata, a black truffle gratin or turbot and symbolic seasonal take on the signature Sfera dessert. For restaurant reservations, call +971 4 888 3666 or email

Armani/Amal, Armani Hotel (AED 950 pp) – A culinary catwalk for the best of the best of Indian regional flavours and designed to be shared, the festive tasting menus will transport diners from the royal kitchens of the northern nawabs to the coastal communities of the south. Savour tradition with an Indian twist on turkey roulade or watercress shorba, or travel the country with Chettinad-spiced seared scallops, Rajasthani style slow braised lamb and masala scented stuffed Spanish peppers. For restaurant reservations, call +971 4 888 3666 or email

Armani/Deli, Armani Hotel (AED 950 pp) – Classic monochrome design inspiration provides a fashionable backdrop to an on-trend seasonal menu selection of Italian flavours and festive preparations in a relaxed and animated setting suited to families and groups of friends. Colour and flavour meet in the polished vitrines with seasonal flavours such as roasted pumpkin ravioli with ossobucco saffron sauce, caviar dusted langoustine risotto, tuna tartar with sea urchin sauce and a triumphant Monte Bianco with candied chestnuts and William pear. For restaurant reservations, call +971 4 888 3666 or email

Armani/Mediterraneo, Armani Hotel (AED 800 pp) – Travel a gastronomic runway extending from the warm shores of the Mediterranean to the fertile valleys of the Levant for the city’s most expansive festive buffet celebration with a banquet of flavours and the hallmark show kitchens, seafood ice bar and dessert display. This season’s epicurean delights include chestnut velouté, pan-seared sea bass with artichoke caponata, whole roasted hand-carved turkey, beef Wellington with Yorkshire pudding, sautéed scallops with pumpkin purée, gingerbread financier and a chocolate fountain and festive cookies. There’s a lunch buffet at 12.30 pm and a dinner buffet at 6pm on the 31st of December. For restaurant reservations, call +971 4 888 3666 or email

Armani/Hashi, Armani Hotel  (AED 950 pp) – Celebrate New Year in your own unique fashion with the culinary equivalent of haute couture dining and a progressive menu of signature Japanese flavours that will guide your palate through a collection of one-of-a-kind taste sensations. Close your eyes and savour toro tartar with Venice caviar, sea urchin sushi, the lightest unagi and shishito tempura, teriyaki Japanese Wagyu rib-eye and the spectacular matcha green tea sugar sphere with white chocolate bavaroise and strawberry sorbet. For restaurant reservations, call +971 4 888 3666 or email

Pergolas, Roda Al Murooj, Downtown (AED 1200 pp) – Ring in the New Year with family and friends in Brazilian style. Delight in a gala dinner, complete with a lavish International buffet including live cooking stations and refreshing beverages. Let the live band and Samba dancers entertain you as we count down to 2018 and add colour to life!

New Year's Eve 2018 in Dubai

Double Decker, Roda Al Murooj, Downtown (AED 150 pp for entrance) – Dance the night away at Double Decker’s Carnival, there’ll be loads of entertainment including a live band, resident DJ and Samba dancers while you relish in a selection of dishes from the a la carte menu.

Roda Al Murooj, Downtown (AED 2200 pp) – Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an intimate dinner with your loved ones, whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa and fireworks at your private table. The chefs will serve a bespoke 5 course set menu paired with premium beverage, whilst you enjoy the last of 2017 and ring in 2018!

Makan, Bambooda and Hibachi,  Roda Al Bustan, Al Garhoud  (AED 659 pp) – Don your finest clothes, wear your most glitzy jewels, grab your best and closes friends and arrive in style at Roda Al Bustan to see in the New Year in supremely glittering fashion. The hotel’s soaring lobby will be transformed into a theatrical movie set to host the most decadent party of the year, complete with a variety of live entertainment and performers. A veritable culinary feast, provided by three of Roda Al Bustan’s best restaurants, will take party-goers on a rich gastronomic journey, and amply satisfy even the most discerning of appetites. Midnight will see corks pop and bubbles flow to welcome 2018 in opulent sparkling style.

Roda Grill, Roda Al Bustan, Al Garhoud (AED 659 pp) – Kick off New Year’s Eve in fine style with an early 4-course feast, including welcome cocktails and canapes on arrival to gently ease you into the grand celebratory night ahead. And, after a sumptuous dinner in the intimate surroundings of Roda Grill, join the fun at the main event and welcome 2018 in sparkling fashion.

Mawal Shisha Cafe, Roda Al Bustan, Al Garhoud (AED 460 pp) – For an authentic, al fresco Arabic New Year’s Eve, drop anchor at Mawal – a happening outdoor venue – for a fun and vibrant night to remember. An array of Lebanese cuisine, barbequed foods and free-flowing drinks will be complemented by international DJs and fireworks at midnight projected onto a giant screen.

At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa (AED 2900 pp) – Wrap up 2017 on a culinary high as At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa puts a spin on the traditional brunch with the introduction of their evening ‘brunch’ delicacies this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a fine dining experience with a creative international cuisine menu, featuring delectable dishes such as Foie Gras Torchon, Stuffed Lamb Saddle, Poulet Noir with Truffle Butter, Seared Seabass with Artichokes, Smoked Salmon Gratin Dauphinois, maki and nigiri sushi, oysters for starters and mains and delicious desserts including Salted Caramel Religieuse, Lemon & Coffee Macaroons, Banana Tartlet, Vanilla Crémeux, Lemon and Passion Fruit Meringues and Gateaux Opéra. Also, attending guests will stand the chance to win luxury prizes to make the evening even more special. For reservations, please call 04 8883828 or email


Safi, Ajman Saray (AED 550 pp) – Enjoy a surf and turf like menu for New Year’s Eve with friends and family at Safi. Freshly grilled steaks and seafood are part of the special five course menu. The most expensive package also gets you access to the NYE party and unlimited drinks for the whole night! Call 067142222 or email for reservations.

Mejhana, Ajman Saray (AED 550 pp) – Go back to the region’s roots and enjoy a spread of regional favourites including ouzi, tajines and cous cous. The evening will fly by with live entertainment and the ticket is inclusive of access to the NYE party, with unlimited drinks throughout the night. Call 067142222 or email for reservations.

Bab Al Bahr, Ajman Saray (AED 350 pp if purchased before Dec 15th) – The grand NYE party at Ajman Saray will be at the Bab al Bahr beach grill. There will be a buffet with international cuisines, free flowing drinks and of course a DJ to get those feet onto the dance floor. Call 067142222 or email for reservations.

New Year’s Day


The Restaurant, Address Boulevard (AED 525 pp)  – Start the new year at The Restaurant at Address Boulevard with fabulous music and delicious food. You can indulge in a 3-course set menu that includes a variety of festive dishes like Terrine de Foie Gras and a desert counter of the season’s delights from yule logs to stollen. Additionally, a 5kg panettone will be going around in a trolley and served for each table, too. A band will also be playing to keep the season’s mood going. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

Mazina, Address Dubai Marina (AED 150 pp) – Ease into the New Year with a relaxing leisurely breakfast at Mazina. Indulge in a bespoke buffet selection with extended timing until 2pm.  For reservations or more information, please contact 04 888 3444 or email or visit

At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa (AED 720 pp) – Start the New Year with panoramic vistas of Dubai while At.mosphere Restaurant, Burj Khalifa serves its signature à la carte and multi- course set menu featuring delicious international dishes and a selection of scrumptious desserts. The array of delicacies are inspired by the most impressive of flavours found across the globe that emphasise on freshness and seasonality whilst offering an extraordinary touch of At.mosphere mastery for all discerning tastes. Also, attending guests will stand the chance to win luxury prizes to make the evening further special. For reservations, please call 04 8883828 or email

Double Decker, Roda Al Murooj, Downtown (a la carte) – If you missed the New Year’s Eve celebration, let’s party up a storm, the band and resident DJ will entertain you all night; plus enjoy Happy Hour until 8:00pm. Join us for a countdown at midnight! Hoteliers get 50% off on food and selected beverages from 8:00pm until closing.

Pergolas, Roda Al Murooj, Downtown (AED 130 pp) – Revel in a festive extended breakfast at Pergolas as you celebrate the New Year with an International buffet of delicacies.


Vista, Ajman Saray (AED 200 pp) – Enjoy a lazy New Year’s Day with a scrumptious breakfast buffet! Call 067142222 or email for reservations.

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