21 of the Best New Year's Eve Parties

Ahlan!'s guide to the most amazing places to ring in the New Year
ByKimberly D'souza
,Surena Chande
Tuesday , 27 December 2016
21 of the Best New Year's Eve Parties

THE ASATEER TENT, ATLANTIS THE PALM

The New Year’s Eve Royal Gala held on the Atlantis Beach begins with canapés, bubbly and welcome drinks in Asateer, before the outdoor venue opens up at 8pm and a 30-piece band kicks off the night’s entertainment. On the menu is a decadent buffet serving everything from lobster and caviar through to shawarmas and fajitas. There will also be cooking stations as well as buffet stations for the kids. Gala guests will also enjoy fantastic views of The Palm, the Dubai skyline and the spectacular Atlantis itself.

TIME: 7.30pm-3am

PRICE: Dhs2,030 for guests aged 12-20 including unlimited soft drinks, Dhs2,900 per adult including unlimited soft drinks and premium drinks, and children under 12 are free

CONTACT: 04 426 2626, atlantisthepalm.com/special-offers/new-years

ACCENTS, INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI MARINA

Turn back the clock and celebrate New Year’s Eve with your loved ones while enjoying a gala dinner, band performances and disco entertainers dancing to classics from the Seventies and Eighties. This is a serious throwback celebration!

TIME: 9pm-12.30am

PRICE: Dhs650 including soft drinks, Dhs950 including house drinks, Dhs1,250 including bubbly, Dhs1,650 including premium bubbly, 50 per cent off for kids six-12 and free for kids under five

CONTACT: 04 446 6669, icmarinadining.com

KARMA KAFÉ, SOUK AL BAHAR

If it’s gorgeous views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains you’re after, look no further. Karma Kafé’s offering guests a five-course menu paired with a premium open bar, while you enjoy music from ‘Gipsy Man’ George Reyes.

TIME: 9pm-2am

PRICE: Dhs699 for open bar only at the bar, Dhs899 with canapés and open bar at the lounge, Dhs1,199 indoors with five-course menu and open bar and Dhs1,899 on the terrace with five-course menu and open bar

CONTACT: 04 423 0909, info@karma-kafe.com

MARINA SOCIAL, INTERCONTINENTAL DUBAI MARINA

Ring in the New Year at Marina Social and dine and dance till the early hours. There’s an expansive dinner menu featuring scrumptious British fare and a great atmosphere at this fun spot.

TIME: 6pm-12.30am

PRICE: Dhs515 including soft drinks, Dhs695 including house drinks, Dhs795 including bubbly, Dhs895 including premium bubbly and 50 per cent off for kids under 12

CONTACT: 04 446 6664, icmarinadining.com

THIPTARA, THE PALACE DOWNTOWN

With breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa and fine fare on offer, Thiptara’s set to be a magical spot to welcome in the New Year! Get stuck into a five-course feast of Thai delicacies, while you wait for midnight and the fireworks to the backdrop of music from the DJ.

TIME: 8pm-3am

PRICE: Dhs1,900 per person with soft drinks and indoor seating, Dhs2,500 per person with premium bubbly and indoor seating, Dhs2,900 per person with soft drinks and outdoor seating and Dhs3,500 per person with premium bubbly and outdoor seating

CONTACT: 04 428 7806, dine@thepalace-dubai.com

TRE LOUNGE, NASSIMA ROYAL HOTEL

Welcome the New Year with a feast at Tre Lounge, while enjoying front-row seats to the spectacular fireworks from both the Burj Khalifa and The Palm Jumeirah, followed by a night of dancing at the Phantom of the Opera- themed event.

TIME: 9pm-3am

PRICE: Table bookings from Dhs2,000 inclusive of sharing platters and drinks, contact the hotel for tailored packages

CONTACT: 055 885 9183, fboffice@nassimaroyalhotel.com

FUMé NEIGHBOURHOOD EATERY, PIER 7 and al MANZIL DOWNTOWN

A grand three-course menu has been created, featuring some of the restaurant’s classics, including crab cakes, roasted mustard chicken casserole and truffle and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, for the special occasion! Whether you’re dining in Downtown or at the Marina location, there are great views of the fireworks. So get ready to welcome 2017, and eat plenty of food!

TIME: 7pm-2am Pier 7, 8pm-3am Manzil Downtown

PRICE: Dhs195 per person for three-course set menu only at Pier 7, Dhs500 per person for three-course set menu only at Manzil Downtown

CONTACT: 04 421 5669 Pier 7, 04 456 8784 Manzil Downtown

MEKONG, ANANTARA THE PALM DUBAI RESORT

Enjoy the company of loved ones over a festive dinner at Mekong. Tuck into a wide selection of delectable signature dishes as you bid farewell to 2016. Relax in the fun rickshaw-style seating area or intimate round tables as you are entertained with chilled out tunes from DJ Liona.

TIME: 8pm-2am

PRICE: Dhs750, Dhs900 including soft drinks, Dhs1,200 including house drinks and Dhs1,399 including bubbly

CONTACT: 04 567 8304, restaurants.dubai@anantara.com

AQUA, JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS

Ring in the New Year with breathtaking outdoor views of the city’s fireworks while Aqua serves its signature canapés and crafted drinks on the terrace. This year’s exciting DJ line-up will ensure you have a New Year’s Eve party to remember. The night will start with Dubai’s popular electronica duo Hollaphonic, followed by DVJ King Arthur and at midnight French superstar DJ Norman Doray will hit the decks.

TIME: 8pm-3am

PRICE: Dhs850 per person or Dhs1,600 per couple including signature canapés and house beverages

CONTACT: 04 414 3000, jwmarriottmarquisdubai@marriott.com

SHADES, THE ADDRESS DUBAI MARINA

End the year on a high note as you get together with loved ones for a night of dancing, fine dining and celebration. Positioned around an infinity pool, Shades offers alfresco dining with a glamorous ‘Sparkles’ theme and stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline. Delight in a generous buffet featuring a barbecue, too. The DJ and saxophonist will set the mood for you to dance your way into the early hours of the New Year.

TIME: 8pm-2am

PRICE: Dhs750 including soft drinks, Dhs999 including bubbly, 50 per cent off for kids six-11 and kids under five dine for free

CONTACT: 04 436 7777, dine@theaddress.com

BICE RISTORANTE, HILTON JBR

Say ciao to 2016 with a spectacular six-course gala dinner, with the option of an entire vegetarian menu, too. Be mesmerised by the remarkable views of JBR’s fireworks from the newly opened terrace and dance to the tunes of the late-night after-party. Guests will enjoy an array of authentic Italian offerings, from butter-poached slow-cooked lobster tail with avocado cream, to wild rock-salt seabass. The vegetarian menu features dishes such as gazpacho with burrata foam. Both options end with a delicious Italian cheese platter and a dessert of lavender mille-feuille with wild berries, a trio of macarons and Gianduja crumble.

TIME: From 7:30pm

PRICE: Dhs1,300 including soft drinks and Dhs1,700 including house drinks

CONTACT: 04 318 2520

BOA STEAKHOUSE, EASTERN MANGROVES PROMENADE, ABU DHABI

Feast on a seven-course set menu specially designed to welcome the New Year at Boa! You’ll get dishes including marinated Scottish salmon served with mixed beetroot, horseradish cream and fresh plum, lobster and zucchini cannelloni with mushroom sauce and fresh black truffle. Finish off your celebrations with dessert and petit fours.

TIME: 8pm-12midnight

PRICE: Dhs495 including soft drinks, Dhs595 including house drinks and Dhs695 including premium bubbly

CONTACT: 02 641 1500, boaabudhabi.ae

ETIHAD BALLROOM, EMIRATES PALACE HOTEL

Ring in the New Year in Emirates Palace’s Grand Ballroom as it’s transformed into a winter wonderland. Upon arrival guests will warm up with a welcome drink and then move into the ballroom, where a snowy ground, festively-lit trees, lively music and a grand buffet await. Grab your drinks at the ice bar while you dance to music from the band. Entertainment is around every corner as acrobats defy gravity and dancers contort themselves in birdcages. As midnight nears, make your way to the beach for a magical fireworks display.

TIME: 7am-3am

PRICE: Dhs2,750 per adult with free-flowing drinks until 1am and Dhs1,375 for kids six-12

CONTACT: 02 690 7999, restaurants@emiratespalace.ae

DANA BALLROOM, FOUR SEASONS DUBAI AT JUMEIRAH BEACH

Celebrate the New Year in the glamorous style of the Twenties at the Dana Ballroom. A delightful array of cuisine with cooking stations will be accompanied by the swinging sounds of a band! An opportunity to really go to town on your outfit!

TIME: 8pm-2am

PRICE:  Dhs2,200 including food and soft drinks.

CONTACT: 04 270 7777, fourseasons.com/dubaijb

TORO TORO, GROSVENOR HOUSE

Welcome 2017 at Toro Toro and revel in the colour and excitement of a Latin-inspired shindig. Feast on a four-course sharing menu, which includes Pan-Latin delicacies created by renowned celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval and get into the party spirit with pumping tunes from the DJ and mesmerising dancers.

TIME: 7pm-1am

PRICE: Dhs1,200 inclusive of unlimited house drinks.

CONTACT: 04 317 6000, torotoro-dubai.com

RAMUSAKE, DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

Ring in the New Year at Ramusake and say so-long to 2016 in style! Whether you want to dine inside the Izakaya-style restaurant or observe the fireworks from the Japanese garden terrace, this one’s set to be entertaining – especially with friends. Indulge in the chef’s decadent menu consisting of six dishes. The offering includes signature starters of Wagyu beef and rock shrimp, followed by the dim sum selection served from the trolley. Sushi lovers can nibble on California, spider, spicy tuna, Hamachi and seabass rolls ahead of the mains that will arrive straight from the robata grill, with black cod among the options. Satisfying those with a sweet tooth, Ramusake’s dessert menu includes kinako doughnuts, mini yazu tart and mochi ice cream. Yummy! Entertainment comes in the form of a DJ spinning tunes and a violinist during dinner.

TIME: 8pm-2am

PRICE: Dhs995 per person with the six-course dinner, a glass of bubbly at midnight and free-flowing premium drinks

CONTACT: 04 559 5300, reservations@ramusake.ae

LEVEL 43 SKY LOUNGE, FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD

Party your way through the New Year with Level 43 Sky Lounge. From front-row seats to the annual fireworks extravaganza that lights up the city’s skies, to a feast with premium drinks and entertainment, we reckon this one’s going to be amazing!

TIME: 7pm-2am

PRICE: Dhs1,450 including house drinks

CONTACT: 056 414 2213, level43lounge.com

PURE SKY LOUNGE, HILTON DUBAI THE WALK HOTEL

Make the most of every moment 2016 at Pure Sky Lounge. Tuck into 17 Pan-Asian and Western dishes served to the table. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable ambience, free-flowing drinks and breathtaking views of JBR’s and Burj Al Arabs impressive fireworks.

TIME: 9pm-12midnight

PRICE: Dhs495 including house drinks

CONTACT: 04 374 7888, pureskylounge@hilton.com

TAMBA, THE HUB WORLD TRADE CENTER MALL, ABU DHABI

Ring in the New Year in stunning surroundings, with an 11-course Indian-inspired dinner and free-flowing drinks. Live entertainment, a resident DJ and surprise performances will keep you dancing.

TIME: 8pm-2am

PRICE: Dhs580 including soft drinks and Dhs850 including house drinks

CONTACT: 02 672 8888, tambarestaurant.com

PIERCHIC, AL QASR

This iconic and romantic dining destination is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash. Take a front-row seat to the Burj Al Arab fireworks as you gaze over the Arabian Gulf from the waterside restaurant and tuck into a signature six-course

set menu throughout the evening.

TIME: 8pm-1am

PRICE: Dhs2,500 with house drinks, from Dhs2,995-DhsDhs8,500  with premium bubbly.

CONTACT: 04 432 3232, restaurants@jumeirah.com

THE IVY, JUMEIRAH EMIRATES TOWERS

Classic British restaurant The Ivy, prepares to say farewell as it closes its Dubai doors on 31 December but not before hosting the ultimate goodbye New Year’s Eve party. The venue is offering a variety of ‘The Last Night of The Ivy’ packages giving partygoers and loyal diners the final chance to feast at the venue with four courses of classic dishes. There will also be live singing by renowned local swing and jazz singer, Ciaran Fox.

TIME: dinner from 6pm – 11.30pm, but the party will continue until 2am

PRICE: Dhs899 for unlimited house beverages (with an additional 20 per cent discount: Dhs719.2); Dhs999 for sparkling and fine grape (with discount: Dhs799.2); Dhs1,199 for premium bubbly (with discount: Dhs959.2)

CONTACT: 04 3198767, theivy.reservations@jumeirah.com

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