Your Guide to New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi New year's Eve

Need plans for New Year 2018? Look no further, we have curated a comprehensive list of the most exclusive and enjoyable experiences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi! Enjoy making your selection to ring in the new year!

New Year’s Eve Degustazione Dinner at BVLGARI Resort Dubai 

Bulgari New Year Luxe Diary

The exclusive New Year’s Eve set menu by Niko Romito at Il Ristorante Romito promises to be the perfect way to close your culinary journey of the year with exquisite specialties including marinated seabream, sour cream and caviar or smoked beef tenderloin, beetroots, rosemary and black pepper. A live-jazz band will accompany diners throughout dinner and the party while admiring the 2018 fireworks.

The Details. 

Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, BVLGARI Resort Dubai | Sunday 31st December
AED 1,400 per person with a glass of bubbly
AED 2,000 per person with a glass of bubbly and sommelier selection

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE | Solomun rings in the New Year

Blue Marlin Ibiza New Year

Mega star Solomun will be gracing the shores of the UAE once again for a packed night of celebrations.

A special set menu will be prepared by Chef Mahmoud Turkmani and his talented team at Blue Marlin Ibiza, setting the bar for what is expected to be an epic evening of celebration. Guests can drink to their heart’s content with the open bar serving drinks to keep spirits flying high on the dance floor until the early hours of the morning.

The Details. 

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE | Sunday 31st December | 19.00 onwards

For more information and reservations click here.

 La Petite Maison Dubai & Abu Dhabi

New Year at La Petite Maison

If you’re in the mood for a surprise, La Petite Maison, the home of Cuisine Niçoise – is preparing a grand surprise for patrons to ring in the New Year.  Wear your tuxedoes and cocktail gowns and roll up to the red carpet with a license to kill style.

La Petite Maison will transform into an evening of intrigue and espionage at New Year’s Eve. Diners are invited to join the adventure on the glamourous night set to a pulsing live-set by a DJ, who will be dropping the hottest beats and mashups until 3am. Intrigued? Unfortunately, you’ll just have to keep guessing!  But we can tell you that it’s a highly classified mission that isn’t for the fainthearted spy!

The Details.

La Petite Maison Dubai & Abu Dhabi | Sunday 31st December | 19.00 onwards

The regular à la carte menu will be available with a minimum spend of AED 1,500 per person at the Dubai venue. In Abu Dhabi, the first seating from 19.00 to 21.00 can be reserved without a minimum spend, while the second seating from 21.00 onwards can be booked for a minimum spend of AED 850 indoors and AED 1,000 at the spacious outdoor terrace, which offers jaw-dropping view of the fireworks.

For information and reservations click here.

Zahira  9 Course Feasting Menu

Zahira Greg Malouf New Menu Luxe Diary

Zahira Dining & Lounge offers Middle Eastern food presented with creativity and flare curated by Michelin Starred Chef Greg Malouf. The venue successfully celebrates the essence of the region in the heart of Dubai.

The Details.

Zahira Dining & Lounge, The H Dubai | Sunday 31st December | From 18.00 to 02.00
9 Dishes Feasting Menu with Veuve Cliquot Rich as a welcome drink and unlimited beverages or à la carte menu also available.

For information and reservations click here.

New Year at Coya Abu Dhabi

Coya Abu Dhabi New Year's Eve

Greet 2018 with a colourful and sweet New Year’s Eve at Coya. The menu at Coya speaks to the modern and sophisticated taste buds of the city’s residents with multidimensional, contemporary Peruvian cuisine, which has over time been influenced by Japanese, African, Spanish and Chinese gastronomy.

The Details. 

The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Level 1/near the Four Seasons hotel | Sunday 31st December | From 7pm until 4am
AED 990 minimum spend per person | AED 1290 minimum spend per person for premium terrace tables
Dress code is glamorous chic and black tie.

New Year at BASTA! at the Renaissance Downtown

Basta! by David Myers New Year's Eve

Ease into 2018 while savouring an Italian feast at BASTA! this New Year’s Eve. Make the best of your front row ticket to the Dubai Water Canal along with the firework display of Downtown Dubai in full view .To top things off, chef David Myers’ team at BASTA! will prepare a flavourful journey for your taste buds served with premium beverages, including cocktails curated by legendary mixologist Sam Ross.

The Details. 

BASTA!, Renaissance Downtown Hotel | Sunday 31st December |
Set menu and premium beverage package until midnight AED 950 per person.
Pre-booking is advised.

For information and reservations click here.

Emirates Palace New Year’s Eve Gala

Emirates Palace New Year's Eve Gala

Ring in the New Year under the stars at Emirates Palace. The weather is now perfect outside in Abu Dhabi, and Emirates Palace will host the party of the year on the Palace Terrace so guests may celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. Upon arrival, guests will warm up with a welcome drink and then relish the royal buffet. Dance the night away to the rhythms of The Talent — one of the UK’s liveliest party bands. Dramatic entertainment is around every corner, but the best is saved for last when Emirates Palace host a breath-taking fireworks display on the beach and a thumping DJ after party awaits you on the Palace Terrace with a midnight snack buffet. Usher 2018 in a palatially fun way.

The Details. 

Emirates Palace Terrace | Sunday 31st December | From 19.00 to 03.00
AED 2750* per adult | AED 1375* per child (between the ages of 6 and 12 years)
A complimentary open bar with selected beverages will be available until 1am, then chargeable upon consumption thereafter.
Dress Code: Elegant evening attire is essential for Ladies and Gentlemen. Arabic National Dress is acceptable.

For informations and reservations, click here.

Katsuya by Starck 

Katsuya Starck Luxe Diary New Year Guide

Celebrate the end of yet another fabulous year and bring in 2018 in style at Dubai’s Japanese culinary wonderland, Katsuya by Starck. With its prime location overlooking the gorgeous Arabian Sea and Dubai’s iconic landmark, the Burj Al Arab, guests can enjoy front-row seats to the world-renowned spectacle, the Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Indulge in a culinary feast of classic signatures and innovative sushi rolls at Katsuya’s ultra-modern and sophisticated setting. Guests can enjoy a carefully curated set menu of their favourite appetizers and delectable mains accompanied by an array of free-flowing beverages and specialty cocktails.

With DJ Patchoulee on the decks, this New Year’s Eve at Katsuya is set to be a night full of glamour, entertainment, and culinary panache.

The Details.

Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah | Sunday, 31st December | 20.00 onwards
AED 2,500 per person, inclusive of a set menu and free flowing beverages

For information and reservations, click here.

Not Your Normal New Year’s EveBurj El Arab Jumeirah

Burj El Arab Jumeirah New Year's Eve

Any evening at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is one that won’t be forgotten, but New Year’s Eve in particular is an affair for the ages. Year after year, voyeurs from across the globe look on to the world’s most luxurious hotel as it takes centre stage in a skyline glittered in audacious fireworks.

Begin the evening with an electrifying start at a Champagne reception like no other at Burj Al Arab Terrace, accompanied by live entertainment and stage performances at one of Dubai’s most exclusive locations. The vibrant evening continues with a dinner in your choice of one of Burj Al Arab’s five signature restaurants.

Celebrations continue post-dinner beneath the starry skies of Dubai on the Burj Al Arab Terrace, where you will count down to the New Year with a variety of toasty beverages and bubbly. There will be sensational performances and the spectacular fireworks show at midnight will be the highlight of your year, let alone your evening. Your magical night then continues with the party of the century unravelling in Dubai’s most exclusive venue.

For informations and reservations click here.

Zuma Dubai

Zuma Dubai New Year Luxe Diary

Celebrate in Style This New Year’s Eve With Zuma! Zuma Dubai will be celebrating the New Year to suit all tastes, from young families and gourmands to late night lounge-lovers. Those wishing to celebrate with young families can opt for an earlier sitting in the main restaurant from 7pm or 7.30pm, enjoying the Zuma a la carte and child friendly, relaxed ambience.

The evening will then move up a gear from 9pm as the party moves into full swing with a DJ and live music. Diners can reserve a table in the restaurant and choose their favourites from the Zuma Menu with a minimum spend of 1,000dhs per person. Those wanting to keep things laid back can opt to book a bar table exploring Zuma’s innovative cocktail list and bar bites menu.

Whatever the preference, you will be sure to welcome in 2018 in style so make sure you dress to impress!

The Details. 

Zuma Dubai, Gate Village 06, DIFC | Sunday 31st December | 19.00 onwards

Atlantis New Year’s Eve Royal Gala

Atlantis New Year's Eve Gala

This Year’s New Year’s Eve Royal Gala held by the beach is going to be a celebration to rival all others.

The evening begins at 19.30 with canapes, champagne and welcome drinks in Asateer before the venue opens up at 8pm where a 30 piece live band kicks off the night’s entertainment and plays through until 3:00. The bar will be open all night serving unlimited premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including free flowing champagne.

Indulge in a luxury buffet serving everything from Lobster and Caviar through to Smoked Salmon and Sushi Bar, as well as live cooking stations and children friendly buffet stations.

Gala guests will also enjoy fantastic views of The Palm, the Dubai skyline and the spectacular fireworks.

The Details.

Atlantis The Palm | Sunday 31st December | 19.30 onwards
Dress code: Gentlemen are requested to wear long sleeves shirt with collar, long trousers or smart jeans and closed shoes. Ladies are requested to wear elegant evening dresses or evening gowns. UAE National Dress is welcome

For informations and reservations, click here.

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi New Year’s Eve Menu

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi New year's Eve

Celebrate the start of 2018 with Hakkasan’s opulent New Year’s Eve menu. Guests will sample a selection of the restaurant’s best Cantonese dishes including Crispy taro and pumpkin cake with chicken floss and dry chilli, Stir-fry Australian Wagyu rib-eye beef with red wine and jackfruit, Charcoal grilled Chilean seabass with bean crumb and king soya sauce and Chocolate orange bar with kumquat sorbet.

Guests can chose to dine in the atmospheric main restaurant or book one of the four private dining rooms for a more intimate celebration. For those wanting to dine alfresco, Hakkasan’s terrace offers breathtaking views of the city skyline.

The Details. 

Hakkasan Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace | Sunday 31st December
688 AED per person (minimum two people) inclusive of a welcome non-alcoholic cocktail; AED 888 inclusive of a welcome cocktail and wine pairing; and 1088 AED inclusive of a welcome cocktail, wine pairing, and Champagne.

For information and reservations, click here.

Roller Disco Gala at Sean Connolly, Dubai Opera

Make the final moments of 2017 epic as you gather together with loved ones for a celebration at Sean Connolly that is out of the ordinary. Be part of the city’s first Roller Disco Gala, complete with groovy tunes spun by the DJ, exceptional performances and views of a spectacular midnight laser and light show.

Complement your evening with an uncomplicated and produce-driven menu serving seafood and steak, which can be enjoyed in the main restaurant, the cocktail Pearl Bar or at the rooftop terrace with an impressive view of the Burj Khalifa.

The Details.

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera | Sunday 31st December | From 17.00 to 02.45
Prices start from AED 500 per person.

For informations and reservations, click here.

New Year’s Eve at Asado, Palace Downtown

Asado Palace Downtown New Year's Eve

Add a little Argentinean fiesta to your New Year’s Eve celebration in the company of friends and family at Asado. Savour an authentically prepared 5-course meal, complemented by lively music from an Argentinean duo and unparalleled views of the spectacular Burj Khalifa. Welcome the New Year with flowing bubbly and Latin spirit. A view of the Burj Khalfia and dancing fountains.

The Details. 

Asado, Palace Downtown | Sunday 31st December | From 8pm to 3am
AED 1,900 (soft beverages and indoor seating); AED 2,900 (soft beverages and al fresco seating); AED 2,500 (premium bubbly and indoor seating); AED 3,500 (premium bubbly and al fresco seating); 50% discount (Children 6-11 years); Complimentary (Children 5 years and below)

For informations and reservations, click here.

 A private luxury celebration at Al BaytPalace Downtown

Palace Downtown New Year's Eve

Welcome 2018 in the private palatial luxury of Al Bayt. Secreted away in an exclusive venue just for you, savour a tailor-made menu carefully crafted by our Executive Chef. With atmospheric music from our live band, and breath-taking views of the Burj Khalifa and Lake.

The Details. 

Al Bayt, Palace Downtown | Sunday 31st December | From 8pm to 3 am
Minimum spend of AED 25,000 for 10 guests

La Serre Dubai

La Serre Bistro

Toast to good times and great memories as you ring in the 2018 amidst great company and the spectacular settings of La Serre Bistro. Soak in the unmistakably Parisian ambience of the venue as you choose from an à la carte menu of incredible Mediterranean delights. The Bistro houses the piece de resistance of La Serre – the Chef’s Table, a beautiful room seating 12 and adjoining the kitchen for the ultimate guest experience. The Chef’s Table allows guests an intimate insight into the electric buzz and theatre of the kitchen.

The Details. 

La Serre, Downtown Dubai | Sunday 31st December

For information and reservations, click here.

Dubai Opera New Year’s Eve Gala

Dubai Opera New year's Eve Gala

Celebrate the New Year in the magnificent surroundings of Dubai Opera for an exclusive and private front row seat to the biggest New Year’s spectacular in Downtown Dubai. Head to Dubai Opera for a black-tie affair with dinner, dancing, drinks and a toast at midnight!

The evening begins with pre-dinner drinks and canapés, followed by a special Last Night of the Year Proms in the Auditorium. Let the 50 piece London Concert Orchestra along with soloists Ilona Domnich and Jesus Leon enthral you with a programme of much loved classics including Nessun Dorma, Die Fledermaus Overture and Blue Danube Waltz to name just a few. Then sing along to the rousing traditional proms finale of Pomp & Circumstance.

Following this, enjoy a choice of a sumptuous sit-down dinner outside under the sparkling lights of Burj Khalifa, or a non-stop reception inside to take you through to 2018.

As the clock strikes midnight, take in the best view of Downtown Dubai’s famous New Year’s Celebrations before dancing the night away with chart topping hits with a live DJ.

The Details. 

Dubai Opera | Sunday 31st December | 18.00 onwards

For informations and reservations, click here.



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