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New Year's Eve in Dubai : the best foodie venues

By Editorial | December 23, 2017


Spending New Year's Eve in Dubai? Here's a rundown of some of the top picks for ringing in the New Year in the city.

Rüya Dubai, Grosvenor House Hotel

Bring in the New Year with pristine sights over the lively Dubai Marina. Relax with friends and family while enjoying Anatolian cuisine with uninterrupted views onto Dubai’s world-renowned fireworks. The resident DJ and three-piece band will set the stage with live entertainment for a memorable evening for the whole family to enjoy. From 7pm – 3am, there’s a minimum spend of Dhs500 per person. Call 04-3999123 or e-mail

Wanderlust, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Combining three venues at JW Marriott Marquis: Garden, Izakaya and Square will play host to a late evening Wanderlust Brunch from 7 – 11pm this New Year’s Eve. Don your best party wear for a night to remember beneath Dubai’s magical skyline as you journey around a variety of live cooking stations and beverage stations. Priced at Dhs600 per person including crafted beverages and bubbly. Call 04-4143000 or email

Katsuya by Starck, Jumeirah al Naseem

Celebrate the end of a fabulous year at Japanese eatery, Katsuya by Starck. With its prime location overlooking Burj Al Arab, enjoy front-row seats to the world-renowned spectacle, the Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks. The night will begin with a feast of classic signatures and sushi rolls. Enjoy a carefully curated set menu of 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. From 8pm till late, priced at Dhs2,500 per person, inclusive of a set menu and free flowing beverages. Call 04-4190676 or e-mail

The Atlantic Dubai, Souk Al Bahar

Nestled along Souk Al Bahar’s waterfront promenade with a backdrop of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Opera, The Atlantic Dubai is your gateway to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve extravaganza with some of the best views in town. Immerse yourself in an array of dishes showcasing the freshest produce from land and sea, all complimented by the world’s most impressive fireworks show. Inside seating (all inclusive) is priced at Dhs1,499, the terrace corner (all inclusive) is priced at Dhs2,499, and the main terrace is Dhs2,999 (all inclusive) from 9pm – 2am. Call 04-4425662 or e-mail

Medley Restaurant, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre

End 2017 in style at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The glamorous evening will include the finest food and beverage offerings to make it a night to remember. From 7.30pm to midnight, the evening is priced at Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages), and Dhs70 for children. Call 04-6038082.

Toro + Ko, City Walk

Wave goodbye to 2017 at Toro + Ko, where Barcelona meets New York in the heart of Dubai. With live performances and Toro + Ko’s DJ spinning old school hits from the 80’s 90’s, guests are invited to dine from Toro’s a la carte menu with must try dishes including ‘gambas de palamos’ and ‘marisco paella’. For restaurant seating, the beverage package is Dhs800 from 8.30pm – 2am, while the upstairs lounge bar is priced at Dhs250 with open bar on selected beverages from 8pm – 2am. Call 04-5905433 or e-mail

Asia Asia, Pier 7

This New Year’s Eve, Asia Asia presents the ultimate live music experience with ‘High on Heels’- a performance featuring DJ Kelly Marie plus percussion and sax. in a special evening brunch menu showcasing tasty Pan-Asian fusion creations, paired with an unlimited beverage package of choice, while you enjoy exceptional views of the Dubai Marina from the Asia Asia terrace. Priced at Dhs499 (drinks only), Dhs699 (brunch and house beverages), and Dhs799 (brunch and bubbly), from 9pm – 1am, with cash bar to follow from 1 – 2am. Call 04-2765900 or e-mail

Atlantis, The Palm

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Atlantis, The Palm’s Gala Dinner, held on the Atlantis Beach. Enjoy fantastic views of The Palm, the Dubai skyline and the spectacular Atlantis itself. The evening begins at 7.30pm with canapes, bubbly 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 3.00am. The bar will be open all night serving unlimited premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including free flowing bubbly. On the menu is a luxury buffet serving everything from lobster and caviar to shawarmas and fajitas, also on offer will be live cooking stations and a child friendly buffet. From 7.30 – 11pm, the gala is priced at Dhs2,900 for adults, and Dhs2,030 for those aged 12 to 20 years, while children 0 – 11 dine for free. Call 04-4261000, or visit

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