From New Year’s Eve galas and fireworks to New Year’s Day lunches and dinners, here are our suggestions for the best New Year’s 2022 celebrations in the UAE
New Year’s Eve Dinner at MINA Brasserie, Four Seasons Hotel DIFC
Don your finest and bid farewell to 2021 amidst twinkling lights and glittering sights at MINA Brasserie, Four Seasons Hotel DIFC. Toast to the New Year 2022 with loved ones; and when the hunger pangs strike, indulge in delectable flavours from a creative menu. MINA Brasserie elegantly welcomes the New Year with dishes from award-winning chef Michael Mina. At midnight, make your way out onto the terrace, where Burj Khalifa’s spectacular fireworks take centre stage.
December 31 from 7pm-1 am. Minimum food and beverage consumption of AED950 per adult and AED450 per child under 12 years of age. Call +9714 270 7777. Visit Instagram.
NYE Party – Roberto’s Royale at Roberto’s Dubai
Set in the heart of Dubai’s DIFC district, Roberto’s Dubai boasts the breathtaking backdrop of Dubai’s iconic skyline accented by the world-famous Burj Khalifa. This New Year’s Eve, look forward to a Casio Royale-themed extravaganza featuring DJ Ben all the way from Italy, DJ Samer Egy, a violinist and saxophonist, winning beverages and sinful gastronomy to mark the occasion. Indulge in a lavish dinner featuring a salad of Canadian lobster, scallops and red prawns; Tortelli with black truffle; Wagyu beef tenderloin and traditional Italian desserts.
December 31. Welcome beverage from 7-8pm, Dinner from 8pm-12am and Party from 12-4am. Attire is Black and red. AED1,500 onwards per person, with the option to select additional beverage packages. Advance booking required. Call +9714 386 0066 or email email@example.com. Visit Instagram.
Ring in 2022 at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Say goodbye to 2021 in style at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant’s two iconic locations. No matter the city, you will have front row seats to the spectacular Burj Khalifa show in Dubai and the striking fireworks of Al Maryah Island in the Capital. Tuck into a feast of 99’s finest dishes, a 14-plate symphony, including a Signature bluefin tuna Hosomaki, Oysters no. 3 and yuzu foam, Sea bass and sea scallop ceviche, Toro flambé with Kaluga caviar, Grilled foie gras nigiri with tare sauce, the Japanese A5 kobe nigiri with chili oil and for the finale, the 99 black cod au gratin. End on a sweet note with a White chocolate and coconut mousse; as dance performances, a saxophonist and a DJ keep you partying all night long.
Dubai – AED2500 per person (indoor seat), AED3500 per person (outdoor lounge seat) and AED4500 (outdoor terrace seat). Free-flowing premium beverages from 8pm-12am. Complimentary glass of French bubbles at 12am. After party until 2am. Call +9714 547 2241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abu Dhabi – AED1399 per person. Free-flowing premium beverages from 8pm-12am. Complimentary glass of French bubbles at 12am. After party until 2am. Call +9712 672 3333 or email email@example.com.
NYE Brunch at CÉ LA VI Dubai
Head to level 54 of the Address Skyview Hotel for CÉ LA VI Dubai’s New Year’s Eve brunch that boasts the perfect way to spend the last day of the year with loved ones. A set menu teeming with creative cuisine awaits, as you sit back and take in the wonderful sights of the Dubai cityscape and the Burj Khalifa around. Taking your celebrations, a step further, the brunch will also include special additions to the menu, as well as a live singer and festive decorations. A place to see and be seen, CÉ LA VI Dubai’s New Year’s Eve brunch is indeed the perfect way to spend the last day of the year.
December 31 from 12:30-3:30pm. AED590 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED890 per person (inclusive of house beverages) and AED990 per person (inclusive of bubbly). Call +9714 582 6111 or WhatsApp +97156 515 4001. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website or Instagram.
A Touch of Midas, Kempinski Gardens
Inspired by the extravagance of King Midas, the New Year’s Eve gala dinner under the stars at the luxurious Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah will set the stage for the year-end celebrations on the Palm. Guests can party the night away in the picturesque gardens, which will be dressed in gold for the best night of the year; and the property will put on a performance that will be remembered for a lifetime, with entertainment for revellers of all ages. The buffet menu features over 150 international dishes, with a dedicated section for the little ones, as well as a line-up of fun entertainment.
December 31. Dinner from 8pm onwards and ends with after-party canapés from 12:30am. The bar welcomes guests from 8pm-2am. AED1,400 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED2,500 per person (inclusive of premium beverages) and AED700 for children between 6 and 11 years. Prior reservations are required. Call +9714 444 2000 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
New Year’s Eve at Beach By Five
Ring in 2022 with the most stunning skyline view of the city and Arabian Gulf. Soak up those FIVE beach vibes this New Year’s Eve, dine under the stars with a smokin’ barbecue and live cooking stations that will ensure you feast like a King and Queen. Dress to impress and enjoy a line-up of entertainment, including a live band and DJ sets. Be sure to keep the bubbly flowing as you get ready to watch the stunning fireworks.
December 31 for Gala dinner from AED2000 per person (inclusive of house beverages). Call +9714 455 9989 or +9714 455 9999 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit FIVE Palm Jumeirah, the website or Instagram.
Belle Epoque at BQ – French Kitchen & Bar, Habtoor Palace Dubai
Ensure this New Year’s Eve is one to remember, and add a little Parisian je ne sais quoi to your celebrations with dinner at the distinctly chic BQ – French Kitchen & Bar. With live entertainment to set the tone, dinner will feature a scrumptious spread of traditional appetizers, fresh seafood and live carvings. An artisan French cheese display, homemade pastries, the finest house beverages and live entertainment will round off your evening in a quintessentially French way.
December 31 from 7:30pm onwards at AED450 per person (inclusive of soft beverages) and AED595 per person (inclusive of house beverages), with a glass of bubbly at 12am. Kids up to 4 eat for free and 50 per cent savings for kids aged 5 to 12 years. Call +9714 275 1805. Visit Instagram.
Gourmet Chinese New Year’s Eve at Maiden Shanghai, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Maiden Shanghai likes a party and New Year’s Eve is a special moment in the calendar. Expect delicious Chinese cuisine by Chef Bing, complemented by a cracking party atmosphere, incredible entertainment, bubbly showers to ring in 2022 with a bang and prime Marina Skyline firework views.
December 31 for Gourmet Chinese set menu from AED1500 per person (inclusive of house beverages). Call +9714 455 9989 or +9714 455 9999 and email email@example.com. Visit FIVE Palm Jumeirah, the website or Instagram.
Dubai’s No 1 Skyline View at The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Head to Dubai’s no 1 spot to catch the New Year’s Eve fireworks, with The Penthouse boasting the Marina skyline and downtown view. Join in the extravaganza at one of Dubai’s hottest spots and ring in the New Year with international DJs and the best live entertainment until the sun comes up. Drink, dine and dance the night away and have the party of a lifetime at the one and only The Penthouse.
December 31 for New Year’s Eve gala dinner from AED3000 per person (inclusive of house beverages). Call +9714 455 9989 or +9714 455 9999 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit FIVE Palm Jumeirah, the website or Instagram.
New Year “Les Nuits Parisiennes” at Mosaic, Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Why countdown to midnight in Dubai when you can do it in Paris? The chic Mosaic Pool Lounge will transport guests to the City of Lights on New Year’s Eve. Named “Les Nuits Parisiennes” the venue will bring Parisian charm to life. Expect a typical Parisian evening, with immersive lighting, acrobats, dancers, a saxophonist, buffet brimming with barbecue specialities, French- style mussel gratin, five-spice chocolate pudding and plenty more.
December 31 from 7pm-1am at AED999 inclusive of soft beverages, AED1,299 per person inclusive of house beverages and AED1,799 inclusive of premium beverages. Shisha will be available from AED249. Call +97156 996 0582 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
Most wanted with UK’s no1 Urban DJ Charlie Sloth at Soul Street, FIVE Jumeirah Village
End 2021 on a high note with the one and only, UK’s no1 urban DJ Charlie Sloth. Feast on scrumptious street food, listen to the best of urban beats and sip through bottomless beverages. A party like no other, get your groove on amidst the coolest street art in Dubai and ring in 2022 with a bang.
December 31 for Global street food from AED999 per person (inclusive of house beverages). Call +9714 455 9989 or +9714 455 9999 and email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit FIVE Jumeirah Village, the website or Instagram.
New York, New York at World Cut Steakhouse, Habtoor Palace Dubai
Take a bite out of the Big Apple with a New York-inspired New Year’s Eve at World Cut Steakhouse. The menu is brimming with five fabulous courses, served to a backdrop of the restaurant’s glam-slam surrounds. With live entertainment to accompany, the evening promises to raise the bar for all your 2022 celebrations to come.
December 31 from 7:30pm onwards. Cocktail Reception at Champagne Lounge from 7pm, served with canapés. AED995 per person (inclusive of fine beverages) and AED1,295 per person (inclusive of bubbly). Kids under 12 years old are not permitted. Call +9714 275 1805. Visit Instagram.
New Year “Alice Wonderland” Themed Dinner at Les Cuisines, Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Alice, The Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit invite guests of all ages to a magical night of wonder, curiosity, and splendour. Embark on an immersive journey through Wonderland with acrobat artists, dancers, live musicians, and more. An evening of entertainment, a buffet of cold and hot seafood dishes and herb-crusted rack of lamb, amongst other offerings, and whimsical surprises await.
December 31 from 7pm-12am at AED275 per child (6-12 years), AED599 inclusive of soft beverages and AED799 inclusive of house beverages. Call +97156 996 0582 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Aqua, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Dress to impress and ring in 2022 on the iconic terrace of Aqua, with a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Look out to unrivalled views of Dubai’s gorgeous night skyline from Aqua’s pool deck as you enjoy an evening of opulence with a delectable spread of curated dishes. Catch live performances from Claudia Patrice and Dubai’s famous firework display as the clock strikes midnight.
New Year’s Eve at Bolla
A celebration of fun, food and friends, Bolla’s New Year’s 2022 bash is going to be one to remember. While guests can choose to begin their revelries earlier in the day at lunch time, those joining for dinner and staying on until the early hours can opt for the à la carte menu that boasts oysters, a selection of warm and cold plates from burrata or sea bass ceviche to Mediterranean-inspired flatbreads, cheese and charcuterie boards, artisanal pastas and Black Angus steaks.
December 31 from 8pm-1am at AED550 per person minimum spend. Additional beverage package available from 12-2am at AED250 per person. DJ Set from 8pm-2am. Call +9714 340 0046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website and Instagram. Complimentary valet parking available for first three hours.
New Year’s Eve Caribbean Night, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Adults and kids can ring in the New Year 2022 at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island in a stunning Caribbean paradise. Dress to impress and rejoice with Caribbean entertainment including tropical limbo dancers and musical and acrobatic performances; while enjoying an exotic tropical dinner banquet comprising local and international dishes with live cooking stations, barbecue and grill and bountiful beverages.
December 31 from 7pm-2am. Complimentary for in-house guests. Call +9712 492 2222 or email email@example.com. Visit the website or Instagram.
New Year’s Eve at Sola, Raffles The Palm Dubai
Sola, an adults only restaurant, will bring a New Year’s party that is not to be missed. Guests can enjoy a curated set menu meticulously paired with a premium array of beverages and accompanied by a live performance by the Carrie Gibson’s Nuvo Soul and DJ Timo.
NYE Platinum Experience, Sofitel Dubai The Palm
For the most VIP New Year’s Eve celebration imaginable, upgrade to the Platinum Experience at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. There are two splendid options to choose from, both of which are designed with the city’s most discerning connoisseurs in mind.
First, an adults-only party at Laguna Lounge, a magnifique beachfront bar with mesmerizing views of the shimmering Palm Jumeirah skyline. DJ Darryl Rees, renowned for playing at Dubai’s top beach and nightclubs, will be spinning tunes late into the evening; while magician Aron White captivates audiences. On the culinary front, expect sinful delicacies such as Hadid Gold Edition caviar served directly to your table. With your appetite whetted, explore a bevy of live food stations serving everything from Oysters and Sushi to Gourmet salads and Foie gras. Mains range from Dry-aged Irish rump to Slow-cooked short ribs; and desserts include Rose mahalabiya, Raspberry choux buns and British mince pies.
If exclusivity is your top priority, reserve one of the 5 private plush beachfront cabanas, each capable of hosting up to 10 people. Situated directly in front of the main stage, you will have front row seats to the musical stylings of The Edge Show Band. You will also have access to Maui’s buffet extravaganza, as well as the option to order directly from the cabanas’ exclusive sharing menu. We’re talking a box of the finest Caviar, a selection of French and Japanese Oysters, Charcuterie, Chilled seafood, or a selection of small plates ranging from Roasted guinea fowl to Truffle-infused squash. Desserts are unashamedly extravagant, with Gold-coated baklava taking centre stage.
New Year’s Eve Platinum Experience at Laguna Lounge at AED3,500 for adults and AED1,750 for teens aged 16 to 21 years. Inclusive of free-flowing house grape, hops, spirits and bubbly. New Year’s Eve Platinum Experience Cabanas are priced at AED30,000 each. All bookings must be prepaid. Visit the website or Instagram.