From a jungle theme and a French culinary voyage to the best of Chinese, here are our top venues to celebrate at this New Year
La Salle, Saadiyat Beach Club
Say au-revoir to 2020 and embark on a culinary voyage of Provençal flavours at this French restaurant. Its seven-course menu boasts vibrant colours and rich textures featuring signature specials such as marinated charred octopus with potato mousse, Westholme Wagyu brisket, grilled Carabinero prawns and crème brûlée. Plus, enjoy the astounding firework display as the clock strikes midnight.
From 7pm at AED799 per person. Contact +9712 656 3535.
Hakkasan, Emirates Palace
See out 2020 in style at this gorgeous Chinese restaurant and indulge in a set menu offering roasted Peking duck salad for one of the many delish appetizers. Mains include charcoal-grilled Chilean sea bass, lotus leaf stuffed with steamed chicken rice and plenty more. Polish off your meal with an exotic fruit coconut paired with mango, pineapple and passion fruit.
From 6pm at AED688-788 per person. Contact +9712 690 7739.
Cipriani Yas Island
With captivating vistas of the marina, live music and elegant décor, Cipriani Abu Dhabi is the perfect setting to bring in the New Year. The exquisite four-course set menu includes signature highlights such as lobster salad, Wagyu beef fillet and a delectable panettone cake coated with mascarpone sauce.
6pm-1am at AED595 per person. Contact +9712 657 5400.
Frangipani, Zaya Nurai Island
Enjoy an island gala dinner at Frangipani on New Year’s Eve, with free-flowing beverages and a live band. Join the countdown and dance the night away to music played by the DJ for a memorable time.
8pm-1am at AED1,100 per person (soft beverage package) and AED1,650 per person (house beverage package). Contact +9712 506 6229.
Sea Fu, Four Seasons Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Ring in 2021 with exotic fare sure to please all palates. Kick the night off with a chilled glass of bubbles and canapés, followed by dinner and decadent sharing-style desserts. Live entertainment, a firework display and specially crafted beverages will make it an occasion to remember.
From 8pm at AED2,750 per person (with a welcome glass of bubbles or non-alcoholic premium sparkling wine). Contact +9714 270 7777.
Netsu, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira
A spectacular celebration awaits diners at Netsu by Ross Shonhan. Renowned for its unique interpretation of Japanese cuisine, feast on a sumptuous five-course sharing menu accompanied by music, while the warayaki grill brightens up your evening at the theatrical Kabuki backdrop.
AED1,500 per person (inclusive of premium beverages). Contact +9714 777 2232.
Level 43 Sky Lounge, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
With the perfect vantage point to catch the gorgeous Burj Khalifa fireworks, relish an exclusive dining menu showcasing delicious culinary creations accompanied by live music and free-flowing house beverages.
8pm-2:30am at AED800 per person. Contact +9715 6414 2213.
Argentina Grill Restaurante
Expect a vibrant ambience, rustic interiors and a taste of South America this New Year’s Eve. Dine on an à la carte menu showcasing succulent grilled meats, seafood and pasta. Behold the stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and Atlantis fireworks, while live entertainment sets guests in a party mood!
From 7pm at AED500-1000 per person. Contact +9715 4560 2626 for La Mer or +9715 4570 2626 for The Pointe.
Flamingo Room by Tashas
Get ready for a luxe dining experience at this elegant venue bedecked with pink-and-gold décor. Sure to delight palates is an à la carte menu inclusive of white fish ceviche, tuna tartare, calamari Mozambique to name a few. A variety of desserts such as the signature baked Alaska will sum up a great time, as live drums, beats and singing enhance the ambience.
From 7:30pm, a minimum spend of AED1,000 per person. Contact +9714 244 7278.
Slip on your party shoes for a night at Amazonico. The Jungle Fever themed party, inspired by contemporary disco nights, will keep you on your feet all night long. Enjoy special concoctions at The Lounge, but not until you head to The Restaurant for an exquisite meal. The terrace beckons for 2020’s final moments.
From 6pm at AED800 per person (NYE set menu). Contact +9714 571 3999.
Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand Hotel
With Jamaican iconography and pop-reggae vibes, this is definitely the venue to be at to bid farewell to 2020. DJ Luv will be spinning your favourite tunes, while you delve into an à la carte menu comprising cod fritters, fried chicken coco buns, peppery curry goat and other flavoursome dishes.
From AED250-600 per person. Contact +9714 356 2900.
Open Sesame, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown
As the clock ticks, savour a wide Mediterranean spread with family and friends. Tuck into hot and cold mezze followed by roast meat and fish. The signature yule log and festive ginger biscuits are not to be missed for a sweet ending.
From 7pm-12am at AED250-525 per person. Contact +9715 0503 2036.