The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai

As the clock ticks towards the end of 2023, the vibrant city of Dubai is gearing up for one of the most spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. Dubai is renowned for its extravagant festivities, and this year is no exception. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there are multiple options to choose from, ranging from glamorous gala dinners to lively beach parties. To help you plan your countdown to 2024, K Estates has curated a list of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Dubai, categorised by neighbourhood.

Business Bay

Aqua

Immerse yourself in the Roaring Twenties at Aqua’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Revel in a sophisticated evening with culinary delights, swing band entertainment, and a vibrant firework display. Bid farewell to 2023 with bubbly on the terrace for Dhs250, house beverages for Dhs1,500, and Dhs750 for kids aged six to 12.

  • Time: 7:30 pm-midnight, with bubbly from 11:30 pm onwards.
  • Venue: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay.
  • Contact: 04 414 3000.

BAI Bar & Terrace

Savor a Bull & Claw barbecue dinner at BAI Bar & Terrace. Indulge in grilled seafood, steaks from live stations, and unlimited small plates with a sharing-style dessert.

  • Prices: Dhs850 (soft drinks), Dhs1,100 (premium beverages), Dhs450 (kids 10 years or above).
  • Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View, Business Bay.
  • Contact: 056 995 8210.

Billionaire Dubai

Experience a one-night-only New Year’s extravaganza at Billionaire Dubai. The cast ensures a party-centric end to 2023 with a set menu and premium beverages for Dhs3,000. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks.

  • Time: 9pm-3am.
  • Venue: Taj Hotel, Business Bay.
  • Contact: 04 510 3100.

Downtown Dubai

CÉ LA VI Dubai

Ring in the New Year at CÉ LA VI Dubai with a dazzling night featuring a live performance by Jack Pack from Britain’s Got Talent and a menu by Chef Howard Ko. Enjoy the famous Burj Khalifa fireworks backdrop with a minimum spend of Dhs5,000 per person, redeemable against the à la carte menu.

  • Price: Dhs5,000 (per person).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8pm till late.
  • Venue: Address Sky View Hotel, Downtown Dubai.
  • Contact: 04 582 6111.

Dunes Café

Welcome 2024 at Dunes Café with a buffet of Asian and Continental cuisine, diverse dishes, desserts, and creative beverages. Relax to the sounds of a four-piece band.

  • Prices: Dhs599 (soft drinks), Dhs749 (house beverages and bubbly), Dhs299 (kids).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 7pm onwards.
  • Venue: Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai.
  • Contact: 04 405 2703.

Jun’s

Enjoy Asian cuisine and stunning views of Burj Khalifa at Jun’s. Choose between vegetarian or non-vegetarian menus, paired with mixed drinks and beats from the DJ.

  • Price: From Dhs700.
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8pm onwards.
  • Venue: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.
  • Contact: 04 457 6035.

Time Out Market

Join the ‘Hall of Wonders’ party at Time Out Market, the city’s largest food hall. Experience magic, try over 250 dishes, and enjoy Burj Khalifa views. Tickets vary with 50% redeemable on food and beverage.

  • Prices: Dhs1,000 (counter seats), Dhs1,500 (high tables), Dhs3,000 (table inside), Dhs4,000 (VIP table in the main area), Dhs5,000 (VIP table on the terrace).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 7pm-2am.
  • Venue: Time Out Market Dubai, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai.

Dubai Marina

Buddha Bar

Buddha-Bar presents “The Big Show,” a circus-themed NYE celebration with a live DJ, dinner show, magician, acrobats, stilt walkers, and more. The set menu features Pan-Asian favorites like oysters, shrimp gyoza, Canadian lobster with Szechuan sauce, and miso-glazed chicken.

  • Prices: Dhs2,200 (soft drinks), Dhs2,500 (house beverages), Dhs1,800 (16-21 year olds).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8pm-2am.
  • Venue: Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina.
  • Contact: 04 317 6556.

Charm Thai

Charm Thai offers indoor and outdoor seating this NYE with a minimum spend of Dhs450 from the à la carte menu.

  • Price: Dhs450 (min spend).
    Date: Sun Dec 31, 5pm-2am.
  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina.
  • Contact: 054 997 8598.

El Sur

Celebrate the arrival of 2024 at El Sur with Spanish flavors, live entertainment, and a festive atmosphere.

  • Prices: Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs125 (kids aged six-12 years).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8:30pm-12:30am.
  • Venue: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina.
  • Contact: 04 511 7373.

Jumeirah

Al Muntaha

Experience a six-course French meal at Al Muntaha on NYE with grape pairing and unobstructed views of the midnight fireworks.

  • Price: Dhs6,500 (per person).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8pm-11:30pm.
  • Venue: Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah.
  • Contact: 800 323232.

Burj Al Arab

Celebrate NYE at Burj Al Arab with Gipsy Kings by André Reyes in the Marina Garden. Enjoy a five-course meal, a show band, and DJ Paul Lomax on the decks.

  • Price: Dhs6,500 (per person).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8pm onwards.
  • Venue: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah.
  • Tickets: dubai.platinumlist.net.

Eunoia By Carine

Join the New Year’s Eve Disco Party at Eunoia by Carine on December 31. Enjoy a special menu for Dhs600 per person, with additional drinks available for Dhs350 per person.

  • Prices: Dhs600 (food only), Dhs350 (with house beverages).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 7pm-1am.
  • Venue: Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai, Jumeirah.
  • Contact: 04 302 1241.

JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence)

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Celebrate NYE at Habtoor Grand Resort with live music, a groovy DJ, and a dance show. Enjoy a dinner buffet featuring premium seafood selections and diverse live stations.

  • Prices: Dhs1,950 (soft drinks), Dhs950 (kids aged six-12 years), free (kids under six years).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 7:30pm-2am.
  • Venue: Jumeirah Beach Residence.
  • Contact: 050 780 6342.

Li’Brasil

Experience a circus-themed celebration with Lebanese and Brazilian cuisine at Li’Brasil’s NYE party. The family-friendly event starts from 8pm and includes a sharing menu and unlimited beverages for Dhs1,888 per person.

  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8pm onwards.
  • Venue: Address Beach Resort, JBR.
  • Contact: 04 879 8866.

Oceana

Join Oceana for a grand NYE gala with complimentary access to a beach party after 11:30pm. Enjoy live entertainment and a buffet dinner for Dhs1,450 per person.

  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8pm-11:30pm.
  • Venue: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk JBR.
  • Contact: 04 318 2319.

Palm Jumeirah

Atlantis, The Palm

Prepare for a night of glitz and glamour at Atlantis, The Palm’s annual Gala Dinner. Starting at 7:30 pm, enjoy live cooking stations, free-flowing bubbly, and a mesmerizing performance by Sting, featuring his greatest hits.

  • Gala dinner prices: Dhs6,500 (adults and kids up to 14 years), Dhs4,500 (kids age four to 13 years), Rogue Circle: Dhs7,500 (adults and kids up to 14 years), Dhs4,500 (kids age four to 13 years), Golden Circle: Dhs9,500 (premium beverages).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 7:30 pm onwards.
  • Venue: Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah.
  • Contact: atlantis.com/nye, 04 426 2626.

The Penthouse

Join The Penthouse for the best view of New Year’s Eve fireworks over Dubai Marina and Downtown Dubai. Enjoy the extravaganza with international DJs and live entertainment until sunrise. Table prices include a Dhs2,000 food and house beverage package per person until 12:30 am, with the rest spent on the à la carte menu.

  • Prices vary based on location.
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 8 pm onwards.
  • Venue: FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah.
  • Contact: 04 455 9989.

Varq

Join the New Year at Varq with a five-course meal, premium beverages, and an after-party in the courtyard.

  • Prices: Dhs1,495 (soft drinks), Dhs2,195 (premium beverages).
  • Date: Sun Dec 31, 9 pm-3 am.
  • Venue: Taj Exotica Resort & Spa The Palm, Palm Jumeirah.
  • Contact: 04 275 4444.

Conclusion

As New Year’s Eve approaches, Dubai is set to dazzle with a range of options for every taste and preference. Whether you’re looking for a glamorous gala, a beachside bash, or a family-friendly celebration, Dubai has it all. Start planning now for a memorable New Year’s Eve in the city of dreams. Cheers to 2024!  

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