Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai can be a wonderful experience: a blend of exhilaration, luxury, and, of course, the hope of a new start and a chance to look back at the year behind. It’s a night to release the past and welcome the future with enthusiasm, and few cities do festive celebrations like Dubai. For those looking to ring in 2024 in style, here are the best ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Dubai this 31 December.
New Year’s Eve in Dubai 2023
For a truly hedonistic, fabulous, fun-filled and memorable New Year’s Eve, book a table at Billionaire Dubai – the city’s most impressive, and glamorous, dinner and a show experience. With mesmerising, and nail-biting performers from across the globe (including TV show winners and famous personalities) Billionaire has carved a name for itself in the city – and across the globe – as the spot for celebrations, and this festive season the restaurants and nightlife has transformed into a glittering ‘Crystal Euphoria’ wonderfuland. Guests can book a table, enjoy the world-class show and raise a glass of fizz at midnight as they indulge in a set menu of dishes like caviar and enjoy the beautiful festive display.
AED 3,000 per person set menu (including beverages); 9pm to 3am; +971 (0) 4 510 3100 or WhatsApp: +971 (0) 56 678 3357 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
Tucked away on the peaceful Pearl Jumeira island, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa benefits from one of the most perfect positions in the city. On the one side, guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and towering palm trees, and on the other, the entire Downtown Dubai skyline. These views make it the perfect NYE hangout, that, and its chic, modern, laid-back beachy vibe. This New Year’s Eve in Dubai, the luxury resort is throwing a Gala Dinner on the sands with fireworks, a live band, Nikki Beach DJs and musicians all night long, plus its signature sumptuous cuisine and a glittering gold dress code. With views stretching all over the city, guests will also be able to enjoy sneak peeks of Dubai’s most iconic fireworks displays.
8pm until late; AED2,7000 per person for dinner with champagne and premium beverages, AED1,700 soft beverages, AED750 children between three and 12 years old; email@example.com; +971 4 376 6290; WhatsApp: +971 56 545 4039
MOLI by SHI
As the city’s chicest new Chinese restaurant, MOLI by SHI is a dazzling spot to ring in the New Year. Located at Dubai Hills Business Park – surrounded by residential buildings, the fabulous Dubai Hills Mall (and far away from the usual New Year’s Eve hoards and traffic), this beautifully-designed new dining space comest to the city from SHI – a favourite located on Bluewaters Island. In stunning interiors transporting guests to 1920s Shanghai, guests can indulge in a set menu of dishes like lobster spinach yuzu miso, duck and prawn cheung fen rolls, hongbao belt fish, coffee soft beef ribs and lamb rack, and enjoy a bottle of French bubbles to toast 2024. Mood lighting, superb staff and a trendy and discreet feel make this the perfect spot to enjoy an intimate New Year’s Eve in Dubai.
6pm until late; AED1,000 per person inclusive of set menu and a bottle of sparkling wine; +971 4 276 3338; molibyshi.com
New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Featuring Sting, Atlantis the Palm
Few shows on earth are as spectacular as the ones Atlantis throws (think the Atlantis The Royal‘s grand opening party earlier this year and pretty much every other Atlantis party). With that in mind, those searching for the ultimate extravagant New Year’s Eve in Dubai celebration should look no further than Atlantis The Palm. Taking place at the resort’s Asateer tent, almost right on the beach, the spectacular celebration commences with canapés and Champagne, as guests enjoy a 30-piece live band performance. Filled with elegance and sparkle, guests can enjoy a lavish buffet, live cooking stations, unlimited premium house beverages, including free-flowing Champagne and the ultimate show on earth: The Atlantis fireworks. No Atlantis party would be complete without a world-class musical act, and this year will see the party graced by one of the world’s best-selling music artists, 17–time Grammy award winner, Sting.
Gala packages from Dhs 6,500 per person; Golden Circle packages from AED7,500 (both AED4,500 for ages 4-13); Golden Circle packages from AED9,500 (AED6,500 aged 14 and below), doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm; atlantis.com; dubai.platinumlist.net
Netsu Ōmisoka Experience
Netsu, the award-winning Japanese steakhouse at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah – will ring in 2024 in style with a sophisticated New Year’s Eve celebration. In the sultry restaurant or out on the terrace, guests can indulge five-course sharing menu, including Netsu classics alongside free-flowing beverages. As the night unfolds, an exclusive after-party will open on Netsu’s skyline terrace, creating a chic, high-octane vibe lasting until the early hours and offering unobstructed views of Burj Khalifa and Dubai’s iconic fireworks display.
From 8 pm to 2 am; AED2,500 per person, inclusive of soft beverages, cocktails, wines and Champagne. The event will welcome children above the age of 7 at AED1,100 per child; +971 04 777, firstname.lastname@example.org
As one of Dubai’s most glamorous hotels, SLS Dubai is throwing a series of New Year’s Eve parties to remember, inviting guests to ring in 2024 in luxury and sophistication. At S Bar, the hotel’s 71st-floor bar, guests can enjoy a Masquerade-themed soiree from 9pm with cocktails and an a la carte offering live music and DJ performances, but most importantly, stunning views across the city and its myriad fireworks displays. Tables are available with an AED1,150 minimum spend per person at the bar and an AED1,550 minimum spend on the terrace. At Smoke & Mirrors, the seductive and intimate cocktail bar, guests can enjoy a live DJ, drummers and signature cocktails all night, along with selections from the humidor. The evening is priced at AED1,000 for guests coming from Carna, AED2,500 minimum spend per person with free-flowing drinks and canapes for three hours until midnight in the main room, AED20,000 minimum spend for a semi-private room and AED10,000 minimum spend for the Whiskey Room (from 8pm to 12pm).
Also offering stunning views of Business Bay and Downtown Dubai, Dario Cecchini’s Italian steakhouse Carna is putting on a festive-inspired a la carte menu with a carefully curated wine and beverage menu and live pianist, with tables from AED1,400 minimum spend per person for a non-window table. Finally, SLS Dubai’s 75th-floor club and nightlife space will be the spot for painting the town red with non-stop music, entertainment, magnificent views across the city, and a front-row view of the fireworks. From 8pm until late, a minimum spend is AED1,200, with Burj Khalifa side VIP seating for AED2,500.
Atlantis The Royal
As Dubai’s most extravagant, and talked about new hotel opening, it’s only right Atlantis The Royal is throwing New Year’s Eve in Dubai celebrations to remember. There are multiple events going on at the hotel’s wonderful drinking and dining outlets, including a party at Ling Ling, the hotel’s seductive Asian party spot. The evening includes signature flavours with an eclectic soundtrack and cocktails, with indoor seating from AED1,950 and terrace seating available for AED20,000 (groups up to six people). Elsewhere in the property, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is throwing a British Tudor banquet-inspired soiree – priced from AED2,950 – alongside Peruvian La Mar by Gaston Acurio – which is offering seats from AED1,950 per person. For Greek flavours and ocean views, head to Estiatorio Milos, with tickets also for AED1,950 per person. All offer close-up views of the iconic Atlantis fireworks, set to be even bigger and better this New Year’s Eve with the addition of The Royal.
Raffles The Palm Dubai
Raffles The Palm Dubai is one of Dubai’s most opulent and palatial retreats – a pink palace on Palm Jumeirah with a distinctly Baroque feeling, reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles itself. For New Year’s Eve, the hotel is throwing a glamorous white and gold masquerade ball at its chic rooftop Raffles Club – treating guests to a magnificent dinner, and hours of fun and entertainment from a live three-piece band. Guests are invited to join between 7 and 8pm, and packages are priced from AED4,000 per person for outdoor seating (including alcoholic beverages) and AED3,200 for indoor seating. The sweeping terrace offers views across Palm Jumeirah to Dubai Marina and Bluewaters, so guests will be able to see multiple famed fireworks displays lighting up the night’s sky.
Also in the hotel, the all-day dining room Le Jardin will be offering a Royal Masquerade buffet dinner, complete with a four-piece band, with priced from AED2,700 for outdoor seating and AED2,400 for indoor (including alcoholic beverages). Other outlets are also offering memorable and elegant celebrations like a night brunch at the sultry jazz bar Sola (priced at AED1,500 and running until 4 am), Omakase dinner at Matagi from AED2,300 per person, elegant a la carte evening with a live band at Blüthner Hall (minimum spend from AED2,000 for tables of two) and a rooftop party at Kalian Rooftop Lounge with a DJ and saxophonist (from AED1,000 per person minimum spend).
Four Seasons Dubai DIFC
DIFC’s most glamorous, under-the-radar hotel, Four Seasons Dubai DIFC, is throwing a series of New Year’s Eve celebrations to remember, offering seating under the starry skies and views of the magnificent fireworks display at the iconic Burj Khalifa. Luna, the hotel’s rooftop nightspot, will host. apart with a DJ, electric violinist and saxophonist from 7 pm onwards, with minimum spend packages for the evening ranging from AED1,000 at the bear area to AED2,500 on low tables. The Penrose Lounge is also throwing a New Year’s Eve soiree, with seating in the elegant lounge on the enchanting terrace – with guests serenaded by a saxophonist (minimum spend AED 1,950 per person for terrace seating or AED 950 per person for indoor seating.)
Downstairs, in the chic Martin Brudzinski-designed Mina Brasserie, diners can enjoy a truly glamorous atmosphere with 2000 golden balloons, fantastical ice sculptures and the dulcet tones from a live singer. The night includes a culinary journey curated by award-winning chef Michael Mina, and as the clock strikes midnight, guests are able to head to the terrace to see the unfolding fireworks lighting up Dubai. The evening runs from 7pm to 1am with a minimum spend of AED1,000 per adult and AED550 for children ages six to 12.
Ginger Moon At W Dubai Mina Seyahi
Prepare to enter the new year with a bang at Dubai’s coolest adults-only hotel W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, where an epic NYE “Noche Ephemera” party awaits you, promising a night of glamour, style, and thrill. Starting at 7:45 pm on the hotel’s ground floor, the trendy Farrago Bar & Lounge welcomes you with a cocktail to kick off the festivities. Enjoy the lively music, sip on some bubbles, and savor delicious canapés as you capture some of your best NYE moments. At 8:45 pm, head upstairs to Ginger Moon, where the second part of the night unfolds. Greeted by live drummers as you enter, the night continues with a 5-course set menu, masterfully crafted with free-flowing champagne and house beverages.
Live entertainment sets the mood high, accompanied by an impressive viewing spot for fireworks at midnight overlooking the marina, this is a night that can’t be missed. DJ Armando will keep the floor buzzing at Ginger Moon with an eclectic mix of music that will have you dancing until the early hours of the morning.
31st December; Tickets start at AED 1,450 per person including the 5-course dinner and for those seeking a personalized experience, VIP tables are available starting at AED 5,000 for four persons (VIP sofas with infinity view) and VIP cabanas can be booked for AED 10,000 minimum spend for ten persons., @gingermoondxb
Atlantis The Palm
Alongside the spectacular New Year’s Eve with Sting Soiree, the resort is also offering a bevy of other stand-out New Year’s Eve in Dubai celebrations to book now. Ossiano, the hotel’s world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurant – is offering packages from AED5,000 for a bespoke culinary journey surrounded by the hotel’s marine life. At its stunning new location, Nobu Dubai has prime views across Palm Jumeirah and multiple fireworks, and tickets are from AED2,950 per person. Michelin-starred Hakkason is offering seating for AED1,950, while White Beach – the resort’s chic and newly revamped beach club – is inviting guests to dine right by the waves with premium beach deck seating from AED2,950.
Time Out Market
Transporting guests to the food markets of Europe, Asia and the Americas, Time Out Market has cemented itself as Dubai’s most exciting food hall, with outlets from the city’s best chefs and concepts and an alcohol license. This New Year’s Eve, Time Out Market is hosting a ‘Hall of Wonders’ party. Guests can look forward to a night of enchantment and the opportunity to sample over 250 dishes across the entire Market, plus some of the best Burj Khalifa views in the city. All ticket prices are 50% redeemable on food and beverage throughout the night. The best part? The market is right on the waterside of the Dubai Fountain and sits in the shadows o the Burj Khalifa, meaning you’ll get a great view of the action (depending on seat).
Dhs1,000 (counter seats with Dhs500 redeemable), Dhs1,500 (high tables with Dhs750 redeemable), Dhs3,000 (table inside with Dhs1,500 redeemable), Dhs4,000 (VIP table in main area with Dhs2,000 redeemable), Dhs5,000 (VIP table on the terrace with Dhs2,500 redeemable), 7pm-2am. Time Out Market Dubai, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 800tickets.ae/events.
CÉ LA VI
One of Dubai’s most popular and glitzy rooftop hangouts, CÉ LA VI invites guests to a night of splendid entertainment, as you welcome the new year in style. With live performances by Britain’s Got Talent’s swing band Jack Pack and an exclusive view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, you will have an unforgettable evening. A selection of exquisite Michelin Guide-featured dishes crafted by Chef Howard Ko will be at your disposal as you savour and commemorate the last moments of the year and delight in the magnificent fireworks as the clock marks 12 and the new year begins.
Downtown Dubai; 8 pm onwards, tickets start at Dhs 5000 per person, +971 4 582 6111, @celavidubai
City Social, Grosvenor House
Welcome 2024 with the beautiful, panoramic views of the Dubai Marina, Dubai Harbour and Palm Jumeirah skyline and the firework displays that light up Dubai every year. The signature venue by celebrity Chef Jason Atherton will serve modern European cuisine with a Japanese twist in its iconic venue, complemented by a live DJ and saxophonist that will keep you grooving all night and a selection of unlimited beverages to suit your taste. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness all the fireworks from a bird’s eye view at City Social.
AED2,500 inclusive of selected house beverages (Terrace Table), AED 2,200 inclusive of selected house beverages (Indoor Table), 7:00 PM until 2:00 AM, City Social, Grosvenor House +971 4 402 2222, citysocialdubai.com
Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in the most elegant Parisian style with unrivaled views of the Burj Khalifa!
The meal begins with a delightful selection of amuse-bouches such as wagyu beef tartare and royal king crab pie with Oscietra caviar, followed by duck foie gras terrine with fig compote, and celeriac puree. Premier Plat presents grilled lobster from Brittany, pan-seared Hokkaido sea scallops, and sole meunière with Oscietra caviar, while second plat features roasted beef tenderloin, porcini cream, agria potato millefeuille with truffles and Perigeux sauce. It’s Vacherin Mont d’Or with white truffle mascarpone for “Le Pré Dessert”, ending with Mont Blanc cake, lemon sorbet with vodka, artisan chocolates, and coffee.
Brasserie – Burj window: AED 3,000 per person, Brasserie – Burj back section and piano room: AED 2,000 per person, Rooftop: AED 4,000 per person, Café Outdoor: AED 1,500 per person, www.fouquets-dubai.com
Celebrate the arrival of 2024 in style with a captivating evening of music, revelry, exquisite food, and the most sophisticated ambiance with L’Atelier Robuchon. A singer and DJ will entertain you throughout the night and create a festive atmosphere worthy of this momentous occasion.
Chef Roberto Torre has crafted a sublime set menu, to showcase his culinary mastery with dishes such as lobster, pan-fried scallops, foie gras, and black cod marinated with miso; culminating with Joël Robuchon’s signature celebratory dessert. Alternatively, guests can also opt for the a la carte menu, featuring an array of sensational dishes, ingeniously conceived by Chef Roberto Torre.
AED 850 per person for set menu, A la carte dining with a minimum spend of AED 1,000, atelier-robuchon.ae