Armani Hotel Dubai
Ristorante: Signature Italian flavours take centre stage to usher in the New Year in a destive tasting menu in the main dining area for Dh1,600 including soft beverages, beverage pairings and a midnight toast. Same option in a private dining area is Dh3,800. Children below 10 years are not permitted.
Mediterraneo: A contemporary take on classic Mediterranean flavours for Dh800 including soft beverages and a midnight toast, or Dh1,050 including soft beverages, one bottle of grape and a midnight toast. 50 per cent off for children from 4-10 years. No charge for under 4s.
Amal: Enjoy the diverse flavours of India’s gourmet heritage with a rich menu of innovative dishes. Priced at Dh950 including soft beverages and a midnight toast, Dh1,100 including soft beverages, cellared pairings, and a midnight toast. Children below 10 years are not permitted.
Hashi: High-end Japanese menu, Dh1,000 including soft beverages and a midnight toast; Dh1,200 including soft beverages, grape pairings, and a midnight toast. Children below 10 are not permitted.
Call 04-8883444 or 800 ARMANI (276264)
Crowne Plaza Dubai
Zinc: Resident DJ Greg Stainer will headline the night with a help from Rone Jaxx and Mr Hush on bongos. VIP tables have Dh1,500 booking fee, standard tables at Dh1,000. Each table seats 4-6 persons, with service from at 9pm. Entry Dh150 from 10pm; women enter free all night.
Trader Vics: The Polynesian retreat has its live band, Marea Alta performing and a five-course True Island menu for Dh499 per person. All diners receive a beverage glass at midnight and a party pack to get into the Polynesian swing.
Grand Millennium Dubai
Atrium: Purple Haze dinner party, Dh169 including soft beverages and live entertainment; Dh235 including free-flowing house beverages.
Dante: Set menu with appetizer buffet, Dh525 including a premium beverage or Dh777 including free flowing house beverages.
Toshi: Seafood market, Dh525 including a premium beverage glass or Dh777 including free flowing house beverages.
Call 04-429 9999
Five Dining: New Year’s Eve Buffet at Dh450 indoors, Dh550 outdoors, with unlimited selected beverages. Children up to 6 years old get in for free, aged 6-12 get 50 per cent discount.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
La Parrilla: Six course Latin American cuisine gala dinner, pre-dinner drinks in Uptown Bar, live tango dancing and fireworks at midnight, Dh2,750 or Dh2,475 for a non-alcoholic package. 8pm onwards.
Al Khayal: Five course set menu with open bar and live entertainment from the Lebanese band and belly dancer. Dh990, non-alcoholic package at Dh890 and children up to 12 years Dh450. Service from 8pm.
Der Keller: New Year with German fare and house beverages, access to the Sun Deck for viewing of the fireworks display, Dh700 per person, non-alcoholic package Dh630, children under 12 years Dh350. Service from 7pm.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Vu’s Restaurant: Welcome reception at Clique then a gastronomic five-course set menu with choice of a starter and main course, and soft beverages, and live entertainment. Dh1,800. Service from 7.30pm onwards.
The Agency: Antipasti platter and a half bottle of grape beverage, plus complimentary entrance to Clique’s all night DJing party. Dh400, above 21s only, from 7pm.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Al Nafoorah: Welcome reception at Plaj deck followed by a family style tasting menu, full bar, after dinner party with a live resident DJ, Dh1,850, children under 12 years not permitted, below 21s not permitted for the after party. Service from 7.30pm.
Plaj: Welcome reception followed by a grill and seafood semi-buffet style menu to share, full bar, selected grape beverages and live entertainment and after dinner party with live resident DJ, Dh1,550 per person, children below the age of 12 years are not permitted, below 21s not permitted for the after party. Service from 6.30pm.
MJ’s Steakhouse: Four-course set menu with one bottle of bubbly per couple and selected beverages, entertainment by khim player Wanthakan Khamsuk and a Thai dancer; guests have access to New Year’s Eve marquee with a free flow of beverages. Gala tent access cards will be provided at the restaurant. Dh1,200, non alcoholic package gets 25 per cent discount and children below 4 years dine complimentary. Service from 8pm.
Pierchic: Five-course set menu with a bottle of bubbly per couple and select beverages and music by the band LA Rouge and access to the gala tent with an open bar inclusive of selected beverages. Dh4,200, non alcoholic package has 25 per cent discount. Children below 9 are not permitted. Service from 8pm.
Honyaki: Chef Keneth Kim’s selection of signature dishes served alongside a selection of sake beverages and a green tea ceremony. Priced at Dh350 per person, from 12pm–12am
Shimmers: Buffet with one bottle of bubbly per couple and select beverages with relaxing music by Jazz Collection band, access to the gala tent where the celebration continues. Dh1,200, non alcoholic package is 50 per cent off, children below 4 years dine free. Service from 8pm.
Jambase: Four course set menu including one bottle of bubbly per couple plus selected beverages, with resident band performing, Dh1,200, over 21s only. Service from 8pm.
Reservations at 04-3666730
Mövenpick Hotel and Apartments Bur Dubai
Fountain and Lobby: Gala dinner buffet with live cooking stations, live band and DJ, Dh590 inclusive of selected house beverages.
Chutneys: Indian set menu and Gazal live band, Dh395 per person inclusive of selected house beverages.
Children between 7 to 12 years get 50 per cent discount, free for 6 years and below.
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah
The Talk Restaurant & Lounge: Latino dinner with live cooking stations and buffet islands, Dh500 per person including soft beverages, Dh900 per person with selected beverages, Complimentary dining for children up to age 12.
Melrose Ballroom: Black & White gala dinner with live cooking and buffets, followed by dancing to the four-piece band. Includes a kids’ corner.
Call 04-449 8888
Park Hyatt Dubai
The Terrace and The Thai Kitchen Piazza: Buffet with Middle Eastern, Thai and European cuisine, live cooking stations and live entertainment from a jazz duo and Celeste, Dh1,395 per person including unlimited select premium beverages. Children under the age of six eat free; a 50 per cent discount applies to children aged 6-12. Service from 8pm.
Café Arabesque: Five buffet displays with hot and cold mezze selection, soups, three carving stations, a rotisserie and a large selection of main courses influenced by the flavours of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, Dh525 per person, including non-alcoholic beverages, children under the age of six eat for free; a 50 per cent discount applies to children aged 6-12.
Rivington Grill, Level 3, Souk al Bahar
Seasonal menu accompanied by music; first seating 6-8.30pm, Dh550; second seating 9pm-midnight, Dh770 per head.
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Vivaldi: New Year’s Eve gala dinner buffet inspired by the global kitchens of the world, includes oyster bar with half a dozen varieties of freshly shucked oysters on the halfshell and sushi and sashimi stations, music from a four-piece band; Dh495 inclusive of house beverages. Service from 7pm.
The Ballroom: New Year’s Eve grand buffet dinner dance, with a festive Russian buffet prepared by host Chefs Roman Dubnitskiy and Ivan Frolukhin from the W Hotel St. Petersburg, all accompanied by a female Russian DJ, dancers and a Russian four-piece band, Dh800 per person. Service from 7.30pm.
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
1001 Arabian Nights-themed gala ball in the resort gardens, with live entertainment including belly dancer, dabke dance show, resident DJ, tannoura dancers, fireworks and majlis set-up. Dh1,500 per person.
Call 04-3995533; walk-ins will not be admitted.
The Address Downtown Dubai
Fazaris: New Year’s Eve dinner wither inside the restaurant or al fresco, overlooking The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Entry to Calabar afterwards (subject to space), Dh700 per person inclusive of soft beverages, Dh900 per person inclusive of selected house beverages. Service from 7pm.
Hukama: Eight-course Chinese meal with entry to Neos (subject to space), Dh700 per person inclusive of soft beverages, Dh900 per person inclusive of selected house beverages. Service from 7pm.
The Address Dubai Mall
Cabana: White Night party with BBQ and music by the poolside, Dh550 with unlimited selected beverages; Dh5,000 for private cabana with butler service. Service from 8pm.
Ember: Brazilian-themed New Year with Brazilian and bossa nova tunes, five-course meal, oysters and bubbly upon arrival, Dh550 inclusive of soft beverages, Dh850 inclusive of unlimited selected beverages. Service from 8pm.
The Address Dubai Marina
Mazina: Say farewell to 2011 and then join the celebration and welcome 2012 at either Blends or Shades at countdown. Priced at Dh220 inclusive of soft beverages; separate beverage packages available on request. Service from 7.30pm.
Shades: New Year’s Eve gala buffet dinner from 9pm to 11.30pm, after party with DJ, saxophonist and band until 2.30am, Dh150 with one house beverage, Dh380 with dinner buffet and Dh495 inclusive of dinner buffet and unlimited selected beverages.
The Address Montgomerie Dubai
Aquaviva Terrace: New Year’s Eve international gala dinner by the pool with live band and fireworks, Dh695, including house beverages. Service from 7pm.
Nineteen: Gourmet four course dinner and fireworks, Dh895, including house beverages. Service from 7pm.
The Palace – The Old Town
Ewaan: Arabian-inspired celebration with international buffet, DJ and belly dancer. Dh700 per person, inclusive of soft beverages, Dh800 per person inclusive of bubbly and selected beverages. Service from 7pm.
The World Trade Club, Level 33, Dubai World Trade Centre Tower
New Year gala dinner featuring DJ Alessandre Stasi, welcome coolers from 8pm to 9pm with canapés, four-course dinner and select house beverages, Dh899 per couple or Dh500 per person. Includes a chauffeured ride home. Children under 12 are not permitted. From 8pm.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
Double celebration at The Garden, Spaccanapoli or Cho Gao with rooftop countdown party at Level Lounge. Service from 7pm.
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
Four course set menu chosen especially for the occasion by Chef Lee Kok Hua and a celebratory beverage, Dh1,250 (minimum of two people).
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Bord Eau: Nine-course set menu including caviar, urchin with tropical fruits and Chef Alexandre’s signature Angus beef tenderloin. After party at the Infinity Pool with seafront views, Dh1,500++ per person including pairings.
Pearls & Caviar: Set menu and viewing of the firework display over the water. Dh1,050++ per person. Service from 7pm.
Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Afya Beach Lounge: Outdoor and family-friendly atmosphere with seafood and grills, entertainment for all. Dh500++ including free-flowing house beverages. Service from 5pm.
Six-course gourmet menu with unlimited house beverage and glass of bubbly.
- When: 8.30pm – 1 am.
- Tickets: Dh995, Dh395 for children 5-11 years.
- Call: 04-3994994
Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
The Observatory: Signature dishes and more.
- Tickets:Dh1,100 per person including bubbly and house beverages.
- Call: 04-3194000
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Palermo: Fireworks and current DJ.
- When: Service from 7.30pm.
- Tickets: Dh495 per person, including selected house beverages, Dh595 per person, including selected house beverages and half bottle of bubbly.
- Call: 04-3618111
Seven-course set menu of Gaucho, with steaks, ceviches and Argentine beverages.
- Tickets: Dh650 per person with a complimentary drink; non-alcoholic package is available for Dh600 per person.
- Call: 04-4227898
Embassy Dubai: Main dining
- Tickets: Dh2,000 including a six-course set menu with premium; lounge Dh1,600 including premium beverages and canapes.
- Phone 04-3176000
Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel
Al Bahou: Free-flow of bubbles all night long served by hanging sommelière
- Tickets: Dh899 per person.
- Call: 04-44456 13
J W Marriot
Town Square: Tailor-made package includes bubbly, premium beverages and luxury private seating, with an a la carte menu and personalised table service.
- Tickets: Dh1,000 per person
- Call: 04-607 7977, 7009, 7588
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Al Nada Ballroom: Buffet of culinary treats with live stations, bubbly and canapés to start, live band and DJ Allan
- Tickets: Dh695 inclusive of premium beverages.
- Call: 04-366 9111
Souk Al Bahar
BiCE Mare: Four-course culinary journey around Italy.
- Tickets: Dh980 per person in the main restaurant and Dh1,200 per person for the outside terrace, with over on firework displays at the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai fountain show.
- Call: 04-4230982.
Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara
- Tickets: Dh999++ per person, and Dh500++ for children age 12 and below, including pre-dinner cocktail at the lobby, buffet and house beverages and live entertainment at The Palm Restaurant New Year’s Eve Party Countdown at Al Shams Beach Bar, with Safari-style set-up.
- Call: 02-8015400
- Tickets: Gala New Years Eve from, Dh2,750/ per adult including free flowing beverages until midnight and Dh1,375 for children aged 6 – 12 years with dinner, live sound, light and pyrotechnics display on the terrace.
- Call: 02-690 7999
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi
Four-course dinner at Lemon Tree, buffet at Silk Route or ‘Disco Night’ at the Thirty 1st Bar with DJ Que from the USA,
- Tickets: Dh399 offering unlimited beverages until 12am. Ladies will be served unlimited beverages until 2am.
- Call: 02-6574856
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
18°: Five-course New Year’s Eve party, with DJ from midnight to 3am
- Tickets: Dh700 net (classic), at Dh1,200 net (Premium) and Veuve at Dh2,000 net.
- Call: 02-596 1234
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Beach House DJs, live cooking stations, a dance floor and an array of dinner packages.
- Tickets: Dh1200 including beverages. Special beverage packages can be purchased at Dh600 and include access to the party after midnight and free flow of selected beverages.
The Park Bar & Grill
Five-course gourmet menu.
- Tickets: From Dh800 per person and includes access to the party at the Beach House.
- Call: 02-4071234
One to One Hotel – the Village
The Village Club: Arabic style live entertainment such as belly dancing, dirbakkeh, DJs and singers.
- Time: Service from 10pm
- Tickets: Dh250. Children below five years of age eat for free.
- Call: 050-800 3227
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
Liwa Ballroom: Around the World in a Glimpse with an international culinary adventure.
- Tickets: Dh999++, inclusive of a regular open bar. Music and dancing from different eras and cultures included.
- Call: 02-886 2088
Burj Al Arab
Pre-dinner bubbly reception with music and a surprise act to start off the night at Sahn Eddar Lounge, dinner at your chosen venue, inclusive of a selection of beverages throughout the evening and bubbly at midnight to ring in the New Year with fireworks,
- Dh7,450 for adults, Dh2,500 for children from 4-11 years and children below 4 years of age enter free.
- Call 04 301 7400
Caramel Restaurant & Lounge, DIFC
Party favors all around and resident DJ Kirk on the decks. VIP Lounge, Dh900 per person minimum spend, dinner main restaurant.
- Dh600 per person at the bar, Dh300 per person.
- Call 800-CARAMEL (800-2272635)
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Deira, Dubai
Crystal Ballroom: New Year’s Eve indoor party with dance floor & entertainment by DJ Aakrisht (Mumbai).
- Doors open at 9.30 pm
- Dh500 per person or Dh900 per couple inclusive of buffet, live stations and two premium beverages per person.
- Phone 050 654 91 00/ 055 654 91 00
Riva Ristorante, Bar and Beach, Building 8, The Shoreline Palm Jumeirah
- Dh350 per person available from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, with 80’s inspired celebration and a welcome glass of bubbly, view of Atlantis fireworks and DJ playing until 1am.
- Service from 7pm.
- Phone 04-4309466
Sheraton Deira Hotel
Bollywood themed New Year Dance Party, DJ William Shakespeare on the decks, dancers and surprises
- Dh150; Dh200 inclusive of buffet dinner and Dh75 for children.
- Service from 8.30pm.
- Call 050-9535246, 050-2816122
Cocktails at the lobby lounge, dinner and unlimited beverages at one of the restaurants and DJ, band Diamond Voices and celebrations at midnight.
- Dh2,012 for two persons, includes bubbles, beverages and dinner.
- Phone 04-3438888.
The Monarch Dubai
Okku: Dishes from the recently launched new a la carte menu, entertainment from three DJs including OKKU residents Marshall and DJ Michka and award-winning London DJ Chad Tyson; NYE surprises.
- Dinner and package Dh1,100 per person, dinner only, Dh750 per person. Dh500 will secure a ticket from 10pm until 4am inclusive of an open bar from 10 – 11pm.
- Service from 8pm
- Phone 04-5018777
Ajman Beach Hotel
New Year's eve party featuring Indian theme dancers, Indian band and DJ, bellydancer, games and prizes and a gala buffet dinner.
- Dh300 per person, Dh400 per couple inclusive of select beverages and Dh100 per child
- Phone 050-5672049, 050 8973191