Some people would do anything to get a good view of the famed Burj Khalifa display. It has now become one of the most watched iconic New Year’s Eve celebrations on the planet.
This year it has been confirmed that a light show will replace the fireworks display at Burj Khalifa to ring in the New Year.
The show will begin at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2017. This famous Dubai icon will be surrounded by bright strokes of fireworks with a spectacular display of pyrotechnics.
Many of Downtown Dubai’s restaurants offer front row views of the light show. We’ve picked the most pricy tables of them all.
We also have a complete guide to New Year's Eve parties (68 on our last count) in the UAE here
Enjoy unlimited burgers, fries and shakes at this Dubai Mall fast food restaurant. For access to the Five Guys terrace, expect to shell out a cool Dh1, 500 for seated, uninterrupted views of the show. How many burgers do you think you can wolf down to get your money’s worth?
Location The Dubai Mall Cost Dh1,500 per person for Gold, Dh1, 200 per person for Silver Timings December 31 from 8pm to 12am Contact 04 3804117
The Noodle House Dubai Mall
This restaurant boasts the best views in the city from its outdoor terrace, so grab your friends and family and make it a night to remember. Recently relaunched with a brand-new menu, this New Year’s Eve guests will enjoy a five course menu and unlimited prawn crackers plus a mocktail, iced tea or soft drink of their choice, plus unlimited bottled water and tea or coffee.
Location Dubai Mall Cost Dh1,750 per person Timings From 7pm onwards Contact 04 3884827
Zahr Al Laymoun
This cosy Lebanese restaurant is offering a 4 course set menu, including sharing platters and unlimited house beverages. It’s got great views of the Burj Khalifa and even a special VIP area, where you won’t have to stretch to look above anyone’s head. Shell out Dh2, 000 for this experience.
Location Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh1,750per person including house beverages for an outdoor table Timings December 31 from 8pm to 2am Contact 04 4486060
This al fresco poolside restaurant and terrace lounge is positioned with views of the Burj Khalifa, so you will get to enjoy the show in full force. If you spend New Year’s Eve at Cabana, you’ll get a scrumptious open buffet with an alluring menu of exotic beverages.
Location The Address Dubai Mall Cost Dh2,350 per person including house beverages for an outdoor table Timings December 31 from 8pm to 2am Contact 04 8883444
At.Mosphere at Burj Khalifa
For the most up-close view of the light show, At.mosphere is a great option.. Wrap up 2016 on a culinary high as At.mosphere Restaurant, Burj Khalifa puts a spin on a traditional brunch with the introduction of their evening ‘brunch’ delicacies this New Year’s Eve.
Enjoy a fine dining experience with a creative international cuisine menu, featuring delectable dishes and unlimited sparkling drinks. Celebrate the start of 2017 at the world’s tallest building and capture the Burj Khalifa display. However, you probably won’t be able to experience epyrotechnic show from this close.
Location Burj Khalifa Cost Dh2, 900 per person including house beverages for a window table Timings December 31 from 7pm to 1am Contact 04 8883828
Enjoy a 7 course Italian meal including unlimited house beverages and live entertainment. |This Italian seafood restaurant has a huge terrace overlooking the Burj Khalifa and the fountains. You will definitely have some of the best seats in the house if you book one of their tables.
Location Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh3,000 per person including house beverages for an outdoor table Timings December 31 from 8pm to 2am Contact 04 4230982
This Thai restaurant has a terrace that’s right on the water, so you’ll get to enjoy spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks and party the night into the New Year.
Location The Palace Downtown Dubai Cost Dh3,500 per person including house beverages for an outdoor table Timings 7pm to 2am Contact 04 8883444
Asado probably has one of the best views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, which you get to enjoy over a five-course set menu.
Location The Palace Downtown Dubai Cost Dh3,500 per person for an outdoor table Timings 7pm to 3am Contact 04 8883444