The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Dec 28 2015 / 19:40 PM

Bazaar's edit of the top places to be seen ringing in 2016

The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The view from the Al Manzil hotel
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
Sass Cafe
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
La Petite Maison
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
The Edit: New Year's Eve In Dubai
Armani Hotel

1.     Cielo

Cielo will be hosting internationally recognized DJ Vassili Tsilichristos as he brings the latest chapter of his Made In Mykonos party to Dubai, with a stunning panoramic backdrop of the city's skyline, as well as offer premier views of the Burj Khalifa’s famed fireworks.

Where: Cielo Tapas Bar & Sky lounge, The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Timings: The rooftop bar and lounge will be open from 10.00pm through to 4.00am, offering welcome cocktails and canapes on arrival. Guests can choose from a number of packages, from table reservations starting at Dhs499 | + 971 4 4161 800

2.     Okku

A ‘Back to the Future’ party is planned to welcome in 2016 at Okku. Partygoers will be taken through a jukebox of 80’s, 90’s and current tunes by superstar resident DJ Yiannis, while indulging on an incredible menu of OKKU’s renowned first class food and drinks.

Where: OKKU Dubai, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

Timings: The first seating, at Dhs595, will include bubbles, spirits and Italian grape and the second seating, costing Dhs795, will include spirits, Italian grape as well as premium French bubbles. | + 971 (0) 4 501 8777

3.     La Serre

The Bistro will be transformed into a magical garden transporting guests to an enchanted forest in the centre of Dubai.  The secret garden soirée will see mystical twists as the night unfolds with an international DJ allowing guests to dance late into the night. Guests are invited to come dressed for A Midsummer Night’s Dream to truly bring the magical backdrop to life.   

Where: La Serre, VIDA Hotel, Downtown Dubai

Timings: First seatings (7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm), minimum spend: Dhs750 (Guests can carry on the party downstairs in the Boulangerie after their sitting) Second seatings (9pm, 9.30pm, 10pm, 10.30pm) minimum spend: Dhs1100 | +971 4 428 6969

4.     Toko Dubai

Toko Dubai is set to host Downtown Dubai's coolest New Year's Eve bash complete with delicious food, live DJ entertainment and dazzling views of the firework extravaganza over Dubai's skyline. Packages start at Dhs495, including food and soft drinks.

Where: Toko, Vida Hotel, Downtown | 971 (0) 4442 8383

5.     Boulevard Lounge

The latest addition to the dining and night scene, Downtown's newly opened Boulevard Lounge will make sure you bring in the New Year in style. Enjoy front-row seats to the Burj Khalifa and dance the night away to the contemporary beats courtesy of the resident DJ. Dhs950 per person for a six-course menu,

Where: Manzil Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai | +971 4 423 8899

6.     CUT by Wolfgang Puck

For a memorable New Year’s Eve experience that’s infused with just the right amount of romance and entertainment, look no further than the breathtaking CUT terrace, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city along with front row seats to the sensational Burj Khalifa New Year’s fireworks display.  Dhs3,000 per person for a terrace on the table (includes four-course menu, selected premium beverages and a complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight)

Timings: 5 pm to 2 am

Where: The Address Downtown Dubai | +971 4 888 3444

7. Zuma

Zuma Dubai is putting on a special festive atmosphere, live countdown, special DJ and entertainment until 4am. Reservations for families with children will be available from 7:00pm-7:30pm with an a la carte menu. Reservations from 9:30pm will be offered a la carte with a minimum spend of Dhs1,000 per guest.

Where: Zuma, Gate Village 06, DIFC

Timing: 7 pm to 4 am | 04 425 566


8. Jean-Georges Dubai

A night of elegance and style with international DJ Ruckus, to welcome 2016. Guests can enjoy a canapes and seven courses of signature and seasonal dishes.

Where: Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah

Timings: 8pm – 3am | +971 4 343 6118


9.  Pierchic

For New Year’s Eve on the Pier diners can ring in 2016 with a luxurious six course set menu, free-flowing bubbly and live music. 

Where: Located at the end of the pier at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

Timings: 8pm – 2am | +971 4 432 3232


10. La Petite Maison

La Petite Maison in DIFC ushers in the festive season with holiday themed décor to enhance year-end gatherings of family and friends. Diners are encouraged to embrace the theme with a dress code of Bodega scarlet, black and gold and will be entertained by a live DJ until 3am. Minimum spend of Dhs1,200 per person.

Where: La petit Maison, Gate Village, DIFC

Timings: 7pm to 3am | +971 4 4390505


11. Armani/Hashi

A sensory delight from the plate to the palate, the year-end menu here blends the delicate flavours of classic preparations with contemporary culinary accents. Dhs950 per person for a degustation menu.

Timings: 7 pm – 11 pm

Where: Hashi, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa | + 971 4 888 3888

12.  At.mosphere Burj Khalifa

Scale new gastronomic heights this New Year as you bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 with an unforgettable nine-course bespoke dining experience Dhs4,000 per person for window-table including a bottle of premium sparkling beverage per couple.

Where: Level 122, Burj Khalifa, At.mosphere Restaurant

Timing: 7 pm – 3 am | +971 4 888 38 28

13. Catch Dubai

Rounding off 2015, the contemporary American seafood favourite will be serving exclusive dishes including its signature oysters and caviar.

Where: The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

Timing: 7 pm to 2 am | +971 4 357 1755


14. Bagatelle

The fashionable venue encompasses classic Mediterranean food, chic Parisian décor, lively music and upscale cuisine becoming the exclusive choice of Dubai’s elite crowd. 

Where: The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

Timing: 8 pm to 3 am | +971 4 354 5035


15. Coya

Offering a front row seat to the most iconic skyline in Dubai, the evening festivities at COYA Dubai’s terrace overlooks the Burj Khalifa, with the opportunity to experience the majestic fireworks as the clock strikes midnight, continuing the festivities until 3am, with a  NYE menu priced at Dhs1,000 per person.

Where: Coya, Four Seasons Hotel Jumeirah, Dubai

Timing: 9pm to 3am | +971 4 316 9600


16. Sass Café

Sass Café Dubai, the regional outpost of the famed Monaco institution, prepares to host what is guaranteed to be an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration, welcoming in the 2016 year in style.  Guests are invited to see in the New Year from the comfort of the terrace, enjoying picturesque views of the midnight Burj Khalifa firework display and the unbeatable Dubai skyline. The “Sass Oscar Awards” New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu is priced at Dhs1,499 per person.

Where: Sass Café, Al Fattan Currency House, Tower 2, Podium Level, DIFC, Dubai. 

Timing: 7 pm to 2 am | +971 4 352 7722


— Hajar Agaeva