25 Dubai Hot Spots To Welcome In 2017

BY Lida Nasseri and Iman El Kafrawi / Dec 26 2016 / 16:42 PM

With a few brunch options thrown in to help you celebrate day one of the new year

25 Dubai Hot Spots To Welcome In 2017

1. Burj Al Arab

Celebrate an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at the Burj Al Arab. Start the evening in the world’s tallest atrium for a performance-filled reception and continue with dinner at one of five signature restaurants, inclusive of beverages.

For Dhs8,000, choose from Bab al Yam for a fusion of European and Mediterranean cuisines or Iwan for Middle-Eastern dining. For Dhs8,750, surround yourself with the Al Mahra aquarium or experience the flavour of Latin America at Scape.

Head to the terrace for performances and the countdown to the New Year followed by an after-party at the Al Falak Ballroom with the Burj’s Resident DJ.

Where: Burj Al Arab

Timings: 8 pm to late

BAARestaurants@jumeriah.com | +971 301 7600

2. Morah at JW Marriott Marquis

Experience ‘The Great Unveil’ at Morah this New Year. Enjoy contemporary cuisine, a vibrant atmosphere and a 360 degree view of Dubai from the 71st and 72nd floor, including a bird’s eye view of the city lights below. Book a table reservation for Dhs2,000, inclusive of a 5-course meal, unlimited drinks and a glass of bubbly at countdown.

For those who don’t want to dine, opt for the Dhs750, standing ticket inclusive of a glass of bubbly and unlimited drinks from 10:30pm.

Where: Marah, Tower B, 71st-72nd floor, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai

Timings: 6 pm to late

reservations@weslodge.ae | +971 4 560 1700

Morah, JW Marriott Marquis

3. Palazzo Versace

Palazzo Versace will be hosting an evening of grand celebrations to welcome in the New Year with Italian flair. A feast of international specialities will be prepared exclusively for New Year’s Eve for Dhs650, inclusive of soft beverages, or Dhs850 inclusive of house beverages.

Where: Giardino Restaurant, Palazzo Versace, Cultural Village

Timings: 7 pm to 11 pm

festive.season@palazzoversace.ae | +971 4 556 8805


Experience a night of style and sophistication at NOIR, with their Resident DJ playing your favourite tunes and endless bottles of bubbly. The entrance fee for the night is Dhs150 per person, inclusive of a welcome drink and light canapés.

Where: NOIR, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road

Timings: 8 pm to 4 am

reservations.mallofthememirates@kempinksi.com | +971 4 341 0000

5. Amaseena

Enter 2017 with a dash of Arabic flare in the open-air Bedouin lounge at Amaseena, located at The Ritz-Carlton. Enjoy unlimited Arabic food and half a bottle of bubbly before watching the fireworks to a live Arabic duo and belly dance performance, along with a signature shisha cocktail for Dhs1,300 per person.

Where: Amaseena, The Ritz-Carlton at JBR

Timings: 7 pm to midnight

dine.dubai@ritzcarlton.com | +971 4 318 6150

6. Mercury Lounge

Celebrate the New Year with Brazilian Night at Mercury Lounge’s rooftop. Enjoy bar access and one-of-a-kind views overlooking Dubai’s skyline and the Arabian Gulf for Dhs550 per person.

Where: Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Timings: 8 pm to late

+971 4 270 7777

7. Cipriani

Cipriani presents a 5-course menu, Venetian gala dinner to a minimum reservation of 4 people. With a live band, accompanied by a DJ let them host you in style for Dhs1,400 per person.

Where: Cipriani, Gate Village Building No. 10, DIFC

Timings: 8 pm to 2 am

dubai@cipriani.com  | +971 4 347 0003

8. Socialista

Cheers to the New Year at Socialista, an indoor lounge inspired by a private member’s clubs. Located at the back of Cipriani, Socialista provides tables for 2 to 10 people. Spend Dhs5,000 for a spot on the terrace or opt for the pricier indoor options, that range from Dhs10,000 to Dhs20,000.

Where: Socialista, Gate Village No. 10, DIFC

Timings: 10 pm to 3 am

info@socialistadxb.com |  +971 52 828 2727

A selection of dishes at Morah

9. La Cantine du Faubourg

Experience a night of elegant French cuisine, while a live band and DJ set the mood. La Cantine du Faubourg offers a 6-course meal and a glass of bubbly on arrival for Dhs1,200 per person, or Dhs1,400 per person for the same offer with 30g of caviar included if you're going all out.

Where: La Cantine du Faubourg, Emirates Towers Hotel

Timings: 7 pm to 4 am

book@lacantine.ae  | + 971 4 352 7105 

10. Meydan

Attend a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve celebration at Meydan featuring DJ-duo Axwell x Ingrosso and views of Burj Khalifa’s fireworks. There are several New Year’s Packages, including dinner at Sky Bubble for Dhs669 or Dhs2,500 for dinner at Prime with the New Year’s Eve Concert tickets included.

Where: Meydan, Nad al Sheba

Timings: 8 pm to late

meydanrestaurantreservations@meydanhotels.com | +971 4 381 3111

11. Olea

Revel in the New Year’s Eve at Olea with fizz, friends and food! Located at the Kempinski Hotel, enjoy Olea’s range of delicacies from around the world, live cooking stations and an oyster bar. The package starts at Dhs925, inclusive of soft drinks and juices, or Dhs1,425 for bubbly as well!

Where: Olea, Kempinski Hotel at Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road

Timings: 8 pm to 2 am

reservations@olea-dubai.com | +971 4 341 0000

12. Caramel

Enjoy an 'evening brunch' with unlimited house spirits and select food at Caramel for Dhs450 per person. Step outside after dinner for a beautiful view, when the fireworks begin at the strike of midnight.

Where: Caramel, Unit 1, Balcony Level, Building 3, DIFC

Timings: 8 pm to midnight


13. Dana Ballroom

Go back in time to the 1920’s at a garden party located in the Dana Ballroom this New Year’s Eve! Enjoy live entertainment and a buffet-style dinner for Dhs2,200 per person for dinner and soft drinks.

Where: Dana Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai at Jumeriah Beach

Timings: 8 pm to “late”

+971 4 270 7788

14. TOMO

Head to TOMO for a Japanese culinary experience this New Year’s Eve you won't forget. Enjoy the fireworks from their Sushi Terrace or View Terrace for Dhs1,000 per person, inclusive of a set menu sampling the best Japanese dishes. Opt for the Tatami table for Dhs2,000, inclusive of a set menu and unlimited house beverages until 11:30pm.

Where: TOMO, Raffles Hotel, Wafi City

Timings: 7 pm to 2 am

reservations@tomo.ae | +971 4 357 7888

15. Roberto’s

This contemporary Italian restaurant and bar will be providing a 4-course menu and a gorgeous view of the Burj Khalifa. The New Year packages are priced per person at Dhs1,700 for indoor seating, Dhs2,500 for the indoor lounge and Dhs2,900 for outdoor seating.

Where: Roberto’s, Gate Village Building No. 1, DIFC

Timings: 8 pm to 2 am

reservations@robertos.ae  | +971 4 386 0066

16. Sea Fu

Live entertainment and a colourful menu of Japanese dishes make Sea Fu an enticing place to bid 2016 farewell. The Dhs2,200 per person offer (2 person minimum) includes food and soft drinks at a gorgeous, beachside setting.

Where: Sea Fu, Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Timings: 8 pm to “late”

Seafu.dubaijb@fourseasons.com  | +971 4 270 7777

17. Al Sarab

Head to Al Sarab’s rooftop New Year’s Eve party, for a night of live entertainment with Oud players, a one-man show and DJ set. Enjoy a wide selection of food and beverage as well as a-la-carte menus, including a glass of bubbly for Dhs450 per person.

Where: Al Sarab, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, Al Qudra Road

Timings: 8 pm to 3 am

BAS.Restaurants@meydanhotels.com | : +971 4 809 6194

18. All The Way Up at JW Mariott Marquis

Enter 2017 from the top of the world’s tallest hotel, JW Marriot Marquis. At ‘All the Way Up’, experience live acts and Weslodge’s DJ Keza. Choose to dine for Dhs2,000 per person, including an exclusive NYE menu, unlimited drinks and bubbly at countdown! Or simply enjoy the views from the bar for Dhs750 per person, including unlimited drinks from 10 pm.

Where: Weslodge Saloon, Tower B, 68th floor, JW Marriot Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai

Timings: 6 pm to late

reservations@weslodge.ae | +971 4 560 1700

The terrace at Karma Kafé

19. Atlantis

Join Atlantis’ New Year’s Eve Royal Gala by the beach this year. The gala overlooks the Dubai skyline with spectacular views of The Palm too. The night will include entertainment and a bar serving unlimited drinks. Gala guests also enjoy a luxury buffet for Dhs2,900 (21+) and Dhs2,020 (12-20 years) while under 12’s dine for free!

Where: The Atlantis, Palm Jumeriah

Timings: 7 pm to 3 am

restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com | +971 4 426 2626

20. Jumeriah Zabeel Saray

Celebrate in style with a lavish culinary experience, offering free-flowing bubbly, live entertainment and beachside views of the fireworks. Packages include the Gala Dinner at Dhs3,900 for a 4-course menu and open bar at several locations.

For a buffet dinner at the Imperium restaurant with free-flowing bubbly and a full open bar, book the Extravaganza package for Dhs2,500.

Where: Jumeriah Zabeel Saray, the Palm Jumeriah

Timings: 7:30 pm to late

jzsrestaurants@jumeriah.com | +971 4 453 0444

21. BOCA

BOCA brings in the New Year with a throwback to the 80s, offering a festive menu and unlimited drinks for Dhs545 per person. For drinks only, book the unlimited house beverages package for Dhs445.

Where: BOCA, Gate Village 6, DIFC

Timings: 9 pm to 12 am

info@boca.ae | +971 4 3231833

January 1, 2017 - The Brunches 

22. Karma Kafé

Celebrate the first day of 2017 downtown with Karma Kafé’s “Karma Kavery” a-la-carte brunch! Experience outdoor panoramic views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Enjoy Karma’s signature dishes and Pan-Asian flavours for Dhs449, inclusive of bubbly. Set your sights on the house beverages package for Dhs395 or a soft drinks package for Dhs295.

Where: Karma Kafé, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai

Timings: 2 pm to 5 pm

Info@karma-kafe.com | +971 4 423 0909

Karma Kafé’s sophisticated interior

23. Asia Asia

Start the New Year with Asia Asia’s ‘Spice Route’ brunch overlooking the Dubai Marina. Indulge in an a la carte brunch that includes Asia Asia’s signature dishes. Packages from Dhs295 are inclusive of soft drinks, or swing for the Dhs499 bubble package.

Where: Asia Asia, 6th floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina

Timings: 2 pm to 5 pm

info@asia-asia.com | +971 4 276 5900

24. Blue Orange

Continue your New Year celebrations with the Bubbalicious brunch buffet at Blue Orange for Dhs680, including free-flowing bubbles and house beverages.

Where: Blue Orange, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Timings: 1 pm to 4 pm

03034.restaurant@westin.com  | +971 4 511 7373

25. Frevo

Experience Brazil on the beach at The Fairmont Palm Hotel for the New Year. Explore the churrascaria-style dining for Dhs395 with soft beverages or Dhs545 with house beverages. Kids 6-12 dine at half price and kids under 5 dine for free, so bring the family!

Where: Frevo, The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort

Timings: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

palm.dining@fairmont.com | +971 4 457 3457