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11 Best Places for New Year Dinners in Dubai

Are you celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai this year? Lucky you! You’re in for some magnificent, globally-famous fireworks, shows and performances, and fabulous parties just about everywhere – rooftops, beaches, yachts, restaurants and homes – you name it. Dubai during NYE is one enviably hot place, and if you’re there, you’re lucky beyond belief. Or darned clever. Dubai certainly knows how to turn it on for NYE and you know how to leverage the best Dubai has to offer for NYE.  Here are several top NYE dinners in Dubai for you to review and decide upon; so come, check them out with us!

1. Argentinian Dinner at Asado

Want a fiery NYE dinner experience? Then what you need is a little Argentinean fiesta to make your blood run. Enjoy a full five-course meal at Asado, with live music played by an Argentinean company. The best part would be the fabulous views of the Burj Khalifa from the windows. Your dinner package includes drinks, both soft and premium.

2. Unlimited Cocktails and Dinner at Basta!

Basta’s doing it again this year with unlimited cocktails and dinner for NYE. This well-known Italian Renaissance Downtown hotel restaurant’s famous ‘gypsy chef’ David Myers will whip up a multi-course affair to titillate your taste buds. Unlimited drinks and cocktails till midnight, and the party goes on till 2 am.

3. Seven Course Dinner at Beluga

Welcome the year 2019 with some fabulous live music and inimitable seven-course dinner at the Mediterranean-inspired beach house, Beluga. The dinner will be laid out on the rooftop and the patio, overlooking the Dubai skyline and the turquoise waters of the sea. As far as views go, you’ve simply got the best here. From the rooftop, you’ll get to enjoy unobstructed views of the incredible fireworks on at the Burj Al Arab. Dress smart, dress elegant and caress your champagne flute like you’re a millionaire for the night.

4. Party and Dinner at Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis The Palm is where you should be for dinner on NYE. As always, Atlantis is putting on a luxurious Royal Gala, an enviable affair whose tickets are most sought after. Dance away at the glamorous beach-stand to a 30-piece band, while feasting on expensive titbits like caviar and lobster. Enjoy incredible views of the glittering Dubai cityscape. Without a doubt, Atlantis The Palm is one of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in Dubai.

5. NYE Dinner Cruises

Dubai does tend to get crowded on NYE. Here’s a way to party and be a part of it all and still get away from the madding crowds. Sign up for one of Dubai’s luxury cruises on yachts, dhows or cruise ships. Cruise along Dubai’s waterways, enjoying fabulous buffet dinners on board while watching the fireworks blaze through the skies at different locations. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the fireworks at the Burj al Arab, the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Jumeirah. If you are looking for some great options for New Year dinners in Dubai, be sure to check out NYE dhow dinner cruise.

6. Royal Dinner At The Burj Al Arab

Ready to blow some serious money? Then come to New Year’s Eve, enjoy a royal dinner at Dubai’s most luxurious hotel the Burj Al Arab. One of the city’s longest and finest fireworks displays will be on at the Burj. Enjoy a royal lunch at one of the hotel’s restaurants –Al Iwan, Al Muntaha, and NathanOutlaw at Al Mahara, Bab Al Yam and Scape Restaurant. Each restaurant will outdo the other in terms of service, food, and decoration. Each restaurant will offer special New Year’s Eve menus all the way from 9 pm till 3 am. Ring in the New Year in the most delicious way possible at a fantastic restaurant in the Burj al Arab. Dress smart though – bring out your finest duds.

7. Dine High In The Sky At-At.Mosphere

Can you imagine having dinner at the highest restaurant in the world? Treat yourself and your family to a fantastic dinner at the Burj Khalifa’s At.Mosphere, overlooking the Burj’s incredible NYE fireworks and laser show. The At.Mosphere is located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa and is the finest dining spot in all of Dubai. If you’re there with family, you’ll get a table from 7 P.M until 9 P.M. at the At.Mosphere Restaurant, where you can enjoy the tricks of an illusionist, and listen to a professional violinist. At.Mosphere Lounge, on the other hand, will be hosting a strict adult only night with a DJ all night long.

8. Grand Dinner At The Bulgari Resort

The Bulgari offers a selection of seated dinners for couples on NYE. Make the most of this fantastic Italian designer resort’s private shore-faciSpiaggiagia cabanas. You’ll get your own beach cabana along with set-menu dinner, which you can enjoy while looking out at the beautifully-lit ships and yachts out on the Arabian Gulf. What’s more, you’ll be picked up by the hotel’s private Maserati limousine transfer service to this exclusive NYE soiree.

9. Dubai Opera Rooftop Dinner By Sean Connolly

Celebrity chef, British-born Sean Connolly opened a brand-new restaurant in September 2017 – the Dubai Opera. He’s one of the best-known chefs in Australia and New Zealand, who brings a relaxed and laidback vibe to the exclusive brasserie that serves great seafood and steak. Welcome, New Year’s Eve from the Dubai Opera’s Rooftop, which is the place to be with picture-perfect views of the Burj Khalifa and its magnificent fireworks show.

10. Dinner In The Desert

How about spending a fabulous New Year’s Eve in the desert, a la Bedouin-style? How about enjoying a terrific barbecue dinner, unlimited refreshments, and NYE cake, plenty of entertainment with belly dancers and folk dancers and fun games? It’s a family affair and you can take your kids along for a fantastic desert safari plus dinner plus all the desert games that everyone loves. There’ll be fireworks too!

11. Fine Dining Experience At Rockfish, Jumeirah Al Naseem

At Rockfish, Jumeirah al Naseem, you’ll discover an absolutely fine dining experience along with a fabulous party atmosphere this NYE. Sit back and enjoy an incredible, chef-special six-course meal with some of this Mediterranean restaurant’s signature seafood dishes. Listen to the exclusive five-piece band playing through the night. After dinner, you can get access to the Shimmers beach party and jive there, watching fireworks displays and celebrating NYE in the perfect way.

12. Beach Bash And Dinner At Zero Gravity

How about pulling out all the stops at Zero Gravity this NYE? Zero Gravity is an al fresco beach club, which puts on different NY themes each year. In 2017, the beach was transformed into a fairground with people in costumes, plenty of rides, refreshments, fireworks and a fabulous buffet dinner. We’re not sure about the theme this year, but it’ll be fantastic. Why not find out for yourself?


So as you can see, there are more than enough options for NYE dinner in Dubai. There are 1000s of hotels in Dubai, and the top ones always vie with one another to put on the best dinners, the best shows and recruit the best entertainment. Plan ahead and book the dinner you’re likely to enjoy the best, and have a happy NY!

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1 Comment

  • The Intellectual Dubai
    January 3, 2019 at 11:59 am

    2017 New Year Eve was not colourful like 2018. We again Enjoyed the real essence of NYE in 2018.
    Fireworks at Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab was really phenomenal.


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