New Year’s Eve in Dubai 2020-2021: where to celebrate

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New Year’s Eve 2020 is fast approaching and it’s time to start planning how you’re going to ring in 2021 in Dubai with a bang.

New Year’s Eve in Dubai is huge – and 2020 will be the same, but with strict social distancing and health and safety measures in place.

New Year’s Eve in Dubai 2020-2021: where to celebrate

There are loads of places to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai. While below we’ve rounded up all the New Years Eve brunches and New Year’s Eve dinners in Dubai to see out the year.

We have a fantastic list of all the best events happening across Dubai this New Year’s Eve and there are options to suit all price ranges, from low-key nights out for places to really splash the cash.

Not planned your New Year’s Eve in Dubai yet?

Have a scroll through our New Year’s Eve in Dubai list now, which will be updated daily.

Al Mashowa

Guests can enjoy an unlimited four-course meal including soft drinks, Arabic tea and more.
Dhs195 per person (indoor), Dhs295 (per person outdoor). Thu Dec 31, 9.30pm-1am. City Walk, Al Safa (04 590 5455).

Al Nafoorah

The Levantine dining destination at Jumeirah Emirates Towers is serving up mezze including tabouleh, fattoush and shanklish; hot mezze such as hummus bil lahma and lamb makanek, soups, shawarma, seafood and grills.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs95 (kids’ menu). Thu Dec 31, 7.30pm-1am. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 666353).

Babaji

The renowned authentic Turkish restaurant in City Walk has a delicious five-course dinner inclusive of soft drinks, Turkish tea and a bottle of non-alcoholic bubbly.
Dhs395 for five-course or minimum spend Dhs395 (outdoor), Dhs295 (indoor). Thu Dec 31, 9.30pm onwards. City Walk, Al Safa (04 385 4605).

Ballarò

Say goodbye to 2020 with an evening brunch and live entertainment.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs850 (bubbly), half price (six-12 years old), free (five and under). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-1am. Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7111).

Barasti

Barasti is inviting everyone to celebrate with a party at the beach this New Year’s Eve.
Dhs250 (Area A – seat with one house beverages), Dhs1,900 (Area B – table for six), Dhs2,500 (Area B – table for eight), Dhs3,200 (Area C – table for six), Dhs4,200 (Area C – table for eight), Dhs7,000 (Area D – “private cell”). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-3am. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh (04 318 1313).

BASTA!

Ring in 2021 with Italian food, flair and live entertainment at this casual restaurant in Business Bay.
Dhs349 (four-course meal – two dishes per course and glass of Italian sparkling grape on arrival). Thu Dec 31, 7pm onwards. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay (04 512 5555). 

Bay Club

This pool deck celebration comes with free-flowing house beverages and finger food such as chicken satay with peanut sauce, mini cheeseburgers and vegetarian spring rolls.
Dhs349 (soft drinks), Dhs459 (premium package). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-3am. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay (04 551 1544).

Beau Rivage Bistro

Ring in the New Year at this casual spot in Business Bay.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (house beverages), Dhs660 (unlimited bubbly). Thu Dec 31, 8.30pm onwards. Grand Millennium Business Bay (04 873 3334).

Bebemos

Celebrate the New Year while enjoying Spanish favourites, festive beverages and live entertainment.
Dhs249 (house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 9pm-3am. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Besh Turkish Kitchen

Enjoy a Turkish menu with Burj Al Arab views at Besh.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs349 (grape and house beverages), Dhs175 (kids aged seven to 12). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-12.30pm. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2000).

Bleu Blanc Oysters & Grill

Make sure the last night of the year is an unforgettable one – filled with food, drinks and live entertainment. There’s a special menu of four courses of hot and cold appetisers, a choice of main course, and desserts.
Dhs499 (soft drinks), Dhs699 (house beverages), Dhs1,099 (bubbly). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay (04 512 5555).

Boca

Enjoy a cracking New Year’s Eve meal at this sophisticated DIFC spot.
Dhs465 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (house beverages), Dhs565 (grape), free (kids under eight). Thu Dec 31, 9pm-midnight. DIFC (04 323 1833).

Brasserie 2.0

This super buffet has seven live stations and loads of choice.
Dhs375 (soft drinks), Dhs525 (house beverages), Dhs180 (kids aged five to 12). Thu Dec 31, 1.30pm-4.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).

Breeze Beach Grill

Party brand Hedkandi is hosting a double New Year’s event at this beach club on the Palm. Priced from Dhs395 per person for the daytime session, and Dhs895 per person for the evening ticket, both events will feature a DJ set from Hedkandi founder and dance music legend Mark Doyle, as well as Dutch DJ Mike Van Loon.
Dhs395 (1pm-5pm), Dhs895 (7pm-midnight), Dhs1,600 (7pm-midnight – premium package). Thu Dec 31. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 568 3000).

Brio

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve gala dinner with a selection of food and drinks.
Dhs175 (soft drinks). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-1am. TIME Grand Plaza Hotel Al Qusais (04 437 7888).

Butcha Steakhouse & Grill

Enjoy a three-course meal at this Turkish steakhouse.
City Walk: Dhs395 for three-course set dinner or minimum spend Dhs395 (outdoor), Dhs295 (indoor); JBR: Dhs395 for three-course set dinner or minimum spend Dhs295. Thu Dec 31, noon onwards. City Walk, Al Wasl (04 343 1157).

Bytes Restaurant, Bar & Pool

Celebrate with your family and friends with a buffet of international treats with bubbly to start, live cooking stations and stunning views of the incredible Palm Jumeirah fireworks.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (house beverages), Dhs149 (kids aged four to 12). Thu Dec 31, 8.30pm-12.30am. Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City, Sheikh Zayed Road (054 793 1424).

Café 302

Try a casual New Year’s Eve Dinner buffet.
Dhs149 (soft drinks), half price (kids aged seven to 12). Thu Dec 31. BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Bur Dubai (04 352 4444).

Café Belge

Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Dubai
Welcome the New Year with a bang at Secret Parties’ famous Gatsby-themed brunch.
Dhs495 (soft drinks), Dhs895 (house beverages), Dhs995 (sparkling). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight (brunch); midnight-2am (after-party). The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, www.secret-parties.com.

Café Nikki, Soul Lounge, Resort Pool & Beach

Head to a New Year’s Eve party with a live DJ and a sax player.
Dhs950 (soft drinks), Dhs1,550 (premium), Dhs1,850 (bubbly), Dhs425 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Jumeirah (04 376 6290).

Café Society

Ring in the New Year at Café Society’s sit-down gala dinner with a set menu and top views of the fireworks from TAMANI Marina’s pool.
Dhs250 (set menu with soft drinks). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-11pm. Tamani Hotel Marina, Dubai Marina (04 318 3777).

Cascades

2021 is around the corner and if you’re planning to ring in the cheer of New Year, Cascades is a top choice that won’t break the bank. The buffet spread will feature fresh oysters, grilled lobster and more, plus plenty of live-cooking stations and desserts.
Dhs345 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs110 (kids aged six to 11). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-11.30pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 550 9492).

Choix par Pierre Gagnaire

Enjoy an authentic Parisian dining experience with a beautifully crafted three-course menu by Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, plus views of the Festival Bay fireworks.
Indoor seating: Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs595 (premium beverages), Dhs295 (kids’ special menu or dish); Terrace seating: Dhs595 (soft drinks), Dhs795 (premium beverages), Dhs495 (kids’ special menu or dish). Thu Dec 31, 8.30pm-12.30am. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).

Cielo Sky Lounge

Expect fun-loving vibes, stellar tunes from DJ Sara G and front row seats to the magnificent fireworks show.
Dhs470 (house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 10pm-2am. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, cielo.reservations@hyatt.com (04 416 1801).

Coco Lounge

Spectacular views of the fireworks and unlimited food and drinks by the pool.
Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (premium bubbly). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Couqley French Bistro & Bar

There’s a set menu at this cool French restaurant in JLT.
Dhs349 (two-course meal), Dhs399 (three-course meal). Thu Dec 31, from 7pm. Cluster A, JLT (04 514 9339).

Distillery

Distillery will host a Coyote Ugly-themed New Year’s Eve party to ring in 2021 with Burj Khalifa views, music from DJ Shef Codes, food and drinks.
Dhs449 (three-course menu with house beverages – indoor seating), Dhs949 (three-course menu with house beverages – outdoor seating). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-12.30am. Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai (054 998 2003).

garden on 8

Say farewell to 2020 in a chilled pub garden with a live DJ and unlimited food and drinks. No dress code, no fancy mixed drinks, just you and your mates.
Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs499 (premium package). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Il Passagio

Enjoy an Italian menu at this cool new spot on the Palm. It also faces The Palm Fountain and Atlantis The Palm, so get ready for a spectacular night.
Dhs350. Thu Dec 31, 7pm-12.30am. The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah (04 587 3111).

Indochine

Indochine in DIFC is taking it back to the ’80s for New Year’s Eve. With seating starting as early as 6pm, no minimum spend is required until 9pm. The second round kicks off at 9:30pm onwards and there a special toast when the clock strikes midnight.
Prices vary. Thu Dec 31. Building 3, DIFC (04 208 9333).

JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Head to Hatta for a buffet spread and live entertainment.
Dhs325 (soft drinks), Dhs425 (house beverages). Thu Dec 31. Hatta-Oman Road (04 809 9333).

K2-Zero

Come together with your best mates and bring in 2021 in style at K2-Zero, the chic rooftop lounge located at Park Regis Kris Kin. You’ll get a barbecue, house drinks and live DJ show, plus fireworks views.
Dhs499 (unlimited sparkling grape and house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 9pm-1am. Park Regis Kris Kin, Bur Dubai (04 377 1111).

Kitchen6

Enjoy a range of international dishes at this extensive buffet.
Dhs275 (soft drinks). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Khyber

Tuck into a family-style dinner featuring North Indian dishes.
Dhs499 (soft drinks), Dhs650 (house beverages), Dhs950 (a bottle of bubbly for every two adults), Dhs250 (kids aged six to 12). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Dukes The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 1100).

Kris with a view

Located on the 19th floor of Park Regis Kris Kin, this international venue invites guests to bring in 2021 with a combination of unlimited favourites and plated festive specials. There are also uninterrupted views of the city skyline and a live DJ.
Dhs299 (festive drinks and soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages and sparkling grape), free (kids under six). Thu Dec 31, 8.30pm-12.30am. Park Regis Kris Kin, Bur Dubai (04 377 1111).

La Vue

Starting at Dhs299 per person, enjoy food, house beverages and live entertainment all dressed up in a “royal” theme.
Dhs299 (minimum spend). Thu Dec 31. Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 567 1159).

Larimar by Dawn & Dusk

Expect a live DJ, hand crafted mixed drinks and top tunes.
Dhs300 (house beverages), Dhs400 (sparkling). Thu Dec 31, 10pm-3am. Sheraton Grand Dubai Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4444).

Le Patio

Ring in 2021 at Le Patio with a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner.
Dhs495. Thu Dec 31, 8pm-1am. Habtoor Palace Dubai, Al Habtoor City (056 68 58 629).

Les Cuisines

Les Cuisines is serving up a gala dinner.
Dhs429 (soft drinks), Dhs529 (house beverages). Thu Dec 31. Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 503 6116).

Le Méridien Village Terrace

Head to Le Méridien Village Terrace for a New Year’s Eve brunch and party with a delicious buffet spread, free-flowing drinks and live entertainment.
Dhs499 (house beverages and glass of bubbly on arrival). Thu Dec 31, 8.30pm-12.30am. After-party from 12.30am-2.45am. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

Long’s Bar

The Middle East’s longest bar is celebrating New Year’s Eve with a DJ and live entertainment.
Dhs320 (selected house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-11.30pm. Towers Rotana Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).

Lock Stock & Barrel

Head to this fun bar for a lively evening with four hours of food and drink.
Dhs400. Thu Dec 31, 9pm-1am. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (04 514 9195); Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 382 7120).

Love Parties: The Stage

Enjoy the last night of the year with pizza, free-flowing beverages and music from Adam Baluch.
Dhs449 (house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-1.30am. Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT,  www.lovepartiesgroup.com.

Lucky Voice

Lucky Voice is throwing a big ol�� party brunch to welcome in 2021 in style.
Brunch: Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages), Dhs450 (sparkling). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-11pm. After-party: Dhs200 (two hours of house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 11pm-1am. Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights (800 58259).

Maisan Hotel

Enjoy a festive buffet with international dishes and a live barbecue out in the garden, with a tasty selection of seafood, including lobster tails and prawns.
Dhs129 (soft drinks), Dhs189 (house beverages), half price (kids aged seven to 12), free (kids under seven). Thu Dec 31, 7.30pm onwards. Dubai Investment Park (04 889 3888).

Mama Zonia

Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Dubai 2020-2021
Join the party at one of Pier 7’s most popular spots, Mama Zonia. With incredible views of Dubai Marina, fantastic food and unlimited drinks brought straight to the table, this lively brunch is having a New Year’s Eve makeover.
Dhs499 (soft drinks), Dhs699 (house beverages), Dhs849 (sparkling). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. After party: Dhs2,000 per table (inclusive of bottles). Fri Jan 1, midnight-3am. Pier 7, Dubai Marina, www.secret-parties.com.

Mami Umami

Ring in 2021 with Japanese-Latin American dishes and stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai’s world-renowned fireworks display. There’s a set menu featuring edamame, maiz cancha, starters, sushi, entrées, sides and dessert, along with plenty of live entertainment.
Dhs499 (soft drinks), Dhs799 (house beverages and one glass of bubbly), Dhs999 (terrace seating, house beverages one glass of bubbly), Dhs1,299 (priority terrace seating and free-flowing bubbly), Dhs1,499 (private terrace dining and free-flowing bubbly). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 512 5555).

Manzoni Bistro & Bar

Enjoy Italian dishes at this JLT spot this New Year’s Eve.
Dhs299 (minimum spend). Thu Dec 31. Cluster T, JLT (04 567 1159).

MasterChef, the TV Experience

Dig into a four-course menu with dishes including wagyu tartare, ducks and grapes and truffle and asparagus risotto.
Dhs249 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs149 (drinks from 11pm-2am). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-11pm. Millennium Place Marina (04 550 8111).

McGettigan’s JLT

A classic offering of McGettigan’s night brunch, hosted in the garden with fabulous live music.
Dhs499. Thu Dec 31, 8pm-12.30am. Cluster J, JLT (04 378 0805).

McGettigan’s Souk Madinat

Dinner and unlimited beverages with picture-perfect views of the Burj Al Arab and a buzzing atmosphere.
Dhs499 (indoor seating), Dhs599 (terrace seating). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-12.30am. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 378 0805).

Mercury Lounge

Mercury Lounge is throwing a Monte Carlo-style gala dinner. Get ready to sip on bubby under the stars while enjoying the sounds of a live band and DJ.
Dhs350 (minimum spend for bar access with no table reservation from 10.30pm), Dhs1,375 (mixed drinks menu and lounge seating reservation from 7pm until 1am), Dhs2,750 (Monte Carlo gala dinner menu with dining table reservation from 7.30pm-9.30pm). Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah (04 270 7770).

Mr. Toad’s Pub and Kitchen

There’s live music and a festive buffet at this chilled-out pub.
Dhs160 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house beverages), Dhs60 (kids under 12), free (kids under six). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-2am. Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall (04 278 2222).

Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai

Bid 2020 farewell with an international buffet and live entertainment.
Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages and sparkling), half price (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under six). Thu Dec 31, 9pm-1am. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

My Square

There’s a special menu with a focus on seafood at this Business Bay spot.
Dhs289 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (premium package), Dhs120 (kids). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-12.30am. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay (04 551 1544).

Nara Pan Asian

Get loads of pan Asian food at this lively spot in JLT.
Dhs299 (sparkling), Dhs399 (bubbly), Dhs149 (unlimited house beverages for three hours). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Cluster A, JLT (050 113 9432).

Noir

End the year with a bang at Noir’s midnight soirée. Expect an evening of glamour and top tunes from a live DJ.
Dhs350 (minimum spend). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-2am. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5095).

Oeno

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve package at this longstanding grape bar.
Dhs395 (bubbly, grape buffet open bar and nibbles), Dhs295 (kids aged six to 11). 21+ only. Thu Dec 31, 10pm-3am. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina (04 511 7373).

Perry & Blackwelder’s

Souk Madinat Jumeriah’s American-themed original smokehouse is serving up American classics including jambalaya, burgers and grilled barbecue chicken pizza.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (800 666353).

Positano

Indulge in a wide array of authentic Italian cuisine at Positano with fresh pasta, pizza, vibrant salads and tasty seafood and meat dishes.
Dhs470 (house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 7pm-midnight. JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay (04 414 0000).

Qwerty

A New Year’s Eve celebration for those who prefer sitting at a table than dancing on it.
Dhs295 (five-course meal). Thu Dec 31, 8pm onwards. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Retro Feasts

Guests can dive into a food platter at the contemporary British Rock & Roll inspired diner, with New Year’s Eve platter including of soft drinks, fizzy mocktails and sparklers, and live entertainment provided by a DJ.
Dhs210. Thu Dec 31, 9.30pm-1am. The Beach Opposite JBR (052 722 6462).

Roka

Roka Dubai is serving up a special New Year’s Eve menu.
Dhs450 (minimum spend with an option to upgrade to wagyu), Dhs550 (minimum spend – terrace). Thu Dec 31, 6.30pm-9.30pm & 9.30pm onwards. The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay (04 439 7171).

Rooftop at Sheraton Mall of the Emirates

With a 360-degree view of the Dubai skyline, enjoy uninterrupted views of the fabulous fireworks display with a variety of drinks and bites.
Dhs450 (soft drinks), Dhs549 (house beverages). Thu Dec 31, 10pm-1am. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2000).​

Salero Tapas & Bodega

Try a selection of cold and hot tapas, paella and mixed grape-based drinks while the Latino band entertains you through the night at this family-friendly New Year’s Eve event. At midnight, guests can venture to the terrace to enjoy the stunning views.
Dhs395. Thu Dec 31, 9pm-1am. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5095).

Sikka Café



The homegrown Emirati, Arabic, Indian and Persian fusion restaurant is offering a four-course sharing menu with unlimited karak chai, suleimani, soft drinks and more.
Dhs245 per person (minimum two to share) or minimum spend Dhs245 per person (outdoor), Dhs195 per person (indoor). Thu Dec 31,  9.30pm-1am. La Mer (04 385 6775); City Walk (04 385 6524).

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