Bring in the New Year like a VIP at these venues in Dubai.
This is the party that will cap the party season, so understandably you’d want to go all out. While there are several places where you can head to ring in the New Year, we’ve narrowed down a few of the most exclusive venues that will be hosting some of the finest parties in town.
Why: To escape the rambunctious crowds that will descend on Downtown Dubai at the stroke of midnight, head to one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai, Pierchic, located in Madinat Jumeirah that allows you a postcard-perfect view of the Burj Al Arab. There’s a six-course menu lined up, that you can pair with options ranging from house beverages to Krug Grand Cuvée for a hefty sum.
The details: Perhaps among the most expensive gigs in the city, pairing your meal with Krug Grand Cuvée can set you back AED 8,500.
Why: The draw here is a view of all the major firework displays in Dubai at midnight. Not only will you be able to view the Burj Khalifa spectacle from this venue at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, but you will also be able to witness the coordinated firework display from the five boats and 12 pontoons positioned along the stretch from the Madinat Jumeirah to the Jumierah Beach Hotel.
The details: The NineZero Gala Dinner costs AED 1,950 and includes a five course pan-Asian menu, house beverages and champagne including access to the rooftop party.
Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Why: Dial back the clock for a retro American vibe in an evening themed around New York. Pianist David Angelo will belt out a few Frank Sinatra classics that will accompany the four-course set menu that includes crab bisque, pan-roasted chicken and the house special chocolate strawberry cheesecake.
The details: AED 550 per person. For reservations call 044549538.
Why: If exotic themed parties are your scene, head to Play where the evening is centred around the famous British spy – and more specifically on Goldfinger. Everyone needs to turn up wearing combinations of black and gold, with live statues and plenty of entertainment on offer.
The details: There are several packages, but settle for the best – 1,400 AED per head Goldfinger Package – that includes a set menu and unlimited house beverages for the entire evening. For reservations call 04 336 4444.
Why: LA’s hipster sushi bar is hosting a NYE bash at its outpost in Dubai’s downtown area. Head here for a feast of sushi and robabta, a Japanese version of a barbecue, and unlimited drinks in the indoor lounge that will be lined with the beats from a DJ’s console. At midnight, head to the terrace area to catch a glimpse of the fireworks at the Burj Khalifa that is a stone’s throw away.
The details: AED 2,500 per person. For reservations call 042778808.