Six of the best parties in Dubai this New Year

Six of the best parties in Dubai this New Year

Looking for the best New Year’s Eve party in Dubai this December? BBC Good Food Middle East has found the best six ways to spend the New Year in the city…

Best for… Rooftop Pool Parties

Shine in the shadows – address of Dubai Marina

What’s the deal?

For a fun New Year’s Eve party, nothing beats Shades. The restaurant and bar are located around The Address’s rooftop infinity pool with panoramic views of the Dubai Marina skyline. There will be an open-air barbecue, live DJ and saxophonist, and unlimited sparkling wine. Looking forward to a night of dancing, fun and celebration.

how much is it?

AED 750 per person for soft drinks and AED 999 per person for sparkling wine.

detail: 31 December 2016 8pm-2am, Sparkles at Shades, The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE. For more information on Sparkles by Shades, click here.

Best for… A 5-star dining experience on Isle of Palms

Socializing with Heinz Beck – Waldorf Astoria

What’s the deal?

Heinz Beck, who has received Michelin stars in Europe, launched Social by Heinz Beck in 2015. This New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will be offering a delicious six-course menu paired with grapes. For the best views, book a seat on the patio, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the palm trees and Dubai Marina beyond.

how much is it?

AED 1150 with soft drink and AED 1900 with grape pairing

detail: December 31, 2016 8pm-12am. Heniz Beck socializing at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. For more information, check out the hotel’s festival brochure or visit their website.

Best for…a romantic New Year’s Eve

Westin Heavenly Spa

What’s the deal?

For a truly unique New Year’s Eve, why not ring 2017 at a romantic spa? Celebrate the new year with an 80-minute couples massage, followed by a snack, with bubbles in your own private suite and views of the Burj Khalifa at Heavenly Spa at the Westin Hotel in Al Habtour City.

how much is it?

AED 2,450 per couple.

detail:To book a visit, visit the Westin Al Habtoor City website or email

Best for… Live Music

Axwell and Ingrosso at the Meydan Hotel

What’s the deal?

Swedish DJ duo Axwell and Ingrosso (former members of the Swedish Mafia) will perform live at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai. The basic package includes NYE ​​dinner, free flow family drinks, views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, while the concert package includes all of the above plus overnight tickets to Axwell and Ingrosso shows.

how much is it?

Family dinner packages from AED 699.

detail: For more information, visit the Meydan Hotel NYE page or watch the New Year’s Eve video here.

Best for… glamorous NYE

The St. Regis Dubai

What’s the deal?

The St. Regis Dubai is hosting a glamorous New Year’s party themed “The Great Gatsby” this year, spanning the entire ground floor of the hotel. Choose from brunch at Brasseirie Quartier, cocktail reception at Sidra and Champagne Lounge, and set menu dinner at J&G Steakhouse. In addition to other musicians, there will be live music from jazz bands and DJs.

how much is it?

Brasserie Quartier, AED 550 per person, welcome sparkling wine on arrival; AED 800 per person including pour-your-own drink. J&G Steakhouse, AED 650 per person, with welcome bubbles upon arrival; AED 900 per person (including pour-your-own drink package).

detail December 31, 2016 7:30pm-2am. For more information, visit the St. Regis website.

Best for…a delicious Italian family feast

Segreto, Souk, Dubai

What’s the deal?

Segreto will be serving a delicious four-course menu on New Year’s Eve. Diners can look forward to a delicious traditional Italian celebratory feast that includes an extensive selection of red and white grapes as part of the set menu. It’s perfect for all families, with a special package of AED 200 for children aged 4 to 12.

how much is it?

AED 770 (including homemade drinks), AED 470 (non-alcoholic), AED 200 (children aged 4-12).

detail:6pm-11.30pm, Segreto, Souk Madinat, Dubai, UAE. For more information, visit Segreto or call +971 4 432 3232.

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