5 great places to celebrate New Year's Eve in Downtown Dubai
When it comes to celebrating New Year’s in Dubai, it seems like the Burj Khalifa fireworks is on everyone’s to do list. So, to help you secure the best spot and, possibly, enjoy a quality meal while watching the world-renowned phenomenon, we’ve shortlisted five great places to celebrate the beginning of a new year in Downtown Dubai.
Ditch dinner tables and chairs for private Arabian tents at this poolside lounge. Tucked behind luxurious drapes, the tents offer an element of exclusivity – perfect for those who want a bit more privacy. Just remember to step out of your cabana at midnight as the venue offers stunning views of The Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa fireworks. The live band isn't bad either.
Where: Palace Downtown Dubai
When: 8pm-3am, Sunday, December 31
Price: From AED1,800 for adults; AED900 for children aged six to 11 years
The Burj Club Rooftop
If being around the Burj Khalifa isn’t enough for you, you can party the night away at the Burj Club Rooftop this year. Aside from views of The Dubai Fountain and the fireworks shooting out from all sides of the world's tallest building, you will be treated to some great tunes courtesy of DJ Engie (popular for her F1 gigs). There will be food too. Delicious nibbles including mini wagyu beef sliders, oriental crispy prawns and salmon teriyaki skewers will be served from 7pm to midnight.
Where: Burj Khalifa
When: 7pm-12am, Sunday, December 31
Price: From AED1,600 per person; AED25,000 for a cabana of ten guests
This family-friendly event brings Caribbean island vibes to Dubai for one night only. You’ll be treated to Cuban sounds and flavours - the buffet includes live carving and seafood stations. That's not all. Adults will be treated to a bottle of complimentary bubbly as well as unlimited premium house beverages.
Where: Address Dubai Mall
When: 7.30pm-2am, Sunday, December 31
Price: AED2,350 per person
You couldn’t ask for a better view of the fireworks than this spot with its fountain-facing setting. The LA-celeb favourite will amp up its celebrations with a DJ and magician. Aside from entertainment and stellar views, guests will be treated to a menu that consists of 25 dishes that have been handpicked by the venue's expert culinary team. There will be a neat photo booth too.
Where: Address Downtown
When: 7pm-3am, Sunday, December 31
Price: From AED2,500 per person
Perched on the 122nd floor of Burj Khalifa, there’s not much to fault about this place. You’re spending New Year’s Eve in the world’s tallest restaurant with food that's just as impressive as the venue. Just imagine the fireworks from up there. It's definitely going to be a meal and night to remember.
Where: Burj Khalifa
When: 7pm-1am, Sunday, December 31
Price: AED2,900 per person