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Six best parties this NYE in Dubai

By Emma Hodgson | December 27, 2016


Looking for the best New Year’s Eve parties in Dubai this December? BBC Good Food Middle East has sought out the best six ways to see in the New Year in the city…

Best for…. a roof top pool party

Sparkles at Shades – The Address Dubai Marina

What’s on offer?

For a fun New Year’s Eve party, look no further than Shades. The restaurant and bar is situated around the roof top infinity pool of The Address hotel, offering panoramic views of the Dubai Marina skyline. There will be an alfresco barbecue, a live DJ and saxophone player, along with unlimited bubbly. Expect a night of dancing, fun and celebration.

How much?

AED 750 per person for soft beverages, AED 999 per person for bubbly.

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

Best for… a five-star dining experience on the Palm

Social by Heinz Beck - Waldorf Astoria

What’s on offer?

Heinz Beck who has had acclaimed Michelin-starred success in Europe, launched Social by Heinz Beck in 2015. This New Year’s Eve the restaurant will offer a delicious six course menu with grape pairing. For the best views, book a terrace seat, where you have beautiful views of the palm, and Dubai marina in the distance.

How much?

AED 1150 with soft drinks, AED 1,900 with grape pairing

Details: 8pm-12am, 31 December 2016. Social by Heniz Beck, Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. For more information, check out the hotel’s festive season brochure or visit their website.

Best for… a romantic New Year’s Eve

Heavenly Spa by The Westin

What’s on offer?

For a truly unique New Year’s Eve, why not ring in the 2017 in a romantic spa? Heavenly Spa in The Westin in Al Habtour City is offering a 80-minute couples massage followed by canapes, bubbly in your own private suite with views of the Burj Khalifa to ring in the new year.

How much?

AED 2,450 per couple.

Details:To make a booking visit please visit The Westin Al Habtour City website or email

Best for… Live music

Axwell and Ingrosso at the Meydan hotel

What’s on offer?

The Swedish DJ duo Axwell and Ingrosso (former Swedish House Mafia members) will be performing live at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai. Basic packages include a NYE dinner, free flowing house beverages, views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, whereas the concert packages include all of the above plus all night tickets the Axwell and Ingrosso gig.

How much?

Family dinner packages start from AED 699.

Details: For more information visit the Meydan hotel NYE page or watch New Year’s Eve video here.

Best for… a glamourous NYE

The St Regis Dubai

What’s on offer?

The St Regis Dubai is holding a glamourous Great Gatsby-themed NYE party this year, spanning the entire first floor of the hotel. Take your pick from the Brasseirie Quartier’s brunch, Sidra and Champagne Lounge’s drinks reception, and J&G Steakhouse’s set menu dinner. There will also be live music from a jazz band and DJ amongst other musicains.

How much?

Brasserie Quartier, AED 550 per person with welcome bubbly on arrival; AED 800 per person with house pouring beverages. J&G Steakhouse, AED 650 per person with welcome bubbles on arrival; AED 900 per person with house pouring beverage package.

Details 7.30pm-2am 31 December 2016. For more information head over to the St Regis website.

Best for… a delicious Italian family feast

Segreto, Souk Madinat, Dubai

What’s on offer?

Segreto will be serving a delicious four-course menu on New Year’s Eve. Diners can expect a tasty traditional Italian celebratory feast, with an extensive red and white grape selection as part of the package. It’s perfect for all the family, with a special AED 200 package for four to 12 year-olds.

How much?

AED 770 with house beverages, AED 470 non-alcoholic, AED 200 for children aged four-12.

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

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