Wow we can’t believe it’s nearly the end of the year, hasn’t that just flown by? If you’re looking for an amazing way to begin 2023, then look no further than Jumeirah. They have so many beautiful restaurants with delicious menus to choose from that we’ve done the hard work for you, with a roundup of the best places to keep the kids happy (and your hangovers at bay), in order to celebrate New Year’s Day in style. To book for New Year’s Day at any of the below restaurants, please call 800 323232 or email

Vintage Brunch, Jumeirah Al Qasr

You’ll find the palatial retreats of The Hide and Arboretum on the ground floor of the Jumeirah Al Qasr by the beautiful waterways of the Madinat Jumeirah. Between 1pm – 4pm, tuck into a festive feast of delicious international cuisine while enjoying timeless classics from the live vintage jazz band. It’s AED 590 for soft beverages, AED 690 for cocktails and prosecco, AED 820 for bubbly and AED 325 for kids between 4-12 years old, with 3 years and younger joining for free.

French Riviera, Jumeirah Al Qasr

It’ll feel like you have woken up in the South of France at the French Riviera restaurant, but without the need to travel. They are serving a délicieux four-course sharing menu of French Mediterranean classics between 1pm – 4pm. It’s AED 450 for food only and AED 550 for a selection of house beverages and bubbly.

Shimmers, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam 

We love Shimmers for its simple Greek cuisine in a picturesque beachfront setting. You can feast on their celebratory sharing menu on New Year’s Day paired with free-flowing beverages and live music from the DJ from 12:30pm-3pm. It’s AED 750 for soft beverages, AED 990 for house beverages and AED 350 for kids between 4–11 years old. 

Rockfish, Jumeirah Al Naseem 

With its beachfront setting, you are in for a treat at Rockfish as you can take in the iconic Burj Al Arab while making the most of the four-course sharing menu of Mediterranean classics, fresh seafood and mouth-watering signature dishes all teamed up with free-flowing drinks and live beats. You can sample this laid-back vibe from 1pm–3.30pm. It’s AED 495 soft beverages, AED 695 house beverages and AED 895 bubbly, and an a la carte menu for kids under 12 years old. 

Palmery, Jumeirah Al Naseem 

This is a firm favourite at British Mums as it’s super family friendly. From 1pm-4pm, Palmery will be serving up a festive international buffet and you can dance off your dinner with their live music. It’s AED 295 for soft beverages, AED 395 for house beverages, AED 495 for sparkling and AED 175 for kids between 4–12 years old, with 3 and under joining for free.

Kayto, Jumeirah Al Naseem

The beachside location of Jumeirah Al Naseem’s much loved Nikkei restaurant, Kayto means you can soak up the sun, catch up with friends or relax with amazing views of the Burj Al Arab. Dine on their three-course sharing style brunch while dancing to their live entertainment between 1pm and 3.30pm. It’s AED 495 for soft beverages, AED 695 for house beverages, AED 895 for bubbly and a la carte for kids between 4-12 years old. 

Hillhouse, Dubai Hills Golf Club

Hillhouse Brasserie laid-back spot at Dubai Hills Golf Club will be putting on a fun-filled festive family style roast served to your table from 1pm-4pm. Set amid the lush greenery of the golf course, you can choose to sit outside and take in the winter air (which could help your hangover if you have one).  The food will be perfectly paired with a selection of drinks and of course, live entertainment! It’s AED 195 for adults ( food only) and AED 95 for children 12 years and under. 

The Duck Hook, Dubai Hills Golf Club

The Duck Hook is perfect for families. You can soak up the views of Downtown Dubai as the kids run around on the grass on New Year’s Day. They will be serving up a la carte festive specials and drinks to match, paired with soulful tunes from the live singer on stage between 12pm and 10:30pm.