New Year’s Eve is always a night that comes with great expectation, especially if you’re leaving the kids at home to have a night out on the town. So, to save you having to dig around to find out what’s on, we’ve rounded up some of the best events in Dubai. From an Extravaganza at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR to a vibrant throwback to the 1950s Italian Riviera themed bashes at Torno Subito, Dubai, we think there’s plenty to choose from!

A Thai affair – New Year’s at Pai Thai

New Year’s Eve celebrations don’t get any better than this! From the breath-taking fireworks display to iconic views of Burj Al Arab, you can welcome the New Year in style at Pai Thai! Surrounded by the lush greenery, this award-winning Thai restaurant serves fabulous traditional dishes and in typical Jumeirah 5-star style, Pai Thai won’t disappoint! Boasting elegant and efficient staff, stunning decor and four or five course sharing menus starting from AED 600 per person, you best get booking fast!

Where: Pai Thai.

When:  Tuesday 31st December 7pm to 1am.

Cost: AED 600 for indoor seating, AED 800 for standard outdoor seating and AED 1100 for premium outdoor seating.

To book: Please call 800 666 353 or email or visit the website.

Something for everyone at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Commemorate the season with friends over an extravagant event, romantic dinner for two or toast to good tidings amongst your nearest and dearest. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai presents a collection of enchanting moments this New Year’s Eve in magnificent settings, complemented by gastronomic journeys, unparalleled entertainment, exquisite views and generous hospitality.

Welcome in the New Year with a dash of Arabic flare in the stylish open-air Bedouin setting at Amaseena. Choose from a bountiful display of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, specialty dishes, live cooking stations and mouth-watering fresh seafood – all while enjoying live Arabic entertainment.

Enjoy a flavorsome, luxurious six-course menu with carefully selected and paired grape beverages to toast the night away at Splendido.

For an unforgettable night of fun, food and dancing, the Gala Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is the ultimate way to ring in 2020, set amongst the spectacular gardens of the resort with the dazzling JBR skyline in the background.

Indulge in island-inspired beverages and international light bites on the shores of the Arabian Gulf with an authentic ‘feet-in-sand’ party to hail 2020 in style at Palm Grill. Enjoy free flowing beverages and entertainment until the early hours 10pm to 2am.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR.

When: Tuesday 31st December. All NYE bookings have a French sparkling wine and oyster reception from 7pm to 8pm with main dinner/ gala from 8pm to 12:30am.

Cost: Starting from 650 per person.

To book: Please call 04 318 6150, email or visit the website.

Italian flair at Torno Subito, W Dubai – The Palm 

Celebrate the New Year Italiano style with a sumptuous eight-course menu at Torno Subito, Dubai. Chef Massimo’s signature dishes will take you on a vibrant throwback to the 1950s Italian Riviera. Located at W Dubai – The Palm, Torno Subito is Chef Massimo Bottura’s only restaurant outside of Italy and offers casual dining in a beautiful setting and complimentary access to the WET Deck party after dinner to bring in the New Year. You’ll have a fabulous view of the fireworks from Atlantis and Burj Al Arab as well!

Where: Torno Subito Dubai, W Dubai – The Palm.

When: Tuesday 31st December, 7pm – 12am

Cost: AED 1,450 per person with house beverages and bubbly; AED 1,850 per person with premium grape, bubbly and house beverages.

To book: Please call 04 245 5800, email or visit

Fireworks, glitz and glamour at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

New Year’s Eve celebrations don’t get any better than with Jumeriah Hotels & Resorts. The charming location, the welcoming hospitality and the luxury on offer are unsurpassable. From the incredible fireworks display to the view of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, ushering in 2020 will leave you with precious memories.

See in the new year with a breath-taking night of glamour and elegance at Jumeriah Beach Hotel or be right in the middle of all the action at Burj Al Arab as the world’s most iconic hotel takes centre stage in a skyline glittering with fireworks. Celebrate in the heart of the City at Jumeirah Emirates Towers or head to Jumeriah Creekside Hotel for a more family-friendly affair. Enjoy the charm of Jumeriah Mina A’Salam, Jumeriah Al Qasr and Jumeriah Al Naseem with fantastic views of the fireworks or ring in the festive season within the opulent halls of Jumeriah Zabeel Saray.

Where: Jumeriah Hotels & Resorts.

When: Tuesday 31st December from 8pm

Cost: Ranging from AED 520 per person to AED 9000 per person.

To book: Please call 04 432 3232 or email

20 Hours to 2020 with The Pointe


Who says the New Year’s Eve celebrations have to start once the sun goes down? The Pointe, Palm Jumeriah is counting down to midnight from 6am with activities for the whole family, all day long!

Start the last day of 2019 fresh with morning workouts, healing and detox sessions running from 6am – 4pm. There’s SUP and kayaking for the beach babes, HITT session for the hard core, yoga and sound healing for those wanting a balanced start to the New Year, plus dance sessions for those ready to get the party started!

Spend a lazy afternoon by the beach and watch the sun set from 4pm-6pm with DJs, bands and hip hop and zuma dance shows and for the kids, well… there’s a playground, snow ball zone, foosball and loads more to keep them occupied throughout the day.

Once the sun has set (6pm onwards), the party really begins with DJs, roaming dancers and of course, New Year fireworks!

You can join in all these activities absolutely free and we think this is a perfect way to end 2019, in arguably one of the best locations in the city!

Where: The Pointe, The Palm Jumeriah

When: Tuesday 31st December from 6am onwards.

Cost: Absolutely free!

To Book: No need to book but visit The Pointe’s website for more information.

Usher in the New Year in style at Pier Chic

For all those with a penchant for extravagance, Pierchic is undoubtedly the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Celebrate the end of the year at Pierchic with a gala dinner to remember, while floating over the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf overlooking breath-taking views of Burj Al Arab.

Savour an extravagant dinner that will make any other New Year’s celebration seem like a mere night out! The five-course dinner ranges in price from AED 2,100 to AED 5,900 depending on the seating and drink packages.

Where: Pierchic.

When: Tuesday 31st December, 8pm to 1am.

Cost: The five-course dinner ranges in price from AED 2,100 to AED 5,900 depending on the seating and drink packages.

To book: Please call 800 666 353 or email or visit the website.

Ring the New Year in twice at McGettigan’s JLT and Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Ring in 2020 in McGettigan’s JLT’s gorgeous garden.  Dance your way into the New Year with a mega party under the stars as McGettigan’s celebrate both the UAE & Irish New Year into the VERY early hours!

From 8pm-12.30am, guests can enjoy a delicious dinner and free flowing drinks for AED499 with rocking live music from some of the best bands in the city. If one celebration isn’t enough for you, do it all again at 4am when Britain & Ireland officially see in the New Year.

For those looking to celebrate with bit of a bang, check out McGettigan’s Souk Madinat whose beautiful terrace offers great views of the famous Burl Al Arab fireworks display. Book the dinner and drinks package for AED599 and ring in the New Year in style!

Where: McGettigan’s JLT and Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

When: Tuesday 31st December, 8pm-12.30am and 4am.

Cost: AED499AED599 for dinner and drinks.

To book: Please call 04 378 0800 or email or visit the website.   

Enjoy the views from Hillhouse Brasserie and The Duck Hook

End the year in style!  The Duck Hook and Hillhouse Brasserie are set to deliver an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party under the stars with a spectacular view of Dubai’s skyline and the Burj Khalifa fireworks in the distance!

Start the evening off with some classic canapes before diving into the iced seafood which includes oysters, sushi, prawn cocktail and tuna ceviche. Next stop is the carvery with prime rib of beef, roast lamb and salmon en croute, complete with all the trimmings. There’s also some of Hillhouse’s top dishes being passed around as well as a comfort food station with wings and pizza. Then you’re onto your main (my goodness) where we sample some of The Duck Hook’s favourites before heading outside to a BBQ station! If you’re still hungry then dessert is covered with festive classics, a chocolate fountain, a ‘Create Your Own Sundae’ station and a selection of cheese from around the world.

Where: Hillhouse Brasserie and The Duck Hook, Dubai Hills Golf Club. 

When: Tuesday 31st December, 8pm to 1am.

Cost: Packages are AED 395 for food only or AED 595 for food and drinks.

To book: Please call 800 666 353 or email or visit the website.

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