Get a ringside seat for the city’s spectacular end of year show at one of these seven spots…
With more than 1.5 million people expected to descend on Downtown Dubai for the annual spectacular, the best way to guarantee your spot is by booking a table at one of the city’s Burj Khalifa view restaurants.
Here are seven New Year’s Eve packages with Burj Khalifa views for catching the show.
The Atlantic, Souk Al Bahar
Nestled along Souk Al Bahar’s waterfront promenade with a backdrop of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Opera, The Atlantic Dubai is coupling a set menu of seafood dishes with free-flowing beverages and one of the world’s most impressive end of year shows.
The Atlantic, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 9pm to 2am, inside seating, Dhs1199 early bird, Dhs1499 regular, terrace corner Dhs1999 early bird, Dhs2499 regular, terrace full view Dhs2499 early bird, Dhs2999 regular. Tel: (04) 442 5662. More info on website
Cabana, Address Dubai Mall
With an extensive buffet featuring live carving and seafood stations, unlimited premium house beverages and a bottle of premium bubbly to be shared between two, Cabana is pulling out all the stops for their Havana Cuban New Year’s Eve Party. It comes with the choice of shared table seating, or private cabanas for up to eight, as well as live entertainment and top views of the Burj Khalifa.
The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, 7.30pm to 2am, Dhs2,350 per person (shared table), Dhs1,1750 child, Dhs17,000 private cabana for 8 guests. Tel: (04) 438 8888. More info on website
Dubai Opera is putting on a black-tie gala dinner to celebrate the New Year, which comes with one of the hottest tickets in town for the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Kicking off with a canapé reception, it will be followed by a special Last Night of the Year Proms in the Auditorium. After the show, you can choose between a sit-down dinner outside under the sparkling lights of the Burj Khalifa, or a reception inside Dubai Opera. As the clock strikes midnight, guests can take in the best view of Downtown Dubai’s famous New Year celebrations before dancing the night away with hits from Dubai Opera’s live DJ.
Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 2am, bronze package Dhs2500, silver package, Dhs3000, gold package Dhs3500. Tel: (04) 440 8888. More info on website
Karma Kafe has arguably got one of the best views of the Burj Khalifa, and this year they’re pairing it with a five-course Pan-Asian set menu, an unlimited beverage package until 2am, and live music from George Reyes, ‘The Gipsy Man’. Drinks-only inside packages start from Dhs499 early bird, with terrace packages for food and drink from Dhs1899 early bird.
Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 2am, from Dhs499 to Dhs1999. Tel: (04) 423 0909. More info on website
The Noodle House (unlicensed)
Popular Asian soul food chain The Noodle House has some of the best fountain views from its Dubai Mall spot. This year, a five course set-menu, including unlimited prawn crackers plus a mocktail, iced tea or soft drink and unlimited bottled water and tea or coffee costs Dhs1750 per person. It’s unlicensed, so soft drinks only throughout the evening.
The Noodle House Dubai Mall, 12pm to 2am, Dhs1750. Tel: (04) 388 4827. More info on website
Authentic Italian trattoria Serafina is nestled on the corner of Souk Al Bahar, with prime fountain and Burj Khalifa views. This New Year, they’re putting on an eight course menu of hearty Italian fare from 8pm, and an open bar, with both upper and lower terrace seating available for catching the best snaps of the sparkly show.
Serafina, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to late, Dhs2500 including open bar for upper terrace seating, Dhs3500 including open bar for lower terrace seating. Tel: (04) 363 8447. More info on website
Social House (unlicensed)
On the corner of the lower ground floor of Dubai Mall sits all day eatery, The Social House. They’re putting on a four course menu with unlimited soft drinks alongside family entertainment and Burj Khalifa views. End the night with a takeaway gift hamper and a special New Year photograph.
Lower Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, 7pm to late, Silver fountain view, Dhs1200, Gold Burj view outside, Dhs1600, DiamonD Burj View, Dhs2000. Tel: (04) 339 8640. More info on website
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