Get a ringside seat for the city’s spectacular end of year show at one of these 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 7 New Year’s Eve packages with Burj Khalifa views for catching the epic end of year show.


At Address Downtown’s latest opening, guests can enjoy a 4-course set menu of California and Asia-inspired cuisine, set against shimmering vistas of Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain and Downtown Dubai.

Zeta, Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 2.30am, Dhs1500 for food and soft beverages, Dhs2250 for food and house beverages, Dhs1500 for house beverages only in Zeta lounge. Tel: (04) 8883444.

STK Downtown

Downtown’s newly opened steakhouse offers front row seats to the fireworks. There is a brunch-style menu with dishes like prime fillet, lobster risotto, passion fruit, and miso black cod. A live saxophonist will get the upbeat atmosphere going, with plenty more entertainment to surprise you throughout the night.

STK Downtown, Address Downtown, Dubai, 9pm to 2am, Dhs999 for bistro seating, Dhs1,299 for carpet seating, Dhs1,899 for terrace seating. Tel: (04) 4253948.

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 Snow Wite 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.

Cabana, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, 7.30pm to 2am, Dhs2,350 per person (shared table), Dhs17,000 private cabana for 8 guests. Tel: (04) 438 8888.

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera

Grab some sequins for an ‘80s style roller disco. The restaurant is transformed into a party zone, with speciality cocktails on the menu and upbeat tunes courtesy of a live DJ. The outdoor terrace also offers views of the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Opera, Dubai, from 7pm, minimum spend of Dhs1,500 indoors, Dhs2,000 outdoors, Dhs750 at the bar, and Dhs750 in the lounge. Children under 11 get 50 percent off dining and children under five dine free. Tel: (04) 888 3444.


Found on the waterfront promenade of Souk Al Bahar, guests can enjoy a front row seat to the Burj Khalifa fireworks at Gunaydin. It’s coupled with a five course Turkish style set menu, with soft beverages included. Alcoholic beverages will be charge separately.

Gunaydin, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 9.30pm to late, Dhs2250 for outdoor seating, Dhs1850 for indoor seating. Tel: (04) 554 0700.

Karma Kafe

A prime view of the Burj Khalifa’s midnight display and live music from Vincente Allende are in store at Karma Kafe this New Year’s. There is an open bar option (Dhs499) or head to the lounge for canapés and drinks (Dhs899), but those who want the full experience can opt for dinner with a seafood platter and signature dishes like 8+ Wagyu striploin.

Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 2am, Dhs999 for dinner in the restaurant, Dhs1,899 for dinner on the terrace. Tel: (04) 4230909.


Live cooking stations serve up fresh dishes against the impressive backdrop of the Burj Khalifa. As well as five-star food and drinks, guests can opt to dine alfresco, offering a direct view of Dubai’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Ewaan, Palace Downtown, Dubai, 8pm to 3am, Dhs1,680 including soft drinks and indoor seating, Dhs1,890 including soft drinks and outdoor seating, Dhs2,100 for soft drinks and indoor seating, Dhs2,650 for premium drinks and outdoor seating. Tel: (04) 888 3444.

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