If you want to watch the Burj Khalifa fireworks in Dubai, book a table at one of these…

With more than 1.5 million people expected to descend on Downtown Dubai for the annual fireworks 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 8 New Year’s Eve packages with Burj Khalifa views for catching the epic end of the decade show.


Argentinean steakhouse Asado is turning up the heat with their New Year’s Eve carnival on December 31. Guests can enjoy a six-course menu of South American flavours paired with free-flowing beverages to keep the party going. Expect a live DJ, lively party atmosphere and front row seat to the Downtown festivities.

Asado, Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 1am, Tuesday December 31, Dhs3,675 with outdoor seating and unlimited house drinks and bubbly, Dhs2,625 per person with indoor seating and unlimited house drinks and bubbly, Dhs1,525 for children aged 6 to 11. Tel: (04) 888 3444. addresshotels.com


Arguably one of 2019’s most hotly anticipated openings, CÉ LA VI will make its Dubai debut just in time for New Year’s. Rising 54 levels high, this exclusive outdoor and indoor venue scores you front row seats to unbeatable views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks and the Dubai skyline. Choose between a six-course menu masterminded by executive chef Howard Ko with unlimited beverages, or just the beverage package from 8pm to 3am and ring in the new decade in style.

CÉ LA VI, Level 54, Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 3am, Tuesday December 31, Dhs1,600 with soft beverages, Dhs2000 with house beverages, Dhs1000 drinks only. Tel: (056) 515 4001. facebook.com/celavidubai


The laid back Italian in Souk Al Manzil is a great option for a fuss-free, casual Italian dinner with unlimited drinks to see in 2020. Their location just off the boulevard means you’ll have a prime view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks as you feast your way through a four course meal. It’s Dhs699 including unlimited soft drinks and a glass of sparkling at midnight, half price for children aged 5 to 12 and children under 5 dine for free.

Coppasta, Souq Al Manzil, Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Tuesday December 31, Dhs699 adults, Dhs350 children aged 5 to 12. Tel: (800) 26772. @coppasta_uae

GIA (unlicensed)

One of several restaurants in the Fashion Avenue extension of The Dubai Mall, upscale Italian restaurant GIA will be coupling firework views with a three-course menu this New Year’s Eve. The cozy terrace is the perfect place to toast to the start of 2020, while you tuck into dishes like Polpo Grigliato Al Balsamico, a fresh balsamic glazed octopus with asparagus puree or the Tagliolini Fatti In Casa Ai Broccolini, a vegetarian homemade Tagliolini pasta. The dinner seating starts from 7.30pm and is priced at Dhs1,200 for indoor seating and Dhs1,500 for outdoor.

GIA Dubai, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, 7.30pm onwards, Tuesday December 31, Dhs1,200 indoor, Dhs1,500 outdoor. Tel: (04) 234 9986. facebook.com/gia.dubai

Social House (unlicensed)

Perched on the corner of The Dubai Mall, Social House provides the perfect spot for prime Burj Khalifa firework views. Social House boasts food inspired by the Americas, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, so you’ll be spoiled for choice as you feast your way through a four-course menu coupled with unlimited soft drinks. Packages depend on where you’d like to sit, with silver fountain views Dhs1000, gold fountain views Dhs1,500 and diamond Burj views Dhs1900.

Social House, Lower Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, 7.30pm onwards, Tuesday December 31, Dhs1000 silver, Dhs1,500 gold, Dhs1,900 diamond. Tel: (04) 339 8640. facebook.com/socialhousedubai

The Loft at Dubai Opera

Don your feathers and pearls, The Loft at Dubai Opera is taking it back to the roaring twenties with their New Year’s Eve party. Expect to feast on a selection of The Loft’s signature dishes like truffle pizza, steak tartare, smoked salmon and pan-roasted sea bream, served up to an array of free-flowing beverages. Make sure you’re on the terrace when the clock strikes 12 for those wow-worthy Burj views above.

The Loft at Dubai Opera, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 3am (food and beverage until 12am), Tuesday December 31. Dhs1,750 outdoor seating, Dhs1,250 indoor seating. Tel: (04) 362 7312. loftatopera.com


Found on Burj Lake, you won’t get much closer to The Dubai Fountain and Burj Al Arab show than Thiptara. They’ll be saying farewell to 2019 with a ‘Colours of Thailand’ New Year’s Eve gala dinner, offering a five-course feast served to the beautiful backdrop of the Burj Lake waters. Book before December 15 and enjoy a 15 per cent discount.

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Thiptara, Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, 8pm to 1am, Tuesday December 31, Dhs3,675 outdoor seating with house beverages and bubbly, Dhs2625 indoor seating with house beverages. Tel: (04) 888 3444. addresshotels.com

Vietnamese Foodies (unlicensed)

Vietnamese Foodies will be throwing a New Year’s Eve street festival at their recently opened Downtown Branch on December 31. Located on the Downtown Avenue under the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, guests will be able to enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet is served direct to your table for Dhs500 per person for indoor seating or Dhs700 per person for outdoor seating. Expect live music, party favours, and a brilliant backdrop to ring in 2020.

Vietnamese Foodies, Ground Floor, Burj Vista Residence, Tower 1, Downtown Avenue Dubai, 8pm onwards, Tuesday December 31, Dhs500 indoor seating, Dhs700 outdoor seating. Tel: (04) 554 2090. vietnamesefoodies.com


At Address Downtown’s Zeta lounge, guests can enjoy a set menu of California and Asia-inspired cuisine set against shimmering vistas of Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain and Downtown Dubai. Packages range from Dhs2,500 to Dhs3,500.

Zeta, Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 2.30am, Dhs2500 for food and soft beverages, Dhs3000 for food and house beverages, Dhs3500 for premium beverages. Tel: (04) 888 3444. myfestivedubai.com