If you’ve got kids in tow this New Year’s Eve, you can all get in on a good time with these family-friendly dinners, brunches and parties in Dubai…


This is one big family feast featuring signature dishes including the likes of fresh oysters and grilled lobster in the seafood bar. Multiple live-cooking stations will serve Asian and international-style cuisine, in addition to decadent desserts.

Fairmont Dubai, Dubai, 7pm to 11.30pm, Dhs345 with soft drinks, Dhs495 with house drinks, Dhs110 for children aged six to 11 years. Tel: (04) 3118316. fairmont.com/dubai

Creekside Japanese Restaurant

If you like to celebrate New Year’s keeping things relatively low-key and family-orientated, try the buffet dining option at Creekside Japanese restaurant, with indoor and outdoor packages sure to please everyone.

Creekside Japanese Restaurant, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, 7pm to midnight, outdoor package Dhs429 with house drinks, Dhs329 with soft drinks, Dhs169 for children aged five to 11 years; indoor packages cost Dhs329 with house drinks, Dhs229 with soft drinks, Dhs119 for children aged five to 11 years. Tel: (04) 207 1717. marriott.com

Emirates Golf Club

Tee up 2020 on The Lawns at one of the city’s best-loved golf courses. With fireworks, bubbly on arrival and a live band with tribute acts from Elvis and Madonna, Emirates Golf Club is sure to be a hit with families.

Emirates Golf Club, 7pm to 3am, Dhs675 members, Dhs775 guests, Dhs175 for children aged five to 12 years. dubaigolf.com


What’s better than celebrating New Year’s Eve with family and friends and starting the first hours of the year surrounded by loved ones? Doing so at Larder with a huge buffet and Dubai Canal views, perhaps. It ends just after midnight, making it a good choice for families with little ones to
get home.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Dubai, 7pm to midnight, Dhs350 food only, Dhs199 with house drinks, Dhs599 food and drinks on outdoor terrace. Tel: (04) 2497800. radissonhotels.com


Kids under 12 dine for free at this family favourite. Plus, you’ll get free access to the Ultimate Party – where the beachfront promenade will be overtaken by a number of live music acts from around the world, with a dancefloor to shimmy and shake on.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Dubai, from 7pm, Dhs2,050 with house drinks, Dhs1,300 ages 12 to 21, free kids under 12. Tel: (04) 455 5656. sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

Raffles Dubai

A decadent dinner awaits at Azure Restaurant to mark the end of another year. You’ll be able to feast on dishes from around the globe including a carvery with all the trimmings, a variety of fresh seafood and BBQ grills. Adults can relax whilst the little ones play in the children’s area.

Azur Restaurant, Raffles Dubai, 8.30pm to 1am, Dhs795 with sparkling, Dhs545 with house drinks, Dhs395 with soft drinks, Dhs200 for children 7 to 12 years, under-sixes free. Tel: (04) 3248888. raffles.com

The World Eatery

There is something for everyone at the specially curated international buffet including ten hot and cold stations with fresh seafood, succulent meats and tasty desserts. There’ll be a saxophonist and free access to the beachfront Ultimate Party afterwards, too.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Dubai, 7pm to 11pm, Dhs2,050 with house drinks, Dhs1,300 12 to 21, free kids under 12. Tel: (04) 455 5656. sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

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Seagrill Bistro

Sign off 2019 with a four-course European and Mediterranean-inspired sharing set menu and soak in the Palm Jumeirah skyline at the same time. Top choice for both groups and families, given the free dining for under fives.

Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, 7pm to 1am, Dhs799 indoors with house drinks, Dhs1,499 outdoors with house drinks, Dhs399 ages six to 12 indoors, Dhs749 ages six to 12 outdoors, free under fives. Tel: (04) 457 3457. palmdining.com

The Market

Kids and grown-ups alike will be transported back to the past with a time travelling theme at the popular family restaurant. With a live band singing favourites for all ages, The Market will be throwing a party to remember. Top food, top music, excellent drinks, what’s not to like? Book before December 15 for 20 percent off.

Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, Dubai, 8pm to 12.30am, Dhs500 with soft drinks, Dhs625 with house drinks, Dhs750 premium bubbly, Dhs250 ages five to 12, free kids under five. Tel: (04) 435 5577. alhabtoorcityhotels.com/festive

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