Sponsored: Still wondering what to do on December 31? The Shangri-La Hotel Dubai might just have the answer…

In the whirlwind of festive prep, it’s easy to forget that New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. If, like us, you’re yet to make your plans for the first party of a new decade, why not let the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai do the hard work? With to-die-for Burj Khalifa views, set apart from the Downtown crush, it’s a great spot to ring in 2020 in style – and with six different celebrations in one building, there really is a party for everyone…

Dance the night away at Dunes Café

With an international buffet serving up everything from sushi and oysters to pan-seared scallops and confit duck, as well as a live band and DJ, this is a chic spot to party the night away. What’s more, the views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks are second to none.

Dunes Café, 7pm to 1am

Celebrate in the sky at Level 42

Enjoy panoramic views of Dubai’s iconic skyline (and multiple fireworks displays) as you sip on bottomless beverages and snack on delicious canapes. Level 42 will be serving up the full champagne experience this NYE, while those who want to continue the party will also gain entry to the ikandy ultralounge after-party…

Level 42, 10.30pm to 12.30am, after-party until 2am

Party like its 2020 at ikandy ultralounge

If it’s a a bona fide party atmosphere you seek, look no further than ikandy ultralounge, where you can expect picture-perfect Burj Khalifa views, a live band, DJ and much more besides.

ikandy ultralounge, 8pm to 2am

Enjoy a Vietnamese banquet at Hoi An

Looking for something more refined? Hoi An will be serving up a sophisticated seven-course tasting menu exploring the flavours of Vietnam, from wok-fried lobster through to grilled wagyu with black truffle. Diners will also be welcome to join the party in the lobby for a view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks at midnight.

Hoi An, 7pm to 1am

Feast at Shang Palace

If an eight-course Chinese feast sounds like your perfect gourmet gathering, head for Shang Palace. Once you’ve had your fill of dishes such as Cantonese-style golden garlic Boston lobster and pan-fried Wagyu beef with Chinese mushroom sauce, head to the hotel lobby to join the firework viewing party.

Shang Palace, 7pm to 1am

Join the party at Lobby Lounge

All roads lead to the lobby, where an endless cheese and charcuterie buffet, live band and DJ will be getting the party started before midnight’s fireworks. A Burj Khalifa view and no need to sharpen our elbows? Sign us up!

Lobby Lounge, 7pm to 1am 

For more information or to make a reservation, call (04) 4052703, email f&breservations.sldb@shangri-la.com or visit golden-circle.com/thetable/offers

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