Three, two, one… Happy New Year!

Deciding what you’re doing for New Year’s Eve can feel like a big commitment and in Dubai, it can also come with a large price tag. If you’re more of a spontaneous individual or looking for somewhere you can easily regroup with your besties, here are a few places that are accepting walk-ins and no minimum spend.

Here are all the groovy happenings…

ORO restaurant & Lounge


This lounge and restaurant is offering a low key and relaxed setting for you and your friends this New Years. Complete with good tunes and a gaming area – perfect for anyone loves pool, guests can enjoy a festive evening without a minimum spend or entry fee. This venue does offer drinks packages if you planning to stay here all night, and is open for reservations.

ORO, Donatello Hotel, near Mall of The Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Barsha 1, Dubai, 12pm to 3am, Tel: (0)4 340 9040,

Fibber Magee’s

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One of our Irish Pub staples, Fibber Magee’s, is throwing a free New Year’s bash with live music and drink promotions rolling through all evening. You and your squad can walk in on the night for a wallet friendly party, however it’s recommended to book in advance to ensure your evening plans. Your booking will cost you Dhs100 for a deposit, which will be deducted from your bill at the end of the evening.

Fibber Magee’s, Saeed Tower 1, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Trade Centre 1, Dubai, 8am to 3am, Free entry, drink deals available, Tel: (0)4 332 2400,


Free New Year's Eve Dubai

One of Marina’s go-to late-night hangouts is perfect for any spontaneous New Years’ Eve plans. Hideout is accepting walk-ins with the only condition that you do buy drinks, but you are sure to have a good time fueled by the tunes of their DJ’s.

The Hideout Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, open until 3am, Tel: (0)58 156 4123,

Irish Village Studio City


If anyone knows how to throw a party it’s the Irish. Studio City’s Irish Village is the perfect place to go for a casual and festive setting. They are accepting walk-ins, with under 21’s only welcome till 10pm, so if you are with the little ones make sure to get there early.

The Irish Village, Dubai Studio City, Dubai, accepting walk-ins, over 21s only allowed post 10pm,

McCafferty’s JVC

Free New Year's Eve Dubai

We all love an Irish pub and McCafferty’s is no exception. This local favourite is open on New Year’s Eve for walk-ins after midnight. So if your looking for somewhere to crash after your previous plans, or want to rendezvous with some friends, this venue will be ideal.

McCafferty’s Pub Jumeirah Village, Dubai, walk-ins after midnight, Tel: (0)55 784 9220,

Mr Miyagi’s

Free New Year's Eve Dubai

Alongside their New Years’ Eve packages, this locally renowned party spot is also offering walk-ins with no minimum spend for guests. However, Mr Miyagis fills up quickly, so it’s best to reserve a spot if you are planning to head down.

Mr Miyagi’s Media City, Media One Hotel, Al Falak St, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 420 7489,

The Public House


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This late night boogie spot is known for it’s live music and events, and this New Years will be no exception. Guests can enter free of charge and without a minimum spend. On arrival you may want to buy drinks packages that start at Dhs190 for  unlimited house drinks from 7pm til midnight, or you can opt for paying as you go, with all drinks costing Dhs50 on New Years Eve.

The Public House, Signature Hotel, Dubai, 12pm till 3am, Tel: (0)50 308 4792, @tphdxb

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