A New Year’s Eve experience that trumps them all…

New Year’s Eve is a bit of a drill. You party so hard you promise yourself you’ll never party again, and then basically do that every year. We’re here to tell you that New Year’s Eve in the capital is so much fun, you’ll never want the celebrations to end. Cheers to a new year!

Crowne Plaza, Yas Island

In the mood for some mystery and masquerade? Head over to ‘The Masquerade’ at Stills complete with NYE a la carte menu and entertainment from a DJ and drummers. Plus, prizes are up for grabs for the best-dressed couple.

Crowne Plaza, Yas Island, 8pm to midnight, Dhs249 house. yasplazahotels.com

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

Club Prive Villas Saadiyat Island

Head to the majestic Rixos Premium on Saadiyat Island for a memorable disco night, complemented by a top-tier culinary experiences and exciting entertainment offerings. Enjoy captivating stage-view setting, a sumptuous open buffet with premium  shellfish, high-quality meats, succulent seafood, and exclusive beverage choices, and for those in pursuit of an exclusive experience like none other, their VIP lounge rolls out its luxurious private butler service coupled with opulent amenities.

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, December 31 6.30am to 3am, Dhs2500 regular, Dhs5000 VIP. Tel: (0)2 492 2222. @rixospremiumsaadiyat

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Rosewood Abu Dhabi brings you a scintillating selection of offerings to ring in the New Year in style. Aqua invites guests to embark on its extravagant gala dinner, featuring a delectable brunch concept and multiple live stations accompanied by four and a half hours of free-flow beverages, from 7.30am to midnight at Dhs855 for the house package and Dhs955 for sparkling. If amazing Cantonese cuisine is what you’re after, Dai Pai Dong’s gala celebration serves up steaming baskets of Abalone and Truffle Dumplings, and Mango Shrimp, accompanied by free flowing drinks from 7:30pm until midnight, beginning from Dhs888 for the house package. On the lookout for an unfogettable New Year’s Eve bash? Glo’s masquerade ball party will have you immersing yourself in a lineup of entertainment, including a live saxophonist, percussionist and breathtaking fireworks display. Rates begin at Dhs1750 for a table for 4 with beverages.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm to 12am, Dhs855 house, Dhs955 sparkling. Tel: (0)2 813 5520. rosewoodhotels.com

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

Toast to the arrival of 2024 with a delectable set menu at Café Milano. A bold five course menu of Chef Delfino Chiarello’s signatures promises dishes such as carpaccio di cernia e caviar, braised wagyu beef and more. After dinner, it’s eyes to the skies on the terrace for the fireworks.

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi Al Maryah, 6pm to 1am, Dhs890 indoor, Dhs990 outdoor, Dhs440 children aged six to 12. Tel: (0)2 333 2222. fourseasons.com

LPM Abu Dhabi

LPM abu dhabi

Diners looking to celebrate with exquisite food and beautiful views of Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah island are welcome to party at LPM and enjoy its a la carte menu. This year’s celebration is themed ‘Titanic Extravaganza’ and festivities begin from 6pm.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 6pm onwards, Dhs1,000 minimum spend (indoors), Dhs1,200 minimum spend (outdoors). Tel: (0)2 692 9600. lpmrestaurants.com/abu-dhabi

The WB Abu Dhabi

Welcome the arrival of 2024 at The Overlook, the buzzing rooftop lounge at The WB Abu Dhabi, where guests can take in breathtaking vistas of Yas Marina and Yas Bay. Foodies will enjoy unlimited grub while sipping bottomless beverages. As the clock strikes midnight and 2024 dawns, partygoers can groove to the beats of a live DJ and dance their way into the new year.

The WB Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, 8.30pm to 1.30am, Dhs285 premium, Dhs400 French bubbly. Tel: (0)2 815 0000. @thewbabudhabi

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

The elegant all-day dining eatery White puts on a decadent New Year’s Eve buffet dinner across its indoor restaurant and alfresco terrace. Tuck into an international buffet with live stations, free-flowing drinks, and be amazed by live entertainment as you build up to the stroke of midnight.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, 8pm to 12am, Dhs1,200 soft, Dhs1,300 house, Dhs1,400 premium, Dhs600 children aged four to 11, under 4s free. Tel: (0)2 811 4342. jumeirah.com

99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Located inside the Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Sushi serves a 14-course menu, including 99’s most-appreciated signatures such as the 99 katsu sando with Kobe A5. The meal is paired with free-flowing drinks until midnight, when guests will be offered a free glass of bubbly as a prelude to the lavish after-party.

Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Dhs1,199 dining room, Dhs1,499 window seat, Dhs1,999 terrace. Tel: (0)2 672 3333. @99sushibaruae

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr packs a punch this New Year’s Eve, with several attractive options for you to pick from. Stop by Marco’s Italian and relish their New Year’s Eve set menu that showcases the finest Italian flavors in savoury delights like Egg Yolk in Raviolo with Sage Butter Sauce and Black Truffle, and the rich flavors of the Red Sicilian Prawn and Pan-Fry Scallops. All of this from 8pm to midnight, at Dhs520 for soft, Dhs670 for house and an added Dhs100 for al fresco dining. If you’re more inclined towards Mediterranean fare, Mazaj is the place to be with excellent live entertainment including a belly dancing show as you tuck in to a delectable family style set menu where you can enjoy a range of flavourful cold and hot mezze, and a grand feast headlined by the Special Mixed Grill, succulent seafood and much more. All of this from Dhs550 for soft and Dhs700 for the house package.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, December 31. Tel: (0)2 654 3333. @fairmontbabalbahr

Al Raha Beach Hotel


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There’s a glamourous masquerade theme to the New Year’s Eve festivities at Al Raha Beach’s La Piscine Restaurant & Pool Bar this year. Ring in 2024 with live cooking stations, and an array of flamboyant entertainment like a light show, belly dancers and a Cuban band. Plus, there’s a glass of bubbly to toast at midnight.

Al Raha Beach, 8pm to 1am, Dhs575 soft, Dhs775 house, 50 per cent off children aged five to 12, under 4s free. Tel: (0)56 545 0145. @alrahabeachhotel


For those craving a different kind of sizzle, Amerigos brings a Feliz Año Nuevo street food-style party that’s bursting with live food and beverage stations. On for four hours, guests can indulge in some of the most enticing street food delights. To top it all off, they’ve even got a live band and dancers, so guests can groove their way into the New Year with pure Latin flair.

Park Inn by Radisson, Yas Island, 8pm to 2am, Dhs300 soft, Dhs400 house, Dhs100 children six years and above (allowed until midnight). yasplazahotels.com

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Say goodbye to 2023 in style with a dinner at José by Pizzaro, as you savour delicious tapas and Spanish wine. As the countdown to 2024 begins, enjoy free access to the obsrevation deck at 300, Abu Dhabi’s highest vantage point so you can take in breathtaking views of the city as we big adieu to the year that was.

José by Pizzaro, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, 5pm to 12am, form Dhs500. Tel: (0)2 811 5666. @conradetihadtowers

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

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It’s all glitz and glamour at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s masquerade-themed gala dinner within the Grand Ballroom. Get ready for a night filled with live performances and a stunning firework display to usher in the New Year.

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, 8pm to 1am, Dhs600 soft, Dhs800 house. Tel: (0)2 510 1234. @grandhyattabudhabi

 Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

hilton abu dhabi yas island

The popular Yas Island hotel hosts a Roaring Twenties-themed poolside buffet this NYE with a prime view of the fireworks over Yas Bay. Hot dishes are served alongside non-stop entertainment.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, 7.30pm to 1am, Dhs700 soft, Dhs900 premium, Dhs375 children six to 12 years. Tel: (0)2 208 6900. @hiltonabudhabiyasisland


grand hyatt

Toast to 2024 and soak in the shimmering West Corniche views as Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi hosts an NYE cocktail party on the terrace at Lexx. The adults-only NYE celebration offers Palace view seating with a dance floor and live entertainment.

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, 10pm to 2am, Dhs1,100. Tel: (0)2 510 1234. @lexx.abudhabi

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar

Head to The Lighthouse for a suitably luminous New Year’s Eve night brunch. Partygoers can expect an immersive night of food, fun and flowing beverages, complemented by panoramic views of the Yas Bay fireworks.

Near Hilton Hotel, Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island, Dhs800 soft, Dhs900 house, Dhs1,000 bubbly. Tel: (0)2 236 7831. @thelighthouse_ae

Lock, Stock & Barrel

Get ready for an epic send off, filled with live music, crazy antics, and non-stop fun at Lock, Stock & Barrel Abu Dhabi. This stalwart pub is going out with a big bonanza on the final night of the year, complete with free-flowing beverages, bites, and front row seats to epic firework show on Yas Bay.

Yas Bay, Yas Island, 9pm to 1am, Dhs550. Tel: (0)4 423 8308. @lockstockabudhabi

 Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi goes all white for its annual NYE celebration. Expect thrilling entertainment from the resort’s resident DJs, dance performances and an international buffet. Don’t forget to wear all white.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, 8pm to 2am, Dhs1,700 premium, Dhs1,000 children six to 11 years, under-sixes free. Tel: (0)2 407 1234. parkhyattabudhabi.com

Park Rotana

Enjoy New Year’s Eve under the stars at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi. Gather with your besties by the poolside, and tuck into a buffet that includes a sushi and sake bar, a carvery station, oyster and caviar bar, and a decadent array of desserts. It’s washed down with signature cocktails and house drinks, and paired with the sounds of a live band and DJ Frankey on the decks.

Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, 8pm to midnight, party until 3am, Dhs649 house, Dhs799 premium. Tel: (0)2 657 3335. rotana.com

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Bid farewell to 2023 under a blanket of stars at a magical celebration in The Courtyard. A live band provides entertainment all evening as guests dine. Young revelers will enjoy a dedicated kid’s area where they can play throughout the evening.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, 8pm onwards, Dhs1,200 soft, Dhs1,550 premium, Dhs2,024 bubbly, Dhs600 children four to 12 years. Tel: (0)2 895 8700. anantara.com

Rotana, Yas Island

Embark on a global culinary adventure as Choices and Rangoli present an exquisite array of international cuisine, promising a delightful feast for all. The party kicks off at 8pm, with live entertainment keeping the festive spirit alive. The night ends with a fantastic fireworks show.

Rotana, Yas Island, 8pm onwards, Dhs325 soft, Dhs425 house. yasplazahotels.com

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Ring in 2024 in spectacular fashion at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, with a New Year’s Eve Gala. Fill your boots at the buffet dinner with live cooking stations, paired with an array of beverages from the free-flowing menu. As the clock strikes midnight, celebrate with a complimentary glass of sparkling to toast the New Year, while dancing to the timeless tunes of a Michael Bublé tribute act.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, 7pm to midnight, Dhs350 soft, Dhs599 house, Dhs175 children five to 12 years, under-fours free. Tel: (0)56 660 8780. viyagolf.com/festive/sbgc

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Step into a glamorous restaurant setting for an intimate New Year’s Eve celebration at Catch. An indulgent five-course sharing menu of signatures awaits, while enjoying gorgeous Marina views. Live entertainment adds a further touch of luxury to an unforgettable evening.

The St Regis Abu Dhabi, 8pm to 12.30am, Dhs800 soft, Dhs1,100 house, Dhs1,500 sparkling, 50 per cent off children under 12. Tel: (0)2 694 4553. catchatthestregis.com

The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Shimmer and shine is the theme of the sparkling New Year’s Eve celebration at pan-Asian hotspot, Sontaya. Tuck into the rich flavours of the East, sip on free-flowing drinks, and bop to the sounds of DJ Nurai.

The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, 8pm to 12am, Dhs600 soft, Dhs700 house (indoor), Dhs700 soft, Dhs800 house (outdoor), Dhs250 children aged six to 12. Tel: (0)2 498 8443. sontayaabudhabi.com

Turtle Bay Bar & Grill

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A five-course set menu is served a Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas’s delightful Turtle Bay with entertainment courtesy of a live band and DJ. After midnight, continue the party down at Hamilton’s Gastropub or Nasma Beachfront Bar.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, 7.30pm to 11.45pm, Dhs975 soft, Dhs 1,250 house, Dhs1,550 premium, Dhs450 children aged six to 12. Tel: (0)2 697 0000. @saadiyatrotana

 Yas Links Abu Dhabi

yas links

With uninterrupted views over the mangroves and the Abu Dhabi skyline, the Hickory’s Terrace is a great shout for NYE with a sumptuous buffet, including theatrical cooking stations and unlimited drinks. Live performances provide the entertainment before a firework display lights up the sky.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, 9pm onwards, Dhs285 soft, Dhs399 house, Dhs143 children five to 12 years, under-fours free. Tel: (0)2 404 3077. viyagolf.com/festive/ylad

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