Most expensive places to spend New Year's eve in Dubai

Your guide to best New Year's celebrations in town

14 Dec 2017, words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Lifestyle

1. Shangri-La Hotel

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Participate in an unforgettable festive dinner and enjoy the unobstructed aerial views of the Burj Khalifa light show and Downtown Dubai at the most expensive dinner in town. The bespoke dinner includes fresh oysters, foie gras, premium Wagyu strip loin and lobster tails with free-flow premium beverages throughout the evening. 

When: December 31, 8.00 pm to 2.00 am

Where: Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Price: AED 100,000 (for upto 20 people)

Reservation: +971 4 405 2703

2. Athena Charter Yacht

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Board the Athena Charter Yacht with only those important to you and sail away in style from the Dubai Marina. Treat yourself with canapés and selected house beverages during your 4-hour cruise journey and make it an experience worth living.

When: December 31, 9.00pm to 1.00 am

Price: AED 19,950 (minimum 2 and maximum of 12 guests)

Reservation: +971 4 362 7894/ [email protected]

3. The Restaurant at Address Boulevard

Photo Credit: The Restaurant at Address Boulevard

Bid farewell to 2017 at none other than the vibrant community of Downtown Dubai at The Restaurant Terrace at Address Boulevard. Grab a table indoor or at the outdoor and indulge in the 4-course set menu featuring delicacies like Terrine of Foie Gras and Slow Roasted Rack of Veal paired with premium house beverages. Take in the views of the gorgeous light show at the Burj Khalifa.

When: December 31, 7.00 pm to 3.00 am

Where: The Address Boulevard

Price per person: AED 2,700 (indoor seating); AED 3,200 (outdoor seating)

Reservation: +971 4 888 3444/ [email protected]

4. nikki beach resort & spa

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai presents the ultimate day-to-night beach disco party featuring the Queen of House, Barbara Tucker, alongside DJ Q. A group of 10 can book a villa and enjoy access to an Ultimate Cabana and all night access to the Nikki Prive, along with new year breakfast at Cafe Nikki, and a round trip transfer in a Rolls Royce. They will be exclusively welcomed by singer Barbara Tucker, along with champagne and chef's signature amenities. 

When: December 31, 1.00 pm to 3.00 am

Where: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeira Island

Price: AED 99,999 (10 persons)

Reseration: +971 4 376 6162/ [email protected]

5. At.mosphere restaurant

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Wrap up 2017 at the world's highest restaurant At.mosphere at the Burj Khalifa by indulging in their evening 'brunch'. The fine dining experience features lip-smacking delicacies from the restaurant's international cuisine menu, which includes Foie Gras Torchon, Stuffed Lamb Saddle, Poulet Noir with Truffle Butter,  Seared Seabass with Artichokes, Smoked Salmon Gratin Dauphinois, maki and nigri sushi, oysters for starters and mains and delicious desserts including Salted Caramel Religieuse, Lemon & Coffee Macaroons Banana Tartlet, Vanilla Crémeux, Lemon and Passion Fruit Meringues and Gateaux Opéra, besides unlimited sparkling beverages. 

When: December 31, 7.00 pm to 1.00 am

Where: At.mosphere Restaurant, Burj Khalifa

Price per person: AED 2,900 (window table); AED 2,700 (non-window table) 

Reservation: +971 4 888 3828/ [email protected]

6. katsuya by strack

Photo Credit: Katsuya by Starck

Celebrate the end of 2017 at Dubai’s Japanese culinary wonderland, Katsuya by Starck. Overlooking the gorgeous Arabian Sea and Dubai’s iconic landmark, the Burj Al Arab, guests can enjoy, the Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks. The festive night will begin with a feast of classic signatures and innovative sushi rolls, followed by delectable appetizers and mains, accompanied by an array of free-flowing beverages and specialty cocktails.

When: December 31, 8.00 pm till late

Where: Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

Price per person: AED 2,500

Reservation: +971 4 419 0676 / [email protected] 

7. pierchic

If you don't mind spending a bit more than usual this new year, look no further, as Pierchic brings to you unrivaled views of the incredible Burj Al Arab fireworks over the tranquil waters of the Arabian Gulf from Dubai’s most famed pier. Enjoy their five-course gala dinner featuring caviar, white truffle and vintage champagne. 

When: December 31, 8.00 pm to 1.00 am

Where: Pierchic, Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Price per person: AED 5,500

Reservation: +971 4 432 3232 / [email protected]

8. Address Dubai Mall

How about welcoming the new year by indulging in a lavish buffet? Tease your taste buds with lip smacking delicacies, especially from the live carving and seafood stations. The buffet also features unlimited premium house beverages and a bottle of premium bubbly to be shared between two guests, as well as impeccable views of the Burj Khalifa, verdant terrace seating or access to a private cabana, and live entertainment by a Cuban band and our resident DJ. 

When: December 31, 7.30 pm to 2.00 am

Where: Address Dubai Mall

Price per person: AED 2,350 (shared table); AED 1,175 (chiled aged between 6 to 11 yrs); AED 17,000 (private cabana, for up to 8 guests)

Reservation: +971 4 438 8888/ [email protected]

9. folly by nick & scott

Enjoy panoramic view from the restaurant and its terrace areas and bid farewell to yet another beautiful year. Dine over an eight-course dinner and curated menu, along with bubbles and house beverages by British chef duo, Nick Alvis & Scott Price.

When: December 31, 5.00 pm to 12.00 am 

Where: Folly by Nick & Scott, Souq Madinat Jumeirah

Price per person: AED 1,295

Reservation: +971 4 430 8535 / [email protected]

10. bleu blanc

Photo Credit: Bleu Blanc

Ring in the new year at the vibrant Downtown Dubai, and relish the set menu designed by chef David Myers, along with free-flowing beverages, complemented by panoramic views of the Dubai Water Canal as well as undisturbed views of the much awaited light show at the Burj Khalifa. 

When: December 31, 8.00 pm to 1.00 am

Where: Renaissance Dubai Downtown Hotel

Price per person: AED 1,499

Reservation: +971 4 512 5533/ www.bleublanc-dubai.com