IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City

InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City will play host to a series of magical celebrations for the festive season.

Dubai Shopping Festival Staycation: Dubai Shopping Festival season, which will go on until January 31, is the right time to make the most of all the deals and discounts on offer. Now you can indulge in retail therapy while enjoying a relaxing stay as well! With rates starting from Dh599, receive Dh200 shopping voucher to spend at Dubai Festival City Mall, complimentary breakfast and club access at Club InterContinental, suite upgrade and up to 30 per cent off on dining and at the spa.

New Year’s Eve: Enjoy New Year’s Eve dinner at Anise, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, from 8.30pm-12.30am. Experience eight different live cooking stations, each serving a variety of food from a different cuisine. Dh599 per person, including soft beverages (indoor seating).

You can also enjoy the views of the fireworks from the terrace, at Dh749 per person, including soft beverages (terrace seating). For reservation: call 04 701 1111 or visit dubaifestivalcityhotels.com.

Al Habtoor City, Dubai

Feast your way to 2021 at Summer Place Dubai. Indulge in a special five-course set menu while enjoying the spectacular views of firework displays unfold across the floor-to-ceiling windows.

V Hotel Dubai, Summer Place. From 8pm-2am. Price Dh895 per person inclusive of a five-course menu. For reservations, call 050 1063574.

Dress to impress and kick start the new year on an absolute high at BOA. Jive into our DJ’s beat keeping the party pumping until midnight.

V Hotel Dubai, BOA. From 9.30pm. Regular tables from Dh5,000 minimum spend (five people maximum). Lounge starting from Dh1,000 minimum spend per person.

Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek

Kickstart the New Year with a rocking party at the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek. Since the gala dinner is located at the pool side, guests will have a guaranteed front-row seat to the spectacular fireworks display that will light up the Dubai skyline, including major attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame and the stunning creek. There will be massive feast of flavourful cuisines from around the world and plenty of entertainment throughout the evening. Prices from Dh399 per person inclusive of dinner and soft beverages.

For reservation, call 04 205 7033 or email booking.diningdubaicreek@radissonblu.com. Book online at dubai.platinumlist.net.


Visitors to Bluewaters, Dubai’s popular island destination and home to the iconic Ain Dubai, can experience spectacular drone light shows and enjoy panoramic views of the Dubai skyline, while indulging in the gourmet fare and live music. With an extensive line-up of mouth-watering food and beverage offers and live music across its restaurants, each with an incredible view, Bluewaters is set to ensure visitors make lasting memories as they welcome the new year. As the iconic drone light shows adorn the sky, Bluewaters will also offer a number of Instagrammable views and spots to visitors ringing in the new year.

The best thing is the plethora of restaurants to choose from: At The London Project where NYE packages start from Dh950; Puerto 99, NYE package at Dh1,500 includes a three-course meal (reservations: 04 557 6627); Basanti & Co, where a three-course dinner starts at Dh595 (reservations: 04 557 6947); and La Brioche, which has a NYE package with a set menu at Dh190 per person (reservations: 04 379 2006).


For an unforgettable start to 2021, enjoy a relaxing stay at the QE2. Check in and get ready for a weekend to remember with extravagant New Year’s Eve events, without the hassle of finding transport home. A hearty set-menu breakfast will offer the perfect recovery so that you can make the most of your time onboard a true British icon and indulge in the other activities the ship has to offer.

Gala Dinner Stay: From Dh3,675 for two-nights, including breakfast and dinner for two at the lavish New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at The Pavilion.

Tea Party Stay: From Dh3,375 for two nights, including breakfast and dinner for two at the New Year’s Eve Tea Party on The Boat Deck.

Contact 600 500400, reservations@qe2.com or visit qe2.com.

Raffles Dubai

Want to ring in the new year in style but just your family? Raffles Dubai offers a New Year’s staycation package that a includes stay in a Signature Room – ideal for a family of two adults and two children – offering spectacular views of the fireworks from your private balcony overlooking the city’s skyline. From Dh2,266, including a lavish breakfast.

For a more romantic experience, you can celebrate under the stars in a private cabana in Raffles Garden.

The hotel also offers a sumptuous three-course dinner at Solo Italian Restaurant & Bar. For more information, call 04 324 8888 or email bookus.dubai@raffles.com.

Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

Ring in the New Year in style at Brasserie Boulud where guests will be treated to a lavish six-course set menu including complimentary beverages. Prices from at Dh495 per person, 8pm onwards.

At The Nine Gastropub, guests can celebrate until the early hours of 1am with light bites. Serving up an array of beverages, the entertainment will include current and classic tunes. The restaurant also offers la carte options on December 31, including British favourites from noon until midnight.

Taiko Dubai will have two New Year’s Eve options to choose from. One is a five-course Omakase dinner that boasts signature Taiko-style dishes and the other is a lighter approach with small canapés style dishes being served around the restaurant. Enjoy your meals with lively entertainment and iconic performances by traditional Taiko drummers as well as an international DJ taking to the decks. The five-course dinner price starts at Dh888.

Call 04 281 4111 or email dine.dubaitheobelisk@sofitel.com.

ME Dubai by Melia

Ring in the New Year in extravagant style at the most exclusive party in Dubai hosted by fashion icons Dean and Dan of DSquared2 and party impresario Bong Guerrero at the newly launched ME Dubai. Guests are invited to a Retro Space Cowboy themed night for an unforgettable finish to an unforgettable year.

Starting at The Atrium by Zaha Hadid, expect a spectacular aerial performance to kick off the evening as DJ Shezhad K gets you rocking with eclectic tunes. Enjoy great food and beverages at the restaurants, including Deseo that showcases the best of South American cuisine while viewing a dance performance by Dubai’s White Rabbit Productions of Blue Marlin’s fame and a mesmerising laser show. From Dh1,000 per person. For reservation, email me.dubai@melia.com or call 056 537 3418.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm

At the luxurious Sofitel Dubai The Palm, the New Year’s Eve spectacular will be hosted at two different venues, with unique atmospheres.

MAUI: The stunning restaurant will be welcoming guests of all ages so bring the kids along for island-style dining on the palm-fringed terrace with panoramic views of the sea and the city’s skyline to enjoy a lavish buffet with lively entertainment.

Porterhouse Steaks & Grills: Finish 2020 on a high note thanks to a curated four-course menu that features some of the finest ingredients from across the globe – think lobster pani puri, French foie gras terrine and Atlantic scallops in velouté sauce for starters and premium Australian beef tenderloin for the main course. (Vegetarian alternatives are available for every course.) Prices from Dh1,250. For those above 16 years.

Call 04 455 6677, email H6541-RE@sofitel.com or visit sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com.

Ramada Hotel & Suites Dubai

Pop over to Flavours Restaurant in Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR to welcome 2021 in a dashing Hollywood-meets-Bollywood-themed party, which includes a gala dinner featuring a sumptuous variety of cuisines and festive upbeat music. Flavours’ NYE package is priced at Dh399 per person.

To book, call 04 399 9979 or email dining@ramadajbr.com.

Morecravings by Marriott Bonvoy

Looking for the perfect spot to ring in the New Year with family and friends? MoreCravings by Marriott Bonvoy offers an array of dining experiences.

East & Seaboard Eatery & Lounge, Aloft Palm Jumeirah: Enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner with live entertainment. Prices from Dh299. Call 04 247 5555.

City Limits, Aloft Me’aisam, Dubai: New Year’s Eve dinner party with live entertainment, 8pm to midnight. Dh549 per couple and Dh321 per person. Call 04 248 7070.

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