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Where to be in Dubai on New Year’s Eve!

By Anushka Manik
Dubai, the city of starry extravagance is gearing up for a night of glitz, glamour, and outright celebration. From fireworks that could rival a constellation to parties that redefine nightlife, Dubai is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Get ready to dance under the desert stars, sip on glamorous concoctions, and witness the skyline transform into a canvas of colorful explosions. Scroll down for a roundup of dazzling events happening in Dubai on the NYE.
Atlantis The Royal
Renowned for hosting the most lavish Ney Year parties, Atlantis is ready to welcome 2024 in style. Encompassing a lineup of restaurants organising New Year shindigs, this one’s a perfect place to spend the NYE with your gang.
Ariana’s Persian Kitchen 
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Get ready to spice up your New Year’s Eve at Ariana’s Persian Kitchen, led by the fabulous award-winning chef and cookbook maestro, Ariana Bundy. This culinary haven is rolling out the Persian carpet for an unforgettable celebration. With a menu that puts Iranian cuisine on the global foodie map, décor that’s an inspiration in itself, and Persian hospitality cranked up to eleven, Ariana’s debut restaurant is where the party’s at. The specially crafted festive set menu promises a culinary journey, from the luxurious Ossetra caviar to the aromatic dance of ground lamb. And let’s not forget Ariana’s mixed grill platter and the divine Shole Zard dessert, because New Year’s resolutions can definitely wait.
Time: 7:00pm – 12:30am
Price: AED 1,650 for 14 years and above, AED 625 for 14 to 4-year-olds and free for 3 years and below
Dinner By Heston Blumenthal 
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year surrounded by your favorite people at the renowned one Michelin-star restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Imagine a laid-back, casual experience where you dive into a menu inspired by the tastes of Britain from the 13th century to the royal courts. From Heston’s iconic Meat Fruit (circa 1500) to the celebrated Tipsy Cake (circa 1858), the set menu promises an indulgent feast that will have you spoiled for choice this festive season.
Time: 7:00pm – 12:30am
Price: AED 2,950 per person and AED 35,000 for the private dining room (up to 12 guests)
Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
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Ring in the new year at Gordon Ramsay’s award-winning Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. Enjoy a special family evening brunch buffet featuring the ultimate cheese station, oysters from the British Isles, a live caviar station, beef wellington with indulgent truffle mash potato, broccolini with honey glazed carrots to mulled berry Eton mess and so much more – all complemented by the tunes of a live band.
Time: 7:00pm – 12:00am
Price: AED 1,650 for ages 14 and above, AED 625 for ages 4 – 13 and free for children below the age of 3 (Inclusive of an extensive buffet and unlimited premium beverages)
En Fuego 
Spice up your New Year’s Eve with the ultimate carnival extravaganza at En Fuego, the sizzling South American hotspot in Dubai. Prepare to be wowed by Salsa dancers, fire gipsy, Columbian live band and in-house En Fuego DJ Grelu, while the culinary maestro, Chef Daniel García, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained sensation, takes you on a flavorful journey from the vibrant streets of Rio De Janeiro to the majestic mountains of Peru. And guess what? The party doesn’t stop there – En Fuego is throwing a special after-party from midnight to 2 am, because who says the fun has to end with dinner?
Time: 7:00pm onwards
Price: AED 1,650 14 years and above, AED 625 for ages 4 to 13 and free for children below the age of 3
Charlie Sloth and Fatman Scoop perform at Five Hotels and Resorts
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Charlie Sloth and Fatman Scoop, renowned for their magnetic charisma and chart-topping hits like Purple, Get It, and Be Faithful are ready to sway the crowd this year at the FIVE Hotels and Resorts. While Charlie Sloth will be performing at FIVE Jumeirah Village, Fatman Scoop will be swaying the crowd away at FIVE Palm Jumeirah.
Indulge in an array of mouthwatering street food offerings featuring the best of Latin, Asian, Indian, and European flavours. Gourmet street food, street art by international artists and buzzing tunes by live performers at the Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai’s most Instagrammable restaurant.
Time: 8:00 PM onwards for Charlie Sloth, 10:00 PM onwards for Fatman Scoop
For Charlie Sloth: Soul Street, FIVE Jumeirah Village, Dubai
For Fatman Scoop: Bling, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
For Charlie Sloth: The tickets are priced at AED1500 and AED 1000  for outdoor and indoor seating respectively.
For Fatman Scoop: The tickets are priced at AED 750 per person before midnight, and AED 1000 per person after midnight.
Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island
A festively warm welcome awaits at this five-star hotel on Marjan Island, offering a host of events that will bring a touch of sparkle to your holidays. The magical New Years Eve fireworks display across Marjan Island is also returning on 31st December!
Neo Sky Bar
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The only rooftop bar in Ras Al Khaimah with breathtaking 360° views, Neo Sky Bar is hosting an epic New Year’s Eve rooftop party with incredible views of the fireworks.
Date: 31st December | 10:00PM – 2:00AM
Price: AED 550 per person for unlimited house beverages
Sparkle & Sands New Year Celebration
Let the grains of sand dance beneath your feet while your gaze meets the dazzling bursts in the sky, as you bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the start of a spectacular New Year and indulge in a 3-course dinner with your gang.
Date: 31st December | 7:00PM to 2:00AM
Price: AED 999 per person including unlimited house beverages, AED 699 including soft beverages.
Happy New Year!
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Anushka Manik


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