Looking to ring in 2023 in style? We’ve got you sorted.
From Dubai’s breathtaking skyline views to an array of delectable dishes, this emirate is never short of venues to celebrate the occasion.
With New Year’s Eve around the corner, it’s best to make your plans in advance and we’re here to narrow down all the potential venues to book ASAP.
So, whether an intimate dinner with your loved ones or an all-out sophisticated fiesta, there is a myriad of options to ensure you make this moment a memorable one.
However you wish to celebrate, we’re here to help you with a selection of sought-after venues that are preparing to ensure no stone is left unturned.
This iconic Peruvian venue will ensure a one-of-a-kind celebration by the beach. With exquisite signature cocktails and beautiful fireworks, guests can experience vibrant beats from DJ Miriam, Jenny & Dany Srouji with the famous mentalist Danny Blue who will conduct bedazzling mind games. The highlight of the evening will be an extravagant after-party from 2am until the early hours of the morning at Al Ittihad Park Monorail Station. This beach club will offer three packages with a minimum spend of Dhs1,200 at the restaurant, Dhs1,600 at the beach club and Dhs2,000 front row to witness Dubai’s Fireworks.
Take a trip to Argentina with Sucre’s charming interiors and delicious menu. Usher the new year with a black-tie gala as you enjoy festive meals including traditional favorites complete with all the trimmings for the perfect Night at Buenos Aires at Sucre. The fiesta will begin with a delicious dinner created by masterful Chef Fernando Trocca which comes as a bountiful spread of shared plates to be passed around the festive table amongst groups of friends and families with a minimum spend of Dhs800 per person from 7pm onwards. The evening will feature live entertainment and live performances with a Latin 6-piece band and resident DJ in the heart of DIFC.
NYX at Gaia
Gaia will host a magnificent NYX Gala, a glamorous red-carpet event to ring in the new year. NYX will take over Gaia’s radiant interiors, the entire venue will be transformed to reveal the dark red glamour and enigmatic ambience of the sophisticated speakeasy hidden downstairs. With a minimum spend of Dhs1,500, guests can dine from 8 pm onwards with a chic and sophisticated dress code. This inviting venue is located in Gate Village 4, in DIFC.
Piatti By The Beach
Featuring an exquisite dining experience under the stars, accompanied by an exhilarating live DJ performance and glittering fireworks, guests are invited to join the memorable festivities and welcome the new year in style. The restaurant serves an indulgent selection Gnocchi with Lobster and King Crab Ragout, Beef Tenderloin and more. The indoor seating is priced at Dhs2,200 per person and outdoor is priced at Dhs2,700 inclusive of food, water, soft drinks and mocktails from 8pm to 3am at Raffles, The Palm.
To make it a night to remember, guests can experience the luxurious beachside experience at this newly opening venue situated in the heart of Palm West Beach. For a special night, guests can enjoy live entertainment with singers, musicians and DJ playing the grooviest hits. The dishes range from king crab salad to 24 karat chocolate millfeuille which are all crafted to perfection. The packages start at Dhs2,500 per person from 8pm onwards, inclusive of a sharing set menu and selected beverages.
This Italian haven invites guests to welcome 2023 with a celebration of one of the quitenseential ingredients in Italian cusine, the pomodoro. The restaurant pays humble homage to this precious ingredient by inviting diners to indulge in an exquisite menu inspired by traditional Neapolitan recipes. With no minimum spend guests can indulge in a feast with a variety of dishes at the Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah.
Celebrate by the beach with scintillating views of Dubai’s skyline, this bohemian restaurant promises you a good time. The packages start from Dhs1,495 for soft beverages, Dhs1,995 for premium beverages and bubbly and Dhs495 for kids below nine years. Guests can also book a private cabana for Dhs10,000 for four guests.
Experience a night of great Japanese cuisine, fire dancers, live music and mesmerizing views of the Burj Khalifa’s famous fireworks display at HYDE Hotel in Business bay. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable evening with friends and family in 2023 at this fine-dining venue starting at Dhs950 for indoor searing and Dhs1,450 for outdoor seating inclusive of house beverages from 8am to 12am.
Kick-off the new year in an iconic setting at ONZE, the newly opened Nikkei restaurant, situated at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Blending the cultures and cuisines of Japan and Peru, ONZE will hit the high notes for the start of 2023. Indulge in ONZE’s menu filled with delectable starters, mains and desserts including freshly prepared dishes from the restaurant’s crudo bar. The packages start at Dhs1,500 for a minimum spend per person with special packages available for champagnes and spirits from 8pm to 3am.
Shanghai Me will be hosting an auspicious golden celebration. With stunning décor, the sophisticated restaurant will be transformed into a golden paradise for guests to revel. 8pm onwards, diners can enjoy a specially curated six-course menu of East-Asian delicacies blended with the restaurant’s traditions. To further fuel excitement, fun & laughter and promising a vivacious end to the year, dazzling guests are invited to dance the night away at Bund. Hidden behind the mirrored panellings at Shanghai Me, this under-the-radar speakeasy oozes old-world glamour, with its luxe interiors and sleek bar. The minimum spend will be notified upon booking and the festivities will take place from 8pm to 3am at Podium Level, Gate Village 11, DIFC.
Get ready for the party of the year. For one night only, SUSHISAMBA will turn white with extravagant décor for the memorable occasion, as the city prepares to welcome 2023 in style with a Sambazonia-themed party. Guests are encouraged to dress in all white and can expect to embark on a multi-dimensional journey, right in the centre of Dubai whilst overlooking 360-degree views of the city’s iconic fireworks with a minimum spend of Dhs3,000 per person from 9pm until late,
For a theatrical evening to bring in the new year, the enchanting dinner and show venue, DREAM Dubai is set to transport guests to a fairy tale world. The line-up will feature mesmerising new festive-themed shows to sweep you off your feet. The dynamic dancers will dazzle viewers with energetic dance sequences in tune with the festive soundtrack and musical performances. The glittery headpieces and glam costumes add to the intrigue of the special NYE show-stopping performances and a party from 8pm until late with a minimum spend starting at Dhs4,000 per person.
Book a night at Ergo for the aptly themed Pretense New Year’s Eve party, where everything is not quite as it seems. Entertainment for the night will feature mysterious elements reminiscent of Venetian masquerades, shadow dancers, grand decor, and secret rendezvouses, all along with a disruptive playlist. Guests can enjoy a night of free-flowing Ergo cocktails, bubbly, and premium house beverages, along with select bites from the borderless Mediterranean menu. The energetic vibe of the bar area spills out into the urban terrace space with views of the bustling Downtown District to end the night. With a minimum spend of Dhs1,500 per person from the NYE à la carte menu, guests can spend the evening from 7pm until late.
To ring in the new year this Parisian haven is hosting a New Year’s Eve special with an evening inspired by La Folie Douce, the well-known after-ski parties in the French Alps. Guests will be able to enjoy the à la carte menu with a minimum spend of Dhs1,200 excluding drinks. The evening will begin from 6pm and will stay open until late for everyone to celebrate. The restaurant is located at Gate Village 8, DIFC.
To match the splendid views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, Fi’lia welcomes in the New Year with its stunning setting and free-flowing beverages to toast to 2023. World-class culinary delights created as an ode to hearty Italian dishes await on the special New Year’s menu. From lemon risotto to steak tartare guests can indulge in a splendour of flavours throughout the evening through a four-course family style set menu from 7pm to 9pm with the price at Dhs599 per person for indoors and Dhs750 per person for outdoors without beverages and from 9:30pm until late for Dhs1,800 for indoors, Dhs1,999 for window, Dhs2,500 for outdoor and Dhs2,700 for outdoor window with three hours of free-flowing beverages. The evening is filled with exciting entertainment activities. A renowned and breathtaking ensemble of masquerade dancers and a live jazz band will serenade the guests with exciting performances at SLS hotel and residences.
Make your New Year’s Eve a joyous one at DIFC’s latest Middle Eastern hotspot. For a glamorous affiar, guests can indulge in an exquisite selection of Mediterranean classics and an abundance of fragrant herbs and spices that The East and West bring together, Alaya’s exceptional menu translates the influences of the rich culinary landscape with a contemporary approach. Alongside delectable dishes, guests can enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and celebratory bubbles. At the stroke of midnight, the festivities continue at the glamorous, Bedouin-inspired speakeasy, LY-LA. Tucked away behind a concealed door beneath the restaurant Minimum spend is mentioned on booking and the celebrations take place from 7pm to 3pm in Gate Village, Building 4, DIFC.
This sophisticated fine-dining restaurant will offer a tailor-made a la carte menu at the restaurant Salotto and the terrace. A Studio 54-inspired evening, ‘Le Freak C’est Chic” will dress the lounge up in disco and sparkles. Guests are expected to deck themselves out as their most glamorous selves to celebrate the new year in style. Groovy vibes will be articulated through the lavish décor that will be employed, transforming Salotto into a classy, speakeasy-style hotspot and transporting guests into the glam era of discothèque. Toast to new beginnings with delectable dining and exceptional entertainment at this osteria. Family-friendly dinner reservations are available at Chic Nonna’s main dining area and require an advanced payment of the minimum spend with prices starting at Dhs1,200
The Nice Guy
Guests can spend their evening at the newly opened patio and terrace, the main dining area, or an intimate lounge, all of which pay homage to the decadent era of Mafia bars and restaurants. The terrace packages start at Dhs2,000 basic for aparkling and DHs3,000 Premium for bubbles from 8pm to midnight and 12pm to 3am for a la carte drinks with live entertainment. The main dining area packages start at Dhs2,000 basic for sparkling and Dhs3,000 premium for bubbles from 11:30 p.m. onwards. A minimum spend is required per table for drinks only per table from 11pm until closing with walk-ins at Dhs500 at the entrance, and then a la carte drinks at the main dining area.
For an exclusive gala dinner amid the beach, this enticing venue is sure to make the evening special. There’s a choice of two different experiences to bid adieu to 2022 at Cove Beach. Guests can either indulge in an exquisite gala dinner boasting an extravagant selection of culinary delicacies such as Wagyu Ribeye and Grilled Lobster while enjoying live music from a star-studded five-piece band priced at Dhs1,200 per person or party the night away at the buzzing beach club NYE party, in collaboration with LUV Events, showcasing a brilliant line-up of DJ’s including DJ Scottie-B, DJ Devon Kosoko, DJ Mitchel and DJ Sir Taz priced at Dhs699 per persona at Caesars Palace Hotel.
Time to celebrate and bring in the New Year at Basko with live music andretro disco DJ thereafter. 360 paparazzi waiting, guests can expect a glamorous entrance into the New Year at the one and only Basko Dubai and stunning views of Burj Khalifa fireworks. The first seating packages don’t require any minimum spend and take place from 7pm to 9pm The packages for outdoors are priced at Dhs1,200 per person and indoor is Dhs990 per person from 9pm to 4am for the second seating and it is located in Business Bay. For the after-party celebrations, guests can head to the hidden speakeasy, Suave.