Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in Dubai

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Choosing the right plans on New Year’s Eve feels like a make-or-break situation, so we’re taking the anxiety out of the planning process by selecting six great venues in which to ring in 2017. Whether you’re hoping for an upscale Mediterranean feast reminiscent of a candlelight dinner in Monte Carlo or a poolside lounge from which to watch the incredible fireworks display, we’ve got you covered. Discover Savoir Flair’s selection, here.

La Cantine du Faubourg

End the year with Chef Gilles Bosquet’s mouthwatering New Year’s Eve menu of blue-lobster cannelloni, confit eggplant, and caviar de Sologne among other culinary masterpieces that will be available at La Cantine du Faubourg. There will also be a live French band for guests to enjoy a little added Parisian panache with their year-end celebration.

Prices begin at AED 1,200/SAR 1,219 per person
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
(+971) 4 352 7105
www.lacantine.ae

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Photo: Courtesy of La Cantine du Faubourg

Aqua

At Aqua, a laid-back outdoor venue at JW Marriott Marquis, you’ll find Dutch duo Lucas & Steve and French superstar DJ Norman Doray headlining its New Year’s Eve party with their popular house music. Before hitting the dance floor, be sure to enjoy dinner on Aqua’s terrace, which is perfectly situated to offer breathtaking views of the city’s spectacular fireworks.

Prices begin at AED 1,600/SAR 1,626 per couple
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
(+971) 4 414 3000
www.jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com

Catch Dubai

Chef Bobby Griffing at Catch Dubai has created a specialty menu of miso sea bass, duck four ways, short-rib tacos, and chocolate fondant, to name a few of the options available on his New Year’s Eve roster. Throw in the restaurant’s band Cubache, which will be playing an authentic mix of Cuban sounds and a fusion of Latin and Afro rhythms, and you can’t go wrong.

Prices begin at AED 550/SAR 559
Fairmont Dubai
(+971) 4 357 1755
www.catchdubai.com

catch dubai
Photo: Courtesy of Catch Dubai

Sass Café

If you can’t make it to Monte Carlo this New Year’s Eve, don’t fret. Sass Café, which hails from the notoriously glitzy city, will provide all its frivolity and allure alongside a delicious, Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Prices begin at AED 1,499/SAR 1,530 per person
Al Fattan Currency House
(+971) 4 352 7722
www.sasscafe-dubai.ae

Vida Downtown Dubai

Hoping to do something a little different this year? How about ringing in 2017 in a private pool cabana? Vida Downtown Dubai is offering cabanas for up to four people that guarantee (very comfortable) front-row seats to the fireworks in Downtown Dubai for a cool AED 5,000.

Prices begin at AED 5,000/SAR 5,082
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
(+971) 4 428 6888
www.vida-hotels.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Vida Downtown Dubai

Blind Dragon

If fancy dinners and pool cabanas aren’t your idea of a good time, there’s really only one option left: a night packed with sing-your-heart-out karaoke. Cue New Year’s Eve at Blind Dragon. Not only will you enjoy a massive selection of the world’s most popular songs, you’ll also be able to enjoy an evening of unlimited food and drinks. It’s a win-win if you ask us.

Prices start at AED 599/SAR 611
The Atrium at Al Habtoor City
(+971) 4 437 0033
www.blinddragondubai.com

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Photo: Courtesy of Blind Dragon
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