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Ring in 2022 with these New Year's Eve shows and parties in Dubai 

Mon, December 13, 2021

From live concerts and beachside celebrations to fireworks aplenty, Dubai knows how to usher in the new year in style.

From live concerts and beachside celebrations to fireworks aplenty, Dubai knows how to usher in the new year in style.


Robbie Williams at Atlantis, The Palm

Let Robbie Williams entertain you at Atlantis The Palm and you're sure to have No Regrets. The British star, who will be on stage for a long 70-minute set singing classics like Angels and Rock DJ, is headlining an already fun-packed night featuring a 30-piece live band, lavish buffet spread, fresh delicacies from live-cooking stations – and an attempt to break a Guinness World Record with a 55,000 flute glass pyramid. As the clock strikes midnight, the sky will light up with a breathtaking display of one of the most highly anticipated firework shows in the world.
Robbie Williams at Atlantis The Palm
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Atlantis, The Palm

A music-filled night at Dubai Opera

Make your way to Dubai Opera for a Roaring Twenties themed extravaganza featuring music, feasting, festivities and fireworks. Watch dance duo Jasmine and Aaron of Britain's Got Talent fame light up the stage with a spectacular routine. Popular DJ Chris Wright will take over the decks and spin party tunes all night until 2am. While there, you'll feast on a three-course menu featuring Australian fillet steak and wild mushroom risotto with pecorino cheese. Best of all, before the clock strikes 12, you will be escorted to the promenade to witness the Burj Khalifa fireworks from one of the most coveted spots in the city.  


Roaring 20's at Dubai Opera
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Dubai Opera

Party at The Penthouse

The Penthouse Dubai

Get ready to bid farewell to 2021 in style at The Penthouse, one of Dubai’s most popular rooftop lounges. Located 16 floors up the FIVE Palm Jumeirah hotel, the hotspot has a night of revelry planned for 31 December. You'll be fuelled by modern Japanese cuisine, with plenty of live stations dishing out intricately-prepared plates. Get ready to feast on delicious food, groove to fresh beats thanks to a line-up of live entertainment including international DJs that are being flown in specially for the occasion, and admire both the marina-side and Downtown fireworks at midnight. We'll see you there!


All aboard the Lotus Mega Yacht


Looking for a different way to celebrate this year? Consider boarding the Lotus Mega Yacht to enjoy New Year’s Eve at sea. Take in views of the Dubai skyline from the water as you pass by famed sights such as the Burj Al Arab, Bluewaters Island and Atlantis, The Palm while indulging in a five-star buffet with live cooking stations. This sprawling luxury yacht that sets sail from Pier 7 in Dubai Marina has it all, including multiple entertainment decks and an onboard swimming pool and kids cinema that's sure to keep little ones entertained. Book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.


Beachside fun at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

No ordinary celebration, the Ottoman-inspired setting of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray will play host to a beachside extravaganza at the popular Plaj restaurant. Enjoy a five-star Mediterranean-inspired buffet on the sands, with a live band providing an upbeat soundtrack, before the skies light up with pyrotechnics in front of you. The resort's Al Nafoorah Lebanese restaurant, The Rib Room and Sultan's Lounge are offering the culinary clan sumptuous multi-course set menus while the chandelier-bedecked imperium has a grand buffet that'll wow the pickiest of diners.


Desert soiree at Bab Al Shams

Experience a local twist to New Year’s Eve celebrations at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. The luxury resort is hosting a glamorous soiree for visitors at the signature Al Hadheerah restaurant, complete with a gourmet dinner, live band, dancers, an international DJ and a wonderful fireworks display at midnight. It’s a family-friendly party, so all ages are welcome.


Creekside vibes at QD’s

A laidback al fresco favourite, QD’s at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is pulling out all the stops for a New Year’s Eve party to remember. With prime views overlooking the waters of Dubai Creek and the city skyline in the distance, there will be plenty of delicious food to enjoy, live entertainment and signature sets from the resident DJ. Come midnight and all eyes will be on the fireworks displays lighting up the night sky.


Parties on The Palm


Make the most of the city’s buzzing social scene with exciting parties at one of the many glitzy venues on Palm Jumeirah. Watch the skies light up with a spectacular fireworks show as you savour mouth-watering canapes at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm’s Peacock Alley or attend an Italian style extravaganza with live music and a six-course menu at the celebrity chef's Social by Heinz Beck.


Sparkle at Time Out Market Dubai


Culinary hotspot Time Out Market Dubai will be hosting a grand celebration with delectable dishes served up from 18 of the city’s best homegrown eateries. Groove to the beats of Carl & The Reda Mafia on arrival while DJ Alex takes over at 11pm. Savour a curated menu that includes lamb cutlets from Local Fire by Mattar Farm, Pickl’s fried chicken with caviar, baked lobster from Long Teng, and a roaming cheese trolley. Top off the night with a French croquembouche by Brix or opt for Scoopi's ice cream. Four different packages start from AED850 per person for banquet seating and go up to AED3,000 for prime terrace tables. All guests will be escorted to The Dubai Fountain Boardwalk, an area reserved only for Time Out Market diners, just before midnight to witness the spectacular Burj Khalifa pyrotechnics and fountain show.

Sparkles & Sneakers NYE at Time Out Market Dubai
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Time Out Market Dubai

Attend a Secret Party

Secret Parties - garden party

Famous for organising award-winning brunches and dinners with world-class entertainment, Secret Parties have a whole bunch of special events happening across Dubai where you can dance into the new year in style. From the waterside Californian-inspired La Coco at Andaz Dubai The Palm to outdoor Flair No 5 at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, expect scrumptious food, astounding live acts and an extraordinary vibe when you book one of their experiences. Those looking to celebrate into the early hours, book your tables for the After Party at The Late Late Brunch at 1OAK at JW Marriott Marquis.


New Year by the greens

NYE at Emirates Golf

Dine under the stars surrounded by lush lawns of the Emirates Golf Club which will host an upbeat night to remember with a New Year's Eve Gala dinner. Usher in 2022 and enjoy an array of musical acts including their in-house band, a DJ and a tribute act that channels The Beatles. Meanwhile at the equally green Jumeirah Golf Estates, there will be a chic monochrome theme at the Black and White Gala. Be amazed by aerial acrobats among other live entertainment with a sit-down dinner on the Fire Terrace and at Nassau restaurant before fireworks round off the night. 


Groove at a Roaring Twenties party

If you want to look back to the future then Business Bay's Beau Rivage Bistro is pulling out all the stops at their Roaring Twenties Party. You'll get caught up in the revelry as you feast on fresh seafood, an array of international cuisine and make stops at the sizzling cooking stations while enjoying a plethora of live performances. Get to see the Burj Khalifa fireworks from this Dubai Water Canal vantage point, which has both outdoor and indoor seating.


Have sky high celebrations at Ce La Vi

You won't get a more spectacular venue than this 54-floor high restaurant in the heart of Downtown Dubai. Dine on delicious Asian-accented fare, that you can order a la carte, with terrace tables directly overlooking the Burj Khalifa. A special guest star is promised, though no names have been revealed, and given this spot's already got a stellar reputation for providing a fun atmosphere on special occasions, on NYE they will be taking it up another notch.


Views and vibrant fun at Akira Back


Whether you want to stay indoors to soak in the upbeat action or opt for a table on the neon terrace to take in the sweeping skyline views, Akira Back's Asian eatery at W Hotel - The Palm is sure to start 2022 with a bang. You'll be treated to non-stop plates of the chef's signature dishes, while live entertainment keeps the atmosphere vibrant. Consider booking an overnight stay too, so you can party until the early hours.


Swing into the New Year

Topgolf Dubai

Golf, gourmet food and fireworks – that’s the winning combination at Topgolf Dubai’s festivities. Round up 30 of your closest buddies for an exclusive new year’s celebration unlike any other with their Private Suite Experience. Dress to impress and enjoy an unlimited buffet of delectable dishes as you try to score a hole-in-one. Or you can book a package for up to six people at their Neon New Year’s Eve Party, which includes delicious food and refreshments while the DJ spins dance tracks. There will be a dazzling display of fireworks at midnight and an After Party Package.

New Year’s Eve at Topgolf Dubai
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Topgolf Dubai

Take to the sands with Roger Sanchez

barasti NYE

Dubai’s iconic waterside entertainment and dining hotspot Barasti Beach is all set for an exciting celebration to ring in the new year. International DJ Roger Sanchez will be headlining the night, so you can expect an electrifying start to 2022. Expect house hits like Hella Good and Another Chance all night, so opt for a table on the beach or the Middle Deck where local band Sweet Chilli Jam will be belting out chart-topping tunes. Reserve your spot today for a night that also includes delectable food platters.

Roger Sanchez at Barasti Beach
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Barasti Beach

Tune into Najwa Karam and Nassif Zeytoun

Get ready for a gala celebration as Lebanese singer Najwa Karam and Syrian sensation Nassif Zeytoun take to the stage to bid adieu to 2021 in style. Karam, who is also known as The Sun Of Lebanese and Arabic Song, is a best-selling artist with over 60 million records sold worldwide, while Zeytoun was the winner of the show Star Academy Arab World and has gained fame with hits such as Mesh Aam Tezbat Maae and Bi Rabbek. Gather your group and dress to impress for this musical extravaganza at the Festival Arena at Festival City Mall.

New Year's Eve with Najwa Karam and Nassif Zeytoun
Live shows
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Festival Arena, Dubai Festival City

Electric entertainment at Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity

Bid goodbye to 2021 at the city’s favourite beachfront entertainment destination Zero Gravity Dubai. World-class musicians like DJ MK and the Disciples will be on hand to provide the upbeat tempo as you indulge in a lavish buffet laid out under the fireworks-filled sky. Reserve a VIP table for your crew or book a solo spot that will give you access to the pool, beach and first-floor terrace from 8pm to 2am.

DJ MK and the Disciples live
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Zero Gravity Dubai

Salsa towards Sambazonia at SushiSamba

SushiSamba Dubai

Bring in 2022 with delicious food, chart-topping tunes and spectacular fireworks at Palm Jumeirah’s newest hotspot SushiSamba Dubai. Book your table for its legendary Sambazonia party, a signature celebration at the restaurant's outposts around the world, featuring upbeat South American vibes like you have never seen before. Dress to the nines to fit in with the Chic Birds of Paradise theme while you enjoy entertaining performances.

New Year’s Eve at SUSHISAMBA Dubai
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2021

Enjoy a British-accented night at The London Project

The London Project
If you are looking for a decadent start to your new year then The London Project has just the event for you. Perched at the foot of the magnificent Ain Dubai, this eatery offers striking views of the city’s sparkling skyline and impressive fireworks while DJ Lunga provides the party hits, joined by a jazz singer and saxophonist. The culinary crew won't be disappointed as the food menu includes dishes of potted crab and tomato tartare sprinkled with caviar, oysters, beef tenderloin and more.
New Year’s Eve at The London Project
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • The London Project

Surround yourself with EDM at Destination Soho

Soho Garden

Techno music fans have a choice of four very different, but equally fun-filled nights at Soho Garden's New Year’s Eve celebrations. Catch German DJ and producer Stephan Bodzin and Italian duo Mathame raise the roof with their hip hop and house hits at Soho Garden's Code, as Rampa vs &ME and DJ Lehar take to the decks at Soho Garden Meydan with impressive views of the world-famous Burj Khalifa fireworks. Meanwhile, just nearby, London-based artist Michael Bibi will be spinning his top tunes like Whispers In The Wind, Got The Fire and Hanging Tree at New Soho Garden.

NYE celebrations at #DestinationSoho
Live shows
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Soho Garden

Get jungle fever at Amazonico Dubai

Channel over-the-top Studio 54 style vibes at Amazonico's glitter-filled soirée that promises to deliver a disco-tastic end to 2021. Expect lots of decadent Latin American dishes – with oysters and caviar too – as resident DJs and Latin percussionists create an electric atmosphere complete with disco balls and neon lights. The DIFC favourite is further enhancing its tropical interiors to match its theme, with three floors of entertainment for its fans.
Jungle Fever at Amazonico Dubai
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Amazonico Dubai

See DJ Fabien Koufach at February 30

Pop over to Palm West Beach’s waterfront eatery February 30 for a grand celebration to welcome the new year. Shake a leg on the sandy dance floor as internationally acclaimed DJ Fabien Koufach takes to the decks for an impressive set of house music hits. The night will also see performances by a saxophonist, a percussionist and dancers at this buzzing venue. At midnight, watch the skies light up with Dubai Marina’s dazzling fireworks show.
DJ Fabien Koufach at February 30
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • February 30

Usher in 2022 at the iconic Burj Al Arab

It's one of the grandest hotels in Dubai which is why the Burj Al Arab's end of year celebration promises to be a spectacular affair. Walk the red carpet to Sahn Eddar, before indulging in a gourmet dinner while being entertained by Artur Pirozhkov and The Gypsy Chico Castillo flamenco band at Al Falak Ballroom. You'll take to the Terrace for the countdown to 2022 – one of the best spots to watch the fireworks – as renowned guitarist Sheldon Reynolds performs The Spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire, before Grammy Award-winning DJ Imanbek ensures you take to the dance floor.

Feel the vibes with Liva K and Newman I Love at Papa Dubai


Make your way to Papa Dubai at V Hotel for an extraordinary party with acclaimed DJs Liva K and Newman (I Love). You'll be left amazed by a series of surprise pop-up acts by talented dancers and performers across all nine themed rooms at the venue. Book your spot today for scrumptious food and top tunes amid classy red, green and gold interiors that will take your Instagram game to the next level.

Liva K and Newman (I Love) at Papa Dubai
New Year in Dubai
  • 31 Dec 2021
  • Papa Dubai, V Hotel

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