Where to celebrate New Year’s Day in Dubai

New year, new start! Kick-off 2023 in style with brunches, lazy lunches or perhaps a party. Here are some of the best options for the first day of the new year in Dubai.

AURA Skypool Lounge

Spend the first day of the new year high above Dubai. Swim in the sky and enjoy mesmerising views and an eclectic atmosphere. Revel in a luxurious setting whilst enjoying exclusive views and chilled tunes from AURA’s Resident DJ. Sunday 1 January 2023, from 12pm to 7pm. AED 525 per person.

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Palazzo Versace Dubai

Celebrate the arrival of 2023 and toast to a year filled with promise and anticipation within the glorious surrounds of Giardino. Indulge in an abundance of international delicacies to create a cosmopolitan New Year’s Eve celebration within the comfortable settings of the fashion-inspired venue and expansive terrace. Tuck into a diverse selection of live cooking stations, including a carvery, sushi, seafood, Indian dishes and the best South East Asian cuisine. Younger brunch-goers are also catered for at the Kid’s Corner with light bites including sliders. Sunday 1 January 2023, from 1pm to 5pm. AED 400 (soft beverages), AED 500 (house beverages), AED 620 (sparkling) and AED 820 (Champagne).

GO: Email or call 04 556 8805 for reservations and more information.

New Year's Day in Dubai


If you miss the New Year’s Eve festivities, ROKA has got you covered on New Year’s Day with its renowned brunch. Diners at ROKA can relish the restaurant’s signature dishes, including a sushi platter, avocado maki and gyuniku to goma no gyzo, all designed for sharing. Brunch-goers are then invited to choose one main course from the robata main kitchen, such as lamb cutlets or salmon fillet teriyaki. To finish, the ROKA Dessert platter will be served. Sunday 1 January 2023, from 12pm to 3.30pm. AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 445 (grapes and bubbles) and AED 585 (premium grape and bubbles).

GO: Visit or call 04 439 7171 for reservations and more information.

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Waldorf Astoria Dubai The Palm

The morning after the grand celebrations, start 2023 on the right note and re-energise with a relaxing brunch at Mezzerie, featuring an extensive buffet of detox cocktails, house beverages, healthy food selections and Waldorf Astoria signature dishes. Sunday 1 January 2023, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 175 (children aged six to eleven years).

GO: Email or call 04 828 2245 for reservations and more information.

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For those looking to continue the celebrations on New Year’s Day, Zuma invites guests to indulge in a selection of dishes from their tasting menu at the restaurant’s New Year’s Day Brunch. Providing a sophisticated twist on the classic izakaya style of informal eating, Zuma’s FACT Award-winning brunch features an alluring menu full of bold and intense flavours that are authentic but not traditional. A la carte dining options are also available in the lounge. Sunday 1 January 2023, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Prices from AED 595 per person.

GO: Visit or call 04 425 5660 for reservations and more information.

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