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New Year’s Eve: Where to celebrate in Abu Dhabi

FACT’s top picks for a New Year’s Eve to remember in Abu Dhabi. 

99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant at Al Maryah Island

Enjoy a front-row seat to the fireworks of Al Maryah Island while enjoying a 14-course meal orchestrated around 99 Sushi’s premium dishes. The dinner will include signature bluefin tuna Hosomaki, Kobe edamame, oysters, king crab au gratin, sea bass and sea scallop ceviche, lobster maki and the ever-popular 99 flag gunkan. Friday 31 December. AED 1,399 per person.

GO: Email reservations.ad@99sushibar.com or call 02 672 3333 for reservations and more information.

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Al Rimal at Erth Abu Dhabi

The enchanting New Year’s Eve Brunch at Al Rimal is filled with memorable moments, authentic Emirati cuisine and specialities from across the globe. Alongside a varied buffet and refreshing beverages, entertainment will be provided by a talented magician, while children and their families can also meet and mingle with the cast of Cinderella. Friday 31 December, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 225 (soft beverages) and AED 345 (house beverages)

GO: Call 02 441 5900 for reservations and more information.

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Alba Terrace at The Abu Dhabi EDITION

This New Year’s Eve, live entertainment sets the tone on the terrace with welcoming Italian bubbles and holiday Crostini. A live burrata bar complements a crafted menu of six plates designed to share. In addition, a variety of delectable desserts and cocktails will prepare guests for the countdown. Friday 31 December. From 7pm to 2am (four-hour experience). AED 375 (soft beverages), AED 495 (house beverages) and AED 595 (bubbles).

GO: Call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Appaloosa at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi

Be at the heart of the action this New Year’s Eve at Appaloosa. The FACT award-winning pub will play host to live entertainment by a DJ, while the terrace will be covered in festive decor. Stand a chance to win a bottle of bubbly for the toasting at midnight. Friday 31 December, from 10:30pm to 3am. AED 99 (two-hour free flow of sparkling grape).

GO: Email mhr.auhal.resturant.res@marriot.com or call 02 201 4131 for reservations and more information.

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Azura Panoramic Lounge at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Create long-lasting New Year’s Eve memories whilst admiring the views of the Corniche from the elevated terrace at Azura Panoramic Lounge. Providing the perfect place to admire the fireworks and indulge in al fresco dining, the evening is complemented with a buffet of international favourites and enrapturing live entertainment. Expect to dine on hearty soups, delicious main courses, Mediterranean barbeque delicacies, and desserts. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am.AED 395 (soft beverages) and AED 495 (house beverages and bubbly).

GO: Call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.


Balcon Terrace at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

See in the New Year under the stars at Balcon and with a bit of luck, you might see some fireworks. Enjoy free-flowing beverages alongside a sharing platter of your choice. Friday 31 December, from 9pm to 1am. AED 275 per person.

GO: Email abudhabi.dine@tsogosun.com or call 02 818 4888 for reservations and more information.

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Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

Ring in the new year in the heart of the city and embark on a culinary journey through a lavish buffet accompanied by live entertainment and celebratory beverages. Light up your New Year’s Eve with this glitz of white and gold offering. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 99 (children aged six to twelve years). Thursday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight.

GO: Call 052 914 1207 for reservations and more information. 


Catch at St. Regis at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Catch at St. Regis presents the most beautiful way of closing the year and welcoming in the new one. The expert chefs have curated a six-course sharing style menu featuring creative recipes that have been designed exclusively for this special event. The Catch New Year’s Sushi and Sashimi platter will delight every seafood fan. At the same time, the Caviar Package is guaranteed to take the culinary journey to a whole new level of incredible. The Kristal Caviar melts instantly in the mouth, as the captivating live entertainment and mesmerising views of the marina peninsula complete the unforgettable experience. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to 12:30am.AED 550 (soft beverages), AED 695 (house beverages) and AED 950 (caviar, bubbly and house beverages).

GO: Call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.

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CuiScene at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Celebrate the new year with a gourmet dine-around-the-world experience. Enjoy flavours from all corners of the globe, with signature dishes from live stations, including grilled seafood, foie gras, paella, sushi and sashimi. A kids’ buffet with a chocolate fountain will keep little ones happy, and everyone will be invited to watch the fireworks and countdown to midnight on the terrace. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to 11:30pm. AED 449 (soft beverages). AED 599 (grapes and hops) and AED 849 (French bubbles).

GO: Call 02 654 3333 for reservations and more information.


Cyan Brasserie at Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

The stylish Cyan Brasserie with unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf and Abu Dhabi city will be presenting a nine-course New Year’s Eve dinner. The carefully planned celebratory dinner highlights lavish ingredients and the refined techniques of French haute cuisine. Wind down the year with an extraordinary evening of delicious flavours coupled with a dazzling atmosphere. Friday 31 December, from 7pm. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 695 (French grape) and AED 795 (Champagne)

GO: Call 056 544 8158 for reservations and more information.


Dino’s Bistro Italiano at Pearl Rotana Capital Centre

Welcome in the New Year at Dino’s with your loved ones as you indulge in a tantalising Italian feast complete with a captivating live performance. There is a full spread of Italian favourites and a buffet of antipasti, cheese, cold cuts, and turkey carving. Friday 31 December, from 7pm to 12:30am. AED 300 (soft beverages) and AED 350 (house beverages).

GO: Email dinos.pearl@rotana.com or call 02 307 5551 for reservations and more information.


Fairways at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

Enjoy the glitz and glamour of The Westin Abu Dhabi’s masquerade ball and enjoy a lavish evening for those who like to indulge in the finer things in life. Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception in The Lounge, followed by an international buffet with live stations, signature beverages and live entertainment. Friday 31 December, from 7pm until late. AED 799 (soft beverages), AED 999 (house beverages) and AED 399 (children aged seven to twelve years).

GO: Call 02 616 9999 for reservations and more information.


Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi at Louvre Abu Dhabi

This New Year’s Eve, Fouquet’s goes above and beyond, with Un Nouvel An a la Parisienne designed to dazzle and delight. Featuring some of the world-renowned restaurant’s best-selling dishes, the set menu includes sophisticated appetisers such as avocado and lemon caviar tartlet and king crab with pineapple veil and pink berries, while further sensational tastes are found in the Salarian-style roasted foie gras, turbot with morels mushrooms and spring onions, and the signature tender beef tenderloin, accompanied by black olive tapenade, roasted celeriac and smoked beetroot sauce. Saving room for dessert is also essential, with the platters of artistic surprises encompassing iced Caribbean grand cru chocolate crunch. Friday 31 December, from 7.30pm to 2am. AED 550 per person.

GO: Call 02 205 4200 for reservations and more information.


Fresh Basil at Bab Al Qasr Hotel& Residences

Celebrate the new year with an immersive pitch-black dining experience. The culinary adventure includes a sensory three-course mystery set menu. Friday 31 December at 7:45pm. AED 399 (soft beverages) and AED 499 (house beverages). 

GO: Email restaurants@babalqasr.com or call 056 992 2078 for reservations and more information.


Garage at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Steal the scene with the B.I.G.’est end to 2021 at Garage and continue the vibes at WET Deck with a glittery night to count in the New Year together. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am. AED 398 (soft beverages), AED 598 (house beverages) and AED 798 (sparkling).

GO: Email wabudhabi.dining@whotels.com or call 02 656 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Giornotte at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Welcome the New Year with a glamorous evening under sparkling fairy lights at Giornotee. The gala dinner features a decadent buffet including fresh seafood, oysters, Wagyu beef, foie gras and live stations with delicacies made à la minute. Enjoy free-flowing sparkling beverages before toasting the New Year and watching the mesmerising midnight fireworks. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 695 (soft beverages), AED 895 (grapes and hops) and AED 1,105 (premium bubbles and spirits).

GO: Call 02 818 8282 for reservations and more information.


Jazz & Fizz at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Jazz & Fizz is pulling all stops to deliver an unforgettable New Year’s Eve for you and your closest gang. Create treasured memories with your favourite people as you enjoy the enchanting fireworks over Reem Island. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to 2:30am. AED 150 (minimum spend at the bar), AED 250 (minimum spend seated), AED 300 (unlimited house beverages seated) and AED 485 (unlimited bubbly seated).

GO: Call 02 813 7777 for reservations and more information.

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Khayal at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi

Make your New Year’s Eve celebrations memorable with a vast selection of fine food, beverages and festive music. Friday 31 December, from 7pm to midnight. AED 299 (soft beverages), AED 448 (house beverages), AED 498 (bubbly) and AED 99 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email mhr.auhal.resturant.res@marriot.com or call 02 201 4131 for reservations and more information.

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Kuzbara at Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

Ring in the New Year with a New Year’s Eve Brunch at Kuzbara. Enjoy live stations, multi-cuisine main courses, and a selection of delicious desserts. The buffet includes seafood stations, an Indian Tandoor station, turkey, roast leg of lamb and Mexican churros. Friday 31 December, from 7pm to midnight. AED 275 (soft beverage), AED 395 (house beverages) and AED 425 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.marriottdowntownabudhabilife.com or call 02 304 7777 for reservations and more information.

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Li Jiang at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Begin 2022 with a bang at Li Jiang and celebrate the New Year with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque views. Let the chefs and hospitality team guide you to a culinary experience that you won’t forget with an exquisite five-course set menu featuring hamachi ceviche, tuna tataki with truffle ponzu and grilled black cod. Finally, end the night on the promenade for a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. Friday 31 December, from 7pm to midnight. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 695 (grapes and hops) and AED 895 (premium bubbles and spirits).

GO: Call 02 818 8203 for reservations and more information.


McGettigan’s at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Raise your glasses and ring in the New Year in style with a dinner menu elevated with unlimited appetisers, festive mains of either beef Wellington or grilled salmon and more! Ring in 2022 with live music from McGettigan’s live artist in residence. Friday 31 December, from 9pm to midnight. AED 299 (three hours of selected house beverage).

GO: Call 02 698 8137 for reservations and more information.


Oak Room at The Abu Dhabi EDITION

True to the concept, FACT award-winning Oak Room celebrates world-class ingredients with British rock ‘n’ roll flair this New Year’s Eve. Wagyu Beef, Irish Scallops and more feature on the menu curated by Michelin Chef Tom Aikens. The evening is completed with live entertainment, the finest mixology and bubbles, ready to toast. Friday 31 December, from 7pm to 2am (four-hour experience). AED 595 (soft beverages) and AED 795 (bubbles).

GO: Call 02 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Paradiso at Yas Bay Waterfront

A celebration of life helmed by the culinary sensation Nicole Rubi – the talent behind La Petite Maison – and triple Michelin star Chef Pierre Gagnaire, Paradiso pays homage to Italy, the Mediterranean and the world of cinema, extending its welcoming ambience from the famous Croisette to the shores of Yas Bay. For new Year’s Eve, diners can enjoy the backdrop of the biggest fireworks in the capital on Yas Island and also a bespoke a la Carte menu with a minimum spend of AED 500 per person (including one glass of Champagne or mocktail and a hot drink). Friday 31 December.

GO: Visit www.paradisoabudhabi.com for more information.


Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Enjoy an enigmatic dining experience as you wind down the year in the company of friends and family. Usher in the New Year in sophisticated style, with a delightful and elegant affair, set in the hotel’s gardens. Expect an eclectic dining experience coupled with live performances and live music. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to 2am. AED 2,022 (premium beverages and bubbly).

GO: Call 02 407 1138 for reservations and more information.


Pepper Restaurant at Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan

Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan will continue the seasonal celebrations well into 2022 with a Gatsby-themed New Year’s Eve celebration featuring live entertainment and a lavish buffet. Expect sushi, festive terrines, mezze, beef Wellington and so much more. Friday 31 December, from 6:30pm to midnight. AED 149 (soft beverages), AED 249 (house beverages) and AED 349 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 056 413 3787 for reservations and more information.

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PJ O’Reilly’s at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

An evening party in the heart of the city with live entertainment, festive music and a countdown to the New Year. Friday 31 December. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 250 (house beverages) and AED 295 (premium beverages).

GO: Call 02 695 0515 for reservations and more information.


Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Say farewell to 2021 in style at the Cirque Du Soir themed celebration at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri. Enjoy a lavish buffet and live entertainment in a vibrant atmosphere and witness the glorious fireworks over the canal at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the beginning of 2022. Friday 31 December, from 7:30pm. AED 599 (indoor seating soft beverages), AED 899 (outdoor seating soft beverages), add AED 200 for a house beverage package or AED 300 for a French bubbly package.

GO: Email restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com or call 02 509 8555 for reservations and more information.


Teatro at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi 

Make your way through different stations, including the sushi bar, oyster and caviar station, risotto wheel, Peking duck corner, raclette station, and carvery. Complemented by a great selection of signature cocktails and selected beverages, this will be an exciting way to welcome the new year with live entertainment. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am. AED 420 (soft beverages) and AED 575 (house beverages).

GO: Call 02 657 3333 for reservations and more information. 


The Forge at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Celebrate the start of the New Year with a five-course set menu paired with an extensive selection of bubbles and grapes. The menu features a Wagyu platter with lobster and wild berries pot de crème, while vegetarian options are also available. For an unforgettable night, finish your meal by enjoying a stunning view of the fireworks from the promenade at midnight. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 495 (soft beverages), AED 795 (grapes and hops) and AED 995 (premium bubbles and spirits).

GO: Call 02 818 8203 for reservations and more information.


The Foundry at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Say farewell to 2021 and ring in 2022 with family and friends at The Foundry’s gala dinner. The evening includes a seafood bar, caviar and blinis station, prime rib carvery, pistachio-crusted lamb rack, cheese vault and special New Year’s desserts. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to midnight. AED 325 (soft beverages), AED 595 (house beverages), AED 875 (Champagne) and AED 110 (children aged six to twelve years).

GO: Email abudhabi.dine@tsogosun.com or call 02 818 4888 for reservations and more information.


The Overlook at The WB Abu Dhabi

Usher the New Year in style at the hotel’s rooftop lounge, The Overlook. Savour a medley of Eastern and Western flavours, including signature sushi rolls, premium beef tataki and slow-grilled lamb, along with tapas-style dishes. Soak in picturesque views of Yas Island while digging into delicious finger food and sipping refreshing beverages. Welcome 2022 while dancing the night away with your loved ones to a live DJ spinning the latest tunes. Friday 31 December, from 9:30pm to 12:30am. AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 650 (house beverages) and AED 2,022 (sofa seating for a maximum of four persons).

GO: Email dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com or call 02 815 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Up & Below at Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

Celebrate the arrival of 2022 poolside as soaring glass skyscrapers tower above. Embrace the convivial atmosphere on the cusp of a new year and enjoy expertly crafted libations while listening to a fantastic soundtrack of party tunes provided by a live DJ. Come dressed to impress in white and stand a chance to win exciting prizes. Friday 31 December, from 10pm to 1am. AED 99 (soft beverages) and AED 199 (house beverages) and AED 1,000 (VIP Package for four people inclusive of sofa seating area, unlimited house beverages and a sharing platter).

GO: Call 052 914 1207 for reservations and more information. 

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Villa Toscana at St. Regis at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

The chefs at Villa Toscana have curated a delicious five-course menu exclusively for New Year’s Eve. Taking guests on a memorable journey through the most authentic flavours of Italy, the experience starts with delicate appetisers such as langoustine and king crab carpaccio with crispy prawns and pan-seared foie gras with wild berries. The main courses then showcase an array of wonderful tastes and textures, including beef tenderloin “Rossini style” and slow-cooked Amberjack with sea urchin broth and sea lettuce. The creamy vanilla pannacotta provides a magical end to the evening, while the enrapturing live entertainment ensures that spirits are jolly and upbeat throughout the night. Friday 31 December, from 8pm to 1am.AED 450 (soft beverages) and AED 595 (house beverages and bubbly).

GO: Call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.


WET Deck at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Bid farewell to 2021, with DJs spinning your favourite tunes under the twinkling lights of the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island’s iconic Grid Shell. Friday 31 December, from 10pm to 1am. AED 688 (sparkling) or AED 5,000 (minimum spend VIP Table).

GO: Email wabudhabi.dining@whotels.com or call 02 656 0000 for reservations and more information.

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