Wherever you’re spending your festive celebrations in the UAE, The Insider have got you covered.
Known more for its family-friendly entertainment and events and a slightly more relaxed vibe than its neighbouring Dubai, RAK has a plethora of events for NYE perfect for you and your girl gang or the whole family. Read on for The Insider’s RAK roundup…
Movenpick, Marjan Island
Neo Sky Bar is hosting an epic New Year’s Eve rooftop party with incredible views of the fireworks, from 10pm-2am for AED 350 per person including unlimited house beverages (for guests dining at Boons Brasseries and Bar and joining at Neo Sky Bar for the afterparty) or AED 500 per person (for guests joining at Neo’s Sky Bar).
Boons Brasserie and Bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve set menu dinner from 7pm-midnight which is AED 499 including house beverages, and AED 299 including soft beverages.
At the main pool area guests can enjoy an Island-Themed Party for in-house guests from 7pm onwards which is AED 750 including house beverages and AED 550 including soft.
The Jais Ballroom is hosting a New Year’s Eve Kids Party from 7pm-11pm which is only AED 275 per child under 12 years, while kids under the age of 6 eat free.
Finally at Sparkle & Sands you can feast on a three-course menu from 7pm-2am for AED 999 per person including unlimited house beverages and AED 699 including soft drinks.
Radisson Resort, Marjan Island
Seafood Shack is hosting a family style sharing menu from 7pm-2am for AED 800 with house beverages, AD 650 with soft, and kids 6-12 years enter for AED 275 which kids under 6 years dine for free. Stay late until 2am for another AED 400 to extend your package.
Head to the beach for a NYE Gala Dinner from 7pm-2am for AED 950 with house beverages, AED 750 with soft, and kids 6-12 years can enter for AED 475 while kids under 6 dine for free.
At RBG Restaurant from 7pm-2am you can enjoy a sumptuous NYE dinner for AED 800 with house beverages, AED 650 with soft, and AED 275 for kids between 6-12 years, while kids under 6 eat for free. Extend your package and party until 2am for another AED 400.
Intercontinental Hotel, RAK
Saffar is hosting a family-friendly buffet for AED 1,499 with unlimited house beverages, AED 1,199 for soft drinks, AED 600 for kids under 12 years. You can also eat here on NYD with their a la carte menu from 12:30-3:30pm for AED 135 per person, while kids get 50% off food if they’re under 12 years.
Noho has a more formal a la carte menu dinner for AED 599 minimum spend, while kids eat for AED 300, between 8pm-1am.
Shore House & Beach Deck is hosting an evening of cocktails followed by a gala buffet dinner from 7:30pm onwards, AED 990 including premium beverages and bubbly.
Head to the New Year Soirée at Al Maeda with a lavish Levantine feast, plus live entertainment such as DJs and other performances and celebrate into the early hours. As the clock approaches midnight, guests can make their way to the oceanfront terrace, for a front-row seat to the breathtaking fireworks display that lights up the night sky. AED 599 per person with house beverages or AED 359 with soft, AED 199 for kids under 12, from 8pm-1am.
Alternatively enjoy tapas by the beach at SOL Beach Lounge & Bar, which includes live entertainment and beautiful beach views, accompanied by tasty cocktails and a Mediterranean menu to feast on as the clock ticks towards midnight. Party on the sand for AED 499 including drinks and tapas, from 8pm-1am.
There’s also an afterparty at VIDA ARRIBA Rooftop Bar where you can soak up the starry skies and dance the night away with the DJ on deck. AED 299 per person with drinks from midnight until 3am.