For those of you residing in the capital city, here’s our round up of the best events to go to on December 31st and welcome in the New Year.
Tilal Liwa Desert Resort
Ring in 2024 under the stars and don your best glam at this exciting NYE Gala. Starting at 8 PM, this desert resort is throwing the best party of the year, offering a wide spread of international and local cuisine while you revel in the glorious dune views and glittering stars. Packages for full board start at aED 1,599 plus VAT per night, or all-inclusive from AED 1,799 plus VAT per night or the Gala packages alone from AED 199 with soft drinks, to AED 349 with house, from 8pm until late.
Conrad Abu Dhabi
Guests are welcome to ring in the New Year in style with friends and loved ones at Nahaam and SOLE, the smart and swanky poolside restaurants are joining forces to present a wonderful evening brunch featuring amazing entertainment and stunning dishes from across both award-winning restaurants. AED 850 with house beverages, AED 950 with bubbles, from 7pm-midnight.
You can also head to Ray’s Grill, a sophisticated hideaway renowned for being one of the most impressive and lavish dining spots in the city. Leaving every guest amazed by its lofty 360-degree views of the city skyline and sparkling Arabian Gulf, Ray’s Grill is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. Get a four-course set menu with seating from 6pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-12am for AED 400, or the 7-course variety from AED 690.
Ray’s Bar has a great spot to dance and take in the city views, and this is the highest party in the city on the 62nd floor. 6pm-2am, minimum spend of AED 250 per person.
At Jose by Pizarro you can celebrate in style while savouring delicious authentic tapas and Spanish wine. As the clock strikes midnight, enjoy free access to the Observation Deck at 300, the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi. From 5pm-midnight with a minimum spend of AED 500 per person.
Li Beirut is celebrating New Year’s Eve Middle Eastern style, offering the classics with ingredients symphonically combined in a menu of Middle-Eastern delicacies. From 7pm-midnight with an a la carte menu.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort
Enjoy their glamorous White New Year’s Eve Buffet with a culinary journey and global entertainment from 8pm-midnight, AED 1,100 with soft drinks, AED 1,300 with soft, and AED 1,400 with premium bubbly, while kids can enjoy for AED 500.
Beach side spot Mare Mare will be hosting a relaxed dining affair with home-cooked flavours of coastal Italy. AED 800 soft beverages, AED 1,000 house beverages, AED 1,200 premium bubbly packages and AED 400 for kids aged 6 – 11 years old, from 8pm-12am.
Levantine spot Tean gives you a chance to experience authentic Levantine dining culture, just steps away from the endless expanse of Saadiyat Island’s coastline, all while enjoying captivating live entertainment. AED 500 minimum spend, from 8pm-midnight.
Head to the top of the hotel and The Lounge with its sweeping sea views, AED 675 with soft drinks, AED 750 with house beverages, and AED 850 for the premium bubbles.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Ring in the New Year with a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation at Dai Pai Dong. Experience a modern take on classic Cantonese Cuisine and savour specialties including a set menu of handcrafted noodles and delicious dim sum creations, from steaming baskets of Abalone and Truffle Dumplings to mouthwatering Mango Shrimp, accompanied by free flowing drinks from 7:30pm until 12am. Guests can continue the celebrations afterwards at Glo Lounge. House packages from AED 888 and up to AED 988 for sparkling.
Glo is hosting a Masquerade Ball in partnership with Esquire Events. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary with a lineup of entertainment, a mesmerising saxophonist and percussionist and breathtaking fireworks display, ensuring an unforgettable spectacle. For a table of 4 – AED 1,750 with one bottle, for 6 – AED 3,500, table of 10 – AED 5,000 with three bottles and three mixed food platters. For general admission AED 199 (between 23rd-30th Dec), from 9pm-4am.
The Aqua’s Gala Dinner Affair is a symbol of culinary excellence and sophistication, and invites you to embark on a journey into the new year at its Gala Dinner Affair. Featuring a delectable brunch concept and multiple live stations including a Cold Seafood Station, Carving Station, Raw Fish Bar and Buffet, accompanied by four and a half hour free-flow experience. House package is AED 855 per person and sparkling AED 955, from 7:30pm-midnight.