16 New Year’s Eve Parties in Dubai to Ring in 2018

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s time to book your spot at one of the many incredible parties happening in Dubai on December 31. Here are 16 awesome NYE options to choose from, starting with…

1. Katy Perry on Yas Island

What’s happening: Pop star Katy Perry is taking over Yas Island on NYE so expect everything from an elaborate stage set-up and flashy costumes to a night ending in, well…. fireworks!
Pricing: Tickets start at AED 350
Location: du Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi

2. Judge Jules at Q43

What’s happening: Legendary DJ Judge Jules is on the decks at Q43, while guests can enjoy an open bar from 9pm till 3am. You’ll get awesome views of the fireworks and tunes courtesy of one of the most respected mixmasters around.
Pricing: Open bar package (unlimited house beverages): Early bird AED 399; regular AED 499. Restaurant package (4-course food menu & unlimited drinks): Early bird AED 899; regular AED 999
Location: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City

3. WHITE Dubai

What’s happeningWHITE Dubai will be in full swing on New Year’s Eve with BIZAAAR, taking music lovers on a journey across the globe. Stops include Paris, New York, China, Egypt, Rio  and Africa… we can’t wait to see how this night unfolds.
Pricing: Open bar packages start at AED 1,500 per person (early bird packages cost AED 800 per person). Table bookings are recommended.
Location: Meydan Rooftop

4. Fireworks and food at Club Vista Mare

What’s happening: Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah will be one of the few spots in Dubai putting on a fireworks display this year, so expect nothing less than the best seats in town. From 8pm onwards, guests will be treated to live music and a range of International cuisines like Lebanese, Italian and our personal favourite… Ethiopian spot Gursha. All Club Vista Mare restaurants and bars have NYE packages on offer, so take a seat on the sand before the fireworks begin at midnight.
Pricing: Soft drinks packages start at AED 250 per person
Location: Club Vista Mare, next to Tiara Residences on Palm Jumeirah

5. NYE Royal Gala at Atlantis

What’s happening: If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to ring in the New Year, Atlantis Dubai has got you covered. Labeled as one of the most exclusive New Year’s Eve parties in Dubai, the Royal Gala Dinner at Atlantis The Palm is set to feature an incredible 30-piece live band, unlimited drinks, front-row seats to the jaw-dropping firework display, and a luxury buffet that will blow you away.
Pricing: Unlimited food and drinks package: AED 2,900 (adult); AED 2,030 (4-11 years old); free for kids 3 years and below.
Location: Atlantis the Palm

6. Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

What’s happening: How does a 14-hour NYE party sound? Head down to Nikki Beach Resort & Spa where you can enjoy a stylish beach disco party before moving on to Nikki Privé to ring in 2018.
Pricing: AED 225 (4 hours of food); AED 500 (4 hours of food/alcohol); AED 450 (8 hours of food); AED 1,000 (8 hours of food/alcohol); AED 250 gets you bar access and AED 200 worth of vouchers.
Location: Pearl Jumeira

7. Inner City Zoo

What’s happening: If you’re a fan of Basement Jaxx, check out Inner City Zoo on NYE where one of the world’s most popular dance acts will be performing. You’ll also get direct beach access to watch the fireworks.
Pricing: Unlimited drinks package: AED 599 (early bird); AED 699 (at the door)
Location: Rixos Premium Dubai in JBR

8. Zero Gravity Dubai

What’s happeningZero Gravity Dubai is celebrating the New Year with two of the hottest names in dance music, Sigma and Jax Jones. Expect beach party vibes and perfect views of the JBR fireworks.
Pricing: AED 199 Early Bird; AED 295 Regular (advance); AED 395 Regular (on the door); AED 999 All-inclusive premium package (until 2am)
Location: Dubai Marina near Skydive Dubai

9. Barasti Dubai

What’s happening: Bid farewell to 2017 at Barasti Dubai alongside DJ superstar and Tomorrowland favourite Chuckie, and legendary hype man Fatman Scoop. It’ll definitely be a night of non-stop partying in the shadow of Dubai Marina.
Pricing: Regular tickets cost AED 210
Location: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina

10. Lock, Stock & Barrel

What’s happening: Head down to LSB’s new branch in JBR on New Year’s Eve when band 13 Daze performs for crowds. Your ticket also includes beach access to watch the fireworks.
Pricing: Unlimited drinks package (from 9pm-2am): AED 399 (early bird); AED 499 (regular); and AED 599 at the door
Location: Rixos Premium Dubai in JBR

11. Blue Marlin Ibiza

What’s happening: We spent New Year’s Eve at BMI in 2015… and we’re still walking off the buzz! Blue Marlin Ibiza is hosting legendary DJ Solomun, alongside a host of local heavyweights like Frederick Stone and more. This beachside hideaway is far from the crowds and stays lit all night.
Pricing: Drink packages start at AED 500 for women (open bar); AED 700 for men (open bar). Restaurant set menu with unlimited alcohol is AED 1,300 per person.
Location: Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel in Ghantoot

12. Billionaire Mansion

What’s happening: With music by DJ Brooklyn and Timothy Knight, Billionaire Mansion is partying hard into 2018. Expect an extravagant party mixed with urban music madness.
Pricing: Unlimited drinks package: AED 800 for women; AED 1,000 for men
Location: Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Blvd

13. ‘Made in Moscow’ at Cielo

What’s happeningCielo will be hosting a ‘Made in Moscow’ theme party for New Year‘s Eve with DJ Denis First headlining the show. Guests are encouraged to choose their attire based on the evening’s whimsical theme. Nasdarovje!
Pricing: Party package for AED 450 (11.30pm-3am;) Night Brunch package for AED 750 (9pm-3am)
Location: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

14. Mardi Gras at QD’s

What’s happening: Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, carnival dance performers and uninterrupted views of the Dubai skyline from 8pm until 3am at QD’s. Along with the Mardi Gras celebrations, guests can also feast on a 100 meter buffet selection.
Pricing: AED 650 (food and selected house beverages); AED 850 (food, selected premium beverages, sparkling and priority Creekside seating)
Location: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

15. 360°

What’s happening: Head to 360° for a five-course gala dinner including beverages… and prepare for the unparalleled views of the Burj Al Arab fireworks when midnight strikes.
Pricing: Standing only costs AED 995; Guaranteed table costs AED 1,295; After Midnight costs AED 600
Location: Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Image credit | @360Dubai 

16. Reform aka Brighton Beach

What’s happeningReform Social & Grill Dubai will transform into everyone’s favourite seaside spot, Brighton Beach on NYE. Gather your friends and family for a chilled-out seaside with British foodie favourites on offer at brunch.
PricingAED 325 (4.5 hours of unlimited soft drinks); AED 495 (4.5 hours of beers, wines & sprits); AED 695 (4.5 hours of champagne); AED 250 (kids 7-14); under 6 years old will be free entry
Location: The Lakes, Dubai