New Year's Eve Dubai, 2021: Affordable Events & Offers

With numerous spectacular & record-breaking firework displays, parties, and events, Dubai has become a New Year's Eve hotspot. Every year, tens of thousands of people from across the world come to Dubai to witness the new year spectacle. With its increasing popularity, New Year's Eve is becoming one of the most expensive holidays in the city, with table prices rising up to 4000-5000 AED. Finding an affordable location for celebrating New Year's in Dubai has become a near-impossible task.

However, there are a few secret deals that will let you enjoy an epic New Year's Eve at an affordable price, and we have searched the city to find just the right ones for you! Here are the best tricks and places for you to enjoy a not-so-costly New Year celebration.

Watch the New Year's Eve Burj Khalifa Fireworks Display for Free

As the fireworks are a widely celebrated event, many free viewing spots are available across town. But wait! There's a catch. The crowds are unbelievably massive. As expected, many people flock to these spots to watch the fireworks, and the free viewing locations get filled several hours before the actual show.

If you would like to take this inexpensive route, make sure to plan ahead. In order to score a decent place to view the fireworks from, you will have to reach the venue atleast 6-8 hours before the actual show. Even then, you will face huge crowds and constant traffic on the roads as everyone is trying to get in before it's too late.

Make sure you are comfortably dressed and have plenty of snacks to keep your energy up, the wait is going to be long and tedious as more and more people join in to watch the show. By midnight, you will most likely not have space to move around. If you're still upto to task, here are the best free fireworks viewing locations in the city:

1. The Dubai Mall
2. The Burj Plaza
3. Al Khazzan Cadillac Park
4. Dubai Design District
5. Dubai Creek Harbour
6. Bay Avenue, Business Bay
7. Gate Village, DIFC

You can read more about each of these locations on our New Year's Eve guide here

If you are accompanied by family, little children or elderly members, we would highly discourage you from taking the "free" route, as the large crowds & the long wait can be very taxing and difficult to deal with. Rather, we would recommend booking a table at a restaurant that offers great views of the fireworks so that you can ring in the new year the right way. Don't worry about the cost! The following restaurants are offering reasonable and affordable packages for a fun & affordable New Year's Eve celebration to help you celebrate without breaking the bank.

Affordable New Year's Eve Offers in Dubai




Indulge Kanpai's signature delicacies in a 6-course set menu and enjoy fabulous cocktails in an elegant atmosphere. Enjoy Burj Khalifa fireworks and the famous Dubai fountain in a designated area.

31st December, AED 699 (soft beverages), AED 899 (house beverages), AED 1199 (premium beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Kanpai

Hotel Cartagena - JW Marriott Marquis


Celebrate the New Year at Hotel Cartagena with an exclusive night brunch featuring live performances and epic tunes by resident DJ Kio.

31st December, 9:00pm-1:00am, AED 799 (house beverages), AED 899 (bubbles)

Ring in the New Year at Hotel Cartagena

Mint Leaf of London


Welcome the New Year with spectacular views of Burj Khalifa firworks along with a delicious Indian feast at Mint Leaf of London.

31st December, 7:00pm-1:00am, AED 499 (bar package), AED 799 (unlimited food & premium beverages), AED 1199 (window table - unlimited food & premium beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Mint Leaf of London

Weslodge Saloon

For the BEST uninterrupted views of the famous Burj Khalifa fireworks show, from one of the tallest hotels in the world, join Weslodge Saloon for an epic night you'll never forget, accompanied by music by the resident DJ.

31st December, 9:00pm-1:00am, AED 799 per person

Ring in the New Year at Weslodge Saloon

Asia Asia


Feast on a delicious Asian sharing menu with a spectacular view of Dubai Marina at Asia Asia

31st December, 8:00pm-2:00am, AED 700 per person

Ring in the New Year at Asia Asia



Distillery, the speakeasy-style gastropub in Souk Al Manzil, is throwing a Coyote Ugly-themed New Year's Eve party to ring in 2021 in a fun way with a 3-course menu, spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa firworks and live entertaiment.

31st December, 8:00pm-12:30am, AED 449 (indoor seating), AED 949 (outdoor seating)

Ring in the New Year at Distillery



Enjoy a fun vibe with live music, samba dancers and free-flowing house beverages and spectacular views of Dubai Marina and Blue Waters this New Years Eve at Fogueira.

31st December, 8:00pm-1:00am, AED 699 (soft drinks), AED 799 (house beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Fogueira



While the clock ticks towards the New Year, enjoy a delicious feast fit for a king as you savour on distinct flavours with extensive live stations and carving stations.

31st December, AED 245 (soft beverages), AED 499 (house beverages), AED 599 (sparkling)

Ring in the New year at Feast



Celebrate New Year's Eve under the stars with live entertainment, a cracking DJ, and an unforgettable dining experience at Ninive.

31st December, AED 750 (sharing set menu), AED 650 (add house beverages), AED 750 (add premium beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Ninive



Celebrate the New Year with a fun celebration featuring delicious food and an epic vibe.

31st December, AED465 (soft drinks), AED 525 (house beverages), AED 180 (aged-5-12)

Ring in the New Year at BOCA

Marina Social


With a backdrop of the glittering Marina, we can’t think of better places to see in 2020. For an opulent New Year celebration with a focus on fabulous food and drink in extraordinary surrounds, Marina Social's exclusive NYE brunch is the perfect place to ring in the New Year

31st December, 7:00pm, AED 795 (house beverages), AED 895 (bubbly)

Ring in the New Year at Marina Social



Welcome in 2021 with a dash of Latino flair in the stylish yet funky Latin American diner. Ideal for a family-centric New Year’s Eve celebration, guests can enjoy a bountiful selection of traditional Mexican items, specialty dishes, and an extensive menu. Setting the tone for the evening will be our DJ known for his foot-tapping tunes and commercial beats to make you move and groove the night away.

31st December, 8:30pm-3:00am, AED 295 (soft beverages), AED 425 (house beverages), AED 625 (bubbly)

Ring in the New Year at ZOCO



Bid farewell to 2020 and welcome 2021 in style under the stars at one of Dubai’s most iconic dining destinations. Enjoy live music on the deck coupled with a delicious buffet and front row seats to the hotel's fireworks.

31st December, 8:00pm-1:00am, AED545 (soft drinks), AED 745 (house beverages), AED 895 (sparkling), AED 255 (aged 6-12)

Ring in the New Year at Boardwalk

Positano - JW Marriott Marquis Dubai


Ring In the New Year like the Italians Do at Positano. Indulge in a wide array of authentic Italian cuisine at Positano with fresh pasta, delicious pizza, vibrant
salads and tasty seafood and meat dishes. Raise a glass of Italian sparkling at midnight and begin the New Year in style.

31st December, 7:00pm, AED 470 (house beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Positano



Commence 2021 on a high note over a celebratory brunch featuring the diversity of London’s cuisines at London Social Brunch, enhanced to offer a grand feast. Toast to new beginnings whilst enjoying signature dishes, British classics and favorite cocktails and sway to live music for a noteworthy start to the New Year.

1st January, 1:00pm, AED 395 (non-alcoholic), AED 495 (house beverages, spirits & bubbly), AED 650 (champagne), AED 200 (aged 6-11)

Spend your Christmas at Caravan

La Baie


Ease yourself into 2021 by gathering friends and cool off with an afternoon at La Baie. Keep your spirits high throughout the day and into New Year’s Eve with Mediterranean cuisine, free-flowing sparkling for the ladies and live entertainment.

31st December, 12:30pm, AED 249

Ring in the New Year at La Baie Lounge

Kitchen6 - JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Kitche6-Dinner New Years Eve Dinner

Enjoy an extravagant buffet and extensive spread of international dishes as you countdown with your nearest and dearest and feast your way around six theatrical live cooking stations. Be sure to leave a room for dessert!

31st December, 7:00pm, AED 275 (soft drinks)

Ring in the New Year at Kitchen6

Ibn Al Bahr


Gear-up for a fabulous New Year's Eve with delicious seafood & drinks on the shored of Palm Jumeirah along with a Dj & live entertainment

31st December, AED 500 (soft beverages), AED 700 (alcoholic package)

Ring in the New Year at Ibn Al Bahr

Le Petit Belge


New Year's Eve Brunch

Enjoy an all in "Brunch Style" package to enjoy with all your friends without any hassle.

31st December, 8:00pm-12:00pm, AED 295 (unlimited house beverages), AED 395 (unlimited sparkling & spirits)

New Year's Day Brunch

Indulge in a wide variety of Le Petit Belge's most famous, traditional Belgian dishes to share with your friends without any hassle!

1st January, 5:00pm-8:00pm, AED 199 (house beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Le Petit Belge JLT



New Year's Eve Party

Join Cargo for an all in brunch-style midnight party with delicious food and stunning views of the Marina.

31st December, 8:00pm-12:00pm, AED 390 (unlimited house beverages), AED 490 (unlimited sparkling and spirits)

New Year's Day Brunch

Leave the detox behind for another day and join Cargo for a late New Year's Day brunch.

1st January, 5:00pm-8:00pm, AED 195 (unlimited drinks)

Ring in the New Year at Cargo

The City Grill


Welcome 2021 with an elaborate Gala Dinner tastefully curated for both meat lovers and vegetarians at The City Grill. The South African steakhouse is all set to become an impeccable culinary destination to celebrate a perfect New Year’s Eve with your loved ones.

31st December, 5:00pm-1:00am, AED 375 (non-alcoholic), AED 499 (alcoholic)

Ring in the New Year at The City Grill


Ring in the New Year the Italian way at Leonardo's New Year's Eve 4-course gala dinner, perfect for a friends & family celebration.

31st December, 8:00pm-12:00am, AED 250 (soft drinks), AED 350 (house beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Leonardo

La Fontana


End the year on a high note with delicious food and live entertainment at La Fontana's New Year Eve's celebration

31st December, 8:00pm-12:00am, AED 300 (soft drinks), AED 450 (house beverages)

Ring in the New Year at La Fontana

The Talk


Welcome 2021 in style at the White Theme party with a fun vibe and live DJ. Enjoy an extensive buet with live food and cocktail stations as you usher in a hopeful year with a bang.

31st December, 2020,7:00pm-2:00am, AED 399 (soft drinks), AED 649 (sparkling)

Ring in the New Year at The Talk

Cafe Society


Experience Cafe Society's New Year's Eve gala dinner with stunning views of the fireworks from the hotel's rooftop.

31st December, 7:00pm-1:00am, AED 250 per person

Ring in the New Year at Cafe Society

The Croft


Tuck into a delicious feast of delicacies from around the world to celebrate New Year's Eve at The Croft.

31st December, 8:00pm-1:00am, AED 499 (house beverages)

Ring in The New Year at The Croft

Belgian Beer Cafe Madinat Jumeirah


New Year's Eve

Enjoy the spectacular fireworks from the Burj Al Arab and Atlantis the Palm while enjoying an all in “Brunch style” package with an authentic Belgian, yet elevated menu for this special occasion.

31st December, 8:00pm-12:00pm, AED 395 (unlimited house beverages), AED 595 (unlimited champagne)

New Year's Day Brunch

Enjoy a laid-back late New Year's day brunch featuring Belgian delicacies.

1st January, AED 199 (unlimited drinks)

Ring in the New Year at Belgian Beer Cafe



Celebrate New Year's Eve the Italian way with Matto's exclusive festive brunch featuring Italian favorites like pizzas, pastas, and more.

31st December, 8:00pm-12:00am, AED 500 per person

Ring in the New Year at Matto



Bid farewell to the old year as we welcome the New Year with a 80s themed party full of fun, food and live cooking stations. The night will be lit up by music from DJ Kennedy taking you back three decades.

31st December, 8:00pm, AED 349 (unlimited house beverages), AED 529 (unlimited bubbly)

Ring in the New Year at Yalumba



Start the countdown to 2020 with a lavish celebration at Farriers. Feast on international favourites with family and friends with live cooking stations from an array of world cuisines. There is an abundance of sweet treats, as well as an international selection of hot and cold beverages on offer.

31st December, 7:00pm-1:00am, AED 550 (soft beverages), AED 750 (house beverages), AED 875 (house beverages & sparkling), AED 950 (house beverages & bubbles)

Ring in the New Year at Farriers



Celebrate NYE at Soulgreen with delicious food and a spectacular view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks.

31st December, 8:00pm-2:00am, AED 375 (indoor seating), AED 475 (outdoor seating)

Ring in the New Year at Soulgreen



Join Warehouse as they celebrate 2021 in style with a Great Gatsby themed party and dance like it’s the Roaring Twenties!

31st December, 8:00pm, AED 350 (unlimited beverages)

RIng in the New Year at Warehouse



Celebrate the New Year whilst enjoying Spanish favorites, festive beverages with live entertainment solo performer.

31st December, 7:00pm, AED 249 (unlimited beverages)

RIng in the New Year at Bebemos

Soul Restaurant & Bar


Welcome 2021 in style at the White Theme party with a fun vibe and live DJ. Enjoy an extensive buet with live food and cocktail stations as you usher in a hopeful year with a bang.

31st December, 2020,7:00pm-2:00am, AED 399 (soft drinks), AED 649 (sparkling)

Ring in the New Year at Soul Restaurant & Bar

Basanti & Co.


Ring into the New Year at the hottest party in the Bluewaters Island. An outstanding menu, including a wide variety of beverages, breathtaking fireworks, hip music and a brilliant after party till late. Indulge yourself in throwback night in retro 70’s bollywood.

31st December, AED 595 (non-alcoholic, ground floor outdoor table), AED 695 (house beverages, ground floor outdoor table), AED 795 (premum house beverages, first floor table)

Ring in the New Year at Basanti & Co.

The Dubliner's


Countdown the final moments of 2020 and welcome the New Year with live entertainment.

31st December, 6:00pm, a la carte

Ring in the New Year at The Dubliner's

Al Nafoorah


New Year's Eve

End the year with the finest Lebanese cuisine and the timeless views of Dubai's skyline. All you can eat à la carte brunch with free-flowing beverage & live band.

31st December, AED 295 (soft drinks), AED 495 (house beverages)

New Year's Day

Gather your family and begin the new year with Dubai's finest Lebanese cuisine. All you can eat à la carte brunch with free-flowing beverage & live band.

25th December, AED 195 (soft beverages), AED 295 (house beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Al Nafoorah



Celebrate New Year over a delicious festive A’ la carte Thai menu along with live Thai dance.

31st December, 7:00pm, a la carte

Ring in the New Year at Sukhothai

Casa Mia


Delight yourself with Casa Mia's New Year's celebration with great food, array of drinks, and loads of entertainment!

31st December, 7:30pm, a la carte

Ring in the New Year at Casa Mia



Welcome 2021 with a delicious, Indian-style family menu at this gorgeous restaurant with royal interiors.

31st December, 8:00pm-12:00am, AED 499 (soft drinks), AED 650 (premium packages), AED 1400 (platinum package)

Ring in the New Year at Khyber

The Lighthouse


Send 2020 off with a last hurrah! Come for your favorite classic dishes, have a cheer, and enjoy the Burj Khalifa view.

31st December, AED 300 minimum spend per person

Ring in the New Year at The Lighthouse

Le Meridien Village Terrace


Be whisked away by the splendor of the night whilst enjoying a delicious buffet spread with free-flowing drinks whilst enjoying the live entertainment.

31st December, 8:30pm, AED 499 (unlimited beverages)

Ring in the New Year at Le Meridien Terrace Village

Long Yin


Welcome 2021 with a grand New Year indulgence of traditional Chinese fervor.

31st December, 7:00pm, a la carte

Ring in the New Year at Long Yin

Seafood Market


Welcome the New Year with a delicious seafood festive menu.
31st December, 7:00pm, a la carte

Ring in the New Year at Seafood Market

Beef Bistro


Dig into the best steaks in town and celebrate NYE 2021! Treat yourself to mouthwatering favorites like T-bone, sirloin, tenderloin and babyback.

31th December, 7:00pm, a la carte

Spend your Christmas at Beef Bistro



Raise your glass in cheer for a memorable New Year celebration. Pull up with your amigos and get the party started with live entertainment.

31st December, 9:00pm, a la carte

Ring in the New Year at Jules



Welcome in the New Year’s over a mouth-watering festive themed Japanese menu.

31st December, 7:00pm, a la carte

Ring in the New Year at Kiku