Best New Year Parties 2023 In Dubai For All Budgets ; Kid Friendly, Live Performances & More

It’s that time of the year again! When we ring out the old, and ring in the new – in style. And there’s no better place than Dubai to live it up. We’ve got a list of the best New Year parties 2023 in Dubai, and don’t worry it’s for people across budgets. We’ll let you know the best deals, and you can plan way ahead. Let’s get going:

1. High Note

Deal: Nannys can enjoy a free gala dinner at Mix
Highlight: Watch 4 different fireworks – from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, La Mer and Dubai Frame.
Kid Friendly

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This year, the award winning Pool & Sky Lounge, High Note team is setting up two different venues platforms for the New Years Eve festivities  – one at the rooftop with its glittering infinity pool, and second, a kids and family friendly venue at the sprawling Mix Restaurant situated at the Ground Floor. From both the venues, patrons can watch 4 different fireworks – from Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, La Mer and Dubai Frame.

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Prices starting from: AED 499 / person
Kids Package: AED 200
VIP Tables: Pool Deck starting from 799 / person
VVIP Sky Tables from AED 5000 – AED 10,000 (for table of 4) inclusive of complimentary bubbly.
Address: Rooftop Level, Aloft Al Mina Hotel – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact: +971 58 591 8153

2. Zero Gravity’s NYE Beach Festival

Highlight: Jonas Blue and Sigala to headline the festival
Bottomless buffet and unlimited drinks

Zero Gravity NYE

Adding to the list of best New Year Eve Parties 2023, drink, dance & get down at this amazing beach club, being headlined by British DJs Jonas Blue and Sigala. The Zero Gravity NYE Beach Festival is an unlimited food and drink brunch running from 8pm until 2am. With never ending views of Ain Dubai, Dubai Marina and the Gulf, Zero Gravity is the perfect place to catch the fireworks.

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There is free seating in the garden area and on the beach
Table for 5 on carpeted decks facing the stage is AED 10,000 ; Table for 10 is AED 20,000
Early bird tickets are live. AED 999 going up to AED 1,999 in the second release and AED 1,499 on the final ticket release

Address: Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone – King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

3. Dubai Opera

Event: NYE 2023 Disco Till Dawn
Highlight: Dubai Bling’s DJ Bliss and DJ Keza
2020 finalists of Britain’s Got Talent Jasmine & Aaron to perform live
3-course set menu with six hours of free-flowing beverages

There’s nowhere in the world like Downtown Dubai on New Year’s Eve, and there’s nowhere closer to the action than Dubai Opera. So, make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever hosted inside the spectacular Dubai Opera Auditorium.

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Dubai Opera will mark the dawn of a new year with an incredible New Year’s Eve Gala and Disco till Dawn themed party held at the iconic Downtown Dubai venue on December 31. On this special occasion, internationally acclaimed dancers and the 2020 finalists of Britain’s Got Talent Jasmine & Aaron will captivate guests with an incredible live performance with their band. DJ Bliss and DJ Keza will also be behind the decks to keep the celebrations in full swing. Definitely worth adding to our list of Best New Years parties in Dubai 2023.

Indulge in a 3-course set menu along with six hours of free-flowing beverages.

And when the clock strikes midnight, make your way outside the Dubai Opera to witness the legendary, breathtaking Burj Khalifa fireworks from the best spot in town- the Dubai Opera promenade.

Timings: From 6:30pm onwards
Tickets: Book your tickets here. Prices start from AED 3700 for 2
Address: Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

4. Atlantis, The Palm

Highlights: Kylie Minogue to perform, live music from a 30-piece band, kid friendly
Most expensive New Year’s eve party in Dubai

Kylie Minogue will headline the gala dinner, following recent headliners including Kiss and Robbie Williams. EPA

15 years ago Atlantis The Palm opened its doors to public, and Kylie Minogue performed at the opening ceremony. In a fitting return, Kylie will be performing at the NYE bash at Atlantis The Palm.

Timothy Kelly, executive vice president and managing director, Atlantis, The Palm said, “A fan favourite in the region and a world-class entertainer, we are incredibly excited to welcome the return of Kylie Minogue to Atlantis, The Palm for a spectacular New Year’s Eve performance.”

“As the leading entertainment destination in the region, our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinners have become legendary, with Kylie joining the likes of rock band Kiss in 2020, and Robbie Williams in 2021. We have no doubt that 2023 will be another exceptional moment and can’t wait to give our guests one of the most memorable New Year’s Eve of their lives.”

The night will feature an extensive buffet featuring dishes from lobster and caviar to a live sushi station, ice sculptures and over 65 desserts.

Ticket pices start from: AED 5,900 for adults and AED 4,500 for children aged between 4 and 13. Children under three can enter for free.
Book tickets here:
Address: Atlantis, The Palm, Crescent Rd – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

5. Lotus Mega Yacht

Highlight: Catch the fireworks from the ocean

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Celebrate NEW YEARS on board The 220ft Mega Yacht Brunch Party with front row seats to the Dubai fireworks. This sprawling luxury yacht sets sail from Pier 7 in Dubai Marina. This is one of the largest commercial yachts in the region split over 3 levels. The lower level is where you will find the cinema and nightclub. The second level is the dinning hall and swimming pool. The upper deck is open air where the main entertainment will be.
Address: Berth L (T Head), Dubai Marina Below Pier 7, Outside Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai

6. A Cappella

Highlight: Party all night with DJ Alban & Ron and extensive Sheesha menu


The Kitchen & Bar – A Cappella – on The Pointe is all set to host the the most glamorous New Year’s Evening. Book in advance the NYE packages at A Cappella which include food on the Buffet offering Canapés as hors d’oeuvre, mouth-watering Main Course & the perfect thing to end your meal – Dessert.

Party all night with DJ Alban & Ron whose electric beats will get you going in a groove and eventually won’t allow your feet to stop. To add more to your entertainment, enjoy the  Fountain Show and Firework from the prime seats with an unobstructed view of the tranquil sea and the glorious Atlantis.

Indulge in their extensive Sheesha menu priced at AED 150 for Regular and AED 200 for Large, exclusive of the package. Start your New Years’ Eve at 7:00 pm and party late into the night till 2:00 am to give your new year a perfect start.

When: 31st December 2022


  • Outdoor Area Package: 1499 AED per person
  • Indoor Area Package:1299 AED per person


  • Regular sheesha- 150 AED
  • Large sheesha – 200 AED

Time: 7.00 pm till 2.00 am
Address: FB 08 East Wing The Pointe, Palm – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Contact: +971 58 971 9542

7. Ibn AlBahr

Highlight: AED 650 per person

Deepen the charm and beauty of this special time of the year with Ibn AlBahr’s Midas touch, and turn new years’ eve into an affair to remember. Say yes to a gorgeous night under the starry sky, a perfectly blissful view of the sea, the cool, sultry breeze, fireworks, and live DJ and entertainment along with exquisitely-crafted food. 

Clinch your spot for just AED 650 per person and enjoy an enriching gastronomic experience from sea to table. Sink your teeth in the likes of malai prawn, made with catch marinated with cashew nuts and then grilled to perfection, deep fried ladyfish, a simple, classic recipe that never gets old, lobster provencal, a heavenly creation grilled with butter, coriander, garlic, and lemon; spicy octopus, sauteed fresh with spicy, smoked paprika; slow-cooked cuttlefish in ink; deep fried and breaded crispy calamari, along with a variety of starters such as hummus, stuffed vine leaves, fattoush, tabbouleh, moutabal, and many other favourite classics. 

Ibn AlBahr’s New Year’s Eve menu offers everything needed for those that want to make the most of the glorious evening. For wine connoisseurs, it is a chance to immerse in a variety of whites, reds, rose, and bubbles at an additional cost. Soak in the elements of nature through the open-air, outdoor venue’s toes-in-the-sand location, and enjoy a spread like no other.

Address: Club Vista Mare (Palm Jumeriah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

8. India Palace JBR

Highlights: Set Menu With Fireworks Views
Vegan Menu is available

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Located in JBR, the award-winning Indian Restaurant India Palace is offering a special NYE set menu for NYE celebrations. Diners can also enjoy fireworks from the JBR outlet of India Palace.  The NYE set menu is priced at AED 159 for non vegetarian and AED 149 for Vegetarian menu. Vegan menu is also available.

The set menu includes premium kebabs such as Raan (Leg of Lamb), Murgh Malai Tikka, Tandoori Lal Jheenga, Paneer Tikka and Bharwan Tikka. Kebabs will be served on sharing platters.

Main course will include Butter Chicken, Saag Gosht, Prawn pepper roast, Dal Makhani, Banjara Malai Kofta, Murgh Awadhi biryani, Mixed Vegetable Raita and  Shahi Nawabi.

Desserts menu include; Saffron Gulab Jamun With Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberry Pistachio Cheesecake and Cashew Kulfi…

The set menu also includes salad, Assortment Of Breads (Tandoori Roti, Naan, Butter Naan, Laccha Paratha, Garlic Naan & Roomali Roti and Papads and Assorted Pickles


Set menu with firework views at India Palace JBR
Address: Jumeirah Beach Rd – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Dubai
Call: 04 437 0279

9. Old Castello Jumeirah

Highlights: Live Arabic music night

Looking for NYE plans with Arabic entertainment? Look no further. The Indo-Arabic Restuarant & Cafe, Old Castello, located in the heart of Jumierha is all set to bring the NYE alive with its live Arabic music night. Gorge on delicious Indo-Arabic food spread, a range of special mocktials and a shisha show as you ring into the year 2023 with a night filled with unlimited entertainment, good food & laughs. Minimum spend is AED 250 per person

Address: Jumeirah Beach Rd – behind JUMEIRAH PLAZA – Jumeirah – Jumeirah 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Contact: +971 52 942 2000

10. Barasti’s NYE Ritual

Highlight: Dance by the beach with live music

The perfect environment for the party crowd, Barasti will be turned into a sandy dance floor for New Year RITUAL’s to be performed upon the shores of the marina. 

New Year's Eve Ritual with A-Trak

At center stage, Canadian DJ A-Trak takes over the night with his electro-house sounds, C02 canons, a laser light show and flame throwers before watching the fireworks of the city’s celebrations when the clock strikes midnight. Here’s a little something to get you in the mood:

Previous installments of Barasti’s RITUAL festival series has seen the likes of DJ Danny Howard, Sandy Rivera, Juicy M, Landis and Iglesias perform at the cities famed beach stadium, with more to be announced in 2023. 

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Open till 3am, this NYE RITUAL is set to be an electrifying night with a thick atmosphere of goodbye 2022, hello 2023, plus if you can make it to Barasti before 12pm on 1st Jan, guests get a free Bloody Mary shot for good measure. Start as you mean to go on.

Food can be ordered at various food stations around the venue, with taste bud satisfying burgers, fries, nachos and pizza available, served hot and fresh throughout the evening.

Doors open at 7pm on December 31st with the purchase of tickets from Platinumlist. For AED 650 enjoy free flow house beverages from 8pm -12:30am or for a group of ten, you can pre-reserve VIP tables for AED 10,000, redeemable on F&B from 8pm-3am (limited tables, 10 pax maximum). 

NYE Ritual Festival Details:

When: Saturday, December 31st
Where: Barasti Beach Bar, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Water Park
Time: Doors open at 7pm
Packages: VIP tables of 10 for AED 10,000 from 20:00-03:00. Ten people maximum and limited tables available.
Free flowing house beverages for AED 650 from 20:00-00:30
Tickets: Available on Platinumlist
Call: 04 511 7373
WhatsApp: +971 56 689 1922

11. 3 Day New Year’s Eve Kids’ Party At Motiongate Dubai

Highlight: Perfect celebration for kids and families

Motiongate Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park has announced it is hosting a special circus-themed New Year’s Eve party dedicated to its favourite guests – the kids!

Taking place over three days from Thursday, December 29 to Saturday, December 31, little and big ones alike can expect all sorts of thrilling entertainment offerings inside the DreamWorks Madagascar Zone, ranging from meet and greets with Alex the Lion, the Penguins, King Julien, and Chantal Dubois, to the all-new stage show called King Julien’s Holiday Stomp.

The party is all set to take place from 5pm to 7pm each day, ensuring the kids are tucked into bed right on time without missing out on all the end-of-year celebrations. The cool kids can show off their moves at the Afro Circus Disco on King Julien’s stage along with the
circus entertainers as they groove to songs from the hit movie, “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”.

A musical parade with everyone’s favourite Madagascar characters, clowns, jugglers, and stilt walkers will add more fun and magic to the party as they walk through the themed zone.

Families and friends can also enjoy all the other festive entertainment experiences outside of the DreamWorks Zone, including festive shows such as Santa’s Sweet Surprise, Dance of the Wooden Toy Soldiers, as well as parades, festive markets and much more, available until January 8.


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