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Butcher & Still
A Great Gatsby-themed, jazz-inspired party is going down at this prohibition-style bar and restaurant. You’re encouraged to dress up, flapper dresses and all, while you enjoy food from the à la carte menu – which features exclusive dishes for the evening – and select from one of the after-dinner drinks packages.
Dhs250++ per person (juniper-based beverages with tonic), Dhs400++ per person (bubbly). 7pm-2am. Four Seasons Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island (02 333 2444).
Sample Loca’s new festive menu while enjoying Mexican-style music from 8pm. It’s available on an à la carte basis for a minimum spend of Dhs500.
Minimum spend of Dhs500 per person. 8pm-2am. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 582 3639).
This contemporary Italian hotspot is offering a host of New Year’s Eve packages across the restaurant, lounge, terrace and bar. Choose to order your dinner à la carte, book a table with beverages or walk in and pick from a platinum or premium package at the bar. There are options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Restaurant package from Dhs600 per person; terrace package from Dhs1,000 per person; Lounge packages From Dhs1,000 per person; Bar packages from Dhs750 per person; Walk-in bar packages from Dhs500 per person (12.30am-4am only). Restaurant open 7pm-1am; Lounge open 10pm-4am. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island (02 627 9009).
Throughout the night, Zuma has packages to suit all tastes. Earlier on, families can book a table in the main restaurant and order à la carte in the child-friendly atmosphere. From 9pm, the DJ hits the decks and diners can order Zuma classics with a minimum spend of Dhs1,000 per person. Alternatively, book a bar table.
Dhs1,000 minimum spend per person after 9pm. From 7pm. Galleria Mall, Al Maryah Island (02 401 5900).
Dance the night away at this casual sports bar where there will be free-flowing beverages. You’ll also get access to the New Year’s Eve party on the hotel terrace. A live band will be there to entertain.
Dhs250++ per person. 9pm-3am. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Al Forsan International Sports Resort (02 201 4131).
Byblos sur Mer
A programme of live music has been designed for the evening as you count down
to 2018 with two of the drinks packages available.
Dhs950+++ per person (open regular bar), Dhs1,200+++ per person (premium beverages). From 8.30pm. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).
De La Costa
Saadiyat Beach Club’s official after-party features DJ Kaboo and DJ Elios Choucha. If you’ve dined at Safina earlier, you get in for free.
Dhs150 per person (includes one house beverage), Dhs200 per couple (includes two house beverages). 11pm-3am. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island (02 656 3500).
Eclipse Terrace Lounge
It’s all going on, on the third floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, where Eclipse Terrace Lounge is putting on a New Year’s Eve White Party complete with musicians, a DJ and dancers.
Dhs150++ (entrance only). 8pm-1am. Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
This outdoor venue offers a great view of the hotel’s circus-inspired show and musical performances. Simply choose your drinks package and settle in for a night of top entertainment.
Dhs200+++ (house beverages). From 10pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Khor Al Maqta (02 509 8555).
Le Méridien Abu Dhabi is putting on a Black & Gold NYE Blow Out in the Garden. Soak up the tunes by Once Duo band as they play top hits before the DJ hits the decks.
Dhs100 net (includes one house beverage), free (entry for hotel restaurant guests). From 10.30pm. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club Area (02 644 6666).
Award-winning resident band, International Playboys will be blasting out the tunes to see you into 2018.
Dhs125 net for gents (three house beverages), free for ladies until 11pm. 8pm-4am. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6124).
Guest DJ Miss Foster will be playing the tunes as you marvel at the spectacular fireworks display at midnight.
Dhs249++ (house beverages package).
10pm-3am. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street (02 818 4888).
Head to the 36th floor of Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche for a party atmosphere. Ladies will get a voucher that gives them 50 percent off on their next visit to the bar. An à la carte menu is also available.
Dhs150 per person (includes one house beverage), Dhs320 (includes one house beverage and seating). Call for timings. Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Corniche Road East (02 813 7777).
The Irish pub is hosting a party in the run up to midnight with free-flowing drinks and pass-around platters. There's also a house beverage package for Dhs199 between 5pm and 8pm.
Dhs299 (house beverages and canapés), 8pm-12.15am. Al Raha Beach Hotel & Resort, Channel Street (02 652 4333).
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Red Carpet Events is hosting a desi-style poolside party in the hotel’s garden, featuring the best Bollywood music by guest DJs and serving up Indian bar bites and free-flowing house beverages.
Dhs300 (house beverages), Dhs500 (premium house beverages). 9pm-3am. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).
DJ Tin Tin and DJ Lola Nova will be providing the entertainment for “PJ’s Pyjama Jam” party. Bar bites and an à la carte menu are also available.
Dhs100 (includes one house beverage). 8pm-3am. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800101101).
Up on the 62nd floor of Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, a stylish New Year’s Eve party will be going on, and premium bubbly will be handed around.
Dhs200 per person (includes one glass of premium bubbly). From 8pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).
The fun rooftop venue is holding a white party to see in 2018. There’ll be a buffet, too.
Dhs399 (buffet and house beverages). 8pm-3am. Aloft Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (02 654 5193).
The adults-only party will see a free-flow of drinks and live music on the Yas Viceroy’s stylish open-air rooftop bar. It’s a great pre- or post-concert venue if you’re going to see Katy Perry in action.
Dhs350+++ (starting price for beverage packages). 4pm-3am. Yas Viceroy, Yas Island (02 656 0700).
Resident band Generation Gap will be rocking out so you can ring in a fun new year.
Dhs125 (includes two house beverages). From 7pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).
The party band will be playing pop, funk and great hits of the ’80s and ’90s on the beach. Diners from the hotel restaurants get in for free.
Dhs125 (includes one house beverage). 10pm-2am. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).
The Pool Bar
A resident DJ will be providing the soundtrack at this New Year’s Eve poolside party.
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs300 (house beverages for in-house guests), Dhs600 (house beverages for external guests). 9pm-3am. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).
The Pool Deck
Bid farewell to 2017 under the stars at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara. There will be an open bar, shisha lounge and DJ, as well as a free glass of bubbly at midnight.
Dhs200+++ (soft drinks), Dhs350+++ (house beverages). 10.30pm-3am. Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Al Salam Street (02 656 1000).
Aloft Al Ain’s rooftop lounge plays host to a resident DJ and urban beats on New Year’s Eve. The celebrations go on until 3am and bubbly is served at midnight. You can also book one of the VIP cabana packages, which come with a bottle.
Dhs120 (two coupons for house beverages, including sparkling grape). 9pm-3am. Aloft Al Ain (03 713 8888).
Up & Below
Ring in the new year at this rooftop bar, where DJ performances and brightly lit decorations will ensure it’s a fun night.
Call for prices. 9pm-3am. Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 698 2222).
Start the evening early, as from 4pm to 7pm pints at Velocity are Dhs10. The rest of the evening is casual, with no minimum spend and regular à la carte pricing.
Dhs10 (hops from 4pm-7pm). 4pm-3am. Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Old Airport Road (02 304 7777).
Want a night that’s a bit different? Head to Victor’s Pub where the room is full of bubbles and there’s a DJ laying down some tracks.
Dhs100 (includes two house beverages and bubbly at midnight). 9pm-4am. Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed (02 666 5508).