New year's Eve in Abu Dhabi 2019: Gala dinners

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New year's Eve in Abu Dhabi 2019: Gala dinners
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts & Spa
Start the New Year off on a high note by heading down to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts & Spa. Guests will be greeted with a mixed drinks reception and a four-piece band before sitting down for a culinary journey. Afterwards, you’ll head to the beach to dance the night away before the gong strikes 12.
From 8pm. Dhs999 (adults, inclusive of house beverages until 12.30am), Dhs499 (children aged six to 11), Dhabi Ballroom, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts & Spa (02 801 5218).

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
This lavish dinner buffet at Sim Sim restaurant lets you end 2019 by feasting on an amazing selection of cuisines from around the world. The numerous live cooking stations will be serving up an enormous selection of fresh seafood grilled to your liking, barbecued meats, curries, sushi and much more. Live entertainment is provided by the very talented Duo Band and guests also get access to the after-dinner party in Nasma Beachfront Bar and a 20 percent discount at Hamilton’s Gastropub.
Dhs1,650 (house beverages, sparkling and mixed drinks), Dhs500 (kids aged six to 12), free (kids under 6). 7.30pm–midnight. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri
You can live out all your Golden Age of Hollywood fantasies at the Shangri-La Hotel’s New Year’s Eve gala dinner this year. There’ll be a buffet for you to enjoy while you’re entertained by the live band Soul Beat who have travelled all the way from the UK. Once the clock strikes midnight, you’ll get to enjoy a fireworks show over the canal, too. If you book before December 15, you can get Dhs100 off per adult.
Dhs888 (soft drinks), Dhs999 (house beverages), free (kids under six), Dhs500 (kids aged six to 11). 7pm till late. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi (02 509 8555).

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Get dressed up to the nines for this classy event on Saadiyat Island. The black-tie masked gala dinner will take over The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort’s Regal Ballroom, which will be studded with bars offering creative mixed beverages and there’ll be a fantastic spread of food from the hotel’s expert chefs. Music will be provided by the 11-piece Ambassador Band, who come from UK. As it gets towards midnight you can expect to take your place on the sea view terrace for the countdown into 2020, which will be celebrated with a spectacular firework show and followed by music from a DJ playing the very best in urban beats.
Dhs1,950 (house beverages), Dhs725 (kids aged six-12), free (under sixes). 8.30pm onwards. Regal Ballroom, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, (02 498 8888).

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