The countdown is on to find the best places to celebrate the smooth transition from 2021 to 2022 and Abu Dhabi has a ton of delectable dinners, brilliant brunches and thrilling parties for you to enjoy.
From firework displays to gourmet spreads, you can raise a glass to 2022 in one of great establishments of this fine city.
Ready for the New Year?
Here are some of the best New Year’s brunches, dinners and parties in Abu Dhabi.
CONRAD ABU DHABI ETIHAD TOWERS
Gather friends and family at one of the most raucous brunches in the capital for New Year Eve’s from 7pm until late.
Bring down the curtain on 2021 with live entertainment and cooking stations as the bells ring out for 2022.
Ring in New Year to the beat of a South American drum with a family style set menu at this lively Peruvian restaurant from 8pm to 11pm.
Le Petit Chef
The smallest cook in Abu Dhabi will be once again showcasing his culinary skills on the final night of 2021 with a five-course menu that engages your eyes as much as your taste buds from 7.30pm and 10.30pm.
Observation Deck at 300
Secure yourself one of the best seats in Abu Dhabi to take in the New Year’s fireworks’ display on the 77th floor of the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Enjoy bubbles and nibbles from 11pm to 12.30am.
Bid 2021 arrivederci in chic surrounds of Sole.
Classy yet chilled out, the Italian restaurant is serving up a sumptuous last meal of the year with a delicious lobster five-course set menu alongside a glass of sparking grape from 7pm to until late.
For reservations, call 02 811 5555
JUMEIRAH AT SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT
White NYE Gala Dinner
Spend your final moments of the year in the stunning setting of the aesthetically wonderful White from 8pm to midnight.
You can expect a magnificent gourmet selection, gorgeous views of Saadiyat Beach and the Arabian Gulf and electric atmosphere as you countdown to 2022.
Celebrate the New Year in the company of friends and family in the stylish surrounds of the Lobster Lounge with top of the range sharing platters and sparkling will dancing the night away to the sounds of the DJ from 10pm to 2am.
Take in some of the best vistas in all of Abu Dhabi while enjoying house beverages and moreish dishes at this sophisticated beachside venue on New Year’s Eve from 8pm to midnight.
Indulge in an à la carte menu from 6pm with the family as you reminisce about the past 12 months and look forward to 2022 in a beautiful setting.
Offside Sports Lounge
Score yourself a barbecue lunch at this popular haunt for sports fans in Abu Dhabi. You can sample the likes of roasted turkey, smoked beef brisket, herb broasted chicken and more while enjoying the day’s sports action from 8pm to midnight.
For reservations, call 02 811 4342
The ABU DHABI EDITION
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Oak Room Rock & Rolla!
Treat yourself to a fabulous five-course menu by Michelin star Chef Tom Aikens, full of enticing delights like Wagyu beef, scallops and more before toasting the New Year with specially crafted mixed drinks and bubbles in this swanky restaurant from 7pm to 2am.
New Year’s Eve at Alba Terrace
Wave ciao to 2021 with family and friends in the embrace of the Mediterranean as you tuck into a crafted menu of six sharing plates this Friday 31 December from 7pm to 2am.
Offering up some of the best views to be enjoyed in Abu Dhabi, take a seat on the rooftop of ANNEX and marvel at the capital’s NYE’s fireworks’ display with light bites, bubbles and old-school beats from the live DJ from 9pm to 1am.
New Year’s Day
The New Year’s Day Spritz
Start your New Year with a Mediterranean vibe on the terrace with Amalfi inspired mixed drinks, seasonal nibbles and gentle winter sun with Alba Terrace from midday to 4pm.
Oak Room New Year’s Recovery Day Brunch
Begin the New Year the right way with a special edition brunch from 12.30pm to 5pm.
Start with signature Oak Room sourdough with Marmite Butter before moving on to mouthwatering meaty mains and finishing the first day of 2022 with sweet dessert.
There will also be a complimentary hour thrown in so you can start 1 January with smile.
To book your reservation, call 02 208 0000
RIXOS PREMIUM SAADIYAT ISLAND
This five-star hotel is intending to make the New Year very easy going as they countdown to midnight to the sound of a Caribbean beat.
You can expect a packed schedule of events to experience and enjoy from 7pm to 2am with live musical and DJ acts, tropical limbo dancers, fire shows, awe inspiring acrobats, a raffle and of course some tasty dishes from a buffet that is bursting with tropical, local and international goodness.
For reservations on any of the above, call 02 492 2222
SAADIYAT ROTANA RESORT & VILLAS
Sim Sim Restaurant
The party stage is set with a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner full of flavourful and delicious eats from a lavish spread of international delicacies to live cooking stations and fired up grills.
And once you are satisfied on the gastronomic front, head to Nasma Beachfront Bar or Hamilton’s Gastropub to continue the good times from 7.30pm to midnight.
New Year’s Eve Set Menu at Turtle Bay Bar & Grill
Welcome the New Year with your loved ones feasting on an unforgettable five-course meal.
Adding tons of flavour to the New Year, a gorgeous selection of dishes paired with the best premium beverages from 8pm to midnight.
New Year’s Day
Hamilton’s Gastropub’s ‘The First’ Lazy Breakfast
Reward yourself a lie-on on 1 January 2022 and allow Hamilton’s Gastropub to take care of breakfast plans with a full breakfast offering on New Year’s Day including free-flowing bubbles and sparking mixed drinks from 2pm to 4pm.
To book dining reservations, call 02 697 0000
W ABU DHABI – YAS ISLAND
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Warm up for the big countdown with trackside views, lively tunes and bubbles in the colourful W Lounge on 31 December from 9pm to midnight.
B.I.G. REV UP TO 2022
Promising the B.I.G.’est finish to the end of 2021, Garage will get the party started with a glamourous brunch before continuing the jamboree under the iconic Grid Shell on what promises to be a glittery night on Yas Island from 8pm to 1am.
GLITZ INTO 2022
Get wrapped up in the glitz and glamour of New Year’s Eve at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island by heading to the rooftop and dancing the last moments of 2021 away underneath the Grid Shell at WET Deck from 10.30pm to 1am.
NEW YEAR’S Day
SOAK IT UP ‘22
Relax and recharge on the first day of the New Year by soaking up the sun on the WET Deck while rewarding yourself with light bites and house beverages from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
To book your festive feast, call 02 656 0000
ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND
The Grand Opus New Year’s Eve Experience
Three exceptional venues and three exceptional nights are in store at St. Regis Saadiyat Island this New Year’s Eve.
Dive into a grand festive buffet at The Sparkling Soirée at Oléa where you can dine on international delicacies while enjoying the stylings of a two-piece band.
Look fabulous at Shimmer & Shine at Sontaya as you in take the sultry sounds of the saxophonist and feast upon set menu of Pan-Asia’s finest dishes.
Or Ignite the Night at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi by admiring the beautiful Saadiyat sands and shimmering Arabian Gulf as make your way through a set menu of expertly crafted dishes from the Pacific Ring.
And when the time comes to toast 2022, head to beach for one final countdown from 8pm to midnight.
To book an experience, call 02 498 8888
COYA ABU DHABI
NEW YEAR EVE
Usher in the New Year with an enticing tasting menu of South American delicacies including guacamole, classic seabass ceviche, spicy yellowfin tuna ceviche, truffle ponzu, chicken skewers, crispy calamari and more while taking the fireworks over the water on Al Maryah Island.
To book a table, call 02 306 7000
ST. REGIS ABU DHABI
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve Igloo Experience at Catch at St. Regis
Heat up your New Year’s Eve plans with a cool experience on the beach at Catch at St. Regis.
Take your in seat on the beach in your own private igloo and travel through a delectable six-course sharing style menu and table grills including amuse-bouche, crab, Catch New Year’s sushi and sashimi, scallop foie gras, wagyu tenderloin or toothfish as the main course and chocolate cherry forest or yuzu passion volcano to satisfy your sweet tooth from 8pm to 12.30am.
New Year’s Eve Decadent Dinner at Villa Toscana
Taste the flavours of Tuscany with a specially curated five-course menua at Villa Toscana.
Experience Italian hospitality while tucking into the likes of langoustine, king crab carpaccio, beef tenderloin ‘Rossini style’ and slow cooked Amberjack with sea urchin broth and sea lettuce taking in live entertainment from 8pm to 1am.
New Year’s Eve Sensational Supper at Azura Panoramic Lounge
Enjoy your last meal of 2021 with prime viewing of the Abu Dhabi’s Corniche’s fireworks’ display and while listening to the sounds of the Arabian Gulf clash with the sand of the beach.
Sample a collection of freshly baked breads, salads, hearty soups, scrumptious main courses, Mediterranean barbeque delicacies and irresistible desserts.
For more information, call 02 694 4444
COVE BEACH ABU DHABI
New Year’s Eve
Experience not one but two ways to party into 2022 in the dapper enclave of Cove Beach Abu Dhabi on Reem Island.
Tuck into an elevated six-course set menu at the chic Two.0 restaurant or relax at the Rose Lounge with the à la carte menu and a bottle of bubbly for an evening not to forget from 8pm until late.
New Year’s Day
Cove Beach Abu Dhabi will be reliving the 1990s as the Baywatch party kicks off the New Year.
Enjoy unlimited house beverages and two dishes while taking in the sun on your complimentary sunbed.
To make a reservation, call 056 398 7895
RADISSON BLU HOTEL & RESORT, ABU DHABI CORNICHE
West Bay Lounge
Make you last day of 2021 memorable with an evening at the chic West Bay Lounge as you catch the Abu Dhabi Corniche’s fireworks’ display while enjoying supreme dishes and live music at this gorgeous venue from 6pm to late.
For reservations, call 02 681 1900
SOFITEL ABU DHABI CORNICHE
Light up the first night of 2022 with a white New Year’s Eve Dinner at Grills@Chill’O as you sway to the sounds of live entertainment while you fuel up on an international buffet or secure one of the best seats in the capital for the fireworks’ display on the 36th floor at Jazz & Fizz’s New Year’s Eve Party.
And on January 1, welcome 2022 with relish and live seafood and grill stations with a brunch at Grills@Chill’O.
For reservations, call 02 813 7777
ERTH ABU DHABI
New Year’s Eve
Laud the last day of 2021 in the company of Cinderella and friends in the stylish Al Rimal for New Year’s Eve.
Revel in authentic Emirati cuisine and fare from around the globe at one of the most impressive buffets in the capital as the children are wowed by talented entertainers from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
For more details or dining reservations, call 02 441 5900
DUSIT THANI ABU DHABI
A splendid New Year’s Eve at Urban Kitchen
Go all out this New Year’s Eve with a splendid gastronomic experience at the Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.
Sample delicious fare and beverages from around the planet at Urban Kitchen as you countdown to new beginnings in 2022 from 8.30pm to midnight or close the book on 2021 with a fantastic five-course dinner and a glass of bubbly at Benjarong.
But if you want to begin the New Year with a delicious bang, taste the world at Urban Kitchen’s New Year’s Day Brunch from 1pm to 4pm.
For more information and reservation, call 02 698 8137
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl
Celebrate the coming of New Year with a touch of Italian class at Verso’s exquisite five-course ‘La Famiglia’ New Year’s Eve Dinner or gaze out towards the majestic Arabian Gulf on the Pearl Lounge Terrace as you tuck into a luscious Middle Eastern inspired barbecue buffet accompanied by a lavish seafood selection for the ultimate end to 2021.
To book, call 02 510 1234
PARK HYATT ABU DHABI HOTEL & VILLAS
New Year’s Eve 1001 Nights Gala
Enjoy an evening of elegance and sophistication in the hotel’s lush gardens as you mark the beginning of 2022 in the company of family and friends with an expansive buffet, bubbly and live entertainment in Beach Garden from 8pm to 2am.
To book, call 02 407 1234
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana
This five-star hotel is offering families two wonderful events to bring 2021 to a superb end.
Newly opened Kamoon restaurant will be hosting a Scheherazade Night where you will be treated to a real Arabic party replete with SULTAN live music, dancers, DJ sets and fantastic Arabic fare from 7pm to 1am.
Meanwhile at Horizon restaurant, experience a phenomenal gala dinner packed with festive delicacies, live action stations, soft drinks and festive mocktails and tons of activities for the kids.
For reservations, call 02 657 0000
Pearl Rotana Capital Centre
Dino’s Bistro Italiano
Experience the culinary stylings of one of Abu Dhabi’s favourite Italian restaurants, Dino’s Bistro Italiano this New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day with a hearty brunch full of all your favourite Italian dishes as well as cheese and cold cuts, artisan breads and turkey carving.
The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar
Place yourself in the stylish surrounds of this fine establishment where you can indulge in a tapas set menu alongside grape and bubbly for the perfect start to the New Year.
To book, call 02 307 5555
MARRIOTT HOTEL DOWTOWN ABU DHABI
Ring in the New Year with a three-hour dining experience at Kuzbara with the Eat, Play, Laugh Evening Brunch before heading to the 25th floor for the final countdown of 2021 and three house beverages, bar bites and live music acts at AT25.
For more information, call 02 304 7777
Treat yourself to an unforgettable end-of-year experience at Beach Rotana, complimented by sea views, delectable bites and bottomless beverages as you breeze into 2022 to the beats of the live DJ in the garden.
To book, call 02 697 0000
PARK ROTANA ABU DHABI
New Year’s Eve
Welcome the New Year with style with a gala dinner buffet at this world-renowned restaurant. Make your way through bountiful live cooking stations full of sushi, oysters, caviar, risotto, Peking duck, raclette, carvery and more while sipping on signature mixed drinks and selected beverages from 8pm to 1am.
To book, call 02 657 3333
FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHR
New Year’s Eve
Raise your glass to the New Year while dining at CuiScene’s International Gala Dinner Buffet or devouring a five-course menu at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill from 7pm to 11.30pm.
For reservations, call 02 654 3333
THE WB™ ABU DHABI
Take in panoramic views of Yas Island while sampling a medley of eastern and western flavours at this new opened venue.Soak up the atmosphere as you treat yourself to signature sushi rolls, premium beef tataki and slow-grilled lamb, alongside with tapas-style dishes as you dance the night and year away from 9.30pm to 12.30pm.
To book, call 02 815 0000