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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022-23 In Abu Dhabi

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner

The end of 2022 brings a new wave of normality to Abu Dhabi, with morale and events back at pre-pandemic levels. Now we can celebrate without restrictions and look forward to a new post-pandemic year. Whether you’re happy or less pleased to be leaving 2022 behind, here’s our list of the best places to ring in the new year and celebrate the arrival of 2023.

Dining & New Year’s Eve Events in Abu Dhabi

Here’s where you can join in the action and celebrate New Year 2023 in Abu Dhabi:

The Capital Celebrates Al Maryah South Plaza

The capital’s premier paid entertainment event this year will take place on Al Maryah Island. With headline performances by Hussain Al Jassmi, Elissa, and Balqees, the evening celebrations will culminate in a thrilling midnight countdown followed by a 10—minute spectacular fireworks show.

Where: Al Maryah Island, South Plaza

When: 31 December 2021, 7:00 PM doors open, event 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Pricing: 548 AED basic packages or 698 AED premium package

Learn more and book tickets at platinumlist.net

Nahaam & SOLE, Conrad Hotel

Ring in New Year 2022 with this stylish mega brunch. The two restaurants have again joined forces to provide a brunch with the wow factor. There will be a variety of Italian dishes alongside grills and an array of seafood. There will also be lots of beautifully handcrafted sweet treats to choose from.

A live band will also be playing to really get the party atmosphere going.

Where: Conrad Hotel, Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi Corniche

When: 31 December 2022 from 7:00 PM until Midnight.

Pricing: 650 AED basic packages or 950 AED premium package

Learn more at editionhotels.com/abudhabi | Check pricing to stay the night

Aqua, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

This year, Aqua will host a Gala Dinner Affair with a delicious array of courses and a handcrafted dessert buffet. With stunning waterfront views, you’ll have some of the best seats in the house for the Al Maryah Island firework display at midnight.

Where: Aqua, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island

When: 31 December 2022 from 8.00 pm

Pricing: 665 AED house packages or 765 AED premium package

If you’d prefer poolside vibes, you can also enjoy the New Year’s celebration’s at Rosewood’s poolside venue Glo

Learn more at Rosewoodhotels.com | Check pricing to stay the night

Glo, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

From 9:00 pm you can celebrate NYE in style at Glo’s extravagant masquerade party. There will be live cooking stations, cocktails, and live entertainment until the early hours. As the clock chimes 12, a spectacular firework display will light up the sky over Al Maryah Island, bringing the ultimate finale to 2022.

Where: Glo, Rosewood Hotel, Al Maryah Island

When: 31st December 2022, from 9:00 pm.

Pricing: 1500 AED per table of 4

Learn more at The Rosewood

Coya, Four Seasons, Al Maryah Island

Always known for hosting some of the most glittering and exciting party events in the capital, New Year’s Eve 2022 will be no exception with the dress-to-impress event “The Incan Empire” – dress code strictly black & gold! An Incan tasting menu will be served along with tunes from DJ Eva Voytko, and finish off your evening with front-row seats to the Al Maryah fireworks.

Where: COYA, Four Seasons at the Galleria, Al Maryah Island

When: 31 December 2022 from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Pricing: 800 AED minimum spend pp in the lounge and restaurant, 1,200 AED minimum spend pp on the terrace sofas.

A brunch will also be served at Crust with prices from 390 AED. Cocktails and nibbles are available from 4.00 pm onwards at Zsa Zsa and a four-course tasting menu is on offer at Eclipse rooftop lounge.

Learn more at coyarestaurant.com | Check pricing to stay the night

The Shangri-La

Get your flamenco on to welcome in 2023 at the Shangri-La’s Spanish-inspired party. There will be a sumptuous buffet and lots of live entertainment.

Where: The Shanghai-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

When: 31 December 2022 (time tbc)

Pricing: From 599 AED to 10,000 AED for a VIP table of 8.

Emirates Palace

You’ll find a couple of New Year’s Eve options at Emirates Palace with a set menu and brunch in Hakassan as well as a decadent 5-course set menu at Talea. For a close-up fireworks view, why not try BBQ Al Qasr with its premier beachfront position? There will be an indulgent 5-course sharing menu including BBQ Oysters and caviar. Full pre-payment is required.

Where: Emirates Palace, Corniche

When: 31 December, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Pricing: Dinner at Talea 950 AED with an aperitif or 1,200 AED with Italian sparkling wine; BBQ 1,500 AED soft or 1,800 AED house & bubbly

Learn more epauh-beachclub@mohg.com | Check pricing to stay the night

B.I.G. Gala Dinner

Rev up to 2023 at the B.I.G. Gala dinner. There will be lots of scrumptious delights on offer as well as free-flowing beverages at this B.I.G-ger than usual brunch. There’s also a delicious set menu on offer at Amici.

If you’re looking to celebrate well beyond midnight, ‘The Infamous Club List’ will be hosted in W Lounge until 3.00 am and the Wet Deck’s ‘Made the 2023 List’ will be in swing until 4.00 am.

Where: W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

When: 31 December 2022, 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Pricing: For the Gala Dinner, the soft beverage package is 550 AED, whereas the house beverage package is 750 AED. Various combination and after-party packages are on offer. Contact The W Hotel directly for more information.

Learn more at marriott.com/w-abu-dhabi-dining | Check pricing to stay the night

Asia Asia

Asia Asia is a wonderful spot to see in the new year. Enjoy a set menu of chef’s favourites with unlimited drinks whilst being entertained by a variety of live entertainment, including roaming artists making their way around Yas Bay. You’ll also get a front-row seat for the Yas Bay fireworks.

Where: Asia Asia, Yas Bay

When: December 31st 2022, 8.30 pm – 12.30am

Pricing: 700 AED with house beverages, 800 AED with bubbly

Saadiyat Beach Club

Party the night away at Saadiyat Beach Club. Start your evening with the NYE Gala Dinner and then hit the dance floor for a fantastic night with a variety of live entertainment and fireworks.

Where: Saadiyat Beach Club

When: 31st December 2022 8:00 till late

Pricing: Packages start from 699 AED per person.

Ingredients’ Glorious Dinner Anantara

Enjoy an opulent Gala Dinner at Ingredients, then swing by the Pool Deck for free-flowing beverages to enjoy an exclusive countdown and fireworks visible from Al Reem under the stars. Alternatively, head to the Up-HI Rooftop Party where there will be an exciting line up of entertainment.

Where: Anantara, Eastern Mangroves

When: 31 December 2022, 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Pricing: From 469 AED, enjoy 15% off if you book before the 5th of December!

Learn more at anantara.com | Check pricing to stay the night

White Party, Up & Below TBC for 2022

The perfect rooftop spot to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s mild December weather and capture spectacular cityscape views. Enjoy 3 hours of free-flow beverages and culinary treats to chilled-out techno beats before ringing in the New Year with the Corniche fireworks – dress code, WHITE!

Where: Up & Below, Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Centre

When: 31 December 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM :30AM

Pricing: From for soft packages 99 AED, house drinks, 199 AED, VIP table for 4 1,000 AED

Learn more at Marriott.

The Foundry TBC for 2022

A gala dinner awaits with a seafood ice bar, caviar and blinis station, prime rib carvery, salmon coulibac carvery, pistachio-crusted lamb rack, wine & cheese vault, and to finish with Chef Pattisier’s new year dessert creations. With live entertainment.

Where: The Foundry, Southern Sun, Al Zahiyah

When: 31 December from 8:00 PM to midnight

Pricing: From 325 AED for soft packages through to 875 AED with bubbles

Learn more at tsogosun.com | Check pricing to stay the night

More dining venues for New Year in Abu Dhabi

If you’re not too fussed by fireworks and simply seek dinner, entertainment and great company, there are plenty of other venues around the capital ready to entertain this New Year, well worth your consideration:

  • Akiba Dori, Yas Bay Waterfront
  • Art Lounge, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
  • Bambu, Cristal Hotel
  • Benjarong, Dusit Thani
  • Café Del Mare, Yas Bay Waterfront
  • Cho Gao, Crowne Plaza
  • Cyan Brasserie, Andaz Capital Gate
  • Dai Pai Dong, Al Maryah Island
  • Dino’s Bistro Italiano, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre
  • Graphos Social Kitchen, Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Bay
  • Hawksbill Restaurant, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
  • Heroes, Crowne Plaza
  • Hickory’s Restaurant, Yas Links, Yas Island
  • Hytes Bar, Southern Sun
  • Kuzbara, Mariott Hotel Downtown
  • Level Lounge, Crowne Plaza
  • Lock Stock & Barrel, Yas Bay
  • Market Kitchen, Le Royal Meridien
  • Marco Pier White Steakhouse and Grill, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
  • McGettigan’s, Dusit Thani
  • PJ O’Reilly’s, Le Royal Meridien
  • Saadiyat Beach Club Gala Dinner, Saadiyat Island
  • Spaccanapoli, Crowne Plaza
  • Stratos Revolving Lounge Bar & Grill, Le Royal Meridien
  • The Garden, Crowne Plaza
  • The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre
  • Urban Kitchen, Dusit Thani
  • Vertigo Lounge, West Bay, Corniche
  • W Lounge, W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island
  • Waves Bar & Outdoor Lounge, Novotel Al Bustan

Abu Dhabi Fireworks on New Year’s Eve 2022-23

What would New Year’s Eve be without traditional fireworks at midnight? There are plenty of spots all over the city where you can enjoy a spectacular fireworks display for New Year’s 2022-23; there is no need to fight huge crowds, so catch the action at one of these spots:

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