Best New Year Abu Dhabi 2022

New Year Abu Dhabi 

It’s hard to believe, but it is the end of 2021. And it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve in Abu Dhabi. The capital is already gearing up to send off the year in high style, with New Year’s Eve dinners, family activities and New Year’s Eve parties with all the fireworks.

Searching for the best spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021 in Abu Dhabi? There is something for everyone, whether you want a family-friendly meal to ring in 2022 or you want to splash out on a night to remember as we mark another year.

Here is Time Out’s guide to all of the best New Year’s Eve events in Abu Dhabi. Keep checking back because we will be updating the list with the top 2021 New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day activities, brunches, dinners and more in the capital. You don’t want to miss any of it!

Abu Dhabi New Years Eve 2021 - NYE Party Places in abu dhabi

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  • Al Maryah Island
  • Al Markaziya
  • Al Mushrif
  • Al Rawdah
  • Corniche
  • Downtown Abu Dhabi
  • Khor Al Maqta
  • Saadiyat Island
  • Yas Island

Al Maryah Island

Aqua

This all-day dining restaurant situated in the elegant Rosewood Abu Dhabi offers a four-and-a-half-hour free flow dining experience with live fish carving and barbecue stations. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor terrace with prime seating overlooking the fireworks display in Al Maryah Island with steady tunes from GLO.
Dhs788 (house beverages), Dhs988 (premium grape and bubbly). Fri Dec 31, from 7pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5588).

Dai Pai Dong

Enjoy Chinese specialities including dim sum, duck rolls and more at Dai Pai Dong as you countdown to midnight and ringing in 2022.
Dhs565 (house beverages), Dhs655 (bubbly). Fri Dec 31, 7.30pm-midnight. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5588).

GLO Lounge

Ring in 2022 in style at this atmospheric poolside venue with an evening of fun, including an incredible view of fireworks display in the capital.
Dhs1,500 (table for four including two bottles of grape), Dhs3,000 (table for six including three bottles of grape), Dhs5,000 (a cabana including bottles of grape and food items). Fri Dec 31. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5588).

Hidden Bar

Want a New Year’s Eve spot with a view? Of course you do. Ring in the new year at Hidden Bar with lounge-style food and beverages from Dhs565 with the perfect view of the Arabian waters and city skyline.
Dhs565 (house beverages), Dhs655 (bubbly), Dhs988 (premium grape and bubbly). Fri Dec 31, 8pm-midnight. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5588).

Al Markaziya

Cho Gao

Tuck into a special five-course menu featuring an array of Asian dishes alongside mixed drinks and bubbly at this unique New Year’s Eve event in Abu Dhabi.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (unlimited house beverages until 1am and free access to Level Lounge or Heroes), Dhs399 (unlimited bubbly and free access to Level Lounge or Heroes party with unlimited drinks until 2am). Fri Dec 31. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6166).

Heroes

Head along to this fan-favourite pub in Abu Dhabi for a New Year’s Eve party and enjoy the evening with live music, a dinner between 8pm and 10pm, and free-flowing house beverages from 8pm to 3am.
Dhs299 per person. Fri, Dec 31, 8pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6166).

Level Lounge

Ring in 2022 at a rooftop New Year’s Eve party at Level Lounge between 10pm and 3am. Expect lively tunes and free-flowing house beverages on the countdown to 2022.
Dhs249 per person. Fri Dec 31, 10pm-3am. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6166).

Market Kitchen

Seal 2021 off with a New Year’s Eve table sharing brunch at Market Kitchen from Dhs250.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs400 (house beverages), Dhs550 (sparkling), Dhs700 (bubbly). Fri Dec 31, 7pm-10pm. Le Royal Meridien, Khalifa Street, Al Markaziya (800 101 101).

Spaccanapoli

Wondering where to spend New Year’s Even in Abu Dhabi? How about a New Year’s Eve gala dinner with your family and friends at this longstanding Italian restaurant featuring a special five-course festive menu along with free-flowing house beverages.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (unlimited house beverages until 1am and free access to Level Lounge or Heroes), Dhs399 (unlimited bubbly and free access to Level Lounge or Heroes party with unlimited drinks until 2am). Fri Dec 31. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6166).

The Garden

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve gala dinner with your friends at the Garden featuring live cooking stations. You can later head over to Heroes or Level Lounge to continue the party where you can enjoy live entertainment.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (unlimited beverages), Dhs399 (bubbly). Fri Dec 31, from 7pm. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (02 616 6166).

Al Mushrif

Benjarong

Enjoy a five-course dinner menu at Benjarong featuring authentic Thai cuisines for Dhs260 with a glass of bubbly.
Dhs260 (glass of bubbly). Fri Dec 31, 7pm-midnight. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (02 698 8137).

McGettigan’s

Head along to McGettigan’s and celebrate New Year in style with a specially prepared dinner menu with unlimited appetizers, choice of festive mains of either beef wellington or grilled salmon, and more. Enjoy live music rhythms from McGettigan’s artist.
Dhs299 (selected house beverages). Fri Dec 31, 9pm-midnight. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (02 698 8137).

Urban Kitchen

Ring in 2022 at Urban Kitchen in Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi with a spread of festive international cuisines alongside soft drinks starting from Dhs259.
Dhs259 (soft drinks), Dhs449 (selected house beverages), Dhs129 (kids aged seven to 12), free (kids under seven). Fri Dec 31, 8.30pm-midnight. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, Sultan Bin Zayed The First Street (02 698 8137).

Al Rawdah

Dino’s Bistro Italiano

Head over to this fun Italian restaurant for a New Year’s Eve special à la carte style brunch featuring an antipasti station, cheese and cold cuts, artisan breads and turkey carving. There will also be a live artist performance for the evening.
Dhs300 (soft drinks), Dhs350 (house beverages). Fri Dec 31, 7pm-12.30am. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Rawdah (02 307 5551).

Cyan Brasserie

This classy and chic French-Arabic brasserie at the Andaz Capital Gate is pulling out all the stops this year with a nine-course menu. Come hungry.
Dhs500 (soft drinks), Dhs600 (French grape), Dhs800 (bubbly). Fri Dec 31 7pm till late. Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, next to ADNEC (056 544 8158).

The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar

Celebrate the last night of the year at The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar featuring a tapas set menu alongside house drinks from Dhs350. A DJ will be providing tunes to ring in 2022 in Abu Dhabi.
Dhs350 (soft drinks), Dhs450 (bubbly). Fri Dec 31, 9pm-1am. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Rawdah (02 307 5502).

Corniche

Stratos Revolving Lounge Bar & Grill

Walk into Stratos Revolving Lounge & Bar on New Year’s Eve for a buffet spread alongside free-flowing selected house drinks, plus view of the downtown Abu Dhabi skyline.
Dhs495 per person. Fri Dec 31, 7pm-9.30pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Khalifa Street (02 695 0490).

PJ O’Reilly’s

Head over to this Irish pub’s evening party with free-flowing platters and signature dishes, live entertainment, festive music and a countdown to the
New Year.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house beverages), Dhs295 (premium). Fri Dec 31. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (800 101 101).

Downtown Abu Dhabi

Kuzbara

See in the new year with a New Year’s Eve brunch at Kuzbara where you can enjoy a spread of international dishes and free-flowing drinks as the countdown to 2022 begins. 3, 2, 1…
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs425 (bubbly). Dec 31, 7pm-midnight. Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi (02 304 7777).

Khor Al Maqta

Li Jiang

Begin 2022 with a bang at Li Jiang featuring a five-course set menu including hamachi ceviche, tuna tataki truffle ponzu, grilled black cod and more.
Dhs395 (soft drinks), Dhs695 (grapes and hops), Dhs995 (bubbly). Fri Dec 31, 7pm-midnight. Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8203).

Saadiyat Island

Hawksbill Restaurant

Countdown to midnight with friends and family at Dolphin lawn in Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and enjoy unlimited barbecue and a gourmet basket full of surprises alongside beverages from Dhs285. It’ll be a fun New Year’s Eve celebration in Abu Dhabi for families.
Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs143 (kids aged seven to 12), free (kids under seven). Fri Dec 31, 9pm-3am. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island (056 660 8780).

Yas Island

Garage

Bigger is better, and this year Garage says it will be hosting the B.I.G.est party to end 2021 in Abu Dhabi. You can expect a huge feast here before heading over to WET Deck after midnight.
Dhs398 (soft drinks), Dhs598 (house beverages), Dhs798 (sparkling). Fri Dec 31, 8pm-1am. W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island (02 656 0000).

Hickory’s Restaurant

Celebrate the start of the year at Hickory’s Restaurant and enjoy a dinner with your loved ones starting from Dhs285.
Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs399 (house beverages), Dhs143 (kids aged seven to 12), free (kids under seven). Fri Dec 31 from 9pm. Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 404 3077).

W Lounge

Head over to this trendy bar and enjoy the countdown to 2022 in style while a resident DJ provides tunes while overlooking the world famous Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit.
Dhs320 per person. Fri Dec 31, 9pm-midnight. W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island (02 656 0000).

WET Deck

Say goodbye to 2021 at this trendy poolside club at the iconic W Abu Dhabi Hotel while enjoying your favourite tunes along with bar bites and unlimited house beverages.
Dhs688 (sparkling), Dhs5,000 (minimum spend VIP table). Fri Dec 31, 10pm-1am. W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island (02 656 0000).

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