25 Best Restaurants under AED 500 to Celebrate New Year in Dubai

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The year 2022 is finally coming to end. There is a lot that happens around Dubai every year as December kicks in. The entire month brims with holiday vibes and people around the emirate look out for ways to celebrate New Year with family and loved ones. Bookings at restaurants and bars have already begun and slots are selling fast. While there are tons of options to gather, rejoice, and commemorate special occasions in the Emirate, the majority of people prefer to celebrate within budget. You do not essentially have to spend a bit over the odds to ring in the New Year.

To help you sort out plans for New Year Festivities this year, we bring here a roundup of the best restaurants in Dubai where you can eat, drink, dance, and enjoy mesmerizing fireworks by spending no more than AED500.

Affordable Restaurants for New Year Celebrations

Dubai, the entertainment hub of UAE is gearing up for New Year 2022 celebrations. A lot of venues have announced special menus and packages for groups, families, and individuals. Following is a list of restaurants, bars, and cafes where you can gather with friends over food to commemorate the New Year. All the venues listed have deals available under AED500 and wouldn’t cost you an arm or leg.

Scroll through the options below to find yourself the best suitable spot!

Radisson Blu Hotel

Experience New Year celebrations in carnival style at the unique gala dinner hosted by Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. Enjoy stunning views of Burj Khalifa fireworks at midnight from the terrace at the creek side. The package includes live entertainment, DJ music, and a lot more at attractive rates.

Cost: AED425 per person with soft drinks, AED195 for kids

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 8.30 pm onwards

Location: Deira, Dubai

For reservations contact: 042057033

Local

Local’s New Year festivities are curated especially for families who love to gather and celebrate. The restaurant will offer a Buffet spread including an appetizing BBQ, specialty drinks, and themed décor to fully facilitate its patrons.

Cost: AED299 per person with soft drinks, AED499 per person with house beverages, AED99 for kids

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 7pm till 10.30 pm

Location: TRYP by Wyndham, Al Barsha

For reservations and queries call: 042476630

ROKA Dubai

Devour Japanese delicacies, thematic décor, and house drinks at ROKA Dubai to mark New Year’s Eve in style. Experience Dubai’s iconic fireworks from the terrace and soak in an exotic view of the emirate’s skyline. Enjoy live DJ music and much more.

Cost: AED 420 per person

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 6.30 pm onwards

Location: The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay

For reservations call: 044397171

Olea

Munch on international delicacies and indulge in avant-garde New Year festivities at Olea. With a wide selection of seafood, mixed grill, continental cuisine, and toothsome desserts, this venue is sure to uplift the festive mood. Enjoy live performances by renowned local artists and celebrate the eve in style.

Cost: AED299 per person with soft drinks

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 2022, 9 pm to 3 am

Location: Al Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai

For reservations and queries call: 044573700

Belgian Beer Café

Enjoy New Year’s Eve with a happening rooftop festivity at Belgian Beer Café. The venue is set to have a 3-course set menu and 3 hours of free-flowing drinks and house beverages.

Cost: AED399 per person with house drinks

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 8 pm till 3 am.

Location: Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights

For reservations and details call: 044234170

Lola Taberna Espanola

Kick off the New Year celebrations in Spanish style with limitless tapas, exotic desserts, and live music at Lola Taberna Espanola. Enjoy a warm afternoon lunch with friends and loved ones and make memories to cherish forever.

Cost: AED200 with house beverages

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 1pm till 4pm

Location: TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights

For bookings and details call: 042476688

Lucky Voice

Commemorate New Year’s night in Dubai with a groovy nightlife affair. Enjoy live performances with DJ Mark Vee and Mc Alan.

Cost: AED350 per person if booked before December 25th

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 8pm till 3am

Location: Grand Millennium Dubai Barsha Heights

For reservations and queries contact: 044234170

Raffles Dubai

Ring in the New Year with swooning aesthetics at Raffles Dubai. Welcome 2023 and experience magnificent fireworks at Burj Khalifa right from the pool deck. The Solo Restaurant is all set to offer the guests a 4-course set menu and a buffet spread with live cooking stations, a dessert section, and signature beverages. Guests will be treated to live performances and entertainment throughout the night.

Cost: AED495 per person with soft drinks, AED210 for kids, all kids under 6 eat free

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 8pm till midnight

Location: Raffles Dubai, Bur Dubai

For reservation details contact: 043248888

Yesterday Pub

Witness spectacular New Year Eve’s celebrations at Yesterday Pub with free-flowing signature house beverages. Cram down on delectable snack bites and celebrate with friends at this stylish Dubai pub. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening and mark the New Year without breaking the bank.

Cost: AED299 per person with free-flowing house drinks and snack bites, AED329 for two persons

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 8pm till 3am

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Al Mankhool, Bur Dubai

For bookings and queries, call: 0502116816

The Larder

A lavish buffet dinner is set to be rolled out at The Larder restaurant this New Year’s Eve. Swallow down a wide selection of fresh salads, mains, and sweet delicacies with free-flowing house drinks. Celebrate with loved ones and enjoy live entertainment and iconic fireworks at Burj Khalifa from the outdoor area.

Cost: AED325 with soft drinks, AED499 with house drinks, AED165 for kids, all kids under 6 eat free

Timings: Saturday, 31st December, 8 pm till 2 am (prior booking and advance payment required)

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Canal View, Business Bay

For bookings and details call: 0545834052

McGettigan’s

The famous Irish bar at the City Walk is rolling out a magnificent party on New Year’s night. The celebrations will include a 3-course set menu with cold drinks. Experience a stunning view of the fireworks at Burj Khalifa without having to put a load on your pocket.

Cost: AED299 per person

Timings: Saturday, 31st December, 7 pm till 11 pm

Location: McGettigan’s City Walk, Dubai

For bookings and details call: 043560470

Sikka Café

Witness a unique Pan-Arabic dinner with a set 4-course menu including unlimited cold drinks and hot beverages at Sikka Café, Dubai. The special New Year festivities at the venue are perfect for those on the lookout for affordable food and entertainment.

Cost: AED265 per person, AED65 for kids, kids under 4 eat free

Timings: 8 pm till midnight, Saturday, December 31st

Location: Sikka Café, City Walk, Dubai

For reservations call: 800323232

Bombay Borough

Step into the New Year 2023 with bubbly décor at Bombay Borough. Enjoy the spirit of India with a spread of South Asian delicacies, hot plates, mixed grills, BBQ food, traditional sweets, and drinks.

Cost: AED249 per person

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 9pm till 2am

Location: Gate Village 3, DIFC, Dubai

For bookings contact: 043271555

Joe’s Backyard DFC

Bid farewell to the year 2022 and welcome New Year 2023 with a luxury dining experience at Joe’s Backyard. Devour a 4-course set menu featuring grilled mains, meat dishes, fresh salads, sides, and appetizing desserts. Sip on refreshing drinks and choose any of the 3 available packages. Experience live entertainment and gaze at sparkling fireworks to end the year in style.

Cost: AED349 per person with soft drinks, AED499 with house beverages

Timings: Saturday, December 31st, 8.30 pm till 12.30 am

Location: Joe’s Backyard, Holiday Inn, Dubai Festival City

For reservations call: 0557094509

Bedrock Café

Commemorate New Year’s evening in Dubai Marina with limitless drinks for two hours straight. Gather with friends, enjoy some yummy bites, and witness the final premier league games in 2022.

Cost: AED195 with house beverages and darts

Location: Pier 7, Dubai Marina

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st

For inquiries call: 045781668

Charm Thai

All you Thai cuisine fans out there can now experience delectable Thai cuisine with a specially curated menu at Charm Thai. Tuck in appetizing food and enjoy festive music throughout the evening.

Cost: AED300 minimum spend on a la carte menu.

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 5pm till 2am

Location: Crown Plaza, Dubai Marina

Lounge

Pop over to the Lounge at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina and ring in the New Year festivities with limitless sparkling drinks and house beverages.

Cost: AED350 per person with house drinks and sparkling beverages

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 11pm till 3am

Location: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Dubai Marina

For bookings call: 045117316

Marina Social

Bid adieu to 2022 at Marina Social for a happening party featuring European cuisine, signature beverages, live entertainment, and stunning city views.

Cost: AED495 per person with soft drinks

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 7pm till 1am

Location: InterContinental Dubai Marina

For bookings call: 044466664

MasterChef, the TV Experience

MasterChef, The TV Experience restaurant is all set to be turned into a luxurious setting featuring a 3 course set menu, festive drinks, and live music. The exotic gala dinner would be a perfect chance for party enthusiasts to celebrate and make merry.

Cost: AED299 per person with soft drinks

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 7pm till midnight

Location: Millennium Palace Hotel, Dubai Marina

For bookings contact: 045508111

Certo

Hop over to the Certo at Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City to celebrate New Year’s evening with family and loved ones. Tuck into a feast of specially curated food featuring the best of Italian Cuisine. Enjoy a 6-course set menu with limitless soft drinks and live entertainment.

Cost: AED299 with soft drinks, AED 439 with house drinks, AED499 with sparkling

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 8 pm onwards

Location: Radisson Blu Dubai Media City

For bookings contact: 043669187

Ciao Bella

Mark the year’s end at Ciao Bella for an authentic Italian experience. Specialty Chef will be preparing a luxurious gastronomical feast with a tempting set course menu featuring a starter, main, and dessert.

Cost: AED499 per person with house drinks, AED 299 with house beverages if booked online

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 7.30 pm onwards

Location: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City

For reservations call: 0568436814

Garden on 8

Gather with friends and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Garden on 8 in Media One Hotel. Enjoy live DJ music with festive numbers.

Cost: AED349 per person if booked before December 1st, AED 399 per person from Dec 1st onwards.

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 8pm till midnight

Location: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City

For reservations contact: 055125043

Le Meridien Village Terrace

Welcome the Year 2023 with loved ones around at the Le Meridien Village Terrace and enjoy a glamorous brunch. Experience live entertainment, festive décor, and shimmery lights with limitless cold drinks.

Cost: AED395 with soft drinks, AED495 with house beverages, AED115 for kids, kids under 6 eat free.

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 8pm till 2am

Location: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, Garhoud

For bookings contact: 047022455

The Market

Experience a unique circus-themed celebration at The Market. With a wide selection of delectable dishes specially curated for the guests by the chef, the venue is the perfect place to celebrate New Year within budget.

Enjoy live music with chartbuster tunes and welcome the New Year jamming up with your buddies around.

Cost: AED390 per person with soft drinks, AED 149 for kids, all kids under 5 eat free

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 8pm till 1am

Location: Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City

For reservations contact: 0543769558

Mango Tree Thai Bistro

The last one on our list of best restaurants under AED500 for New Year Celebrations is Mango Tree Thai Bistro. Pop over to the venue for authentic Thai cuisine, a well-curated a la carte menu, and drinks.

Cost: AED350 minimum spend

Timings: Sat, Dec 31st, 8pm till 11.30pm

Location: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR

For bookings contact: 043182319