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As the sands of time run out for 2006, UAEasy.com brings you the latest and greatest New Year offers from around the Emirates. Check back here regularly for some more blockbusting New Year bargains…

NEW YEAR’S EVE

JW Marriott, Dubai
Welcome in the New Year in style - with nine different venues and options to choose from you are sure to find one to meet your needs or if you can’t choose simply opt for the Town Square Buffet Dinner, Countdown and Dance and feast from the offerings of Bamboo Lagoon, Hofbrauhaus and Market Place then dance until the wee small hours.  Options include Dhs 585 per person inclusive of house beverages and Dhs 835 inclusive of one bottle of Veuve bubbly and Dhs 198 for children aged 4-14 years.

AWAFI
Outdoor setting on the rooftop beneath the stars indulge in a traditional Arabic buffet and shishas 8pm-1.30am.  Options for Dhs 288 per person including unlimited house beverages or Dhs 538 inclusive of one bottle of Veuve bubbly, Dhs 118 for children aged 4-14 years.

BAMBOO LAGOON
Exotic mouthwatering cusine plus live entertainment with options of Dhs 585 per person including unlimited house beverages, Dhs 835 including one bottle of Veuve bubbly, Dhs 198 for children aged 4-14 years. 8pm-12.30am.

CUCINA
Three or four course dinner with fresh seafood and traditional Italian cuisine including welcome cocktail, 8pm-12.30am.  Options are Dhs 288 per person for 3-course menu inclusive of house beverages, Dhs 388 for 4-course menu inclusive of house beverages and Dhs 198 for children aged 4-14 years.

HOFBRAUHAUS
Live entertainment, traditional feast of Bavarian cuisine featuring fresh seafood and traditional sausages 8pm-12.30am with inside and outside dining options.  Dhs 288 per person including house beverages, Dhs 538 including a bottle of Veuve bubbly, Dhs 198 for children aged 4-14 years (Costs Dhs 100 less for outside options).

JW’S STEAKHOUSE
Choose the perfect dinner from a three or four-course a la carte menu, inclusive of welcome cocktail.  8pm-12.30am.  Options are Dhs 388 per person for 3-course menu , Dhs 488 for 4-course menu and Dhs 198 for children aged 4-14 years for a 3-course dinner.

MAYS EL REEM
Arabian specialities add a local flavour to their sumptuous set Lebanese dinner.  8pm-12.30am.  Options are Dhs 585 per person inclusive of unlimited house beverages, Dhs 685 inclusive of unlimited premium beverages and Dhs 935 inclusive of unlimited premium beverages and one bottle of Veuve bubbly and Dhs 198 for children aged 4-14 years.

THE MARKET PLACE
Festive market restaurant with global delights for Dhs 498 per person inclusive of unlimited house beverages, Dhs 748 inclusive of one bottle of Veuve bubbly and Dhs 198 for children aged 4-14 years.  8pm-12.30am.

For reservations contact 04 6077977.

Nad Al Sheba Golf Club, Dubai
LINKS STEAKHOUSE AND TERRACE are offering a five course set menu with regular beverages all evening and a glass of bubbly at midnight for Dhs 445 per person, 8pm until late.
Call 04 3366666 or email: sales@nadalshebaclub.com

The Cellar, Aviation Club, Dubai
The Cellar’s chefs invite you on a culinary journey around the world through their sumptuous buffet laden with festive specialities.  Package includes carefully chosen wines to complement the meal and the chance to join the dance party on the lake.  From 8pm until 2.45am with breakfast served from 2am.  Tickets cost Dhs 695 per person including dinner, drinks and traditional English breakfast.
Call 04 2829333 or email: chris.rensburg@aviationclub.ae

Park Hyatt Dubai
Celebrating New Year’s Eve at Park Hyatt Dubai is poised to bring luxury, style and sophistication in Dubai to a new high. 
A selection of gourmet festive menus, sumptuous buffets and the opportunity to spend an unforgettable night in their stylish setting with their resident DJ ‘Lady Red’ and guest DJ Ollie Martin keeping the mood up with the hottest tunes aimed to bring all the guests to the Piazza at midnight for a starlit firework display is surely too tempting to miss!

TRAITEUR, with its signature elevated show kitchen that positions chefs on stage, is as much feast to the eyes as it is for the palate.  There will be an all night open bar plus exquisite five course menu with matching top international wines at Dhs 950 net per person, the non alcoholic version Dhs 750. Not somewhere to take the children.

THE TERRACE, delightfully unique yet very ‘Dubai’, The Terrace has creek frontage allowing you to take in the skylne of Dubai whilst dining al fresco enjoying a sumptuous international buffet including spectacular live kitchens. Priced at Dhs 950 net per person, including alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Again, not recommended for children.

CAFÉ ARABESQUE overlooking the Creek and the marina offers a romantic atmosphere to see in the New Year whilst enjoying an international buffet including Arabic delights from the Levant. Dhs 500 net per person or Dhs 750 net per person including alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Children from 6 to 12 years of age benefit from 50% discount.

THE THAI KITCHEN is the place to be if you fancy a trip to the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok as a setting to your New Year Eve’s party. Enjoy the ambiance of noises, aromas and colours derived from four open working kitchens – one each for wok, grill, noodles and dessert to ensure a fun and exotic experience.  New Year’s Eve will see a set menu of mouthwatering Thai treats cooked by their chefs right in front of you! Dhs 500 net per person or Dhs 750 net per person, including alcoholic beverages. Children from 6 to 12 years of age given 50% discount.

BEVERAGE PACKAGE.  If you’re not wanting to feast on food this gives you unlimited access to the piazza party and Traiteur bars to enjoy a full selection of premium alcoholic beverages.  Priced at Dhs 500 per person excluding Champagne.

For all restaurant reservations please call 04 371 2222.

The Grand Hyatt, Dubai
New Year’s Eve dining options are limitless at Grand Hyatt Dubai, with sumptuous menus available at the hotel’s authentic restaurants then join the Grand 007 Party after dinner – the perfect place for smooth secret agents and gorgeous glamour-pusses to see in the New Year! The beverage package for the Grand 007 Party is complimentary if you have dined at Grand Hyatt Dubai on New Year’s Eve.
Call 04 3172222 to make a reservation.

The Hyatt Regency, Dubai
Indulge in pure luxury this New Year’s Eve and pick from tantalizing seafood, live cooking stations and delicacies from around the world. Dance the New Year in on two dance floors, or just sit back and relax in style enjoying a night to remember on Hyatt Regency’s entire mezzanine floor.
Call 04 3172222 to make a reservation.

The Irish Village, Aviation Club, Dubai
Party the night away in the company of friends, family and ‘Spy Candy’ who will entertain you with hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s.  There will be food stations catering to all throughout the evening, a huge dance floor set over the lake plus the opportunity to watch splendid fireworks at midnight.  From 7.30pm, tickets cost Dhs 200 per person if bought before 25th December, Dhs 250 thereafter.
Call 04 2824750 or email: jason.smith@aviationclub.ae

Wafi City, Dubai
Wafi City is offering a spectacular New Year’s Extravaganza in its superb venues.  Now is the time to make your New Year bookings to ensure you don’t miss out on one of the most electrifying New Year’s Eve parties in town - Wafi City’s The Wonder Years set in the Rooftop Gardens!  Dhs 295 including buffet and two free drinks from 8pm onwards.  Dhs 195 including two free drinks after 9pm.  To book, call Teodora on 04 3244777.

CARTER’S
DJ Daniel Thompson will be playing a selection of 80s and 90s to count down to the New Year.  Dhs 325 per person.

MEDZO
Theme is Pink for her, Black for him.  A stylish elegant affair sparkling with chic sophistication whilst enjoying a superb four course menu featuring a melee of magnificently presented Mediterranean dishes.  Dhs 375 per person including a glass of Moet and Chandon Rose.

THAI CHI
Menu encompassing flavours from all regions.  Dhs 325 including a welcome cocktail.

ASHA’S
Offering to take you on a culinary journey of delicious Northern Indian style dishes, plus their DJ will be adding to the atmosphere, ensuring you will move into 2007 feeling truly pampered.  Dhs 325 per person including two cocktails.

SEVILLE’S
Spend an unforgettable ‘Noche Viefa’, the Spanish way with a delightful five course menu and the traditional 12 grapes ceremony at midnight.  Going truly live at 3am to ‘La Puerta del Sol’ in Madrid to see in the New Year in Spain.  Dhs 345 per person inclusive of a half bottle of house wine.  Call 04 3247300 for bookings.

GINSENG
With a diamond theme, a five course banquet and glass of Champagne at midnight for a stylish sophisticated celebration.  Dhs 325 per person.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD
Dress up as your favourite Disney character and join in the party from 7pm with a full buffet, lots of fun and games plus a DJ party dance floor party that continues until late.  Dhs 225 per person inclusive of Bucks Fizz on arrival, Dhs 70 for children under 12, one child under 6 eating free per adult.

For all restaurant bookings and enquiries call 04 324 4100.

Fairmont Hotel, Dubai
Choose one of their venues to enjoy an array of packages for New Year’s Eve celebrations.

CASCADES
Decadent Asian buffet 7pm-12midnight showcasing Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and China with a glass of Champagne on arrival.  Dhs 350 per person. 

BACCHUS
Six-course Degustation menu replete with Italian flair and romance in mind plus a glass of Champagne on arrival.  7pm-1am.  Dhs 700 per couple. 

THE EXCHANGE GRILL
Six-course Degustation menu, vegetarian option availabe, with a glass of Champagne on arrival.  7pm-1am.  Dhs 650 per person. 

CIN CIN
Receive a bottle of Moet and Chandon Rose on arrival and relax to the smooth beats of DJ Sticky Fingers.  Choose from their 200 hand selected wines, complemented by an antipasti inspired menu.  7pm-1am.  Dhs 800 per couple.

SPECTRUM ON ONE
A night of extravagant show cooking in six cuisines with glass of Champagne on arrival.  Caspian on One - Russian style ice room, with ice scultures boasting caviar presentations, Balik style salmon station with Grey Goose Vodka shooters.  Chocolate on One Fantasia indulge in a roomof chocolate delights centred with a chocolate fountain and including chocolate lollipops, sabayon and cookies.  Dhs 550 per person.  7pm-1am.

For reservations at all restaurants call 04 3325555

Dusit Dubai
24TH FLOOR New Year’s Eve party with their resident swing jazz band “Smooth Style Trio”.  Call 04 3174530 or email: dine@dusitdubai.com for more information.

Dhow Palace Hotel, Dubai
THE RANCH STEAK HOUSE
Set menu dinner for Dhs 250 inclusive of standard house beverages.

AANGAN
Set menu for Dhs 350 inclusive of unlimited standard house beverages and live entertainment to bring in 2007.

AL SAYAN
Set menu for Dhs 250 inclusive of standard house beverages and live entertainment.

For all restaurant bookings call 04 3599992 and ask for the hospitality desk.

Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Resort and Spa
AL HADHEERAH DESERT RESTAURANT with it’s New Year’s theme, ‘1001 Arabian Nights’, is the ideal location to celebrate the coming of the New Year.  Starting at 7pm with a sumptuous ethnic Arabic feast, served in a traditional setting, complemented by an Arabic band, a belly dancer and a Tanoura folkloric dancer followed by the Columbian Latino dance band, Cana Y Café, and a DJ, to keep the dance floor packed until the early hours of the morning.  Add in a spectacular firework display to see in the New Year and this is sure to be a night to remember.  Tickets cost Dhs 1600 including full buffet, open bar and entertainment - 50% discount for ages 9-17, 75% discount for ages 4-8 and below age of 4 is complimentary.

AL FORSAN RESTAURANT, PIZZERIA LE DUNE and AL SARAB ROOFTOP LOUNGE combine to offer the resort’s ‘Three Wishes’ New Year’s Eve event.  Guests have access to all three supreme venues from 7pm onwards with unlimited food and beverages (include regular spirits but excludes Champagne) and a grand firework display at the stroke of midnight.  Al Forsan Restaurant’s international dinner buffet beside the pool with views over the dunes offers a delectable choice of dishes to suit all tastes whilst Pizzeria Le Dune captures the charm the romance of rural Italy and offers home-made pizzas and speciality antipasti.  Spend some time in the Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge, with ambient dimmed lanterns, chairs and cushions providing a tranquil vista to watch the sun go down or making the ideal setting to see in the New Year and watch the midnight firework display enjoying delicious canapés, a cocktail, a relaxing shisha and the gentle background music of a traditional Arabic band.  Tickets cost Dhs 750 per person

MASALA brings the magic of India to the Arabian desert with an exquisite North Indian buffet dinner from 7pm onwards. Tickets cost Dhs 450 per person including food and unlimited beverages (includes regular spirits but excludes champagne).
An evening at Masala is the essence of Eastern mystique and enchantment.

For all restaurant reservations call 04 8326699 or email: JBASinfo@jumeirah.com

Jumeirah Beach Club, Dubai
PRASINO’S plan a dressy and stylish New Years Eve celebration, 7.30pm onwards, including a delicious 4-course gala dinner, a welcome glass of bubbly and digestif to round off the meal. Revel in the fabulous entertainment provided by their band and dance the night away. The theme for the evening is ‘Silver & Black’ and guests are encouraged to dress to support the theme but this is purely optional. Tickets cost Dhs 1200 per person.

Ring in the New Year at THE CLUBHOUSE where they will be offering a delicious international buffet in the restaurant and on the terrace. Great for the whole family!
From 7.30pm onwards, tickets cost Dhs 250 per person

For all reservations call 04 3445333 or email: JBCdining@jumeirah.com

Renaissance Hotel, Dubai
SPICE ISLAND
Gala Dinner 8pm-12.30am then dance the night away at Tiki Bar with their DJ.  Tee-total package Dhs 350 per person, Original grand buffet with regular house beverages Dhs 450 per person or the Premium option inclusive of free flowing sparkling wine until 12.30am Dhs 550 per person.  Children Dhs 99.

SAILS RESTAURANT
Seafood Gala Dinner Buffet including fresh lobster, mussels, shrimps and paella.  Tee-total package Dhs 350 per person, Original grand buffet with regular house beverages Dhs 450 per person or the Premium option inclusive of free flowing sparkling wine until 12.30am Dhs 550 per person.  Children Dhs 99.

HARRY’S PLACE
Dance all night long whilst enjoying a delicious snack buffet inclusive of three complimentary drinks for Dhs 170 persons.

For reservations call 04 6088076.

Dubai Country Club, Dubai
Black tie 5-course dinner, inclusive of house beverages and sparkling wine, with live entertainment, 8pm-2am.  Tickets priced at Dhs 450 members, Dhs 550 members’ guests and Dhs 650 non-members.  For more information call 04 3331155.

Tour Dubai, Dubai
why not celebrate New Year’s Eve on board the Tour Dubai Dhow, 9pm-1am.  Dhs 685 per person includes welcome drink, buffet, beverages and entertainment plus fireworks.  For more info call 04 3368406.

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Nad Al Sheba Golf Club, Dubai
LINKS STEAKHOUSE RESTAURANT AND TERRACE have a special brunch menu including the traditional fry-up and a wide selectionof hangover cures from 12noon until 5pm.  Cost of Dhs 95 per person includes a Bloody Mary on arrival.
Call 04 3366666 or email: sales@nadalshebaclub.com

JW Marriott, Dubai
Enjoy the Marriott’s famous brunch at Market Place restaurant 12noon until 4pm.  Dhs 173 per person inclusive of unlimited soft drinks, Dhs 235 inclusive of unlimited house beverages, Dhs 395 inclusive of one bottle of Veuve bubbly, Dhs 525 inclusive of premium house beverages and Dhs 85 for children aged 4-14 years.

Call 04 6077977 for reservation.

Jumeirah Beach Club, Dubai
Ring in the New Year 2007 and finalise your New Year’s Eve resolutions at an informal yet sumptuous brunch at THE CLUBHOUSE to get you into gear for another successful year. The resort’s popular international restaurant showcases delicious treats in the restaurant as well as on the sunny terrace 12noon until 3pm at Dhs 195 per person.
Call 04 3445333 or email: JBCdining@jumeirah.com

Wafi City, Dubai
Wafi have an array of outlets where you can continue to enjoy New Year festivities. 

CARTER’S
Late brunch from 12.20pm until 3.30pm featuring a selection of cold meats, salads and great breakfast station plus carving station, hot dishes and array of desserts/cakes to round off the meal.  Dhs 85 per person including a Bloody Mary.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD
‘Roast and Breakfast’ international buffet for Dhs 85 per person, Dhs 40 for children under 12 and one child under 6 eats free per adult.  Children’s play area will keep young ones entertained throughout the afternoon.

VINTAGE
Enjoy fondue night at it’s best.  Indulge in delicious traditional or blue cheese fondue or treat yourself to chocolate fondue and Sparkling Jacobs Creek wine for Dhs 165 per person.

For all bookings and enquiries call 04 324 4100

ROOM INCLUSIVE PACKAGES

Renaissance Dubai Hotel
Enjoy the comforts of a luxurious Club room with complimentary bottle of house wine on arrival, premium dinner buffet at Spice Island or Sails Restaurant plus special entry to the festive celebrations all evening being held at Tiki Bar, Harry’s Place and the Aquarium Lounge including a selection of premium beverages, including sparkling wine, from 8pm until 12.30am.  Costs Dhs 2500++ per room per night for double occupancy or Dhs 1750++ for single occupancy and is available for night of 31st December only.
Call 04 2625555 ext 8044/8910 or email: renrsvn@emirates.net.ae

JW Marriott, Dubai
Enjoy deluxe accomodation for two with breakfast daily, transport to your shopping mall of choice plus Dhs 100 shopping woucher for Harvey Nichols at Mall of the Emirates and finally, a personalised recovery reflexology massage.  Valid until 31st January 2007, from Dhs 1140 per room, per night.  Call 04 2624444 and quote ‘SHO’ promotional code.

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