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What To Do This New Year’s Eve

Say good riddance to 2020, and hello to a far more hopeful 2021 at 10 of the UAE’S hottest (socially-distanced) New Year’s Eve soirees

New Year’s Eve at DRIFT Beach Dubai

Where? DRIFT Beach Dubai at One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai 

Price: From AED 2,250 per person for a minimum of four people in one party.

VIP beachside cabanas can be booked for AED 3,000 for four people from 11pm – 3am with bottle service.

Time: 7.30 – late

The Lowdown: Kicking off with a four-course gala dinner including dishes like Foie Gras Ravioli, Australian Wagyu Beef Tenderloin and Praline and Chestnut Le Carré followed by a celebration on the beach ahead of midnight fireworks, singers, DJs, and saxophonists will join guests ringing in the New Year at the beautiful Drift Beach Dubai.

To book: call 04 315 2200 or email [email protected]

New Year’s Eve at Grove Road

Where? Grove Road, The Pointe West, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Price: 699 Dhs per person for indoor seating and 999 Dhs per person for the outdoor terrace.  

Time: 8pm-late

The Lowdown: Taking inspiration from the culinary capital of Melbourne, New Year’s Eve sees new Australian restaurant Grove Road offering a sharing menu of reimagined gastro classics and an all-inclusive drinks package with bubbles on arrival and when the clock strikes midnight. Along with delicious small plates of great Aussie food and good company, Grove Road’s second story terrace offers unparalleled views of The Palm Fountain’s NYE celebrations, as well the hotly-anticipated KISS concert taking place at Atlantis.  

To book: Call 00971 4 564 9874

Moulin Rouge New Year’s Eve Party at La Serre Bistro

Where? Vida Downtown, Dubai

Price: Silver package: AED 1,999 for four hours with free-flow house beverages and set menu. Gold package: AED 2,999 for four hours with free-flow premium beverages, set menu and oyster service. Premium bubbles & caviar package: AED 3,999 for four hours with free flow bubbles and premium beverages, set menu and oyster service. 

Time: 8pm-Midnight, with the after party till late

The Lowdown: Journey to Paris this New Year’s Eve at La Serre Bistro’s Moulin Rouge Dinner Party, where divine French fare will be paired with free-flowing beverages. Looking to the legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret for inspiration, guests will enjoy live performances by dancers, a violinist and a DJ to celebrate 2021’s arrival in a formidable French style

To book: Call 00971 4 528 3779 or email [email protected]  

New Year’s Eve at Level 43 Sky Lounge

Where? Four Points by Sheraton Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai

Price: AED800 per person 

Time: 8pm-2.30am

The Lowdown: Celebrate the New Year with some of the best views in the city and the perfect vantage point to catch the Burj Khalifa fireworks. With an exclusive 3-course set menu accompanied by free-flowing bubbly, enjoy live music from a DJ and saxophonist as well as knockout views when the clock strikes midnight.

To book: Call 00971 56 414 2213 or email [email protected]

Hedkandi Double New Year’s Eve Party

Where? Breeze Beach Grill, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Price: from AED 395 per person for the daytime session, and AED 895 per person for the evening ticket,

Time: 1pm-5pm/7pm-12am

The Lowdown: With two separate sittings, the glamorous club brand and global music movement will lead a daytime New Year’s Eve Beach House Brunch hosted from 1pm to 5pm followed by a New Year’s Eve After Dark Beach House Brunch from 7pm to 12am, with a party through till 2am. Both events will have an uplifting DJ set from Hedkandi founder and dance music legend Mark Doyle, as well as Dutch DJ Mike Van Loon, with a live performance from UK vocalist Soraya Vivian, and a stream of local DJs and artists to ensure the feel-good vibe doesn’t drop. Tickets include unlimited food from a specially-curated menu and house beverages.

To book: Call00971 4 568 3000 or visit Ticketmaster.ae

Secret Jungle Brunch at Mama Zonia

Where? Pier 7, Mama Zonia, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Price: AED499 soft drink package, AED699 house drink package, AED849 sparkling package. After-party packages are available starting at AED2000 per table inclusive of bottles of beverages.

Time: 8pm-12am After-party 12am-2am

The Lowdown: Party with gorillas in this jungle-themed venue as you enjoy gorgeous views of the marina and delicious food brought straight to the table, to a soundtrack of top tunes from the in-house DJ. 

To book: visit secret-parties.com 

Mexican fiesta at Tulum

Where? Tulum, Fashion Avenue, Dubai Mall, Dubai

Price: Silver package AED 680 (indoor) / AED110 outdoor 

Gold package AED780 indoor / AED1300 outdoor

Platinum AED880 indoor / AED1500

Time: 8pm-1am

The Lowdown Enjoy live entertainment and a Mexican fiesta at this stunning Mexican restaurant overlooking the fountains. Complete with dancers, mariachi band, live DJ and festive party food.

To book: Call 050 777 0018


Where? Marina Social by Jason Atherton, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Dubai

Price: AED795 per person including house beverages and Italian bubbles and AED895 per person with French bubbles

Time: 7pm onwards

The Lowdown: Enjoy a night of the finest British cuisine, festive music and panoramic views of Dubai Marina at Jason Atherton’s award-winning dining destination. As midnight nears, enjoy a live countdown and raise a glass as the clock strikes 12, then continue the party with your closest friends and family well into the early hours of 2021.

To book: Call 00971 4 446 6664, +971 55 483 5962, or email [email protected]

New Year’s Eve Brunch at The Meydan Hotel

Where? The Meydan Hotel, Dubai

Price: Silver Package – AED 550 per person inclusive of a welcome glass of bubbly & free-flowing soft beverages. Gold Package- AED 750 per person inclusive of a welcome glass of bubbly & free-flowing soft beverages.

Sparkling Package- AED 875 inclusive of a welcome glass of bubbly, free-flowing house beverages and sparkling grape. French Fizz Package- AED 950 inclusive of a welcome glass of bubbly, free-flowing house beverages and bubbles

Time: 7pm-1am

The Lowdown: Experience a lounge-style gala dinner at The Meydan Hotel on December 31. Guests will be treated to a decadent menu selection created at live cooking stations, topped off with beautiful views of the Burj Khalifa’s fireworks when the clock strikes midnight and 2021 arrives.

To book: Call 00971 4 381 3111 or email [email protected] 

The Big Sing NYE edition at Lucky Voice 

Where? Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights, Dubai 

Price: Brunch: AED300 (soft) AED350 (house) AED450 (sparkling) After Brunch: AED200 unlimited drinks 2 hours 

Time: Brunch 8pm -11pm / after brunch 11pm – 1am 

The Lowdown: Enjoy a night singing your heart out at Dubai’s karaoke hotspot Lucky Voice. With crowd karaoke and a great party atmosphere, this is one for those who want to show off their vocal skills as 2021 arrives.

To book: Call 800 58259 


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Where Can I Find Serenity In Dubai?

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Dubai, globally renowned for its tourism appeal, presents a surprising array of hidden picnic spots that seamlessly merge nature’s tranquillity with the city’s vibrant allure. Beyond the iconic skyline and luxurious attractions, Dubai showcases a commitment to preserving culture and heritage. Diverse outdoor spaces have been created to offer a refreshing respite amidst the city’s hustle. There are plenty of places to enjoy a day with friends and family. Let’s explore the best outdoor spots in Dubai, where you can relax, unwind, and create fantastic memories.

Dubai Creek Park

Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai. Spread across vast green lawns, the park offers stunning views of Dubai Creek, botanical gardens and an amphitheatre. Dubai Creek Park has many amenities like mini golf, go-karting and a vast playground for kids. It is the very first theme park for children. Children City and Dubai Dolphinarium are the major attractions of this park. You will witness traditional dhow boats gliding through the water. With children’s play areas and a cable car ride, Dubai Creek Park promises an enjoyable time for the entire family.

Jumeirah Beach Park

Jumeirah Beach Park offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a barbecue area, and a water park, it offers plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic. Offering some beach sports for both children and adults, you come across beautiful tranquil spots as well.

Mushrif Park

A sprawling oasis spanning over 1,300 acres, this is located in the eastern part of the city, near the suburb of Al Khawaneej, about 16 km from the traditional centre of Dubai. This park boasts of lush gardens, vast open spaces, and tranquil lakes. It also has a train ride facility that tours the beauty of the park. Here, you can find designated picnic areas equipped with barbecue facilities, providing the perfect setting for an alfresco feast. For added adventure, you can explore the park’s cycling tracks, and horseback riding trails, and even take a stroll through the botanical gardens in the evenings.

Al Qudra Lake

An expansive Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve built to promote eco-tourism in Dubai, it features multiple artificial lakes, surrounded by dunes and fauna. The attraction gained popularity in 2015 for its authentic desert vibe and seclusion. It is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. The lake is surrounded by desert dunes, which provide a stunning backdrop for a break from the grind.

Zabeel Park

Spreading across an area of 45 football fields, it has three zones, namely, Techno Zone, Communications Zone, and Alternative Energy Zone. Situated in the shadow of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, across 47.5 hectares, the park offers lush greenery, lakes, and picturesque gardens. With designated barbecue areas, ample seating spaces, and well-maintained lawns, Zabeel Park’s unique features, such as the Dubai Frame and the Dubai Garden Glow, add an extra touch of magic for residents and tourists.

Safa Park

Expanded to around 64 hectares of land, it is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a zoo, and a lake. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.

Al Barsha Pond Park

If you are planning to escape from the city and spend some time in a peaceful residential area then this would be the right place for you. Al Barsha Pond Park is a small park located in the Al Barsha area of Dubai. It is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a pond, and a walking track. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Nestled along Dubai’s coastline, this pristine park features five beautiful beaches, extensive green lawns, and palm-fringed pathways. Picnic shelters, barbecue sites, and playgrounds are scattered throughout the park. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, play some beach volleyball, or simply relax on the sandy shores. Al Mamzar Beach Park offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, and picnic bliss.

These are just a few of the many great recreational spots in Dubai. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a day out with friends and family.

When deciding on a spot, consider the weather conditions for the day. If it’s scorching hot outside, opt for a location with ample shade to provide relief from the sun’s intense rays. Pack plenty of food and drinks, ensuring that you include items that will help you stay hydrated and energised in the heat. Bring a first-aid kit just in case. Lastly, remember to be responsible and respectful by cleaning up and leaving the park in the same pristine condition as when you arrived.

Going on a picnic is fun. Our team at Gaggler has some recommendations to make your family time enjoyable and to collect some of the precious moments.

Take a break from your bustling life with an Intention Setting Kit to enhance your productivity. Wear a Labradorite Bracelet to welcome your mind and heart for new ideas and thoughts. Going outdoors in Dubai may cause sweating so use UnderArm Sweat Pads to feel fresh and relaxed. Treat yourself to some Brownie Bossbabe Cookies for a healthy boost of energy. Staying hydrated is essential outdoors so don’t forget to carry a Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle for your 2 Litres of daily water intake.

Intention Setting Kit

As you embark on your picnic adventure in Dubai Creek Park, set your intentions for the day with an Intention Setting Kit. This kit includes items like a Patchouli Tealight, a Palo Santo Wood Stick, Frankincense Incense, a White Sage Stick, and a Clear Quartz Crystal. Use the guide provided to perform a DIY ritual and set your intentions for fresh starts and positive energy.


Intention Setting Kit

AED 175.00

Labradorite Bracelet

Incorporate crystals by wearing a Labradorite Bracelet when you decide to connect with nature. It is known for its purifying and enlightening properties. It helps to calm an overactive mind, open up new ideas, strengthen your aura, and rejuvenate your mind. A perfect accessory while taking a stroll in the Jumeirah Beach Park!


Labradorite Bracelet

AED 66.00

No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads

Stay fresh and confident throughout your day out with No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads. These disposable pads are easy to use and prevent sweat stains on your clothing. Simply place them on the inside of your garment to absorb sweat and avoid any embarrassing stains. Enjoy your time at the Mushrif Park without the fear of visible sweat marks.


No Stain Under Arm Sweat Pads

AED 40.00

Brownie Bossbabe

Treat yourself to a delicious and nutritious snack with the Brownie Bossbabe Cookie. This soft-textured cookie is packed with cacao and dark chocolate, providing antioxidants and immune support. Indulge in the rich and powerful flavours perfect for your outdoor adventure at the Al Mamzar Beach Park.


The Brownie Bossbabe

AED 90.00

Crystal-Infused Water Bottle

Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle, known for its love, empathy, and healing properties can help nourish your heart, promote self-love and self-awareness, and attract love from others. Sip on crystal-infused water as you relax and enjoy your picnic in Safa Park Dubai.


Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle

AED 280.00

Beyond the glitz and glamour, Dubai surprises visitors with spaces that create a harmony and a connect between nature, relaxation, and personal well-being. The positive energy in these parks along with intention-setting recommended products from The Gaggler is a great way to switch up your wellness routine.


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