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You might not know it but New Year’s Eve is party time in Marrakech! There are events, dinners and parties across the city and at all different price levels and experiences to be experienced. I’ve put together this list of events quickly in case you’re visiting Marrakech this time of year and looking for something fun to do.
One of my favorite restaurants in Marrakech. This year they are hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner and party with a live DJ. Price includes a 6 course dinner and welcome + midnight champagne.
1500dh per person
Reservations a must and service starts at 8pm- email to [email protected]
Bubbles & nibbles at sunset followed by dinner in the restaurant at 8:30 from Chef Aissam Farhani. (Full menu on their Facebook Event page)
Celebrate the New Year in a magical setting, Comptoir Darna!
A beautiful evening and a perfect fusion between East and West: Traditional musicians, oriental dancers, DJs and other artists will be on the program for an unforgettable celebration.
Service begins at 8:00 PM – 2400dh per person
Club doors open after midnight – entrance is 350dh at the door for club entrance.
[email protected] for reservations
This year’s party features an Arabian Nights theme and a party that goes until 3am.
For two people – 1500 MAD, including :
– Welcome cocktails
– 1 bottle of Champagne
– A degustation menu for 2
For 4 people – 3200 MAD, including :
– Welcome cocktails
– 1 bottle of Champagne
– 1 bottle of liquor
– A degustation menu for 4
The menu includes :
– Foie gras with fig and apricot chutney
– Salmon tartare with citrus fruits
– Blazed gambas with cèpes risotto
– Crusted Beef with grilled vegetables and feta cheese
– Flamiche quiche with leeks
All included for either the 2 or 4 person booking.
Visit their website and make reservations in advance.
Patron de la Mer
One of Marrakech’s top seafood restaurants will offer a New Year’s Eve meal. A welcome glass of champagne followed by multiple courses, live music and flamenco dancing. Reservations a must – more information and full menu available here. 1300 dirham per person.
For a lovely dinner in the medina, Le Jardin will have live music and a DJ throughout the evening. Their menu for the night features an all Moroccan mix of three courses and an amuse bouche for 1350dh per person. Reservations highly recommended.
A Spanish inspired New Year’s event with a few different options depending on how you’d like to spend your time. (There’s prizes too!)
- 650dh at the bar
- 750dh at the show
- 850 dh in the main room
For more information visit their event page.
One of Marrakech’s new spots will host a 1920’s themed party on New Year’s Eve. Starts at 7:30pm with a cocktail on arrival to set the mood and an open Asian buffet. A 5 course dinner begins at 8:30pm and live singer Jane Jaume. At 22:00 the Dj duo @Nomads will be play a Dj Set following by Sound of Mint (Live) to keep you dancing til 2am.
Reservations a must.
Menu 1920DH/Person (190€)
Including entrance + NYE Diner by Chef Luisma Naranjo & Chef Youssef
Dress : Glamour 20’S
Booking +212 0808 510 684
More info on their Facebook event page
La Villa des Orangers
Enjoy a fantastic menu from in-house chef Jean-Claude Orly. Dinner includes glass of champagne and five course menu. 2800dh per person. Reservations required.
A multi-course menu that features foie gras, langostine and roast beef as well as drinks. Reservations required – 1390dh per person. More information on their website.
The Sofitel typically hosts several parties. As of publication (December 23, 2019) there are no specifics that I have been able to find.
Reservations are required – for more information visit their Facebook page.
Ring in the New Year with a glittering evening in a festive setting and an exclusive dinner experience created by Executive Chef Thierry Papillier. Indulge in an exquisite buffet menu that will excite everyone’s tastebuds while our live band and DJ will make you dance the night away and create a magical and memorable welcome to the New Year.
NYE Experience including buffet dinner and live entertainment: 3800Mad per person (excl. beverages)
Dinner and live entertainment beyond just music. This year’s theme is Old but Gold. Admission includes dinner, a live concert, dancers, musicians and more. Reservations required.
No specific details but they will be hosting a party. To learn more or make reservations call +212 06 00 00 85 85
A spot to consider to dance with DJ Juanjo Muro handling music for the evening. 2019 price was 450dh.
Les Borjs de la Kasbah
New year’s eve party Moroccan style. Limited places, for booking please contact us at +212 5 24 38 11 01
Le Bistrot Marrakech
- 850DH per Adult
- 450DH per Child
prices excluding drinks DJ animation and surprise + party favors.
Reservation by deposit the week from December 24 to 30 at +0700090000
It’s lauded as one of Marrakech’s most historic and stylish addresses so it makes sense they’d have a great party to celebrate the New Year! Live music begins at 7pm and continues well into the night. Dinner options begin at 1800dh per person up to 4500dh per person excluding drinks. Dinner options are available in all of the restaurants and galleries. For more information visit their program for the winter season.
There are two different restaurants on the property serving New Year’s Eve dinner. Reservations required. Check their program of events for specific information and pricing.
Offering welcome drinks on the rooftop and starters followed by a complete Moroccan feast, live music, a gnawa band and belly dancers you can have a full evening here. For a full menu and to book visit their website.
This year Buddha Bar will present the theme of Diamonds and Bubbles for their New Year’s Eve celebrations. With multiple shows, live music, and a DJ the party will last all night. Cold and hot menu items will be served throughout the evening.
To make a reservation contact directly ([email protected])
Usually host a yearly party however details have not been released yet for this year.
Agafay Desert Parties
This is an all night party located in the Agafay Desert with options of tents to spend the night and a variety of musical acts.
RAK NYE 2020 Package (Accommodation + NYE Diner + Breakfast / Brunch + 18 HRS Non-Stop Party) Solo, couple and quad tickets available.
▶ NYE Buffet Dinner + Breakfast/Brunch in the morning
▶ Roundtrip shuttle from Marrakech available
* 50% DEPOSIT for pre-booking before 25/12
via Wafacash / Bank transfer
Booking / Resa +212 (0) 6 17 75 81 61
Budget Friendly Options
Most of the big parties also carry a heavy price tag. If you’re looking for a more affordable way to ring in the New Year here are a few suggestions.
This is one of the medina restaurants that we enjoy. They also do serve alcohol so if you’re looking to share a drink of bubbly they’ve got you covered.
A popular cafe on the square, grab a spot on the terrace early and enjoy either drinks or a full meal (they offer both). It’s also a great place to view the activity below.
A brand new restaurant with one of the most stunning views of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. Inventive plays on Moroccan cuisine and a lovely atmosphere. Pop in here for a special dinner.
New Year’s Day Brunch
Terre des Etoile
This desert camp in the Agafay is hosting a New Year’s Day brunch on January 1st from 11am -5pm. They will have an equestrian show as well as a fantasia performance at sunset.
Brunch for adults is 500 Dh / Children 12 and under 250 Dh
For Reservations call +0 212 (0) 524 447 375 or email: [email protected]
Enjoy an indulgent brunch on January 1st, at Azzera restaurant. Enticing specials and inventive, exquisitely executed international flavors with friends and family under the beautiful sun of Marrakech.
Gourmet Brunch Buffet – 820Mad per person (excl. beverages) – reservations suggested.