Top 10 New Year’s Eve Hotspots in Marrakech (+1 special!)

It’s almost New Year’s Eve! What place better to celebrate than in Marrakech? I’ve selected a few of my favorite hotspots in Marrakech for you.

1. Oriental New Year’s Eve at Comptoir Darna

I’ve been here so many times (basically everytime I’m in Marrakech) and I just love the great vibes! If you love to party, dance, have fun and also enjoy a great dinner & drinks before – this is definitely the place to be to celebrate the New Year in Marrakech! What makes Comptoir Darna extra cool, is that they have live entertainment and musical dance performances EVERY night. The New Year’s Eve program includes : Traditional musicians, oriental dancers, music by DJ K’Lid and other performers. Also, as a restaurant guest you’ll have free access to the club. Comptoir Darna gives you a night to remember! Extra information: Doors opens at 08:30 pm. Click here for more information and to book yourself a table!

2. Live music & countdown at Azar

Restaurant Azar is basically Comptoir Darna’s little sister. If you’re looking for a fancy spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family, then I really recommend you Azar Marrakech. There will be oriental live music, a belly dancers show, DJ-Gnawa and a DJ-countdown with confettis! The perfect spot for a beautiful closure of 2017. Extra information: Click here for more information and to book yourself a table!


3. NYE Rooftop at café Nomad

One of my favorite places to have lunch, dinner or just drinks in the middle of the hectic m’dina. Café Nomad is such a cozy place to celebrate your New Year’s Eve when in Marrakech. Cool thing is that Nomad has a rooftop, so you can celebrate it in open air. There will even be a little firework to get the real New Year’s Eve feeling! Extra information: Click here for more information.

4. Venetian Masquerade Dinner

Ring in the New Year at a Venetian Masquerade with a luxurious antipasti buffet, gondola characters from the Commedia dell’arte and serenading musicians leading up to the countdown at midnight! Location: Bar Egyptian (Es Saadi Palace) | From 08:30 pm

5. A Moroccan Holiday Feast

But you can also enjoy a gourmet holiday feast prepared by chef Fatéma Hal. A flavourful journey to the heart of Moroccan culinary tradition with a musical surprise at the stroke of midnight. Location: La Cour des Lions (Es Saadi Palace) | From 08:30 pm

6. Elegant & Jazzy night

…And to suit everyone’s desire, you could also celebrate NYE at Es Saadi’s gourmet restaurant for an elegant, jazzy night of live music to ring in the New Year with the band and its lead singer. Location: Cotton Club (Es Saadi Hotel) | From 08:30 pm

7. Crazy Bow Ties

End 2017 on a high note with a chic and elegant bow tie theme. Your evening begins with a delicious tasting of creative recipes providing you with all the energy you need to dance to the live music of The Kech Experience! Be prepared with a fun-filled night of surprises! Location: L’Epicurien | From: 08:00 pm

8. A cozy family NYE celebration at Royal Palm

On New Year’s Eve, Royal Palm Marrakech has planned a unique evening combining music and fine dining. The atmosphere promises to be special with a variety of gourmet delights and a cabaret-style tribute to the voices that have marked the history of music. At Al Ain, guests will be treated to the flavours of Moroccan cuisine accompanied by the sound of Andalusian music. The traditional fireworks display will be launched at the stroke of midnight before moving over to the bar, where entertainment will be provided by a jazz trio.

9. Celebrations at Selman Marrakech

Selman Marrakech invites the world by taking you in a universe mixing poetry, culinary discovery and funky contemporary music with, in surprise, a very emotional equestrian moment. For the festive season, Selman Marrakech celebrates music by hosting ambiance specialists, Kamarstudios, creators of sound design from contemporary music. Selman Marrakech will stage the best of Moroccan and modern music in fusion with electric vibes to add more magic to your NYE! To welcome the New Year in style, on the 1st of January you can enjoy a sumptuous brunch over the spring garden. The masterpiece will be the unique equestrian show “Dance with Horses” created and performed by international equestrian artist, Sadek El Bahjaoui. Extra information: Click here.

10. Live piano at La Trattoria

The perfect place for a romantic celebration of the New Year. I really recommend this place to couples, newly weds etc. to celebrate. First have some drinks at La Trattoria’s Art Deco Bar with live piano music, and after you can enjoy a dinner by the beautiful pool and listen to live Jazz and contemporary music. After midnight you can enter 2018 dancing on the DJ’s music.

La Trattoria Marrakech

SPECIAL: Magical NYE at Palais Namaskar

Celebrate the magic of the End of the Year at Palais Namaskar: the oasis of wellbeing in the Palmeraie area, a place of perfect tranquillity between desert and majestic mountains! On the night of the 31st of December, Palais Namaskar opens for those who want to celebrate their New Year’s Eve in a unique and festive way. While enjoying a special dinner menu, a perfomance of the group ”Inspiration Live Music Concept”, Yule, Rico, Liza and the Djette Twiggy Olga will play in the background. Extra information & bookings: click here.

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