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Top New Year’s Eve parties in Dubai

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai? Here's how to find the party for you
Whether it’s world-famous fireworks, exciting celebrity appearances or glamorous beachside parties, Dubai knows how to amp up crowds for the New Year. Attend one of the many festivities hosted at the city’s iconic venues or celebrate 2019 under the stars. Whatever you do, make sure midnight finds you in the midst of the most memorable celebrations Dubai has to offer. Here are the best ways to usher in 2019.
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Glamorous gala

Atlantis, The Palm

Glamorous gala

Atlantis, The Palm

DRESS TO IMPRESS AT THIS CHIC EVENT

Grandiose, elegant and enchanting: if that’s the kind of NYE celebration you’re looking for then Atlantis, The Palm has just the ticket. The iconic hotel’s Royal Gala is one of the city’s most sought-after New Year’s Eve parties – guests can dress up in their finest, enjoy a decadent feast of lobster and caviar, and dance to a live 30-piece band until the clock strikes 12. Expect DJs to carry on the party and a front-row view of the spectacular fireworks display. And for families with kids, there’s a dedicated Under the Sea-themed party especially for the little ones, so everyone is in for a treat.

Tickets: AED3,200 for adults; AED2,240 for children between the ages of 12 and 20. For each adult, one child under 12 is admitted free.
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Beachside celebrations

Barasti Beach

Beachside celebrations

Barasti Beach

START THE YEAR LIKE A VIP

Dubai’s globally acclaimed beachside venue Barasti Beach is ringing in the New Year with not just one, but two celebrity performances. Fatman Scoop, the ultimate American hype man and radio personality, will kick off celebrations at Barasti’s stage. He will then be followed by Bassjackers, the Dutch electro-dance duo behind the breakthrough hits ‘Savior’ and ‘Crackin’. If you can’t wait to party, the music venue is also hosting One Last Barasti Pool Splash of 2018 – a lively pool party that starts at 10am. Celebrate 2019 like a star with great views of the fireworks, the sea and Dubai Marina’s impressive skyline.

Tickets:
One Last Barasti Pool Splash of 2018 – Free entry
NYE Party: AED180 (Early Bird); AED210 (Standard Advance); AED249 (Standard Door).
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It’s showtime

Dubai Opera

It’s showtime

Dubai Opera

ENDLESS MUSIC AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES

The stage is set for an unforgettable night of entertainment at Dubai Opera. The prestigious venue in Downtown Dubai is inviting guests to ring in the New Year with music and dancing, and ringside views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Kicking off at 7pm will be a concert by the Chinua Hawk Band, playing a repertoire of hits from Michael Jackson to Ed Sheeran. Dynamic live sets by veteran DJ Said Mrad and DJ C then follow, keeping the party going until the early hours of 2019. Get your tickets now because it’s sure to be a sell-out celebration.

Tickets: AED700 per person (Silver package); AED1,000 per person (Gold package, table of 12)
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Dance party

Zero Gravity

Dance party

Zero Gravity

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH MUSICAL GREATS

Usher in 2019 at Zero Gravity amidst fireworks and chart-topping music. The award-winning beachside venue is hosting its annual New Year’s Eve party with a star-studded list of performers. Kick off the New Year with world-famous drum and bass band Rudimental performing top hits like ‘These Days’ alongside English DJ and record producer Sigala, who will play tunes from his breakthrough debut album ‘Brighter Days’.

Tickets: Zero Gravity tickets per person – AED200 (Early Bird); AED300 (Regular Advance); AED400 (Regular Door); AED1,000 (Unlimited VIP)
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Gourmet soiree

Flair No.5

Gourmet soiree

Flair No.5

START 2019 IN A WONDERLAND

Urban jungle Flair No.5 at The Ritz-Carlton in Dubai International Financial Centre is gearing up for an epic night to celebrate the end of the year. Great food, music and ambience await at the upscale botanical garden-inspired venue’s Wonderland party. With bite-sized delights like prawn croquettes and duck gyozas, sleek open-air lounging cabanas, and live DJs and mixes, Flair No.5’s celebrations will make the transition from 2018 to 2019 one to remember.

Cost: AED300 per person, VIP tables from AED800 per person
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Midnight gala

Madinat Jumeirah

Midnight gala

Madinat Jumeirah

CELEBRATE AT THIS LUXURY SEASIDE RESORT

In Dubai, there’s no shortage of galas with astounding views. Set against the backdrop of the Burj Al Arab and the glittering Arabian Sea, the Madinat Jumeirah Resort is hosting The Midnight Gala for an evening that will leave you breathless. The whole family can dine on a delicious feast with special discounts for children, before enjoying unobstructed views of fireworks when the clock strikes midnight. Taste the height of luxury, from fare to atmosphere, with what Madinat Jumeirah describes as the best New Year’s Eve ever.

Cost: From AED3,710 per adult and AED1,170 for children
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The golden ticket

Soho Garden

The golden ticket

Soho Garden

FOUR UNIQUE PARTIES IN ONE OPEN-AIR VENUE

Part chill, part thrill and all fun – Soho Garden’s Golden Garden Party is the bright way to kick off 2019. The urban playground, made of four distinct zones with curated offerings, is returning with its second New Year’s Eve bash since it opened last year. Select your ideal celebrations from three packages – including and excluding dinner – and prepare for an explosive night featuring live mixes by incredible DJs and unobstructed views of Burj Khalifa’s fireworks show.

Another Meydan resident is also throwing a massive party to ring in 2019. Elrow New Year’s Eve at Soho Beach promises bright lights and vibrant beats, with select early bird tickets from AED500.

Tickets: From AED799 per person