Prepare to start 2010 as you mean to go on with one of Dubai's hottest 40 NYE parties
360° NYE feat. Peaches Geldof, Fifi Brown and Sean Brosnan 360° (04 406 8769) and The Marina, 8pm-3am, Dhs850 Up at 360°, Peaches and Fifi – aka Trash Pussies – play indie, post-punk, pop, disco and a bit of cheese. Downstairs in The Marina restaurant, Futuredisco’s Sean Brosnan plays disco with a modern influence. Plus Tristan Bain playing soulful and funky house.
The 400 Club feat. Fat Joe The 400 Club (04 332 4900), 10pm-3am, Dhs1,050 for gents, Dhs950 for women, both tickets include free bar except champagne. Reservations required – call 04 332 4900 or 050 995 5400. Door policy: couples only Hip-hop musician Fat Joe sings singles ‘Lean Back’ and ‘Make It Rain’ along with his other tracks. With Arabic-influenced house and R&B DJ set.
Alpha New Year’s Eve Party Alpha (04 217 000), 10pm-3am, Dhs149 inc glass of bubbly and canapés Zahra, Mike Ross and Matt Greaves play mashup indie house party tunes.
The Apartment presents Sheshai The Apartment (04 406 8000), 9pm-4am, Dhs750 inc half-bottle of champagne Described as ‘the Arab Pussycat Dolls’, this new UK-based, Arabic-influenced urban group put on their first-ever live performance with R&B and hip hop sounds.
Atelier NYE feat. Majestic Madinat Arena, 9pm-3am, Dhs250 regular inc gift from Atelier and Armani Exchange, Dhs400 VIP inc gifts plus gifts from Moet et Chandon plus access to VIP catwalk and Madinat Jumeirah island to watch fireworks Enjoy house and R&B music from Majestic, with dancers on catwalks. Armani Exchange will be doing watch raffle giveaways in the buildup to the New Year.
Blackout feat. Armin van Buuren Dubai World Trade Centre, 8pm-3am, Dhs250 regular, Dhs180 Face card and students, Dhs350 VIP,
www.timeouttickets.com The world’s number one DJ plays trance tunes. See our NYE supplement for interview and competition.
Buddha Bar feat. Nicholas Sechaud Buddha Bar (04 399 8888), 10pm-3am, Dhs1,400 inc unlimited beverages and hot and cold canapés Buddha Bar’s resident DJ plays the house tunes that have made the brand famous across the world.
Café del Mar feat Valentin Huedo iKandy, Shangri-La Hotel (04 343 8888), Sheikh Zayed Road, 6pm-3am, Dhs388 unlimited house beverages plus one glass of champagne (regular tickets only allow access after 10.30pm), Dhs998 inc finger food and unlimited house beverages and one bottle of champagne Valentin Huedo represents the famous Ibizan chill-out lounge for NYE with house tunes.
Carter’s New Year’s Eve feat. Frankie and The Boys Carter’s (04 324 0000), 9pm-3am, Dhs450 inc glass of champagne Frankie and The Boys – one of the best house bands in the city – perform a Grease medley to welcome in the next decade, plus jazz and contemporary party tunes.
Club 9122 Warehouse (04 217 0000) 9pm-3am, Dhs450 inc glass of champagne Frankie and The Boys – one of the best house bands in the city – perform a Grease medley to welcome in the next decade, plus jazz and contemporary party tunes.), 9pm-3am, Dhs700 inc free unlimited drinks, sushi and kebabs all night; safe drivers available Bollywood and house tunes at this swish venue: Radio 1’s Abhijeet, DJ Benson, DJ Mehirr and DJ Tushar provide the music, with VJ RVN and live percussion.
Dazzle Dubai feat. Atif Aslam, Shaan and Vasundhara Das World Trace Centre, 7pm-3am, show starts 9pm, Dhs350 regular, Dhs980 inc round table seating and buffet, Dhs1,500 inc front-of-stage seating and banquet, www.timeouttickets.com Playback singers Atif, Shaan and Vasundhara perform classics and modern Bollywood tunes while comedian Suresh Menon comperes.
Dusk Terrace New Year’s Eve Dusk Terrace (04 366 9111) Radisson Blu Hotel (Dubai Media City), 9pm-late, Dhs250 inc baby bottle of champagne, table of six Dhs1,500 inc one bottle of spirits, Dhs2,000 inc one bottle of spirits and one bottle of champagne DJ Kennedy and DJ Tebo spin R&B, house and broken beats.
Double Decker New Year’s Eve Double Decker (04 321 1111), 5pm-2am, free DJ Neil plays contemporary classics, with a prize draw raffle and, apparently, a surprise live guest. We can’t wait!
The ‘End of a Decade’ Party Boudoir (04 345 5995), 9pm-3am, Dhs895 regular inc unlimited canapés and drinks, Dhs995 for table with unlimited canapés and drinks Hip-hop and R&B tunes from DJ M Ice.
Irish Village New Year’s Eve feat. The Maplejacks The Irish Village (04 282 4750), 7pm-3am, Dhs250 if bought from The IV before Dec 25, Dhs300 after The Maplejacks belt out a selection of the best indie, rock and pop tunes, while DJ Marky Mark does the honours on the turntables. Plus a New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
KaRavan feat. Pierre Ravan Madinat Rooftop (04 366 8888), 10pm-3am, Dhs750 inc unlimited drinks, www.timeouttickets.com Pierre Ravan does another marathon DJ set of tribal, deep and progressive house.
FREE Lisa Shaw live Lobby in Shangri-La Hotel (04 343 8888), Sheikh Zayed Road, 11pm-midnight, free Lisa Shaw, soul and house singer, performs in the Shangri-La’s lobby for NYE, performing songs from her new album as well as singles like ‘Let it Ride’, ‘Born to Fly’ and ‘Making Love Making Music’.
FREE Loca’s No-Fuss NYE Loca (04 346 1111) Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, noon-2am, free No DJ, no cover charge, no fuss. Simple.
Moksh Extreme 2010 feat. RDB and NYK Dubai Tennis Stadium (04 282 4122), next to Irish Village, 9pm-3am, Dhs185 regular, Dhs2,100 VIP table of six, Dhs2,800 VIP table of eight, www.timeouttickets.com This Asian NYE party features dhol band RDB and desi DJ work from NYK, DJ Cowboy, DJ Jeff and DJ Sukhi. With fireworks as the new year dawns.
Neo Meets Massive feat. Thomas Gold Quantum (04 331 1111), 8pm-4am, Dhs295 A mix of underground, deep and tech house tunes with Nick Tohme, Sebastien Ray and Marya Thrust.
U21 New Year’s Eve Cruise Party Rikks Floating Restaurant Dubai (04 357 2200), collection from home, Dhs299, 10pm-3am, www.timeouttickets.com Food and tunes, with a live vocalist, henna painting, fireworks, shisha and an international buffet with drinks.
Sanctuary NYE10 feat. Armand van Helden Sanctuary (04 426 0000), 8pm-3am, Dhs500 if bought before December 31, Dhs700 on door House and electro music from the co-creator of Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Bonkers’ and the acclaimed remixer of Tori Amos’s ‘Professional Widow’. Expect tunes from his new album, too.
U21 New Year’s Eve Desert Camp Party Al-Awir Complex (04 357 2200), collection from home, Dhs 399, 10pm-3am, www.timeouttickets.com Fusion DJs, belly-dancers, fireworks, kids’ entertainment and more out in the desert.
No.1 Desi Flavour feat. Imran Khan Elegante (04 352 0900), 10pm-3am, Dhs200 regular, Dhs300 meet and greet Bhangra singer Imran Khan – yeah, for a second we thought they meant the cricketer too – sings hits ‘Ni Nachleh’, ‘Bewafa’ and ‘Amplifier’ along with other tunes; DJs Hani, Shadow Dubai and Josh support on the decks.
Pacha Flower Power feat. Victor Nebot Cavalli Club (04 332 9260), 7.30pm-3qm, Dhs950 inc open bar, Dhs850 for ladies inc open bar, Dhs1,800 inc seven courses and open bar. Dress code: hippy clothing Dress up hippy style and enjoy singalong classics from the ’60s and ’70s.
Rain New Year’s Eve feat. Fantasy Rain (04 334 4088), 7pm-3am, Dhs100 Russian tunes and belly-dancing with DJ Spider in support.
U21 New Year Full Moon Desert Drumming Gulf Ventures Desert Camp, 9.30pm-late, Dhs425 adults, Dhs185 kids seven-14, free kids under six, www.timeouttickets.com Enjoy a night full of drumming, singing, belly-dancing and general merriment. Ticket price includes food. There will be a bonfire but bring warm clothes as well (it’ll get cold!). With additional music from DJ Hany.
Rihanna live Emirates Palace Hotel (04 346 1111) Abu Dhabi, doors open 8pm, Dhs395-Dhs1,695, www.timeouttickets.com Umbrella-waving pop goddess Rihanna does her thing in Abu Dhabi, with support from excellent hip-hop DJ Green Lantern.
Rock Bottom Café New Year’s Eve feat. Kaha Rock Bottom Café (04 396 3888), 9pm-3am, Dhs100, free for Face card holders and members Enjoy a selection of pop and rock tunes from the resident band, with DJ Danny in support. Plus 20 per cent off drinks for Face card holders.
Tamanya Terrace New Year’s Eve Dusk Terrace (04 366 9111) Radisson Blu Hotel (Dubai Media City), 9pm-late, Dhs250 inc baby bottle of champagne, table of six Dhs1,500 inc one bottle of spirits, Dhs2,000 inc one bottle of spirits and one bottle of champagne DJ Anon plays prog house at this Media City venue.
Time Café New Year’s Eve feat. Triple X Time Café (04 334 4088), 7pm-3am, entry price TBC A mix of pop and rock tunes from the resident band, with DJ Matthew Charles playing all kinds of genres.
Relief NYE10 Party Plan B (04 324 4777), 9pm-4am, Dhs150, www.timeouttickets.com R&B, hip-hop and mashups from DJ Adam J. This also marks the end of an era as Plan B closes down for good.
Tina Turner Tribute Nelson’s (04 435 0000), 9pm-3am, price TBC A Tina Turner tribute act takes this New Year’s Eve, with DJ support.
Trader Vic’s New Year’s Eve Trader Vic’s (04 331 1111, Crowne Plaza), 10pm-3am, Dhs988 inc unlimited house beverages, Trader Vic’s Cocktails and a glass of French bubbly at midnight Cuban band Los Hidalgos play in the new year.
We Are Chi NYE Chi (04 337 9470), 9pm-4am, Dhs200 regular before Dec 25, Dhs250 regular after Dec 25, Dhs750 VIP inc drinks, www.timeouttickets.com Chi’s DJs play old and new house, indie, pop and R&B tunes in the various rooms, plus a chance to win Dhs15,000. The prize giveaway includes a Dhs5,000 ‘Cube Of Cash’ and hundreds of cashback and drinks vouchers.
White Desert Party feat. The Stompers and Emanuelle Barasti (04 399 3333), 8pm-3am. Dhs150 per person regular inc one food coupon, Dhs1,500 VIP per person access to upper-deck buffet and champagne, Dhs3,000 per couple VIP middle deck area with bottle of champagne, Dhs3,000 per table of eight-12 people for VIP table on lower deck with beverage package Live cover music on the VIP top deck with The Stompers and Emanuelle. On the beach DJs Martin Metcalf, Charl Chaka, Jon Besant and Richie Kidd play the year’s anthemic house tunes and in the club DJ Venus DJ Lady Red Label play retro funk, soul, disco and hip hop.
FREE Waxy’s New Year’s Eve Waxy’s (04 352 0900), 10am-3am, free Resident Andi M plays party tunes to bring in the New Year. All operations continue as normal – no overpriced drinks, for a start.
Zinc New Year’s Eve Party feat. Emtee Creepers Zinc (04 331 1111), 9pm-3am, Dhs299, ladies free before 11pm and Face card holders free all night R&B and hip hop from Greg Stainer, David Newsum, Flash B and Rohann Nunez. Broadcast live on Radio 1.
Yia Yia Mia Night Yia Yia (04 346 1111), Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, 10pm-3am, Dhs660 inc unlimited house drinks, snacks and one signature cocktail An evening with the house band featuring Irene Polyviou on vocals and Andreas Kasios on bouzouki. With DJ Thanos from Greece.
FREE Soiree Blanche (The White Party) feat. Nick Waters and Stephane Karl MDek, eighth floor terrace, Media One hotel (04 427 1000), 11pm-3am, free, but tables Dhs1,000-5,000; buffet 7pm-10pm, Dhs300. Call 04 427 1000. Dress code: dress in white to access pool deck; no shorts or flip flops. Door policy: mixed groups and couples encouraged Chilled tunes from Stephane and Nick of St Tropez’s Tobi Voli club.