Here at Time Out Dubai we believe pretty much any time is a good time for a party, but this week we have a particularly good excuse: the magazine celebrates its 11th birthday on Monday October 1. That makes us older than The Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Jumeirah put together. Hopefully you’re also celebrating a special occasion soon – but before you book the standard brunch, take a look at our list of 55 new and unique ways to celebrate. We’ve made every effort to skirt the familiar, conventional party options, instead presenting a list of alternative venues, quirky ideas and unimagined suggestions. And if none of these take your fancy, we’ve also put together a guide detailing how to host your own party at home, covering every little detail from fancy dress to where to hire your cutlery. Party on!

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