#DXBNYE The #DXBNYE concert is one New Year’s Eve party you won’t forget for a while, featuring a superstar line-up including Pharrell Williams, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Busta Rhymes, Paul Oakenfold, Charli XCX, Sky Blu and Seb Fontaine. Add to this picture-perfect views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks and you’ve the recipe for a great night out. The mega multi-artist show will be broadcast to over 130 countries globally – a new first for Dubai. People by Crystal at Raffles Dubai and 40Kong atop The H Hotel will be offering VIP experiences. Read Time Out’s exclusive interview with Pharrell Williams here. Dhs395 (advance), Dhs495 (on the door), Dhs1,495 (party pit, advance), Dhs1,695 (party pit, on the door). 7pm-3am. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba.
New Year’s Eve Masterjam Fans of the disco era will love this ’70s and ’80s legends’ concert at Dubai Media City’s New Year’s Eve Masterjam. Musical icons The Jacksons, Chaka Khan, R&B diva Gloria Gaynor, Grammy award-winning artist/producer Nile Rodgers and Chic, Jocelyn Brown, Incognito and disco queen Kathy Sledge will all grace the stage in Dubai. Disco divas looking to get up-close to the action can secure themselves a place in the front-of-stage Golden Circle, while private Platinum Pods for up to 30 guests are complete with their own team of staff, boasting waiters, security personnel and bartenders. Read Time Out’s exclusive interview with The Jacksons here. From Dhs295-Dhs13,500. Doors open 6pm, starting at 7pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City.
Cavalli Club Dubai The night will be themed ‘Imagine’, and feature live performances from Nick Tohme and a warm-up by Soheil Ray. As expected from a venue of Cavalli’s lavish reputation the venue will be transformed to a place of fantasy, wonder and magic with organisers promising a world of surprises. Bar packages: Dhs750 (for women before 11pm, with selected beverages), Dhs1,000 (for men before 11pm, with selected beverages), Dhs950 (for women after 11pm, with selected beverages), Dhs1,250 (for men after 11pm, with selected beverages). Dinner packages: Dhs1,450 (three-course set menu with selected beverages), Dhs1,650 (three-course set menu with oysters, selected beverages). Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, email@example.com (050 991 0400).
New Year’s Eve at Zero Gravity International electro giants Groove Armada and house DJ Hot Since 82 will rock Zero Gravity’s outdoor stage alongside dancers and supporting acts. VIP ticket holders will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight. Read Time Out’s exclusive interview with Groove Armada here. From Dhs350 (advance tickets), Dhs400 (at the door), VIP Dhs1,499 (includes exclusive use of the Zero Gravity upper deck, plus unlimited fine dining options and premium beverages). 8pm-3am. Zero Gravity, SkyDive Dubai Dropzone, Dubai Marina, www.timeoutickets.com.
Barasti New Year’s Eve Killer Queen, the world’s number one Queen Tribute band, will take to the stage alongside Dubai’s favourite Irishman, Paddyman and Emanuel on Barasti Beach. Up on the middle deck, ATB, the German techno and trance DJ will hit the beat with house DJs Marty Metcalf and Tom Ferguson. From Dhs250 (advance tickets), Dhs300 (at the door) VIP packages available. 7pm-3am. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, Dubai Marina (04 318 1313).
Cirque le Soir Dubai A Clockwork Orange-themed UV paint party for a special edition of the Vandalism night. Live performance by Chris Willis and Lest Twins as well as a promise to Dhs200 (two free drinks for women), Dhs300 (two free drinks for men). Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cirquelesoir.com (050 995 5400).
New Year’s Eve at The Irish Village Party into 2015 Irish-style with live music from the Maplejacks and count down to the New Year with DJ Marky Mark. A healthy offering of food stations laden with festive specialities are included in the ticket price. From Dhs150 including buffet until December 25, Dhs200 onwards. The Irish Village, Garhoud.
New Year at Societe Dubai This year NYE Societe Dubai is going back in the day with its Y2K15 theme, so guests can party like it’s 1999. Expect classic and cheesy pop hits and a crammed dance floor at the popular expat venue. Dhs100 (advance), Dhs200 (at the door), table bookings from Dhs1,800 for four people. 10pm-3am. Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina (050 357 1126).
Asia Asia New Year’s Carnival Take a journey down the ancient Spice Route with carnival performers, dancers, Chinese dragons and a live DJ at Asia Asia. Tuck into a special five-course menu paired with a premium open bar package to welcome the New Year. From Dhs1,495 for terrace seating, Dhs1,395 for indoor seating. Bar packages Dhs800 for ladies and Dhs1,000 for gents. Package runs from 9pm-2am, open until 3am. Asia Asia, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900)
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE The Year of Light features international DJs Jamie Jones, Richy Ahmed and Ibellini. Early-bird tickets include unlimited house beverages. Dhs450 for ladies, Dhs600 for gents, dinner from Dhs1,200. VIP terrace table packages available. 8pm-3am. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Havana Nights Step back in time to old town Havana with the ultimate Cuban-themed celebration. Get ready to salsa the night away with a Cuban band and live DJ. Packages include a four-course Latin menu, unlimited house beverages and mixed drinks. Dhs895 per person. 8pm-2am. Café Habana, Souk Al Bahar (04 422 2620).
Le Club at Iris Dubai Treat yourself to signature cocktails and bites while being entertained by a live saxophonist and a special appearance by DJ MadJam on the rooftop. Table bookings: Dhs1,000 per person (including a wide selection of signature Iris dishes and open bar service offering premium drinks), bar (seated): Dhs750 per person (including open bar and food), walk-in guests: Dhs500 (including open bar). 7pm-3am. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (056 951 1442).
New Year’s Eve at Cargo For those looking for a no-frills but fun way to welcome the New Year, Cargo Dubai is the place for you. Dance all night long on the vibrant terrace, with views of the Dubai Marina fireworks when the clock strikes 12, with music by the resident DJ. Choose from a set New Year’s menu for Dhs149 (including two hops) or the regular à la carte menu. 9pm-3am. Cargo Dubai, Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129).
Blackout New Year’s Eve White Dubai will glow for one night only where partygoers will end the year on a luminous note with highlighter hues and sleek neon colours. Single entries at the bar are priced at Dhs700 per person (including open sushi and open regular bar), Dhs1,200 per person for high tables (including open sushi and open premium bar), Dhs1,800 per person for lounge (including open sushi and open premium bar), Dhs2,400 per person for the VVIP table (including open sushi and open ultra-premium bar), Dhs3,000 per person for platinum tables (including open sushi and ultra-premium bar). 10pm-3am. White Dubai, Meydan Grandstand Rooftop, Nad Al Sheba (050 443 0933).
Q43 A premium open bar along with all-you-can-eat sushi and tapas. From Dhs950 per person. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.q43dubai.com (04 443 5403).
Rock Bottom (Ramee Rose) This New Year’s Eve, join our band in our Black & White themed Masquerade Ball. A delightful set four course dinners, inclusive of a welcome glass of bubbly and two glasses of house grape. Menu at Dhs199 per person. Ramee Rose Hotel, TECOM (055 200 9333).
B Restaurant & Lounge Get your glad rags on for this elegant black-and-white themed New Year’s event. Guests will get the chance to experience celebrity life at this A-list do, greeted by free-flowing bubbly, a lavish set menu and DJ Jason Kabuki on the decks throughout the evening. Dhs1,588 per person including house beverages (indoor seating), Dhs1,888 per person including house beverages (outdoor seating), Dhs688 per person including two signature mixed drinks and canapés in the lounge from 9pm-midnight. 8pm-1am. An after-party package is available from midnight until 3am at Dhs388 per person including house beverages. Ba Restaurant and Lounge, Fairmont The Palm (04 457 3338).
Caramel Dubai’s New Year’s Eve Soiree Choose from various packages. From Dhs150 per person (drinks only), Dhs300 per person (food and drinks), cabana Dhs450 per person (food and drinks). Caramel, Balcony Level 2, Building 3, DIFC (04 425 6677).
Cielo Sky Lounge A party with views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks from Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Dhs550 per person, Dhs5,000 (six entrance tickets, including a bottle of premium Russian beverage and bubbly), Dhs7,500 (ten entrance tickets, including a bottle of premium Russian beverage and bubbly), Dhs10,000 (12 entrance tickets, including a bottle of premium Russian beverage and bubbly), Dhs35,000 (25 entrance tickets, bottle of premium Russian beverage, four bottles of premium bubbly, bottle of premium malt-based beverage). Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, opposite Deira City Centre, www.cielodubai.com, email@example.com (04 416 1800).
Karma Kafe A five-course dinner with premium open bar. Dhs1,600 (for dinner and premium open bar), Dhs800 (bar package for women), Dhs1,000 (bar package for men). Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.karma-kafe.com (04 423 0909).