We have the latest news on what is, and isn't, going on in Dubai for NYE.
Last night, New Year's Eve celebrations across Dubai were called off. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ordered the cancellation of all forms of celebrations marking the New Year in Dubai emirate, as an act of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Time Out is contacting venues across Dubai to get the latest story. We will be posting up to the minute news in our Knowledge section so keep an eye what's going on and let us know what you hear.
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Bert Dec 31, 2008 12:04 pm
Dubai authorities should open a bank account. Instead of spending it on alcohol and other fun just donate it. I am sure that is a lot of money. Just a couple of hours less fun can save lives.
Michael Gaiser Dec 31, 2008 12:01 pm
''H.H. Sheikh Mohamed has proved it one more time what a great peoples' leader he truly is.
Being a Christian I know what it is to have the NYE bash cancelled but based on the situation I feel it is worth the cause.
All hats off to H.H.S. Mo''
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS AND SUPPORT HIS DECISION.
Let's not forget that we are all making money in this country and in our country, most of us would make peanuts, That's why we are here!
Also, these guys are rippping us off with their DJ events during the entire year so missing one night, so what?? good for my bank account.
Please note that Dubai is the ONLY place in the world where you pay for 100, 200, 300 Dhs to hear an outdated DJ!
It's totally unfair but the greed of those promotors is without control.
frank Dec 31, 2008 11:33 am
I just spoke to Madinat Jumeirah and they confirmed that the Chaos VIP event is still on. I think its ridiculous to cancel events as I don't see how that's going to help the Palestinians or their cause. Whats even more ridiculous is that despite HH Sheikh Mohamed instructing all hotels to cancel their new years parties most places claim that their events are still on. If we really want to help the Palestinians we should donate blood, money, food clothes etc etc and of course the international community especially the Arab world should step up and stop this carnage instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching the fun. Canceling events won't end the suffering.
frank Dec 31, 2008 11:27 am
I just checked with Jumeirah Madinat and they insisted that the Chaos VIP event is very much on apart from the fireworks. I think its ridiculous to cancel all events cos i don't see how that's going to help the Palestinians or their cause. However whats even more ridiculous is that HH Sheikh Mohamed himself has instructed that no hotel should host any parties and yet most places claim that their events are on. If we really want to help the Palestinians ...donate money,blood,food,clothes etc etc. And of course the international community especially the Arab world should step up and try to stop this carnage instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching the fun. Canceling events won't end the suffering.
Saeed L' Faqihi Dec 31, 2008 11:18 am
well most party's aint cancelled, as i work with a security company for events and all, i just got a confirmation that Chaos at madinat arena is still on as planned.