New Year's Day 2015 in Dubai

Get the year off to a good start at one of these three Time Out picks


1. Enjoy the first sunset of 2015 at a white-themed party with a selection of light bites and live performances by a live saxophonist and resident DJ Opolopo.
3pm-7pm. Entry priced at Dhs450 per person including beverages and a selection of canapés. Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (04 270 7777).

2. Start 2015 in style and enjoy brunch featuring a medley of international cuisine. Exciting activities and live entertainment are on offer for
Noon-3pm. Members Dhs165, children Dhs75; Non-members Dhs180, children Dhs85. Price inclusive of soft beverages. Ranches Restaurant & Terrace, Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 360 7935).

3. Choose traditional Irish dishes from the lunch menu including Irish stew for Dhs64, and soup of the day as well as the signature full Irish breakfast from Dhs60/Dhs90 to recover from your night out. McGettigan’s, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 378 0800).

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

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HiU messenger is available for download for Etisalat customers

Get deals at restaurants including Zheng He’s and Palace Downtown

You’ll also get discounts at spas, bars and restaurants

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