Things to do on December 31:
Ring in the New Year at #DXBNYE: Pharrell Williams, Busta Rhymes, Paul Oakenfld, Charli XCX, Seb Fontaine, Paul Oakenfold, Sky Blu and Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike perform.
From Dhs395-1,495. 7pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba. www.timeouttickets.com
Support the MCF Appeal: MariaCristinaFoundation is working to give children living in the slums of Dhaka the opportunity to escape poverty through education. Its aim is to raise more than Dhs422,000, which will keep 200 children in school and college for one year.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/yimby/seasonforgiving#, www.facebook.com/mariacristinafoundation (no number).
Dance disco at Masterjam: Go back to the disco days with the biggest line-up of ’70s and ’80s legends heading into Dubai to play the New Year’s Eve Masterjam. See The Jacksons, Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers and Chic and many more.
Dhs495-13,500. 6pm-3am. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, www.masterjam.ae (04 551 6708).
Watch the racing at Meydan: Check out a night of top-class horse racing ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Meydan Racecourse. The last race is at 9.05pm, as the revellers arrive for #DXBNYE.
Free. 6.10pm. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba (04 327 0077).
Spend New Year’s Eve at 3in1: Ring in 2015 with a six-course set menu and music provided all night by the DJ.
Dhs650 (soft drinks), Dhs950 (house beverages), Dhs4,000 private cabana for up to four. 8pm-3am. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 423 8884).