We recently revealed how Dubai is the trendiest New Year’s Eve destination for 2015, and it turns out it’s probably the most expensive too.
According to new research, if you’re spending December 31 in our emirate, it’s going to cost you a lot more than many of big cities across the globe.
Compared to the likes of places in Australia, the United States, the UK and Europe, don’t expect to be getting a bargain deal for your dirhams.
When it comes to the cost of a set menu for one person, there are some extortionate offers out there and some surprisingly reasonable offers, but the average price in Dubai is Dhs920.
London is estimated at around Dhs850, New York Dhs920, Sydney Dhs295, Amsterdam Dhs610, Edinburgh Dhs375 and Berlin Dhs695, according to Travelex's currency conversion.
The cost of entry to a nightclub will set you back about Dhs300 here, while London and the Big Apple are not far behind at Dhs230 and Dhs275, respectively. Down Under that could cost you Dhs150, in Scotland Dhs55 and Berlin and Amsterdam are both Dhs60 on average.
Fancy a bit of bubbly to celebrate the occasion? A bottle of the sparkling stuff is likely to be charged at Dhs1,200 in Dubai while it’s considerably less elsewhere.
England’s capital city is Dhs535 while NYC and Berlin are Dhs350. In Sydney you could be paying a similar price for the same beverage at Dhs375, while Edinburgh is Dhs260 and Amsterdam is Dhs245.
Even if you’re keeping casual this NYE with a visit to your local, here’s how a pint of hops compares when seeing 2016 in.
You may think Dhs35 is reasonable for the drink here, but you’ll be able to order three in Berlin for that cost, at Dhs10 each. London, New York and Amsterdam are all Dhs20 on average, Sydney is a little less at Dhs15, while Edinburgh is likely to mean handing over Dhs25.
Happy New Year!