7 things to do this New Year’s Eve in Dubai: What’s Happening Where? #2015


Zahra Hasan Travel ,,

It’s that time of year again – the beginning. Common to see people scrambling to have their NYE plans in order to bring in the new year with a bang or a quiet cheer. We’ve got something for all of you – B-Change brings you our pick of the 7 top things to do in the Emirates for New Year’s Eve 2015:


1. For the crazy party people, you will not want to miss #DXBNYE – a party so epic, it has its own hashtag. Head to the Meydan this New Year’s Eve for a massive party headlined by none other than multiple Grammy winner Pharrell, Charli XCX, Busta Rhymes and more. With a private red carpet entrance, the mega event is hosted by E!’s Giuliana Rancic and is likely to be a celebrity-studded event and will also have views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks [Spectacular!]. Tickets starting at AED 395/-.

Where? Meydan Racecourse at 8pm
Tickets? To buy or for more info, click here.


2. For the partygoers who want to make use of the glorious weather, make sure to grab tickets to the Barasti New Year’s Eve Sugar Beach Party. On the upper deck, this party is hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff & Skillz with Marty Metcalfe and Tom Ferguson and is sure to be a wild way to start 2015. Tickets starting at AED 200/- [Advance tickets].

Where? Barasti Beach Club, Jumeirah
Ticket? To buy or for more info, click here. 


3. You will have to hurry if you’re to find tickets for NDulge NYE 2015. The upcoming event will be featuring artists like DJ Wire, Hollaphonic’s Ollywood, and KungFu Panda. Taking place at Ndulge at the architectural marvel that is the Atlantis on the Palm, this party will have you starting 2015 with lots of Dubai spirit. Tickets priced at AED 200/-.

Where? Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah
Tickets? To buy or for more info, click here.


4. If you’re looking for something different, something with a mysterious twist to it – try the Imagine – a New Year’s Eve, Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, Dubai. Although quite pricy, this fantastical event will include a live performance by multiple award-winner Busta Rhymes. The evening will allow guests to imagine a place of fantasy and wonder and enjoy a party like never before. Ticket for ladies at AED 950/- and for men at AED 1250/- [Open bar].

Where? Cavalli Club, Fairmont, Dubai.
Tickets? To buy or for more info, click here.



5. For something a little less loud, why not go to dinner at Al Iwan Restaurant at the Burj al Arab and head over and watch the stunning fireworks show at midnight? Located on the first floor, this Arabic buffet with elaborate décor caters to both meat eaters and vegetarians alike. With plenty of options for the main course and for dessert, it’s sure to be an intimate celebration to start the new year.

Where? Burj Al Arab
To make your reservations, click here.


6. Don’t worry Sharjah folk, you have not been forsaken. This New Year’s Eve, Qanat al Qasba is the place to be. For a more low-key setting, but with all the zest of NYE, head over to one of the many restaurants – we recommend Nando’s for their divine chicken – and maybe for some dessert afterwards (there’s always room for dessert). Perhaps take a traditional dhow ride in the canal after your meal. Or maybe take a stroll on the corniche and then, at the stroke of midnight, look up to the sky to see Sharjah’s creative fireworks to get you in the mood for 2015.


7. The Hippie NYE Plan: With all the lights, glamour and action that NYE brings round, we seldom make conscious resolutions and look back on the year that was and plan ahead. Sure, the New Year shouldn’t be an excuse to make resolutions, but it can be a great way to come together with those closest to you and make positive changes in your life. This New Year’s Eve, try an eco-friendly spin and spend it outdoors with some friends, scented candles and no electricity. Put down a mat and some pillows, bring out some drinks and snacks and look back on 2014 and all that you are grateful for – because we have a lot. End the evening with some much-needed meditation and make it a point to incorporate living clean, green and mindfully for 2015 and all the years to come!

Whatever you decide to to do, we sincerely hope you have a splendid and memorable [either way] night. Happy New Year, folks!