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New Year’s Eve in the UAE

Countdown to 2017 in the most memorable way possible with our top 5 places to see in the New Year.

Zero Gravity 

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If there’s one thing we can count on it’s that Zero Gravity, which is currently celebrating its 3rd anniversary, will host another level of party on December 31st. For the past couple of years Zero Gravity has offered some of the music world’s biggest international names as the clock chimes and this year looks set to be no different. Chase & Status, known for their smash hit number one singles ‘Hurt You and ‘Sell Me Your Soul’ will be playing an electric set as well as 2ManyDJs who will continue to get Dubai in the mood for partying right through until 4am. With a cult, international following the two DJ brothers from Belgium are known for consistently pushing the boundaries into new and innovative music territory and their renowned albums display a new style of remixing that has set the benchmark for a million imitators and on December 31st, they’ll be revving up the Zero Gravity NYE crowd with their beautiful blends and eclectic sets – something not to be missed! Bypass the Dubai traffic and start your night as you mean to go on with the exclusive Zero Gravity NYE brunch. An all-inclusive first floor terrace package, including the all-important bottomless bubbly will be available from 8pm to 12am and is the perfect spot to catch all the action, all for just AED 999 per person. The Zero Gravity pool and beach is also open from 1pm on NYE so you can soak up the last of the 2016 rays as usual. AED 200 Early Bird (limited quantity) AED 275 Regular (advance) AED 375 Regular (on the door) AED 250 Pool & Beach access (must arrive before 4pm) AED 999 VIP (all-inclusive first floor terrace package including champagne) Advance tickets available soon from Zero Gravity and online at http://www.platinumlist.net For VIP table packages please call +971 4 399 0009 or +971 55 500 9111.

New Year’s Eve at Atlantis The Palm

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Perhaps the most glamorous of New Year’s Eve celebrations, Atlantis The Palm is hosting a special Royal Gala by the beach to end the year. The evening begins at 7:30pm with canapes, champagne and welcome drinks in Asateer before the venue opens up at 8pm where a 30 piece live band kicks off the night’s entertainment and plays through until 3:00am. The Bar will be open all night serving unlimited premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including free flowing champagne. The buffet is amongst the most luxurious we’ve heard of with lobster and caviar on offer as well as more standardized Shawarmas, Fajitas and live cooking stations. With views out across Atlantis and the Palm, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy those iconic firework celebrations.

Gala Price AED 2,900 – Adult, AED 2,030 – 12-20 years , Free – 0-11 years To make a table reservation, email restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com or call +971 4 426 2626

 

Coldplay Live at Du Arena, Abu Dhabi

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Mark your calendars. Coldplay are returning to Abu Dhabi. The British quartet will play a gig on New Year’s Eve at du Arena on Yas Island as part of their A Head Full of Dreams tour. This is the third time that Coldplay have performed in the UAE, following successful gigs in 2009 and 2011. Their most recent album was released just under a year ago and features hit singles such as Adventure of a Lifetime. Other notable hits that are sure to be part of the NYE concert include A Sky Full of Stars, Paradise and Yellow. Tickets are on sale November 30th and for all information visit www.thinkflash.ae

Sky Bubble Deluxe Stay Package at The Meydan Hotel

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Fancy dancing under the stars at the Meydan Grandstand to legendary Swedish duo  Axwell & Ingrosso (of Swedish House Mafia fame) in concert on  31st December 2016? After you’ve enjoyed an exclusive NYE dinner at the illustrous Sky Bubble Lounge at The Meydan Hotel before retiring to your Grand Deluxe Balcony Room and resting your weary head on your luxurious bed to awake to 2017 in style. This amazing package from The Meydan Hotel includes a 1-night stay + sky bubble dinner + NYE concert deluxe tickets which include an open bar and premium food offerings throughout the evening at the concert, not to mention spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai fireworks. It’s not cheap at AED 5,499 per room for 2 adults but it’ll be worth it. Reduced packages are also available, see http://www.meydanhotels.com/NYE/ for further details.

Studio 54 comes to the Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah this NYE

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Glam as you can is the order of the day on December 31st at the stunning Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Palm Jumeirah. Taking place on the beachfront lawn, the stuido-54 inspired party will give guests unrivalled views of the famed Dubai skyline and it’s New Year’s Eve fireworks as well as a sophisticated dinner, all whilst being entertained by a five-piece band. Now that’s seeing in the New Year in style!

AED 1,954 inclusive of a glass of champagne at midnight visit http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/uae/waldorf-astoria-dubai-palm-jumeirah-DXBPDWA/index.html

Sushi & Skylines at Mori Sushi, Downtown Dubai

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For that all important Burj Khalifa view, look outside the metaphorical box this New Year’s Eve and head to Mori Sushi on Downtown Boulevard and enjoy their special set menu that consists of a selection of sushi dishes, sides and drinks all whilst reveling in one of the best views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks that Dubai has to offer.

AED 750 set menu 9pm-late

Call +971 (0)04 552 1853 to make a reservation

 

 

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