New Year’s Eve is around the corner and, naturally, your party squad has yet to figure out an epic plan to ring in the new year. Believe me, most of us are in the same boat. I’ve spent the last month hopping from one option to the next (we are spoilt for choice here in Dubai, after all) as my FOMO kicks in before I can lock down one party. Any who, worry not! Even with two days left to go, MissMalini’s got you covered. Check out our top 5 picks of where to BE and BE SEEN in Dubai this NYE!
Okay, so our first pick is technically not in Dubai but what’s a short drive over to Abu Dhabi to see the renowned boy band Coldplay LIVE in action on NYE?! Continuing their highly acclaimed A Head Full of Dreams tour, the group will ring in the New Year at du Arena in Yas Island. All of us diehard fans that have been following their tour around the world know that this one is nothing short of one for the books and the chance to see them on the 31st night itself will be, as Barney Stinson would put it, LEGENDARY. While tickets from all official outlets were sold out within minutes (obviously), you can still get your hands on a coveted pair or two through the online ticket marketplace Viagogo.
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Missing those unforgettable house parties from your good old college days? Then head on over to Cirque Le Soir Dubai for “The Big Cirque NYE House Party”. The famed nightclub from London promises to bring a night of beer pong and shots galore to Dubai, complete with clowns, dwarfs, contortionists, burlesque twerkers, and much, much more. This one is not for the faint hearted, however, so enter with caution! Entry is free but if you don’t feel up to arriving early and waiting in line, table reservations are also available.
Cirque Le Soir Dubai
Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Known for its exclusive beach, unmatched bar, and delectable restaurant in Dubai Marina, Zero Gravity is upping the ante this NYE. The hotspot will not only feature electronic music duo Chase & Status and Belgian brothers 2ManyDJs, but the whole evening will be hosted by starlet Lindsay Lohan! (Not going to lie, getting the chance to party with Lindsay Lohan definitely appeals to our inner mean girl). Ticket options range from regular entry to VIP packages and can be purchased via platinumlist.net.
Dubai Marina, Dubai
When you think of New Year’s Eve in Dubai one of the first things that come to mind are fireworks – gorgeous, colorful, no-expense spared, over-the-top fireworks. After all, this is the city that’s set a world record or two when it comes to, quite literally, creating a bang in the sky. One of the most breathtaking NYE firework shows in the city takes place at the Atlantis hotel on the Palm. Believe us when we say that you need to witness this extravaganza at least once in your lifetime! If you’re feeling up to a bit of a posh celebration this year, we highly recommend checking out The Atlantis Royal Gala – an elegant evening featuring a live band, an unparalleled luxury buffet, and free-flowing, unlimited premium drinks.
Atlantis, The Palm
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
As all of us localities know, the Meydan Hotel NEVER disappoints and this NYE is no exception. The hotel will be featuring the world’s best DJ duo concert, Axwell and Ingrosso! Paired with unparalleled views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks, this is one party that cannot be missed. Need we say more?
The Meydan Hotel
Nad Al Sheba, Dubai
Talk about some insane options, no? If you still can’t pick, we suggest writing down all five options, blindfolding yourself, and fishing one option out of a bowl. BOOM, New Year’s Eve here you come! After all, there’s no plan like a spontaneous one, right?
Wherever you end up, all of us here at MissMalini wish you an unforgettable night and a happy, healthy, and safe New Year! Catch you on the other side! =)