08 Nov

Downtown and Business Bay NYE 2018, Dubai, UAE

#NoRules NYE Party at W Dubai
What’s on offer: The W is offering you the chance to party in three venues – Level Seven, Wet Deck and W Lounge – for the price of one. You can also opt to include Japanese restaurant Namu – at an extra cost – as part of your package, where you’ll dine surrounded by great views of the city’s skyline.
What makes it special: You get to hop between three venues throughout the night.
When: 9pm-12am
Where: W Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Cost: AED495 (unlimited drinks and canapés), AED995 (table bookings at Level Seven, Wet Deck and W Lounge), AED1,495 (table bookings and entry to Namu).
Contact: +9714 436 6666

Aqua
What’s on offer: Electronic music duo Hollaphonic, DVJ King Arthur, DJ Norman Doray and Dutch duo Lucas and Steve will be on the decks throughout the night at the poolside venue.
What makes it special: The pool deck location offers great views of the Dubai skyline.
When: 8pm-3am
Where: JW Marriott Marquis
Cost: AED850 (house beverages and signature canapés) or AED1,600 per couple.
Contact: +9714 414 0000

Back2Basics NYE Party featuring James Zabiela
What’s on offer: An exclusive four-hour DJ set from UK DJ James Zabiela. There’s also an open buffet and unlimited selected drinks from this poolside venue.
What makes it special: You’ll be up close to one of the most respected names in progressive house music – and the venue is also right near the Dubai Mall Metro station so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get home at the end of it all. In theory, at least.
When: 8pm-4am
Where: Sofitel Downtown Dubai
Cost: Early bird tickets start from AED750 for ladies, AED850 for gents.
Contact: +9714 503 6666

Street Festival at The Daily 
What’s on offer: A backyard-style barbeque/street festival along with DJ entertainment and carnival games. Great views of the Burj Khalifa fireworks are certainly a plus.
What makes it special: This is a child-friendly party, making it a great option for parents who don’t want to miss out on the fun. There will be a child’s slumber party on the mezzanine floor of the hotel.
When: 8pm-2am
Where: Rove Downtown Dubai
Cost: AED650 (soft drinks), AED750 (house beverages), AED850 (with bubbly and canapés).
Contact: +9714 888 3444

Billionaire Mansion
What’s on offer: Having launched in 2016, we’re sure that Billionaire Mansion will be looking to make sure that their first NYE party is something special. As such, they’re offering a little bit of everything – food, drinks, music and great views of the Burj Khalifa on their terrace. The set menu includes oysters and Beluga caviar… oh, la, la.
What makes it special: The specialty seafood.
When: 7pm-3am
Where: Taj Dubai
Cost: AED2,500 (five-course dinner, unlimited grape and soft drinks), AED4,500 (five-course dinner, unlimited grape, soft drinks and a bottle of bubbly).
Contact: +9714 510 3100

New Year’s Eve at BOA
What’s on offer: This is where Drake chose to perform when he was last in town and the air of the A-list is being channelled for a New Year’s bash with DJ Tai. Choose a high table, inside table or a terrace table (an easy win) for an evening under or with the stars.
What makes it special: On their first New Year, the glam levels will be high.
When: 8pm-3am
Where: W Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Cost: AED1,000 (males), AED300 (females). Tables from AED1,500.
Contact: +971 56 501 2039

50 Shades of Gold at GQ Bar
What’s on offer: DJ Manoj and DJ Ace will be leading the entertainment; free-flowing drinks and canapés are part of the deal.
What makes it special: If you want a pit-stop, you can sit out on the terrace and partake of a shisha.
When: 9pm onwards
Where: JW Marriott Marquis
Cost: AED300 for bronze tickets (two premium drinks, canapés, AED700 for silver tickets (unlimited drinks).
Contact: +9714 321 4541

New Year’s Eve at Treehouse
What’s on offer: Free-flowing bubbly, drinks, and respected resident DJ Tayllor bringing everyone to their feet.
What makes it special: The Burj Khalifa is right in your eyeline.
When: 8pm-1am
Where: Taj Hotel, Business Bay
Cost: AED1,500, AED20,000 (VVIP tables for 12 people).
Contact: +9714 438 3100

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