x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Where are the New Year celebrations in the UAE?

Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, is holding an Arabic Lebanese party from 9pm to 3.30am, with a live Lebanese singer, Brazilian belly dancers and a DJ. Tickets cost Dh800 per person or Dh1,000 for VIPs.

Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi, is holding an Arabic Lebanese party from 9pm to 3.30am, with a live Lebanese singer, Brazilian belly dancers and a DJ. Tickets cost Dh800 per person or Dh1,000 for VIPs.

Call organiser Musa Haddad to book a ticket on 050 612 9526.

There will be a poolside party at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi that diners from all of the venue’s restaurants are invited to join. It will take place from midnight to 2.30am.

A New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner is being held at The Club in Abu Dhabi, with fireworks, music and dancing. The fun will continue until 4am UAE time, which is when the clock strikes midnight in the UK. The event is sold out.

A production will mark the New Year at Downtown Dubai. As well as the Burj Khalifa fireworks, there will be a show on the lake, which is a new addition to the programme. People are being urged to arrive before 8pm.

Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Paul Van Dyk, Roger Sanchez and Zane Lowe will pull in the crowds at music festival Sandance at Atlantis The Palm, in Dubai. Regular tickets are Dh295 or Dh350 on the door, VIP tickets are Dh500. Go to www.sandance.ae.

Snoop Dogg will be the headline act at a New Year’s Eve festival at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Tickets, which range from Dh400 to Dh750 in price, are still available. Go to www.theatelierworld.com.

Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi will celebrate Arab pop music, with Iraqi singer and poet Kadim Al Sahir and Lebanese starlet Najwa Karem at the Etihad Ballroom. Tickets begin from Dh2,000. Call 02 690 8435 or go to www.double8.me.

There will be drumming in the desert, as well as singing, dancing, food, music, camel rides, sand boarding, children’s activities and more courtesy of Dubai Drums, Gulf Ventures Desert Camp. Tickets are from Dh250 for adults. Go to www.dubaidrums.com.

At 360° at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, DJs will perform over two floors. The party runs from 9pm to 3am and is only for over-21s. Dh750. Go to www.infusion.ae

The Party Tonite will mark the occasion with DJ Aakrisht from Mumbai, Indi Pop, Bangra Pop, hip-hop and Bollywood and disco hits. There will also be a buffet dinner and kids area at Jumeirah Ballroom, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Call 04 337 3724.

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