NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENTS: A guide to what's on
Metro Diary runs through the best places to go to for New Year's Eve 2013 in Dubai...
American hip hop sensation Snoop Dogg went down a storm when he played Abu Dhabi last May, check out the ‘Gin & Juice’ star’s sensational live show for yourself at the Atelier Festival NYE which takes place at Meydan. Superstar DJ Arman Van Helden also plays along with Inna, Faithless and the Gorillaz Sound System. From 5pm-4am, tickets start at Dhs400, check www.theatelierworld.com.
Elsewhere, Rita Ora , Ellie Goulding and Paul Van Dyk play Sandance at Atlantis. www.sandance.ae
Over 400 guests are set to lap up a New Year’s Eve fiesta at QD’s on the creek. Video DVJ MoTiger will be playing all the best chart-topping tunes, combined with stunning visuals on the big screen to get the celebrations going. There’s a tasty treat in store too with a host of different stations including BBQ, delectable seafood ice platters, hot mains, salads and a range of desserts. Running from 8pm-2am, it’s Dhs580 inclusive of food and house drinks. 04 295 6000.
In honour of the 50th anniversary of James Bond, Cavalli Club will celebrate the countdown to 2013 with a 007 Black Tie themed night. The champagne will be flowing and the high tempo house music will be blasting all through the night and into the New Year. 800 Cavalli (2282554).
Escape the city and hit the desert for a New Year Desert Drumming Party. The annual Dubai Drums party promises to get you on the right track for 2013, with lots of positive spirit and happiness. As well as community drumming, there’s also dinner, camel rides, sand boarding, shisha, a belly dancer and fire dance show, as well as DJs, kids activities and much more. Dhs550 for adults, Dhs300 for kids, includes transport. Call 04 347 4790 for details.
Music from the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, fireworks and a stunning show on Burj Lake are just two of the highlights of this year’s Downtown Dubai celebrations. Visitors are advised to arrive by 8pm to ensure a good view. Visit www.mydowntowndubai.com, where the festivities will also be streamed live.
A spectacular ‘Light & Water Show’ at Festival City promises a mixture of stunning visuals, fireworks and music. Six shows are scheduled for Monday night, every hour from 6.30pm till 10.30pm plus the New Year Eve’s special, which starts before midnight. Until February, www.dubaifestivalcity.com