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5 Chic Ways to Spend New Year’s Eve in Dubai

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and if you’re seeking to shake things up from your same old NYE routine, Vogue Arabia has your midnight plans in Dubai sorted. From an exclusive gala dinner with Egyptian singing sensation Amr Diab to a headlining act from Basement Jaxx, we round up five exciting ways to ring in 2018 in style. Bonne année!

#1 On the Decks
Soho Garden, the new entertainment destination at the Meydan Racecourse Grandstand, will host a memorable night with live sets by French DJ Klingande, who will set the stage for the most sensational party of the year. Dance into 2018 amid a breathtaking setting that offers uninterrupted views of Dubai’s world-renowned fireworks.

#2 Hit Party’o’Clock

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Unleashing its biggest performance yet, the all-new Inner City Zoo in JBR announced Basement Jaxx to carry you into 2018 this New Year’s Eve. The electronic duo, which broke out in the late 90s, has an impressive discography of chart hits, including “Where’s Your Head At,” “Romeo,” “Rendezvous,” and more. Due to limited capacity, the event is strictly bookings and reservations only for the night.

For reservations, email

#3 Go Dining
Welcome in the new year with a chic gala dinner at Atlantis, The Palm, followed by the massive, out-of-this-world firework display on the Royal Beach. The evening will start at 7.30pm with welcome drinks and canapés, followed by more than 26 live band performances until 3am. The dinner menu is a delicious buffet, including lobster, caviar, shawarmas, and unlimited beverages. Tickets cost AED/SAR 3,500 per adult and can be purchased here.

For Reservations and more information please call: +97156 82 22 559 or email

#4 Concert Bound

If you prefer something a little more intimate, celebrate New Year’s Eve with family, friends, and superstar Amr Diab at an exclusive gala at the Conrad. With five exquisite dinner packages to choose from (bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and royal) guests can enjoy a diverse menu of intercontinental cuisine followed by a live performance by the Egyptian singer.

Tickets start from AED/SAR 1,495 and can be purchased here.

#5 Fireworks Galore
Get a spectacular front-row view of the fireworks while enjoying a mouth-watering feast of shishito peppers, soft shell rolls, and signatures dishes such as crispy rice duck confit at Katsuya by Starck in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel. DJ Patchoulee will be on the decks to provide the tunes for the evening. Cost is AED2,500 per person, which includes a set menu and free-flowing beverages.

For reservations, call +971 4 419 0676 or email

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