New Year’s eve parties in Dubai

Where to spend new year's eve in Dubai this year

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New year’s eve is just two weeks away, haven’t come up with a night out plan yet ?

There is still time to make some bookings, buy the tickets if you are planning to party this new year’s eve out. Here are a some of the biggest parties and DJ performances for the NYE happening in Dubai.

1. Axwell & Ingrosso at Meydan

Axwell and Ingrosso is a Swedish DJ duo signed under Def Jam Recordings consisting of former Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso and they’ll be bringing in the New Year at Meydan Racecourse here in Dubai.

Where: Meydan Racecourse, Dubai
When: 7pm to 3am, from Dhs299. Tel: (04) 2743555.
Tickets: Buy tickets here

2. Laidback Luke at Barasti

Laidback Luke, is a Dutch DJ and producer. He was voted #46 on DJ Mags Top 100 DJs list in 2008, reaching #27 in 2009 and #17 in 2010. Barasti is also one of the best places to watch the jaw-dropping fireworks along JBR and, as always, the crowds will be warmed up to boiling point by the ever-ready team of Barasti residents.

Where: Le Méridian Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai
When: 7pm to 3am, from Dhs200. Tel: (04) 3993333
Tickets: Buy tickets here

3. Roger Sanchez at Q43

The New York House music DJ and Stealth Records boss is back in Dubai and back at one of his favourite local hangouts, Q43, to welcome in 2017 with a dance floor carving barrage of tribal house sounds that’s he’s most famous for.

Where: 43rd floor, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
When: 9pm to 3am, from Dhs399. Tel: (04) 4435403

4. Chase & Status

Chase & Status are an English electronic music production duo. After selling out gigs in the UK at Birmingham’s 02 Academy and London’s famous Alexandra Palace last month, drum ‘n’ bass kings Chase & Status say hello to 2017 here in Dubai. Having chalked up a clutch of UK No.1s, they’ve also collaborated with the likes of Plan B, Cee Lo Green, Rihanna and Example in the past. Expect more bounce to the ounce when the lads hit Zero Gravity’s NYE party.

Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Dropzone, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai
When: 1pm to 4am, from Dhs200. Tel: (04) 399 0009
Tickets: Buy Early bird tickets from Dhs200, Dhs375 on the door.

5. James Zabiela at Sofitel Downtown Dubai

One of Pioneer’s main DJ developers, James Zabiela will be bringing his deck skills to pool-side in the Sofitel in Downtown Dubai. James Zabiela is a rare breed of artist. Over the last 12 years he has become something of a heritage act despite still being 2 decades younger than his peers currently sharing that title; this, in part, is owing to his unrivalled technical abilities in his live performance which have cemented him into the hearts of electronic music lovers the world over. With your ticket, you’ll also be granted access to select drinks at the open bar. There’ll also be an open buffet too.

Where: Sofitel Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
When: 31st Dec, 2016, 8pm to 4am
Tickets: Buy tickets here

Pre-NYE Parties and Performances

David Guetta at Atlantis(29th December)

Over 9 million albums sold worldwide, Over 30 million singles sold worldwide, Producer on the Black Eyed Peas #1 “I Gotta Feeling”, Two-time Grammy Award winner, Billboard crowned “When Love Takes Over” as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time David Guetta is a French DJ, record producer, remixer, and songwriter.

“I always just think of making people dance – that’s my first priority.”
David Guetta

Where: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
When: 29th December, 7pm to 3am, from Dhs200. Tel: (04) 399 0009
Tickets: AED 295 online early-bird, AED 325 online, AED 345 at the door Buy here
VIP: Call +971 55 200 4321

For our friends in Abu Dhabi

Coldplay (Abu Dhabi)

Coldplay’s show part of the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour has played to ecstatic audiences across Latin America, the US and Europe, including four sold-out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium. More than 2.5 million tickets have already been sold for the show. Earlier this month, the band were nominated for four awards at this year’s MTV EMAs, including Best Live Act. Celebrate the New Year with Coldplay on Saturday 31 December 2016 at the du Arena, Yas Island.

“I always just think of making people dance – that’s my first priority.”
David Guetta

Where: du Arena Yas Island Abu Dhabi
When: 31st December, 7pm to 3am, from Dhs200. Tel: (04) 399 0009
Tickets: Soldout