Dubai on New Year's Eve: the most exclusive events
26 december 2014

The capital of luxury pulls out all the stops when it comes to ringing in the New Year, making Dubai a top destination for parties and fireworks full of glitz and glam. We chose the top five places to see and be seen on the eve of 2015

1. Party with Roberto Cavalli

Cavalli Club - Fairmont Hotel

Cavalli Club in the Fairmont Hotel Dubai

The notoriously decadent Cavalli Club will be hosting a NYE bash with Mr Roberto Cavalli himself in attendance. 'Imagine – A New Year’s Eve Tale' is the whimsical theme of the night, and Cavalli Club Dubai is proposing a plot twist: make a guess on their Facebook page on who their special celebrity guest will be that evening, and enter the draw to win two tickets. Located in The Fairmont Hotel, don’t miss your chance to sip champagne and party with fashion royalty in downtown Dubai.

2. Fireworks at the Burj Khalifa

The Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Mercury Lounge

Mercury Lounge - Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

After opening their doors only last month, The Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach has a string of hot events lined up, including this New Year's Eve. Kicking off 2015 with a themed party, 'Angels & Demons at Mercury Lounge' will set the tone for a magical display of the Burj Khalifa’s fireworks, visible from the rooftop bar. Snack on canapés and sip cocktails while the DJ spins tunes under the stars and into the morning.  


3. Live music at Meydan

Meydan Racecourse Dubai

Meydan Racecourse

Pharell Williams will be performing live at Meydan marking his first time playing in Dubai. The #DXBNYE event will not only be broadcasted live around the world with The Burj Khalifa’s fireworks bursting in the distance, Pharell will be accompanied by other musical superstars like Paul Oakenfold, Charli XCX, and Busta Rhymes. Hesitant to deal with crowds that night? Avoid the bustle by booking a VIP table through Platinum List and you can enter the party on the red carpet while mingling with A-listers close to the stage.

4. For a lavish party…

The VIP Room

The VIP Room - JW Marriott Marquis

Luxurious French nightclub VIP Room just celebrated the second anniversary of its Dubai outpost (located at JW Marriott Marquis), and is pulling out all the stops on its NYE party, with a 'License To Kill' bash sure to attract celebrities and the city's social set alike. As the name suggests, the NYE party will be in true Bond Style: black tie, bubbly, and mingling jetsetters and industry influencers. Sounds dashing.

5. A Brazilian-themed fiesta (and more fireworks)

Fireworks at the Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

Every hotel in town will host a decadent party to celebrate the New Year, but no one does luxury quite like the 15-year-old Burj Al Arab. The self-proclaimed seven-star hotel will feature its own fantastic array of fireworks and exclusive parties with a Carnival theme to welcome 2015. Whether you’ll be sipping on champagne or a caipirinha, the Burj Al Arab offers guests who stay at the hotel an unbeatable package of a cocktail party, a gala dinner, and an after-party with superior views of the longest firework show in the UAE. See you at the beach.