Bring in 2020 in the UAE with these celebrity shows
Yo Yo Honey Singh, Bruno Mars, Nancy Ajram... who would you like to see?
IT'S AN AGE-old question: "what shall we do for New Year's Eve?" As we venture forth into the 2020s, we all want a night to remember, right? Here we bring you a couple of options you may wish to consider around the UAE.
Yo Yo, what's up
He's the foremost Punjabi rapper, music producer and actor and he's here this December 31. Yo Yo Honey Singh is gearing up to play Bollywood Parks Dubai in what promises to be the biggest party of the year where you can groove to the artist's famous tracks including Lungi Dance, Blue Eyes, Makhna and Dheere Dheere. Tickets are priced at Dhs99 and available on BookMyShow UAE and on the venue's website. The Bollyboom (organisers) ticket includes concert and full day access to Bollywood Parks for all holders. Visit: ae.bookmyshow.com or dubaiparksandresorts.com.
You know this guy! 11-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter and record producer Bruno Mars will give a thrilling New Year's Eve performance on Tuesday at the du Arena, Yas Island, as part of Resolution by Night, presented by du Live. Since he burst onto the scene in 2010, Mars has been one of the most lauded artists in the world with his record sales exceeding 130 million copies, so set down to songs including Just the Way You Are. Tickets: ticketmaster.ae
If you and your friends prefer a more opulent black-tie gala dinner, Syrian singing sensation Nassif Zeytoun will be performing at Dubai Opera. Set in buzzing Downtown Dubai with unobstructed views of the Burj Khalifa, the evening will include an al fresco dinner, dancing and live entertainment from the winner of Arabic TV show Star Academy, who has been dubbed the 'Star of the Generation' by his fans. Visit: dubaiopera.com
NY for NY
No not New York, but rapper Ne-Yo is here for New Year's. If you have been a fan of this man's 13-year career which has brought in a Grammy Award and millions of album sales, then you can catch him at White Beach at Atlantis, The Palm. Doors open at 9pm. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A big Bollywood concert is going on in the Meydan Grandstands and none other than Badshah supported by B Praak, Sukriti and Prakriti will be appearing. 20,000 people are expected to show, so try and get there early. Visit: dubai.platinumlist.net
Nancy's New Year
Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi will burst into life not least because our Lebanese favourite, Nancy Ajram, will be performing. Both the superstar and Egypt's Tamer Hosny will be on stage before a fireworks spectacular. Doors open at 5pm and the event will run from 7pm - 1am. Visit: platinumlist.net
Give it some Nelly
It's a massive Meydan club, which means it requires a huge personality to welcome in the New Year. Thankfully Drai's Dubai has called in rapper Nelly to take the evening by the scruff of the neck and make sure we all have a good time. The ultra trendy venue is also offering you a deal. Book four tickets to the party by today and you'll receive the fifth one free. Mail email@example.com
RAK City slickers
Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and fashion icon, Najwa Karam, and celebrity singer Waleed Al Shami will headline the prestigious Ras Al Khaimah New Year's Eve Gala Dinner. The event will be held at the Al Hamra International Convention Centre located on the waterfront near Waldorf Astoria. More than 1,000 guests from across the region are expected to attend and then join in the New Year's Eve Gala fireworks celebrations. Will you be one of them? Visit: www.raknye.com
Get yourself down to the InterContinental Dubai Festival City on Tuesday, just as 'New Year Masti 2020' hits the city. With a neon theme, the event will be a rocking club party for desi fans with a lineup of Dubai's top DJs, including DJ Zubair, DJ Chirag, DJ Tushar and DJ Pierre who will be joined on the decks by DJ Sunny and DJ Harneet. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets are available at platinumlist and q-tickets.com.
Having performed at Burning Man and Festival of Dreams, new Business Bay Mexican restaurant CHINGÓN is hosting Ibiza DJ, Valentin Huedo, who will be working the booth with Baleriac beats and Tropical Tulum sounds. Valentin will be supported by Dubai's DJ Diamond-Setter. Feliz Año Nuevo! Visit: www.chingondubai.com
Every year Zabeel Park hosts a party for Dubai's desi communities that is fun for all the family. This year is no different as DJ Nonnie & MC Shimran Ahuja from Mumbai take to the stage for the festivities at Zabeel Park, Gate No. 3, Mega Ball Arena. Gates open at 8pm. Call: 050 654 9100 / 055 846 5959
The works in Sharjah
Enjoy a celebratory night under the stars at Sharjah's charming Al Noor Island with an array of fine dining choices at a waterfront table, specially laid out at Al Noor Island's Bay. As the clock strikes midnight, stunning fireworks will light up the sky. It's Dhs290 for adults and Dhs150 for children from three-12 years of age. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Fireworks and Dubai go hand in hand, but this year the celebrations will reach new heights as well as lengths, as the entire city lights up at the stroke of midnight. Catch displays at ten different locations including; Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Al Seef, The Beach, La Mer, The Pointe, Global Village, The Dubai Frame, Dubai Festival City Mall, and Atlantis, The Palm. Global Village will welcome the New Year with seven different fireworks shows just as the clock strikes midnight in seven different countries.