High five

The message is clear. We've got the party hitlist and the style guide all sorted out for you on New Year's eve. So start reading for a cracking . . .

By Zoe Sinclair (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Mon 31 Dec 2007, 12:09 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 11:58 PM

highLooking for somewhere exclusive to party? Or are you still struggling to find a place where your wallet won’t be assaulted at the door? City Times brings you the top five hotspots

Exclusive (and expensive). The jazzy latin sounds of the Gipsy Kings hits the desert at a price of 3, 750 a couple on New Year’s Eve.

The venue for this prestigious party is Al Sahra Desert Resort where guests are treated to a five star buffet dinner and unlimited beverages within two marquees at the resort and of course the Gipsy Kings, playing in the Amphitheatre.

The night will be topped with a fireworks display and the entertainment continued with DJ Jeff Price.

When guests finally call it a night, complimentary transport to and from the venue will whisk them back to Dubai.

Tickets: The fully inclusive special price of VIP entry is only Dh3,750 per couple and a limited number of table reservations are available now, by phoning Destinations of the World on 04-2141313 or 050-5596909.

All style (and most expensive)

Fancy gliding along in a luxury yacht, gazing up at the iconic Burj Al Arab and potentially the hotel’s best fireworks display yet? Then Glam 08 NYE Yacht Party is for you.

The price tag? Oh, just a measly Dh2000 each. Yes, per person. The privilege will see you sitting at a VIP table sipping beverages and delighting your taste buds with foie gras on toast, caviar and oysters.

Boarding from the fishing port near the Burj Al Arab open beach about 7.30pm and leaving about 8.30pm, the yacht will travel between the Creek and the Meridien Mina Seyahi and passengers can disembark early.

Guests will be listening to local DJ Venus.

Tickets: Speak to Romain Catusse – 050 206 0749 for tickets at Dh2000

Chilled out (and least expensive)

Take yourselves and your family and friends down to the Burj Al Arab open beach or another patch of sand along Dubai’s coastline – preferably in sight of Dubai’s most famous building.

Instead of boarding the yacht, find a cosy patch of sand – it may be very cosy given the popularity of Dubai beaches, spread the rug and settle in.

It may be a low-key night seeing in the New Year but it will be topped with a spectacular fireworks display in what is guaranteed to be one of the best viewing places around.

Tickets: Not needed. You may want to get there early to stake your claim on a patch of sand.


It’s into the desert again for all things fusion as mixmaster DJ Hani and RJ Humaid turn their hand to Arabian, Indian, Asian and Latin American sounds at the 2007 Fusion Festival.

Expect the moment’s hottest R&B, hip hop and house - all amid belly dancers.

The Dubai Desert Resort is putting on a full buffet and beverages and transport to and from the city at designated times and locations.

Tickets: Dhs450 per person. Transport at 7.45pm and 8.45pm from Bur Dubai immigration car park by the World Trade Centre and Deira Dnata parking.

Return at 2.45am and 3.45am. Contact Pooja – 050 276 8333, pooja@northtours.net

Just party

Robbie Williams DJ is in town to treat Dubai residents with house music at one of the city’s best venues – 360.

Revolve featuring Chris Coco and it’s resident DJs will be the centre for straight up reliable partying, kicking off from 9pm until 3am.

And the outlook is one of the best positions to check out the fireworks at the Burj al Arab.

Tickets: Dhs 1000, www.platinumlistdubai.com

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