20 Dec 2018 AT 12:06 PM

NYE Dubai 2018: The best New Year's Eve parties

The biggest shindigs to see out the year
20 Dec 2018 AT 12:06 PM

Head to the pool party and you’ll be treated to a clear view of fireworks sailing through the sky as the clock strikes midnight.
Meanwhile international DJs will be flying in to get the party started, with DJ Adam J delivering the old school anthems while DJ Andrii Burmas will serve up the hip hop hits.
Time: 7pm until late
Where: JW Marriott, Sheikh Zayed Road
Price: From AED180
Contact: marriott.com

Blue Marlin Ibiza
Start elegantly with a luxe restaurant dinner from the chef's special set menu, then ramp things up by moving to beach party scene brought to life by super DJs Dixon b2b Âme, Denis Horvat and Frederick Stone. All with free flowing grape and house beverages throughout the night.
Time: 7pm until late
Where: Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort
Price: From AED500
Contact: bluemarlinibiza.com

EDM DJ and producer Claptone has been announced as the headline act at The Great Gatsby themed event. Expect amazing food from eleven cooking station as well as killer hits and unlimited drinks all evening.
Time: 8pm-5am
Where: FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Price: From AED2,000
Contact: fivehotelsandresorts.com

Zero Gravity
Keeping up its week on week tradition of flying in stars to up the ante, the pool party favourite is boasting superstars Rudimental and Sigala come December 31, the producers of hits such as Waiting All Night and Somebody respectively. They’ll each be working through their back catalogue of hits as you rave under the stars.
Time: 9pm-3am.
Where: Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina
Price: From AED200
Contact: 0-gravity.ae

Whether you head straight to the dancefloor to flex to your favourite R&B tracks or you gaze over the skyline views from the shisha lounge, there’s a tempo for every taste here. And for its end of year extravaganza, the nightlife heavyweight will be hosting a special performance by American rapper Yo Gotti, known for hits such as Rake It Up.
Time: Lounge access from 8pm, club access from 11pm
Where: V Hotel, Al Habtoor City
Price: From AED150
Contact: boadubai.com

Soho Garden
Get your glad rags together and head to the chic outdoor venue to enjoy three courses of food as a live band serenades you, followed by bubbles on the deck for the big countdown. After the sky lights up, the party vibes will also come alive thanks to Mar+Mer, Jixo & Danz, Jean B, Adam Graca and special guest artist Terri B!
Time: 8pm until late
Where: Al Meydan Road
Price: From AED799
Contact: sohogardendxb.com

This international nightclub has got one mission this NYE – to throw the most futuristic party going. The ‘Time Capsule’ bash will take the crowd 800,000 years into the future – and then drop them off back into 2019. World famous DJs will take to the stage with a high shine, tech heavy production to match.
Time: 9pm-4am
Where: Meydan Racecourse Grandstand Rooftop
Price: From AED500
Contact: whitedubai.com

It’s the ultimate party brunch, so expect nothing less from its NYE edition. Candypants is promising a mega-brunch made up of dining delights alongside hits from DJs Tango x Willow and Drew Moreland.
Time: 8pm until late
Where: Maiden Shanghai Dubai
Price: AED999
Contact: candypants-events.co.uk

The titanic venue is undergoing a makeover for just one night. Come December 31, the raver’s haven will go glamourous with a
theatrical touch thanks to an unusual line-up of musical and dance performers. The open air venue means you can keep cool as things heat up throughout the epic evening.
Time: From 10pm
Where: Dubai Design District
Price: From AED100
Contact: basedubai.com

Pure Sky Lounge
Watch the sun set for the last time in 2018 in this chic aquatic setting, from the surrounding sea views to the blue and white décor. Entertainment will come in the form of a live saxophone performance followed by hits played by the resident DJ.
Time: 8pm onwards
Where: The Walk, Level 35
Price: From AED500
Contact: 3.hilton.com

Dubai Opera
Take to the iconic auditorium to twist and shout your way into 2019. Making sure waves are made on the dancefloor, Chinua Hawk Band will perform sing-along classics from Michael Jackson to Ed Sheeran, followed by DJ Said Mrad and DJ C to crank up the celebratory vibes.
Time: 7pm-2am
Where: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd
Price: From AED700
Contact: dubaiopera.com

The House Party
Relive those parties from your youth when your parents would go away for the weekend. But this is no ordinary house party; yes you can jump on the bed to cheesy tunes, but surprise live performers will add some spice alongside special games.
Where: Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
When: 7pm -4pm
Price: AED300
Contact: thehousepartydubai.com

One of Dubai's biggest and best nightclubs is obviously going out with a bang to close 2018. There will be special performances from the club's dancers to entertain partygoers throughout the evening. And when it all comes to the final countdown, you'll get an amazing view of the fireworks from the club, too.
Time: 10pm-4am
Where: Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront Hotel
Price: From AED300
Contact: +971 55 193 4934