Katy Perry performs at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Image Credit: AP

Still confused about those December 31 plans? Fear not as Gulf News tabloid! puts together a list of the biggest live events taking place across the UAE.

Katy Perry Live

What better way to step into the New Year than attend Katy Perry’s New Year’s Eve concert. Perry, known for hits such as Roar, Firework and, more recently, Bon Appetit, will perform for the first time in the capital.

Plus, if you really want to get into the swing of things, head over to the pre-concert party at Cipriani Yas Island. Have some dinner and listen to some hits before you go crazy jamming out to Perry.

Details: At the du arena Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Tickets start at Dh150 for concert.

Amr Diab Live

With dinner packages on point for a transition into the New Year, Arab singer Amr Diab will welcome in 2018 with a live performance at this masquerade ball. Expect to hear popular hits such as Nour Al Ain and Amarain.

Details: At the Conrad Hotel, Dubai. Tickets start at Dh195. From 8pm to 3am.

Hussain Al Jasmi and Tamer Hosny

End 2017 on a good note by catching the talented Husain Al Jassmi and Egyptian star Tamer Hosny live in concert at the capital.

Details: Abu Dhabi Corniche Breakwater. Tickets from Dh40. From 8pm onwards.

Kadim Al Sahir and Balqees in Concert

Welcome the New Year with live performances by Emirati singer Balqees, along with Kadim Al Sahir who is commonly known as The Caesar of Arabic Music.

Details: On Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Free to attend. From 7pm to 1am.

DJ Yves Larock in RAK

Here’s your chance to celebrate NYE and be part of a Guinness World Record attempt for the ‘largest aerial firework shell’. The Destination Dawn event on Al Marjan Island, which features house DJ Yves Larock, is one of the hottest tickets of the night.

Details: Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah. Tickets from Dh100 onwards. From 8pm to 3am.

Jax Jones & Sigma

If you’re looking to lose a bit of that Christmas weight, there’s no better work out than dancing the night away to hits by Sigma and DJ Jax Jones at their huge NYE party.

Details: At Zero Gravity Dubai. Tickets from Dh199. From 7pm to 3am.

Diana Haddad Live

Enjoy a great live performance by Lebanese pop star Diana Haddad at City Walk on NYE, who will perform at a purpose-built stage in front of Hub Zero.

Details: Free concert at City Walk Dubai from 10.30pm onwards.

DJ Klingade and band

Kick-start the New Year with French house DJ Klingade and band as they blend electronic music with instrumental melodies. Have your pick at a suitable beverage or dining package and let 2018 sink in.

Details: At Soho Garden Dubai, with packages starting at Dh400. From 7pm until 4am.

DJ Chuckie and Fatman Scoop

Tomorrowland’s regular DJ Chuckie, along with Fatman Scoop, will have you dance your way into 2018 to their hits, including Let the Bass Kick, Aftershock and Make Some Noise.

Details: At Barasti Beach Bar, Dubai. Tickets priced at Dh210. From 7pm to 4am.

Yung Live

With the great weather and views of The Palm Jumeirah, ring in the New Year on the terrace of N’Dulge with American rapper Yung.

Details: At Atlantis The Palm. Tickets Dh100. From 7pm to 3am.

Eida Al Menhali and Waleed Al Shami

Abu Dhabi awaits the New Year’s celebration with live performances from Eida Al Menhali and Waleed Al Shami at the Shaikh Zayed Heritage Festival.

Details: At Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Free to attend. From 7.30pm to 1am.

Fadi Harb and Nassif Zeytoun Live

Celebrate the beginning of 2018 by going to see Fadi Harb and Nassif Zeytoun at their concert, complete with show-stopping fireworks.

Details: At Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi. Tickets start at Dh700. From 6pm onwards.

— Shreya Pilo is an intern at Gulf News.