Join Katy Perry’s roar
Usher in the New Year with Katy Perry, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold 100 million records. Besides holding four Guinness World Records, she has won five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award and has been featured in the annual Forbes lists of highest earning women in music from 2011–2017 ($125 million).
Known for her masterpiece live acts, UAE fans are sure to Roar in exhilaration at this unmissable New Year’s Eve show!
Time: 6pm onwards
Where: du Arena, Yas Island
Call: 800 86 823
Kadim Al Sahir and Balqees
Iraqi sensation Kadim Al Sahir, who has been dubbed ‘The Caesar of Arabic music’, and popular Emirati singer Balqees Fathi will regale revellers at a free concert. The organisers have also lined up a plethora of entertainment including food trucks and activities for the whole family.
Where: Waterfront Promenade, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
Call: 02-413 1706
One of Dubai’s newest nightlife venues is throwing its first New Year’s Eve bash with French house DJ Klingande manning the decks. Welcome 2018 with uninterrupted views of the Dubai skyline and the firework displays that will be lighting up the city.
Where: Soho Garden
Tickets: Starts at Dh400 for ladies and Dh500 for men
Call: 056-822 2559
How about kicking off the countdown with a heady dose of laughter from British stand-up comedian Jason Manford? He’ll be performing brand new material as part of his latest tour, Muddle Class.
Where: Grand Millennium Hotel
Call: 050-878 6728
The Irish Village will be throwing its NYE party with live music by resident band, The Maplejacks, as well as DJ Marky Mark, who’ll be playing classic tunes until the early hours of 2018.
Where: Irish Village
Call: 04-282 4750
Ring in 2018 with some of the biggest Arabic music stars. Taking to the stage on the night will be Nancy Ajram, the Lebanese singer who’s sold more than 30 million records worldwide. Joining her will be pop stars Mohammad Hamaki and Nassif Zeytoun.
Where: Festival Arena by Intercontinental Dubai Festival City
Tickets: Dh500-Dh2,000 (includes dinner)
Call: 050-688 1090
Diana Haddad, one of the Arab world’s biggest pop stars, will perform live at City Walk. The singer will delight fans with some of her biggest hits on a purpose-built stage in front of Hub Zero. Make sure you are there on time.
Where: City Walk, Dubai
Call: 04-317 3999
Jax Jones and Sigma
Party the night away with British DJs Jax Jones (above) and Sigma. Jones is best known for featuring on Duke Dumont’s 2014 single I Got U while Sigma has scored hits such as Nobody to Love and Changing.
Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai
Call: 04-399 0009
Dubai Opera NYE gala
Embrace the New Year in the opulent surroundings of Dubai Opera. The 50-piece London Concert Orchestra will perform the Last Night of the Year gala concert. Joined by soloists Iona Domnich and Jesus Leon Rendon, they’ll render classical pieces including Nessun Dorma, Pomp & Circumstance and Blue Danube Waltz. Post-concert, you can enjoy a dinner or a reception, before dancing the night away.
Where: Dubai Opera
Call: 04-440 8888
Hussain Al Jasmi & Tamer Hosny
Emirati singing star Al Jasmi and Egyptian music sensation Hosny will headline the New Year’s Eve Countdown concert which will also feature several local performers, bands and DJs. The concert will be followed by a stunning laser, lights and confetti shower extravaganza as well as a 10-minute fireworks display with dazzling pyrotechnic effects to create an unforgettable start to 2018.
Time: December 31, 8pm
Where: Abu Dhabi Corniche
Call: 800 555