Katy Perry brings her sensational act to the UAE for a thrilling NYE show at the du Arena Image Credit: Supplied

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

Tickets: Dh350-Dh1,395

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.

Time: 7pm

Where: Waterfront Promenade, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Tickets: Free

Call: 02-413 1706

DJ Klingande

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.

Time: 7pm

Where: Soho Garden

Tickets: Starts at Dh400 for ladies and Dh500 for men

Call: 056-822 2559

Jason Manford

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.

Time: 8.30pm

Where: Grand Millennium Hotel

Tickets: Dh250-Dh350

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.

Time: 7pm

Where: Irish Village

Tickets: Dh125

Call: 04-282 4750

Nancy Ajram

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.

Time: 8.30pm

Where: Festival Arena by Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Tickets: Dh500-Dh2,000 (includes dinner)

Call: 050-688 1090

Diana Haddad

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.

Time: 10.30pm

Where: City Walk, Dubai

Tickets: Free

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.

Time: 7pm

Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai

Tickets: Dh399-Dh999

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.

Time: 6pm

Where: Dubai Opera

Tickets: Dh800-Dh2,400

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

Tickets: Dh40-Dh300

Call: 800 555