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New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year. In Dubai, it can be nothing less than absolutely spectacular! In the home of the Guinness World Records, Dubai goes big for the new year celebrations. And, as for the parties, we’ve only got one word: WOW! Here are out top 11 picks for New Year’s Eve in Dubai! (In no particular order)

1) Elrow returns to Dubai for NYE @ Soho Beach

Where: Soho Beach, Meydan

About: The infamous Elrow event comes to Dubai for New Year’s Eve at Soho Beach!This year, Soho Beach brought their A-game for the event.They promise an evening of insane house music, mad confetti, wild entertainment, crazy colours and happiness, all the essential elements of Elrow’s DNA. This year’s line-up features international DJs Dennis Ferrer, Bastian Bux and Tini Gessler. Of course, the event wouldn’t be the same without some home grown talent. This NYE we’ll hear support from Jixo & Danz, Adam Garaca, Mar+Mer and Jean B.

2) DJ Bliss @ Gotha 

Where: Gotha Club Dubai, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay

About: Gotha End 2018 in style! Gotha Club Dubai presents its first New Year’s Eve in partnership with 365 Concierge and Luv Events DXB! Local DJ and Emirati personality, DJ Bliss will ring in the new year with beats all night long. 

3) Glam it Up @ Coco Lounge

Where: Coco Lounge, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City

About: Celebrate 2019 under the stars. Coco Lounge goes glam for a New Year’s Eve to remember. With spectacular views of the fireworks, a magical all-white theme and sparkling drinks by the pool, this one is sure to be a sell out as in previous years so be sure to book early! 

4) Rudimental Rocking It @ Zero Gravity

Where: Zero Gravity, JBR

About: New Year’s Eve promises to be an unforgettable night under the stars with a huge double bill of Brit Award winners Rudimental and man of the moment Sigala. Boasting a back catalogue of floor-filling tracks Rudimental and Sigala promise energetic and hit heavy sets as you dance on the sand through to 2019 under a sky filled with fireworks. The views from Zero Gravity’s beach are unmatched!

5) Dive into 2019 with Dixon and Ame @ BMI

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi

About: Welcome in 2019 in style at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE to the tunes of Dixon and Ame! Say goodbye to 2018 and greet the new year with the Innervisions kings. According to Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJ poll, Dixon is ranked at the top. He’ll be firing back to back with Kristian Beyer, Ame DJ, in an unparalleled, symbiotic set. The set promises to bring party-goers some conceptually driven and uniquely visceral music production. Resident DJs Frederick Stone, Aidin Karami and Michka will support the performance alongside Denis Horvat.

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6) Moullinex @ Barbary

Where: Barbary, Wyndham Hotel Dubai, Barsha Heights

About: Barbary Dubai is bringing Moullinex, one of the world’s most renowned disco DJs, to close out their New Year Eve’s bash. It’ll be feasting, boozing, dancing and just enjoying the great vibes. Additionally, the location means you’re less likely to miss the whole night stuck in traffic, a major bonus. Infusion even had the chance to interview Moullinex. 

7) Trashed with House Party Dubai & Cirque le Soir

Where: Fairmont Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

About: Two of Dubai’s most notorious venues, The House Party Dubai and Cirque Le Soir have joined forces to bring Trashed for New Year’s Eve. While the parents are away, we play. The only rule here is that there are no rules!! Dance on the sofa! Jump on the bed! Go absolutely nuts, Home Alone style! With music from both the 90s and more recent chart hits, you’ll be on the dancefloor all night long. Cirque will have unusual performers and great music too.

8) Fatman Scoop & Bassjackers @ Barasti Beach

Where: Barasti Beach, Dubai Marina

About: Two of the most iconic music legends will help beach goers into the new year 2019 with a blast! International favourites Fatman Scoop and Bassjackers are set to headline at Barasti Beach this NYE. Fully equipped to bring the party to life, Fatman Scoop is famous for his rambunctious baritone’s, booming voice, catchy hooks, electrifying energy and a charismatic presence that never goes unnoticed! Dutch electronic music duo, Bassjackers will also be igniting the power of the New Year with a set of chart-topping bangers. The talented duo have reached massive heights with numerous chart-topping hits and collaborations with the likes of Martin Garrix, Afrojack and KSHMR. Rest assured, the talented duo certainly know how to rock the stage. Barasti Beach is always a great spot for fireworks and beach side fun. 

9) The Decades Go By at Jazz @ Pizza Express

Where: Jazz@PizzaExpress, JLT

About: The pizzeria will be hosting a 70s to 90s party with old school music across the decades, glow sticks and Italian food. Always a party-hoping favourite, this place gets a crowd going in an intimate and low-key space. Sing along to your favourite tunes from childhood (and maybe earlier). Sometimes you have to look back in order to look forward for the new year. 

10) Yo Gotti @ BOA

Where: BOA Club, V Hotel, Al Habtoor City

About: American rapper Yo Gotti, who has collaborated with the likes of Nicki Minaj, T.I. and Trey Songz, is performing at BOA to close 2018. The ultra luxurious Lounge & Club will be hosting the most glamorous party of the year while the stage will be filled with amazing all night long entertainment. The night will culminate with the liver performance of the American Rapper Yo Gotti who’s collaboration with Nicki Manaj and Rihanna resulted in amazing International Hits such as Rake It Up and Young Thug.

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Usher in the NEW YEAR from above the DUBAI skies with BOA and @yogotti! Our remarkably beautiful dual-story venue is elevated above the Dubai metropolis at the 32nd floor of the region’s most cutting-edge hotel, V Dubai – Al Habtoor City. Our ultra luxurious Lounge & Club will be hosting the most glamorous party of the year while the stage will be filled with amazing all night long entertainment. The night will culminate with the LIVE PERFORMANCE of the American Rapper Yo Gotti who’s collaboration with NICKI MINAJ and RIHANNA resulted in amazing International Hits such as Rake It Up/ Young Thug. Yo Gotti YouTube link in bio. The BOA lounge features a lavish terrace with sensational views across the Dubai Water Canal, Sheikh Zayed Road and the Arabian Gulf and will be receiving guest from 8PM onward. With BOA Club, NYE transforms into a vibrant celebration of luxury lifestyle! Happy 2019! #TogetherWeAreBOA AED 150 / Walk in guests For NYE table reservations, please secure your spot in time: 056 501 2039 / #BOA #NYE2019 #NYE2019parties #DubaiNYE #DubaiNYE2019 #MyDubai

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11) Time Capsule Party @ White

Where: White Dubai, Meydan

About: This year, White’s team of scientists and inventors are determined to prove that time travel is possible. Testing their theories with a time capsule of their own invention, White is expected to be hurtled 800,000 years into the future, and back. Witness the Time Capsule at this year’s NYE. It features unmatched retro, classic and tech-savvy, shiny, futuristic production along with world class wow-factor video projections that will set the scene for the region’s award-winning DJs to play the leveled, palatial playground.