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It’s the Insider teams ESSENTIAL New Year’s Eve and day celebrations to choose from …

If you are going for the downtown experience, you can’t physically get any closer and higher (outdoors that is) than the pool terrace at CE LA VI and given the cost no question option its where we would want to be. Outdoor seating is AED 5,000 per person and indoor with 6 or more will bring the cost down to AED 2,500. Go big or choose something else we say. 04 582 6111

Paramount Hotel : The Stage will be transformed into a Carnival circus straight from the movies, with live entertainers bringing you all the fan-favourite beats you love to hear and a circus-inspired endless buffet. Beat the traffic and head over to Paramount Screening Room at 2pm, 4pm or 7pm to watch classix New Year movies that will bring you a festive spirit. Don’t forget Speak Easy Bar and lounge is also hosting is own slice of circus fun and magic AED 350 from 6pm to 3am. 04 246 6666

Conrad Etihad Towers : You can for brunch at Nahaam and see the fireworks pool side, but we would go for the observation deck on the 74th floor why? The view and its only AED 200 and it has to be the best if not one of the best views in town. 02 811 5555

The Westin Dubai, there is a gala dinner on offer but we would choose the one and only Bubbalicious. You can visit twice; once new years eve and brunch again on new years day now there is a challenge, we would gladly accept …AED 895 per visit. 04 399 4141

Jumeriah Saadiyat Island. Only 50 minutes from Dubai and you have Caribbean views waiting for you. You can choose from Tean, Mare Mare, Lobster Lounge, White and even Off side. Our choice is Mare Mare. 02 811 4444

Back in Dubai JW Marriott has a host of restaurants to choose from and lets face they will all be great because it’s the Marquis. Our choice is Aqua the pool terrace. 04 414 0000

Meydan is its own mini world of activity, and you can either go alfresco on the golf course or dress up for Farriers either way is going be a great time with the whole Dubai skyline to be seen. 04 381 3333

Radisson Damac hills for those of us that live out in communities presents a great option and came along just in time. Fire lake Grill House is our choice AED 450 with house beverages, but you can also take in live entertainment around the pool with mixed grill mains for only AED 245. The Hessa Street Kitchen is the Asian themed buffet with live entertainment AED 395 with house beverages. 04 879 1111

New kid on the block Aura Skypool is right in the middle of the Palm so plenty of options (4 to be exact) based on what part of the sky you would like to see. You can expect a bottle of Tattinger and a taste of Aura platter with other dishes on offer to choose from cos ranges from AED 2,000 and above. 04 566 2121

Monkey Bar at 25 hours

25 Hours Hotel Central is a brand-new hotel having opened in December. Look out onto the Museum of the future from the roof top south American decked out cocktail bar which comes with DJ’s and live percussionist and with sure fire ‘Monkey business’ to come on NYE +971 56 508 9855 this is for certain a new hot spot to trot

Spending time at the Park Hyatt is like spending time abroad without the flight, its jus another world and Noepe is little bit of magic on top

Starting from AED 1,200 and above you will be treated to your own fireworks display courtesy of the Park Hyatt along the waterfront and terrace or sit around the fire pit the choice is yours. Drinks will be free flowing, and tunes will come from an in house DJ +971 4 602 1814

Spending time at the Park Hyatt is like spending time abroad without the flight, its just another world and Noepe is little bit of magic on top

Starting from AED 1,200 and above you will be treated to your own fireworks display courtesy of the Park Hyatt along the waterfront and terrace or sit around the fire pit the choice is yours. Drinks will be free flowing, and tunes will come from an in house DJ +971 4 602 1814

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