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Unusual Places to Ring in 2024

If you’re keen to travel out of the UAE for the New Year there are some incredible experiences happening around the globe. 

With tons of parties, events and happenings right on our doorsteps across Dubai and the rest of the UAE, you’re spoilt for choice. But we thought we’d explore some locations a little further afield and see where the best destinations are worldwide to celebrate the New Year. Read on to find out our top 3…

  1. Waldorf Astoria, Bangkok

A mere 6-hour flight from the UAE transports you to the tropical paradise of Thailand, and the vibrant city of Bangkok. Known for its towering skyscrapers and thriving gastronomic scene, it’s the perfect blend of boujee and slick for those craving the luxurious comforts of Dubai as well as an international trip. One NYE there will be unforgettable dinners at Bull & Bear, The Brasserie, Peacock Alley and The Loft, each offering their own special menu, live entertainment, and views of the incredible fireworks. Prices start at AED 600 per person, which makes a change from the astronomical local prices for Dec 31st. Roll over into NYD and enjoy a casual brunch for those feeling fragile at The Brasserie, featuring a variety of caviars, seafood, and delightful desserts, with prices starting at AED 400 per person. The Waldorf Astoria is a gleaming tower of luxury in the heart of the city’s downtown, and combines authentic Thai culture with elegant contemporary design. 

For starting rates and reservations and more information, please contact Waldorf Astoria Bangkok at +66 (0) 2846 8888, or email wabkk.fb@waldorfastoria.com.

  1. The Dorchester Hotel, London

Located in London’s swanky Park Lane, The Dorchester Hotel has long been synonymous with British class and top tier luxury. It’s also the home of the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball 2023, the optimum choice for a mesmerising gala dinner packed with prestige and glamorous members. Guests can enjoy a champagne and canape reception, followed by a lavish sit-down banquet with a menu curated by the hotel’s celebrated culinary team. With dishes such as Hen of the Woods,

Ox Cheek and Shallot Tart, and Vanilla Mille-Feuille and Tahitian Vanilla Diplomat Cream for dessert, plus coffee and Petit Fours, the dining promises to be as rich as the themed masquerade costumes donned by their awe-inspiring live performers. Guests can quaff premium bubbles, house beverages and exquisite food as they wait for the countdown to 2024, and even stay on later for their iconic afterparty. 

To book your tickets to the Masquerade Ball click here or to book your stay at The Dorchester email info.TDL@dorchestercollection.com or call +44 (0) 207 629 8888.

  1. Nobu Hotel, Marbella

One of the plushest hotel chains worldwide, with residences in Dubai, London, Miami among others, the Spanish variety is on the superb Golden Mile, where millionaires come to party amid the glitterati against the backdrop of the Mediterranean sea. Nobu Marbella attracts the world’s trendsetters and elite who can stay, drink and dine just a few steps from the sandy beach. Their guest rooms are the height of comfort, with sleek design and sprawling terraces overlooking La Plaza, while their dining spot is headed by Chef Matsuhisa’s infamous dishes from Rockfish Tempura to Black Cod Miso. There’s also a splendid pool serving up booster shots and cocktails with electrolytes – perfect to recover one’s liver from the night before, or you can sweat it out in the well-stocked gym, or relax into a massage at the Sex Senses Spa. While the daytimes are about leisurely luxury, in the night time the venue comes alive with its vibrant guest energy and colourful cocktails. Their NYE offer is perfect for couples, with a stay plus a table at one of Marbella’s premium dining spots, where Chef Omakase’s menu of signature dishes will take you on a dazzling gastronomic journey. Party your way into 2024 with live entertainment and a beat-dropping DJ, and if you’re up for breakfast the following morning you can indulge from the comfort of your luxurious suite. 

To book a room visit their reservations page here or call +34 (0) 95277 8585.

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