There are so many awesome dinners, parties and all-round cool shindigs taking place this New Year’s Eve! Here’s our pick of what’s happening so you can decide where to ring in 2016…
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
La Mer: Enjoy a five-course dinner menu at QR550 inclusive of one welcome drink and one bubbly countdown drink. From 7.30pm to 2am.
Porcini Restaurant: Four-course menu at QR550 inclusive of one welcome drink and one bubbly countdown drink. From 7pm to 11pm. Guests may join the News Year celebration at Lagoon after their dinner.
Lagoon Restaurant: Dinner buffet and New Year’s Eve celebration at QR450 or QR650, inclusive of selected beverages. From 6.30pm to 2am, with live entertainment from a band.
Admiral’s Club: NYE party for an entrance fee of QR200 inclusive of one drink, from 5pm to 2am, with bands performing throughout the night.
Habanos Bar: NYE party for an entrance fee of QR150 inclusive of one drink, from 5pm to 2am, with entertainment from a Cuban band.
GO: Call 4484 8000 for more info.
The St. Regis Doha
Vine: Celebrate this most special time with family and friends with an NYE buffet. QR555 including soft drinks and QR655 including premium beverages. From 8pm to midnight.
Opal by Gordon Ramsay: Tuck into the NYE celebrations menu with a three-course set dinner including soft or premium beverages (QR735). Available from 8pm to midnight. A la carte is also available from 6pm to 8pm.
The Rooftop: Dress to impress for the White Party. Entrance fee is QR200; a minimum spend of QR6000 required for booths and QR4000 for the DJ tables. From 8pm to 2am.
Jazz at Lincoln Centre Doha: JALC Doha The Dinner Show is a two hour performance by world class jazz musicians from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Special offer for couples – QR695 for a Special three-course menu including a bottle of house vino; QR290 for a special three-course set menu for food only. The late night live – starts at 10.15pm. Only beverage service after 9.30pm. The evening runs from 8pm until late, priced at QR150 entrance fee with one glass of bubbly. QR270 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm minimum spend per person, and QR150 on the bar seat.
GO: Call 4446 0105 for more info.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski
Sawa: Welcome a joyful New Year by taking a festive culinary journey with family and friends at the extensive buffet of Sawa, surrounded by the glittering decorations and the live band entertainment. All guests will have privileged complimentary access to Bohemia for the first party of 2016. QR495 per person, including soft beverages; QR595 per person, including vino and bubbles, from 7pm onwards.
El Faro: Ring in 2016 with pure Spanish flair. Begin the New Year with a trendy dining experience surrounded by close friends and family. Enjoy the authentic Spanish six-course set menu and the live band entertainment from 7pm onwards. QR495 per person, including bubbly at the countdown. Beverages à la carte. Complimentary access to Bohemia.
Antica Pesa: Celebrate the year ending and welcome the new one in style with an exquisite five course dinner. The lounge will open from 9pm, entrance fee of QR100 includes a welcome drink. QR450 per person, including soft drinks; QR550 per person, including house beverages, from 8.30pm to 2am.
New Year’s Day Brunch: Sawa: Indulge on the first day of 2016 and celebrate the first morning of the New Year with the most divine brunch in the city. Create an unforgettable memory for everyone with an impressive selection of culinary creations, ambient live entertainment and activities for the little ones. From 12.30pm to 4pm, priced at QR495 per person, including soft beverages and QR595 per person, including vino, grain, cocktails and bubbly.
Antica Pesa: This special celebratory family a la carte brunch offers a special menu with treats for guests to enjoy throughout the day from 12.30pm to 6pm. Priced at QR400 per person, including soft drinks and QR500 per person, including house beverages.
GO: Call 4035 5555 for more info.
InterContinental Doha The City
Prime: Celebrate the end of 2015 with a spectacular set menu featuring a glass sphere dessert. All guests also get a complimentary entry ticket to the Bridge after Party – NY after party with one welcome drink. QR490 for set menu, beverages at a la carte pricing and a theme of glitz and glamour, from8pm to 11.30pm.
Hwang: Ring in the New Year and enjoy a family style menu carefully put together by the talented culinary team – 12 dishes per table. All guests also get a complimentary entry ticket to Bridge after Party – a New Year’s after party and one welcome drink. Themed red and black, QR325 soft package with a non-alcoholic welcome drink, alcoholic beverages at a la carte prices.
Strata: Put on your best party dress and join the chic crowd to ring in the New Year at Strata cabaret-style. Izakaya Tasting menu – enjoy the end of the year with the Izakaya tasting menu to share and live DJ performances. You’re welcomed with two cocktails or beverages to choose from while the chefs prepare a tasting menu for two of typical Izakaya dishes. All guests also get a complimentary entry ticket to Bridge After Party – a New Year after party and one welcome drink. QR450 per person inclusive of two alcoholic beverages (bubbly, cocktails or vino). Entry fee of QR150 per person, if no Izakaya menu is purchased. Izakaya tasting menu runs from 9pm to 11pm, DJ plays from 9pm to late.
New Year’s Day Brunch: The Square: New Year’s Day late brunch – enjoy the first meal of the year with an International selection. Trot around the globe and divulge into the guilty delights before you start your 2016 New Year’s resolution. QR250 per adult for soft package, QR400 with beverages. 50% off per child, from 1pm to 4pm.
GO: Call 4015 8888 for more info.
Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha
GLO Cocktail Bar: Prepare to GLOW ON in 2015 at the city’s special neon themed party featuring an international resident DJ on the decks! Shine bright with glow sticks, UV Paint and much more. Dress Code: Neon Colours. From 5pm onwards, entry fee inclusive of one beverage – ladies pay QR50 and gentlemen QR100.
New York Steakhouse: Ring in the New Year with your close friends and family with an intimate fine dining experience. Enjoy a tailor made six-course menu prepared by Chef David Dalhaus amidst live entertainment. From 7pm to 12.30am, from QR595.
New Year’s Day Brunch: Crossroads: Celebrate 2016 resolutions over live music, an interactive International brunch buffet and activities to keep the kids entertained. From 12.30pm to 3.30pm, priced from QR295.
Ipanema: Keep the New Year’s party going at the award winning authentic Brazilian Churrascaria – Ipanema with a feast of Brazilian meats, flambé desserts and live entertainment on January 2, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, priced from QR260.
GO: Call 4419 5000 for more info.
Lava: Dance the night away to a guest DJ for QR150 for the entrance including one drink from 8pm until 11.30pm. After 11.30pm entrance is QR200.
Paloma: Four-course set menu at QR450 including a glass of Kir Royale. Dinner starts at 6.30pm until 2am with music from the resident band and DJ. QR150 for entrance including one drink from 7pm to 11.30pm. After 11.30pm entrance is QR200.
Mykonos: Four-course set menu at QR450 including one Kir Royale from 7.30pm to 1am with entertainment from a Greek Bouzouki band, and traditional symbolic plate smashing at midnight – ‘Vasilopita’ cake with gift for the lucky winner.
Belgian Café: Special three-course set menu for QR395 including one glass of sparkling vino or a Belgian hop for QR150 entrance for bar including one drink. Entertainment by resident DJs playing oldies, 80s, 90s & 00s. From 7.30pm to 2am.
Restaurant Gallery: Start the New Year off with a bang! Join the Doha Marriott for an extraordinary line-up of your favourite dishes and live cooking stations, and party until the early hours, enjoying the moment of NYE! On January 1, head to the famous Marriott recovery brunch and welcome 2016 in style. Featuring a mouthwatering breakfast selection and your favorite ‘day after the night before’ dishes, from 12.30pm to 4pm.
GO: Call 4429 8499 for more info.
Four Seasons Hotel Doha
Bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 with a memorable night at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. Enjoy the award winning brunch-style dinner on New Year’s Eve and dance the night away with the resident DJ. Priced at QR275 for children; QR550 per adult, with soft beverages; and QR680 per adult, including special beverages. On New Year’s Day, begin 2016 with exquisite food, friends and family at one of the city’s most beloved buffets. QR340 including soft beverages and QR440 including special beverages.
GO: Call 4494 8888 for more info.
W Doha Hotel & Residences
Market by Jean-Georges: Show off your vibrant style for a dazzling New Year’s Eve with a fivecourse gastronomic extravaganza and World Class Entertainment provided by The Sunshine Trio! From 7pm to 1.30am for QR595 per person including a bottle or prosecco for every two guests.
La Spiga: Ciao and Chill at an authentic Capodanno with an Italian four plates menu and entertainment by Night and Day Italian Trio. From 7pm onwards for QR595 per person included selected vino.
Great Room: Get into the New York Times Square Vibe for a night and enjoy the most extraordinary entertainment with a Ball Drop Party. W Doha is flying the 14-piece Celebrity Show Band, all the way from Atlanta, Georgia to amp up the action and throw you the bash of the year! Enjoy the warm up session with a welcome drink and exquisite canapés. Along with that, enjoy a four-course gala dinner and a glass of bubbly to ring in the New Year. From 8pm onwards, for QR995 per person including unlimited beverages. Dress Code: New York Style fancy dress.
New Year’s Day Brunch: Spice Market: Round up your crew, kick start the New Year and unwrap resolutions at the heart of Spice Market with the New Year’s Day brunch and entertainment by Doha Jazz. From 12noon to 4pm for QR410 per person including selected alcoholic beverages and QR295 per person including non – alcoholic beverages.
GO: Call 4453 5135 for more info.
Melia Doha New Year’s Eve Oscar Night Menu Ring in the New Year at the Hala Ballroom with Meliá Doha’s special Oscar Night Menu, an exclusive dinner set with all of the Yule Tide trimmings! Six courses, all named after classic American films, including Casablanca, Titantic, American Beauty and Amadeus will be served throughout the evening. Select beverages will be served throughout the evening as you dance the night away with the live DJ. Places are limited. Events runs until 2am. priced at QR490 per person including beverages.
Call 4019 9999 for more info.