Doha is set to welc ome another year with a huge host of parties, dinners, brunches and balls. Here are just some of the places you can be joining in the…

DOHA MARRIOTT HOTEL

Out with the old, in with the new!Whether you chose the fun and excitement of the Restaurant Gallery or the refined ambiance of JW’s Steakhouse, bring in the New Year in style at the Doha Marriott. Featuring an extraordinary line-up of your favourite dishes and live cooking stations, party until the early hours and enjoy the moment that the clock strikes 12. Includes party favours and a midnight toast. QR399 with soft drinks and QR499 with bubbly, from 8pm to 2am.

Call 4429 8499 for reservations and more information.

SHARQ VILLAGE & SPA

Al Liwan: Count down to the New Year with an enchanting evening filled with golden festivities and a mesmerising buffet spread while enjoying the celebrative entertainment of Al Liwan Restaurant. QR375 with soft beverages; QR180 for children aged six to 12-yearsold. Children aged five and under dine for free. From 6.30pm to midnight.

Al Dana: Welcome 2017 with a dash of Mediterranean flavours as you gaze the sparkling city lights of Doha Bay. Chef Evangelos Liakouris’ set menu sparkles your New Year’s Evening as you mingle with friends and family at the stylish ambiance of Al Dana Restaurant. Live entertainment is provided too. QR490 with a welcome drink, from 6.30pm to midnight.

Parisa: Join Chef Moghadam Najari to welcome the New Year with a sprinkle of Iranian charm. An authentic Persian evening filled with live entertainment and a delightful family-style set menu awaits for you at Parisa Restaurant. QR375 with a traditional Persian welcome drink, from 6.30pm to midnight.

Call 4425 6999 for reservations and more information.

W DOHA HOTEL & RESIDENCES

Wahm: This New Year’s Eve lose your inhibitions before your resolutions kick in with Two Plug Two Play ready to shake up the crowd at Wahm! Enjoy a live show with excellent music courtesy of world-known artists. First up, DJ Paula Serra, famous for recently performing at Tomorrowland, the widely popular festival in Belgium and playing alongside the greatest icons of EDM such as David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Axwell & ingrosso and Steve Aoki after winning ‘Mazda drives: The Sound of Tomorrow’ Secondly, there’s Ramon Riera, the saxophonist is also a well known DJ, arranger and music producer and has performed in major concert halls and clubs across Europe .Having shared the stage with famous DJs such as Lara Taylor, Julio Cuba, Carlos Jean, Randy Garcia and more, he has also collaborated with Noteworthy labels including Deep Bass Records. Prices start for QR250 for ladies and QR450 for gents, from 7.30pm to 2am.

Great Room: Revisit the days of Studio 54 as NYE goes major throwback to the era that started it all. Revel in a setting beyond expectation and ‘resolve’ to groove non-stop. W Doha is flying the 12-piece band, all the way from USA – ‘I Love this band’ will throw you the bash of the year! Along with that, enjoy a four-course gala dinner and a glass of bubbly to ring in the New Year. If there was a reason for a disco ball, then this is it! QR995 per person including unlimited beverages, from 8pm onwards. Dress code is strictly disco glam.

Crystal Lounge and Club: This New Years eve, get ready to experience the best of House and R&B under one roof in the same night! Dubbed as ‘Queen of Electro’ and one of the most prolific dance artists around, Luciana has toured the world and been the voice behind countless club anthems, with vocal features on EDM hits like as Tiesto’s ‘We Own The Night’ and The Cataracs ‘Big Dipper’ and has also collaborating on releases with EDM’s biggest names such as Hardwell. Mims, famous for “This is why I’m hot”, is all set to give guests in W Doha a taste of his creative flow. After performing all over the world, Mims continues a successful career in the rap industry which began at the age of 13, where his mother bought him his first DJ set. QR150 for ladies (includes a drink); QR250 for gents (includes a drink), from 9pm onwards.

Call 4453 5135 for reservations and more information.

GRAND HYATT DOHA HOTEL & VILLAS

The Grill: Grand Hyatt Doha’s special New Year’s Night Brunch will be available from 8pm for a cool QR499 including unlimited house vinos, brew and spirits. Bubbly will be served during countdown to midnight, and party tunes courtesy of the live band and DJ Maxi Cuenca from Barcelona will be played until the early hours.

Isaan: Celebrate New Year’s Eve Thai style at a special night market event from 8pm at Isaan. Dive into a huge variety of Thai specialities, prepared to order at an array of colourful live cooking stations around the restaurant. Accompanied by unlimited soft beverages for QR299, or special beverages including bubbly at midnight for QR449.

Dunes: The city’s most popular after brunch ramps up the volume and entertainment levels for a very special Liquid New Year’s Eve. Kick out 2016 and see in 2017 in supreme liquid fashion, under Dunes’ twirling mirror balls, from 9pm onwards, to the inimitable soundtrack of DJ Santiago Vittorelli together with upgraded disco lighting and live mixed visuals. Packages including entry start at QR299 for unlimited brew and house vino by the glass all night until 2am. Pay QR399 for unlimited house spirits all night or QR499 for premium spirits all night. In addition, everyone gets a glass of bubbly at midnight!

Call 4448 1234 for reservations and more information.

THE WESTIN DOHA HOTEL & SPA

Spend New Year’s Eve at Mix Bar Terrace and make the most of the night with the special group packages! Ticket price includes a lavish food buffet and bottomless beverages. Groups of 10 guests or more receive 10% o¬ff their bill as well as a complimentary bottle. Prices start from QR499 per person; QR799 at the door.

Call 4492 1733 for reservations and more information.

THE ST.REGIS DOHA

Grand Evening Celebration: Celebrate your NYE at the finest address in town with the finest food and drinks selection. Join in a culinary journey to welcome the new year in more than 2,500 square meters of lavish offerings prepared by leading Chefs from Astor Grill, Opal by Gordon Ramsay, Vine and many more of the hotel’s dining outlets. QR555 with soft drinks; QR655 with premium beverages, from 8pm to 1am. Prior booking highly recommended.

The Rooftop: Celebrate The Rooftop’s 3rd New Year with a super stylish set up and breathtaking ambiance which becomes the temple of Quality DJ Music in Doha. A canapé selection is served too. QR200 entrance fee for walkins, from 8pm to 2am. Prior booking recommended.

The Club: Tuck into this excellent three-course couples set menu for two with a bottle of house vino (QR795); or go for the premium couples set menu which comes with a bottle of premium vino(QR945); and if you really want to go lavish, the bubbly couples menu includes a bottle of bubbles (QR1245). From 7pm to 2am, prior booking highly recommended.

Call 4446 0105 for reservations and more information.

SHERATON GRAND DOHA RESORT & CONVENTION HOTEL

Latino Steak house: Balloons, party favours and your favourite Latin tunes are just the beginning of this unforgettable evening: Indulge yourself in an extensive buffet with unlimited meat cuts carefully crafted by Chef Luciano and complement the delicious food with a luscious cocktail. When it’s time to cheer in the New Year the first Margarita is on the house. QR270 per person including free flow mixers and sparkling vino. 50% discount for children under 12-years-old and kids aged under six dine for free. From 7.30pm to 1am.

Al Hubara: Celebrate and conclude this year on a jubilant note with an exciting evening of revelry. Be enthralled by the wide selection of gastronomic delights featuring Continental, Middle Eastern and other international favorites, whilst enjoying live entertainment. QR330 per person including free flow of nonalcoholic house beverages; QR430 per person including selected beverages; 50% discount for children under 12-years-old and kids aged under six dine for free. From 7.30pm to 1am.

Irish Harp: Rock into the New Year! The live band will be rocking out with popular sounds from 8.30pm until the early morning hours! Bring along all your friends and celebrate an unforgettable evening. QR220 per person including two standard beverages.

Call 4485 3000 for reservations and more information.

MARRIOTT MARQUIS CITY CENTRE DOHA

Glo Cocktail Bar: Come dressed in neon or white, because the crowd will be partying under the black light with the international resident DJ on the decks, glow sticks, UV Paint and much more. Free Entry before 9pm; QR50 entry fee after 9pm, doors open from 5pm.

Champions Sports Bar : Grab your cigar and your Cuban wear and head on over to Champions for Cuban cuisine, Latin jazz, tropical drinks and more as you ring in 2017! Free entry, from 5pm onwards.

New York Steak House: Ring in the New Year with your close friends and family at an intimate fine dining experience. Enjoy a tailor made fivecourse menu prepared by Chef David Dahlhaus amidst live entertainment. From QR495, from 6.30pm to 12.30pm.

Call 4419 5000 for reservations and more information.

INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA THE CITY

The Square: Bring the whole gang to The Square on New Year’s Eve. Let your palate travel the world with an International buffet menu as you sample classic favourites from all the live stations and food bars. End the year with a bang for your taste buds! QR355 per person inclusive of soft beverages ; QR555 per person inclusive of selected house and premium beverages. Kids below six-years-old dine complimentary, kids aged six to 12-years-old get 50% off. Complimentary ticket to the Famous After Party At The Bridge with one welcome drink included! From 8pm to 11.30pm.

Strata: End the year with a bang as you soak in the amazing views of the city at Strata! It doesn’t get better than this. Enjoy two welcome drinks while the chefs prepare a tasting menu for two of typical Isakaya dishes. Priced at QR250. Stick around for the awesome Sky High NYE party for QR100 per person, from 9pm to 2am.

The Bridge: You won’t find another New Year’s Eve party like this! Held on the spectacular bridge, guests who dine at the restaurants on New Year’s Eve enjoy complimentary entrance to the Bash featuring a DJ and a dazzling balloon drop to ring in the New Year with a bang. Entrance tickets are QR150 per person inclusive of one beverage. 21+ years old only. ID required.

Call 4015 8888 for reservations and more information.

INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA

Lava: The Lava Royale New Year’s Eve Party will be adorned in special lights and cloth ceiling decoration with guest DJs spinning the tunes. Special table offerings with normal and premium spirits packages will be offered. QR150 for entrance including one drink, from 8pm to 11.30pm. QR200 for entrance only after 11.30pm. Door will be open between Lava and Paloma and the party will run until 2am.

Paloma: Step into Studio 54 for a New Year’s old-school, funky concept and music. A four-course set menu including a festive margarita will be served from 7pm to 2am for QR450. Live entertainment from the resident band Soul Shake will keep you grooving. QR150 for entrance including one drink from 7pm to 11.30pm. QR200 for entrance after 11.30pm.

Call 800 4642 for reservations and more information.

MARSA MALAZ KEMPINSKI

The Pearl-Doha Sawa: Start the New Year in elegance! 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. QR495 per person with soft drinks; QR595 per person with vino and bubbly; QR150 per child aged six to 12-years-old, from 7pm onwards.

El Faro: Ring in 2017 in pure Spanish style. 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. QR425 per person with soft drinks; QR550 per person with vino and bubbly, from 7pm onwards.

Call 4035 5555 for reservations and more information.

KEMPINSKI RESIDENCES & SUITES

The Lounge: Countdown party! Skip the crowds and step into a dazzling atmosphere in The Lounge and welcome 2017 in shimmering elegance. Countdown to the New Year like a celebrity and dance the night away with live entertainment and beats. QR120 per person for entrance; QR425 per person for entry plus bubbly, grains, vino and house beverages. From 8.30pm to 1.30am.

Aroma: End 2016 in style with a perfectly executed culinary adventure in Aroma. Following your five-course food journey step into The Lounge and welcome in 2017 including a glass of bubbly for the countdown. QR355 per person with soft drinks and fresh juices; QR495 per person including bubbly, grains and vino as well as entrance to The Lounge and bubbly at the countdown. From 8pm to 11pm.

Call 4405 3333 for reservations and more information.

RADISSON BLUE HOTEL DOHA

Bentley’s Grill: Celebrate the magical midnight hour of New Year’s Eve at Bentley’s Grill with a gastronomic evening made up of a delicious six-course gourmet menu. QR390, from 6pm.

Qube: Get ready to party with DJ Melody from the UK. Don’t miss the Qube’s New Year bash guaranteed to make it a night you’ll never forget. Join in as the DJ spins all the best tunes on the decks into the early hours of 2017. Ladies – free entry until 10pm, after 10pm it’s QR50 (inclusive of one beverage); Gents QR130 (inclusive of one beverage); VIP QR160 (inclusive of one beverage). Over 21s only. Original Qatar Resident Permit or original passport required for entry.

Call 4428 1428 for reservations and more information.

ORYX ROTANA DOHA

Jazz Club: Have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at the Jazz Club and ring in the New Year in style at an exclusive dinner. This VIP experience includes a delectable three-course plated dinner, featuring some contemporary steak favourites, served from a set menu for QR450 with a welcome drink. Countdown to 2017 in an intimate, stylish setting and shake the night away to live jazz performances. Entrance is QR250 with a welcome drink.

Choices: Savour the last moments of the year and groove to the sounds of the resident DJ on the mezzanine with family and friends at Choices’ New Year’s Eve party. You can indulge in a sumptuous banquet, with a wide variety of dishes from the buffet, live cooking stations, sushi and salad bar, as well as a tempting variety of desserts. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve party cost QR425, food only; and QR525 including house beverages; children aged six to 12-yearsold pay QR215.

Call 4402 3333 for reservations and more information.✤

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