New Year's Eve in Doha 2015

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New Year’s Eve (party only)

Under QR100

Glo Bar
[Neon theme]

Glow at Glo as you see the New Year in at this special neon themed party featuring glow sticks, UV paint and much more. The international resident DJ is also on the decks. Dress code? Why, neon, of course!
QR50 (ladies), QR100 (men), inclusive of one beverage. 5pm-2am. Marriott Marquis City Centre, West Bay (4419 5000).

Qube
One of Doha’s oldest nightclubs is putting on a night to remember, as they fly out DJ Melody from the UK to spin the decks while you boogie your way into 2016.
QR50 (ladies after 10pm, free before), QR130 (men), QR160 (VIP). 7pm-2am. Radisson Blu, Salwa Road (4428 1428).

QR100-199

Bohemia
[Lounge vibes]

Sophisticated Bohemia is hosting a sparkling evening that’s stylishly formal and utterly glamorous. DJ Longplayer is on the decks.
QR120 (inclusive of bubbles at midnight). 7pm-2am. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

Noir

This new nightclub is paying homage to the humble bow tie in a fun yet formal evening of competitions, giveaways, themed beverages, nibbles and a guest DJ.
QR150 (two beverages). 9pm-2am. Melia Doha, West Bay (4019 9999).

QR200-299

Admiral’s Club
[Live bands]

Get down-to-earth at Admiral’s, which is perched by the marina at The Ritz-Carlton Doha, and watch a set list of local bands jam through the night.
QR200 (inclusive of one beverage). 5pm-2am. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

Irish Harp
[Live band]

No one parties like the Irish so head down to Doha’s most popular Irish bar to rock your way into the New Year with the live band.
QR220 (inclusive of two beverages). 8.30pm-2am. Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, West Bay (4485 4444).

Lava
[Guest DJ]

Head to lively evening spot Lava or pair your evening with a dinner in neighbouring Mexican Paloma. A surprise guest DJ is on the decks.
QR150 (inclusive of one drink between 8pm and 11.30pm), QR200 (entrance only from 11.30pm). InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

The Rooftop
[Knockout views]

Dance the night away in your most sparkling attire at outdoor venue The Rooftop's White Party.
QR200 (entrance only), QR6,000 (minimum spend for booths). 8pm-2am. The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

QR300-399

Dunes
[Live band]

It’s show time at Dunes, a vast indoor-outdoor venue renowned for after-hours fun. Tonight, DJ Santiago Vittorelli is joined by the band Mystique.
QR300 (inclusive of two beverages). 8pm-2am. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1280).

QR400-499

The Lounge
[Gatsby theme]

Arrive in your 1920s attire and dance the night away to live DJ beats. Various packages are available with welcome canapés, midnight snacks and bubbles.
QR450 per person (house beverages). QR950 (single), QR1,800 (couples), QR3,500 (four people, canapes, house beverages, midnight snacks). 8.30pm-2am. Kempinski Residences & Suites, West Bay (4405 3333).

New Year’s Eve (also food)
QR100-199

Bab al Baher
[Dine al fresco]

Embrace the Oriental ambiance while tucking into a selection of mezze on the beach and order your favourite shisha flavour.
QR195 (food only). 7pm-2am. Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3447).

Shisha Garden
[Bag a bargain]

For a low key evening, head to La Cigale’s relaxing Shisha Garden for a set menu of Lebanese classics and shisha flavours.
QR185 (food only). La Cigale Hotel, Suhaim bin Hamad Street (4428 8702).

QR200-299

Al Nafourah Garden
[Dine al fresco]

This outdoor garden spot is hosting a brunch with a lively atmosphere and international cuisine. You’ll also get a complimentary pass to the hotel’s ballroom party at midnight.
QR210 (food only), QR310 (with house beverages). 8pm-2am. Oryx Rotana, Airport Road (4402 3333).

Isaan
This award-winning Thai restaurant is throwing an extra special brunch for New Year’s Eve. Dive into classic Thai dishes made-to-order with super fresh and flavourful ingredients, and enjoy relaxed vibes.
QR295 (food and soft drinks), QR420 (with house beverages). 7pm-2am. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1250).

Le Cigalon
The buffet spread at international restaurant Le Cigalon features Oriental ouzi, alongside a fresh seafood selection, and plenty of delicious desserts (the venue shares its space with the hotel’s pastry specialists).
QR295 (food only). 6.30pm-11.30pm. La Cigale Hotel, C Ring Road (4428 8698).

Mawasem
[Family friendly]

This international all-day dining spot boasts sea views and a family-friendly vibe, perfect for ringing in the New Year together. Take all your loved ones for the special gala dinner where live music entertains throughout.
QR250 (food and soft drinks), QR350 (with house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3112).

QR300-399

Al Hubara
[Live entertainment]

Dive into an international buffet and live cooking stations featuring Continental, Far Eastern and Middle Eastern specialties, not to mention a large selection of fresh seafood. Meanwhile, the band's there until midnight.
QR350 (food and soft drinks), QR450 (with house beverages), QR175 (children under 12). Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, West Bay (4485 3000).

Al Shaheen Rooftop
[Knockout views]

Overlook the city from this rooftop location, as you indulge in a four-course gourmet menu of international treats. It's strictly for grown-ups.
QR310 (food and house beverages). 7.30pm-1am. Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, West Bay (4485 3000).

Belgian Café
[Party vibes]

Not into the whole swanky dining and glamourous dressing? Belgian Café is down-to-earth, so get yourself down here for a fun evening featuring a special three-course set menu and Belgian beverages. The DJ is spinning loads of oldies but goodies.
QR395 (food and one beverage), QR150 (entrance and one beverage). 7.30pm-2am. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Doha Marriott Restaurant Gallery
A huge array of food is what awaits you on New Year’s Eve in Doha Marriott. Find plenty of your favourite dishes and lots of live cooking stations and carry on the party until the early hours.
QR399 (food and soft drinks), QR499 (with house beverages). 8pm-2am. Doha Marriott, Ras Abu Abboud Street (4429 8499).

Hwang
[Family friendly]

Sharing is the name of the game tonight, as pan-Asian restaurant Hwang serves twelve dishes per table. You can also continue the evening at the hotel’s ‘Bridge After Party’. The theme is red and black.
QR325 (food and soft drinks). Get 25 percent off if you dine between 6pm and 8pm. 8pm-11.30pm. InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

Jade A and B
[Party vibes]

The Oryx Rotana is opening the vast ballroom doors to let partygoers enjoy an evening of dancing, DJing and dining. DJ Alex is on the decks from 9pm and an international buffet spread can be devoured until 1am.
From QR399 (food only), QR260 if you book before December 26. 9pm-2am. Oryx Rotana, Airport Road (4402 3333).

Latino
[Live entertainment]

This popular South American restaurant is sure to be lively, lairy and loud, with plenty of balloons, party favours and Latin tunes. Indulge in an extensive buffet selection with unlimited meat cuts and complement it with Latino’s special mixed beverages – one of which is free at midnight.
QR340 (food and house beverages). 7.30pm-1am. Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, West Bay (4485 3000).

La Veranda
[Dine al fresco]

Chef Alessandro has prepared a fine Italian feast, alongside a selection of international dishes, available in buffet-style.
QR350 (food and soft drinks), QR450 (with house beverages), QR175 (children under 12). 7.30pm-1am. Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, West Bay (4485 3000).

The Cellar
[Live entertainment]

Add a Spanish twist to your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Enjoy authentic tapas dishes from the special Noche Vieja set menu while live music keeps you entertained. You’ll also get a free pass to the ‘In the midnight hour New Year’s Eve party’ in the hotel’s ballroom. Not to mention 25 percent off The Cellar’s New Year’s Day brunch.
QR300 (food only). 8pm-midnight. Oryx Rotana, Airport Road (4402 3333).

QR400-499

Antica Pesa
Feast on five courses of top Italian cuisine with family and friends, for a sophisticated and stylish evening. You can also book a space in the lounge area, open from 9pm.
QR450 (food and soft drinks), QR550 (with house beverages), QR100 (lounge entry and one beverage). 8.30pm-2am. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

Choices
[Family friendly]

Sushi, salads and numerous live cooking stations serving a wide variety of international dishes is what you’ll find at Choices tonight. Eat all you can and then work it off on the dance floor as the resident DJ entertains on the mezzanine. Also get a free pass to the hotel’s ballroom party at midnight.
QR425 (food only), QR525 (with house beverages), QR215 (children six-12), free (children under five). Oryx Rotana, Airport Road (4402 3333).

Di Capri
We have high hopes for the fabulous four-course set menu Di Capri is serving tonight. Enjoy the food alongside live DJ music.
QR400 (food and one beverage). 9.30pm-2am. La Cigale Hotel, Suhaim bin Hamad Street (4428 8840).

El Faro
You certainly won’t be hungry as you enter 2016 after your night in El Faro, where a whopping six-course set menu of authentic Spanish dishes is being served. Live entertainment features and you also get complimentary access to Bohemia lounge.
QR495 (food and midnight bubbles). 7pm-2am. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

Fish Market
[Dine al fresco]

Take a perch outside and enjoy the beachside views. A special four-course menu, full of seafood delights, has been crafted and live entertainment will see you through the night.
QR450 (food and one beverage). 7.30pm-1am. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Jazz Club
[Live entertainment]

As you would expect from such a venue, the evening features live jazz performances in the intimate, stylish setting. A three-course dinner is also served with dishes such as the popular steak from the menu. For midnight, enter the hotel’s ballroom party for free.
QR450 (food and one beverage), QR250 (entrance and one beverage). Oryx Rotana, Airport Road (4402 3333).

Lagoon
[Family-friendly]

The international restaurant is serving up an extensive international dinner buffet as the live band entertains the whole family.
QR450 (food and soft drinks), QR650 (with house beverages). 6.30pm-2am. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

Le Central
This bright and airy Mediterranean spot is hosting an evening dinner with an accompanying DJ. The four-course set menu features classic regional dishes.
QR400 (food and one beverage). 9.30pm-2am. La Cigale, C Ring Road (4428 8772).

Mykonos
[Live entertainment]

Smash a few plates in a symbolic, traditional Greek ceremony at midnight. Before that, indulge in four courses of Greek cuisine while the Bouzouki band entertains with authentic tunes. A prize draw sees a winner claim a cake and gift.
QR450 (food and one beverage). 7.30pm-1am. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Paloma
[Party vibes]

Tonight the kitchen is creating a Mexican four-course set menu to enjoy while you tap your feet to tunes by the resident band and DJ. Move back and forth between both Lava and Paloma.
QR450 (food and one glass of sparkling). QR150 (inclusive of one drink between 7pm and 11.30pm), QR200 (entrance after 11.30pm). 6.30pm-2am. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Prime
[Romantic meal for two]

A special set menu has been carefully curated, featuring plenty of wonderful, gourmet dishes. You also get a free ticket to the hotel’s Bridge after-party, plus one welcome beverage, for midnight.
QR490 (food only), beverages à la carte. 8pm-11.30pm. InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

Sawa
[Family friendly]

Glittering decorations, live music and an extensive international buffet selection features. To ring in the New Year, take advantage of your complimentary entry at the party in Bohemia.
QR495 (food and soft drinks), QR595 (with house beverages). 7pm-2am. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

Strata Lounge
[Knockout views]

From your vantage point on the 55th floor, enjoy a Japanese Izakaya tasting menu, live DJ performances and plenty of mixed beverages. Also get a free entry ticket to the hotel’s Bridge after party, plus one welcome beverage,
at midnight.
QR450 (food and two beverages), QR150 (entrance only). 9pm-11pm. InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

QR500-599

Astor Grill
[Romantic meal for two]

Book a table at this contemporary steakhouse and work your way through a four-course set menu of gourmet New York-inspired dishes. You can also pair this with grape.
QR550 (food and one beverage), QR790 (with grape pairing). 8pm-midnight. The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

Coral
[Family friendly]

A special gourmet buffet is on offer at family friendly restaurant Coral while a DJ blasts mainstream tunes in Arabic and English.
QR595 (food and house beverages). 7.30pm-1am. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Market by Jean-Georges
[Live entertainment]

A five-course gastronomic extravangza is taking place at this award-winning restaurant tonight while entertainment is provided by The Sunshine Trio.
QR595 (food and one bottle for every two guests). 7pm-1.30am. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5135).

New York Steakhouse
[Romantic meal for two]

Treat yourself and your loved one(s) to an intimate fine dining experience at this award-winning steakhouse. A tailor-made six-course menu, prepared by Chef David Dalhaus, awaits alongside live entertainment.
From QR595. 7pm-12.30am. Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 5000).

Porcini
[Romantic meal for two]

The team are serving a sumptuous four-course dinner menu, as the Italian guitarist entertains. After you’ve finished eating, join the celebrations in international spot, Lagoon.
QR550 (food and two beverages). 7pm-11pm. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

Trader Vic’s
[Party vibes]

There ain’t no party like a Polynesian party, at least not in Doha and at Trader Vic’s. Grab a bite to eat, as a special menu is being served, then dance the night away to the sounds of the Cuban band and live DJ.
QR550 (food only), QR250 (entrance only). Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3118).

Vine
[Family friendly]

Take yourself and all the family to the beautiful Vine restaurant where they’re serving a sumptuous dinner buffet full of international classics.
QR555 (food and soft drinks), QR655 (with house beverages). 8pm-midnight. The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

QR600-699

Jazz at Lincoln Center
[Live entertainment]

See world-class jazz musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center New York in a two-hour dinner show that also features a special three-course menu of New Orleans soul food.
QR695 (couples, food and a bottle), QR290 (food only), QR150 (entrance and one beverage), QR270 minimum spend per person. 8pm-2am (show: 7.30pm-9.30pm), food before 9.30pm. The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

La Mer
[Knockout views]

Expect exquisite dishes from the five-course dinner menu. Also expect beautiful views, bubbles and live piano music.
QR600 (food and two beverages). 7.30pm-2am. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

QR700+

Al Silia Ballroom
[Live entertainment]

The name of this spectacle is ‘Parade’ and it’s set to be an elaborate circus-themed extravaganza featuring aerialists, contortionists, fire dancers, cabaret acts and singers. And if that’s not enough, the main attraction is the renowned DJ Smokin Jo – the only female DJ to have won the much-coveted DJ Of The Year award by DJ Magazine. Also enjoy a lavish buffet dinner.
QR895, QR995 (VIP). 8pm-2am. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1123).

Aroma
[Romantic meal for two]

Impress your partner with this European chef’s table dining experience. Watch the culinary team as they create a surprise six-course menu in front of you, then serve it straight to the table.
QR1,900 per person, QR3,500 per couple (inclusive premium beverages during dinner, access to The Lounge New Year’s party, midnight snacks, unlimited beverages and midnight bubbles). 8pm-11.30pm, 11.30pm-2am. Kempinski Residences & Suites, West Bay (4405 3333).

Gordon Ramsay
[Romantic meal for two]

Our previous award winner for Best Romantic restaurant is here. It has recently taken a step back from fine dining to offer something a little more casual. Tonight, however, take your loved one(s) for a five-course menu.
QR820 (food only), QR1,500 (with house beverages). 8pm-midnight. The St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

Market by Jean-Georges
[Live band]

Try the ten-course sushi menu that’s been tailored by Chef Didi. Only 15 seats are available for this so make sure you book well in advance. Entertainment is provided by The Sunshine Trio.
QR999 (food only). 9pm-2am. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5135).

Nobu
[Brand new]

Ring in 2016 at the largest Nobu in the world. Find a seven-course omakase-style menu featuring dishes such as lobster spinach salad with shaved Alba truffle, and wagyu beef and foie gras with karashi su miso, too.
QR700 (food only), QR750 (with one bubbly). Four Seasons Doha, West Bay (4494 8888).

Opal by Gordon Ramsay
[Dine al fresco]

British spot Opal by Gordon Ramsay is hosting a swish three-course dinner, or offering an à la carte selection earlier in the evening. If you’re headed this way, make sure you book a spot on the beautiful outdoor terrace.
QR735 (food and house beverages). 8pm-midnight (a la carte available 6pm-8pm). St Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

Spice Market
[Live entertainment]

The popular Asian venue is going all-out for New Year’s Eve by offering a feast prepared by Chef Lui and a fun performance by Spanish pop-rock singer Lexter Smart.
QR750 (food and house beverages). 7pm-2am. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5135).

The Great Room
[Live entertainment]

The W Doha are creating their very own New York Times Square ball drop. A 14-piece celebrity show band, all the way from Atlanta, Georgia, are there to entertain while you indulge in a four-course gala dinner and bubbles. Early on in the evening, there are welcome beverages and canapes to enjoy. The dress code is glam and New York-style.
QR995 (food and house beverages). 8pm-2am. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5135).

New Year’s Day events

Antica Pesa
Don’t get up – let the dishes come to you in this leisurely à la carte brunch featuring fine Italian dishes. There’s a special menu to choose from all day.
QR400 (food and soft drinks), QR500 (with house beverages). 12.30pm-6pm. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

Crossroads Kitchen
Live music, an international brunch buffet and live cooking stations are what you can expect at Crossroads today. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, too.
From Q295. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 5000).

Doha Marriott Restaurant Gallery
Welcome the New Year in with style at Doha Marriott’s notable ‘recovery’ brunch. Find a mouthwatering breakfast selection plenty of dishes that are perfect for the ‘day after the night before’.
QR270 (food and soft drinks), QR375 (with house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Doha Marriott, Ras Abu Abboud Street (4429 8499).

Hyde Park
Let the chefs tempt you with a selection of dishes ranging from festive treats to seafood, Chinese and European specialties.
QR220 (food and soft drinks), QR290 (with bubbles). Noon-3pm. Radisson Blu Doha, Salwa Road (4428 1555).

Isaan
Today’s special brunch at Isaan features plenty of international cuisine, a live DJ performance by Santiago Vittorelli, as well as bouncy castles.
QR280 (food and soft drinks), QR395 (with house beverages), QR680 (premium package). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1250).

Lagoon
A family-friendly Friday brunch affair is taking place in Lagoon with its beautiful outdoor terrace to sit on. An extensive buffet is available and a live band is there.
QR350 (food and soft drinks), QR500 (with house beverages), QR175 (children four to 12), free (kids under four). 12.30pm-4pm. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

Sawa
Have your first brunch of the year in the elegant setting at Sawa and enjoy gourmet creations, live entertainment and activities for the little ones.
QR495 (food and soft drinks), QR595 (with house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

Spice Market
Start your resolutions tomorrow, and kick start your New Year with an extravagant brunch affair in Spice Market. Enjoy tasty Asian dishes and live jazz.
QR295 (food and soft drinks), QR410 (with house beverages). Noon-4pm. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5135).

Trader Vic’s
Start the year the Tiki way and celebrate at the First Aloha Trader Vic’s brunch. Tuck into Tiki specialties and signature beverages while enjoying the sounds of the four-piece Cuban band.
QR395 (food and house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3118).

By Time Out Doha staff
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