The final countdown

It’s the last night of 2017 and we’ve rounded up the best spots to end your year in style Discuss this article

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They really mean business at this popular liquid brunch that’s really, really liquid. So, we love that this is an option on New Year’s eve, too. It’s going to be fun, entertaining and filled with surprises. See in 2018 in supreme liquid fashion, under Dunes’ twirling mirror balls, complete with upgraded disco lighting, live mixed visuals and international performers.
QR299 (standard package), QR399 (house package), QR560 (premium package). 9pm-2am. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1195).

El Faro
Try this trendy New Year’s Eve party with real Spanish flair. Before the countdown, enjoy an authentic and traditional Iberian, family-style sharing menu.
QR360 (per person, QR30 additional for soft beverage package, QR130 additional for grape package), QR150 (children aged 6-12). Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

Four Seasons Beach
Take the party outside as the Four Seasons transforms its beach into a winter wonderland for this dinner party that will feature exceptional selections of live cooking, international dishes and lots of entertainment.
QR600 (soft drinks), QR800 (selected beverages), QR300 (children aged 5-12). Four Seasons Hotel, West Bay (4494 8600).

Glo Bar
Come dressed in neon or white because you’ll be partying under black light with resident DJs MK Santo and Thiago on the decks, glow sticks, UV paint and much more to keep the vibe going.
QR100 (entry plus one beverage, 9pm-11pm), QR200 (entry plus one beverage, 11pm onwards), Free (entry before 9pm). Marriott Marquis, West Bay (4419 6100).

Feeling bad that you couldn’t make it to Thailand for New Year’s? No worries, Isaan has you covered with their Thai New Year’s Eve Night Market where you can dive into a huge variety of authentic Thai food dishes, prepared to order, at an array of live cooking stations situated around the restaurant. The live band will keep you company, too.
QR299 (soft drinks), QR449 (special beverages). 8pm onwards. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1195).


Enjoy a specially crafted seven-course menu followed by a party with amazing views of the skyline at the rooftop lounge.
QR700 (seven-course set menu), QR795 (includes a glass of bubbly). Four Seasons Hotel, West Bay (4494 8600).

Paloma, Lava
There’s a delightful four-course Peruvian menu for New Year’s and even better, a live band to take you into 2018. Walk across the door to enter Lava, where everyone will be counting down in Hollywood style.
QR375 (four-course menu at Paloma), QR150 (entrance with one beverage). Intercontinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Q Lounge
See in 2018 at the ultimate island location on a floating deck while looking at Doha’s incredible skyline at this carnival-themed New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s perfect for the whole family – there’s a barbecue feast, children’s games and activities, live music and many surprises.
QR250 (per person), QR125 (per child). Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara (4040 5116).

Don white at this sky-high New Year’s Eve party on the 55th and 56th floor. Enjoy one welcome drink and check out the delicious ice bar with the best selection of cold seafood delicacies. Stratos really knows how to throw a party.
QR355 (per person), QR100 (entrance only for the party). InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay (4015 8888).

The Cellar
Countdown to 2018 at this party with a Spanish twist. Enjoy unlimited tapas, paellas and risottos while bringing in 2018.
QR175 (food only), QR315 (house beverages including a glass of bubbly at countdown). Oryx Rotana, Umm Ghuwailina (4402 3333).

The St. Regis
Enjoy some of the finest food and beverages at this NYE bash. Look forward to a DJ, fireworks and a countdown on a big screen. The Ballroom dinner will have Fares Karam singing live.
QR555 (soft beverages), QR655 (sommelier selections). Advance booking and payment required before December 20. The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).

Trader Vic’s
Have a happy Caribbean New Year with a special five-course menu, an array of unlimited signature beverages and an amazing Cuban band.
QR620 (unlimited mixed beverages and bubbly). Hilton Hotel, Diplomatic Street (4423 3117).

Toro Toro
Enjoy a Latin American feast at the restaurant or head straight to the lounge for stunning views and thumping tunes.
QR490 (special beverage selection), QR590 (special beverage selection and a bottle of bubbly for every five guests), QR1,500 (a bottle of bubbly for maximum six guests), QR150 (walk-ins with two complimentary sips). Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5101).

W Ballroom
Rub shoulders with the gliterrati at this shiny celebration and groove to the beats of the 12-piece world-class party band from London, iPop. There’s a five-course dinner and some bubbly to ring in the New Year.
QR995 (selected beverages). W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4477 4281).

By Shereen D’Souza
Time Out Doha,

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