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El Faro
Get your flamenco on and end the year on a Spanish note with your amigos in El Faro. Try the traditional and authentic sharing-style menu loaded with Spanish goodness as you prepare for your diet resolutions for 2019.
QR410 (soft drinks), QR560 (selected beverages), QR150 (children aged six to 12). Dec 31, 7pm-onwards. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

Four Seasons Hotel Doha
Spread across four restaurants, this might be the biggest New Year’s celebration in town. The hotel will showcase a variety of gourmet dishes and drinks across Elements, Il Teatro, Arabica and Pool Grill. It’s going to be grand and shiny with a spectacular countdown party by the beach. Dress fabulous for “Shimmer in to New Year”. The theme is black, gold, glittery and extravagant. Exactly how New Year’s Eve should be.
QR600 (soft drinks), QR800 (selected beverages), QR300 (children aged five to 12). Dec 31, 7pm-midnight. Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).

Isaan
So what if you can’t make it to Bangkok this New Year’s Eve? You can still ring in 2019 in true Thai style at a street market night brunch. With all the authentic Thai delicacies on display, live cooking stations and groovy tunes from Grand Hyatt’s resident band Streetlife, you will be in the very heart of Bangkok.
QR350 (soft drinks), QR499 (selected beverages). Dec 31, 8pm-onwards. Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1195).

La Vista 55
If you’re looking for a real, straightforward celebration, look no further. La Vista 55’s Cuban-themed party is going to be one of the best ways to bring the New Year in. You’ll be dancing on the 55th floor with beats from the live Cuban band, percussionist and popular DJ Adrian La Bomba as you celebrate with some signature beverages and authentic tapas. It’s going to be epic. Vamos de fiesta.
QR150 (per person, with one complimentary beverage). 31 Dec, 9pm-2am. InterContinental Doha – The City, West Bay (7021 8803).

Manko Doha
This exciting new addition to Doha’s nightlife scene is a great option to party into 2019 in style. Catch the debut of Manko Loko, jive to the tunes of the Parisian DJs and witness special acts as you countdown to midnight.
QR200 (per person including one house beverage). Dec 31, 8pm-2am. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

Nobu
It can’t get more tasteful than indulging in a seven-course set menu exclusively prepared by chef Andrew Bozoki featuring Nobu’s special dishes and then dancing the night away for the midnight countdown.
QR700 (per person). Dec 31, 6.30pm-11.30pm. Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).

Paloma
Bid adieu to 2018 at Paloma’s Decade Party. There’s a delectable four-course menu and live performances from the resident band. The best part about Paloma is that whenever you want to switch things up, just cross over to the adjacent nightclub Lava (doors open by 11.30pm) where a Hollywood-themed countdown will take place.
QR375 (per person with one festive mixed beverage). QR150 (entry from 7pm with one drink included). Dec 31, 7pm-2am. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4444).

The Backyard
Step into 2019 in the chilly outdoors under pretty lights, grooving to the tunes of an international band from London.
QR100 (including one beverage). Dec 31, 6pm-midnight. Sheraton Grand Doha, West Bay (4453 5000).

The Great Room
Shine on at W Doha’s “Diamonds are forever” party. This year’s Bond-themed New Year’s Eve celebration is all about glitter and glam. Shake a leg as the 13-piece band from USA dishes out some top tunes. You have only one mission – to sparkle and enjoy to the fullest.
QR795 (enhanced package). Dec 31, 8pm-2am. W Doha Hotel, West Bay (4453 5000).

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
Start off the night with the popular and super fun Bubbalicious brunch and then move on to the Phuket Waves party by the beach to countdown to 2019. There’s also a special Winter Lodge at Mix Bar with live entertainment (QR100 entrance with two
free beverages).
QR420 (per person, starting). Dec 31, 7pm-2am. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).

Toro Toro
This dinner-to-party experience promises a gastronomic journey through some of Latin America’s best festive delights. Then, head on upstairs to the lounge turned into a carnival.
QR590 (selected drinks), QR1,300 (per lounge for six guests with a bottle of spirit). Dec 31, 7pm-2am. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5101).


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