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The party guide for New Year’s Eve extravaganzas

While 2011 is just around the corner, the first thing that hits our minds is where to spend New Year’s Eve. If you are still hunting for the best New Year’s Eve gateway, here is range of destinations to kick start your new year in unforgettable fashion.     

1-This year, alike every year, the Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel will hold a glamorous New Year's Eve concert featuring the superstar Nancy Ajram along with folk singers Saed al-Sagheer, Hoda, Lebanese singer Adam, and belly dancer Shams. Ticket prices range from LE1500 to LE3000 and include a set menu dinner and taxes (excluding beverages). The set menu offers seafood, a main course and oriental dessert. Seats are priced in accordance with their proximity to the stage. The concert runs from 11PM to 6AM. Contact 2795717 – 27971818 for any questions or to book your ticket.

2-“Black and White” is a New Year’s Eve themed party scheduled to take place at Movenpick Media City Hotel. Enjoy the extensive program including spectacular stage and fashion shows. Both DJs James and Amr al-Bena will play great tunes until the early hours. The hotel will also host Lebanese singers Marwa and Adam along with emerging Egyptian singer Amina Soliman. Don’t forget to dress up in black and white since that's the party’s theme. The New Year’s Eve open buffet costs LE1500 per person and last from 9PM until 7AM. If you’re interested, please call on 38555001/2.

3-Vegas New Year’s Eve offers the ultimate Lebanese clubbing experience at al-Gouna. There is no better way to bid farewell to 2010 and celebrate the New Year than dancing to the music of DJ Tim from Mix FM Lebanon and DJ Gaby resident of Crystal and Metis Beirut. For those who are interested in fiddle tunes, the international Musician Habib Alberto will also be playing. The party starts at 10PM at Abu Tig Marina. Formal dress code is required. For more information and reservations, call +2017 6088880

4-Have an incredible New Year’s Eve by joining a party extravaganza brought by Pacha Sharm. Enjoy the glamorous Pacha show of dazzling dancers and sophisticated acrobats. Dance the year away with the music of Pure Pacha Iconic DJ Sander Kleinenberg. Additionally, the party features two private areas rocked by a batch of renowned international clubbing DJs. For tickets call 012 218 0873 or 012 7858465 or email [email protected].

5-Get your glad rags on for White Inferno New Year’s Eve sensational party at the First Mall in the Four Seasons Hotel where a gorgeous setting, tasty dishes, and cozy atmosphere are wrapped up together. The package includes a four-course dinner as well as your favorite kinds of wine and beer. Spend an unforgettable night with an international live performance (Surprise), the French Riviera electronic violin duo, and DJ Amr Hosny. The party starts at 10PM. Tickets are sold for LE1500. For reservations, please call 0108523949 / 0119672222.

6-Celebrate New Year’s Eve at a Lebanese Club located in Merryland park in Heliopolis. The club will feature DJ Hanz from 10PM till 4AM. Party entrance costs LE100 including snacks and a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). For more information, please contact 0194929727.

7Enjoy a breathtaking Nile River view on New Year’s Eve yacht party brought to you by Cairo Expats. Boarding will be from 10PM beside the Gezira Sofitel Hotel. The event includes an open buffet, soft drinks and dancing to the music of DJs Sugar and Tacki Moro. Your all inclusive ticket costs LE130 per person. For reservation, please call 0125380888.

8-If you want to spend New Year’s Eve in a quiet atmosphere, celebrated Iraqi musician and oud player Naseer Shama will performance live at al-Sawy Cultural wheel in Zamalek. Doors open at 10PM. Tickets cost LE65. Reserve your place before it’s too late. Call for more information: 0227366178 / 0124400100.

9-Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel is holding an exhilarating concert of Wael Jasser, Samo Zain, Ragaa and belly dancer Dina. Tickets include dinner, services and taxes. Prices range from LE1000 to LE2300, depending on seat location. The concert will last from 11:30PM till 6AM. Call 0105022022 for reservations.

10-The Swiss Club presents two different choices to satisfy all musical tastes. The first room features DJs Pete Farmer and Chris who will play funky, uplifting house music with lashings of technology whipped in. If you like Hip Hop, Oriental, Latin, Reggae, Rock and Roll, however, you have to go to the second room where DJs Manga and Suga will turn the party upside down with their special tunes and dance acts. The ticket for LE100 includes a drink and light dinner. At the door, tickets will be sold for LE150. A VIP ticket that comes with a full dinner and two drinks (Alcoholic or non-alcoholic) is available for LE250. Doors open at 10PM. To avoid disappointment, call 0123642650 or 0173666888 and book well ahead.

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