2013 Fireworks

Look forward to the New Year and celebrate in style at one of Qatar’s many hotels and restaurants offering something special for the occasion. From a quiet meal to a great party there is something to suit everyone. Enjoy from the selection below, but for the full picture visit the relevant websites or contact the venues by telephone or email. Early booking is a must.

InterContinental Doha

Count down to the New Year the way the New Yorkers do. Entrance fee is QR150 for gents, QR50 for ladies. Open on Monday 31 December from 10:00 pm to late.

Or spend your holidays in one of the InterContinental Doha’s luxurious rooms. Your stay will include a sumptuous buffet breakfast at Coral and access to the pool, private beach, gym and sauna. Two children below the age of 12 years can stay free on a bed and breakfast basis. High speed WIFI internet connection is also included. Enjoy this, and more, starting from QR 799* per single or double room per night. Offer open to Qatari guests, residents of Qatar and GCC residents. Valid all nights from 18 December until 1 January 2013. (*Terms and conditions apply)

Count down to the New Year in true Mediterranean style by savouring a delectable three-course set menu while enjoying spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and Doha’s skyline. QR 395 including a glass of bubbly and live entertainment by the Greek Bouzouki Band. Open from 6:00 pm on Monday 31 December until late.

For further information/restaurant reservations call 4484 4919 or 5575 1701. For further information/room reservations call 4484 4047 or 4484 4034

La Cigale

Madison Piano Bar
Enjoy the atmosphere of the Bar and rocking voice of the Lebanese singer Grace Deeb along with the talented one-man-show ‘Chadi El Basha.’ Make it a night to remember. QR 450 per person inclusive of a selection of edible specialities and a glass of Prosecco (Rules and regulations apply; membership required).
For enquiries or reservations call 4428 8665 or 5518 8008

Take time out for yourself at The Ozone Gym & Spa, who are offering a 20% discount when availing any Spa Gift Voucher from a La Carte Treatments Menu until Monday 31 December 2012.
For enquiries or reservations call 4428 8101 or 4428 8102.

Le Cigalon
Celebrate 2013 by indulging in an extravagant Dinner Buffet on Monday 31 December, or Brunch Buffet on Tuesday 1 January, both at QR 250 per person.
For enquiries and reservations call 4428 8698.

Oryx Rotana

Jazz Club New Year’s Eve
Have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at the Jazz Club and ring in the New Year in style at this exclusive dinner. This VIP experience on Monday 31 December includes a delectable four-course plated dinner served from a set menu. Tickets cost QR600 per person and there are special offers on champagne and drinks packages all night. Access to the additional dancing private club is valid for guest dining only at Oryx Rotana’s New Year’s Eve venues for QR75.

Stay overnight at the Oryx Rotana with a special room-only deal for New Year’s Eve costing QR600 (room only), and enjoy a late breakfast served until 11:00 am on New Year’s Day. Again, access to the private club is only valid for guests dining at Oryx Rotana’s New Year’s Eve venues.

Choices New Year’s Day Brunch
It’s a New Year! Treat yourself to a hearty helping of brunch at the New Year’s Day buffet at Choices on Tuesday 1 January with the perfect way to start 2013. Price QR210 per person, featuring a variety of breakfast treats, plus a carving station, hot and cold dishes, desserts and more.

For reservations or more information, call 4402 3333 or email [email protected]

Radisson Blu

Take your pick of dinner delights on New Year’s Eve from the French style Maxim’s, or the Gentleman’s club ambience of Bentley’s. Or if your preference is seafood try Pier 12’s finest food fayre.

Hyde Park Coffeee Shop
Relax with an End of Year Brunch here on Friday 28 December. Take time out with your nearest and dearest to enjoy a festive feast before the New Year arrives. QR250 inclusive of sparkling wine, QR190 without sparkling wine; and QR90 for children under 12.

Party on down until the end of 2012 at the Qube, with a final festive do on Monday 31 December with ‘Yeah Baby, Yeah’ when you can bring in the New Year, starting at 8:00 pm until the early hours of the morning. (Strictly over 21 Members only, rules and regulations apply, please enquire for further information including  membership and dress code).

For further information or reservations call 4428 1428.

The Ritz, Doha

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Porcini
Be part of the city’s joy during the countdown from the top! Look forward to 2013 with a great gastronomic adventure. QR620 person for a 6-course menu, with additional beverage packages. Live entertainment will be provided by a guitarist. Monday 31 December, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Lobby Lounge
Make your way over to the Lobby Lounge to relax and listen to an Arabic band. Open between 29 to 31 December from 7:30 pm to 2:00 am.

The Lagoon
Enjoy an international New Year’s Day Brunch menu at QR260 per person including soft beverages ranging up to QR395 for a full brunch. Children under the age of four dine free, QR130 for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Be serenaded by a Cuban band until 3:00 pm. Tuesday 1 January 2013 from noon till 4:00 pm.

For reservations and further information call 4484 8000.

Also happening in and around Doha this weekend and beyond…

  • Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation will end 2012 with the third round of Qatar International Enduro. The two day event will be on the 27th and 28th December. Find out more on the website
  • Book your tickets to see the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) perform A Viennese New Year’s Concert at Katara Cultural Village Building 16 on Sunday 6 January at 7:30 pm. Visit the website
  • Global DJs in association with iLoveQatar and Crowne Plaza present a New Year’s Eve party The Big Bash (strictly 21+ only) in three different rooms with a choice of three different themes: House, Avant Garde and Hip Hop