What’s On announces #DXBNYE at Meydan featuring Pharrell, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Busta Rhymes and more this New Year’s Eve in Dubai.

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New Year’s Eve 2013

Pharrell Williams will return to the UAE this December to headline a top-notch New Year’s Eve party at Meydan Racecourse.

The ‘Happy’ star, who just this weekend bought the house down at the du Arena on Yas Island, as part of the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, is the main attraction on a bill that features hop hop heavyweights, DJ royalty and several other big names spread across eight hours from 7pm to 3am.

Alongside Williams at ‘#DXBNYE’, party-goers will rock out to the sounds of rap legend Busta Rhymes, as well as Ibiza veterans Paul Oakenfold, Seb Fontaine.

Also on the bill are Sky Blu (real name Skyler Gordy), who is best known for his partnership with Redfoo in LMFAO.

Tomorrowland duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike will be making their UAE debut still fresh from having been named number two on the industry respected DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs list last month.



‘Boom Clap’ singer Charli XCX, who is best known for the collaboration with Iggy Azalea on the smash hit ‘Fancy’, completes the stunning line-up.

The event, which is being put on in partnership with The Crystal Group, who are behind some Dubai’s most high-end clubbing experiences, at People By Crystal, and 40Kong, is also selling itself as the ideal location to watch the fireworks at Burj Khalifa.

“We are super excited to host our huge New Year’s Eve party and global broadcast show in Dubai,” organisers said. “Our guests can party with the biggest music starts in the world with an amazing view of the Burj Khalifa fireworks. Meydan is the perfect location.”

The concert is the second multi-act line-up to be announced for the biggest party night of the year, following last week’s disco-themed reveal.

Titled as the ‘Ultimate New Year’s Ever MasterJam’, the Louder Entertainment show will feature the world’s most famous musical family, The Jacksons, ‘I’m Every Woman’ star Chaka Khan, R&B diva Gloria Gaynor, Grammy award-winning artist/producer Nile Rodgers and Chic, big-voiced Jocelyn Brown, funksters Incognito and disco queen Kathy Sledge. On top of all that, there will be a big band and 24-piece orchestra.

Meanwhile, international electro giants Groove Armada are set to headline the New Year’s Eve party at Zero Gravity’s outdoor stage on December 31. The duo are behind some of the biggest dance tracks of this century – including ‘Superstylin’’, ‘If Everybody Looked The Same’ and ‘I See You Baby’.

Tickets are on sale now, priced from Dhs395 for the party pit and Dhs1495 for VIP. For more information visit dxbnye.ae