Say ‘Happy New Year!’ in a different city…

We are all up for fresh starts, and sometimes there’s nothing better than to pack up those staycation bags and head to a different city to bring in the new year. Consider Ras Al Khaimah, where there are a number of places you can celebrate.

BM Hotels and Resorts

Book your stay at BM Beach Resort for a minimum of two nights from Dhs3,245, with access to the resort’s NYE gala dinner included. Can’t spend the night? You can reserve your seat for Dhs499 or get the early bird seat of Dhs449 until December 17.

BM Hotels and Resorts, Ras Al Khaimah, from Dhs449 per person. Tel: (600) 56600. @bmhotelresorts

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

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Setting the perfect backdrop to celebrate the New Year, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort has curated several experiences, including a special gala dinner at Vida. Aside from a gluttony of food, there’s a Colombian band, local artists and performers, DJ and a fireworks display. The after-party continues on Arriba rooftop bar until 3am.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, 7pm to 1am, Dhs1,095 with house drinks, Dhs750 food only, Dhs375 children aged four to 11 years. Tel: (07) 228 8844. @hiltonrasalkhaimahbeachresort

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah

Perfect for families, Saffar’s huge NYE buffet takes guests on a culinary

voyage around the world. Dine like royalty with a caviar ice bar, homemade terrines, seafood corner, live flambé station and more. This year’s theme: Disco glam.

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah, 8pm to midnight, Dhs1,150 with house drinks, Dhs1,300 with bubbly, Dhs575 for children aged six to 12 years. Tel: (07) 202 66666.

Longbeach Campground

Longbeach campground

Celebrate NYE with a staycation at the What’s On award-winning Longbeach Campground for Dhs1,210, including access to the NYE gala dinner. Otherwise, reserve your seat for Dhs399.

Longbeach Campground, Ras Al Khaimah, from Dhs399. Tel: (600) 566 600. @longbeachcampground

 Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island

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Book the resort’s special gala dinner under the stars and have front-row seats for the record-breaking Ras Al Khaimah firework display. Enjoy several live barbecue stations, and five hours or free-flowing drinks.

Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island, 7pm to 2am, Dhs750 with soft drinks, Dhs950 with house drinks, Dhs475 for children aged six to 12 years. Tel: (050) 419 4908. @radissonresortrasalkhaimah

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