Best New Year Parties Around The World
Most of the drunken conversations every New Year’s night have lesser topics than a dance movie script. Conversations like “This is the best New Year’s till date” and “We will make sure we celebrate New Year’s together wherever we are” are the commonly heard phrases in every two square kilometre radius. However, the line that takes the cake is the one where everybody goes “Let’s save money and plan something outside India.” If I had a rupee for every time I heard this line, I would be giving Warren Buffet loan on a quarterly basis. So, for all you drunken planners out there, here are some of the best party towns around the globe with your Yaars & a sip of McDowell's No.1.
Japan celebrates New Year's in the exact way the Westerners do Christmas: at home with family. During the countdown till December 31st, many Tokyo residents leave the capital to return to their near and dear ones. According to the tradition, they spend their evening watching NHK’s Kohaku, a marathon TV show in which J-pop stars revisit the year’s most celebrated hit singles. In case you are not a fan of Japanese music, you can step out as it's one day of the year when public transport is functioning all night. The most fascinating place to witness the countdown in Tokyo is the Shibuya crossing. Afterwards you can head towards nightclubs like Womb or Sound Museum Vision.
As the UAE capital does not believe in “Taking it to the streets”, when it comes to alcohol, you are better off planning your escapades in the sandy outskirts. You can indulge yourself in New Year’s Eve desert safari, which is organised by Emirates Adventures. The package includes traditional encampment, barbecue buffet, belly dancers, and an alcohol bar. Add more thrill to your desert safari by indulging in activities such as camel ride and quad-bikes.
The complexion of Beirut during New Year’s keeps changing depending upon where you are. It is a hub of tremendous firework displays, pulsating nightclubs, and Orthodox Christian neighbourhoods. The major attraction of the city during the New Year’s is Nejmeh Square or Place de I’Etoile, located at the electrifying Downtown area. The Downtown area is a six-pointed star of streets that ends up meeting at an iconic 1930s clock tower which is situated outside the houses of parliament. You can witness the captivating fireworks from the neighbouring port of Beirut, at midnight.
The city has plethora of hotspots fort parties such as Sugarloaf Mountain and the Lagoa. However, if you are in Rio for the first time, then Copacabana beach is the only spot you should be aiming to be at. The kiosks stationed at the beach offers some of the exotic drinks and the best seats in the house. You can also get yourself a drink from the streets and blend in with the humungous crowd dressed in white, yellow, and red filling the beach and waiting anxiously for the firework show.
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