If you can face the drive to the south of the island then you’ll find yourself in the midst of an almighty party. Several signature celebrations will run at the same time. Foodies would do well to head straight for La Mer, where a staggering BD95 will buy you five course meal in one of the more romantic spots on the island. If you’re looking for something a little livelier the a gala buffet will give you access to Saraya, Fiamma and Wok restaurants as well as the DJ and Magic Grooves, band. The price is BD75 and includes access to the ‘Mega Party’ in the hotel’s Nakheel Ballroom. True party people, of course, will skip the food and pay the BD25 for direct access to the ball room. Dress code for all the parties is formal so be sure to dress up for the night. Various prices.