The thought of New Years Eve in Doha wasn’t very exciting with a handful of Western hotels, who are allowed to serve alcohol, providing the majority of night life. We wanted to take advantage of the festive season and celebrate the New Year somewhere where it isn’t just another day off, but where streets were full and people celebrating.
We went to an area we had previously walked though and had dinner, endless clubs and bars lined the streets. We started approaching clubs we liked but all responded with “do you have a reservation”. After half a dozen attempts we started to wander, what country do you need to prebook to have a drink? Apparently, in Beirut it was common to book dinner at a bar to minimise the time spent wondering around and waiting in lines. After trying some more bars we found Copper which offered us $120 for dinner and open bar, we took it.
With a party pack provided of poppers, mask and novelty hats we wished the New Year in. The night was fun with plenty of food and alcohol, and even some Arabic pop music mixed in.