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7-14 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SOUK MADINAT

This is a celebration of talented film-makers, including Oscar nominees and young talents hailing from the Middle East. Local and international movie buffs can enjoy gala screenings, exclusive parties and other aligned events.

16 BOSTON TEA PARTY, USA

Watch the 242nd re-enactment of this historical event in which a group of angry American colonists – disguised as Native Americans and calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty” – protested against English King George III’s rule in their country, particularly the punitive taxes imposed on them, by storming three English merchant vessels in Boston harbour and throwing their cargo of tea overboard.

16 MAGNETIC FESTIVAL, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

One of the most popular indoor electronic dance music festivals in Europe, this event takes place in a space that resembles a massive nightclub. Performers include some of the world’s most highly acclaimed artists in this genre.

31 VINTAGE NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY, LONDON, UK

The Royal Festival Hall is the venue for this five-floor party comprising nightclubs with music and decor from different decades. Party-goers can choose their era, from the Roaring Twenties with its foxtrot and Charleston to the jiving and be-bopping of the Fifties, the twist of the Sixties, the disco dancing of the Seventies, the breakdancing of the Eighties, the Macarena of the Nineties and today’s anything-goes moves. A sizzling way to see in the New Year.