Whether you’re getting glammed up for a night on the town or you’re staying indoors at a house party, New Year’s Eve is definitely the biggest night of the year. Just a few hours away you’ll find some of the most amazing locations to spend the 31st December. From Rio’s spectacular beach bash to sky high celebrations in Dubai, check out our pick of some of the best places to be when the clock strikes midnight.

Dubai

f33ea6349b9bb0f4ae9a770bd11b2938 Bursting with stunning laser beam displays, superstar performances and VIP treatment, Dubai takes New Year’s Eve to a whole new level. The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa is the hub of the excitement with its fabulous fireworks on view across the whole city. With an outlook over the Arabian Sea and across the city’s skyline, 360° is a night club that offers a luxurious location to welcome 2016. Head to the rooftop to watch the fireworks whilst listening to beats from some of the world’s top DJs.

Times Square, New York

[caption id="attachment_8220" align="alignnone" width="500"]SONY DSC SONY DSC[/caption] Every year thousands of people flock to the dazzling lights of Times Square to welcome the New Year in the Big Apple. Enjoy musical performances, fabulous fireworks and, literally, a ton of confetti as you and the crowds party on until the famous 12-foot New Year's Eve Ball is dropped at midnight. Of course, there’s always the option of heading to one of New York’s many swanky cocktail lounges to enjoy the views (and a few Mojitos) away from the cold.

Amsterdam

1b334532c53a1c4256fb8c1b339de5e2 Crammed with nightclubs, bars and pubs, Amsterdam has a reputation as one of Europe’s hottest party destinations. The last night of the year is no exception with people from all over the globe heading to take part the city’s festivities and take in the fireworks over the Amstel River. If dancing the night away indoors is more your thing, the Loveland New Year Festival promises to be an event to remember with hundreds of clubbers and fabulous DJs all set to welcome 2016.

Thames River, London

83367b05c5adeaee539b0dcd4adbcd5d Closer to home but just as incredible, London is packed with New Year's Eve parties that guarantee a fun night, whatever you’re looking for. Whilst London's skyline is lit up at the end of another year, why not sail into 2016 in style on one of the fabulous boat parties that cruise the Thames. A DJ playing your favourite tunes, bars overflowing with champagne and excellent views of the night sky – the perfect start to a whole new year.

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

e272d62534e5e61309ece563cea72d2f Celebrating New Year in the sunshine definitely sounds like a dream – especially in vibrant, colourful Brazil. The beautiful, golden sands of Copacabana beach is where all the action takes place with music and live entertainment leading to a magical midnight fireworks display. Keep up with the Brazilians and work your best all-white outfit – local tradition says wearing this shade brings good luck in the New Year.   However you’re counting down to the New Year, make sure you’re destined for serious celebrating with your nearest and dearest. Here’s to an amazing 2016!