Islamabad or the ‘City of Islams’, the capital of Pakistan is a modern city and a holiday spot with plenty of attractions and activities to lure tourists. Replete with majestic mosques, fort, archaeological sites, Islamic shrines, beautiful parks, stunning views of the Margalla Hills, the exquisite craftsmanship of local Potohari artisans, Islamabad has lots to offer.
Dress up your finest for your New Year celebration in Islamabad and spend a memorable evening of fun and entertainment filled with live music, refreshments, fireworks, dance, sparkling sky lanterns and rocking parties to usher in the New Year.
For the best New Year events in Islamabad, there’s plenty of good hotels and restaurants that have a list of itineraries lined up to celebrate the New Year year's eve.
Here are some places where you can go to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Islamabad.
There are no open Nightclubs in the city. Special events are hosted periodically in various venues. Some of the embassy clubs in the premier diplomatic enclaves have low brow dance parties. Non-Muslim visitors can obtain a permit or a ‘Non-Muslim declaration’ that would allow them to buy drinks legally. Islamabad New year party is however scheduled to happen in some of the top hotels and restaurants in town to ring in the New Year in style. Join the Groove on the latest party tracks and enlighten yours New Year's Eve at QB New Year night hosted by Marriott Hotel. Hum along with your favourite singer Atif Aslam as he sings some foot tapping number. Who would like to miss such a magical night set in a gorgeous location? Take your New Year celebration to the next level at JDN Golf Driving Range Rawal Lake. This event organized by Wild Adventure Club involves sitting around their bonfire cozily while melodious music fills the air. You can watch cultural performances here by local artists as well as fireworks lighting up the midnight sky when the clock strikes 12. Bid goodbye to 2019 in Sadhu’s Retreat where you can enjoy a lavish buffet dinner on New Year's Eve topped by crackling fireworks, sky lanterns and heartwarming bonfires. Don’t miss out on the grand firework event that is going to happen at the Giga Mall in Islamabad.
Hanging out with your friends will be more fun at the Tuscany Courtyard or Bahria Enclave where a sparkling evening with dazzling fireworks and delicious food will set the ball rolling for the party.
Islamabad has plentiful restaurants that cater to the varied choices of its guests. Take your entire family for dinner to the Ultra Adventure club, where you can watch the sky lantern flaming up the sky while sitting around the bonfire on New Year's Eve. If you are the one who likes rock music, then Classic Rock Cafe is where you should be. If you’re fond of BBQ and Central Asian cuisine, then Shinwari restaurant should be your choice. Travellers who like to sit in an open air restaurant must opt for Epice Fish and Shinwari restaurant in Islamabad. You can watch freshly cooked scrumptious cuisines being prepared in their Live Kitchen. Want to make your evening special with your partner, then Virsa Heng Cheng in Islamabad is the right choice. Live music and candlelight dinner over authentic Chinese food will set the mood for some New Year wish fulfillment.
Pakistan being a Muslim nation celebrates New Year as per their Islamic calendar. ‘Nawrooz’ is the traditional New Year in Pakistan. However, in major cities like Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, the New Year as per the Christian calendar is also celebrated with full enthusiasm. As the clock strikes twelve, people can be seen celebrating on the streets with great zeal to welcome the New Year 2020 in a grand way. Major cities as well as rural parts of Pakistan host cultural and music festivals, live concerts and New Year parties which help people make new resolutions to move ahead in life.