Dusit Thani Maldives announces an exclusive New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Retro Party, featuring a glamorous night of dining and dancing under the stars as its guests bid farewell to 2018 in style. Held on the sands at the Market Restaurant, this unique event will feature a sumptuous buffet of international gourmet dishes made using the finest locally sourced and imported ingredients, according to a statement.

Guests can expect to enjoy everything from seafood and kebabs through to shawarmas and fajitas, as well as a selection of special dishes prepared at live cooking stations. A children’s buffet, meanwhile, will offer a range of options for younger diners. Especially for the occasion, professional ballroom dancers SCENÁ Showdance from Romania will showcase their dazzling skills, while the resort’s Resident Duo will perform a series of dance-inducing hits to give the party a true fiesta feeling.

When the clock strikes midnight, the fireworks will begin, signalling the end of the year, the arrival of 2019, and the beginning of a ‘Sparkling White’ after-party at the resort’s Market Beach, where DJs, shisha, live music, glow sticks and a vibrant atmosphere await. Throughout the festive season, Dusit Thani Maldives is arranging a series of special activities to make this time of the year truly magical for guests. From a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and carol singing to a visit from Santa himself, younger guests will find plenty of festive themed-activities to fill their days throughout December.

Every day guests will also be able to enjoy the soulful sounds of Souled Out, the resort’s in-house, five-piece band from Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as the pop and jazz repertoire of talented, globe-trotting Russian musical duo, Pop&Jazz, featuring Anastasia (vocals) and Vladimir (saxophone, keyboard and guitar).

Dusit Thani Maldives comprises 94 villas and residences, along with three restaurants, two bars, one of the Maldives’ largest infinity pools and Dusit’s signature award-winning Devarana Spa. The resort is surrounded by a rich house reef, white sandy beaches and a turquoise lagoon. A well-equipped Kids’ Club adds to the resort’s family-friendly appeal.

The resort is located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, the Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital city, Malé. For more information about Dusit Thani Maldives, visit www.dusit.com/dusitthani/maldives.