The very best of Abu Dhabi’s New Year fireworks

If you want a different backdrop for your NYE fireworks this year, why not head to the capital for one of these epic displays? 

Article originally appeared in Abu Dhabi World

See 2019 out with a fabulous burst of colour!

Abu Dhabi, to its credit, is no pushover when it comes to putting on a show to celebrate the coming of the New Year and it’s no different this year.

So head down to these locations to greet 2020 loud and proud — three… two… one…

Al Maryah Island, Promenade

Watch Arabic music superstars Tamer Hosny from Egypt and Lebanese sensation Nancy Ajram perform as the final hours of 2019 unfolds. Look up to the sky when the clock strikes midnight, that’s when it all happens. Visit: 

Yas Island

Dance the evening away while enjoying the hits courtesy of global superstar Bruno Mars. The American hit-maker will perform at du Arena as part of the Resolution by Night event to welcome the New Year. Expect fireworks at midnight to cap off Bruno’s amazing show. Visit: 

Not watching the concert? Worry not as you’ll surely still see the fireworks if you’re within the area.

The restaurants around Yas Marina and Al Bandar have special themed parties and promos, making these outlets the ideal spot to spend the night to welcome 2020.

Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Beach Club offers an amazing view of the fireworks from its vantage point. Why not book the  NYE dinner and some new year cheer, as  stunning fireworks head to the skies. AED 499 with soft beverages, AED 599 with bubbly, AED 699 with French bubbly; AED 199 for children seven-12 years old, free for children six years old and below. 8pm-11pm. Contact: 02 656 3555, 


Head down to the corniche and  enjoy New Year’s Eve for free where fireworks will light up the sky above. If you don’t mind shelling a few bucks, then check out the various hotel restaurants and food outlets around the vicinity for special New Year’s Eve promotions — and there’s a lot!

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