What & Where? New Year’s Eve Celebration in Abu Dhabi on 31st December 2016
Abu Dhabi is getting ready to offer a bouquet of festivities for everyone celebrating the New Year 2016. From celebrations in shopping malls to musical extravaganzas to spectacular fireworks, you are sure to find a joyous and celebration ambience across the emirate.
On New Year’s eve you don’t want to miss the popular Fireworks- a long time tradition of bringing in the New Year.
Be there and on time before midnight to witness one of the most spectacular and elaborate fireworks display in Abu Dhabi: – Al Maryah Island, Promenade; – Khor Al Maqtaa
For a sophisticated and intimate end (or start, depending on your point of view) to the year, this impressive Italian restaurant has lined up a five-course set menu and pianist to provide the ambience. After having your fill, move up to Ray’s Bar on the 63rd floor for firework views and house music from a resident DJ.
Dhs650. 7pm onwards. BiCE, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche
A spectacular Winter wonderland party will see the Grand Ballroom decked out with an ice bar, snowy ground, festive trees and a massive buffet. There will be a live band and DJ, plus entertainment from acrobats and dancers, as well as a very special firework display. This is a dressy affair.
Dhs2,750 (adults), Dhs1,375 (kids aged 6-12). 7pm-3am. Etihad Ballroom, Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road
Concert & Parties
Cold Play Gig, at Du forum (sold out)
Announced over the F1 weekend, the arrival of Coldplay on Yas Island is likely to pull visitors from around the region to party on Yas soil. The British rockers are known for being one of the biggest and best stadium performers in the world and their A Head Full of Dreams tour has already sold 2.5 million tickets on a globe-trotting journey.
From Dhs316 (early bird tickets sold out). 8pm-2am. du Arena, Yas Island
The queen of Arabic pop music is no stranger to these shores and fans will welcome Nancy Ajram back with open arms and massive, year-ending smiles. Expect a tour de force of favourite hits and emotional fan sing-alongs to bring in 2017.
Price TBA. 9pm-midnight. Beach Rotana, Tourist Club Area
We don’t give out awards easily, so to have labelled this Yas Island superclub as the Best Nightspot in the city at this year’s Nightlife Awards is testament to its all-conquering wonder. You just know that the brains (not to mention the dancing feet) behind the spot that gave us incredible weekends throughout the year will be pulling out all the stops for a New Year’s Eve party to remember.
Price TBA. Doors open at 10pm. Yas Island
DK Entertainment is launching the new event and would like to invite you in 2017 for the craziest welcome of the New Year. New Year’s Eve is a one of the special days where everyone can get together and spend the last few wild hours of amazing year they’ve had. We Desert Beats will show you how to have fun till the early morning hours. Ginormous party with the best cocktails and music. We have special performers for you all, MOHOMBI which will perform FIRST TIME IN ABU DHABI, YUNG from CALI SWAG DISTRICT & NINA SKY’s huge come back.