New Year’s Eve in Abu Dhabi is gearing up to be a jaw-dropping celebration, featuring a groundbreaking 60-minute fireworks display, the longest the region has ever seen. Hosted by the Higher Organising Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Festival at Al Wathba showgrounds, this mega event promises an unforgettable start to 2024. Here are all the dazzling details you need to know.
A Symphony Of Lights: Fireworks, Drones & Lasers!
Breaking records is the name of the game at the Sheikh Zayed Festival this New Year’s Eve. Brace yourself for a continuous 60-minute firework extravaganza, which is set to shatter 3 Guinness World Records in quantity, time, and formation. It’s not just a display; it’s history in the making as you witness a new world record in firework shows happen live in front of your eyes.
But that’s not all! Prepare to be captivated by over 5,000 drones creating mesmerizing patterns in the Al Wathba skies, setting another Guinness World Record. Adding to the spectacle is a dazzling laser show, a first in the region, along with special presentations by the Emirates Fountain and other cultural performances from around the world.
Artistic Flourishes And Entertainment Galore!
The celebration goes beyond the skies, with 100,000 colourful balloons released into the air, setting the stage for an evening filled with joy. An immersive DJ and live music show adds an unforgettable element to the entertainment, ensuring that visitors of all ages can welcome the New Year in style.
To accommodate the anticipated high turnout, giant screens outside the Festival square will broadcast the events, activities, and performances of this grand celebration.
Cultural Delights And Heritage Celebrations!
The Heritage Village at the heart of the Festival comes alive with the rhythmic beats of Al Razfa and Ayala dances, offering a cultural journey into the New Year. Participating countries showcase carnival shows and folkloric performances, immersing visitors in the rich tapestry of global celebrations.
Children have their own special zone with games, competitions, and fun activities in the children’s theatre, Fun Fair City, House of Horror, and Al Forsan International Sports Resort, ensuring a delightful New Year for the whole family.
Feast & Shop: Indulge In The Festive Spirit!
As you revel in the festivities, take advantage of great discounts and surprises while shopping in the Festival’s pavilions. Discover new dining experiences at local and international restaurants that cater to all tastes, creating a joyous and festive atmosphere for everyone to savor as they welcome the New Year.
The Sheikh Zayed Festival extends a warm welcome daily until March 9, 2024, from 4 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and until 1 a.m. on weekends and public holidays. Join us in the outdoor setting of the Festival, where numerous events, activities, and competitions cater to all age groups, ensuring joyful and memorable moments with family and friends. Don’t miss out on the cultural events, fun surprises, and great celebrations that await you!