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Abu Dhabi to host fireworks across the emirate on New Year’s Eve

Abu Dhabi to host fireworks across the emirate on New Year’s Eve

Shows will be held at the Corniche, Yas Island, Al Maryah Island and Al Wathba on Thursday night

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Abu Dhabi will be having an array of celebrations including firework shows across the emirate on New Year’s Eve, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has confirmed.

Fireworks will be held at the Corniche, Yas Island, Al Maryah Island and Al Wathba on Thursday, December 31, a statement said.

In line with the health and safety guidelines, residents and visitors can also ring in 2021 remotely by watching the fireworks taking place at the Corniche on Thursday, December 31 at midnight on Abu Dhabi TV, Emarat TV, and UAE_BARQ’s official Instagram page.

Yas Island’s fireworks will also be visible from various viewing options, including dining venues across Yas Marina.

The capital will also be hosting fireworks shows by the organisers of the Sheikh Zayed Festival, spanning 35 minutes and breaking two Guinness World Records.

The festival will also feature a range of shows and performances by local and international bands.

Al Maryah Island will also be featuring its annual New Year’s Eve celebrations organised by Mubadala Investment Company.

Also read: Revealed: Where to catch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai

Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “2020 has been a truly extraordinary year that presented organisations worldwide with several challenges, and most importantly, with the opportunity to innovate.

“Despite the restrictions to public mobility, our community and partners in Abu Dhabi have shown exceptional commitment, creativity and cooperation which have been critical in helping us navigate the complexities with greater ease. As we head into a new year, we are optimistic about the future.”

The upcoming New Year’s Eve festivities come after two major announcements were made earlier this month – the UAE Tourism Identity strategy and the reopening of the UAE capital to international travellers.

Read: Abu Dhabi updates entry guidelines for visitors, international tourists

Abu Dhabi has several activities, events and offerings planned in 2021, the statement added.

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