Abu Dhabi is an island sticking out of the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. It is the fourth most expensive city for emigrants in the region.
New Year celebration in Abu Dhabi brings everybody together for the fireworks, to see the myriad colors that paint the city, the spectacular fireworks, the party and celebrations at the shopping malls and the general fun and frolic environment in the city.
Dubai being Abu Dhabi’s neighbor makes sense to visit Abu Dhabi. Compared to Dubai the party crowd would be less in Abu Dhabi. The enjoyable weather, the peaceful breeze, the brilliant and glittering beaches make it more than tempting.
There are a number of islands in Abu Dhabi that hosts New Year celebrations. Listed below are the places where you could welcome the New Year
There are number of points where the fireworks can be seen such as The St.Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Emirates Palace, The Ritz Carlton, Grand Canal, Le Deck, Chameleon, Conculusion etc.
Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi is the hotspot for business and lifestyle. It is one of the ultimate destination for New Year celebrations. This island hosts impressive celebrations that you will remember for a long time. A mix bag of entertainment, unlimited food served on food trucks, shopping and more shopping and of course the dinner at one of the best five-star restaurants and much more is what is in store for you, your family and loved ones. The impressive firework display at night will leave you speechless.
The Global Market Square and along the waterfront Promenade is where the celebration will start at exactly 6.00 P.M which will continue throughout the night until midnight. There are DJ’s that perform live music and artist that perform live.
The highlight of the celebration is the live streaming of the New Year celebrations in various countries across the world. Another highlight and exciting part of the celebration is the interactive globe. The globe light up as the country which are in different timezone welcomes the New Year.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr welcomes the new year a little differently than rest of the other hotels. To spend the last day of the year here is a delight for anybody. The buffet served here is a culinary party. The food shimmers against the beautiful backdrop of the night. There are different stations for different types of cuisines around the world.
Fireworks are the icing on the cake. Chameleon Terrace give a magnificent view of the firework. The fireworks illuminate the sky. The countdown is there to remind you of the coming new year.
Cipriani is located in Yas Marina where a four course menu is waiting for you. The special dish of this menu is the roasted baby lamb with artichokes, stuffed tomatoes and chocolate cake with strawberry sauce. The other attractions is the live music from the local band – The Lounge Act. The DJ also adds to the excitment by playing feet tapping music.
Abu Dhabi knows how to party. The party does not belong to one lane or street or neighbourhood. The party goes on non stop everywhere. There is an element of fun, frolic and entertainment everywhere in this city during New Year. The restaurants, the hotels, the shops, the street the mood is of that of partying. It does not matter if you are single or married Abu Dhabi has something lined up for everybody.
Emirates Palace Hotel has the best party in town. The performers who perform live here are the top singers from all over the world. To have a feel of botht the tradition and culture of Abu Dhabi you should be at the Mafraq hotel. This hotel is considered as one of the best places to party.
Belly Dancing is synonynm to Abu Dhabi. You can enjoy belly dancing by joining one of the belly dancers in their act while the DJ places some of his awesome tracks.
If the fireworks in the night sky is what attracts you then skyscrapers or tall building is where you should be present. There are quite a few of them in Abu Dhabi but very few are famous for their height.
The 382 high Central Market Tower or the 310 m high Sky tower or the 324m high The Landmark is where you should be. These towers give you a spectacular view of the firework display that happens. It leave you enchanted for sure.
When in Abu Dhabi for New Year you can expect to taste world class cuisine from all around the world. You can have a taste of the British Dinner or the Spanish treat or even the Italian food. Amongst all these cuisines do not forget to taste the Arabic cuisine which is one of the kind. There are a lot many international restaurants that cater to different palates of taste Choosing from any of them would not be difficult as all of them provide world class gourmet to taste and eat.
As always when there is a celebration of such grandeur it is important to book well in advance in the hotel that you wish you stay. Emirates Palace is a popular place to stay as it is located in one of the important location . The attraction of this hotel is the view of the sea from any of the rooms. They also organize the New Year party. Al Raha beach hotel is another hotel that provides the view of the sea from the hotel rooms. and is a popular choice of many tourist.
The other hotels are on the Yas Island such as the Radission Hotel, Yas Viceroy etc. The Sheraton in Abu Dhabi is another popular choice of tourist who come to party on New Year’s Eve.
Apart from the hotels mentioned above the other famous hotels are Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Beach Rotana – Abu Dhabi, Royal Rose Hotel, and Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel