Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, is inviting residents and visitors to usher in 2017 with a star-studded music spectacular, the biggest celebration in the capital this New Year’s Eve. Visitors are welcome to the Island to celebrate with Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi, Egyptian pop icon Mohamed Hamaki, and Palestinian singing sensation Mohammed Assaf as they perform live in on the waterfront Promenade at Al Maryah Island, the capital’s business and lifestyle destination.
The festivities will spread across the island, with a plethora of entertainment including festive food trucks and activities for the whole family, including roaming entertainers, drummers and much, much more. Doors open from 5 pm; the celebrations will take place from 7 pm – 1 am and are free to attend. Entry to the main concert area is registration-only and is limited to 1,500 visitors; registrations are now sold out. Non-registrants will have access to the other areas of the Promenade, as well as Abu Dhabi Global Market Square on Al Maryah Island.
The electrifying evening will culminate in a thrilling midnight countdown by Hussain Al Jassmi, followed by a spectacular fireworks show. Share your experiences throughout the night using #TheCapitalCelebrates
Al Maryah Island will host the biggest celebration in the capital this New Year’s Eve, with live performances from Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi, Egyptian pop icon Mohamed Hamaki, and Palestinian singing sensation Mohammed Assaf building up to the New Year countdown.
Al Maryah Island will ring in 2017 with a thrilling midnight countdown by Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi, followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
Entry is free, however entrance to the main concert area is registration-only. (Registrations are now sold out). Prime spots on the Promenade as well as parking will fill up early and guests are encouraged to arrive in good time.
New Year’s Eve on Al Maryah Island is a very popular event and operates on a first-come, first-served basis (with the exception of the main concert area, which is registration-only). Once the Promenade, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square North and South, and the parking reach full capacity, access to the island will be restricted.
Late Night Shopping
Visitors can enjoy shopping at Abu Dhabi’s luxury shopping and dining destination, with shops at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island staying open until 10pm.
Restaurants at Al Maryah Island will serve up delectable dishes from all across the world all night long; from sumptuous set menus at the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island and bountiful buffets at Rosewood Abu Dhabi, to casual fare from The Galleria and trendy food truck tucker at the Island’s music concert spectacular. Restaurant bookings are essential so that visitors don’t miss out, and a booking reservation must be presented to gain entry on the night. Restaurants reserve the right to refuse admission if a valid booking reservation is not provided.
Visitors can enjoy delicious fare from an array of food trucks on the night:
- Shawarma station
- Go Bai
- Seasons (juice truck)
- Moti Roti
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Levantine Feast at Sambusek
Rosewood Abu Dhabi is offering guests the opportunity to indulge in a sumptuous Levantine feast at Sambusek with unbeatable views of the celebration at midnight. Enjoy live cooking stations and a family-style set menu topped off with a decadent dessert buffet, with entertainment in the form of a belly dancer and DJ, fire pits and an after-party on the terrace with views of Abu Dhabi starting at AED 495 and AED 250 for children aged 6-12. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
Step In. Stand Out. Welcome 2017 at Glo
Guests looking to see in the New Year in style can book a table at Glo and enjoy dancing the night away to a DJ and seamless table service. Start celebrating from 9 pm, with table bookings for up to six guests priced at AED 1,500 and cabana bookings for 12 guests priced at AED 3,000. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
A Legend in Chinese Dining at Dai Pai Dong
If you are in the mood for an Asian dining affair, Dai Pai Dong will offer an a la carte selection, with a minimum spend of AED 300 for terrace tables with a fantastic view of the celebrations. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
Chef Francisco Sanabria at Aqua
Guests can also enjoy a friendly ambiance and artisan buffet prepared by Chef Francisco Sanabria at Aqua, with prices starting at AED 425 for adults, and AED 212 for children aged 6-12, or a delicious Bake Sale at the Majlis. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
Intimate Fine Dining at La Cava
If you prefer an intimate evening, La Cava provides the perfect option with its selection of tapas, canapés and beverage pairings, with prices at AED 350 per guest. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
FOUR SEASONS ABU DHABI
New Year’s Evening Brunch at Crust
Usher in the New Year with friends and family at Crust’s evening brunch. The party will be in full swing from 7pm and will feature a special countdown and balloon drop, a spectacular buffet as well as a kids’ area. With a variety of packages available starting at AED 400 per adult and AED 150 per child, every member of your family will be kept entertained!
New Year’s Eve on the Al Meylas Terrace
With stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and a spectacular firework display, the Al Meylas terrace this is the perfect setting to celebrate the occasion! Prices start at AED 150 per person.
New Year’s Eve Decadent Dining at Butcher & Still
Guests can step back in time to a most decadent of eras with Butcher & Still’s three- or five-course menus starting from AED 550 per guest, before they continue the night at the Great Gatsby party. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
Great Gatsby Celebration at Butcher & Still
Walk down the red carpet to an evening of the most glamorous combination of jazz hits and fashion made famous by Jay Gatsby, from AED 200 per guest. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
7-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner at Café Milano
Guests who enjoy classic Italian dining, live music and a relaxed atmosphere and want to make a weekend of it can book a table at Café Milano, which is offering seven-course dinner and overnight stay packages from AED 1600. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Zsa Zsa
Those looking to begin the New Year with a bang can do so at Zsa Zsa’s, where a DJ will be spinning a variety of hits across different genres to draw everyone to the dance floor. There is a range of packages to choose starting from AED 595. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
Rooftop Balloon Party at Eclipse
This open air event is set to be one of the hottest places in the Capital on New Year’s Eve. Canapés, a live grill station and a live DJ will be on the decks to keep the party swinging. With spectacular views of the midnight fireworks and balloons everywhere, this evening is sure to be a hit!
New Year’s Eve Countdown at Zuma
Ring in the New Year at Zuma, with a live countdown to 2017, multiple DJs, entertainment and your favorite Zuma dishes served a la carte. Choose from multiple options, including an a la carte dinner starting from 7 pm or 7:30 pm with no minimum spend (for 2.5 hours), or book a table for the whole evening from 9:30 pm in the restaurant or 9 pm in the lounge with a minimum spend of AED 1,000 per guest. Those over 21 are welcome to remain in the bar area for the rest of the night.
Guests can also book a bar table for up to five guests from 9 pm, with a minimum spend of AED 2,000.
Dine and Dance into 2017 at Roberto’s New Abu Dhabi Address
Enjoy an evening filled with contemporary Italian cuisine, a world-class live DJ and the Roberto’s legendary service. For the first time, the newly opened Roberto’s in Abu Dhabi will be transformed with extravagant décor, a dedicated dance scene in the lounge and the spectacular Al Maryah Island fireworks display providing the perfect countdown backdrop. Guests can select from a variety of packages in the Ristorante, Ristorante Terrace, Salotto, or Salotto Terrace, with set-menu and a la carte options available. Prices start at AED 900 per guest.
Chic Dinner at Bentley Bistro & Bar
Bring your friends and indulge in a festive, five-course feast of classic French cuisine, with a contemporary European twist this New Year’s Eve. Bentley Bistro & Bar’s resident DJ will provide the night’s soundtrack and ensure you see in 2017 in style. Prices start at AED 550 and booking is a must.
Take a tour of Italy with a tasty set dinner. The menu is specially designed and created by the Armani Group's Corporate Chef in Milan and features a selection of à la carte classics, reinterpreted in a contemporary way, in both their preparation and presentation, along with a wide selection of cold dishes. Set menu packages start from AED 550 and booking is required.
Relaxed North African Buffet at Almaz by Momo
See in 2017 with a relaxed and sophisticated feast with family and friends this New Year’s Eve. Contemporary yet traditional Almaz by Momo is serving up a delectable buffet of North African, Levant and Mediterranean cuisine, along with a wide selection of shisha. Packages start from AED 550 and booking is required.
Cool Californian Café Cuisine With a View of the Fireworks at Nolu’s
Delicious Californian café cuisine with an Afghan twist is what visitors to Nolu’s can expect this New Year’s Eve. A minimum spend of AED 200 from their popular lunch and dinner menu will get you a delicious plate to enjoy while you kick back and watch the beautiful fireworks display.
NEED TO KNOW
The main concert area will be registration-only – access will only be granted to those that have registered online. (Registrations are now sold out) Once registered, visitors will receive e-tickets that they need to print and present on the night.
Online registration for the concert is free of charge, but limited to a maximum capacity. Non-registrants will have access to the other areas of the Promenade, as well as Abu Dhabi Global Market Square on Al Maryah Island.
On December 31st, the Promenade will be closed until 5 pm. Doors will open at 5 pm and celebrations will kick off from 7 pm.
Safety and Security
We have a number of measures in place to ensure the thousands of guests expected to attend have a safe and pleasurable experience.
Guests will be screened by metal detectors on arrival as they enter the venue via each entrance.
As with any event where there are large numbers of people, it is advisable to practice personal security, keeping a close watch on children and personal belongings.
Our information desk will be located in The Galleria on Al Maryah Island if you have questions or need more information on the night.
To avoid congestion along the Promenade it will be kept chair- and stroller-free on December 31st. A designated stroller park area will be available so guests with young children can store their strollers securely, and join the celebrations. Families can also watch the fireworks at vantage points in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square North and South.
Restricted Access to Al Maryah Island
To ensure guests have a safe and pleasurable experience, access to Al Maryah Island will be restricted as it reaches capacity in the lead-up to the midnight countdown.
Parking and Roads Closure
Limited parking for 5,000 cars is available at Al Maryah Island. We encourage guests to arrive early or plan to use alternative transportation methods (public transportation or taxi), to make the most of the evening. Once car parks reach full capacity, all cars will be directed off the island, and access to Al Maryah Island will be limited to taxis, public transportation and emergency vehicles only.
Bridge 4 (from Saadiyat Road) and Bridge 11 (from Reem Island) will be closed on December 31st.
Valet services at Rosewood Abu Dhabi and Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island will only be available for guests staying at the hotels or with restaurant reservations that must be presented on arrival. All guests should arrive early to ensure access to Al Maryah Island, which will be closed to traffic (except taxis, public transportation and emergency vehicles) once car parks reach capacity. There will be no valet service at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island on the night.
Please note that toilets are located on the Promenade, inside The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, as well as on Abu Dhabi Global Market Square.
NOTICE: Photography and videography will be taken during this event. Images may be used for media and/or marketing purposes.