Al Maryah Island is inviting residents and visitors to usher in 2019 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 award-winning singer and ‘Father of Mediterranean Music’, Amr Diab and “Queen of Stage”, Myriam Fares as they perform live in on the waterfront Promenade at Al Maryah Island, the capital’s business and lifestyle destination.
Doors open from 5:00pm; the celebrations will take place from 7:00pm – 1:00am and are free to attend. Entry to the main concert area is on first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 1,500 visitors. Other guests will have access to the other areas of the Promenade to view the concert from the screens available on the waterfront.
The electrifying evening will culminate in a thrilling midnight countdown followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
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For the fifth year in a row, Al Maryah Island will host the biggest celebration in the capital this New Year’s Eve, with live performances from ‘Father of Mediterranean Music’, Amr Diab and “Queen of Stage”, Myriam Fares building up to the New Year countdown.
Al Maryah Island will ring in 2019 with a spectacular fireworks show.
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. Once the Promenade, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square North and South, and the parking reach full capacity, access to the island will be restricted.
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. 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.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party
2019 is on its way, see the year out with some class at the GLO Masquerade Ball, With perfect views of Al Maryah Islands spectacular firework display over looking the waters of Abu Dhabi at this luxurious open air venue. Entrance fees start at AED 199 inclusive of one beverage; table reservations start from AED 1,500. Tickets are available on abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
New Year’s Eve Levantine Feast
Head to Sambusek, the hotel’s authentic Lebanese outpost for a lively evening with friends. Enjoy welcome bubbles, Levantine family-style set menu by Chef Emad Zalloum plus 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 755 and AED 355 for children aged 6-12.
With front row seats to the spectacular Al Maryah Island fireworks, this is the ultimate way to kick-start 2018. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
New Year’s Eve Gala Yum Cha Brunch
Chef Dong invites you to relish in authentic Chinese dishes, with cold and hot stations with a selection of soups and grills, pass around trolleys with your favorite dim sum and other dishes to choose from the menu, from 7:30 pm till 11:30 pm. Packages are available starting from AED 388 and AED 195 for children aged 6-12.
A Blue & Silver Affair
Chef Jaka invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve at AQUA with a unique live butcher shop from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Packages are available starting from AED 755 and AED 355 for children aged 6-12.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi
New Year’s Eve Evening Brunch at Crust
Usher in the New Year with friends and family at Crust’s evening brunch. The party will get into the swing from 8pm and will feature a special countdown, spectacular buffet as well as a kids’ area. Package prices are AED 450 per person for a soft drinks package, AED 560 for house beverages, and AED 660 for bubbles. With children’s packages at AED 180 per child (6-12 years) and 70 (children aged 5 and below), every member of your family will be kept entertained! A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
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 is the perfect setting to celebrate the occasion! Guests can enjoy a beautifully crafted set menu of four courses for AED 340. A la carte menu not available.
Great Gatsby Party at Butcher & Still
Take yourself back to the Prohibition Era of 1920’s Chicago at Butcher & Still where guests can tuck into a brunch-style dinner then join us for a complimentary Midnight Champagne Toast. This jazz inspired party from the Roaring Twenties is surely the most authentic and unique New Years’ Experience in the city this year!
AED 750 per person. A la carte menu not available.
4-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner at Café Milano
Cafe Milano surely offers the most stylish New Year’s Eve experience in the capital, thanks to the chic and elegant setting, next to the water’s edge and boasting beautiful views of the night sky. Expect a unique Italian party atmosphere, a specially crafted 4 course set menu. Packages available from AED 850 for inside seating, AED 950 for premium terrace seating. A la carte menu not available.
NYE Party at Eclipse Terrace Lounge
A modern, high energy atmosphere awaits at Eclipse Terrace Lounge on the 3rd floor of Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, with a lively New Year’s Eve Party. A live DJ and this stylish outdoor bar and lounge setting sets the scene for the most decadent of rooftop NYE parties. For AED 420 per person, guests enjoy a four course set menu, and guaranteed seating for the evening. Non-diners entrance fee AED 150 per person, with limited spaces. A la carte menu not available.
NEED TO KNOW
On December 31st, the Promenade will be closed until 5:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and celebrations will kick off from 7:00 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. Strollers will be collected from 3:00pm onwards.
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.
Kindly note that Zayed the First St (Rosewood), Hamdan Bin Mohammed St (Four Seasons) Bridges as well as the roads across Zayed the First St and Hamdan Bin Mohammed St from Reem Island will be closed on December 31st and only 10th Street and Al Falah Street will be open for traffic.
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 inside The Galleria on Al Maryah Island.
NOTICE: Photography and videography will be taken during this event. Images may be used for media and/or marketing purposes.