Celebrate New year in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, with its beautiful beaches, excellent laid-back vibe, and incredible skyline, attracts many visitors during the New Year. The city turns into one giant party on New Year’s Eve. Whether you’re traveling to Abu Dhabi as a family or going solo, there’s much to choose from here. Let’s help you find the most glittering night of the year to enjoy this NYE 2024 in Abu Dhabi. Whether it is a live concert, a lively bar, or a party venue, we’ve got you covered for NYE in Abu Dhabi this year.

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New Year’s Eve in Abu Dhabi

, you can look forward to enjoying spectacular fireworks displays, live music events, and glamorous gala dinners. There are so many activities planned that you’ll be spoiled for choice. Check out the following:

New Year Party Places in Abu Dhabi

1. Firework Displays Around Abu Dhabi

 Firework Displays Around Abu Dhabi

If you’re keen on taking in fireworks displays, the good news is that Abu Dhabi will put up spectacular displays all over the city on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy these stunning displays with the whole family at various locations, such as the Abu Dhabi Corniche, Emirates Palace, the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, Al Maryah Island, Yas Island, and the St. Regis Saadiyat. To treat yourself to a premium experience, make sure that you reserve a table at a restaurant overlooking the fireworks show. Try restaurants such as the St. Regis Corniche, Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Café Milano, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Sambusek, and the St. Regis Saadiyat for top views of the fireworks.

2. Party at the Emirates Palace

Emirates-Palace Abu Dhabi

Want to add a special touch to your New Year’s Eve celebration this year? Then, head straight to the Emirates Palace for its exclusive New Year’s Eve gala dinner. Start your evening with a cocktail reception and celebrate the night with several live performances, including a breathtaking fire show and an energetic desert dance. The dinner, served buffet style, will feature live cooking stations and delicacies from different parts of the world. Besides the lavish feast, you can gaze in awe at the fireworks going off at different locations. So, be ready to welcome the New Year in great style at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

3. Bring in 2024 French Style at Grills@Chill’O!

Head to Grills@Chill’O at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche for a lavish and enchanting NYE dinner! Enjoy live entertainment shows by QB and Royal Duo while dining on Bouillabaisse, freshly cooked seafood, and a variety of oyster and sushi specialties. The price starts at AED 349 (with soft drinks).

4. Island Parties!

As always, some of Abu Dhabi’s islands are conducting their own celebrations for NYE 2024.

  • Al Maryah Island
Al Maryah Island Abu Dhabi

You can see it all at Al Maryah Island: socialites, celebrities, and sportspeople – you name it! Watch live music performances at Al Maryah’s waterfront promenade and check out the beach, lined with food trucks selling festive eats. The island also has plenty of five-star dining opportunities, loads of family activities, and a fantastic pyrotechnic display at midnight. If this is not enough, there are large TV screens displaying live streaming of New Year’s Eve from other countries.

  • Yas Island
Yas Island Abu dhabi

Lively activities and stunning shows by world-renowned artists take center stage on Yas Island on New Year’s Eve. This year will be no different. But that’s not all. There will be a fireworks display at Yas Marina, viewable from the mainland. Yas Island also hosts family-friendly activities throughout December, so check them out.

  • Saadiyat Island
Saadiyat Island Abu dhabi

This island is best known for its fabulous beaches and unrivaled cultural landmarks. Enjoy NYE at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island and ring in 2024 the best possible way. Witness the incredible fireworks display from the terrace facing the sea. St. Regis Saadiyat Island offers various dining options, from luxurious fine dining to dining under the stars with live DJ performances. Join parties at clubs and hotels all over the island.

5. Party at the Desert in Abu Dhabi!

Join the gang at the scintillating Desert Party planned on NYE 2024 in Abu Dhabi. You can watch a magic show with clowns and face painting for kids. There’ll be some terrific performances by belly dancers and Tanura artists. It will keep you entranced as you sip on fragrant smoke from your shisha pipe.

Enjoy the incredible BBQ buffet, served with soft drinks, dates, coffee, and tea. Alcohol is mostly not included in a desert party package, but you can always purchase it at camp and ring in 2024 the traditional way. You can further dance the night away in the desert sands with a famous DJ manning the discs.

If you wish to add a bit of adventure to your New Year’s Eve celebrations, the traditional desert activities await you. You can go sandboarding, camel riding, quad biking, and dune bashing. Be sure to take plenty of pictures of the festive NYE decorations. Try out henna tattoos and wear traditional clothing to get into the spirit. Meet the desert falcon and take some souvenir photos with the falcon on your arm. Bid a fabulous farewell to the old year with a scintillating pyrotechnics display on the dunes. A desert safari NYE party is one of the top things to do in Abu Dhabi in 2024.


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Abu Dhabi is all set to put on a fabulous show for NYE this year. If you are looking for a great way to ring in the New Year and yet have a nice family vacation, opt for Abu Dhabi. While the city is glamorous and decorated to the nines for NYE, it still has a laid-back charm that’s perfect for families. Be sure to book your restaurant tables and hotels in advance, as there will be a lot of visitors for New Year’s Eve 2024.

Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

  • 5 thoughts on “Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2024 in Abu Dhabi – Perfect Guide
    1. Avatar for Aanchal Iyer

      The Yas Island is an impressive centre with loads of fun and adventurous things to do in Abu Dhabi. It is my definite choice to enjoy the fireworks display during New Year’s Eve.

    2. Avatar for Aanchal Iyer

      I enjoyed this blog post on spending New Year’s Eve in Abu Dhabi. This capital city of the UAE is a fantastic choice for families vacationing with kids. The corniche area and the fun things to do in Abu Dhabi will certainly make the occasion special for all.

    3. Avatar for Aanchal Iyer

      This blog covers the prime places to enjoy the fireworks and special New Year’s Eve meals at best restaurants. The tips on making prior reservations for accommodation and using public transportation can save some money.

    4. Avatar for Aanchal Iyer

      This blog post is exciting for readers wanting to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Abu Dhabi. I feel taking a dhow cruise and visiting the captivating Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque would be the best New Year celebration.

    5. Avatar for Aanchal Iyer

      Grasping overview of New Year’s Eve festivities in Abu Dhabi! The lively spirit of the city and the various events and activities during this festive season makes it exciting to visit Abu Dhabi on this occasion.

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