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Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022 in Abu Dhabi

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner

In what can only be described as both a bizarre but incredible year for the UAE, we’ll be waving goodbye to 2021 – the UAE’s Golden Jubilee year – and welcoming in a new era with 2022.

Events in Abu Dhabi have remained low key throughout 2021 as a cautious approach has been taken to border re-opening, both domestically and internationally to combat COVID-19 in the capital.

December 2021 has seen the return of many big international events including the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) and the season finale of the Grand Prix.

There are high hopes that events will continue throughout the festive season and we’ll be able to join with family and friends old and new to ring in the New Year with style. Events still have capacity and table size restrictions.

Please be aware of ongoing restrictions flying into Abu Dhabi from overseas or visiting from any of the neighbouring Emirates. Current restrictions and vaccine/PCR requirements can be found here.

Most ticketed events in Abu Dhabi presently require a valid negative PCR test within 96 hours, in addition to Green Alhosn. Please check the requirements in the T&C’s of any ticket and keep abreast of any changes via @admediaoffice

Dining & New Years Eve Events in Abu Dhabi

Here’s where you can join in the action to celebrate New Years 2022 in Abu Dhabi:

The Capital Celebrates, Al Maryah South Plaza

The capital’s premier paid entertainment event this year will take place on Al Maryah Island. With headline performances by Hussain Al Jassmi, Elissa, and Balqees, the evening celebrations will culminate in a thrilling midnight countdown followed by a 10—minute spectacular fireworks show.

Where: Al Maryah Island, South Plaza

When: 31 December, 7:00 PM doors open, event 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Pricing: 548 AED basic packages or 698 AED premium package

Learn more and book tickets at platinumlist.net

Annex, Abu Dhabi EDITION

Ring in New Year 2022 on the gorgeous roof top setting of Annew, Al Bateen Marina. You’ll enjoy canapes and drinks with a rocking sound track and marvellous Corniche fireworks views in the distance.

Where: EDITION Hotel, Al Bateen Marina

When: 31 December between 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM

Pricing: 548 AED basic packages or 698 AED premium package

Learn more at editionhotels.com/abudhabi | Check pricing to stay the night

Aqua, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

A free flow fish and live barbeque dining experience with incredible Al Maryah fireworks and drone show to finish off your evening.

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Where: Aqua, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island

When: 31 December between 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM

Pricing: 7888 AED house packages or 988 AED premium package

If you’d prefer poolside vibes you can also enjoy the New Year’s celebration’s at the Rosewood’s poolside venue Glo

Learn more at Rosewoodhotels.com | Check pricing to stay the night

COYA, Four Seasons, Al Maryah Island

Always known for hosting some of the most glittering and exciting party events in the capital, New Years 2022 will be no exception with the dress to impress event “The Incan Empire” – dress code strictly black & gold! An Incan tasting menu will be served along with tunes from DJ Eva Voytko and finish of your evening with front row seats to the Al Maryah fireworks.

Where: COYA, Four Seasons at the Galleria, Al Maryah Island

When: 31 December from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Pricing: 800 AED minimum spend pp in the lounge and restaurant, 1,200 AED minimum spend pp on the terrace sofas.

Learn more at coyarestaurant.com | Check pricing to stay the night

Emirates Palace

You’ll find a couple of New Year’s Eve options at Emirates Palace with a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at the Palace terraces serving up live entertainment and a special corner for kids activities. For a close up fireworks view, why not try BBQ Al Qasr with it’s premier beachfront position?

Where: Emirates Palace, Corniche

When: 31 December 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Pricing: Gala Dinner 1,500 AED soft or 2,100 AED house & bubbly; BBQ 1,200 AED soft or 1,400 AED house & bubbly

Learn more epauh-beachclub@mohg.com | Check pricing to stay the night

B.I.G. Rev Up to 2022

B.I.G – Brunch in Garage – partners this year with Secret Parties for a brilliant combination of party beach and the choice of foods from five kitchens at W Abu Dhabi. Don’t miss the after party too if you’re looking to continue the after party beyond midnight, this is one of the hottest party venues in town when you hit WET Deck.

Where: W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

When: 31 December 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM | After Party 12:30 AM to 3:00 AM

Pricing: Soft 398 AED, House 598 AED, Sparkling 798 AED a

Learn more at marriott.com/w-abu-dhabi-dining | Check pricing to stay the night

White Party, Up & Below

The perfect rooftop spot to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s mild December weather and capture spectacular cityscape views. Enjoy 3 hours of freeflow beverages and culinary treats to chilled out techno beats before ringing in the New Year with the Corniche fireworks – dress code, WHITE!

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Where: Up & Below, Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Centre

When: 31 December 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM :30AM

Pricing: From for soft packages 99 AED, house drinks 199 AED, VIP table for 4 1,000 AED

Learn more at Marriott.com

Cheers to a New Year, Ingredients Gala Dinner Anantara

Enjoy a Gala Dinner at Ingredients, then swing by the Pool Deck for free-flowing beverages to enjoy an exclusive countdown and fireworks visible from Al Reem under the stars.

Where: Anantara, Eastern Mangroves

When: 31 December 8:00 PM to 3:30AM

Pricing: From 575 AED, including return staycation vouchers

Learn more at anantara.com | Check pricing to stay the night

The Foundry

A gala dinner awaits withseafood ice bar, caviar and blinis station, prime rib carvery, salmon coulibac carvery, pistachio crusted lamb rack, wine & cheese vault and to finish with Chef Pattisier’s new year dessert creations. With live entertainment.

Our gala dinner includes a seafood ice bar, caviar and blinis station, prime rib carvery, salmon coulibac carvery, pistachio crusted lamb rack, wine & cheese vault and to finish with Chef Pattisier’s new year dessert creations. With live entertainment.

Where: The Foundry, Southern Sun, Al Zahiyah

When: 31 December from 8:00 PM to midnight

Pricing: From 325 AED for soft packages through to 875 AED with bubbles

Learn more at tsogosun.com | Check pricing to stay the night

More dining venues for New Years in Abu Dhabi

If you’re not too fussed by fireworks and simple seek dinner, entertainment and great company there are plenty of other venues around the capital ready to entertain this New Year, well worth of your consideration:

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Abu Dhabi Fireworks on New Year’s Eve 2021-22

What would New Year’s Eve be without traditional fireworks at midnight? There are plenty of spots all over the city where you can enjoy a spectacular fireworks display for New Year’s 2022, no need to crowd so get in at one of these spots;

  • Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Yas Bay (also viewable from many spots along Al Raha Beach) – also 9:00 PM 30 December
  • Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, Al Wathba (planning to set a world record for the longest fireworks show at 40 minutes!)
  • Al Maryah Island (also viewable from Tourist Club area)

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