Abu Dhabi will ring in the New Year by attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest sentence ever created in fireworks, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).
The 10-minute fireworks show on the Abu Dhabi Corniche will attempt to spell our “Happy New Year 2019”, using iron “sky towers” to create letters as tall as 40 metres in diverse colours and configurations.
Other fireworks displays will take place at midnight at the Emirates Palace, Yas Marina and Al Maryah Island, as well as Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain and at the Al Dhafra Festival in Madinat Zayed.
Other highlights of New Year’s Eve in Abu Dhabi will be a concert – organised by Mubadala – by Egyptian pop star Amr Diab and Lebanese singer Myriam Fares at the Galleria and Promenade on Al Maryah Island.
Entry to the event is free but limited to 1,500 visitors on a first come, first serve basis. Other visitors will have access to areas of the Promenade where the concert can be viewed on large TV screens.
“We are delighted to bring such a variety of exiting events across the whole emirate of Abu Dhabi to user in the New Year,” said Saif Saeed Ghobash, undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi. “We are confident that visitors will have an unforgettable experience that will mark the start of a happy and prosperous 2019 for all.”
Additionally, over 120 restaurants in 28 hotels and venues in the capital will have offers for New Year’s Eve, with packages ranging from AED 150 to AED 1,200.
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