6 New Year's Eve parties you should know about
Find out where you can ring in 2016 right here in the capital and where you can see fireworks.
1. Sofitel Abu Dhabi
Soak up the views of the Corniche and a fireworks display from the 36th and 37th floor at this NYE party. The black and white themed event will feature music from a DJ and the Luna Soul band.
Sofitel Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs129 with one drink, Dhs360 with free flow, Dhs760 with one bottle and table for five. Tel: (02) 8137777. Taxi: Sofitel Corniche. sofitel.com
2. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
Head to Harvesters for a glow-in-the-dark party with neon face painting, glow sticks and more to ring in 2016. Plus entrance is free!
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, 9pm, free entry. Tel: (02) 6156666. Taxi: Holiday Inn Downtown, Electra Street. ihg.com
3. Saadiyat Beach Club
Head poolside and ring in the New Year at De La Costa on Saadiyat Island. Radio 1’s Saif And Sound will be on the decks.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 9pm, Dhs150 per person. Tel: (02) 6563500. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Club. saadiyatbeachclub.ae
4. Qasr Al Sarab
Celebrate the year-end in the Liwa desert with a buffet at Al Waha and entertainment from a four-piece band. Then head to the courtyard for music, fireworks and a fire performance.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort, Abu Dhabi, Dhs1,199 per person. Tel: (02) 6561399. qasralsarab.anantara.com
5. People by Crystal Abu Dhabi
Celebrate 2016 with a blast from the past. This Back to the Future bash will feature old school vs new school RnB tracks throughout the night.
People By Crystal, The Collection at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 10pm to 3.30am, walk-in fees including limited open bar Dhs750 per couple, Dhs500 for men and Dhs250 for ladies. Tel: (050) 8269698. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat Island. facebook.com/PeoplebycrystalAbuDhabi
6. Al Maryah Island
Head to the Promenade behind the Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island to countdown the end of 2015 and catch a special fireworks display.
The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, midnight. Tel: (02) 6166999. Taxi: Galleria, Al Maryah Island. thegalleria.ae