Happening tonight, December 2, at sites across the emirate

This article has been updated following information received through official channels.


The traditional Corniche sky-burst show has now been confirmed as going ahead this year.

The touchpaper will be lit at 9.25pm, on Wednesday December 2 and for those choosing to stand well, well back (at home) the display is also being broadcast on Abu Dhabi TV, Emarat TV and the UAE_BARQ Instagram page.

Al Reem Island

A further grand display will be taking place on Al Reem Island – home of the still-in-construction Reem Mall, Makers District and the recently opened Cove Beach. Wizz-bangs are set to commence at 9pm, Wedensday December 2, 2020.

Residents in the area are asked to watch from their balconies.

Al Wathba

Another confirmed show in the capital is at The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival (running until February 20, 2021), currently taking place in the Al Wathba region of Abu Dhabi.

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It’s an ongoing festival with heritage and cultural events, an amusement park, a fountain and laser show, theatrical performances, horse beauty shows, camel riding and more.

That ‘more’ includes weekly firework displays (on Fridays) at 9pm, although there will be a special UAE National Day display on November 2.

You can buy your tickets for just Dhs5, on the tickets.zayedfestival.com website.

Al Ain

Fireworks are being let off at Al Ain Municpality Building and Jabal Hafit at 8pm on December 2 and December 3.

Al Jahili Fort will also be hosting two open air concerts. One on December 2, and a further on December 3.

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