And we’ve compiled all the best places to enjoy it…

Where can I watch fireworks in Abu Dhabi for NYE 2020 to 2021?

The huge New Year’s Eve firework display has now been confirmed at Yas Island.

It’ll be launching from the Yas Marina Circuit area and illuminating the locale’s landmarks with sparkling bursts of colour, signifying the stroke of midnight on Thursday, December 31, 2020 and moving into Friday, January 1, 2021.

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to spectate from, Yas Marina’s restaurants have some great packages to peruse.



This cheeky Asian bar and eatery has a range of affordable evening brunch packages available, but the highlight has to be the New Year’s Eve Brunch 8pm to 1midnight and featuring five courses alongside unlimited house beverages (including the sparkling stuff) all for just Dhs249.

Yas Marina. Tel: (055) 797 0742,


Aquarium occupies a neat perch to catch the New Year pyrotechnics and the seafood specialists have a range of food and beverage packages starting at Dhs599 (for house drinks) from 8pm to midnight. After-party packages are also available.

Yas Marina, Fri 1pm-5pm. Tel: (02) 565 0007,


Cipriani Abu Dhabi

It’s always a sophisticated sort soiree at Cipriani’s and NYE is no different. Diners can opt for the special set menu (four-course from Dhs595). They are also taking bookings for A la carte dining. Music comes courtesy of a DJ. Happily… there’s also a warm-up Happy Hour between 4pm and 9pm with house beverages and snacks available from Dhs20.

Yas Marina. Tel: (0)2 657 5400, @ciprianiyasisland 


There’s also an evening NYE brunch at Diablito. The three-course bonanza starts at 9pm and rages to 1am with the option of unlimited house beverages at prices starting from Dhs450 per person.

Yas Marina. Tel: (02) 565 1175,

Casa de Cuba

Recently reopened Casa de Cuba is hosting a Havana style New Year’s Eve Brunch from 9pm to midnight with prices starting at a very tasty Dh249 for a house package. And your sound-selecta for the night is DJ Thomas Gavin.

Yas Marina. Tel: (056) 742 7435


Not in the Marina but still well worth a mention. Kick off the countdown with a feast at Garage followed by an after-party at WET Deck. Additional charges for the WET Deck after-party apply.

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, 7pm to midnight, Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs365 with house drinks, Dhs499 for sparkling package, Dhs150 for children seven to 11 years. Tel: (0)26560000. @wabudhabi

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