Al Maryah Island hosted Abu Dhabi’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration, a spectacular evening of music and fireworks. Thousands of families and friends filled the island’s waterfront Promenade where they enjoyed an electrifying concert with Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi, Egyptian pop sensation Mohamed Hamaki, and winner of Arab Idol 2015, Mohammed Assaf.
More than 10,000 people enjoyed hearing their favourite songs performed during the five-hour show, which culminated in an exhilarating midnight countdown, followed by a breath-taking firework display.
The evening was a landmark occasion in Al Maryah Island’s colourful events calendar and was staged through a partnership between Mubadala and Platinum Records, the leading record label company which operates under the umbrella of MBC Group.
As well as the star-studded concert, visitors enjoyed delicious treats from festive food trucks dotted along the Promenade and roaming street performers. Meanwhile, guests at Al Maryah Island’s iconic hotels, Rosewood Abu Dhabi and Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island as well as at Abu Dhabi’s shopping and dining destination The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, celebrated the start of 2017 with sumptuous special menus, DJs, and rooftop views of the magnificent firework display.
Ali Eid AlMheiri, Executive Director, Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure said: “We are delighted that this year’s concert and firework show on Al Maryah Island was such a magnificent success, and we are proud to see how our New Year’s Eve celebrations are becoming a renowned annual event. It is our pleasure to unite the residents of Abu Dhabi and help them welcome the New Year with an unforgettable night, in this most iconic of locations.”
Taymoor Marmarchi, Head of Platinum Records, commented: “We are very proud to have hosted such an unforgettable and successful New Year’s Eve event on Al Maryah Island in partnership with Mubadala. The singing stars, along with an incredible midnight firework display, made for an evening to remember.”