The Higher Organising Committee of the ongoing Sheikh Zayed Festival at Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba showgrounds has unveiled an exciting New Year’s special program. Packed with events, shows, folkloric performances, and international art displays, the celebration promises a cultural and entertaining spectacle set to attract millions of visitors, residents, and tourists from around the world.
Highlights of the New Year’s Extravaganza:
Largest Firework Display: The festival boasts the largest and most extravagant firework display lasting over 60 minutes, aiming to break four Guinness World Records in terms of quantity, time, and design intricacy.
Drone Show Record: Over 5,000 drones will create intricate patterns in the Al Wathba skies, setting a new regional record.
First-of-its-Kind Laser Show: A massive laser show is planned, marking a first-of-its-kind event in the region.
Cultural and Civilizational Performances: The festival will feature special presentations by the Emirates Fountain, Glowing Towers Garden, various pavilions, and numerous cultural and civilizational performances from around the world.
Record-Breaking Fireworks: The Sheikh Zayed Festival aims to break three new Guinness World Records with a 60-minute continuous firework display, offering visitors a unique experience as they welcome the first moments of 2024.
Drone Shows and Laser Spectacles: Visitors will witness a dazzling drone show with over 5,000 drones and enjoy a major laser show, both setting new Guinness World Records. The Emirates Fountain will also contribute to the festive atmosphere with laser and music shows.
Art and Entertainment Shows: The festival promises an atmosphere of joy and celebration with the release of 100,000 colorful balloons and a DJ and live music show, ensuring an unforgettable entertainment experience for visitors of all ages.
Various Celebratory Features: The Heritage Village within the festival will showcase Al Razfa and Ayala dances to celebrate the New Year. Various institutions and government bodies will organize entertaining celebratory events at their pavilions, along with special activities for children.
World Civilizations Parade: Participating countries will celebrate the New Year with carnival shows and folkloric performances, contributing to the World Civilizations Parade that promises lively and joyous performances.
Food and Shopping Extravaganza: As part of the 2024 New Year celebration, visitors can enjoy great discounts, surprises, and new dining experiences at local and international restaurants scattered throughout the pavilions and areas of the festival.
The Sheikh Zayed Festival invites visitors daily until March 9, 2024, offering a joyful and memorable outdoor experience with events, activities, and competitions suitable for all age groups. Weekdays see operations from 16:00 to midnight, and on weekends and public holidays, the festival remains open until 01:00.