Where to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Abu Dhabi


You don’t have to pay much to watch this magnificent display.

The festive season is here and so are the never-ending parties. But that’s a good thing, right? And what better way than celebrating it without burning a hole in your pocket?

Since the UAE is big on New Year’s Eve fireworks, ringing in 2023 would be incomplete without them. And, of course, you can witness these spectacles lighting up the capital’s skies.

Read on to find out all the best spots across the capital to watch the NYE fireworks.


NYE Fireworks at Sheikh Zayed Festival


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One of the most important festivals on the planet is currently running up until 19 March 2023, which means you can head to the Sheikh Zayed Festival to watch the New Year fireworks. For an entrance fee of AED 5, you and your family get access to all the happenings taking place as part of the festival at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort.


NYE Fireworks at Al Maryah Island



Explore Al Maryah Island this New Year’s Eve with an amazing display of fireworks. Happening at the boardwalk, the glittering sky on NYE is free to watch, but you might want to head there at your earliest to get the best spot!


NYE Fireworks at Saadiyat Island


Where To Watch New Year'S Eve Fireworks In Abu Dhabi

The Saadiyat Island is one of the most spectacular locations in the region so naturally, a festive display of fireworks is mandatory. Head on over to see some beautiful sparklers!


NYE Fireworks at Yas Bay Waterfront


Fireworks At Yas Island Abu Dhabi 2021

The Yas Bay Waterfront also has a show in store for us! Head down to Yas Bay Waterfront to enjoy a memorable night with your friends and family. There will be a huge fireworks display over the Marina at 9pm and a second at midnight, offering two spectacular displays. Enjoy a delicious meal at the various restaurants, bars and cafés down on the promenade too.


NYE Fireworks at Abu Dhabi Corniche


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If you don’t want to explore the new spots, why not head to the Abu Dhabi Corniche to see the fireworks. There’s a waterfront and a long pathway for you to stand at and watch the colourful fireworks as the clock strikes midnight.


NYE Fireworks at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium



The fireworks extravaganza will light up the skies of Al Ain on the eve of the New Years at the stroke of midnight. Don’t miss out the spectacular sights at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. The firework show beings with an exciting countdown and promises to mesmerize audiences.


NYE Fireworks at Al Dhafra



UAE’s most adventurous off-road driving experience and host to some of the country’s most dramatic scenery including the biggest dunes this side of the Sahara will dazzle on New Year’s Eve as the clock strikes midnight. Dazzling spectacles of colour will light up the city skylines on Al Dhafra! Make sure you catch it.


NYE Fireworks at Mother Of The Nation Festival



Get the best celebratory spot to ring in the New Year with a stunning view of Abu Dhabi’s grand fireworks on the Corniche at the MOTN Festival. The region’s ultimate entertainment event is on until 1 January and festivalgoers will have the perfect vantage point to enjoy the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks show in the capital with family and friends to make this an unforgettable experience.


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Shaheera Anwar

Hungover on her love for Middle East, Shaheera is back on the UAE soil. But this time, it’s the capital that has caught her attention. When she’s not writing or overthinking life, Shaheera likes to laze around with her family, catch up on Netflix and scroll away on Twitter. She’s also a millennial trying to learn the ropes of TikTok in the hopes of going viral someday – the good kinda viral *fingers crossed* She tweets @ShaheeraAnwar