Al Maryah Island is inviting residents and visitors to usher in 2019 with a star-studded music spectacular, the biggest celebration in the capital this New Year’s Eve. Visitors are welcome to the Island to celebrate with award-winning singer and ‘Father of Mediterranean Music’, Amr Diab and “Queen of Stage”, Myriam Fares as they perform live in on the waterfront Promenade at Al Maryah Island, the capital’s business and lifestyle destination.
Doors open from 5:00pm; the celebrations will take place from 7:00pm – 1:00am and are free to attend. Entry to the main concert area is on first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 1,500 visitors. Other guests will have access to the other areas of the Promenade to view the concert from the screens available on the waterfront.
The electrifying evening will culminate in a thrilling midnight countdown followed by a spectacular fireworks show.
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For the fifth year in a row, Al Maryah Island will host the biggest celebration in the capital this New Year’s Eve, with live performances from ‘Father of Mediterranean Music’, Amr Diab and “Queen of Stage”, Myriam Fares building up to the New Year countdown.
Al Maryah Island will ring in 2019 with a spectacular fireworks show.
Prime spots on the Promenade as well as parking will fill up early and guests are encouraged to arrive in good time.
New Year’s Eve on Al Maryah Island is a very popular event and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the Promenade, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square North and South, and the parking reach full capacity, access to the island will be restricted.
Visitors can enjoy shopping at Abu Dhabi’s luxury shopping and dining destination, with shops at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island staying open until 10pm.
Restaurants at Al Maryah Island will serve up delectable dishes from all across the world all night long; from sumptuous set menus at the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island and bountiful buffets at Rosewood Abu Dhabi, to casual fare from The Galleria. Restaurant bookings are essential so that visitors don’t miss out, and a booking reservation must be presented to gain entry on the night. Restaurants reserve the right to refuse admission if a valid booking reservation is not provided.
The Galleria on Al Maryah Island
Don't stop the party at COYA
Celebrating togetherness, successes, family, and life. COYA has tailored a sensational season of merry extravagance. Filling these precious fleeting moments with artistic passions and reinventing even the jolliest of traditions with a twist. A decadent festive menu awaits you, fine-tuned elaborate events all of your own, and non-stop entertainment at one of our biggest events of the year – New Year’s Eve! But just when you thought the season couldn’t get any better, we wrote to Santa, and he says that a New Year’s Day Brunch is just the thing to set the tempo for 2019, and we’re stuffing it full with mouth-watering moments!
Packages start from AED 800 per person in the restaurant and AED 1,200 on the terrace for New Year’s Eve, and from AED 238 for New Year’s Day Brunch which runs from 12:30pm – 4pm on January 1, 2019.
A celebration to remember at Zuma
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Zuma however you like it. Sit down to an incredible menu of renowned delicacies from the a la carte menu, or for a more informal evening, reserve a bar table for up to 5 guests, or book your own private dining room.
Seatings are available at 7:30pm and 9pm on New Year’s Eve. Children of all ages are welcome during the first seating, however guests must be a minimum of 21 years for the second seating. Packages start from AED 1,000 per person and AED 2,000 for bar table reservations.
Celebrate like a movie star at La Petite Maison
Ring in the new year on Al Maryah Island’s Waterfront Promenade at La Petite Maison. Hosting their very own version of the famous “Festival de Cannes” the acclaimed French eatery will be the centre of glamour as a DJ keeps the party going and the countdown to 2019 begins. A minimum spend of AED 650 per person in the restaurant and AED 850 per person on the terrace will apply. No minimum spend for kids.
It’s a fiesta at Loca!
Celebrating 2019 in style in Abu Dhabi, the award-winning Loca and its flamboyant venue at The Galleria Mall will bring in the New Year with an unforgettable fiesta. There will be free entry and live entertainment expected, starting from 8pm and onwards. Guests are encouraged to book their table early at the very popular Loca.
Almaz by Momo
Experience the irresistible Almaz by Momo this New Year’s Eve. The restaurant is a blend of innovation and tradition. 'Almaz' meaning diamond in Arabic, is a place that is best described as 'atmospheric' whilst offering various dining options. AED 849 for adults and AED150 for children 7 to 12 years old.
Celebrate in black & white at Roberto’s
The stage is set for Roberto’s award-winning cuisine, trademark service, and world-class entertainment this year-end at Roberto’s black and white inspired gala dinner. The venue will be transformed for the night with an extravagant décor, a dedicated dance floor and the spectacular midnight fireworks display providing the perfect backdrop.
Black & White Ball Packages
Terrace: AED 1,000 per person minimum spend
Restaurant: AED 750 per person minimum spend
Lounge: AED 1,000 Lounge Cocktail Table per person, AED 1,000 Lounge High Table per person, AED 10,000 Lounge VIP Table per table
Timings: 7pm to 1am Restaurant, 1am to 4am Lounge and Bar
Guest dress code: Smart Casual
Entertainment: Live Performance, Waterfront views with fireworks
New Year’s Eve Feast at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant
Commemorate the New Year with an exuberant selection of fine Japanese fare as guests are invited to indulge in a show stopping 9-Course menu. Highlights include the Tuna Tataki served with sesame, coriander, passion fruit and soy. Bite into the King Crab Au Gratin with zingy wasabi, tobiko and deliciously creamy yuzu mayonnaise. Other highlights include the set Moriawase sashimi tasting platter and a signature selection of Nigiri, promising a journey of flavours with every bite. One not to miss is the Black Cod, served au Gratin, gently dressed with two layers of red miso. The New Year’s Eve menu will be inclusive of a fine selection of unlimited beverages.
Available on New Year’s Eve with Premium Beverages from 8.00pm until Midnight. Priced at AED 999
Indulge in irresistible delights this New Year at L’ETO Caffe
Enjoy an incredible culinary experience at L’ETO Caffe to finish off 2018! Serving a specially curated set menu, choose from starters such as pugliese burrata or crab and avocado salad, followed by lamb royal tagine, mushroom risotto, hamour gnocci or chicken teriyaki for main course, and choose from L’ETO Caffe’s outstanding dessert selection to top it all off. Each guest will also receive a welcome drink and canapé as well as a “sweet New Year gift.” Packages are AED 600 per person inside the restaurant and AED 1,200 per person outside on the terrace. Kids 6 years and under can avail of 50% off.
A bistro with a view this New Year’s Eve.
Watch the fireworks and start the New Year in style at Bentley Kitchen. Presenting its own take on European fusion cuisine, from classic French influences and inspiration from around the world, Bentley Kitchen is located on Al Maryah Island, and part of The Galleria’s Dining Collection, offering a relaxed yet funky atmosphere. Bentley has a personality that evolves in step with the ambience of its guests, and is the ideal place to celebrate on December 31. Packages start from AED 550 per person in the restaurant and AED 700 per person on the terrace.
Start the New Year the Mediterranean Way at Eat Greek Kouzina
Taste the Mediterranean at Eat Greek Kouzina and kick off 2019 in European style at The Galleria. Eat Greek Kouzina’s relaxing atmosphere provides an ambient setting for New Year’s Eve, with packages just AED 500 per person in the restaurant and AED 600 per person on the terrace. Eat Greek honours the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece to a contemporary and comfortable setting. Enjoy seafood reminiscent of Santorini and culinary delights from Crete and Athens while the fireworks light up the sky over Al Maryah Island.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party
2019 is on its way, see the year out with some class at the GLO Masquerade Ball, With perfect views of Al Maryah Islands spectacular firework display over looking the waters of Abu Dhabi at this luxurious open air venue. Entrance fees start at AED 199 inclusive of one beverage; table reservations start from AED 1,500. Tickets are available on abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
New Year’s Eve Levantine Feast
Head to Sambusek, the hotel’s authentic Lebanese outpost for a lively evening with friends. Enjoy welcome bubbles, Levantine family-style set menu by Chef Emad Zalloum plus entertainment in the form of a belly dancer and DJ, fire pits and an after-party on the terrace with views of Abu Dhabi starting at AED 755 and AED 355 for children aged 6-12.
With front row seats to the spectacular Al Maryah Island fireworks, this is the ultimate way to kick-start 2018. A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
New Year’s Eve Gala Yum Cha Brunch
Chef Dong invites you to relish in authentic Chinese dishes, with cold and hot stations with a selection of soups and grills, pass around trolleys with your favorite dim sum and other dishes to choose from the menu, from 7:30 pm till 11:30 pm. Packages are available starting from AED 388 and AED 195 for children aged 6-12.
A Blue & Silver Affair
Chef Jaka invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve at AQUA with a unique live butcher shop from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Packages are available starting from AED 755 and AED 355 for children aged 6-12.
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi
New Year’s Eve Evening Brunch at Crust
Usher in the New Year with friends and family at Crust’s evening brunch. The party will get into the swing from 8pm and will feature a special countdown, spectacular buffet as well as a kids’ area. Package prices are AED 450 per person for a soft drinks package, AED 560 for house beverages, and AED 660 for bubbles. With children’s packages at AED 180 per child (6-12 years) and 70 (children aged 5 and below), every member of your family will be kept entertained! A valid booking reservation must be shown to gain entry.
New Year’s Eve on the Al Meylas Terrace
With stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and a spectacular firework display, the Al Meylas terrace is the perfect setting to celebrate the occasion! Guests can enjoy a beautifully crafted set menu of four courses for AED 340. A la carte menu not available.
Great Gatsby Party at Butcher & Still
Take yourself back to the Prohibition Era of 1920’s Chicago at Butcher & Still where guests can tuck into a brunch-style dinner then join us for a complimentary Midnight Champagne Toast. This jazz inspired party from the Roaring Twenties is surely the most authentic and unique New Years’ Experience in the city this year!
AED 750 per person. A la carte menu not available.
4-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner at Café Milano
Cafe Milano surely offers the most stylish New Year’s Eve experience in the capital, thanks to the chic and elegant setting, next to the water’s edge and boasting beautiful views of the night sky. Expect a unique Italian party atmosphere, a specially crafted 4 course set menu. Packages available from AED 850 for inside seating, AED 950 for premium terrace seating. A la carte menu not available.
NYE Party at Eclipse Terrace Lounge
A modern, high energy atmosphere awaits at Eclipse Terrace Lounge on the 3rd floor of Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, with a lively New Year’s Eve Party. A live DJ and this stylish outdoor bar and lounge setting sets the scene for the most decadent of rooftop NYE parties. For AED 420 per person, guests enjoy a four course set menu, and guaranteed seating for the evening. Non-diners entrance fee AED 150 per person, with limited spaces. A la carte menu not available.
NEED TO KNOW
On December 31st, the Promenade will be closed until 5:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and celebrations will kick off from 7:00 pm.
Safety and Security
We have a number of measures in place to ensure the thousands of guests expected to attend have a safe and pleasurable experience.
Guests will be screened by metal detectors on arrival as they enter the venue via each entrance.
As with any event where there are large numbers of people, it is advisable to practice personal security, keeping a close watch on children and personal belongings.
Our information desk will be located in The Galleria on Al Maryah Island if you have questions or need more information on the night.
To avoid congestion along the Promenade it will be kept chair- and stroller-free on December 31st. A designated stroller park area will be available so guests with young children can store their strollers securely, and join the celebrations. Families can also watch the fireworks at vantage points in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square North and South. Strollers will be collected from 3:00pm onwards.
Restricted Access to Al Maryah Island
To ensure guests have a safe and pleasurable experience, access to Al Maryah Island will be restricted as it reaches capacity in the lead-up to the midnight countdown.
Parking and Roads Closure
Limited parking for 5,000 cars is available at Al Maryah Island. We encourage guests to arrive early or plan to use alternative transportation methods (public transportation or taxi), to make the most of the evening. Once car parks reach full capacity, all cars will be directed off the island, and access to Al Maryah Island will be limited to taxis, public transportation and emergency vehicles only.
Kindly note that Zayed the First St (Rosewood), Hamdan Bin Mohammed St (Four Seasons) Bridges as well as the roads across Zayed the First St and Hamdan Bin Mohammed St from Reem Island will be closed on December 31st and only 10th Street and Al Falah Street will be open for traffic.
Valet services at Rosewood Abu Dhabi and Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island will only be available for guests staying at the hotels or with restaurant reservations that must be presented on arrival. All guests should arrive early to ensure access to Al Maryah Island, which will be closed to traffic (except taxis, public transportation and emergency vehicles) once car parks reach capacity. There will be no valet service at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island on the night.
Please note that toilets are located inside The Galleria on Al Maryah Island.
NOTICE: Photography and videography will be taken during this event. Images may be used for media and/or marketing purposes.