Await the jaw-dropping 60-minute drone and fireworks spectacular in Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve.

Abu Dhabi: As part of the New Year’s Eve festivities, the city will host a record-breaking 60-minute fireworks display.

The massive activities and New Year’s celebration show for the Sheikh Zayed Festival, which is presently happening at Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba showgrounds, were revealed on Friday by the festival’s Higher Organizing Committee.

The biggest and most spectacular firework display, which will shatter four Guinness World Records in terms of quantity, duration, and intricate design, will be part of the celebrations. It will run for over 60 minutes.

In addition, a sophisticated drone show including more than 5,000 drones set to record-breaking complicated patterns in the skies over Al Wathba will take place.

The New Year’s spectacular will feature a variety of world-class cultural acts, special displays by the Emirates Fountain, Glowing Towers Garden, and the Festival’s numerous pavilions, as well as a massive laser show in another first-of-its-kind event.



The Sheikh Zayed Festival is setting three new world records in terms of quantity, time, and formation as it celebrates the New Year with an amazing firework display that will last for 60 minutes straight. This will provide visitors with a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they witness a new world record in fireworks shows and usher in the year 2024.

Drone Show

For the first time, Festival goers will get to witness over 5,000 drones flying over the sky over Al Wathba, filling them with amazing patterns in a stunning spectacle to celebrate the New Year and break yet another Guinness World Record.

Laser Show

Along with the unique laser and music presentations at the Emirates Fountain, which create the ideal atmosphere for guests of all ages to welcome the New Year, visitors will also take in a large-scale laser show, the first of its type in the area.

Art and entertainment shows

On New Year’s Eve, the Festival will release 100,000 colorful balloons into the sky, making everyone smile. They will also be treated to a live music show and DJ, adding even more unforgettable elements to the day’s entertainment. Everything is planned to make sure that guests have a great time celebrating the New Year at the Festival with their loved ones.

Because of the anticipated large number of attendees for the Festival on New Year’s Eve, the organizing committee of the Sheikh Zayed Festival set aside enormous screens outside the Festival plaza to display events, activities, and performances of the celebration.

Other activities on New Year Eve

An exhibition of Al Razfa and Ayala dances is among the festivities and events held in the Festival’s Heritage Village, which is at the center of the action. Along with special events and activities planned especially for children, such as games and competitions held on the children’s theater, fun games in the Fun Fair City, the House of Horror, Al Forsan International Sports Resort activities, and much more, participating institutions and government bodies in the Festival also provide a variety of entertaining celebratory events to visitors at their pavilions.

Along with traditional cultural celebrations associated with New Year’s Eve in their respective cultures, the participating countries celebrate the New Year 2024 with carnival shows and folkloric performances at their pavilions. At the same time, they participate in parades that travel the Festival grounds, where the World Civilizations Parade offers lively folkloric performances to cheer everyone at the Festival and celebrate the New Year 2024 amid a variety of cultural events, exciting surprises, and wonderful celebrations.

Enjoy shopping with Yammy food

When purchasing from the extensive selection of goods and stores in all pavilions and Festival areas, attendees will have the chance to take advantage of fantastic deals and surprises during the 2024 New Year’s celebration. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to sample cuisine from a variety of national and foreign establishments that offer something for every palate in a lively, festive environment that cheers on the public as they ring in the New Year.

The Sheikh Zayed Festival offers guests the chance to spend happy and unforgettable moments with family and friends in the Festival’s outdoor setting, with a variety of events, activities, and competitions suitable for all age groups. It is open to visitors every day until March 9, 2024, from 4 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and until 1 a.m. on weekends and public holidays.

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