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Places to visit on New Year in Abu Dhabi

By Rhea Alex - July 8, 2020
New Year in Abu Dhabi

What better way than to ring in your new year than at one of the finest tourist destinations in the UAE. If you’re looking for an exciting, fun and truly enjoyable new year; it’s time to upgrade your winter trip this time around. Wave goodbye to the old ways of celebration and get excited to uphold the new. New Year in Abu Dhabi could most definitely be one of the best decisions of your life. The entire place is filled with fun, frolic and so much more.

New Year in Abu Dhabi
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Once known for its exhibitions and conventions, today the capital city of Abu Dhabi is regarded as one of the best tourist places in the world. The exceptional infrastructure, unimaginable attractions and evolving skyline are just some of the contributing factors to this recognition.

If this is your first-time visit to Abu Dhabi and you’ve ringed in New Year as your go-to, get ready to blow your mind out of proportion. The extravaganza that you’re about to delight yourself in is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Be it the delectable cuisines, brilliant musicals, spectacular fireworks or maybe even the shopping bonanzas; there are countless reasons to celebrate while on the island.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
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The ‘Ferrari World Abu Dhabi,’ is undoubtedly the most exciting and thrilling of the whole lot. Amongst all of the attractions in Abu Dhabi, a trip to the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, has got to top your lists. This amazing amusement park has got something in it for everyone.

It truly brings out the sheer joy and happiness amongst every single individual in the family, with some of the spine-tingling and craziest rides up its sleeve. Some of the most popular and well-known rides remain the – Fiorano GT Challenge, Scuderia Challenge, Turbo Track and of course the world- Formula Rossa – the fastest roller coaster in the entire world. 

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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The ‘Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque,’ has been widely recognised and acclaimed as the ‘world’s largest mosque,’ till date. The entire mosque can house about  50000 people at one particular time. The famous mosque finds itself located at the entrance of the ‘Abu Dhabi city island,’ and can be spotted with its white marble and rather serene domes that grace it. 

Tourists can witness the ‘world’s largest hand-knotted carpet,’ found in the prayer hall of the mosque; followed by the ‘world’s largest crystal chandelier,’ and a series of delicate floral designs that sets the tone in place. What’s most unique about this mosque remains how it’s the perfect amalgamation of the Mughal, Moorish and Persian architecture. 

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
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The ‘Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi,’ is a dream come true for all you cartoon buffs out there. The world features some of the most talked-about and famous cartoon characters, along with rides that are themed based on them. The ‘‘Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi,’gives tourists a feel of the real-world environment and manages to successfully transcend its fictional world environment. 

The entire world is divided into about six different and unique fictional worlds altogether, all of which are home to the amazing Superman and  Batman characters of the series. Some of the most exhilarating and adventurous rides include – Jetsons Cosmic Orbiter, Swiss Cheese Spin,  Fast and Furry-ous and the Knight Flight. 

Emirates Park Zoo

Emirates Park Zoo
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If you’re travelling with family and you have kids along with you, we’ve got you all covered. The ‘Emirates Park Zoo,’ offers a  budget-friendly day trip and is easily a must-visit destination when in Abu Dhabi. Children are sure to love and cherish the zoo, with all of the wide range of wildlife that comes along with it. Kids can witness the – Giraffe, White Tiger, Cheetah, Siberian Bear and about 1700 species of animals right here.

To top it all, the ‘Emirates Park Zoo,’ also have a large and extensive feeding area, that gives kids the opportunity to feed the zoo animals up close. 

Desert Safari

Desert Safari
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If you’re really looking to soak in the real charm of the Arabian Nights, the ‘Desert Safari,’ in Abu Dhabi is an unmissable attraction you’ve got to be part of. Tourists can be part of a wide array of activities during the course of their desert safari – sand boards, buggy rides, delicious barbeque meal on the sand dunes, visits to the camel farms, belly dancing or maybe just admiring the sky full of stars. 

Tourists looking to make the most of their desert safari experience can opt for one of the three safaris at hand. The morning safari, evening safari and evening safari are your three options, available to consider.

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

The ‘Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival,’ has remained one of the most anticipated and eagerly looked upon festivals during the new year in Abu Dhabi. This is one of the most unique and distinct festivals in the region and has remained that way from time immemorial.

The locals in the region celebrate the ‘‘Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival,’ in order to preserve the rich heritage of UAE and also provide a comprehensive heritage of the other civilizations of the world. The festival is generally celebrated at the onset of December and goes all the way to the end of January. 

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
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Tourists who are looking to witness the best of fireworks during the New Year in Abu Dhabi should head over to the ‘Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium,’ located in the region of ‘Al Ain.’ The stadium offers tourists with some of the best fireworks in the entire region and truly is a delight to witness. The stadium finds itself packed during this time, with both tourists and locals making their way to the stadium.

Emirates Palace

The ‘Emirates Palace,’ has been talked about and renowned at every nook and corner of the world. The palace offers one of the best and most exquisite new events that you’ll find in Abu Dhabi. The ‘ ‘Emirates Palace,’ also hosts a series of amazing and breathtaking fireworks, at its private beach – making it a sight to truly behold.

Where to find firecrackers show in Abu Dhabi?

  • Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Al Maryah Island
  • Emirates Palace
  • Sheikh Zayed Heritage
  • Yas Island
  • Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

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