More than 7,500 visitors at the New Year’s Eve Countdown Village, and thousands gather on corniche before midnight to be part of the fireworks display
Abu Dhabi, 1 January 2017: At the stroke of midnight, fireworks set ablaze Abu Dhabi’s skyline, ringing in the New Year with tens of thousands of gathered onlookers across the capital.
Accompanied by incredible pyrotechnic effects, the fifteen-minute fireworks display at the New Year’s Eve Countdown Village mesmerised the crowd as they joined in the festivities at the specially designed outdoor venue on the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
The capital brought in the New Year with a fireworks show in a number of locations, including the New Year’s Eve Countdown Village, Corniche, Yas island, and Al Maryah Island.
Crowds began to turn up at the Abu Dhabi Corniche as early as 4 pm to partake in the family-focused festivities, and to enjoy performances by Arab Superstars Hussain Al Jassmi and Tamer Hosny, with the King of Comedy, Ali Al Sayed, joining the celebrations for the countdown to the new year and a comedy show to start off 2018. The New Year’s Eve Countdown Village showcased the best fire and light display across the emirate.
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