Fantastic places to welcome the New Year in Abu Dhabi

This year 2022 has gone by quickly. We are almost at the end of it and the beginning of a new year (2023). This year has been tremendous in the sense that we finally started to see the world get back to some sense of normality. The easing of restrictions worldwide helped reunite individuals with their families, friends, and loved ones. Let us all hope for an even more prosperous year and a year full of blessings as we welcome 2023.

While we are still a week away, it is best to prepare early and start planning where you will be saying goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023. If you happen to be in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, you will not run out of options and will be in for a treat. It’s time to plan where you’ll be spending New Year’s Eve.

As one might expect, New Year’s celebrations in Abu Dhabi are quite an extravagant and luxurious affair, with a plethora of dinners, decadent brunches, and unforgettable parties at all of your favorite restaurants, bars, hotels, etc.

Welcoming the New Year is one of those special occasions that everyone is looking forward to and excited about. Regardless of age or cultural background, there is always something meaningful about seeing a new year. Here are 5 amazing locations in Abu Dhabi where you, your loved ones, and friends may greet 2023.

Al Maryah Island

For people looking to enjoy a fireworks display, Al Maryah Island will welcome the new year in style. The spectacular fireworks show will take place on the boardwalk. The best part about it is that it’s free; just make sure to arrive early to get a good spot. For those looking to have dinner, booking a table at one of the many restaurants nearby is a great option, where you could sit on the terrace while witnessing the fireworks display.

Yas Bay Waterfront

Yas Bay Waterfront is another good option for those looking to watch a fireworks display. You could bring your friends and family to this place for a remarkable evening. A massive fireworks display over the Marina will take place at 9 p.m., followed by another at 12 a.m., providing two spectacular displays. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes to choose from to satisfy your cravings.

Mykonos Le Meridien

For those looking to say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 while enjoying a Mediterranean meal, head over for a feast in Mykonos. Here, you’ll have various choices and selections from their menu, such as fresh seafood, steaks, grills, desserts, etc. Along with premium beverages, a variety of exquisite grapes will be available. A live performance band will also keep you moving

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

This New Year’s Eve, the well-known Yas Island hotel offers a “Fire and Ice”-themed poolside banquet with a front-row seat to the fireworks display over Yas Bay. The hot portion includes a live fire performance and food, while the cold section includes a fisherman’s catch and some ice sculptures. Furthermore, you can expect and enjoy the popular favorites, including sushi, tapas, and a designated BBQ grill.

Emirates Palace

For those with some extra budget, you may consider welcoming the new year at Emirates Palace. Together with your friends and family, you would have a memorable evening of entertainment, music, shows, etc. You will also enjoy the Emirates Palace’s renowned fireworks. An immense buffet featuring international cuisine and live cooking stations will be available. In addition, there will be stilt walkers, a fire display, a magician, a dessert dance act, and a fountain and water show. Prices per head start at AED 2,800.

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