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Preparations are underway for Al Maryah Island’s New Year’s Eve celebrations

Final preparations are underway at Al Maryah Island, as Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, gets ready for its New Year’s Eve celebrations starting from 6pm on 31 December 2015. 


31 December 2015

Abu Dhabi: Thousands fireworks are being set in position, with an estimated 8,000 people expected to watch the midnight spectacle from Abu Dhabi Global Market Square and the Al Maryah Island Promenade.

Ali Eid AlMheiri, Executive Director of Mubadala RealEstate and Infrastructure said, “We are looking forward to hosting an unforgettable event in the heart of the capital for residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi. A variety of performances, fun, food and shopping will keep the whole family entertained in the build-up to the midnight countdown.”

Food trucks are being set up in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square to accommodate the crowd’s appetite. Restaurants and retailers are putting in place preparations at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island for late night shopping and dining, with Chefs at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi preparing five star feasts for guests. 

Visitors are advised to arrive early to get the best views and allow plenty of time to pass through security. To ensure a pleasurable experience for visitors, access to the waterfront Promenade will be closed once it reaches full capacity and the Promenade will be stroller-free throughout the evening. There will be designated stroller parks in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square North and South so that guests with young children can park strollers securely and join the celebrations. Families can also visit the dedicated kid’s zone and watch the fireworks in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square North and South. 


More information can be found at and visitors can share their experiences on the night using the hashtag #AlMaryahIsland 


Mariam El Chami

Tel: 056 502 6139



About Al Maryah Island


Al Maryah Island is the business and lifestyle destination at the heart of the capital, connected to the cultural and entertainment districts of Abu Dhabi. Home to Abu Dhabi Global Market, the world’s newest international financial center, comprising world-class commercial, hotel, retail, leisure, healthcare, and residential components.  Featuring Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, The Galleria, and the upcoming Four Seasons Abu Dhabi and Al Maryah Central.   


About Real Estate & Infrastructure at Mubadala

Mubadala is an investment and development company owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Formed in 2002 to support the diversification of the emirate’s economy, Mubadala builds and manages businesses in a wide range of industry sectors, investing to deliver strong financial returns and socioeconomic benefits to Abu Dhabi.


Mubadala's Real Estate & Infrastructure unit operates as an equity partner and asset manager, focusing on infrastructure projects and real estate investment opportunities, both within the UAE and overseas.


The unit develops strategic commercial, residential and leisure districts that are central to Abu Dhabi’s long-term development plans, as well as delivering supporting infrastructure essential to the emirate’s economic diversification. These major projects are part of the government’s comprehensive strategy to develop the capital into an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable, world-class city.


Mubadala's Real Estate & Infrastructure unit works to international standards of quality, functionality and sustainability. A number of its local hospitality sector projects are attracting world-class hotel and leisure operators, which are vital to Abu Dhabi’s growing luxury tourism industry.