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Tennis legend Pat Cash to Launch New Year Eve Countdown on Al Maryah Island

In with the New! Celebrations include street performers, live musicians, illusionists and array of dining options culminating in a spectacular firework display


Mubadala World Tennis Championship ambassador Pat Cash will officially commence New Year’s Eve countdown proceedings on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s Central Business District at the heart of the capital, by launching an incredible countdown clock at 9pm. 

Grand slam winner Pat Cash is spending time in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship which will take place from 1st-3rd January 2015 at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City.

In with the New! Celebrations will start at 6pm on Wednesday 31st December, with live televised broadcasts of the clock turning midnight in capital cities from time zones ahead of the UAE. Visitors are encouraged to make a full evening of it, mixing entertainment, shopping and dining options ranging from 5-star to casual dinners on Al Maryah Island.

The family-friendly event, which is free to enter, will offer visitors to the island an assortment of street performers, live musicians, illusionists, activity zones and jugglers throughout the night, with multiple dining options in both The Galleria and Rosewood Abu Dhabi. The celebrations will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show reflected over water, visible to those gathered along the promenade. 

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship will open the global tennis season in 2015 on January 1st. Sports fans across the UAE can expect three days of top flight tennis and entertainment in the capital with crowds set to see superstars Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray, Feliciano Lopez and Nicolas Almagro light up centre court at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City. The last remaining tickets to the capital’s showpiece tennis spectacular are available at and all Virgin Megastore outlets across the UAE or by calling 800 TM UAE (800 86 823). Prices start from AED 50 for upper bowl seating, with exclusive premier hospitality packages also available including food and beverage offers, star player meet and greets and premier stadium seating.

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