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Five Ways to Celebrate 2024 Across the Capital

MOTN Festival

If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to discover thrills in the desert and among the city lights with this year’s expansive MOTN festival. The festival features carnival rides, art installations, shopping experiences, food and live performances on 31 December. The festival will mark its final night and New Year’s Eve with a special performance by Egyptian pop sensation Tamer Hosny on the Corniche.


Where: Abu Dhabi Corniche

When: Until 31 December



Liwa Festival

Make a trip to the heart of the desert to experience Liwa Festival before it ends on 31 December. The festival offers a range of motorsports and outdoor activities along with food, shopping and entertainment. Divided into six zones, Liwa Festival has experiences for the whole family and New Year’s Eve will feature live concerts.


Where: Liwa Desert

When: Until 31 December


Rixos Saadiyat

Looking for a glamorous New Year’s celebration? Head over to Rixos Premium on Saadiyat for a night filled with disco, food, and entertainment. The festivities will start with a cocktail party in the hotel lobby with live music, followed by a gala dinner. The feast will be accompanied by dancers and further live music including a performance by Rahj Mason. Opt for the VIP Lounge experience to have an extra level of indulgence with a private butler service and extra amenities. Can’t leave your little ones at home? The Rixy Kids Club has a lineup of entertainment and activities planned just for your kiddos. The program will include magic shows, balloon bending, inflatable thrills, music and dance shows, and a parade of beloved cartoon characters. Your kids’ evening will include their own mini disco too!


Where: Rixos Premium Saadiyat

When: 31 December

Cost: VIP Package, AED 5,000 per person

Regular Package, AED 2,500

For reservations, call +971 02 492 2222 or +971 52 274 0020


Mariah Carey & Saadiyat Nights

Don’t worry, your New Year celebrations don’t have to end on the first! Start your year with incredible performances by superstars like Mariah Carey, GooGoosh and Andrea Bocelli starting 6 January. More Arab performers are set to be announced but you can book your tickets now.


Where: Saadiyat Island

When: Starting January 6

Cost: Starting from AED 200

Book tickets now at


New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at Bab Al Qasr Beach Garden

Indulge in the flavors of the world with the international gala dinner buffet at Bab Al Qasr Beach Garden on the 31st of December from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am, while enjoying live entertainment that includes a DJ, singer, and belly dancer. Prices range from AED 599 to AED 799 per person, including free-flowing sparkling, spirits, house red & white wine, house beer, and cocktails. Children aged 5 to 12 can join for AED 299 per person, and it's complimentary for children below 5 years old.

Where: Bab Al Qasr Beach Garden

When: 31 December

Cost: From AED 599

For reservations, call +971 2 205 3032 or +971 56 992 2078


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