The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has announced that regional superstars Hussain Al Jassmi and Tamer Hosny will headline concerts on Abu Dhabi Breakwater at the Corniche to bring in the New Year.
The Emirati singing star and the Egyptian music sensation will be part of the closing of a four-day celebration from December 28–31 which will see Abu Dhabi's first-ever New Year’s Eve Countdown Village.
It will feature three stages, a retail zone, F&B area, roaming entertainers, firework displays and New Year’s Eve countdown timer.
The celebrations will conclude on December 31 with a 90-minute concerts, led by Hosny and Al Jassmi and supported by several other local performers, bands and DJs still to be revealed.
This will be followed by a laser, lights and confetti shower extravaganza as well as a 10-minute firework display.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Hussain Al Jassmi and Tamer Hosny to lead our New Year’s Eve celebrations,” said Sultan Al Dhaheri, executive director, Tourism Sector, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
“Such a high calibre of artists, together with a diverse programme of events and activities lined up at the Village, reaffirms Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination for celebration and unmatched entertainment.”
The Village will be home to a dedicated retail zone hosting more than 40 retailers – some of who will be debuting new concepts for Abu Dhabi while the F&B zone will bring together more than 50 outlets.
The Village will also feature a New Year wishing wall, available for visitors to write their dreams and wishes for 2018 on special cards. People can also send virtual wishes by sharing their New Year’s wish on Instagramusing the hashtag #ADconfettiwish.
Tickets for the New Year’s Eve Countdown Village, which includes entry into the New Year’s Eve concert, are available at Platinumlist.net. The daily general admission fee is AED40 and free for children under the age of 6 years old. Gold tickets cost AED150 inclusive of a dedicated seat at the A-list celebrity concerts with complimentary drinks, and VIP tickets cost AED300 inclusive of VIP seats, high-end catering and VIP parking.
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