Abu Dhabi set four world records with a spectacular firework and drone show to welcome the new year.
The Sheikh Zayed Festival in Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba area celebrated New Year 2024 with exceptional shows and features.
The shows included a spectacular fireworks display and a 60-minute drone show, along with international performances and programmes.
The festival attracted a large international crowd to celebrate the New Year with events, activities, and performances.
A 40-minute fireworks display broke three Guinness World Records, while more than 5,000 drones created dazzling formations in the sky, setting another record for the largest aerial logo.
A unique laser show, a first in the region for these celebrations, captivated festival visitors with vibrant colours and tranquil evening rhythms to mark the beginning of the New Year.
Special shows took place at the Emirates Fountain, Glowing Towers Garden, and various pavilions, along with folklore performances from around the world.
The Sheikh Zayed Festival offers new dining experiences from local and international restaurants, along with discounts and bonus surprises for shopping. The festival runs until March 9, 2024, with daily hours from 4 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and until 1 a.m. on weekends and public holidays, providing various events, activities, and competitions for all age groups.