ABU DHABI, UAE, December 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi was a beacon of celebration this New Year’s Eve after playing host to a spectacular firework display, which lit up the sky of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital at midnight.
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More than 8,000 visitors descended on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, to see in 2016. They enjoyed an unforgettable night of family fun and entertainment, which saw live performances from DJs and musical acts, Zeina Aftimos and Hamami Trio. Thousands of fireworks were launched from buildings in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, the commercial heart of Abu Dhabi's international financial center, and barges in the Arabian Gulf.
Visitors were virtually connected to festivities from around the world, with live footage being displayed on a variety of screens, and an interactive earth globe that lit up when a new country welcomed in the New Year in its time zone. An assortment of festive food trucks, shopping and casual dining at The Galleria, five star feasts at Rosewood Abu Dhabi, a Winter Fair and a dedicated Kid’s zone, were also enjoyed throughout the night.
Ali Eid AlMheiri, Executive Director of Mubadala Real Estate and Infrastructure said, “We’re delighted to have hosted yet another successful New Year’s Eve celebration on Al Maryah Island. It was a magical evening, enjoyed by residents as well as local and international guests, and a fitting start to what promises to be an exciting 2016 for Abu Dhabi. I’d like to thank everyone involved for making the event so special.”
Visitors shared their experiences from the night at #AlMaryahIsland.
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.
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