The Abu Dhabi authorities have prepared record-breaking New Year fireworks for residents and guests of the emirate. Colorful fireworks in the sky over the town of Al Wathba can be watched for 35 minutes.
New Year’s festivities will be held as part of the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival. The organizers expect to get two entries at once in the Guinness Book of Records: the world’s first fireworks show Girandola will be shown on the world’s longest live televised session. Festive events will begin on December 31 at 15:00.
Since December 24, the Abu Dhabi authorities have updated the rules for entering the capital emirate. For travelers arriving from the “green” list of countries, the mandatory 14-day quarantine is canceled, and for the rest its duration is reduced from two weeks to 10 days.
International tourists will pass 2 PCR tests for coronavirus: the first at least 96 hours before the flight departure (negative results will be presented at the airport of departure), and the second upon arrival in Abu Dhabi.
The quarantine period for those who came into contact with the coronavirus carriers is also reduced from 14 to 10 days, while the PCR test must be taken on the eighth day of quarantine. In the capital, preventive testing for coronavirus will also be periodically taken in industrial zones and densely populated areas.
Dubai urged to abandon personal transport on New Year’s Eve
Preparations for New Year’s celebrations have begun on The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The island’s safety and traffic departments are urging all spectators at the New Year’s show and guests at local restaurants to leave their cars at home on December 31 and use public transport – monorail and city taxis.
All guests and spectators at New Year’s fireworks are required to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures, including wearing masks and maintaining social distance in all tourist destinations.
On New Year’s Eve, Atlantis The Palm will host the largest and loudest concert in history. Legendary rockers from the American band Kiss will delight guests at the resort. The show is to end with a grand pyrotechnic performance.