Fireworks lights up the night sky over Sheikh Zayed Festival in Abu Dhabi.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Sheikh Zayed Festival in the Al Wathba area witnessed a remarkable record-breaking fireworks display for 35 minutes
The first record was set for the longest-running fireworks show, which ran continuously for 35 minutes with fireworks launched from 16 towers.
The second was for the longest Girandola fireworks show in the world.
The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival is a cultural festival that is held annually in Abu Dhabi. The festival is one of the largest cultural festivals in the UAE and has grand pavilions dedicated to various countries as well as exhibitions and entertainment for all.
In the festival area, social distancing rules and number of crowd were controlled.
All pavilions hosted a slew of international artists and folkloric performances, making the festival a vibrant one.
Four areas in the capital, "the Corniche, Yas Island, Al Maryah Island and Al Wathba", witnessed major fireworks displays that began at twelve o'clock (midnight), dazzling residents of the capital and its suburbs.
Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee thanked leadership for its guidance and efforts to safeguard the community, as well as all frontline workers, citizens, residents and visitors for their commitment and cooperation, wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous 2021.
Yas Island, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations, welcomed 2021 in spectacular style with a fabulous fireworks celebration as the clock struck midnight.
Abu Dhabi residents and visitors from the wider UAE enjoyed the stunning display over Yas Island while dining at Yas Marina’s restaurants, with hotels and theme parks across the destination ringing in the New Year with style. Many are celebrating New Year’s Day at one of the many sumptuous brunches that are being laid on across the Island.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a symbol of Islam that embodies the message of peace, tolerance and diversity, welcomed 4,480,000 visitors from 249 nationalities in the first half the Year of Tolerance, according to the half-yearly statistics released by the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, SZGMC.
All residents are advised to conduct a CIVID-19 PCR test before flying to the UAE.
All residence visa holders returning to Dubai must get a return approval from General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai
The convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing, and is the largest medical support of its kind provided by the UAE to Gaza since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa discussed challenges of the media industry with attendees at the meeting, exploring ways to expand the sector’s role in the UAE’s development.
Fuelled by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, infections exploded during the past four weeks, with around two million cases recorded.
Thick fog continued to form for the second day in a row across various parts in the country on Thursday. The fog lasted for 12 hours and a half in several areas of the country on Thursday, as it started at exactly 10 pm and continued until 10:30am, because of the country being affected by surface high-pressure systems, accompanied with a ridge of upper air high pressure, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).