Daily Archives: December 25, 2016

The Perfect New Year Eve Celebration In The UAE

This New Year’s Eve the capital will be treated to a spectacular live show at the du Arena, Yas Island by the legendary British band, Coldplay.  Their most recent album, ‘A Head Full of Dreams’, accounts for a billion of the 5 billion total streams with their most streamed songs being ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ with 322m streams and ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ with 289m streams. The band was also recently crowned ‘British Artist Of The Yea” at the BBC Music Awards are were also recently named the most streamed band in the world by Spotify.


From ‘Yellow’ to ‘Up & Up’, Coldplay have created unforgettable hits for almost two decades. The band has sold more than 80 million copies of their seven albums in total. Their seventh, ‘˜A Head Full of Dreams’ bursts with energy, colour and big, life-affirming moments such as the hit singles ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’ and the rocket-powered ‘˜Hymn For The Weekend’. The album has sold 3 million copies alone, reaching #1 on iTunes in more than 90 countries, promising a show that will get people dancing and singing along to celebrate the New Year.


Ahead of the big day, here are some key timings to keep in mind before you arrive at the du Arena in order to have the best experience and enjoyable evening.

We advise fans to arrive early to avoid queuing at the gates and to secure the best spot.

The Village doors will open at 6:00 pm and fans can enjoy lively performances by local acts including Franki, Hasan Malik and Jamil Jabbour. In addition, there will be a range of food trucks and festive activities for all to enjoy.

Early Entry ticket holders can enter the du Arena at 7:00 pm and at 7:30 pm the du Arena doors will be open to everyone.

Following the anticipated show, DJ Saif & Sound will continue the New Year celebrations through the night.

The venue will then close at 2:00 am.


NYE is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, so make the most of it and start the celebrations early. To make the most of your NYE celebrations, check out all the things you need to know for the perfect day and night for the whole family:


Yas Island is pleased to host the first Yas Winterland Festival with a thrilling program full of festive activities for the whole family starting the 9th of December. Events include:

Let it Snow at Yas Marina (9-17 December)
Yas Mall Festival Season (16-27 December)
Winterfest at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (16 December – 7 January)
Winterland Carnival at du Forum (21 – 31 December)


As part of the Winterland Festival, the du Forum will be transformed into a winter dreamland with a snow park that will feature a snowball fight zone and many more activities that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Bring the family from 4 pm to 11 pm on the 27 – 30 December and from 4 pm to 12:30 am on 31 December. This free-to-attend event is open to all members of the family.

POST SHOW – For the party lovers who look to continue the celebrations weell into the early hours of 2017, a series of exciting parties will be taking place on Yas Island.

For more information visit: www.yasisland.ae


If you haven’t managed to purchase your ticket yet, then you can be the ultimate lucky winner. Etihad Airways, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Yas Mall are giving you and a friend the full VIP experience including the chance to win tickets for two, a meet and greet with the band, a return flight to Abu Dhabi, a hotel stay, dinner at Cipriani, passes to Ferrari World, a voucher to shop at Yas Mall and more. Winning is simple, visit the FLASH Entertainment social media pages to find out more. Terms and conditions apply


For more information and full details, ticket holders can visit: www.thinkflash.ae

Aldar’s Shams Meera Set To Make Impact On Al Reem Island

Shams Meera – the first mid-market development from Aldar Properties PJSC (‘Aldar’), Abu Dhabi’s leading listed property development, investment and management company – is making its presence felt on Al Reem Island through a new time lapse video released by the Developer.

Launched in June 2015, and with over 90% of the units sold, Shams Meera is attracting many new customers not only as investors, but also those wishing to live in affordable units in close proximity to Abu Dhabi’s central business district.

Activity on site is progressing according to construction plans. Current construction activity is focusing on steel reinforcements and foundation work, as well as columns and walls for the basement levels.

Commenting, Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chief Development Officer, Aldar Properties, said:

“The launch of Shams Meera is an important milestone, as it will be Aldar’s first mid-market development, providing the right world-class product at the right price. We are making good progress on this development, which will add value to Shams Abu Dhabi at Al Reem Island.”

“Mid-market and affordable homes represent a significant opportunity for the Emirate, and Shams Meera is showing us that we can succeed in this space.”

For more information on Shams Meera, please visit www.aldar.com or call 800-ALDAR.

To watch the time lapse video of the project’s process, please click on the YouTube link below: