New Year's Eve 2019 Bruno Mars concert announced for Abu Dhabi

The singer will perform at Resolution by Night at du Arena on Yas Island

New Year's Eve 2019 Bruno Mars concert announced for Abu Dhabi

World-famous musical megastar Bruno Mars is bringing some of his 24 karat magic to Abu Dhabi to celebrate the start of 2020.

That’s right, the Hawaiian singer-songwriter, pop star polymath will be performing at Resolution by Night on Yas Island.

Organised by Flash Entertainment and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the huge party will be held at du Arena on December 31 and January 1.

Mars rose to prominence in 2010 with his debut album Doo-Wop & Hooligans and hits The Lazy Song, Just The Way You Are and Grenade. Follow-up Unorthodox Jukebox got to number one. In 2014, he collaborated with producer Mark Ronson on Uptown Funk. 24k Magic, his 2016 album was another smash. With more than 200 million singles sold and 26 million albums worldwide, he’s one of the biggest solo artists of all time and we can’t wait to ring in the new year with him.

Tickets start from Dhs350 for standard tickets, with prices rising to Dhs1,550 for Tree House tickets (an elevated platform with a dedicated bar). They go on sale at noon today (Monday September 16). 

On New Year’s Day, Resolution by Day will take over du Arena.

The family event will be open from 2pm until 10pm with attractions including the ultimate MONSTER, which is coming from the UK. It’s a 300m-long inflatable castle with more than 40 obstacles and an 18m Mega Slide, as well as the Tunnel of Love and The Bouncy Cage of Doom. Sounds brilliant.

There will also be stage shows and roaming entertainment from the likes of face painters and magician Magic Phil.

Kids tickets start from Dhs20, while adult tickets are Dhs50 and families of four can get entry for Dhs120. Bruno Mars ticket holders can get 50 percent off adults and child tickets to the Resolution by Day festival.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Flash Entertainment and Miral Asset Management to bring in the award-winning artist Bruno Mars to the capital for an unforgettable experience to usher in the New Year,” says Ali Al Shaiba, acting executive director of Tourism & Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi. “Abu Dhabi has grown to be a world-class tourist destination and we are committed to hosting activities that not only appeal to our residents, but ones that attract visitors both regionally and globally.”

John Lickrish, Flash Entertainment CEO, added: “Having the platinum-selling global music icon Bruno Mars ring in the New Year with us at du Arena as part of Resolution by Night further re-affirms our commitment to continue to offer the best and most diverse entertainment to the region. Over the last decade, we have built a legacy of curating and delivering unmissable experiences and events, and this will be a night to remember for all music aficionados.

“We are also thrilled to introduce Resolution by Day, with exhilarating activities coupled with fun and entertainment for the whole family. Together with our partners and stakeholders, we are focused on creating a vibrant ambience for visitors and guests to further cement Abu Dhabi’s position, as a leading tourist destination.”

From Dhs350 (Bruno Mars). From Dhs20 (Resolution by Day). du Arena, Yas Island. Tickets available from and Virgin Megastores across The UAE.

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