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International Grammy Award-winning superstar, Bruni Mars, is set to bring his tour to the UAE capital for a spectacular New Year’s Eve show as part of the Resolution by Night festival, presented by du live on December 31.

Bringing his infectious 24k Magic music to the UAE, 11-time Grammy-winning American singer, songwriter and record producer, Bruno Mars, will give a thrilling New Year’s Eve performance on December 31 at the du Arena, Yas Island, as part of Resolution by Night, presented by du Live. 

Since he burst onto the music scene in 2010, the Uptown Funk hitmaker has been one of the most lauded artists in the world, with his record sales exceeding 130 million copies worldwide. After the release of his first two smash hit singles, “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade,” in 2010, Mars and his powerful vocals quickly became an international hit. Since then, he has earned major success with many other R&B-influenced, soulful pop hits from albums “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”, “Unorthodox Jukebox”, “Earth to Mars”, and his latest album “24K Magic”.

Another undoubted career highlight includes Mars becoming the youngest artist to headline the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show for the 2016 final, which was the most watched show of all time, with a record-breaking 115.3 million viewers. In 2018, Billboard named his 24K Magic World Tour the fourth highest – grossing of the year, tallying more than $237 million for 100 shows.

“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,” said 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.”

With Mars ringing in the new year by headlining Resolution by Night, the celebrations will continue at du Arena on 1 January 2020, with Resolution by Day; an action-packed all-ages festival for all entertainment-seekers to enjoy. The New Year’s Day festival, which will open its doors from 2pm to 10pm, will feature a fantastic range of attractions including the ultimate MONSTER flying all the way from the UK – a 300m long inflatable castle with over 40 obstacles and 18m ‘Mega Slide’, a ‘Tunnel of Love’ and ‘The Bouncy Cage of Doom!’. 

John Lickrish, Flash Entertainment CEO, said: “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,” he continued. “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.”

The fun does not stop there! Festival-goers will also be able to enjoy and participate in an array of activities including local stage entertainment, spectacular shows tailored for children, roaming performers, face painting and magic shows with the talented Magic Phil.

Tickets for the family day festival; Resolution by Day, are AED20 for children aged two to 12 years old and AED50 for adults. 

Families can take advantage of the Group of four package which is available for AED120. – Best of all, Bruno Mars Resolution by Night ticket holders are entitled to 50% off for adults and child tickets to the ‘Resolution by Day’ festival.

Tickets for the New Year’s celebration start at AED350 and are on sale now at and Virgin Megastores across the UAE. For 48 hours only, there will be a 20 per cent discount on tickets for du customers.


Tickets: Tickets for the New Year’s celebration start at AED350 (Bruno Mars) and are on sale now at and Virgin Megastores across the UAE. For 48 hours only, there will be a 20 per cent discount on tickets for du customers.


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