In a show of support for frontline workers, guests and staff at Global Village gave a standing ovation.
They saluted healthcare workers, policemen, testing and care staff, cleaning crews, Civil Defence and the many individuals who sacrificed their own safety to protect the community in 2020.
A special fire and fountain show titled 'High Hopes for Heroes' was also played in their honour during the New Year's Eve celebrations.
In keeping with tradition, the entertainment destination showcased seven, spectacular fireworks shows to mark the New Years across seven different time zones.
At midnight, a dazzling fireworks display accompanied by Global Village’s poignant signature song, " حلوة الحياةTogether" marked the UAE's New Year.
On New Year's Eve, Global Village also secured the Guinness World Record for the largest underwater mesh screen, measuring 5013.394 square meters and 223,000 pixels.
It's the ninth record of the season, as the park aims to break 25 world records to mark its 25th anniversary celebrations.