With almost 80 curated events of the best sporting, cultural and entertainment experiences to explore, the guide is a one-stop shop for those looking for inspiration of top things to do in the city
Rediscover the emirate of Abu Dhabi, by checking out both free and ticketed events on the platform
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2021– Let the social season officially commence! Today, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced its line-up of thrilling events with the return of the Abu Dhabi Calendar, the official guide for unmissable experiences taking place in the emirate.
The time is now to create new memories and discover everything that this spectacular emirate has to offer. If you dream it, Abu Dhabi delivers it; from international sporting events to live concerts, cultural exhibitions, comedy gigs, and much more. The calendar is the go-to guide for everything happening in Abu Dhabi, offering unrivalled inspiration for the top things to explore in the emirate. Bigger than ever, it has been carefully curated with more than 500 event days and just shy of 80 of the best and exclusive events taking place across the capital over the next six months.
With a revamped look, the Abu Dhabi Calendar puts the emirate in the palm of your hand – with all the exhilarating experiences, events, concerts and shows taking place across the emirate, simply one click away. It is the perfect starting point for those looking to reconnect with this amazing emirate, whilst helping to create long-lasting and unforgettable memories. A whole world of discovery awaits those that explore the Abu Dhabi Calendar, with a few key highlights including:
- International sporting events such as the UFC Fight Island™ series, the Spartan World Championship, which leaves the US for the first time to be hosted at Liwa Oasis, the Formula 1® Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Mubadala World Tennis Championship, and the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
- Events that are ideal for the culture vultures, such as Abu Dhabi Art, Sheikh Zayed Festival and Abu Dhabi Classics, which brings some of the world’s best classical musicians to Abu Dhabi. It doesn’t stop here! The emirate presents new iterations of Abu Dhabi Culinary Season and the emirate’s Abu Dhabi Shopping Season where the offers are so rewarding.
- Whether you are looking for a short or extended visit, there are incredible comedy gigs and concerts such as An Evening with Michael McIntrye, which will see the UK’s leading comedian performing in Abu Dhabi for the very first time, but WAIT, there’s more…
- As the emirate brings
- Beloved family-friendly event the Mother of the Nation Festival will return for its fifth edition, celebrating the innovation, creativity and the traditions of the UAE while honouring the legacy of HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. There will also be a range of entertainment events including The World of Nickelodeon – ideal for families to explore – and the Middle East Film & Comic Con, which will take place in Abu Dhabi for the first time with comics fans and cosplayers sure to be thrilled with the three-day event.
As the emirate is ready to welcome all vaccinated visitors and entertainment venues are safely accommodating live audiences, the Abu Dhabi Calendar is the ideal platform to plan an upcoming trip – offering a glimpse of the destination’s exciting events at your fingertips.
All events will be held in accordance with the stringent safety protocols and within the allowed occupancy allocations as per the latest government guidelines.
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About Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT – Abu Dhabi)
The Department of Culture and Toursm – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) drives the sustainable growth of Abu Dhabi’s culture and tourism sectors, fuels economic progress and helps achieve Abu Dhabi’s wider global ambitions. By working in partnership with the organisations that define the Emirate’s position as a leading international destination, DCT Abu Dhabi strives to unite the ecosystem around a shared vision of the Emirate’s potential, coordinate effort and investment, deliver innovative solutions, and use the best tools, policies and systems to support the culture and tourism industries.
DCT Abu Dhabi’s vision is defined by the Emirate’s people, heritage and landscape. We work to enhance Abu Dhabi’s status as a place of authenticity, innovation, and unparalleled experiences, represented by its living traditions of hospitality, pioneering initiatives and creative thought.