Events in Abu Dhabi

2018 Calendar of events in Abu Dhabi

“Year of Zayed”

To commemorate the 100th birthday of the late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE willmark the year 2018 as the 'Year of Zayed'.

The year of Zayed will highlight the country's Founding Father, his role in establishing the federation and his localregional and international achievements.

Website: https://www.zayed.ae/en/year-of-zayed/about/

Louvre Abu Dhabi: Court dances of the Royal Palace

When the Dutch colonised Java, they used the indigenous rulers to help them, and they subsidised their courts in return. In Indonesia, court dance which developed during the colonial period has come to represent national identity. The stories are often Indian, but given an Islamic interpretation. The movements are abstract, and the pacing is slow. 

Important Information

Dates: Feb 02 to Feb 03

Location: Auditorium Plaza, Louvre Abu Dhabi

Website: https://www.louvreabudhabi.ae/


Red Bull Air Show

2018 will see Abu Dhabi play host to the Red Bull Air Race for the 11th time! It will once again set the scene as the action-packed season opener for a brand new World Championship. The Red Bull Air Race will kick off in style, offering fans the perfect racing destination with plenty to see, do and experience away from the racetrack.

The race will take place over the Arabian Gulf's stunning blue waters and fans will be able to witness all the action from the purpose-built race village on the Corniche breakwater. With unrivalled views of the race and the UAE capital's impressive skyline, the arena will be an entertainment focal point for all the family.

Important Information

Dates: Feb 02 to Feb 03

Location: Corniche breakwater

Website: //airrace.redbull.com/en_INT/event/abu-dhabi-2018

Van Gogh Alive- The Experience 

No ordinary exhibition, Van Gogh Alive combines a specially chosen score of classical music with over 3000 images. Some of the artist’s most famous paintings as well as other inspirational images all displayed on the walls, floor and ceiling of the exhibition space using 40 high-definition projectors.

Visitors are introduced to a unique symphony of light, colour and sound as famous artworks are shown in their entirety, broken down into highlighted sections or magnified on a huge scale.

The carefully selected soundtrack invites art lovers to immerse themselves in the wonderful detail and vivid colours of Van Gogh’s paintings, uncovering the subtle meanings and ideas behind the artist’s most famous masterpieces. 

Important Information

Dates: Until Feb 26

Location: National Theater

Contact: +971 4 442 9447

Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018

 

The region’s first Global Aviation and Aerospace Week (ADAAW) is set to become a biennial fixture in Abu Dhabi’s calendar of events and will converge six trade events under its umbrella. ADAAW is anticipated to attract a constellation of decision makers and international experts from the aviation and aerospace industry.

A number of leading Abu Dhabi-based entities including Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Mubadala Development Company, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council will join hands in organising ADAAW supported by the UAE Armed forces.

Important Information

Dates: Feb 26- Feb 28

Location: Al Bateen Executive Airport

Website: //abudhabiairexpo.com/



Health & Fitness Fun Festival 2018


The event brings together health and fitness enthusiasts, medical experts, fitness clubs, organizations and businesses focused on healthy living, nutritionists and chefs to promote health and fitness awareness and knowledge while having fun.

Visitors will find plenty of activities to enjoy the various entertaining and educative fun activities aimed at all ages group. The event offers mini workouts, cooking demos, nutrition information, games, local health service information, hearing screens, rock wall climbing and other opportunities in various location in the UAE.

Important Information

Dates: March 07 – March 10

Location: Emarat park

Website: //www.healthfitness.ae


5th FBMA Show Jumping Cup

Join the most exciting family event in Abu Dhabi. The 5th FBMA Show Jumping Cup brings you a chance to enjoy watching riders compete from all over the world right here in the UAE capital.


The event is organised by the FBMA and sponsored by Emirates Equestrian Federation, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, National Service, Alshiraa Stables, Yas TV, Longines, ADSC and Healthpoint.

Important Information

Dates: March 01 to March 03

Location: Al Forsan International Sports Club

Website: //www.fbma.ae


ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2018


For the fourth consecutive year, Abu Dhabi will find itself the focus of world triathlon as it witnesses the first leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series on 2 – 3 March 2018. The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi will kick off the global triathlon season with a fast and furious race between the world’s best triathletes, right here in the UAE’s capital.

Important Information

Dates: March 02 – March 03

Location: Yas Marina Circuit

Website: www.abudhabi.triathlon.org


ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018


The International Exhibition of National Security and Resilience (ISNR), co-organised by the Ministry of Interior (MOI), is a global event offering a networking platform connecting regional government bodies, homeland security and law enforcement officers, professionals and buyers with international security solution providers and manufacturers.

The event of choice for governments, solution providers and specialists in National Security & Resilience returns again; it will be co-located with the Infosecurity Middle East, and feature Major Events Safety & Security Summit (ME3S) as well as Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention (EMDI). 

Important Information

Dates: March 17 to March 22

Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Website: //www.abudhabi2019.org


Special Olympics


The Middle East North Africa (MENA) Special Olympics Regional Games will take place from 14-23 March 2018 in Abu Dhabi, with events being held at the same venues and facilities that will be used during the 2019 World Games. The MENA Region has a strong tradition of hosting Regional Games for its athletes and National Programs and this will be the ninth edition of the Regional Games.

Important Information

Dates: March 14 to March 23

Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Website: //www.abudhabi2019.org


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