ABU DHABI, UAE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has introduced its line-up of occasions for the 2022/2023 winter season, that are set to create pleasure and elevate the vacation spot expertise of the UAE capital.
Revealed throughout a TV discuss show-style launch occasion, the up-to-date Abu Dhabi Calendar spans 180 days and options extraordinary live shows by regional and worldwide artists, exhilarating sporting and e-sports motion, immersive cultural festivals, reside interactive household exhibits, crowd-pleasing live shows, and unmissable theatre, opera and dance performances.
Highly anticipated occasions within the Abu Dhabi Calendar embody the reside live shows by Sting, Andrea Bocelli and A. R. Rahman, the primary NBA Abu Dhabi Games, the return of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, headlined by UFC 280: OLIVEIRA vs MAKHACHEV, Disney’s The Lion King, and IIFA Awards Abu Dhabi 2023. For rap and world city music followers, the Wireless Festival makes its Abu Dhabi debut in March 2023.
H.E. Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General for Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi, stated, “Abu Dhabi Calendar has an incredible line up of events to thrill and excite our residents and visitors this season. We’re looking forward to sharing Abu Dhabi with the world by playing host to spectacular musical acts and action-packed global sport spectacles that will attract fans and families from across the globe. It’s a jam packed and incredibly diverse agenda of events which promises to connect friends, excite youth and unite families for unforgettable moments they can enjoy at their own pace.”
With the entire Abu Dhabi Calendar featured on the Visit Abu Dhabi web site, residents and guests can now begin planning their ‘must-see’ schedule for the next occasions:
A melodic musical line up and electrical nightlife occasions
- Wireless Festival: The in style rap and concrete music competition from London is heading to Abu Dhabi on 4 March 2023.
- Sting: The 17-time Grammy Award winner will arrive at Etihad Arena as his critically acclaimed My Songs tour on 27 January 2023. Tickets go on sale on 23 September.
- Andrea Bocelli: The Italian tenor will return to Abu Dhabi for an evening of enchanting classical music at Etihad Park on 24 November.
- A. R. Rahman: The two-time Academy Award winner will carry out for the primary time in Abu Dhabi at Etihad Arena on 29 October.
- Amplified Music Festival: The three-day musical extravaganza will happen from 11 to 13 November at Yas Links Abu Dhabi.
- Louvre Abu Dhabi Concerts: The iconic museum will current a collection of distinctive live shows to rejoice its 5th anniversary, presenting Majid Al Mohandis on 11 November and Omar Khairat on 13 November.
- IIFA Awards Abu Dhabi 2023: The Bollywood movie fraternity will return to Abu Dhabi on 11 and 12 February 2023 for a star-studded weekend at Etihad Arena.
- Middle East Film & Comic Con 2023: The world-famous competition will unite film, TV and comedian lovers of the UAE with the area’s largest pop-culture competition in March 2023.
- Westlife: The iconic Irish pop group will play at Etihad Arena on 29 September 2022.
- Club Social Festival: Promising a weekend of music, meals and drinks from 28 to 30 October, this occasion will characteristic Liam Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs, and Clean Bandit.
- National Day Concerts: A collection of live shows will mark this 12 months’s National Day celebrations at numerous places from 1 to three December.
- Arabic Concerts: Top DJs and singing sensations of the Arab world will carry out in Abu Dhabi in a collection of live shows from 14 October until 21 December. The artistes embody Nancy Ajram, George Wassouf, Melhem Zein, Mouhamad Khairy, Wael Kfoury, Ahmed Saad, DJ Aseel, BiGSaM, Aziz Maraka, and Siilawy.
Championship-chasing, crowd-cheering sporting motion
- NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022: The Atlanta (*180*) and the 2020-21 NBA championship-winning Milwaukee Bucks will play two pre-season video games at Etihad Arena on 6 and eight October, marking the primary ever NBA video games within the Arabian Gulf.
- NBA District: Showcasing music, media and artwork related to NBA tradition, this immersive, interactive fan occasion can be held together with the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 at Manarat Al Saadiyat from 5 to 9 October. Fans will be capable to have interaction with NBA personalities from world wide, watch genuine NBA recreation leisure, get pleasure from hands-on basketball actions, and buy limited-edition NBA merchandise.
- Abu Dhabi Showdown Week (ADSW) 2022: Exciting live shows, workshops, pool events and city-wide activations, that includes a number of the greatest UFC stars, will run from 17 to 23 October, headlined by the extremely anticipated UFC 280: OLIVEIRA vs MAKHACHEV on 22 October at Etihad Arena.
- Matchroom Boxing: BIVOL vs RAMIREZ: WBA Light-Heavyweight belt holder Dmitry Bivol will defend his world title in opposition to Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on 5 November.
- MENA Games For Change Summit: Bringing collectively world gaming specialists, the primary Games for Change summit within the Middle East and North Africa is approaching 11 and 12 October.
- UAE Warriors: Featuring native and worldwide fighters, the spectacle will return on 20 and 21 October and once more in December.
- Abu Dhabi T10 League: The sixth version of the favored cricketing league will happen from 23 November to 4 December on the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
- BLAST: Eight of the world’s finest e-sports organisations will tussle for the distinguished World Final trophy, a slice of a $1 million prize pool, and an opportunity to assert bragging rights because the 2022 champions of Counter-Strike on 17 and 18 December.
- Liwa Festival: The motoring occasion will happen from 22 November to 4 December, together with Khaleeji live shows, tradition and heritage activations, meals stalls, an out of doors cinema and an evening market.
Fun leisure and household days out
- Disney’s The Lion King: Etihad Arena will host a month-long run of the landmark Broadway musical from 16 November to 10 December this 12 months.
- Disney on Ice: The metropolis will welcome again this ever-popular household present between 12 and 16 October to Etihad Arena.
- Mother of the Nation (MOTN) Festival: Offering family-friendly enjoyable and cultural consciousness, the occasion will return from 9 to 18 December with a jam-packed schedule, that includes thrilling zones and reside leisure, together with Miami Band.
- World Cup Fanzone: Building on the soccer fever, Yas Links Abu Dhabi will host Abu Dhabi’s flagship World Cup Fanzone from 20 November to 18 December, to supply followers a high-energy viewing expertise, an array of eating choices, an e-gaming zone and different soccer activations.
- Abu Dhabi Culinary Season: The emirate’s annual celebration of meals will happen from October to December this 12 months throughout Abu Dhabi’s cafés and eating places, that includes a various schedule of culinary experiences, vary of cuisines, kinds and worth factors.
- Blippi The Musical: The in style kids’s entertainer and educator is bringing an lively, reside musical present for younger kids and households on 18 and 19 February at Etihad Arena.
- Middle East and North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023: This culinary-themed occasion will characteristic visitor dinners and discussions, alongside the reveal of the organisation’s rundown of the highest 50 eating places within the area.
Inspiring tradition occasions
- Abu Dhabi Art 2022: The annual artwork truthful is coming back from 16 to twenty November, bringing collectively native and worldwide galleries, alongside exhibitions, artist commissions and installations.
- The Traditional Handicrafts Festival 2022: The annual competition held at Al Qattara Heritage District of Al Ain will return from 1 to twenty November, inviting guests to expertise conventional crafts by UAE artisans.
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