A round up of all events taking place in Abu Dhabi for 2023


Taking in sporting, music, cultural and gaming events, here is your guide for things to do between now and the end of the year in the capital

With the weather having turned more favourable, there is more and more events are on the horizon, and here we have listed all your favourite sporting, musical, cultural and gaming occasions to keep you entertained between now and the end of the year


The Miami Vibes Food Festival

Until 19 November

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Calling all foodie and festival lovers, here’s a festival in the UAE capital you don’t want to miss! A favourite on Abu Dhabi’s culinary calendar, the Miami Vibes Food Festival is now open for all to explore. Initially slated to open on 27 October, the festival finally opened its doors at Louvre Abu Dhabi on 2 November and will run until the 19th of this month.

For further information visit louvreabudhabi.ae


Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

9-12 November

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Taking place between 9-12 November the ADIBS is an unmissable global opportunity for learning about the latest innovations in boating, fishing, and water sports. The show will welcome some of the world’s best brands and industry specialists. Marine enthusiasts can look forward to an amazing event which takes place in November as the Abu Dhabi International Boat show comes to town.

For further information visit adibs.ae


Glow House

Friday, 10 November


All you Abu Dhabi dance music fans out there, this one is for you! Get ready for Glow House! The only UV paint party you need to be at comes to Yas Beach on the Friday, 10 November. Grab the crew, brightest swimwear you can find and get ready for a super messy neon night. For further information visit squirevents.com


Taste of Abu Dhabi

10 -12 November

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Abu Dhabi food lovers will be rejoicing this week as it was announced that the very popular festival Taste of Abu Dhabi returns this November. Taking place over three days between 10 – 12 November, the revamped event will take place at Gateway Park South on Yas Island and will feature over 15 of the capital’s best restaurants with a culinary explosion which is set to grip Abu Dhabi.

For further information visit tasteofabuddhabifestival.com


Mother of the Nation

15 November to 1 January

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The seventh edition of Abu Dhabi’s iconic Mother of the Nation (MOTN) festival is almost here – and we cannot wait! If the previous years are anything to go by, the annual celebration is going to be rife with family fun, live entertainment, the best food and more. And it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, of course.

For further information visit motn.ae


The Arts Center at NYUAD

16-17 November

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Performance meets animation at the intersection of cinematic and theatrical, fantastical and tangible at The Arts Center this season. Featuring work by Miwa Matreyek, This World Made Itself and Infinitely Yours are two stunning shows highlighting her unique interdisciplinary shadow performance. It’s going to be a multi-sensory experience like no other!

For further information nyuad-artscenter.org


The Great Circus of Europe

17 November to 16 December

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Get ready for an unforgettable experience as ‘The Great Circus of Europe’ comes to Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. This spectacular event promises to transport audiences of all ages into a world of wonder, amazement, and pure entertainment. Taking place from 17 November to 16 December Gandeys Great Circus of Europe is reputed for producing premier circus productions worldwide for nearly 100 years.

For ticket information and to purchase your tickets, visit platinum.net

The Sheikh Zayed Festival

17 November to 9 March 2024

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One of the most popular events in the region makes its return to Abu Dhabi this month as the Sheikh Zayed Festival is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever!⁠ The festival will stretch from 17 November all the way through to 9 March 2024 and will feature celebrations of culture, heritage and humanity throughout.

For further information and a listing of events at the Sheikh Zayed Festival you can visit zayedfestival.ae


All Africa Festival

17-19 November

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That’s right, for the first time ever, the All Africa Festival is coming to the UAE capital. The biggest celebration of African culture in the country, you can expect only the best in terms of arts, culture, food, fashion and more. Headlining the major event for a memorable time are none other than Congolese-French rapper Gims and actress Nora Fatehi!

For more information, visit ticketmaster.ae


Arijit Singh Live

18 November

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Music lovers, drop what you’re doing and listen up! One of India’s biggest names on the music scene, globally renowned singer Arijit Singh is all set to return to Abu Dhabi. Get ready to witness Etihad Arena come alive on 18 November, as the Bollywood megastar wows the UAE capital with his breathtaking voice.

For tickets, visit etihadarena.ae


Bike Abu Dhabi Gran Fondo

18 November

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This winter will have you pedaling towards AED 2 million! Back for the second time, Abu Dhabi Sports Council has announced that the Bike Abu Dhabi Gran Fondo will be held on 18 November 2023.

For further information you can visit adsc.ae


Abu Dhabi Art Fair

22-26 November

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It’s already time for the 15th edition of Abu Dhabi Art, and we can’t stay calm! Come November, Manarat Al Saadiyat will witness some amazing art exhibitions with the 15th Abu Dhabi Art returning. The upcoming exhibition is slated to be the largest yet, featuring 92 galleries from over 31 countries. The art fair is a culmination of Abu Dhabi Art’s year-long visual arts programme and plays a vital role in the burgeoning art scene of the WANASA region.

For further information visit manaratalsaadiyat.ae


Yasalam After-Race Concerts

24-26 November

The famous F1 concerts return this November with an amazing line-up that will take your breath away. Kicking off festivities will be DJ Tiesto on Thursday night, Chris Brown will be performing on Friday, Canadian superstar Shania Twain will take to the stage on Saturday with legendary rockers Foo Fighters bring the curtain down on events on Sunday. It promises to be the weekend to end all weekends.

For further information visit yasmarinacircuit.com


Easy Tiger at F1

24-26 November

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This exclusive venue will offer a breathtaking vantage point, with unrivaled views of the track action, creating a unique atmosphere that’s sure to rev up the excitement for events on Yas Island.

For further information please visit easytiger.ae


Zayed Charity Run

25 November

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Put on your trainers and head to the starting line 24 November when, once again, the Charity Run returns to Abu Dhabi. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Representative of the Ruler in the Al Dhafra Region, the race will be on 25 November with the starting line at Reem Mall on Reem Island.

For further information visit zayedcharityrun.com


National Day Celebrations

2-3 December

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The UAE’s 52nd National Day celebrations are just around the corner, and another long weekend might potentially be on the cards. Of course, in quintessential celebratory style, there’s going to be a lot of fireworks to be expected. The first of which is naturally at the best venue in the UAE capital, Yas Bay Waterfront.

For further information visit yasisland.com


Yas Winter Fest

6-10 December

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Get ready to embrace the magic of the holiday season like never before as MENA Live Events proudly presents Abu Dhabi’s newest, biggest Winter celebration, expected to attract over 35,000 guests over five days. Taking place from 6-10 December at Gateway Park South on Yas Island, Yas Winter Fest is a spectacular event which promises an unforgettable winter wonderland for families and friends of all ages.

For further information visit abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net


Comic Con Event

8-10 December

Calling all comic book lovers, it’s time to have some fun! Sandstorm Comics (Sandstorm), the new Middle East studio on the block is bringing its inaugural comics and pop culture industry event to the UAE capital. Taking place from 8-10 December, Storm the Block is just the event comic lovers needed at Yas Creative Hub, Abu Dhabi.

For further information visit stormtheblock.com


Spartan World Championship

8-10 December

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Get ready to bring out that inner Spartan, because the most intense sporting event is returning to Abu Dhabi once more! Organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the UAE capital is all set to host the third edition of the Spartan World Championship. Returning to the Al Wathba desert for the second consecutive year, here’s your chance to witness a gathering of the most elite athletes across the globe.

For more information visit race.spartan.com


EMG Gaming Festival

8-10 December

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Esports Management Group (EMG), the leading esports event organiser in the UAE, is excited to announce the return of its highly-anticipated EMG 2023 Gaming Festival from 8-10 December. Taking place at ADNEC – Marina Hall in Abu Dhabi, this year’s festival promises to be the biggest in the series.

For further information visit esmgt.com


Counter-Strike Event

16 and 17 December

BLAST Premiere at Etihad Arena

A leading global esports entertainment company has announced its flagship event as the BLAST Premier World Final 2023 will return to Abu Dhabi in December with tickets now on sale. BLAST continues its partnership with ADGaming, a pioneering gaming and esports initiative under the Abu Dhabi government, to bring its prestigious USD $1 million year-ending tournament to Yas Island’s Etihad Arena on 16 and 17 December.

For further information visit etihadarena.ae


World Tennis League

21-24 December

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The iconic World Tennis League (WTL) has now signed an agreement to host not just the next, but three whole seasons on Yas Island. There’s no better venue than the massive Etihad Arena for the tournament running from 21-24 December. The Falcons, Hawks, Eagles and Kites will play each other over a 3-day Round Robin, with the top two teams facing off in the final on 24 December.

For further information visit worldtennisleague.com


Tennis League Concerts

21-24 December

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Action-packed time on the court aside, there’s an exciting concert to look forward to each night as well. With 50 Cent revealed as the headlining artist, he will be joined by global music sensation Akon none other than Ne-Yo!

For further information visit etihadarena.ae


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