Abu Dhabi Calender

The Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled its schedule of activities for the 2022/2023 winter season, which is expected to generate enthusiasm and enrich the UAE capital’s tourist experience. The most recent Abu Dhabi Calendar was revealed during a TV talk show-style launch event. Lasting for about 180 days, it includes extraordinary concerts by regional and international artists, exhilarating sporting and e-sports action, immersive cultural festivals, live interactive family shows, crowd-pleasing concerts, and unmissable theatre, opera, and dance performances.

The first NBA Abu Dhabi Games, the return of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, led by UFC 280: OLIVEIRA versus MAKHACHEV, Disney’s The Lion King, and the IIFA Awards Abu Dhabi 2023 are all highly anticipated events on the Abu Dhabi Calendar. The Wireless Festival will make its Abu Dhabi premiere in March 2023 for fans of rap and global urban music. According to Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General for Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi, “This season, the Abu Dhabi Calendar features an extraordinary lineup of activities to amaze and excite our inhabitants and visitors. We are excited to share Abu Dhabi with the world by hosting outstanding musical performances and action-packed global sporting events to draw fans and families worldwide. It’s a jam-packed and diversified schedule of events that promises to bring friends together, excite youth, and bring families together for unforgettable moments they can enjoy at their speed.”

Residents and visitors may now start arranging their must-see’ agenda for the following events, thanks to the comprehensive

Abu Dhabi Calendar available on the Visit Abu Dhabi

website: Abu Dhabi Concert UAE

Check out a melodious musical lineup as well as several electrifying nightlife events

  • Wireless Festival: The popular London rap and urban music festival is coming to Abu Dhabi on March 4, 2023.
  • Sting: On January 27, 2023, the 17-time Grammy Award winner will perform at Etihad Arena as part of his- My Songs tour. Tickets go on sale from September 23rd.
  • Andrea Bocelli: On November 24, the Italian singer will return to Abu Dhabi for a night of enthralling classical music at Etihad Park.
  • A.R. Rahman: The two-time Academy Award winner will perform for the first time in Abu Dhabi on October 29 at Etihad Arena.

  • Amplified Music Festival: The three-day musical spectacle will take place at Yas Links Abu Dhabi from November 11 to 13.
  • Louvre Abu Dhabi Concerts: To commemorate its fifth anniversary, the legendary museum will host a series of one-of-a-kind concerts, including Majid Al Mohandis on November 11 and Omar Khairat on November 13.
  • Abu Dhabi IIFA Awards 2023: The Bollywood film industry will return to Abu Dhabi for a star-studded weekend at Etihad Arena on February 11 and 12, 2023.

  • Middle East Film & Comic Con 2023: In March 2023, the world-famous event will bring together UAE movie, TV, and comic book fans with the region’s most fantastic pop-culture festival.
  • Westlife: The legendary Irish musical group will perform at Etihad Arena on September 29, 2022.
  • Club Social Festival: From October 28 to 30, this festival promises a weekend of music, food, and cocktails and will feature Liam Gallagher, Kaiser Chiefs, and Clean Bandit.
  • National Day Concerts: From December 1 to 3, a series of concerts will honor this year’s National Day celebrations.
  • Arabic Concerts: From October 14 to December 21, some of the top DJs and singing sensations from the Arab world will perform in Abu Dhabi in a series of concerts. Nancy Ajram, George Wassouf, Melhem Zein, Mouhamad Khairy, Wael Kfoury, Ahmed Saad, DJ Aseel, BiGSaM, Aziz Maraka, and Siilawy are among the performers.


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Gear up for a championship-chasing, crowd-pleasing athletic action!

  • NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022: On October 6 and 8, the Atlanta Hawks and the 2020-21 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks will play two pre-season games at Etihad Arena, marking it the first NBA games in the Arabian Gulf.
  • NBA District: From October 5 to 9, this immersive, interactive fan event will be staged in conjunction with the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, showcasing music, media, and art related to NBA culture. Fans will be honored to interact with NBA celebrities worldwide, watch actual NBA game entertainment, participate in hands-on basketball activities, and purchase limited-edition NBA products.
  • Abu Dhabi Showdown Week (ADSW) 2022: From October 17 to 23, exciting concerts, seminars, pool parties, and city-wide activations involving some of the top UFC stars will occur, culminating with UFC 280: OLIVEIRA vs. MAKHACHEV on October 22 at Etihad Arena.
  • Matchroom Boxing: BIVOL vs. RAMIREZ: Dmitry Bivol will defend his WBA Light-Heavyweight title against Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez on November 5.
  • MENA Games For Change Summit: The inaugural Games for Change summit in North Africa and the Middle East will be held on October 11 and 12, bringing together worldwide gaming specialists.
  • UAE Warriors: The show, which will feature local and international warriors, will return on October 20 and 21, as well as in December.
  • Abu Dhabi T10 League: The popular cricketing league’s sixth season will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium from November 23 to December 4.
  • BLAST: On December 17 and 18, eight of the world’s most excellent esports organizations will compete for the coveted World Final tTrophy, a share of a $1 million prize pool, and the potential to be crowned Counter-Strike 2022 champions.
  • Liwa Festival: From November 22 to December 4, the motorsport event will be held with Khaleeji concerts, culture and heritage activations, food vendors, an outdoor cinema, and a night market.

Family outings and fun leisure activities

  • Disney’s The Lion King: From November 16 to December 10, Etihad Arena will host a month-long run of the famous Broadway musical.
  • Disney on Ice: The city will welcome this ever-popular family performance to Etihad Arena from October 12 to 16.
  • Mother of the Nation (MOTN) Festival: Returning from December 9 to 18 with a jam-packed program of fascinating zones and live entertainment, including Miami Band., tThe festival will offer family-friendly fun and cultural knowledge.
  • World Cup Fanzone: Taking advantage of the football craze, Yas Links Abu Dhabi will host Abu Dhabi’s flagship World Cup Fanzone from November 20 to December 18, providing fans with a high-energy watching experience, a variety of eating options, an e-gaming zone, and other football activations.
  • Abu Dhabi Culinary Season: The emirate’s annual food celebration will take place this year from October to December across Abu Dhabi’s cafés and restaurants, presenting a comprehensive calendar of culinary experiences, cuisines, styles, and pricing points.

  • Blippi The Musical: On the 18th and 19th of February, Blippi – the popular children’s entertainer and educator – will deliver an exuberant, live musical production to Etihad Arena for young children and families.
  • The 50 Best Restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa in 2023: This culinary-themed event will include guest dinners and conversations and announcing the organization’s list of the region’s best 50 restaurants.

Watch cultural events that are inspiring.

  • Abu Dhabi Art 2022: From November 16 to 20, the annual art fair will return, bringing together local and international galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, and installations.
  • The Traditional Handicrafts Festival 2022: From November 1 to 20, the annual festival held at Al Qattara Heritage District in Al Ain will return, inviting tourists to sample traditional crafts by UAE artists.
There is something for every preference in the Abu Dhabi events’ calendar.  As we have done this task of breaking down the events and shows based on diverse categories, all left for you is to pick your favorites from the list and be ready to get entertained!

Subham Chakraborty is a resident of Shillong, Meghalaya, the Abode of Clouds. Although his career began in a variety of sales and business-related roles, he always had a knack for writing. He is always eager to learn new things and adapt. He recently made the decision to pursue his goal, and his passion for writing has now become his profession. During his spare time, you are most likely to find him on Twitter or reading books. Coffee is his weakness and music is his first love. He is also a travel freak and above all a canophilist.

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