Updated: Jan 20

December - January - February

F1 Weekend at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Get ready to Rev Up as W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island showcases disruptive pool parties on its legendary WET Deck and high energy partnerships with the world’s leading F&B brands to elevate your F1 experience.

28 November - 1 December | Yas Hotel / W Abu Dhabi

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2019 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Headlined by the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND, Yas Island again will hold the 21st and final round of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

28 November – 1 December 2019

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Awadagin Pratt - UAE Debut Piano Recital

Internationally acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt performs Beethoven, Franck, and Liszt. Among his generation of concert artists, Pratt is recognized for his musical insight and intensely involving performances.

5 December 2019 | Red Theater, NYUAD Arts Center

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Yas Winter Carnival

Yas Winter Carnival guarantees to get you in the festive spirit and will be a great celebration for all the family.

Yas Gateway Park – South, Yas Island

10 – 15 December 2019


12th Mubadala World Tennis Championship

The region’s leading professional tennis experience in Abu Dhabi, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019, is back! The tournament, taking place at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City, will host six of the world’s leading male tennis stars and two top-ranked female players. Join us from 19-21 December for three days of world-class action.

19-21 December 2019 | International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City

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Bruno Mars to Ring in 2020 in Abu Dhabi

International Grammy Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars is set to bring his tour to UAE capital for a spectacular New Year’s Eve show as part of the Resolution by Night festival, presented by du live!

31 December 2019 | du Arena, Yas Island

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New Year Celebrations continue with Resolution by Day

Celebrations continue at du Arena on 1 January 2020, with Resolution by Day; an action-packed all-ages festival for all entertainment-seekers to enjoy. The New Year’s Day festival, which will open its doors from 2pm to 10pm, will feature a fantastic range of attractions including the ultimate MONSTER flying all the way from the UK – a 300m long inflatable castle with over 40 obstacles and 18m ‘Mega Slide’, a ‘Tunnel of Love’ and ‘The Bouncy Cage of Doom!’.

1 January 2020 | du Arena, Yas Island

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Qasr Al Hosn Cultural Programme

Qasr Al Hosn will be home to several cultural performances and fascinating event from until May 2020.

The various events and performances will be related to the Emirati culture and heritage and will include:

– Al Ayyala: A Performance of Valour – Al Nahmeh: Chants of the Sea – Al Rebabah: Voices of the desert – Al Taghrooda: Poetry in Song – Al Razfa: Dance of Unity – Marine Traditions – Falconry Demonstration: The UAE’s National Emblem

Qasr Al Hosn is the oldest and most significant building in Abu Dhabi, holding the city’s first permanent structure; the watchtower. Built around the 1790’s, the commanding structure overlooked the costal trade routes and protected the growing settlement established on the island.

** All events are open for all ages and free of charge, however an entry free for the landmark is applicable.

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Kayaking at The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Enjoy the museum from the stillness of the Arabian Sea. Take a tour on a kayak and learn all about Louvre Abu Dhabi’s architecture from a unique perspective.

Tuesday to Saturday every week until 30 November 2020 | AED120 + VAT per person

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Rooftop Rhythms

The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic night. Experience culturally-diverse voices with both leading and up-and-coming musicians and poets presenting their own original material.

Once Monthly on Fridays from until May 2020 | NYUAD Arts Center

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Al Ain Cultural Programme

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled a wide range of events, exhibitions and workshops taking place this January as part of its Al Ain Cultural Programme. Throughout the month, Al Jahili Fort, Al Qattara Arts Centre, Al Ain Palace Museum, Qasr Al Muwaiji and Al Ain Oasis will host a series of heritage, folklore, artistic and cultural events for all members of the community to enjoy.



30th to 31st January & 1st February 2020

5th – 6th – 7th March 2020. From 4-10 pm


20th - 27th January 2020, 3rd - 10th - 17th - 24th February 2020

2nd - 9th March 2020, 13th – 20th April 2020 From 9-11 am



The Emirati play Majareeh (‘The Wounded’) by the Sharjah National Theatre is a cultural drama of beauty and tolerance.Fri, 13 March 2020 from 7-9 pm



This programme helps visitors to learn about the secrets behind the mysterious dagger and how to wear it.

11 & 21 Jan, 8 & 18 Feb7 & 17 March from 11 am – 3 pm



This films series introduces cinema lovers to independent films from the Arab world and the region.

Fri, 27 March 2020 from 8 - 10 pm

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Abu Dhabi Classics

The week-long programme runs from 28 January to 7 February and welcomes world class classical and symphonic performances from around the world and even a very special appearance of the Bolshoi Ballet.

2020’s line up of performances explores the universal language that is music and, in keeping with 2019’s Year of Tolerance, a common bond between the performances is peace and tolerance. ‘The beauty of Classical music and why it’s so beloved around the world is that it’s not linked to any nation, language, or context’, explains Dr. Ronald Perlwitz, Head of Music, Arts Department, Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi.

The season will also welcome two highlights from the Arabic music world. February will welcome the most famous soprano in the Arabic world, the exceptional Magida El Roumi, and the young and talented Egyptian singer, Sanaa Nabil, who rose to fame through the TV programme ‘Arabs Got Talent’, diversifying the offerings and making the season even more inclusive.

28 January to 7 February 2020 | Across Abu Dhabi

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Barzakh Festival

A musical meeting place of genre-shattering artists in a new single night, multi-stage format.

There’s a place in the sea where salt and sweet water meet and coexist, but don’t dilute one another…barzakh. Newly reinvisioned to present artists on three stages all in the same night, Barzakh Festival draws inspiration from this idea to create a meeting place of musical streams that crosses diverse cultures. Global-minded musicians reflecting varied influences and identities, bring together the contemporary and the traditional into a boundary-shattering line-up that will be filled with musical revelations.

31 January 2020 | NYUAD Arts Center

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Cartography - Kaneza Schaal & Christopher Myers

A new theatrical work that explores the commonalities of migration and mapping at the center of worlds in motion that places all of us in this historical moment of the largest migration in recorded history. Created in collaboration with artist Kaneza Schaal and writer Christopher Myers, Cartography draws on their work with refugee youth.

Created for the whole family to experience, Cartography aims to engage young audiences. Visual tools like map-making and inventory meet performance elements such as filmmaking and dancing; sculptures create an array of visual journeys; sound sensor technology responds to actors’ voices, activating a virtual storm; cellphones are used to mark memories and distances traveled.

6-15 February 2020 | The Black Box, NYUAD Arts Center

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TrainYAS™ by Daman’s ActiveLife

Spend your Tuesday evenings working out on the Formula 1® track. Whether you’re a serious runner, a keen cyclist, or simply wanting to take a sunset stroll, TrainYAS™ by Daman’s ActiveLife welcomes participants of all fitness levels and speeds to get on the track.

Weekly TrainYAS™ evenings offer free entry for all. Clubs, friends and families, the fast and the not-so-fast, are all welcome to take part. Registration required

Every Tuesday night | Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

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GoYAS™ by Daman

Ladies are welcomed to walk, run and cycle Yas Marina Circuit’s F1® track or take part in group fitness activities. Please note that cycling and group classes are only available for ladies 14 years and over. Anyone between 14 to 18 must have adult supervision.

Entry is free but registration is required.

Every Wednesday night | Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

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StartYAS™ by Daman

Spend your Sunday’s cycling, walking, running and embracing a healthy lifestyle on the Formula 1®. StartYAS™ by Daman’s, Health Authority Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Sports Council welcomes people with all levels of fitness and speeds looking to engage in embracing a healthy lifestyle.

Entry is free but registration is required.

Every Sunday night | Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

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