Mark Your Calendars For All The Events Taking Place In Abu Dhabi!

Mayar Ibrahim

This winter, Abu Dhabi comes alive with a vibrant array of events and festivities. The city’s cultural calendar is brimming with excitement. From theatrical events to sports events and so much more, get ready to mark your calendars for the events of the season!

1. Attention! Grab your friends and loved ones and get ready to sing your hearts out as Charlie Puth takes the stage at Etihad Arena

Pop music enthusiasts this ones for you! Charlie Puth is all set to ignite the stage at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. This American singer-songwriter, celebrated for his lyrical finesse and melodious vocals, will be gracing the UAE with the “Charlie” Live Experience on October 1.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? October 1

Grab your tickets here.

Charlie Puth

2. Mark your calendars ’cause the sports event of the season is back and its better!

After last year’s groundbreaking NBA debut in the Arabian Gulf, the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023, are set to showcase thrilling preseason matchups between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves. These exciting games will take place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, October 5, and Saturday, October 7.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? 8pm on October 5 and October 7

Grab your tickets here.

NBA Games

3. Abu Dhabi’s hosting a day just for NBA Fans to have a blast with NBA legends, activations, and more

This extraordinary event will include appearances by players from the Mavericks and Timberwolves, as well as NBA legends, captivating performances, and a whole lot more to keep the audience entertained.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? 4:30pm on October 6

Grab your tickets here.

NBA Fan Day

4. Whether you want to relive your childhood or bring your kiddos to an unforgettable experience, mark your calendars for Disney on Ice!

Get ready ’cause Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder 2023 in Abu Dhabi. Yes, you read that, Disney on Ice is celebrating 100 years right here in the capital of the UAE. Enjoy watching Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and stars from Frozen Moana, Coco, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and more! This is your chance to share every magical moment of breathtaking ice skating and beloved Disney stories.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? October 11 – 15

PSSST you can get a 10% discount on shows at 7:30pm on October 11-15.

Grab your tickets here.

Disney on Ice

5. “Feel” the magic as Robbie Williams takes centre stage at the Etihad Arena

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable evening of pure entertainment on October 18! It’s time for a night filled with smash hits and captivating live performances, as the English singer-songwriter is ready to mesmerise fans with his energetic showmanship, infectious charisma, and a repertoire of timeless classics that comprises 25 years of hits.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? October 18

Grab your tickets here – they’re selling out fast!

Robbie Williams

6. Enjoy a unique theatrical blend of mystery, comedy, and suspense as you watch Sheikh Rohani live in Abu Dhabi

This play will have you at the edge of your seats out of the suspense of it all. Also, you’ll be holding onto your seats as you laugh uncontrollably to the actions on stage.

Where? Abu Dhabi National Theater

When? October 6 & 7

Grab your tickets here.

Sheikh Rohani

7. Mark your calendars and get ready for a mesmerising experience of Cinderella: Bitesize Ballet!

Enjoy the sight of graceful dancers moving in perfect harmony, expressing emotions and stories through their precise movements and enchanting music. Moreover, the elegance and artistry of ballet create a captivating and immersive theatrical experience that transports the audience to a world of beauty and emotion.

It’s a tale as old as time!

Where? Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi

When? October 20 & 21

Grab your tickets here.

Cinderella Ballet

8. Get ready to laugh until you feel the abs forming because Jo Koy is coming to Abu Dhabi this October for his World Tour!

Jo Koy is geared up to deliver his distinctive, edgy humor and imaginative storytelling during his World Tour stop in Abu Dhabi. This performance promises to be more sensational than ever before, so grab your tickets NOW!

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? October 28

Grab your tickets here.

9. This is your chance to enjoy heart-stopping motorsport action right here in Abu Dhabi

FIM World Supercross is coming to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi! It’s time for you to expect adrenaline-fueled excitement, epic pyrotechnics, and heart-stopping motorsport action.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? November 4 & 5

Grab your tickets here.

PSSST, if you buy the 2-day package you’ll be saving 30% off your purchase!

World Supercross Abu Dhabi

10. Get ready to step into a world where music, dance, and culture collide!

Enjoy the magic of K-pop and join likeminded fans at this festival! Hyperound K-Fest is bringing you a dynamic lineup of your favorite K-pop idols, thrilling performances, and an unforgettable experience.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? November 11

Grab your tickets NOW!

Hyperound K-Pop Festival - Feature Image

11. Taste of Abu Dhabi is back and its better this year!

Get ready for 3 days of delicious food, poppin’ music, and good vibes! This weekend is packed with culinary workshops led by celebrity chefs. Also, the festival’s stages will be alive with music, from DJs to intimate acoustic performances.

If shopping is your thing, explore a diverse market with artisan vendors and well-known brands, offering treats, trinkets, and product samples. For families with little ones, there’s a mega kids zone with bouncy castles and cooking workshops. And don’t worry about their appetites – all restaurants will have kid-friendly options to keep them energized and satisfied.

Where? Gateway Park South, Yas Island


  • Friday, November 10 from 3pm – 12am
  • Saturday, November 11 from 1pm – 12am
  • Sunday, November 12 from 1pm – 10am

RUNNN! Tickets are selling out FAST so grab yours now.

Taste of abu Dhabi

12. Mark you calendars ’cause Arjit Singh is returning to Abu Dhabi this November

Arijit Singh is set to enchant audiences worldwide as he collaborates with a variety of musicians from around the globe. Grab your loved ones and get ready for an unforgettable night.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? November 18

Grab your tickets here.

Arjit Singh

13. Abu Dhabi is bringing you the All Africa Festival featuring Nora Fatehi and Gims

The ALL Africa Festival is a lively tribute to the diverse and exquisite facets of African culture, taking place in the UAE. It breathes life into this cultural extravaganza through music, entertainment, fashion, art, and numerous other forms of expression, inviting you to groove and indulge in culinary delights.

Where? Etihad Park

When? November 17 – 19

Grab your tickets here.

14. It’s the event of the season, it’s Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023!

Watching Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi is an exhilarating experience, as the iconic Yas Marina Circuit hosts heart-pounding races. The combination of high-speed action, state-of-the-art facilities, and a glamorous atmosphere makes it a truly unforgettable spectacle for motorsport enthusiasts.

Where? Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

When? November 24 – 26

For more details, click here.


15. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Grab your loved ones and head over to Yas Winter Fest for some holiday fun

Enjoy 5 days of festive fun with a snow park, daily tree lighting, and nightly fireworks. Thrilling carnival rides, snowball fights, and slides will keep the excitement high. There are holiday sing-alongs, captivating performances on the main stage and so much more!

Where? Gateway Park South, Yas Island

When? December 6 – 10

Grab your tickets here.

Yas Winter Fest


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