Ladies Day @ Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi on Thursday, 28th June 2018
Ladies Day: Back by popular demand!! Abu Dhabi’s favourite ladies only event is back: Thursday 28 June, from 10am until 11pm.
The normal price of the ticket is AED 265. For your subscribers I will be offering a special price of AED 150 for unlimited number of tickets . The booking must be done online using promo code below to avail the offer.
Grab the girls, and get ready for an unmissable day out at the Middle East’s Leading Waterpark. Ladies only, full
Ladies can enjoy your day till the ladies night is over:
Every Thursday, from 6PM to 11PM, all ladies can enjoy a night filled with fun and excitement with an array of glamorous events all in full privacy, making this the only place to be for an ultimate ladies night out!
Splash on over 40 rides, slides and attractions
Glam and Glow Makeup and Tattoo
Live DJ music: 7PM – 11PM
Yas Pearl Diving Experience: only 2 slots available per hour
Aqua Zumba: 9PM & 10PM
Louvre Abu Dhabi Unveils Radio-Guided Highway Art Gallery
To mark UAE Innovation Month, Louvre Abu Dhabi has unveiled its radio-guided Highway Gallery, which showcases 10 magnificent artworks and artefacts from the museum’s collection on 8×6 metre billboards alongside the E/11 Sheikh Zayed road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.
In partnership with Abu Dhabi Media Company, Radio 1 FM (100.5 FM), Classic FM (91.6 FM) and Emarat FM (95.8 FM) will automatically play a 30-second story about each piece as travellers approach the display – the world’s first audio-visual experience of this kind.
Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development and Chair of Abu Dhabi Media, said: “This exhibition puts Abu Dhabi on the map of global innovations that underpin its axes of art, culture and information. In alignment with the national strategy of innovation that aims to position the UAE among the most innovative countries in the world over the next seven years. We have built an advanced platform that provides the public with a variety of categories and interests, by providing them with rich and diverse content that contributes to our mission in transferring culture and knowledge. Allowing the community to benefit from the technological development integrated in the UAE’s media and cultural sectors.”
His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “Highlighting some of the museum’s iconic masterpieces through a unique, audio-visual experience, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Highway Gallery makes art and culture accessible to people, beyond the museum’s walls. Bringing to life these few but captivating stories from the museum, we hope the Gallery stimulates imaginations and offers new ways to enjoy art.”
The Highway Gallery launched today and will be on show for a month, spanning 100 kilometres of road between Seih Shuaib to Rahba City.
Ancient masterpieces showcased in the Highway Gallery include the Mari-Cha lion, an important Islamic work from the Mediterranean region; the exceptional Egyptian Sarcophagus of Princess Henuttawy; a coin inspired by Alexander the Great and discovered in the UAE, on loan from Al Ain Museum; and an 8,000-year-old two-headed statue one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity, on loan from the Department of Antiquities of Jordan.
Paintings spanning from the Renaissance to modernity will also be on display. These include Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of a woman, La Belle Ferronnière, a loan from Musée du Louvre; Van Gogh’s 1887 Self Portrait, on loan from Musée d’Orsay; and Édouard Manet’s The Fife Player, on loan from Musée d’Orsay. Other Paintings from the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Collection include Young Emir Studying by Osman Hamdi Bey; Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of George Washington; and Piet Mondrian’s iconic Composition with Blue, Red, Yellow and Black.
In addition to the launch of the Highway Gallery, Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced an extensive public programme, offering residents and visitors diverse cultural experiences in dialogue with the museum’s collection, narrative and architecture. Upcoming events include a Korean puppet show aimed at children and families which will run from the 15th to the 17th of March, Bach solo by cellist Sonia Wider-Atherton and dancer Shantala Shivalingappa on the 30th and 31st of March, followed by a recital of Swayambhu and South African dances by Via Sophiatown on the 5th and 6th of April, and a concert of Love and Revenge on the 2nd and 3rd of May.
The first universal museum in the Arab world, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened on 11 November. It offers a new perspective on the history of art in a globalised world. Alongside its collection of artworks and artefacts in its galleries spanning from pre-historic times to the present day, the museum will present four special exhibitions a year organised by the French museum partners and Agence France-Muséums as per the intergovernmental agreement for 15 years between the Government of Abu Dhabi and France
Yasalam After-Race Concerts @ F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi GP 2017
For a ninth year in a row, this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts, for 2017 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX ticket holders only, will run for four nights and feature a stellar line-up.
Available for purchase for the first time, Golden Circle upgrades provide #AbuDhabiGP ticket holders the opportunity for the best access to the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. Visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com for more information and to purchase your upgrades.
For full information on the After-Race Concerts, visit yasalam.ae
On Thursday, November 23rd: Calvin Harris
Internationally renowned DJ Calvin Harris will kick off four days of celebrations on Thursday 23rd November as he returns to the Capital to ignite the 2017 Yasalam After-Race Concerts brought to you by du Live!
Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter and DJ Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern dance music, having broken world records and dominated global music charts. He became the first British solo artist to reach more than one billion streams on Spotify and currently has over 5 billion streams across all major streaming services and 11 consecutive platinum singles.
On Friday, November 24th: J. Cole Hip-hop artist J. Cole will take the stage at du Arena on Friday 24th November. Born in Germany and raised in North Carolina, USA, the MC and producer has achieved phenomenal success in recent years – from humble beginnings sharing songs on internet forums to becoming an award-winning, Grammy-nominated artist. Since signing to Jay Z’s Roc Nation record label, he has toured worldwide, sold hundreds of thousands of records and produced for the likes of Kendrick Lamar. His fourth studio album, “4 Your Eyez Only”, was released last December, quickly reaching number one in the US album charts.
On Saturday, November 25th: Mumford & Sons
The UK-based alternative rock band Mumford & Sons are confirmed to play on Saturday 25th November for the 2017 Yasalam After-Race Concerts.
The band will put on an amazing show, having mastered the art of entertaining large crowds while headlining at Glastonbury Festival and playing to 65,000 people at Hyde Park. The group will get the crowd going with old favourites such as ‘Believe’, ‘The Wolf’, ‘The Cave’, ‘I Will Wait’ and ‘Little Lion Man’.
On Sunday, November 26th: PINK
Topping off the party on Sunday 26 November, P!NK, regarded as one of the best-selling female pop icons is lined up to close off the race weekend.
Redefining the title ‘rockstar’, P!NK has remained a household name of floor-bouncing pop and chart-rocking singles, including “Get the Party Started”, “So What” and “Try”. Since her debut in 2000, the 37-year-old singer has set a new standard in the industry with seven smash records and 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Especially known for her live theatrics and mesmerising stage presence, After-Race audiences are set for a concert experience unlike any other.
Taste of Abu Dhabi @ Du Arena on 9-11 November 2017
The capital’s favourite food, drink and music festival returns for its fourth edition and is set to be even more memorable and entertaining than ever before!
The festival is a food lover’s fantasy – jam packed with the latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants, world-class chefs, an incredible lineup of music, tantalising fresh features and over 100 exhibitors.
A Brief History of Taste
Taste represents foodie heaven, stunning food prepared by the city’s greatest restaurants, world famous chefs, superb drink and outstanding entertainment, all in one stunning location.
We are proud that since launching our first Taste back in 2004, with the support of just a handful of London’s finest restaurants and large helpings of enthusiasm, we have rapidly grown into a global phenomenon that thrills food lovers the world over.
Every year we work passionately to make Taste Festivals inspire and engage more foodies around the world, with one core philosophy at the heart of what we do: to live up to our reputation as the world’s greatest restaurant festivals.
Although the Taste story began in London, Taste Festivals are now a well-travelled melting pot of innovations that we have packaged up and successfully delivered to an international audience from Sydney to Toronto, Milan to Amsterdam, Dubai to Hong Kong.
The Extraordinary Italian Taste Pavilion
A 660sqm area dedicated to the best of Italian cuisine!
Ramadan is a significant month in the Islamic calendar and, in Abu Dhabi, the period is marked by a host of Ramadan-related activities.
Emirati hospitality and traditions are also very evident during this month as iftars are hosted across Abu Dhabi and residents of different nationalities come together to share the spirit of Ramadan. The Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority organises numerous events during the month and the retail sector witnesses brisk business. Based on the directives of the Family Development Foundation, the events is hosted to support families activate the holy month of Ramadan by preserving family values and culture.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The visiting hours during the month of Ramadan are from 9 am to 1 pm, from Saturday to Thursday. (Last admission at 12:30 am). General tours starts at 10am and 11am and the tour durati
on is 45 – 60 minutes. The Mosque does not open its doors for visitors on Fridays during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Mall@World Trade Center Abu Dhabi (WTCAD) Is offering you a chance to share your talent with everyone! Participate in the lamp-making workshops, where mentors will help you create beautiful lamps, which will be used as decorations in The Mall for Ramadan.
Thursday 4th May-Saturday 17th, every Thurs, Fri and Sat.
Ramadan @ Bawabat Al Sharq Mall Bawabat Al Sharq Mall offers events and activities that are specially curated to uphold the spirit of The Year of Giving as well as promote the lustrous Emirati culture, by combining shopping, heritage activities and charity initiatives.
27th May until the last day of Eid Al Fitr.
Ramadan Shopping Festival @ Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) UAE Pavilion in Ramadan and Eid Shopping Festival is one of the consumers favourite annual exhibition that showcases everything the family want to have. The event combines a mixture of traditional celebrations, shopping, Arabic food, and games.
27th May – 28th June
Ramadan Night Market @ Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) Ramadan Night Market returns this Ramadan and Eid to offer fun, frolic, family time and loads of shopping with irresistible offers for you and your loved ones’ Eid gifting requirements. Ramadan Night Market is an annual event featuring products and brands from around the region. Shop till you drop while your kids have a ball at the Ramadan Night Market’s very own Kids Play Area which is fully equipped to handle the naughtiest of your little ones!
ADNEC Abu Dhabi, 1st -10th June, 8pm-2am, Hall 7 & 8, 5 years & above: AED 5 per day; Below 5 years: Free Entry.
Ramadan Night Bazaar @ Sheraton Hotel & Resort
The Biggest Ramadan Night Bazaar with more than 80 stalls for 2 days.
Sheraton Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road, 15th and 16th June, 6pm-1am
Ramadan Fair @ Al Seef Mall
This Pop Up Market garantees a Friday night with amazingly unique finds from a select 30+ UAE homegrown vendors. Al Seef Mall will also be offering a wide range of Iftar options along with grubs for late night cravings (Emirati, middle eastern, western and unique dessert spots).
Al Seef Village Mall, friday 2nd June, 7pm-midnight, free entrance.
UP MARKET @ Saadiyat Beach Club
It’s last #upmarket at the beautiful Saadiyat Beach Club.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, tuesday 6th June, 9am-1pm
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi @ Yas Island Entrance free on weekend and pay for each ride as you go.
25th May – first day of EID; thur-fri 6pm-midnight; sat 6pm-11pm
see the promo here.
Open Day in Italian Navy Frigate ITS Carabiniere On the occasion of Abu Dhabi’s stop of the “Carabiniere” military ship, returning from a naval campaign in Australia and Southeast Asia, the Embassy of Italy in UAE organized a special “open day” during which it is possible to take guided tours on board.
Zayed Port Abu Dhabi, thursday 11th May, 3-6 pm
Tapestry of sound
Free Music Festival for all the family that covering every genre from folk and cappella, to jazz, funk and soul.
Manarat Al Saadiyat Cultural District, Auditorium, Abu Dhabi
11th May 7,30 pm; 12th May 6,30 pm; 13th May 4,30 pm
for more info consult artsnetuae
Children and Parents World Exhibion @ ADNEC
Abu Dhabi’s first Family Fair & Expo is dedicated solely to children and parent’s needs. This 3-day fun-packed family fair will feature outstanding exhibitors, international and national, showing leading brands in the maternity and parenting industry. Visitors will be greeted with numerous interactive activities and entertainment. This top-notch event for expectant mothers, parents, children and babies expects to host over 10,000 visitors. It will feature dedicated consumer zones to cater to the growing GCC market for mother and baby products.
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, 11th-13th May,
for info cpw.ae
Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall @ NYUAD
Globetrotting, Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala presents a magical, multi-disciplinary, and theatrical adaptation of his graphic novel and soundtrack Nufonia Must Fall. Nufonia Must Fall’s charming story centers around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence, who through the course of the story falls in love.
Directed by K.K. Barrett, Oscar-nominated for Her (Spike Jonze), this live adaptation unfolds via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets, while Kid Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide original live scoring on piano, strings and turntables (composed by Kid Koala.) The result of which is that the audience seems to be watching an animated film, but simultaneously sees puppets being filmed (and projected) in real time.
NYUAD, Red Theatre, Abu Dhabi, 11th May, 8pm and 12th May 4pm
Reserve your free place here
“Rudy Rahme” Art Exhibition @ Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi and Sarah Jordan Associates present an art exhibition by renowned Lebanese sculptor, poet and artist, Rudy Rahme. Rahme is a renowned Lebanese painter, sculptor and poet. He was born in Bcharre, North Lebanon in 1967.
Rudy invented a new technique for fixing the “Pencil on Canvas” painting which was patented in his name in Florence, Italy, and announced at the Gadarte Gallery – Florence. Rudy has exhibited his work globally including: Miami, Singapore, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Switzerland Dubai & Monaco.
Rudy is also known for creating the largest natural sculpture in the world. The idea rose from the existence of dead trees in the cedars forest, so that they won’t be cut and disposed unremembered, and so that their story remains and lives on. Rudy Rahme came up with the idea of making the forest a natural museum, supported and assisted by the Committee of the Cedars Forest. The exhibition Rudy Rahme runs until end of Ramadan 2017 and will be open to visitors and guests of the Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi daily from 9am to 10pm.
May 02 to Jun 30, 201709:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Street food market Yas @ Du Forum
This time we are going to beat the heat in style with best street food in town, loads of kids and adult activities and live music entertainment to keep you on your toes all day.
So book yourself in with us on – 5th , 6th , 12th & 13th May at du Forum from 12pm to 12am each day.
– Entry is FREE!!!!
– Event is open to all ages
– We got plenty of productive distraction for kids
– Cool activities for Adults too!
– Food from outside will not be permited
– Pets are not allowed
Lets have a smashing season closing!!
The International Jewellery & Watch show @ ADNEC
The International Jewellery & Watch show attracts every year over 150 local and international Jewellery brands ranging from the big names in the industry to emerging talents, showcasing unique styles & exceptional Jewellery designs. Our show reaches out to more than 8,000+ visitors from Abu Dhabi’s High-net-worth individuals, private collectors, consumers and the Media.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE 5th Anniversary with Loco Dice
The beach club knows how to throw a good party, so it’s no wonder the team behind it have booked a huge DJ for its fifth birthday. Catch Loco Dice, live – the DJ known for his hip-hop-influenced house and techno beats.
Free (reservations recommended).
May 5 2017, 1pm-11pm.
Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel And Resort, Ghantoot
Justin Bieber at Autism Rocks Arena
Love him or hate him, one of the world’s biggest superstars – the man behind Where Are U Now and Sorry, as well as teenybopper hits such as Baby and One Time – is heading to Dubai. Go for catchy tunes, the wild frenzy of the crowd, and the potential to see crazed fans try and storm the stage.
May 6 2017
Dj Kid Koala in Abu Dhabi
DJ, musician, producer, graphic novelist… there’s not much that this quirky artist can’t do. The enigmatic Canadian, DJ Kid Koala – who has toured with the likes of Radiohead, contributed to scores for films like The Great Gatsby and collaborated with huge artists like Gorillaz – is in town next week for a series of diverse, creative workshops and live shows as part of a five-day residency at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Back in 2003, he released his first graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall, along with an accompanying CD soundtrack. It follows the story of a headphone-wearing robot who falls in love. Since, he has turned the critically acclaimed dialogue-free novel into a live show combining cinema, theatre and music.
International Book Fair @ ADNEC April 26th – May 2nd
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the most professionally organised, most ambitious and fastest growing book fair in the Middle East and North Africa.
Abu Dhabi is the motor driving the professional and commercial development of the regional publishing industry, and is financially and philosophically committed to the long-term expansion of the global book business.
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and KITAB
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is a major business initiative of KITAB, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and the Frankfurt Book Fair. KITAB’s aim is to develop the book and publishing industry and promote reading in Abu Dhabi and the neighbouring Arab Emirates. KITAB will focus on making the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair truly international and developing a long-term networking opportunity between the Arabic and international publishing communities.
About Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
For more information click here.
Guest of honor China is this year’s Guest of Honour at the 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2017.
The great philosopher and writer of the Age of Enlightenment, Voltaire, describes the Chinese culture saying: “The system of the Empire of China is in all honesty the finest system the world has ever seen.”
Additionally, 20th-century Baltic German philosopher, Count Keyserling, says: “Classical China turned the ideals of perfect humanity into everyday living and produced an unequalled culture of human being.”
In this regard, the opportunity to experience and understand the Chinese cultural paradigm is considered a vital addition in today’s times when the world needs a successful model that differs from the norm, and inhabits a traditional land that is safeguarded by heritage, traditions and customs.
The display of Chinese literary culture will cover publications, literature, arts and all cultural manifestations, highlighting the country’s success in fortifying its presence in the modern world. In addition, China’s impact on the Old World will be recalled through the Silk Road, a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean which received wide attention and an audience in Arab and international cultural circles. It has now been revived in a new cultural mold, in which Abu Dhabi is considered one of its most important hubs.
China’s participation in ADIBF 2017 will be the country’s largest in foreign book fairs to date. China’s large pavilion will reflect its cultural depth and weight, with special participation of Chinese publishers, elite authors, artists and others from all fields of creativity.