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Hajj: Memories of a Journey
20/09/2017 - 19/03/2018

Mark your calendars! From September 20, 2017 onwards, take in the TCA Abu Dhabi’s new “Hajj: Memories of a Journey" exhibition on the grounds of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre.

To ...

Louvre Abu Dhabi First Special Exhibition
14/01/2018 - 07/04/2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first special exhibition, From One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for Everyone, runs through 7 April 2018.

The exhibition tells the visual history of France’s Musée ...

Nicola Benedetti with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Nicola Benedetti with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment brings with them an Arab world debut of truly unique sounds. Benedetti’s ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship ...

The Merchants of Bollywood
08/03/2018 - 09/03/2018

A riot of swirling colour and sensational dance numbers announces the Abu Dhabi Festival Debut of The Merchants of Bollywood. The story of the last dynasty of choreographers, the huge ...

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Rome
11/03/2018 - 12/03/2018

Reserve your seat for the UAE debut of two spectacularly different evenings of music with an eminent orchestra helmed by one of Europe’s most dynamic conductors. Founded in 1585, The ...

Waves of My Life: Emirati Composer Ihab Darwish

Bringing together classical and contemporary influences, composer Ihab Darwish makes soaring music whose bold cinematic vibrancy arrests audiences. After years of preparation he will make a world premiere debut of ...

Opera in Concert: Deborah Voigt and Bechara Moufarrej

Do not miss this UAE debut of two artists from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate how opera can be an expressive and passionate universal language. Join Deborah Voigt, revered as one ...

Singing the Legends: A Night of Jazz with Omar Kamal

In this UAE debut, Palestinian singer and composer Omar Kamal has a voice that transcends borders and decades. His honest, pure power and capacity for connection is the same genius ...

We the Living: Classical Indian Dance by Tanusree Shankar Dance Company

This interpretation of Sufi poet Rumi’s ‘Human Being’ is brought vividly to life through the expressive art form of Indian dance. The UAE debut of ‘We the Living’ envisages humans as transcultural ...

Pink Martini: Live in Abu Dhabi

Known affectionately as ‘the little orchestra’, Pink Martini are a global musical adventure. Founded in 1994 to revolutionise the lacklustre ambience of political parties and fundraisers, the band cross classical, jazz ...

Pianographique: Works for two pianos by Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Maurice Ravel with live visualisation

Do not miss this Arab world debut of an immersive multimedia spectacular that re-envisions contemporary and classic pieces for piano, bringing them alive through the radical approach of Ars Electronica ...

The Sarod Master: USTAD Amjad Ali Khan

The Abu Dhabi Festival is pleased to debut one of the most distinguished masters in the world of Indian classical music. Amjad Ali Khan is revered as the sarod master ...

Don Quixote: Compañía Nacional de Danza

On this final night of the Abu Dhabi Festival, we will host the Arab World Debut of a vivid tale of imagination, friendship, love and loyalty, the famed ballet is ...

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