With Eid Al-Fitr just around the corner, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, we look ahead at some unmissable events taking place in and around the UAE capital. Visitors and residents of Abu Dhabi are guaranteed to be thrilled during the public holidays, with shows from Arab music superstars, an appearance by one of the world's most popular bands, and stunning fireworks display. Here’s what to expect:
Arab Superstars Take to the Stage at Layali Yas
Electrifying and energetic is the only way to describe Amr Diab’s performances and his appearance on Tuesday, 3 May at Etihad Arena on Yas Island as the first act in the two-night Layali Yas Concert Series will be no different. As a seven-time winner of the World Music Awards and holder of five Platinum Records, this hugely popular Egyptian artist sells out shows wherever he performs in the world, with a repertoire that mixes Arabic pop with Latin styles.
Doors open at 7.30pm with tickets starting at AED 100 for Regular Standing, AED 150 for Silver, AED 250 for Gold, AED 450 for Platinum and the best spot in the house, AED 550 for Fan Pit Standing. For more information and ticket purchasing, click here.
The second night of the Layali Yas Concert Series on Wednesday, 4 May will see Sherine Abdel-Wahab and Kadim Al Sahir take over Etihad Arena. Abdel-Wahab, better known as Sherine, is a versatile Egyptian artist famous for her soulful voice, tender songs and captivating concerts, with international hits such as Ma Sherebtesh Min Nelha, Mashaa'er and Alaa Bali. Kadim Al Sahir, dubbed the ‘Caesar of Arabic Song’, has established himself as one of the most successful Middle Eastern singers, with more 100 million albums sold. The Iraqi singer, composer and songwriter has topped regional charts with Eid Alshaq, Koni Imraatan and Tanakothat.
Offering six ticketing levels to suit all budgets, prices start between AED 250 to 450 for Bronze, Silver and Gold tickets, AED 680 for Platinum, AED 1,000 for Diamond and AED 1,500 for VIP. For more information and ticket purchasing, click here.
Maroon 5 Live from Yas Island
On Friday, 6 May, multi-Grammy Award-winning sensations Maroon 5, will make their long-awaited return to the UAE, bringing their regional tour to Etihad Arena.
Produced by Live Nation ME, in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Yas Island, Maroon 5 will treat fans to their hits such as 'Girls Like You', 'Sugar', 'Maps', and the platinum-selling 'Beautiful Mistakes'. Led by Adam Levine, Maroon 5 are one of this century’s most successful acts, with more than 20 US Top 40 singles, two number one albums more than 135 million record sales.
Doors open at 7pm with tickets starting at AED 300 to AED 400 for Upper Bowl seats, from AED 605 to AED 1,155 for Lower Bowl Seats and AED 495 (back) or AED 1,375 (front) for floor standing. With Maroon 5's previous concerts being among the fastest-selling shows in the UAE, tickets are expected to sell out fast. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.
For a seamless experience at all the shows, vaccinated concert-goers must present their Green Pass on the Al Hosn app, while if unvaccinated, they must present a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours previously.
A celebration in Abu Dhabi is never complete without a stunning fireworks display. This year, fireworks will be lighting up the night sky of Yas Bay at 9pm over the first three days of Eid.
For more information on Abu Dhabi's Eid Al-Fitr activities and events, please visit inabudhabi.ae.