Cultural in Al Markaziyah West & Around

Qasr Al Hosn Festival

Tipped to be an annual festival, this celebration of UAE heritage and culture was first organised in 2013 and held for a second time in 2015. A series of workshops and guided tours of the old fort, currently under r…
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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a major event, attracting visitors from across the region as well as international racing fans. Offering one of the most impressive circuits on the race calendar, including a ma…
Sports in Abu Dhabi

President's Cup Falcon Competition

Displaying the skills of these impressive raptors, this competition highlights the speed and grace of the birds and the intimate relationship with their owners. Prize money of Dh25 million and 56 cars are some of th…
Sports in Abu Dhabi

XCAT World Series Powerboat Race

These 6000cc powerboats reach speeds of more than 190km/h along the breakwater in front of the Abu Dhabi Corniche, making for an exhilarating spectacle. Lots of street entertainment springs up along the beach front …
Sports in Abu Dhabi

Desert Master Trek

Spread over the high dunes of the Empty Quarter near Liwa, this gruelling sand race covers two distances (100km and 200km), with a finale on the ridge of the highest dune. This self-supported race will be launched …
Sports in Abu Dhabi

Red Bull Air Race

This spectacular, low-altitude air race virtually skims the water at 370km/h, flying only 20m above the water's surface. Pilots have to navigate a pylon obstacle course – thrilling viewing from the Corniche.
Sports in Abu Dhabi

World Triathlon

If you thought you were fit, watch the world's best competitors swim, cycle and run, and you may feel it's time to get back in the gym. There's good viewing from the Corniche.
Sports in Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Around

Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Featuring the world's best players, including Djokovic, Nadal, Wawrinka and Murray, this is a key event at the start of the tennis year.