Discover the Exciting Lineup of Events in Abu Dhabi This May 2023

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Experience the Best of Abu Dhabi’s Events

Abu Dhabi is a vibrant and cultural city that is home to many exciting events in Abu Dhabi throughout the year. May 2023 is no exception, with several events and festivals that promise to be unforgettable experiences.

Here are some of the top events in Abu Dhabi to look out for:

  • Get Ready for Monster Jam 2023 in Abu Dhabi!

Mark your calendars for May 13th May and 14th May, 2023, as Abu Dhabi gears up to host one of the world’s most thrilling motorsport events – Monster Jam. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this larger-than-life spectacle promises to deliver unforgettable moments of high-octane action and adrenaline-pumping excitement.

Be a part of the roaring crowd at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island and witness legendary Monster Jam trucks like Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, and Max-D perform gravity-defying stunts at speeds of up to 110kph.

The full line-up is yet to be announced, but rest assured, the event will be packed with jaw-dropping feats and thrills that will leave you spellbound.

Don’t miss out on this epic motorsport extravaganza.

Grab your tickets now, starting from just AED 135, and get exclusive pit party access for an additional AED 50. VIP packages are also available from AED 645.

Head over to and secure your spot at the Monster Jam 2023 in Abu Dhabi.

  • Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is a key event for the publishing industry in the Middle East and North Africa. The 32nd edition will take place at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center from 22nd to 28th May 2023.

It aims to boost its competitiveness, strengthen its regional leadership, and increase its global reach by offering top-notch professional and cultural content. The Fair also seeks to foster collaboration between regional publishing and creative sectors, and to support industries that promote readable, visual, audio, and interactive culture.

By doing so, it reinforces Abu Dhabi’s role as a premier hub for Arab publishing and global creative content.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to connect with the best and brightest in the publishing world!

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  • Fontana Water show

Fontana is an awe-inspiring water show, the first of its kind in the Middle East and the most ambitious one ever created. Presented by HAT Entertainment and produced by Cirque du Liban. This unique aquatic experience offers an unforgettable combination of live entertainment that includes stunning circus performances, mesmerizing musical fountains, breathtaking aerialist displays, dazzling special effects, laser shows, and much more.

Event runs until 18th June from 09.00 am to 09.00 pm.

  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards

Experience a weekend filled with music, cinema, fashion, and culture as the Indian Film Industry comes to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

The weekend will feature a range of exciting events and activities to welcome and celebrate the Indian film fraternity.

Join in on the IIFA Airport Welcome and attend the weekend press conference and workshops. The highlight events of the weekend are IIFA Rocks and IIFA Awards. IIFA Rocks is a unique blend of live music and fashion, while the IIFA Awards celebrates the annual achievements of the Indian cinema industry with a presentation ceremony of awards and unforgettable live musical and entertainment performances.

Don’t miss out on this incredible weekend celebration of Indian film and culture from 26th to 27th May on Yas Island!

  • Peter Pan on Ice

Experience the enchanting tale of Peter Pan like never before, as the Imperial Ice Stars bring J.M. Barrieā€™s classic story to life on real ice. Be transported to Neverland on a magical journey alongside Peter, Tinker Bell, Wendy, and her brothers, where you’ll encounter the Lost Boys and face off against the infamous Captain Hook and his band of pirates, not to mention a hungry crocodile!

With breathtaking skating, flying, and special effects, as well as the unique choreography and theatrical staging of Tony Mercer, this narrated Peter Pan on Ice is a thrilling show for all ages. Witness world-class skaters performing exhilarating leaps, throws, and spins, including some daring aerial fighting.

The state-of-the-art animated scenery, dazzling costumes, and original music and songs from Tim A. Duncan and Edward Barnwell make this a must-see event for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular production that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.


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