Guests are invited to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 with an authentic experience on Al Maryah Island, from 15th to 17th February. Visitors will enjoy an array of events on offer, from traditional Chinese dances and entertainment, to enigmatic performances from the Far East, and a delicious food market. Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination will be filled with authentic experiences for all ages to enjoy, with an impressive firework display on 16th February at 9pm.
Known for hosting one of the most spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations in the UAE, Al Maryah Island’s waterfront Promenade and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island’s interior will be transformed into an illuminating display of Chinese lanterns and decorations. A stunning Tree of Fortune (Ang Pao) will be located in The Galleria Ground Floor ‘Great Room’, where visitors can make a Chinese New Year wish. Throughout the weekend on the glistening waterfront Promenade, residents and visitors will experience the roaming entertainment of lion dancers, special performances by a Chinese opera singer, and will also be transfixed by the cultural art of Chinese folk and fan dancing, along with an array of delicious Chinese cuisine to try.
Little ones will adore the hands-on activities such as origami making and Chinese paper lanterns, as well as kite designing and face painting. The public will be enchanted with the arts and crafts section, showcasing Chinese calligraphy, paper marbling and the customary Chinese New Year Red Packet.
Young star players from New York City FC took in the sights and sounds of Abu Dhabi as part of a whirlwind tour of the UAE capital.
The Major League Soccer players got to visit many of Abu Dhabi’s notable landmarks while they filmed two video projects with Etihad that will be released this season.
The players, who were in the UAE for the first time, enjoyed driving around the home of the FORMULA ONE ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – Yas Marina Circuit, visited the newly opened Louvre museum, the iconic Grand Mosque, Saadiyat Beach Club and Etihad Towers, as well as enjoyed cultural activities on a traditional Desert Safari.
The pinnacle of world triathlon, the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, will return to the UAE’s capital on 2 and 3 March 2018 bringing together 120 of the world’s best triathletes, including Olympic medalists and World Champions.
2018 marks the fourth year that Abu Dhabi will host the season-opening race before it heads to eight countries across five different continents.
The event will take place at Abu Dhabi’s iconic sporting venue, Yas Island, where 4,000 amateur triathletes will have the unique chance to race on the same course as the world’s best. The Abu Dhabi event features Sprint, Olympic and the brand new Middle distance for amateur adults, in addition to the newly-introduced dedicated waves for para-triathletes. First timers and seasoned para-triathletes will have the chance to rub shoulders and compete alongside inspirational heroes of Paralympic triathlon including; World and European Champion and Rio 2016 Paralympic Gold medalist, Andy Lewis and Mohamed Lahna, the Bronze medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Date : 2 & 3 March 2018
Venue : Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Register : www.AbuDhabi.Triathlon.Org/Enter
Defending Champion Tommy Fleetwood, World No.1 Dustin Johnson, four time Major Champion Rory McIlroy, Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallists, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar and past champions Paul Casey and Martin Kaymer were joined by a host of the world’s best golfers to mark the new year in Abu Dhabi.
In a back-to-school style class photo with the iconic Falcon Clubhouse of the Abu Dhabi Golf club serving as a dramatic backdrop, the strength of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA field, taking place 18 – 21 January, was displayed in all its glory.
The 126-man line-up includes six of the world’s top 15 ranked players, eleven major champions with 18 major titles between them, 26 Ryder Cup players, seven former Abu Dhabi champions, 397 European Tour victories, 94 PGA Tour wins, 87 of the top 100 on the final 2017 European Tour Ranking and 30 nationalities represented.
Residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi this weekend will be able to enjoy a new waterside weekend attraction at one of the City’s most desirable destinations – Reem Island, courtesy of Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi’s leading listed property development, investment and management company.
Reem Weekend will take place from 19th and 20th January alongside the canal on Reem Island. The event is free, and open to the public from 4pm-11pm.
The world’s very first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, the Lamborghini Urus, is on its way to the UAE; to be officially unveiled later this month. As this ground breaking SSUV smoothly roars into the region, Lamborghini UAE will be opening the doors of their showrooms enabling the public to get to know the vehicle first hand as well as add their own motoring touches through a unique configuration experience.
Taking place in Dubai from 23 to 24 January and in Abu Dhabi from 27 to 28 January, people are invited to visit the Lamborghini showrooms and finally behold the coveted SSUV. Specialist members of the Lamborghini team will also be present to guide individuals through the showroom as well as providing the opportunity to configure your own car.
Bring that French passion into your Valentine’s Day this year with an intimate classic Cuisine Nicoise spread at La Petite Maison.
Let the specially crafted dishes, which are made with heirloom recipes and fresh produce, and served in a warm, romantic ambiance be the way to your loved one’s heart.
The award-winning restaurant will pull out all the stops with a celebration menu, riveting music and bubbly to make this day unforgettable for diners.
Manchester City FC star Benjamin Mendy has spoken about the passion of fans in the UAE ahead of the club’s FREE family event in Abu Dhabi.
Families and fans alike from across the UAE will be able to come together on Sunday 14th January and enjoy a fun-filled, family evening at the Cityzens FanZone where they will be able to watch Manchester City FC go head to head with English Premier League side Liverpool.
Mendy recently visited the UAE capital as he recovers from injury and met with fans. He said: “It was a great experience for me, the place here is wonderful and the whole show was absolutely beautiful. It was great to look around Abu Dhabi. As a Muslim it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to go and I haven’t been disappointed, it was amazing!
Starting 8 January 2018, residents of the UAE can enjoy all the thrilling rides and attractions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for AED195* during weekdays and AED235* during weekends.
Not just that! To double the fun and make the best of Yas Island experience, UAE residents can continue to benefit the two days two parks pass for both Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld at a special rate of AED225* during weekdays and AED275* during weekends.
The offer is valid till 28th February 2018 and applies to bronze admission tickets.
All guests must present a valid Emirates ID at the Park gate in order to avail the offer.
New York City Football Club fans from across the UAE are being given an exclusive opportunity to meet their footballing hero’s this Wednesday 10th January.
Taking place at the Southern Sun Hotel’s Blue Sky Lounge & Grill, Abu Dhabi, from 20:00 – 21:30 fans will get the opportunity to meet with 2018 World Cup Costa Rican Internationals Rodney Wallace & Ronald Matarrita, US Men’s National Sean Johnson, US U-20 Men’s National Jonathan Lewis, England U-21 National Jack Harrison and NYCFC Defender Ben Sweat and take part in an exclusive question and answer session.
On the night fan will also be able to enter a competition to win round-trip flights to New York to watch a 2018 NYCFC match!
Date: Wednesday 10th January
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Location: Southern Sun Hotel’s Blue Sky Lounge & Grill
Price: FREE with everyone welcome