Abu Dhabi Showdown Week schedule announced
The entertainment schedule for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week has now been revealed.
The two highlights of the seven-day series of city-wide events are undoubtedly the Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert, and UFC 242, with the dates of those (September 4 and September 7 respectively) already known.
However, there’s so much more going on over the course of the week, and you can now make plans to ensure you don’t miss out on the events which excite you most, with a host of lifestyle, retail and culinary promotions, as well as an eye-catching schedule of parties and after-parties hosted by major international nightlife brands.
As well as the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert, the following night, on Thursday September 5, there will be a live gig by a secret act. Both of those, along with UFC 242, will take place The Arena, a new indoor venue on Yas Island.
Other events to look forward to over the course of a huge week in Abu Dhabi include pool parties at Saadiyat Beach Club on September 2 and 3, along with a fight night viewing at the same venue on September 7.
There will also be a week-long Abu Dhabi Showdown Week poolside brunch offering at The Edition, with a post weigh-in party at the same venue on September 6.
Yas Island’s Mad nightclub will host the Chili Peppers’ after-party, and one following the secret gig 24 hours later, while another big event taking place on September 6 is a pool party at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, hosted by Drai’s.
On fight night itself, there will be two after-parties taking place, The White Experience (details as yet unknown), and Socialista, which will be held at Cipriani on Yas Island.
If you’re planning on attending, you can expect to find discounts and promotions running at many of Abu Dhabi’s hotels, restaurants and shopping centres.
In addition, a series of in-mall activations will hand members of the public, money-can’t-buy chances for photo opportunities and meet-and-greets with UFC athletes, so if you’re a big fan, don’t miss out.
“We have assembled some of the world’s biggest leisure and nightlife brands to create Abu Dhabi Showdown Week’s wide-ranging schedule of beach, pool and after parties across a number of Abu Dhabi’s leading hotels, resorts and clubs. This holistic entertainment schedule will ensure that international visitors - and local residents alike - experience a dynamic Abu Dhabi Showdown Week programme that lets all fans experience the emirate’s diverse entertainment and nightlife proposition,” said Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Acting Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi.
“This diverse bill of concerts, lifestyle and nightlife events will elevate Abu Dhabi’s growing status as an entertainment capital, and significantly strengthen the emirate’s standing as an international, globally renowned leisure hub,” added Al Shaiba.