Abu Dhabi Festival 2016

Abu Dhabi festival is one of the UAE’s and the Middle East best celebration of music, theatre, dance and art.


Since 2004, the festival is bringing the most professional and masterly artists to Abu Dhabi every year, making it a destination of art, culture and entertainment.

The festival is organized by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) in partnership with the world’s most important cultural foundations such as Manchester International Festival, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Opera House.

The program is varied and multidisciplinary, along with striking performances, it includes educational programs for students and kids, community events and visual arts exhibitions such as the amazing exhibition of Islamic art.

This year’s edition will invite world-renowned performers and groups from the world and particularly France, the festival’s country of honour such as the superstar pianist Lang Lang from China, the musical artists Sérgio Mendes and maestro Riccardo from Brazil and Orchestre de Paris from France.

Abu Dhabi Festival events are staged in different venues, among them, the splendid Emirates palace, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and NYU Abu Dhabi in Saadiyat Island.