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Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

See some of the the world's best players challenge one another in Abu Dhabi.

Date: 21 January 2021 - 24 January 2021
Venue: Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Website: http://www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com
Cost:

Various.


Abu Dhabi Festival

Sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation this festival is a celebration of music and art and brings together local and international classical and jazz performers to promote cultural awareness.

Date: 01 March 2021 - 30 April 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Emirates Palace Auditorium and other venues.
Website: http://www.abudhabifestival.ae
Cost:

Various.


Al Isra'a Wal Mi'raj (The Prophet's Ascension)

The 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar, marks the night that Allah took the Prophet on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, and to heaven.

Date: 11 March 2021 - 11 March 2021
Venue: Various venues in the city.
Cost:

Free


Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival

Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival, held every year in August, is a popular chess festival that attracts some of the world's top players. The main event is the Master Tournament, but there is also an open tournament for regular folks, as well as a junior’s tournament for the under-16s.

Date: 01 August 2021 - 31 August 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club.
Website: http://www.abudhabichess.com
Cost:

Entry fee.


Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Expert desert drivers from around the globe congregate each year for this annual cross-country rally race through the desert of the Al Dhafra region. It’s one of the premier international off-road races in the world. Join in or watch as vehicles spectacularly go throttling over dunes.

Date: 06 November 2021 - 12 November 2021
Venue: From Abu Dhabi to Dubai.
Website: http://abudhabidesertchallenge.com/index.aspx
Cost:

Free to spectate.


National Day Festival

Commemorates the foundation of the United Arab Emirates and features trade shows, exhibitions and cultural displays.

Date: 02 December 2021 - 02 December 2021
Venue: Throughout Abu Dhabi.
Cost:

Free


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Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi

Recently renovated, this high-end hotel with 202 guest rooms and 74 luxury suites, offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, wireless internet access, a fitness centre with sauna and steam room and a squash hall. Le Royal Méridien also has nine restaurants and bars and excellent facilities for business meetings and banquets.

Emirates Palace

Allegedly one of the most expensive hotels ever built, this stunning palace boasts nearly 400 magnificent rooms and suites. Facilities include 10 on-site restaurants, a spa, a swimming pool and a private beach. Even if you can’t stay the night, book an unforgettable afternoon tea at Le Vendome.

Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

This luxurious 5-star hotel is undoubtedly the most iconic building on Yas Island. Built over a racetrack and with unrivalled access to Yas Marina, its on-site amenities include huge modern rooms, world-class bars, restaurants and a stunning rooftop pool. It’s also the hot ticket during the Formula One season.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

This gorgeous resort is far enough from the mainland to feel like a true escape from the city, but still has plenty of on-site entertainment to ensure a pleasant stay. Along with classy, residential-style rooms, 5-star restaurants and glamorous bars, there’s also a lovely spa and stunning private beach.

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Overlooking the Arabian Gulf the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort has 272 guest rooms and suites all luxuriously appointed and offering high-speed Internet access. The 5-star stay has excellent restaurants a business centre and state of the art banqueting and conference facilities. Ask for a room overlooking the sea for the best view.

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

Located 15 minutes from the city centre, the magnificent Shangri-La boasts over 200 rooms and suites, plus some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. More palace than city hotel, be sure to ask for a room with a view of the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.