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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 children's tournament for the under-12s.

Date: 06 August 2018 - 16 August 2018
Venue: Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club.

AED100 entry fee.

National Day Festival

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

Date: 02 December 2018 - 02 December 2018
Venue: Throughout Abu Dhabi.


Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

The defending champion Tommy Fleetwood returns for showdown and will face five of the world’s top 10 players when he defends his Abu Dhabi Golf Championship title in hopes to grab the US$ 2.7million prize fund.

Date: 18 January 2019 - 21 January 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

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 2019 - 31 March 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Emirates Palace Auditorium and other venues.

Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Expert desert drivers from around the globe congregate each year for this annual cross-country rally race, beginning in Abu Dhabi and finishing in Dubai. 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: 24 March 2019 - 29 March 2019
Venue: From Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

Free to spectate.

Accession Day

Commemorates the accession of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and features lively celebrations, feasting and fireworks.

Date: 13 April 2019 - 13 April 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues in the city.