In the 21st century, Abu Dhabi has risen to become one of the world’s most exciting destinations for sporting events. Abu Dhabi events encompass a range of sports, from Formula One to golf and horse racing.
Abu Dhabi’s main sporting events
Abu Dhabi’s premier sporting event is the annual Formula One Grand Prix. Held at the Yas Marina Circuit, this racing fixture only began in 2009 but is already one of the most anticipated events in the motor racing calendar. During the year, visitors at the Yas Marina Circuit can arrange exclusive driver experiences that allow them to become racing drivers for a day.
Another major event on Abu Dhabi’s sporting calendar is the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. This major fixture on the European tour has brought golf’s greatest players to the UAE every January since 2006. The Mubadala World Tennis Championship, inaugurated in 2009, also brings international greats to the emirate in one of the world’s most exciting exhibition tournaments.
Elsewhere, the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon attracts professional and amateur triathletes from all around the world, and the Global Championships Tour show jumping competition has brought the world’s finest horses to Abu Dhabi annually since 2011.
Live music in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi may be an excellent destination for sporting events, but it has plenty of cultural and musical attractions on offer as well. Every year, luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi are filled with visitors who come to explore its art exhibitions, live theatre performances and festivals. It is also home to many live music venues, and in recent years, many acclaimed pop acts from Kylie Minogue to Eminem have performed in Abu Dhabi.