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Events & Offers This April In Abu Dhabi

At the beginning of this April in Abu Dhabi, we will be more than halfway through the holy month of Ramadan. The festivities and time of solace will continue until Eid.

Whilst Ramadan tends to make the pace of life slower in the Emirate, plenty of events still occur throughout the month.

From Iftars and Suhoors at the beginning of the month to theatrical shows and an international book festival toward the end, there is plenty this April in Abu Dhabi.

The Eid Al-Fitr holiday in the middle of the month will be an opportunity for a staycation or getaway. So without further ado, let’s dive into all of the incredible events and offers in Abu Dhabi this April.

April Events in Abu Dhabi

Ramadan Iftars & Suhoors

There is still time in April to enjoy one of the many incredible Iftar and Suhoor events across the capital.

Check out the top Iftars in this post and the best suhoors in Abu Dhabi.

Tapas, Tardeo & Happy Hour at Diablito, Yas Marina Through April

Discover the ultimate nightlife experience at Diablito, the two-story restaurant with a rooftop, perfect for winding down and watching the sunset over Yas Marina.

Head down to Diablito on Tuesdays for Tapas Night, from 6 pm to 11 pm, and indulge in all tapas from the a la carte menu with a fantastic 50% off.

Don’t miss Happy Hour, Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm, where you can enjoy selected drinks such as bottled beers, draught beers, wines, cocktails and spirits at special prices and order pizzas at 50% off.

On Fridays, unleash your inner diablito at Tardeo from 8 pm to 3 am, featuring a Latin reggaeton party with a DJ, an electrifying atmosphere and a lively dance floor. Adults 21+ only.

No booking is required for Tardeo, it’s first come first served, however reservations are certainly recommended for Tapas Night and Happy Hours.

Reservations: call 02 565 1175

Location: Located near gangway 3 on the Yas Marina promenade, Yas Marina, Yas Bay, Abu Dhabi

Impossible Show, Multiple Dates Through April

Experience the magic of Drummond Money-Coutts at Abu Dhabi’s exclusive DMC Theatre in the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental. 

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For the first time in the UAE, witness the IMPOSSIBLE show. This show features an array of illusions and mind-bending performances. It is set to be a fantastic evening.

Location: DMC Theatre, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental Abu Dhabi.

Fontana Circus, Multiple Dates Through April

Fontana’s Musical Fountain and mesmerizing circus acts return to the capital this year. It was a huge hit in 2023 as the weather warmed up over the summer it is the ideal indoor activity for kids and adults alike.

This show features sensational water displays synchronised with music and circus performances. From aerialists to dancers, marking this in your calendar for April 2024.

The tent will be based in Yas Island this year; make sure to book tickets in advance. Children aged 2 and under enter for free, but all others require a valid ticket.

Purchase tickets here to Fontana Circus.

Location: Yas Island

Eid Al Fitr 8-14th Of April

The public sector has announced a week-long holiday in Abu Dhabi from the 8th until the 10th of April. We are expecting further announcements for Eid concerts and celebrations in the capital.

However, right now we know there will be firework displays on Al Hudayriyat Yas Marina and Yas Bay over the holiday.

Eid Dinner at Sahha, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

As Ramadan draws to a close, embrace the festive spirit of Eid-al-Fitr at Sahha, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi. Renowned for showcasing the rich flavours of the silk-route, this Eid, Sahha, which means health in Arabic, has combined the traditional flavours of the Emirati to curate a traditional dinner buffet.

Sahhas chefs have meticulously selected premium ingredients to craft an authentic and flavourful spread, featuring succulent grills, aromatic Ouzi, and mouth-watering desserts. Celebrate this joyous occasion with your loved ones, and gather to share the warm hospitality of the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi.

Timings: 1st, 2nd and 3rd day of Eid-al-Fitr, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Price: AED 240 per person

Reservations: call 02 510 1234

Location: Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, W Corniche St – Al Bateen – Abu D

Eid Family Brunch at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan

Horizon, a light-filled restaurant within Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, has designed an extravagant brunch, filled to the brim with delicious options. Whether seated indoors or outdoors overlooking the spectacular pool area, you will be certain to enjoy the scrumptious family-friendly Eid brunch on offer.

Eid Brunch in Abu Dhabi

There will be an array of live cooking stations offering a mouth-watering selection of dishes, including traditional favourites such as ouzi, shish tawook and kofta, along-side fish of the day, beef striploin, and a seafood station. Daily specialties from Indian, Arabic, and Asian cuisines are accompanied by an assortment of delectable side dishes.

Don’t forget to save room for the dessert station! Boasting tempting treats such as a chocolate fountain, fresh fruits, irresistible ice cream and more. Meanwhile, children can explore at their own buffet and enjoy a host of exciting activities tailored just for them.

Timings: 1st, 2nd & 3rd day of Eid-al-Fitr from 1 pm to 4pm

Price: AED 199 per person AED 99 per child

Reservations: call +971 (0)50 687 3633

Location: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Corniche St – Al Khubeirah – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Keep an eye on this post about Eid Al Fitr for all the details.

Saudi Super Cup, April 8-11th

In a groundbreaking collaboration between the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, this year’s Saudi Super Cup soccer event will be hosted in the Emirates.

It’s a historic move facilitated by a broader sponsorship agreement between the Abu Dhabi tourism department and SAFF, marking the tournament’s first venture outside Saudi Arabia.

The action-packed event will unfold across the Al-Nahyan and Mohamed bin Zayed stadiums, with semi-finals scheduled for April 8 and the grand final on April 11.

Expect intense competition featuring top teams like Al-Ittihad, Al Wehda, Al Hilal, and Al-Nassr, during the festive Eid Al Fitr holiday.

Used code SSXSH15 for a discount of 15% off tickets.

Farahat & The Family Play, April 12th & 13th

Join Mohamed Henedi as he humorously navigates through societal issues, aiming to raise awareness across all age groups.

This social narrative, delivered comedically, offers insight into negative social changes and external interventions.

The play underscores the importance of productive efforts in serving the nation and achieving personal success.

Children under the age of 4 can attend free of charge, while those aged 4 and above require a valid entry ticket. Tickets will be sent closer to the event date. Doors open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm.

Purchase tickets to Farahat & The Family Play here.

Location: Abu Dhabi National Theater

Scooby-Doo & The Lost City Of Gold, April 12th to 14th

Do your kids love Scooby-Doo? They will love The Lost City of Gold show this April in Abu Dhabi. 

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Encountering various characters like Miguel, Luis, and Professor Falcone, the gang follows clues, including extinct purple irises, through a mystery and cultural intrigue labyrinth.

Purchase tickets to Scooby Doo here.

Location: Etihad Arena

Yuri Bashmet and The Youth Symphony Orchestra Of Russia, April 19th

Yuri Bashmet and The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia will perform this April in Abu Dhabi.

The program includes pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, along with famous opera arias performed by leading Bolshoi singers.

Check out tickets to Yuri Bashment nad the Youth Symphony here.

Location: Emirates Palace Auditorium

BRED Abu Dhabi, April 24th to 28th

BRED Abu Dhabi, Presented by Hypebeast, is back from April 24 to 28 in Yas Bay! Experience a neo-culture festival merging hip-hop, basketball, street art, and fashion.

Enjoy global music acts, local talents, basketball games, exclusive drops, and more.

Location: Yas Bay

Cirque Du Soleil, April 26th to 28th

Experience Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, blending ice and air acrobatics.

Witness a groundbreaking show that merges skating and acrobatics, pushing the boundaries of circus arts.

Watch acrobats and skaters perform seamlessly on ice and in the air, combining multiple disciplines for a fantastic audience experience.

Check out tickets to Cirque Du Soleil here.

Location: Etihad Arena

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, April 28th

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, based on Eric Carle’s timeless classics, has captivated audiences globally for over seven years.

Jonathan Rockefeller created this production with over 75 magical puppets, including the iconic star, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Alongside this main character, the show brings to life three other Eric Carle stories with storytelling, original music, and stunning puppetry. It’s suitable for children aged 1 and up.

Check out tickets to the Very Hungry Caterpillar here.

Location: Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation

Atrasa, April 28th

Don’t miss “Atrasa” by the Modern Theater Group in Abu Dhabi, a children’s play emphasizing the importance of time management.

Written by Sultan Bin Dafon and directed by Omar Al Mulla, this performance teaches kids about utilizing time efficiently to achieve goals and avoid stress. Suitable for children aged 2 +, this show makes for a perfect family day out.

Check out tickets to Atrasa here.

Location: The Cultural Foundation

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, April 29th onwards

Join the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, a global platform for the creative and publishing industries to connect and grow.

Discover opportunities, the latest trends, and passions while meeting like-minded individuals. This year, the fair honours Egypt’s contributions to literature, art, and culture.

Enjoy thought-provoking talks, workshops, music shows, cooking demonstrations, and activities for children and youth.

Explore the “Book of the World” pillar focusing on “Kalila and Dimna” by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa. Admission is free, and it is held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from April 29 to May 05, 2024, from 9 am to 10 pm.

Location: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

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