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Incredible March Events In Abu Dhabi

If you want things to do this March in Abu Dhabi, you’ve come to the right place. As you may know, the holy month of Ramadan is predicted to start on the 10th of March and lasts until the 9th of April.

Prepare for Abu Dhabi to feel peaceful and quiet during the day and come alive at night with canon firing to mark iftars, family gatherings, suhur, Ramadan markets, and so much more.

Easter also falls in March this year, and some locations will hold Easter brunch and egg hunts for kids.

Aside from these festivities, there are many concerts throughout the capital this month. Let’s dive in to check out all the incredible March events in Abu Dhabi!!

Things To Do In March In Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Nights, Tom Jones, March 1st

Saadiyat Nights continues in March. We saw some big names hit the stage in February.

Renowned Welsh singer Tom Jones maintains his global appeal, captivating audiences with his extensive timeless hits.

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Jones has received numerous accolades, including BRIT Awards, a Silver Clef Award, and recognition from the Music Industry Trusts and US Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Location: Saadiyat Island

Timings: 8-11 pm

Majid Al Mohandis Concert, Sheikh Zayed Festival, March 1st

Experience the enchanting performance of Majid Al Mohandis at the Al Wathba Sheikh Zayed Festival on March 1, 2024.

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Known as “The Prince” and celebrated as the “Voice of Diamond,” Majid will mesmerize the audience with his greatest hits, promising an extraordinary night filled with talent and musical brilliance.

Purchase tickets to Majid Al Mohandis.

Maritime Heritage Festival, 1-3rd of March

Abu Dhabi’s Maritime Heritage Festival returns for its second edition, providing a glimpse into traditional coastal life. 

The festival recreates a historic shoreline community with a mix of crafts, souqs, storytelling, performances, demonstrations, and traditional cuisine. It’s great to see cultural activities on our list of March events in Abu Dhabi. 

This festival will be held on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, A’l Bahar. Enjoy family workshops, traditional games, shows, historical reenactments, and more. 

Tickets are priced at 30 AED for adults, 15 AED for children aged 5-12, and free for children under five and People of Determination. Special discounts are available for various groups. 

Purchase tickets here.

IMPOSSIBLE Show, DMC Theatres, Weekends Throughout March

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 captivating IMPOSSIBLE show, featuring an array of illusions and mind-bending performances, promising an unforgettable evening of enchantment.

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

Qabil Lilnashr, March 1st & 2nd

Interested in a comical show? We have just the place for you on March 1st and 2nd!

A comedic play unfolds as a woman unexpectedly navigates the complexities of fame, encountering numerous challenges amidst a circle of climbers and corrupt entities.

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Determined to reclaim her former life, she embarks on a humorous journey filled with unique experiences and entertaining moments. Tickets are available for the show.

Location: Abu Dhabi National Theatre

Timing: 8-11 pm

Saadiyat Nights John Legend, March 2nd

Another Saadiyat Nights event in early March is the prolific artist John Legend. He achieved remarkable success across various entertainment domains, earning prestigious awards, including 12 Grammys, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Tony, and an Emmy.

Notably, he stands as the first African American man to attain EGOT status, joining a select group of seventeen accomplished individuals.

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It’s set to be yet another exciting evening on Saadiyat Island, making it to the list of March events in Abu Dhabi.

Location: Saadiyat Island

Timings: 8-11 pm

Rising Star Arabia, March 2nd

Experience the excitement of Rising Stars Arabia, the premier boxing series in the UAE and MENA region, returning to Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, on March 2nd.

Witness Arab boxing talent like never before in an event promoted by AAM Seddiqi Sports and sponsored by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi.

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This is one of the only sporting events on our list of March events in Abu Dhabi, so it is not to be missed!

See ticket prices for Rising Star Arabia here.

Yas Acres Golf & Country Club Open Day, March 2nd

Yas Acres is opening its doors for an open day this March. Families can enjoy various free activities for all ages, including golf, padel, kids club, swimming, and fitness assessments.

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There will also be a BBQ, and you can take advantage of special drink packages. These include wine tasting from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for just AED 99.

Covent Garden Solists, March 2nd & 3rd

Enjoy a musical extravaganza with the Orchestra of the Covent Garden Soloists at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Auditorium on March 2nd and 3rd.

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Led by conductor Philippe Chizhevski, the orchestra, alongside acclaimed soloists Adam Gutseriev and Dali Gutseriev, promises an unforgettable performance featuring classical masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Britten.

Purchase tickets to the Orchestra here.

Free Movies At The Marina, Every Fri, Sat & Sun

Have you heard of Movies at the Marina? Set against the stunning waterfront backdrop, this event offers a chance to unwind under the stars. Enjoy blockbuster hits like 10 Things I Hate About You and Moana.

Relax on deckchairs or beanbags and enjoy delicious snacks like popcorn and burgers, which are available for purchase.

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Plus, enjoy fun activities like foosball and air hockey before and after each screening. With free admission and screenings every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until March 17th, arrive early for the best seats in the house!

Scooby Doo & The Lost City Of Gold, March 2nd & 3rd

Do your kids love Scooby-Doo? This March in Abu Dhabi, they will love The Lost City of Gold show.

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

Shows start at 11 am, 230pm and 6 pm.

Location: Etihad Arena

Purchase tickets to Scooby Doo here.

Holi Festival In Abu Dhabi, March 3rd

Experience the vibrancy of Holi at Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi on 3rd March with IBPG Holi: A Colorful Extravaganza.

Join in on a day filled with pulsating beats, colourful celebrations, and cultural unity under the esteemed Patronage of the Ministry of Tolerance, UAE, and the presence of H.E Sunjay Sudhir, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE.

Secure your tickets now and avail the exclusive offer of a free Lulu voucher worth 50 AED, and get ready for a fun celebration. Tickets can be purchased on All Events.

UniVerse, A Dark Crystal Oddessey, March 3rd

UniVerse, A Dark Crystal Odyssey at the Cultural Foundation is a poignant exploration of the climate crisis, drawing inspiration from Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal” to depict a world in dire need of healing.

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Through immersive digital environments, powerful choreography, and spoken word, this modern eco-myth crafted by choreographer Wayne McGregor and his team delves into themes of exploitation, destruction, and the hope for a unified future.

Purchase tickets to UniVerse here.

BOMBYX MORI by Ola Maciejewska at The Red Theater, March 7th

BOMBYX MORI by Ola Maciejewska at The Red Theater at NYU Abu Dhabi offers a captivating exploration of movement inspired by the innovative work of Loïe Fuller.

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The performance intertwines dance with archives and artifice, challenging conventional interpretations of movement and reflecting on hybridity in the human experience.

Sheikh Zayed Festival, Ends March 9th

The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival in Abu Dhabi is an evolving celebration of culture and tradition from November to March each year. 

It has grown into one of the most significant events on the Abu Dhabi calendar, seamlessly blending technological advancements with deep-rooted culture and traditional showcases. 

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The festival showcases over 20,000 individuals participating in many activities and 750 performances across different zones. 

Sheikh Zayed Festival is well-known for its iconic Emirates Fountain. Featuring light shows, international pavilions representing various countries, weekly fireworks displays, and fascinating drone shows. 

With a nominal entry fee and extended hours on weekends and public holidays, the festival offers a unique experience in understanding the UAE’s rich heritage and culture while enjoying delicious Emirati cuisine and a variety of activities for all ages. 

Read more details on the Sheikh Zayed Festival here.

Andre Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Etihad Arena, March 9th

André Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra will mesmerize audiences at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena on March 9th, featuring enchanting melodies spanning classical masterpieces, waltzes, show tunes, and songs from film, opera, and musicals.

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Presented by MAC Global in association with Abu Dhabi Culture, this concert promises to be a captivating experience for all.

Purchase tickets to André Rieu & his Johann Strauss Orchestra here.

Ramadan at Marriott Al Forsan, March 10th onwards


Experience the ultimate Iftar at Khayal Restaurant, where an exquisite buffet awaits featuring traditional Arabic dishes and international cuisine across six live stations, accompanied by refreshing juices and Ramadan beverages. Indulge in decadent desserts and Baklawa towers.

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Alternatively, visit Sohour at UVA, offering an unlimited buffet of mouthwatering dishes and enticing shisha flavours.

There is also an option to have your own Ramadan gathering with exclusive private event packages, offering stylish indoor and outdoor spaces and special group rates.

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Contact the team for bookings at 009712 201 4131 or

Iftar On The Lawn, VOGO Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, From March 10th

VOGO Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa invites you to join the revival of “Iftar on the Lawn,” promising an evening of tranquility and delicious cuisine against the serene backdrop of the resort.

Throughout Ramadan, savor a diverse array of traditional and international dishes, including hot and cold mezze, salads, soups, lamb ouzi, and shawarma, while enjoying live cooking stations and views of the golf course.

Additionally, guests can opt for Suhoor for a private observance of the holy month, and corporate Iftar events can be customized to meet the specific needs of each organization.

Pricing: Adults 235 AED and Kids 105 AED

For reservations, call +971 2-6169999 or visit the website.

We have tonnes more information on Iftars here as well as Suhoors here.

Souq Al Wahat, Al Ain, Ends March 10th

Explore Emirati and global cultures at Souq Al Wahat, where live entertainment, diverse shopping, and family-friendly activities await in Al Ain until the 10th of March.

Enjoy musical performances, street artist displays, children’s games, workshops, pony rides, a pop-up cinema, and more.

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Browse stalls offering local artisanal creations, including fashion, homeware, and organic food items, while indulging in delicious cuisines from 16 live cooking stations.

Open every Saturday and Sunday until March 10th, 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, admission is AED 5 for adults and free for children under 12.

St Patricks Day, March 15th to 17th

With so many Irish expats in Abu Dhabi, it’s no wonder there are tens of Irish hangout spots in the city. Head to Ma Buckleys, the newest addition to the Irish scene, for some of the best St. Patrick’s weekend fun.

On Friday, 15th March, kick off the festivities with the St. Patrick’s Weekend Warm-Up Drunch from 8 pm to 11 pm. Enjoy live entertainment by “The Gulf Tones” band from 9 pm to midnight.

Continue the celebrations with the Saturday Brunch, from 2 pm to 5 pm. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere with live music, Irish dancers, and a fiddle player.

The St. Patrick’s Weekend Saturday After Brunch Party from 6 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy the sounds of “The Gulf Tones” from 5 pm to 8 pm, extending the lively ambience into the evening.

For sports enthusiasts, catch the Six Nations Rugby Ireland vs Scotland match on Saturday 16th March, kicking off at 20:45 pm. Finally, on Sunday, 17th March, commemorate St. Patrick’s Day with 17 AED beverages from 9 am to 3 pm.

Mothers Day, March 21st

Don’t forget Mother’s Day falls on the 21st of March. We recommend checking out some of the best brunches in town to celebrate Mother’s Day on the weekend, or why not attend one of the lovely Iftars on the day?

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Queen By Candlelight, Etihad Arena, March 30th

Experience an unforgettable night of Queen anthems performed live by candlelight at Etihad Arena Abu Dhabi. Featuring a talented cast of West End singers and an incredible rock band.

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This event showcases iconic songs like Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions!

Purchase tickets to Queen By Candlelight here.

Easter Celebrations, March 31st

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island invites guests to a special Easter brunch experience at Graphos Social Kitchen.

Indulge in a diverse buffet, live music, and children’s Easter activities. The buffet will feature a fusion of international cuisines and a tempting dessert spread.

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Timings 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Pricing: from AED 345 per person.

For details, contact or call +971 52 547 6318.

We hope you enjoyed reading about the best March events in Abu Dhabi.

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