Fourteen performances, festivals and concerts have been announced for the second half of 2017 in the capital
A world-famous comedian, a circus, a food festival, a stunt show and a magical movie concert are just a few of the events set to take place in Abu Dhabi over the next six months.
Yas Island this morning announced they’ll be hosting performances by South African stand-up Trevor Noah, plus musical Harry Potter In Concert, stunt show Nitro Circus, foodie festivals Taste Of Abu Dhabi and TruckersEid, Oktoberfest, the family-friendly Circus 1903 and Cartoon Network Live!. What’s more, National Day celebrations are also planned, along with du Forum’s Winterland Carnival. Last but not least, there’s the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, taking place November 24 to 26.

First up is Harry Potter In Concert, taking place September 21 to 23 at the du Forum. The classic movie Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone will be played on a 40ft high HD screen while the flick’s score (composed by the legendary John Williams) is performed by Barcelona’s Orcquesta Sinfonia de Valles. Another seven movie nights are being planned for the venue.
October 6 sees a performance from Nitro Circus, the adrenaline-packed US stunt show that has previously appeared in Abu Dhabi at Zayed Sports City. This time, X Games gold medal winner and motorsports star Travis Pastrana is part of the line-up. It’ll take place at Yas Marina Circuit.

Kids can meet Cartoon Network characters such as Ben Ten and the Powerpuff Girls at Cartoon Network Live!, a stage show taking place form October 11 to 14 at the du Forum.

November is set to be busy on Yas. As well as the F1, Circus 1903, from the people behind stage show The Illusionists, brings its freaky mix of acrobatics, puppetry and dangerous stunts to du Forum from November 29 to December 2. Food festival Taste Of Abu Dhabi also returns to the du Arena on November 9 to 11.

South African television and radio host and comedian Trevor Noah, who is also the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, is the big draw before Christmas and performs for one night only on December 15, also at the du Forum. The gig marks his debut in the capital, following a sell-out show in 2015 at the Dubai Comedy Festival. December also sees the National Day celebrations, plus Yas Marina’s Let It Snow Winter Market.
Dates have also been announced for food festivals TruckersEid and Oktoberfest. The former takes place on the first day of Eid, whle the latter runs September 28 to 29.
Check out the Yas Island official website for more details