You can look forward to these exciting concerts, shows and festivals in Abu Dhabi

It’s always showtime in the capital…

Plan to hit up the biggest and best festivals, comedy shows, concert, theatre performances and everything else coming to Abu Dhabi in 2024? Bookmark this and start circling your calendars.


André Rieu

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: March 9, 2024
Where: Etihad Arena

Love a spot of classical music? Violinist and conductor André Rieu will be performing at the Etihad Arena on Saturday, March 9 as part of his World Tour. Expect to be teleported with the award-winning performer’s enchanting melodies, as he leads his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, chorus and many international soloists in a repertoire that spans classical masterpieces to waltzes, show tunes and songs from film, opera and musicals.

André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, , March 9, from Dhs215. etihadarena.ae


Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold

When: April 12 to 14, 2024
Where: Etihad Arena

Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold is landing in Yas Island to entertain fans of all ages this April. Tickets start at Dhs95 and are on sale now via the etihadarena.ae website. In this live-action, family-friendly stage show, the gang are on the Incan trail of a series of mysterious events in South America, where a music festival is being haunted by the spectre of La Dama de Oro (The Lady In Gold), and it’s putting a considerable dent in the event’s PnL. Zoinks, sounds like we’ve got ourselves a mystery, gang…

Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, April 12 to 14, 2024, from Dhs95. etihadarena.ae

BRED 2024

When: April 24 to 28, 2024
Where: Yas Bay

An exciting line up of global hip hop stars including Don Toliver, Ty Dolla Sign and Metro Boomin will perform in Abu Dhabi at BRED 2024, and you can catch them live with several other leading names in the industry at the Yas Bay Waterfront this April. As well, if you’re a fan of neo-culture, lifestyle, art and the like, get set for a treat that packs in all of the aforementioned at this five-day fest. BRED 2024 will showcase the influence and impact of neo-culture on music, fashion, art, sports and food, and the festival is expected to draw crowds from different communities. It promises an authentic, unique experience, inviting visitors to celebrate their individuality, while offering them a platform for creative self-expression.

BRED Abu Dhabi 2024, Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, April 24 to 28, 2024. bredabudhabi.com, @bredabudhabi

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL

CRYSTAL by Cirque du Soleil. ©Olivier Brajon (9) (1)

When: April 26 to May 5, 2024
Where: Etihad Arena

The world’s biggest and most famous show of acrobatic brilliance, Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL lands at the Etihad Arena this April. Expect spectacular ice-and-fire acrobatics at this extravaganza that will mesmerise you with a never-seen-before fusion of ice skating and signature Cirque du Soleil acrobatics, until May 5. Ticket prices start from Dhs175. Read more here and book your tickets here.

Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, April 26 to May 5, from Dhs175. @cirquedusoleil



When: May 17
Where: Etihad Arena

German rock supergroup Scorpions are set to play Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena on May 17, 2024, as part of their Love at First Sting world tour, and to mark the 40th anniversary of their album of the same name. The timeless Hanover-based hard rockers, known for super hits such as ‘Rock You like A Hurricane’, ‘Wind of Change’, ‘Still Loving You’, ‘Big City Nights’ and many more, are all set to bring their signature arena-shaking guitar riffs and power-soaked vocals, that will ring out to the depths of the Etihad Arena’s seating chart.

Scorpions: Love at First Sting, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, May 17, from Dhs195. livenation.me 

Abu Dhabi Comedy Week

When: May 18-26, 2024
Where: Etihad Arena

A list of hilarious comedians will descend on the Etihad Arena, including Aziz Ansari, Tom Segura, Jo Koy, and Andrew Santino and Bobby Lee, from May 18 to 26. With each performer bringing their signature brand of humour to the capital, expect the Abu Dhabi audience to be left in stitches. Snap up your tickets here.

Abu Dhabi Comedy Week, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, May 18 to 26, ticket pre-sale begins February 28. livenation.me


Monster Jam

Slam bang action with monstrous metal and troublingly huge tyres arrives in Abu Dhabi on June 8 and 9, 2024 and we’re excited to see exactly what the event is known for the world over, with big, bad, mean machines that wrestle in the dirt to see who comes out on top.

Matilda the Musical

Matilda The Musical

Missed Matilda the Musical when it graced the stage in Dubai in 2023? Well, you’re in luck because the award-winning musical is returning to the UAE, this time to Abu Dhabi in the summer of 2024. The musical is inspired by the beloved book Matilda, written by world-famous British author, Roald Dahl. The story follows a little girl called Matilda who is anything but ordinary. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, she dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

Matilda The Musical, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, June 20 to 23, from Dhs150. etihadarena.ae

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