City of Music

In 2021, Abu Dhabi was designated as “City of Music” by the UNESCO Creative City Network.

The ‘City of Music’ designation reinforces Abu Dhabi’s position as the home of a resilient and growing music ecosystem that is built on innovation, collaboration, and shared governance.

 

In celebration of the ‘City of Music’ status, Abu Dhabi presents an exceptional selection festive musical events.

 

 

Cultural Foundation Performing Arts


Cultural Foundation presents a world-class, contemporary, popular and home-grown performing arts programme, which includes music, dance and theatre, taking place in the heart of the city.

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Performing Arts at Cultural Foundation 

 

Abu Dhabi Festival


Abu Dhabi Festival acts as a time of celebration but also as a time of gathering and exchange for the different communities Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation serves: the population of the of the UAE, the region and the world. Abu Dhabi Festival is the time and the place where the year’s work is shared, where new encounters are orchestrated and new ideas are forged, where long-trusted partners visit, new collaborations shape, and where artists and audiences connect.

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Abu Dhabi Festival 

 

 

Berklee Abu Dhabi


Berklee Abu Dhabi, the first Middle East outpost of Berklee College of Music, is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts.

Berklee Abu Dhabi offers world-class educational experiences through workshops, masterclasses, courses, ensembles and labs, all led by world-renowned artists and instructors. We also host live performances from students, alumni and global artists.

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Berklee Abu Dhabi 

 

 

 

Winter Concerts


This winter! Abu Dhabi hosts an exciting line-up of concerts and musical shows. Stay tuned and make sure to get your tickets!

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Winter Concerts 

 

The Arts Center at NYUAD


The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions.

As a place that both presents and develops work, The Arts Center is a vibrant laboratory for performance that fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and the community.

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The Arts Center at NYUAD