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