While live entertainment has largely been put on hold for the last year, concerts are set to make a return in the UAE’s capital from next month onwards.

As per an announcement by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT), concerts with notable regional talent is all set to return for this year’s Eid Al Adha celebrations along with fireworks for three days over the break.

His Excellency Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at the Department of Culture and Tourism said, “We are thrilled to be bringing live concerts back again for the first time since March 2020, featuring the best and brightest regional superstars for our Eid Al Adha celebrations in Abu Dhabi.”

As part of the safety procedures, all attendees must be aged 16 years and above, while presenting a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours and show proof of having taken the second vaccine dose more than 28 days ago prior to the date of the event. This is done via the AlHosn app where you’ll need to have a gold E mark or * within the app. Meanwhile, attendees between 12 to 16, are required to receive a negative PCR test valid for 48 hours and are not required to be vaccinated.

While all ticket holders must present their Emirates ID or any personal identification for those who are not residents in the country and download the ALHOSN app to show their status upon entry.


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With concerts from Assala Nasri, Hussein Al Jasmi, Tamer Hosny and Myriam Fares all on the horizon to be held at the Etihad Arena, between July 22 to July 23, 2021, the tickets are now available on sale for groups of two, three or four people, starting at Dhs195 on tickets.etihadarena.ae

Other enticing events also seem to be on the Capital’s agenda at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena, including Michael Mclntyre’s stand-up comedy show on July 16, ‘An Evening with Russell Peters’ for September 17, 2021, the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix between December 9 and 12.

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