6 Best Events and Experiences This April In Abu Dhabi That Should Be On Your List

Whether you're a fan of arts, sports, or culinary delights, there's something for everyone

by Priyanka Fernandes
6 Best Events and Experiences This April In Abu Dhabi That Should Be On Your List

April in Abu Dhabi offers a variety of events and experiences for residents and visitors. From Ramadan events to thrilling entertainment, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates promises an unforgettable month. Here are the six best events and experiences that should be on your list this April in Abu Dhabi. Whether you’re a fan of arts, sports, or culinary delights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this dynamic city.

1. Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is a global hub for the creative and publishing industries, offering opportunities for networking, trend finding, and passion cultivation. This year, it celebrates Egypt’s cultural contributions and features engaging talks, workshops, music shows, cooking demos, and special activities for all ages. The Fair also introduces the “Book of the World” program, focusing on Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa’s “Kalila and Dimna.”

Where: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
When: 29th April to 05th May from 09:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cost: Free

2. Kayan Wellness Festival


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Experience rejuvenation and self-discovery at the Kayan Wellness Festival in Abu Dhabi from 17th to 21st April 2024. Join global speakers and wellness experts for five days of holistic growth, surrounded by seven unique ‘wellness valleys’ offering yoga, meditation, workshops, and more. Do not miss out on this truly transformative event, which promises to leave you feeling refreshed, revitalised, and deeply connected to yourself and your well-being.

Where: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
When: 17th April to 21st April from 4:30 pm to 11 pm
Cost: Tickets start at AED377

3. Iftar Under The Sky

Experience a magical Ramadan at Al Mabeet Desert Camp in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy local and international cuisine, a Bedouin-inspired zarb, and a live Qanoon performance under the stars. At Iftar, savour mixed grills, Moroccan tagines, and a Bedouin-inspired zarb. A live Qanoon player will enhance your experience as you gather around the bonfire under the stars.

Where: Al Mabeet Desert Camp
When: 09th April from 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Cost: AED 210 per Adult with Ramadan beverages and 50% off for kids from 6-12 years old

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4. Omer Elamin

Omer Elamin is a talented doctor and singer, passionate about preserving traditional Sudani songs. He blends old and new by incorporating modern rhythms into these songs. This event promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience as Omer Elamin takes to the stage at the Cultural Foundation. If you’re a music lover, you won’t miss this opportunity to witness a true master at work. Prepared to be swept away by the beauty and charm of Sudani music.

Where: Cultural Foundation
When: 19th April from 8 pm to 11 pm
Cost: Tickets start at AED100

5. A2RL Race At Yas Marina


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Witness the thrill of AI-powered super formula racing at Yas Marina Circuit on 27th April. International teams compete with cutting-edge SF23 models, the fastest open-wheel race cars after F1. In this rapidly advancing field of autonomous car racing, witness the fusion of virtual and real-life experiences. This showcases the convergence of AI, innovative sensor technologies, and edge computing.

Where: Yas Marina
When: 27th April from 4 pm to 11 pm
Cost: Free Entry

6. Ramadan Market At Yas Bay


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Join the vibrant Yas Bay Waterfront Nights Ramadan market at Etihad Arena on Yas Island. From 9 pm to 2 am, explore homegrown brands, savour local culinary delights, and enjoy entertainment. With various food options and unique finds, it’s the perfect place to celebrate Ramadan with friends and family.

Where: Etihad Arena, Yas Island
When: Until Eid 2024
Cost: Free Entry

In conclusion, April in Abu Dhabi promises diverse experiences, from cultural celebrations to thrilling sporting events and wellness festivals. Whether you’re seeking spiritual enrichment, culinary delights, or entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the dynamic capital city of the UAE. Mark your calendars and take advantage of these six exceptional events to create unforgettable memories in Abu Dhabi this April.

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva Stock Images and Al Wathba Hotel

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