6 Best Things To Do In Abu Dhabi This March

From outdoor experiences to cultural events....

by Priyanka Fernandes
6 Best Things To Do In Abu Dhabi This March

Abu Dhabi is an exciting place to be this March, with various events and experiences to enjoy. Along with the religious holidays of Ramadan and Easter, there are many other exciting things to do. For art lovers, the Louvre is hosting several exhibitions showcasing the works of renowned artists from across the globe. And if you’re a movie buff, the marina on Yas Island is the perfect place to catch the iconic blockbusters. But that’s not all – plenty of other activities and events to enjoy with your friends and family. From outdoor experiences to cultural events, there’s something for everyone. Here are six things to do in Abu Dhabi This March.

1. André Rieu


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Experience the enchanting melodies of André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra in Abu Dhabi. Known for his captivating performances spanning classical masterpieces to show tunes, Rieu promises an unforgettable evening of music, romance, and celebration. Joined by special guest Emma Kok, this concert is set to be a magical experience not to be missed.

Where:  Etihad Arena, Yas Island
When: March 9th, Starts at 6:30 pm
Cost: Starting from AED215

2. Movies At The Marina


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Yas Marina is back with its beloved “Movies at the Marina” event, offering movie enthusiasts a delightful outdoor cinema experience. From 23rd February to 19th March, guests can enjoy screenings of blockbuster classics such as The Notebook, The Little Mermaid, and Mamma Mia, among others. Attendees can unwind under the stars, indulge in tasty movie snacks, and partake in fun lawn games for a memorable cinematic experience.

Where: Yas Marina Circuit – Yas Island
When: Until 19th March on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

3. Bassam Freiha Art Foundation

Bassam Freiha Art Foundation
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The Bassam Freiha Art Foundation (BFAF) unveils its inaugural exhibition, “Echoes of the Orient,” showcasing highlights from the private collection of His Excellency Bassam Said Freiha. Exploring Western perceptions of the Middle East through Orientalist art, the exhibition delves into themes of femininity and the interplay between reality and fantasy. Featuring works by Western and Arab artists and 19th-century Orientalist photographs, it offers a nuanced perspective on the Orientalist narrative.

Where: Cultural District, Saadiyat Island
When: From 4th March Until August, Mon to Sun from 10 am to 8 pm,
Cost: Free

Also read: Cinephiles Visit Yas Island For ‘Movies At The Marina’, Your Exclusive Weekend Cinematic Retreat!

4. SAL

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort (JSI) introduces its latest addition to the luxurious lineup with the arrival of SAL, an award-winning lifestyle experience, to the capital. Positioned on Saadiyat Island, SAL’s second location in the UAE promises an iconic sea-soaked ambience. Operating hours are from Monday to Friday, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 12:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

Where: Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
When: Monday to Friday, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 12:30 pm to 11:30 pm.
Cost: On-Demand

5. Souq Al Wahat

Souq Al Wahat
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Experience the vibrant Souq Al Wahat, where Emirati and global cultures collide every weekend. Enjoy live entertainment, diverse shopping, and family-friendly activities like musical performances, street art displays, and children’s games. Explore many artisanal creations at Souq Al Wahat, where more than 25 stalls beckon with unique finds. Additionally, savour the diverse flavours of 16 live cooking stations, ensuring an epicurean adventure to suit every palate.

Where:  The Al Ain Oasis – Central District
When: Saturday and Sunday until 10th March, from 3:00 to 10:00 pm
Cost: AED5 per adult, and kids under 12 are free

6. Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy

Experience the enchanting performance of renowned Inshad master Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy, known as the ‘Sheikh of Egyptian chanters.’ In his “The Carpenter’s Daughters” presentation, he intertwines classical Arabic chanting with diverse musical cultures while preserving its traditional essence. This soulful evening features famous poems honouring the Prophet Muhammad from Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, and the Maghreb, alongside the captivating performance of “Aneen Al Asheq.”

Where:  Louvre, Abu Dhabi
When: 4th March from 9:30 pm to 11:30m pm
Cost: AED100

As March unfolds in Abu Dhabi, the city comes alive with many captivating events and experiences for residents and visitors alike. From enchanting musical performances by André Rieu and Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy to delightful outdoor cinema nights at Yas Marina, there’s something to suit every taste and interest. Art lovers can explore the thought-provoking exhibitions at the Louvre and the Bassam Freiha Art Foundation. At the same time, food enthusiasts can indulge in luxurious dining experiences at SAL and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of Souq Al Wahat.

Cover Image Courtesy: Yas Marina and Louvre Abu Dhabi

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