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Mon, Feb 01, 2021 10:00 AM - Sat, Oct 30, 2021 10:00 PM

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) is hosting the 18th edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival under the theme ‘The Future Starts Now’. 

ADF has returned in 2021 as the region’s leading celebration of creativity and the arts, with stunning performances and remarkable exhibitions locally and internationally. This cornerstone of the capital’s annual cultural calendar brings UAE and international talent together, adapting to the current Covid-19 climate through a unique hybrid programme of virtual and in-person performances, exhibitions and events.

The Festival will span an entire year with 16 exciting world premieres, 12 festival productions, eight global co-productions and four creative commissions. This continues the Festival’s efforts to further Abu Dhabi as a cultural hub and foster cultural diplomacy between the UAE and the world. 

Underscoring its commitment to expanding global cultural exchange, creativity and innovation in the arts, ADF this year celebrates all the countries that have collaborated with it in the past to highlight the values of tolerance, openness and humanity that Emirati people hold for everyone.


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Feb 01 - Oct 30, 2021

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