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Art & Culture Events in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a vibrant and diverse city. With many cultures living and visiting the emirate, it is only natural that the social scene is buzzing with cultural events that will inspire and amaze you. From festivals that celebrate everything Emirati, to glitzy Bollywood awards and awe-inspiring art shows, you'll find cultural events in the city and beyond.

Explore some of the most exciting art and cultural events in Abu Dhabi and plan your next trip!

International Indian Film Academy Awards

The IIFA Awards celebrates the annual achievements for the Indian cinema industry with a presentation ceremony of awards and live musical & entertainment performances. Expect a weekend of music, cinema, fashion and culture with the Indian Film Industry on Wednesday 26th May and Thursday 27th May. The weekend will consist of multiple events and activities to celebrate and welcome the Indian film fraternity at Etihad Arena on Yas Island.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is a comprehensive, creative cultural event that attracts more than 150,000 visitors every year. ADIBF draws avid readers from all backgrounds who are keen on acquiring books, creative talents, and professionals. In addition to the pavilions of publishers who present their latest and most important works, the fair also provides valuable offers to its visitors, as well as hundreds of events with guest speakers. It will take place between Monday 22nd May and Sunday 28th May at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.