Abu Dhabi is a vibrant city that is constantly buzzing with exciting events and activities. From international sporting events to cultural festivals, the city has something for everyone. As we look ahead to May 2023, there is no doubt that there will be an abundance of interesting events taking place in Abu Dhabi. Whether you are a sports fan, a foodie, or an art lover, there will be something to pique your interest. In this essay, we will take a closer look at some of the most anticipated events that may be happening in Abu Dhabi in May 2023. From world-class sporting competitions to colorful cultural celebrations, let’s explore the exciting events that could make May 2023 a month to remember in Abu Dhabi.
Monster Jam 2023 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi
After almost ten years, Monster Jam makes its way back to Abu Dhabi for an exciting weekend. Families and motorsports enthusiasts will be treated to a high-octane experience when 5-ton trucks compete in a variety of events, such as racing, freestyle, and skills challenges, defying the rules of physics.
In addition, the event will feature world-class freestyle motocross performances, promising even more jaw-dropping acrobatics, as if backflipping trucks weren’t enough.
Price of Ticket: 240 AED
The BackStreet Boys
For the first time since 2018, one of the most popular bands of all time is returning to the UAE.
Since their creation in the early 1990s, the American vocal trio, which consists of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson, has been delighting their devoted fans with song after hit. The Backstreet Boys saw a spectacular ascent to prominence after the publication of their debut album, “Backstreet Boys,” in 1996. Over the course of their three-decade career, the group has been nominated for nine Grammy Awards and has won numerous other awards. performing a set list that includes well-known songs from over the world, such as “I Want It That Way” and “Everybody”
Price of Ticket: 245+ AED
Peter Pan on Ice
Join Peter – the boy who never grows up – as he and Tinkerbell whisk Wendy and her brothers from their London home off on a magical journey to Neverland, where they enjoy thrilling adventures with the Lost Boys, encountering the evil Captain Hook and his pirates as well as a hungry crocodile!
In this timeless tale of magic and fantasy, set brilliantly on real ice, embark on a voyage to Neverland. With breathtaking skating, flying, and spectacular effects by the internationally acclaimed The Imperial Ice Stars, J. M. Barrie’s beloved tale of Peter Pan is brought to life.
Join Peter, the kid who never grows up, and Tinkerbell as they magically transport Wendy and her brothers from their London home to Neverland, where they engage in exciting adventures with the Lost Boys and run into the villainous Captain Hook and his pirates as well as a ravenous crocodile!
Price of Ticket: 150 AED
UAE Challenge Tour Golf
The Challenge Tour, which debuted in 1989, has evolved into a reputable training ground where aspiring golf champions fight internationally for a spot on the DP World Tour.
The Challenge Tour will hold two consecutive events in Abu Dhabi as part of a long-standing collaboration between the European Tour group and the Emirates Golf Federation. The UAE Challenge is held at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club after the Abu Dhabi Challenge at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
The Challenge Tour offers players from developing golfing nations the chance to test their prowess against some of the most gifted up and coming stars in the sport of golf because it is generally accessible to professionals from all over the world.
Price to Ticket: Free
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023
The Middle East and North Africa’s publishing sector is anchored by the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
At the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center, the 32nd edition of ADIBF will take place. By providing top-notch professional and cultural content, the Fair looks forward to increasing its competitiveness, solidifying its regional position, and improving its global footprint.
In order to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a hub for Arab publishing and international creative material, it also aims to combine the regional publishing and creative industries and to encourage initiatives to support businesses that contribute to enhancing textual, visual, aural, and interactive culture.
Price of Ticket: Free
International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards
a weekend of entertainment featuring Indian film, fashion, and culture. The Indian cinema community will be celebrated and welcomed in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, during the course of the weekend with a variety of events and activities.
The two days are filled with workshops, a press conference during the weekend, and an IIFA airport welcome. The IIFA Awards & IIFA Rocks are the two primary events. Live music and fashion are combined at IIFA Rocks.
With a presentation event for prizes and live musical and entertainment performances, IIFA prizes honors the Indian film industry’s yearly accomplishments.