Upcoming Events in Abu Dhabi in 2017 That Will Interest You
The capital city of United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, has in time grown to become a popular tourist attraction, if not as popular as its neighbour, Dubai. The city is located on an island, off the mainland, on the Arabian Gulf. You can clearly estimate the booming wealth of the city from its soaring modern skylines and urbanization, courtesy to its oil exports and commerce. Some of the major architectural projects worth visiting while on a trip to Abu Dhabi are the Abu Dhabi and Marina malls, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Ferrari World Amusement Park to name a few.
Apart from its architecture and oil exports, Abu Dhabi events are very popular and worth watching out for. The city has huge list of events lined up for the upcoming year 2017 and we can’t help but get excited about the number of events introduced to be held in the city. All the events are of different categories and will attract people with distinct interests which gives people an option of a lot of things to do in Abu Dhabi. If you are planning to visit Abu Dhabi and want to have an eventful experience, quite literally, read on to find out about the upcoming events in 2017.
Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
The European tour has announced that Abu Dhabi events for Golf Championship this year will run from 19th to 22nd January and will witness the return of defending champion Rickie Fowler to have a major showdown with Rory McIlory, Danny Willer, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson. This year, Rickie is set to face top 10 players in the world, where he will defend his Abu Dhabi Golf Championship title and take home the prize money of 2.7 million US dollars.
UAE Desert Challenge
The unbelievable UAE Desert Challenge, one of the world’s most prestigious international cross country revives established by Emirati Motorsport legend and ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem in 1991, and, throughout the years has seen a considerable lot of the greatest names in international motorsport who have tacklede the dunes of the UAE, including Carlos Sainz, Colin McRae, Ari Vatenan, and Heinz Kinigadner. Of all the Abu Dhabi events, this event routinely pull in more than 100 participants across all classes, and the UAE’s best drivers and riders, guest contenders over the initial three seasons. The occasion will be held on Friday morning on 3rd and 17th February 2017.
Promotion day or the day on which H. H Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan turned into the president of United Arab Emirates is commended in UAE on August 6 of every year. The promotion of Sheikh Zayed to the throne happened in the year 1966. This accession marked the beginning of another age in the historical backdrop of United Arab Emirates. Sheik Zayed was a futurist and farsighted scholar who wanted to unite the nation and its kin. In over 3 many years of his administer, he ensured that with each step he is moving an inch closer towards his goal.
Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival
This international event is held in the month of August every year, organized by Abu Dhabi Chess and Culture Club in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. The event is very popular in the whole world and attracts some of the best players from across the globe. The main event is the Master event where professional players compete. However, there is an open tournament held for regular people as well as children’s tournament for kids under 12 years of age.
National Day Festival
Commemorating the foundation of United Arab Emirates, bought together as a Union, decided by the sheikhdom, when UK’s treaty expired. The event features different activities like sporting events, exhibitions, cultural displays and trade shows. Though you can jump into the celebration of the National Day, anywhere in UAE, you can check out the patriotically decorated cars, just outside the Yas Marina Circuit, that take part in the annual car parade. The city comes alive on this day with fascinating firework display, heritage attractions and other interesting activities, that run across the whole country.