Abu Dhabi set to host huge 'EidFest' celebrations

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Mon, 05/08/2013 - 14:41
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Abu Dhabi residents are in for a treat this Eid Al Fitr as the city plays host to family activities, star-studded concerts, celebratory shows, attraction activations, night markets and extended mall opening hours - all part of the emirate's traditional EidFest Abu Dhabi promotion.

'Eid is an occasion when visitors and residents alike can come together and share the emirate's social atmosphere and diverse celebrations,' said Faisal Al Sheikh, Director, Events Bureau, Tourism and Culture Authority Abu Dhabi.

'Our Eidfest Abu Dhabi campaign has evolved into a way to promote Abu Dhabi regionally and internationally as a family holiday destination. With wide-ranging family entertainment activities, promotion offers and unilateral stakeholder support, we have built a platform which will appeal to everyone in Abu Dhabi.'

On offer will be a family-friendly hub of edutainment activities, world-class shows and exciting international performances spread over four action-packed halls at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

Running until August 17, the festival's ADNEC hub boasts dozens of attractions for kids of all ages, including a LEGO Zone, Heritage Arts & Craft Zone, 10-metre Extreme Tower bag jump and Jebel Hafeet - a gigantic, three-storey Obstacle Course.

During Eid, the festival's 200-seat Show World auditorium will host 'Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries' from August 7th-12th. With Scooby Doo, Shaggy and the much-loved Mystery Inc. characters singing big musical numbers - including the cartoon's classic theme song, 'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?'

Over on Yas Island, three of the Arab world's brightest musical talents are joining forces for a special, one-night-only Eidfest concert at du Forum on August 10.

The star-studded, fully-seated indoor concert will see Lebanese songstress and revered opera star, Yara, open the show before legendary Saudi Arabian Rabeh Saqer takes to stage for a 45-minute bill featuring the biggest musical numbers from his celebrated 30-year career. Finally, UAE superstar,Hussain Al Jassmi, a much-loved favourite around the Arab world and a popular judge on X-Factor Arabia, will perform an hour-long headline set featuring the biggest hits from four best-selling albums.

Concert doors open at 7pm and there are three ticket categories: VIP at AED495 (US $ 132), Premium at AED350 (US $ 93) and A Reserve at AED200 (US $ 53). Tickets are available online at www.summerfestabudhabi.ae and www.ticketmaster.ae, while UAE residents can call 800 555 for more information.

Also on Yas Island, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world's largest indoor theme park, will host an event dubbed 'Light Racers' from August 9-18.

Additionally, major malls and shopping centres across Abu Dhabi will extend their opening hours until after midnight to mark the last fortnight of SummerFest Abu Dhabi and Eid Al Fitr celebrations.

Source: 7daysindubai

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