Bob Marley Birthday Bash
Saadiyat Beach Club | 5 February
Ask any person to name a famous reggae singer and 90% of the time they’ll answer: Bob Marley. If you’re a fan of this grassroots genre you’ll be happy to learn that Abu Dhabi will be celebrating his birthday bash at the Saadiyat Beach Club! International singer Kevin Lyttle and the Rootsriders band will offer tribute performances remembering the King of Reggae. Any true red-yellow-and-green fan will feel at home.
1-3 FEBRUARY | ADNEC
Tawdheef, a leading recruitment event for UAE nationals, offers public and private companies wanting to develop their Emirati workforce, an opportunity to meet Emirati graduates and professionals looking for work.
NEW LOOK BEAUTY & FASHION EXHIBITION
1-6 FEBRUARY | AL AIN Convention CENTER
The New Look Fashion Exhibition integrates aspects of health, beauty and fashion. It includes products and procedures, surgical and non-surgical treatments, lifestyle and image advice, as well as lifestyle products and services. The event is a gathering of suppliers and manufacturers in the cosmetics and toiletries industry.
MARTHA ARGERICH & GIDON KREMER WITH KREMERATA BALTICA
2 FEBRUARY | ABU DHABI: Emirates Palace
Two great classical music artists, the Argentine legend Martha Argerich and the Latvian classical violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer will be performing together. Both enjoy significant recognition in the classical world, for their interpretations of famous 20th century works.
3 FEBRUARY ABU DHABI: The NYUAD Arts Center
Breaking the mold and featuring emerging Arab hip hop talent, Desert Storm showcases the work of Narcy, Sons of Yusuf & Rotana Tarabzouni, at an event hosted by New York University. The event promotes musical talent from the Middle East who are reshaping stereotypes and bridging cultural understanding.
SULTAN BIN ZAYED HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2016
ONGOING TILL 13 FEBRUARY | SWEIHAN CITY, ABU DHABI
The Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival is an event filled with traditional camel races, camel beauty contests and a Saluki race. Those seeking Arabian culture and authenticity will also find a traditional market and a heritage village. There’s also a traditional souq and contests in handicrafting and horseback riding.
Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi | 2-9 February
The event is a gathering of six designers of different nationalities and backgrounds, but living in the UAE. Abu Dhabi Fashion Days (ADFD) Closets will provide a platform where they will each show a selection of their designs during the exhibition.
The exhibition will showcase the best of designs and style unique to the designers. All pieces on display will be available for sale.
Qasr Al Hosn
Abu Dhabi | 3-13 February
The popular annual Qasr Al Hosn Festival returns for a celebration of the fort’s status as a historic monument and community hub, in honour of the UAE’s founders and their visionary leadership.
Qasr Al Hosn, which stands the symbolic birthplace of the Emirate, and home of Abu Dhabi’s ruling Al Nahyan family, continues to undergo comprehensive preservation and restoration. This fourth edition of the festival narrates the ongoing conservation of the fort, and reinstates the Qasr Al Hosn site as the cultural heart of Abu Dhabi.
Disney in Concert
Du Forum | 12-20 February
Disney’s Frozen, the BAFTA and Academy Award winning animated feature film, will arrive in the UAE.
The much loved tale will thrill Disney fans who will re-live their favourite movie moments as the UAE National Symphony Orchestra, complete with choir and soloists, brings the movie’s award-winning musical score to life.
RAK Half Marathon @ Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah
Come to Ras Al Khaimah and take part of the world’s record-breaking fastest half marathon. What better way to kick start the year than doing something to keep in shape, stay healthy and help worldwide causes at the same time. Saucony has been sponsoring RAK Half Marathon for many years and now are thrilled to celebrate their massive success once again for the 10th anniversary race.
Imagine Science @ The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival @ Dubai Media City Ampitheatre
The upcoming 14th edition has been built on years of success, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for fans and artists alike. Once again, music lovers can look forward to an undeniably great line-up. With the theme of Much More Than Jazz, they can expect twice the jazz and more of the classic rock, indie rock, pop and urban – an unbeatable mix of quality live entertainment.
US pop-rock band, TOTO, will perform at Dubai Jazz Fest and Youtube sensation Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) will be opening for them, covering pop songs with a vintage twist. Another major artist has joined the line-up, the multi- talented and award winning guitarist Carlos Santana will perform the this year’s jazz fest. Also returning is Sting along with Chris Botti.
the space – eVENTS FOR February
TWOFOUR 54, PARK ROTANA COMPLEX, KHALIFA PARK, LOBBY AREA.
Cinema At The Space (The Oscars Edition)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Weekends
A series of film screenings that aims to encourage the active conversation among filmmakers, supporters, patrons and enthusiasts across Abu Dhabi. With the Oscars happening in the end of February, this month will screen Oscar-winning and nominated films.
Book Launch: The Art of Surrender
Saturday, February 6
Author Eiman Al Zaabi launches her new book “The Art of Surrender”, which is a practical guide to enlightenment, happiness and well-being. Experience a full day of workshops and activities. RSVP to email@example.com
Study in Japan
Feb 5, 7 and 8
Experience Japanese culture with a tea ceremony, kimono-wear and Japanese wood-printing. The event is organized by the Japanese Educational Development committee in Abu Dhabi who will be promoting Japanese universities at the event.