With the opening of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island, music and the arts in Abu Dhabi are on the rise. 2015 and beyond will see a huge increase in popular exhibitions and musical performances for both tourists and locals alike to enjoy.
The first look into the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi stretches from November 2014 - March 2015, where visitors will be given a glimpse into the gallery’s offerings. This exhibition, Seeing Through Light, showcases 18 pieces of art encompassing the history of art from around the world. A precursor to the delights soon to be on offer at the Guggenheim, it’s sure to be an excellent display.
The Nation Towers Galleria also has many different exhibitions on throughout the year, showing of historic and contemporary artists from the UAE and around the world.
Abu Dhabi, with its wide variety of exclusive bars and clubs, is often host to major international musicians and DJs, putting on extravagant nights for fans. As well as being a venue for huge stars, Abu Dhabi has a selection of its own festivals and events.
Abu Dhabi Classics, running from October to May, brings some of the most prominent musical talent and orchestras to the emirate. The concert season reflects the amount of work Abu Dhabi has put into its cultural events. 2015 will see the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Jordi Savall, Emirati Oud Master Faisal Al Saari and Gidon Kremer and James Ehnes take to the stage. Concerts occur throughout the city, from the Emirates Palace Auditorium, Al Jahili Fort, historic sites in Al Ain and Manarat Al Saadiyat Auditorium. These venues will give you the best acoustics, seats and surroundings in which to enjoy the classical music.
A host of events in March make up the Abu Dhabi Festival 2015, where music, theatre, dance and arts come together in a brilliant melting pot.
Never before has Abu Dhabi poured so much love and attention into its art and music: the future is here for fans of all the arts.