Cultural Events and Festivals  


Al Gharbia Festivals

The Western Region (Al Gharbia) of Abu Dhabi emirate is host to a series of festivals including watersports, traditional desert sports (such as falcon hunting and camel racing) and a date festival.  All the activities are based outside the city so also gives an opportunity to see a different side of the UAE.


Liwa Date Festival

Liwa Date Festival is held annually in July.


Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition

This annual exhbition takes place in September or October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. It includes beauty contests for salukis and Arabian horses; buying and selling of hunting weapons; displays of Emirati traidtions such as hunting, fishing and falconry. Poetry, painting, Arabic coffee-making, crafts and photography are also featured.