Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2017

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Summer is almost here – and the entertainment is about to really heat up in the capital. Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) has joined forces with leading UAE event organisers to produce a fun-packed line-up of events – from Bollywood and stand-up comedy to appearances from cartoon double act Tom and Jerry – ahead of the eagerly-awaited return of the Abu Dhabi Summer Season in July.

The festival, taking place from July 20 to August 20, is a key part of ongoing efforts to further bolster impressive visitor numbers in the capital, following a four percent rise in the number of hotel guests in the first quarter of the year. The emirate hopes to attract some 4.9 million hotel guests in 2017.

Everyone’s favourite cat and mouse duo, Tom and Jerry, will star in ten shows in both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, while characters from popular television series Iftah Ya Simsim – the Arabic version of Sesame Street – will also be brightening up the summer with a special performance of a show written specially for the capital.

Stand-up comedy will be providing a punchline to the event with both local and international talent tickling our funny bones, while a Broadway-style Bollywood show, Balle Balle The Big Fat Indian Wedding, will be brought to the stage in Abu Dhabi and Al Dhafra. And if that isn’t enough, a Bollywood star (still to be revealed) will also be appearing at du Forum on August 18.

Mubarak Al Shamsi, director of Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, TCA Abu Dhabi, says: “We have a superb month-long series of shows, entertainment, promotions, prizes and offers showing just how much Abu Dhabi has to offer as a holiday destination.”

Visit www.tcaabudhabi.ae for more.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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