SummerFest Abu Dhabi set to open
Abu Dhabi, June 26, 2013
SummerFest Abu Dhabi, the emirate’s major seasonal promotion, opens tomorrow (June 27) with the first of four ‘Stomp at Emirates Palace’ shows and the opening of the festival’s activity hub at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).
The 52-day ‘SummerFest Abu Dhabi’ programme of family edutainment, stage shows, comedy evenings, sports activities and concerts - which runs until August 17 - spans mid-summer, the Holy Month of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr and the destination’s traditional EidFest celebrations.
“These high energy Stomp performances will get SummerFest Abu Dhabi off to a rousing start with new music and choreography and two recently-added routines - ‘Trolleys’ and ‘Frogs’ – which have never been seen before in the UAE,” explained Sultan Al Muhairi, manager, SummerFest Abu Dhabi.
“Tickets start at Dh150 ($40) with residents booking through www.summerfestabudhabi.ae and GCC show goers able to book through leading regional travel agents.”
Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) to build the destination’s seasonal appeal, SummerFest Abu Dhabi features sizzling hotel deals with free tickets to some of the emirate’s leading leisure attractions.
Guests booking a minimum of three nights’ stays at any of 40 participating Abu Dhabi hotels during the festival - with the exception of Eid - will receive free tickets to Yas Island’s headline attractions - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park and the award-winning Yas Waterworld, named the Middle East’s leading attraction by the World Travel Awards, a statement said.
“With a new identity and our longest-ever line-up, SummerFest Abu Dhabi sends a resounding message that there is now much more to see and do in Abu Dhabi," added Al Muhairi. "We anticipate huge interest in our ADNEC hub with its world-class schedule of live Show World performances while the line-up at du Forum on Yas Island adds to the entertainment appeal for all ages.”
Show World, an action-packed bill of 98 shows over 47 days, features seven blockbuster acts performing twice-daily shows during week-long runs at Adnec. With varied performance times, the Show World schedule sees regional premieres of 90-minute live action shows from Cartoon Network’s Lazy Town and perennial favourites Bananas in Pyjamas during its opening fortnight.
By the time Cartoon Network’s Ben10 rounds out Show World proceedings in mid-August, the international stars of Scooby Doo, Freej and Sesame Street will all have trodden the Adnec boards. Tickets to Adnec, which include entrance to Show World, are Dh40 ($11) for adults and Dh20 ($5.5) for under-12s. Kids under two-years enter free.
For the entire SummerFest Abu Dhabi schedule, visit: www.summerfestabudhabi.ae. – TradeArabia News Service