From music to sports and everything in between, here are just some of the great things to look forward to in Abu Dhabi for March and April…

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Legendary Music

Some of the most iconic pop songs are in his repertoire, and now the one and only Sir Tom Jones is returning to the du Forum, Yas Island next month. You could be singing along to massive hits like Delilah, Mama Told Me, It’s Not Unusual, and She’s A Lady, amongst many other top tunes, as FLASH Entertainment brings the renowned Welsh singer to perform in Abu Dhabi once again.The show promises fans a unique look at the vocal power and charismatic persona that has kept Tom Jones at the top of his game for over 50 years. General admission is AED350 and Golden Circle tickets are AED450. Make sure you download FLASH Entertainment’s ThinkFlash App to stay on the pulse of this concert season – now available on iOS and Android. We’ll see you all there!

GO: Tome Jones will perform live at du Forum on April 15. Tickets are available for purchase from www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.


Classic Sounds

For all the classical music lovers out there, this month you’re in for a real treat as one of the world’s most prestigious youth orchestra’s makes its way to the city as part of the Abu Dhabi Classics Season 2016. That’s right; Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra is in town, getting ready to blow the audience away with their musical skills, during two performances later this month, in Al Ain and at Emirates Palace. The evening is set to feature top classical musicians and popular pieces of music including German Concert violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, and a performance, under the baton of David Afkham, of the most iconic piece of music ever written – Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Get ready for an instrumental ride!

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GO: The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra will perform at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain on March 24, and Emirates Palace on March 26. Visit www.abudhabiclassics.ae for tickets and more information.


The Happiest 5k is back!

The Color Run presented by ActiveLife - Abu Dhabi

Back for round three is the annual rainbowfilled event of the year – The Colour Run Abu Dhabi, presented by Daman’s ActiveLife. It’s dubbed the happiest 5k on the planet as hundreds of people sign up for a run that’s like no other! Transforming Yas Marina Circuit into a real-life colour swatch of powdery fun and frolicks, The Colour Run Abu Dhabi, taking place on March 12, is set to be bigger, better, happier, and more colourful than ever! This year, there are new surprises in store for all the crazy Colour Runners out there including more colour and a cool new Race Pack. Joining runners on the day will be the events beloved mascot, Runicorn! Less about your ten-minute mile and more about having the most fun you can, The Colour Run is guaranteed to be the most exciting run in town, with an awesome Finish Festival awaiting runners at the end!

The Color Run partners with global phenomenon The Shine Tour to create a spectacular finish festival for thrill-seeking runners_

GO: The Colour Run Abu Dhabi takes place at Yas Marina Circuit on March 12. Visit www.thecolourrun.ae for more information.


Flying High

As the sky-high Red Bull Air Race makes its way to the capital this month, one of the best ways to take it all the action is from the comfort of the beautiful Hiltonia Beach Club on the Corniche. Hilton Abu Dhabi is hosting the official hospitality programme of the Red Bull Air Race, on March 11 and 12. Watch the awe-inspiring displays from the relaxed and stylish atmosphere of Hiltonia Beach Club, where you’re guaranteed some of the best views in town from the grand stand or the lounge, right on the beach. Top quality sound and visuals, 5-star service, food and drinks, and music by Radio 1’s Saif and Sound make this an impressive venue to watch this thrilling event. Rates are: AED499 for Qualifying Day; AED599 for Race Day; and AED899 for the whole weekend.

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GO: Call (0)2 692 4247 or email abudhabi.info@hilton.com for more information on what the packages include.


Tennis at The Beach

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Back for another year this month is the exciting Tennis at The Beach 2016, under the patronage of Sheikha bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan. Presented by Etihad Towers, on March 12, a selection of tennis legends including Tim Henman, Xavier Malisse, Younes El Anyaoui and Henri Leconte will wow the crowds with an afternoon of world-class sporting fun supported by a line-up of suitably British luxury brands. The 2016 edition of this quintessential British event will take place on the luxurious Saadiyat Island at the picturesque Saadiyat Beach Club.

White sands, crystal blue waters and landscaped grounds will welcome tennis aficionados to a showcase of grass court tennis followed by an exquisite fashion show and entertainment. The invitation only event marks the culmination of an active weekend featuring sailing, golf and player clinics, serving up the best of British hospitality in association with world-class partners including; ADCB Private Banking, Elegant Resorts and Etihad Airways.

Tennis Legends

GO: Be part of the action with #TennisAtTheBeach taking place on March 12.


Ladies Night at Yas Waterworld

The capital’s popular water-themed hangout is, once again, launching an evening dedicated to all the lovely ladies in the city. You’ve got it – Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is excited to announce the return of its Ladies Night, starting March 17, a promo that is back by popular demand after great success last year. The UAE’s only Emirati-themed waterpark promises the ultimate night-time adventure during the ladies-only evenings to ensure splashing fun for girls of all ages in a private setting. Grab your costumes and go enjoy!

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GO: Visit www.yaswaterworld.com for more information.


Cirque Le Noir Thrills

Tape Event is bringing a unique theatrical experience, Cirque Le Noir, to Abu Dhabi this month. The sold-out world tour cirque will be performing at du Forum, Yas Island for everyone who enjoys a good show!

Le Noir, the dark side of the cirque, features over 20 of the greatest acts on earth including spinning metal wheels, acrobatic stunts 30- feet high, jaw-dropping spins on roller skates and the Columbian Wheel of Death, performed in a remarkable 360-degree, custom built stage setting, bringing the audience closer to performers like never before.

Tareq Abuissa, Chief Executive Officer, Tape Events, says: “We are absolutely delighted to bring Cirque Le Noir to the region. It is an electrifying show for the whole family that has thrilled audiences all around the world. It is visually spectacular, breathtaking and it will definitely leave you mesmerised.” The Colombian Wheel of Death is cited as one of the most complex circus stunts in the world; seeing two acrobats perform high-risk feats atop and inside a pair of spinning wheels rotating high above the stage. World-class acrobats, musicians, specialty acts and comedians are the centerpiece of this cutting-edge production.

The show is surreal, beautiful and hilarious at times as it explores emotions through colours, as the cast transform from beautiful and pure white, through the passion of red and finally culminating with the darkness of Le Noir.

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GO: Cirque Le Noir will perform at du Forum, Yas Island on March 17, 18 and 19. Tickets can be purchased from www.platinumlist.net starting from AED199.


Yas Mall Spring Festival

The first Yas Mall Spring Festival will be held from March 31 to April 8, with a kids fashion show taking place over three days, on the first weekend of April. The festival will host an exciting Arab celebrity on its opening night, who will put on a stunning show for all visitors to enjoy. Families will also get the chance to revel in a fantastical array of parades, breathtaking performances, and a variety of exciting activities over a fun-packed nine-day period.

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GO: Visit www.yasmall.ae for more information.