The Summer in Abu Dhabi festival, which runs from June 21 to July 19, features a bigger-than-ever summer playground, fun fair rides and games, an amazing ‘Sea Lion Show’ and dozens of family-friendly activations.
Once again, the ADNEC festival offers something for children and parents of all ages – from huge adventure playgrounds and top-tier shows by international performance groups, to grassroots sport and games activities presented by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
High up on the festival’s list of returning favourites is the ever-popular Show World, which will run seven different character-based performances over the festival’s 29 days. Four fairy-tale ice spectaculars - Peter Pan, Snow White, Cinderella and Beauty And The Beast - top the Show World bill, while the theatre will also stage a 20-minute Louna musical performed in Arabic and English, as well as adaptations of The Jungle Book and Ice Age movies. Performance schedules are available at the festival’s official website: www.summerinabudhabi.ae
Other attractions include a mammoth Ice Age Village featuring characters from - and activities inspired by - the hit movie series, a nerve-jangling ‘Big Bag Drop’, and a jaw-dropping Sea Lion Show where three hilarious aquatic mammals perform a host of side-splitting stunts, such as break-dancing moves, ball-juggling tricks and one flipper hand-stands.
The entry fee for Summer in Abu Dhabi at ADNEC is just AED 40 for adults and AED 30 for children under 12 years of age. Tickets can be bought at the door. Guests producing an Etihad boarding pass with validity from May 15 – July 19 get a single entry free.