Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi Unveils the First Edition of the Abu Dhabi Music Week

Created by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and supported by several key partners. The Music Week was created to position Abu Dhabi as a premium destination for entertainment and to provide music fans within the UAE capital and beyond with an unforgettable week of nonstop events and activations.

THE DEPARTMENT of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi has unveiled the first edition of Abu Dhabi Music Week, a pioneering platform for music fans and professionals set to launch in March 2020 in the UAE Capital. The first edition of the Music Week will focus on electronic dance music, also known as EDM, featuring global electronic music festival Ultra. The week will also include city-wide international and local music events and activations at some of Abu Dhabi's key attractions, including the inaugural DJ Mag Middle East conference.

Saeed Al Saeed, Destination Marketing Director at the Department of Culture and Tourism said, "Abu Dhabi Music Week is a lively celebration of music that is set to be the first of its kind in the Middle East. We believe in the power of music to unite people of all backgrounds. Therefore, we created Abu Dhabi Music Week to demonstrate our commitment to providing our residents and visitors alike with unforgettable experiences. We are proud to be hosting the first Middle East editions of the globally acclaimed Ultra Music Festival and the prestigious DJ Mag Middle East conference and we look forward to announcing several more exciting additions to the Week in the future."

Dudley Chou, Executive Producer, Ultra Abu Dhabi, said: "We are humbled by the opportunity to bring Ultra to the Middle East for the first time in the amazing venue at du Arena at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. We want to thank the electronic dance music community for sharing their passion and requests for us to bring the brand here. We would also like to thank the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi for their endless support and feel honored to be able to play a part in making Abu Dhabi the central hub for entertainment in the Middle East. 2020 is going to be an exciting year for us and look forward to developing a long-term icon for festival goers to indulge in."

Abu Dhabi Music Week will also include the first Middle East edition of the DJ Mag conference, a landmark music industry event organized by British electronic music publication, DJ Mag. The conference, which is amongst the first of its kind in the region, will run for two days in March, featuring groundbreaking music industry talks, workshops hosted by top electronic music industry experts, artist sessions and talent matching and booking programmes.


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