David Blaine to headline Abu Dhabi Summer Season

Arab idol winner Mohammed Assaf and Bollywood star Sunidhi Chauhan also performing at 12-week festival on fun

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has announced it is spearheading Summer Season, a host of activities and performances that will run across the emirate from June 5 to August 31.

Taking its successful past summer campaigns to a new level, the authority has teamed up with leading UAE event organisers such as Flash Entertainment and The Alchemy Project to deliver a programme packed with headline shows.

Sultan Al Dhaheri, acting executive director for TCA Abu Dhabi, says, ‘We launched a summer programme of events in 2009 under the name of Summer Fest, and every year since the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) has hosted a programme of events. This year is different; we’ve rebranded as Summer Season as we’ve expanded the activities to include Al Ain and Al Gharbia – because we want everyone to be part of the festival.’

Among the headlining acts is the illusionist, endurance artist and street performer David Blaine, Mohammed Assaf, the winner of the second season of Arab Idol and Bollywood star Sunidhi Chauhan. Meanwhile the Royal Moscow Ballet will perform Cinderella, Transformers IV, Age of Extinction will premiere and Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo creators will put on La Verità.

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