The capital of the UAE may not be big on the tourist circuit, but the grand city has its own share of events that can thrill tourists and locals alike. On Tuesday evenings, head to the YasMarina Circuit on Yas Island and get trained in the strategies of track racing. From May 30th till June 8th, experience fabulous shopping in the air-conditioned comforts of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center at the Shams Festival, 2013. Art lovers will love the Looking East from West: Orientalist Art and Photography display on 29th May as well as the Art Scape on 4th June at Manarat Al Sadiyat; the Birth of a Museum Exhibition from 22nd April till 20th July offers an insight into what to expect from the much anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi which is set to open in 2015.
From 27th June till 17th August, when the sun beats down on
, the city cools itself with exciting activities, shows and entertainment at the ADNEC. Experience the true culture of Abu Dhabi during the festival of Ramzan; from 20th July till 10th August, this auspicious period is observed at the ADNEC with traditional programs, music as well as good shopping and great Arabic food. July is also the time when the famous Liwa Date Festival takes place; this week-long festival celebrates the date palm, one of the lifelines of the Emirates. This is one of the best months to experience Emirati culture up close.