Music heavyweights head to Abu Dhabi this month for Saadiyat Nights series
Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi is currently playing host to a vibrant and culturally rich extravaganza, Saadiyat Nights. Running until March 2, this event transforms the island's Cultural District into a celebration of music, art and sophistication, set against a breathtaking backdrop.
As the inaugural open-air musical event series on the island, Saadiyat Nights is captivating audiences with an impressive line-up of performances from world-renowned artists.
Kicking off the month on February 3 is Sting, the illustrious singer-songwriter known for his unique fusion of rock and pop. With a career spanning over four decades, Sting has become an iconic figure in the music world, celebrated for both his time with The Police and his successful solo career. Audiences can expect a night filled with his timeless hits, characterised by thought-provoking lyrics and memorable melodies.
Majida El Roumi
On February 10, the multi-award-winning Lebanese legend Majida El Roumi graces the stage. Known for her powerful voice and emotive performances, El Roumi is a symbol of cultural richness in the Arab music world. Her music, often infused with traditional melodies and poetic lyrics, promises to create a captivating experience for all attendees.
The following week, on February 17, Alicia Keys, the renowned singer and songwriter, is set to deliver an unforgettable evening of soulful melodies. Keys, a multiple Grammy Award-winner, is celebrated for her dynamic vocal range and heartfelt piano compositions. Her performance under the starlit skies of Saadiyat Island is anticipated to be a blend of energy and soul-stirring music.
Sir Tom Jones
Closing the series are two back-to-back concerts by legendary artists. On March 1, Sir Tom Jones, with his decades of musical excellence, will bring his charismatic and powerful performance to the island. Known for his distinctive voice and dynamic stage presence, Jones’ show promises to be an evening of timeless hits.
Following him, on March 2, is the iconic John Legend. A multi-talented artist known for his smooth vocals and captivating piano skills, Legend is set to enchant the audience with his blend of R&B, soul and pop, adding a magical touch to the finale of Saadiyat Nights.
Each artist in the line-up brings their unique style and legacy, making it a must-visit destination for culture and music enthusiasts. This series not only showcases international talent but also cements Saadiyat Island's status as a cultural hub in the Middle East. Tickets start from AED295.