Even though the year 2023 has just begun, our calendars are already bustling with all our important days marked. Do not forget to make some space in your calendars and to start with, let’s look at some of the most iconic events taking place this first month of the year.

Imagine Dragons concert

Keep your calendars clear for the arrival of famous American pop rock band Imagine Dragons to Abu Dhabi. As part of their Mercury Tour, the “Bones” hitmakers will perform some of their most popular songs at the Etihad Arena. The event will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at the Etihad Arena, Yas Bay Waterfront, Abu Dhabi, with tickets starting at Dhs250.


The world tour of one of the biggest bands and South Korean girl group BLACKPINK is finally making its way to Abu Dhabi this month. Prepare to sing along to some of their biggest hits including ‘Pink Venom’ and ‘Kill This Love’ as the YouTube phenomenon brings their pop, hip-hop, and sensation to the Blinks in the UAE. Tickets start at Dhs350, and the event will take place on Saturday, January 28, from 8.30 p.m. at Etihad Park in Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Shopping Festival

Start 2023 off well by taking full advantage of the Dubai Shopping Festival, raving across the Emirate. It is something to keep an eye on, with spectacular competitions, cashback deals, large discounts across a wide range of retailers, and a variety of good events- available only until the end of January 2023.

Men’s Arab Fashion Week ‘23

Men’s Arab Fashion Week will begin this month and will return later in the year. The menswear event is recognized alongside its counterparts in New York, London, Milan, and Paris and is the place to be if you love fashion. The event will take place from Saturday, January 28th to Monday, January 30th in Dubai’s center of creativity, the Dubai Design District.

Quoz Arts Festival

At the end of January, the tenth edition of the immensely popular festival that highlights local creative genius and regional artistic skill will take place. Feast your eyes on modern art displays, live music, novel eating experiences, and food trucks. Other features include dance performances, workshops, thought-provoking discussions, and outdoor installations. The festival shall run from January 28th to January 29th at Al Quoz, Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.

Sting in Abu Dhabi

Sting will perform live at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, so be ready to belt out “Desert Rose” amidst the UAE desert. The iconic English artist will perform an epic event containing all of his favourite songs in Abu Dhabi on January 27th. Tickets for the live performance will be starting from Dhs395 at Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Here’s to a blissful last week of the first month of the year 2023- and keep looking forward to what’s more to come the following month!