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The Abu Dhabi Moments Initiative was officially launched on 17 October 2019 by the Abu Dhabi Community Development Department.

Abu Dhabi Moments aims to promote inclusion and build a strong sense of community through a range of activities and community events, bringing individuals and families together in a family-like atmosphere to create unforgettable experiences.

These experiences and events celebrate all members of the society of the community of different nationalities through 25 events and activities to be held in five main areas within Abu Dhabi.

The activations areas across Abu Dhabi are: Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Al Bateen, Al Hudayriat Island, and Downtown Abu Dhabi.


This is one of the initiatives of Ghadan 21

Ghadan 21 is an Accelerated Development Program that was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council , with a budget of Dh50  billions to realize and to achieve the vision of Abu Dhabi Government, and to cement positioning Abu Dhabi as one of the best places in the world to do business, invest, visit, live and work.

A large range of activities on offer

The Abu Dhabi Moments Calendar has been released and promises loads of fun from Active Walk Nights to Cycling Club,  Movie Nights, BBQ cookout or Drive-in-Cinema. A lot of dates to save actually to make the most of this appealing program!

Further details for each event by “Abu Dhabi Moments” is available on the website,, and the Abu Dhabi Moments app, where visitors can register to create personal profiles, gain access to exclusive event details across the five districts and view the full calendar of events.

The Social Media channels to get all updates

Facebook: Live the Moment Abu Dhabi
Instagram: @LiveTheMomentAD
Twitter: @LiveTheMomentAD
YouTube: Live the Moment Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Moments initiative focuses on two of the four pillars of Ghadan 21: social and liveability.

His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili said: “ Based on this, we are working with a broad vision to strengthen the existing partnership with the community, through the adoption of events that enhance social cohesion and community engagement.”

Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili continued: “The Department of Community Development is committed to providing a dignified life for all members of the community, regardless of their culture, nationality and age group. We work hand in hand with social entities and the private sectors to assure the identity of Abu Dhabi as a hub for peaceful cohabitation for individuals and communities from different cultures.”

Al Khaili stressed that the Abu Dhabi community is characterised by cultural and intellectual diversity, with members who are passionate to give and serve the nation and the society. The Abu Dhabi Moments initiative launched by the department came to build a human bridge to enhance community spirit, social connection and interaction between all community members and segments.

The Chairman of the Department of Community Development pointed out that the first quality of life questionnaire carried out by the department in 2018 highlighted the need for a range of initiatives that encourage community engagement through creative and collaborative activities.


A chance to celebrate the diverse community in Abu Dhabi

For his part, Sultan Al Mutawa said: “When designing events and activities, diversity was taken into consideration as there are citizens of many nationalities and different cultures living in Abu Dhabi and, therefore, we have carefully curated events to include art, music, sport, food and retail.” Highlighting that the initiative creates a chance to celebrate the diverse community in Abu Dhabi.

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