The Abu Dhabi Tourism board has been working hard to get people to visit and what better way than by having top-named talent visit. Some of the names that they've had in the past year include Prince, Guns 'n Roses, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, George Michael, and Stevie Wonder. Even if you're not looking for the best hits of the 80's, there are a lot of current favorites.
Snoop Dog, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Beyonce, The Killers, The Kings of Leon, Kanye West have all come to Abu Dhabi. There are loads of other events like WOMAD, the three-day world music festival originally created by Peter Gabriel. WOMAD was on the beach about a ten-minute walk from my apartment and free of charge, ideal to take my kids to.
Even though I don't get out to shows as much as I'd like to, having all these options is terrific and it's nice to know that I live in a vibrant city with all this entertainment.