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All Africa Festival returns with a cultural extravaganza from 17-19 November 2023 in Abu Dhabi

The UAE’s largest celebration of African culture is set to make its return for this year’s edition, debuting in the nation’s capital, Abu Dhabi.

The festival will take place from 17-19 November 2023 at Etihad Park, located on Yas Island, and will invite residents and visitors to a three-day long culturally immersive event that will feature performances from globally renowned music icons, as well as locally based talent and DJs, with representation from all regions of the African continent all performing varied genres of music.

You'll also get to experience a variety of pan-African cuisine, catch a glimpse of unique displays of live art and creative installations, and immerse yourself in fashion exhibits from UAE based designers; all of which pay homage to the spirit of Africa and its people across the world.

From debuting in Dubai's Creek Park in 2018, the decision to move the All Africa Festival to Abu Dhabi comes inspired by the nation’s ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and culturally diverse society, as well as having witnessed the growth in numbers of African expats living and working in the UAE.

Tickets to the All Africa Festival on Yas Island are now available for sale from Platinumlist and Ticketmaster.

Potential vendors and performers keen to participate in the 2023 edition of AAF are invited to register their interest by emailing info@allafricafestival.

To learn more about the All Africa Festival or catch key event updates, visit