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Mark Ronson returns to Abu Dhabi for this Festival in October

Abu Dhabi's latest festival, Semi Permanent Middle East, is set to run from 14 - 16 October 2021 at Manarat Al Saadiyat, and feature world-renowned performers including Mark Ronson, the Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriter, record producer and DJ, who will perform an exclusive DJ set.

The first Middle East event will place an emphasis on unexpected combinations, collaborations and conditions delivering new, game-changing work across the creative and design ecosystem.

You'll also be able to immersive yourselves in multi-sensory experiences, including the first international pop-up by famed New York restaurant and bar The Flower Shop, and check out La Rosa Social Club, an exhibition of works by leading contemporary, US-based artists, including Kahlil Joseph, Ryan McGinley and Johanna Jackson. For those who like their artwork to be even more different, Refik Anadol, the Turkish-American new media artist, will debut a mesmeric, data-driven digital artwork in a stunning, all-encompassing LED format.

The first-in-region creativity festival, will host an array of global talent from the design, retail, branding, fashion and technology industries and ccompanying the stellar international line-up will be many of the Middle East’s standout creative talents, including musician Dana Hourani, artist Jason Seife, Les Benjamins founder and creative director Bunyamin Aydin, and photographer Hussain AlMoosawi, adding a local flavour to the event.

Curated around the theme ‘BRIDGES’, there'll also be keynote talks, panels, workshops and experiences, the world’s brightest names in business, design, creativity and technology will showcase how to build new bridges between industry peers and a complex matrix of worldwide consumers.

General admission tickets for half-day and premium passes to Semi Permanent Middle East - which runs 14 - 16 October at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi - are now on sale at