Abu Dhabi Showdown week: Everything you need to know!

Abu Dhabi Showdown Week is here again and it is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the year. Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism DCT has organised an epic week that you don’t want to miss out on.

You’ll have the once-in-lifetime opportunity to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform on September 4th as part of a packed seven-day series of events along with the UFC 242 on September 7th!

If that’s not enough, you’ll be able to fill your itinerary with activities, fitness challenges, brunches and parties all over the city. Keep the good times rolling without worrying about traffic, how to get there, and finding parking.

Careem has got you covered. We’ll be extending a special offer for Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. With promo code ADSWD19, you get 40% off your rides to and from The Arena, where the main concerts and UFC 242 are taking place. When you’re there, just follow the Careem signs and you’ll be directed to our designated pick-up points in the Arena parking.

Getting excited already! Here are few things you need to know…

UFC 242

The highly-anticipated event will take place on September 7th at The Arena, a new indoor venue located on Yas Island and built for this occasion. Before the mega event takes place, you can be part of a series of warm-up events happening across Yas Mall and The Arena where admission will be free. Keep an eye out for them!



The world-famous Red Hot Chilli Peppers will be performing at The Arena on September 4th 2019. Fancy a ticket? Don’t forget to apply promo code WINRHCP between August 27th and September 1st to get a chance to win Platinum tickets for two! The more you ride, the better your chances.

Columbian superstar JBalvin will take the stage the following day and fans will be dancing to the sounds of Migente.



Calling all of you fitness enthusiasts! Du Forum will be featuring a series of competitions, fitness programmes and conferences from September 5th to 7th, where you can meet your favourite fitness stars and influencers.



Throughout Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the city will be buzzing with pool parties and DJ nights. Check out Cabana brunch at the Edition, Ladies’ Day at Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi’s biggest ever pool party hosted by Aloft and the massive Red Hot Chilli Peppers afterparty at MAD club going all the way to 5am! The official UFC afterparty at MAD where entertainment will be taken care of by superclub White can’t be missed.

Yalla let’s go!


Terms & Conditions for promo code ADSW19:

  • – Code valid from September 1 – 7
  • – Pick-up and/or drop-off to be from The Arena Abu Dhabi
  • – Code valid on 2 rides per user
  • – Maximum discount AED 40 per ride
  • – Valid on Economy, Business, Careem Kids, Max and Careem Electric in Dubai
  • – Valid on Economy, Limo and Careem Kids in Abu Dhabi

Terms & Conditions for promo code WINRHCP:

  • – Code valid for tracking purposes only. No discount will apply
  • – Valid until September 1
  • – One winner will be chosen and announced on September 2
  • – Platinum tickets T&Cs apply
  • – Valid on Economy, Business, Careem Kids, Max and Careem Electric in Dubai
  • – Valid on Economy, Limo and Careem Kids in Abu Dhabi


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