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Abu Dhabi Showdown Week Unleashes Exclusive ‘Ultimate Access’ Package

As anticipation builds ahead of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week - the week-long series of entertainment and lifestyle events created by the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) to support the UAE capital’s mega UFC? 242 event on September 7 - an all-new ‘Ultimate Access’ package has been created for music and mixed martial arts fans.

With tickets to UFC? 242 sold out in all categories, the ‘Ultimate Access’ package includes a single Category 2 ticket to UFC? 242 and Platinum standing tickets to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert on September 4 and Colombian reggaeton sensation J Balvin’s gig on September 5. Both concerts will be held at The Arena – the all-new indoor venue on Yas Island that will also stage UFC? 242.

Restricted to only 100 packages, the exclusive ‘Ultimate Access’ offer comes in response to fan requests for bundled ticket options covering all of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week’s headline events. Available at www.ticketmaster.ae, the ‘Ultimate Access’ package costs AED 2,499, which represents an AED 541 saving on the original AED3,040 price for equivalent tickets purchased individually.

In addition, the ‘Ultimate Access’ package includes a unique offer to access Yas Island’s world-class theme-parks - including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi - for an extra AED100 for each park.

About The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate's tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate's heritage. A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination's development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

About UFC®
UFC®, is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. With more than 300 million fans worldwide, including 70 million social media followers across all of its digital platforms, UFC’s programming is broadcast in over 170 countries and territories to more than one billion TV households worldwide in 40 different languages. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually and consistently sells out some of the world’s most prestigious arenas. Since 2001, UFC has been proudly headquartered in Las Vegas, with a network of employees around the world. UFC’s current roster boasts more than 570 athletes representing over 55 countries currently on its active roster. UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment, and fashion leader Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR, in what is among the largest transactions in sports history.

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor network.

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