Watch: Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh performs traditional Emirati dance, calls Abu Dhabi 'second home'

The actor has been announced as the emirate's newest ambassador in a two-year partnership

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Published: Tue 2 May 2023, 7:41 PM

Last updated: Wed 3 May 2023, 11:58 AM

Visit Abu Dhabi on Tuesday announced Indian actor, and pop culture icon Ranveer Singh, as an official ambassador, inspiring visitors to discover the diverse range of experiences that can be enjoyed on a trip to Abu Dhabi.

During the two-year partnership, Ranveer will share his holiday highlights, inviting Indian travellers to find their pace in Abu Dhabi and enjoy everything that the destination has to offer, from an action-packed calendar of events, including IIFA, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Abu Dhabi NBA Games, to the variety of adventures and cultural experiences that can inspire, excite and restore.


Ranveer commences his exciting role by starring in Abu Dhabi’s new summer campaign film, ‘One Summer Isn’t Enough’. In the film, audiences will witness Ranveer explore some of Abu Dhabi’s hotspots, from soaking up the sun in the chilled pools of Saadiyat Beach Club to taking in the wonder at Louvre Abu Dhabi and racing around the famous Yas Marina Circuit, before enjoying retail therapy at one of the city’s incredible malls.

A true showman, Ranveer could not leave Abu Dhabi without perfecting the iconic Al Ayyala dance – deeply rooted in UAE culture, it involves performers using thin bamboo canes to move to the steady beat of drums.


Ranveer's infectious enthusiasm and passion for Abu Dhabi is sure to inspire every traveller to add Abu Dhabi to their summer bucket list.

“I am delighted to be the destination ambassador for Abu Dhabi This is the most fun I've had behind the camera! I've been visiting the emirate for years, and it feels like a second home to me. Now, I have the opportunity to share what makes it so special with the world. Every time I visit, there is something new to discover, and I always leave with countless memories and a strong desire to return. With so much to see and do, and just a short three-hour flight from Mumbai, Abu Dhabi is a must-visit holiday destination," said Ranveer.

Abu Dhabi offers 23 locations for visitors to explore, including Qasr Al Hosn and the presidential palace of Qasr Al Watan.

Alternatively, those looking for adventure can visit theme parks like Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Visitors can also get away from the hustle and bustle of the city at the secluded desert island retreat of Nurai Island, which is just 15 minutes away by boat, or enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime meal at one of the Michelin-starred and Michelin-recognised restaurants.

The summer activities include the IIFA in May as well as an exhilarating concert by rock legends Gun n’ Roses.

Nouf AlBoushelaibi, Executive Director, Strategic Marketing & Communication Sector, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, commented: "With his energy and passion for travel, Ranveer embodies the spirit of Abu Dhabi - a destination that offers a diverse range of experiences for everyone to enjoy at their own pace. Through this partnership, we aim to share Ranveer's love for Abu Dhabi with India and the world, and showcase the destination's unique and captivating offerings, from its unrivalled family fun to its intangible heritage and culture, stunning nature and adventure, and everything in between."

Visitors can also make the most of their holiday with an exclusive, limited-time deal of ‘stay more, pay less’ for trips booked between four to seven nights. Valid from May 1 to September 30, travellers can opt for a city getaway, select a resort surrounded by turquoise waters, or book a family escape at an amazing value.

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