Magic of ADNEC’s Moscow Grand Circus

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Magic of ADNEC’s Moscow Grand Circus

Magic of ADNEC’s Moscow Grand Circus and Cinderella on Ice Shared with Children and Adults with Disabilities

Abu Dhabi-UAE:  – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) shared the magic of its recent live entertainment shows, Moscow Grand Circus and Cinderella on Ice, with more than 800 children and adults with learning and physical disabilities.

The UAE Down Syndrome Association, the Ability Centre, Special Care Centre, Gulf Autism School, Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, Church Family Group, Gulf Autism Centre, the Future Centre for Special Needs, Zayed Higher Organisation Autism and Rehabilitation Care Centre, MBM Camp, SKMC and the Make-a-Wish Foundation were some of the community associations that were invited to the shows.

The special guests were given back-stage access to meet the award-winning Monte Carlo Circus’ festival clowns, members of the Didyk Troupe and Fakhriddin Akhnazarov, one of the strongest men in the world.

Pieter Idenburg, ADNEC Group CEO, said: “Moscow Grand Circus and Cinderella on Ice were wonderful events that brought a smile to both the young and old over their four-day run. At ADNEC, we aspire to touch and positively affect the lives of all people in our communities, and we were happy to share the magic of our shows.”

Osama Al Safi, General Secretary of the UAE Down Syndrome Association, said: “We strive to put a smile on the faces of the children and young people with Down Syndrome every day. ADNEC made that task a lot easier for us, and we are grateful for their hospitality. I know the entire group found Moscow Grand Circus amazing, and many of them were witnessing the magic of the circus for the first time.”

Yousef Fadhel Alhashimi, father of Suhail, a two and half year old boy with Down syndrome, said: “My child thoroughly enjoyed the show – it was truly memorable. I would like to thank ADNEC for organising this initiative, which allowed children with Down syndrome or other conditions to interact with the community at large. Such opportunities help enhance their social skills and self-esteem by making them feel more accepted.”

If you are an officially licensed community group, and would like to be added to ADNEC’s database to receive future tickets, please contact







Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is a strategic international venue development and management company. ADNEC’s venue portfolio includes one of the most modern exhibition centres in the world, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, and the UK capital’s largest exhibition and conference venue, ExCeL London, and Al Ain Convention Centre in Al Ain.

ADNEC creates the ideal environment for Abu Dhabi’s rapidly growing events industry. The projects surrounding the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre include: Capital Centre, a mixed-use development of 23 residential, commercial and mixed-use towers adjacent to the exhibition centre; Capital Gate, the iconic 35 storey record-breaking leaning tower that offers 14 storeys of grade A office space along with the 5-star Hyatt Capital Gate hotel; the interconnected four-star Aloft Hotel; and a 20,000sqm waterfront quayside (Marina).

The company also owns BoxOfficeME, the region’s most advanced and high-tech ticket vendor, which complements its event facilities in the UAE; and Al Maa’red Weddings, ADNEC’s specialist weddings consultancy.

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Wael Kanakri



Sarah Al Shawa

APCO Worldwide, Abu Dhabi


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