An Evening With Russell Peters

The Canadian funny man becomes the first comedian to appear at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena.

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease in the UAE, Etihad Arena made another step in the right direction on 17 September, welcoming Canadian comic, Russell Peters to perform the first comedy show to take place inside the new venue. With capacity limits still in place, the 3,500 available tickets were snapped up by the eager comedy fans of the UAE over a month before show day. “It’s hugely satisfying,” began Peter Green, Owner of GME Events, which produced the show in association with the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi and Miral. “We’ve only been alive as a company for less than a year, so for us to be entrusted with bringing the first live comedy act to Etihad Arena is a huge win for us.” 

Photos: GME Events