Abu Dhabi Showdown Week was a seven-day event celebrating all that this great city has to offer. Not only did the capital city play home to UFC 242, but also featured a diverse bill of events for both the general public and combat sports industry specialists, ranging from free workouts, weigh-ins and meet and greets with UFC fighters.
Among the attractions was the first-ever UAE concert by American rock giants the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which took place on 4 September, at The Arena, a new indoor venue built on Yas Island. In addition, there were various social events at popular, city-wide entertainment venues ranging from pool parties and exclusive evening after-parties.
And if that wasn't enough, there were be city-wide retail, hotel and food and beverage promotions to cater for all domestic and international visitors.