With its diverse portfolio of world-leading infrastructure, iconic hotels, state-of-the-art event venues and unrivalled cultural offerings, Abu Dhabi is a thriving and dynamic business and events hub. The UAE capital has become a destination of choice for high profile organisations looking to not only achieve their event objectives but provide their delegates with truly unique and unforgettable experiences, both during and out of business hours.
And with Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s comprehensive range of incentive programmes supporting organisers through every step of the planning process, there’s never been a better time to choose the UAE capital as the host of your next event.
An unmatched destination proposition
Abu Dhabi’s innovative and knowledge-based economy, supported by a robust digital-first infrastructure, has seen the emirate swiftly grow its pipeline of world-renowned international meetings and business events.
With strength in financial services, aerospace, healthcare and academia, Abu Dhabi is at the forefront of research and development across a broad spectrum of sectors. Its growing knowledge economy and forward-focused ecosystem across both public and private sectors add value for international associations and event organisers seeking to align themselves with local innovators and global leaders in a variety of industries.
Abu Dhabi’s broad range of experiences and attractions mean there is something for everyone to discover at their own pace, from its world-class business venues and meeting facilities, renowned hospitality concepts and diverse F&B offerings, to attractions such as serene Al Ain, the inspiring Saadiyat Cultural District and the exhilarating Yas Island – all within close proximity to one another. This is a city conducive to mixing business with pleasure, making it an ideal choice for those looking to host memorable meetings, conferences and incentive trips.
Getting your delegates to this highly accessible city couldn’t be easier, with Abu Dhabi International Airport acting as a base for more than 30 airlines flying to over 120 destinations. Add to this the fact that Numbeo has named Abu Dhabi the safest city in the world for the sixth year running, and the city’s appeal as a destination where people from all over the world can peacefully gather for both business and leisure is clear.
A range of unique event spaces
Abu Dhabi provides a range of venues, from high-end luxury to more modest spaces for those on a budget. The fit-for-purpose Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) offers an impressive 153,000sqm of event space. ADNEC also has six on-site hotels, with standards ranging from three to five stars, offering a total of 1,800 hotel rooms.
Beyond ADNEC, visitors are spoilt for choice with meeting and accommodation options across a range of price points. For the ultimate memorable event experience, hold your event amid swaying palms in an ancient oasis, at a Formula One racetrack, or under Louvre Abu Dhabi’s iconic dome.
Support every step of the way
The Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) is your strategic partner, offering support through every stage of the planning cycle and working together with MICE industry stakeholders to help deliver successful events that reach your objectives.
Advantage Abu Dhabi
ADCEB’s Advantage Abu Dhabi initiative provides an array of support and incentives for event organisers and meeting planners looking to host an event in the UAE capital. Now enhanced with value-added benefits and new terms, Advantage Abu Dhabi 2.0 builds business relationships within the emirate’s dynamic MICE community, stimulates business for local suppliers and gives attendees a truly unique experience.
As an organiser or planner, you will benefit from support throughout the whole planning cycle of your event, including access to a network of partners experienced in the organisation of business events and incentive travel. You will also reap the rewards of choosing Abu Dhabi with a range of support items including hotel discounts, flight tickets, hosted buyers and speakers programme and more.
There’s never been a better time to host your event in Abu Dhabi – to find out more, or to get the process started, contact Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau at https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/abu-dhabi-convention-and-exhibition-bureau.