The time is now to – host your next exhibition in Abu Dhabi

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Featuring a thriving business landscape, world-class infrastructure and accessibility to the world - with a continued focus on safety, Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination to host your next exhibition. Keen to learn more? Here are some reasons why Abu Dhabi is suitable to host your next large-scale exhibition. 

As the world gradually returns to in-person events, the health and safety measures of a destination is fundamental to event planners and organisers - and Abu Dhabi leads the way with exceptional health and safety measures, topping the global rankings as one of the world’s leading cities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Proactive measures include the Green Pass protocol on the government-devised Al Hosn mobile application (activated when fully vaccinated together with a negative PCR test result for as long as 14 days). Entry to events also require a negative PCR test result within 96 hours of the event, in addition to Exponential Deep Examination (EDE) scanning, mask wearing and social distancing protocols.

Discover ground-breaking infrastructure and an impressive portfolio of event venues, a variety of hotels and warm Arabian hospitality. Taking pride in its global connectivity, Abu Dhabi continues to attract exhibitions of regional and global significance. The capital city is also home to the multi-award-winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), offering organisers 151,000sqm of event space, spread over 12 state-of-the-art, fully interconnected, column-free exhibition halls, including an Atrium and Concourse. ADNEC is a strategic international venue development and management company whose portfolio includes the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the UK capital’s largest exhibition and conference venue, ExCeL London, and the Al Ain Convention Centre in Al Ain. The Etihad Arena also has cutting edge facilities catering to a range of events. Located on the Yas Bay Waterfront in Yas Island, the Arena is the Middle East’s largest state-of-the-art indoor venue. Inspired by the Arabic culture, the Etihad Arena invites guests to discover world-class experiences within an architecturally stunning environment. The Arena has also been named the Sustainable Building Design of the Year at the MENA Green Buildings Awards 2018.

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Explore the emirate’s many spectacular, championship-ready golf courses, ballrooms in beachside resorts, or for something exclusive consider the tranquility of an oasis setting at stunning hideaways nestled among breath-taking desert dunes, or on the lush private resort island of Zaya Nurai Island. Abu Dhabi is well positioned to convene large-scale international conventions, exhibitions and events. The city is home to the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), which is the largest exhibition for the oil and gas sector, and the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) which is a regionally significant exhibition for the defence sector. The emirate has also attracted new business events in recent years such as the Middle East Design adn Build Week, Middle East Manufacturing and Technology Expo and Hack In The Box, just to name a few.

Planners and organisers will have access to the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) team from start to finish of their events. The Advantage Abu Dhabi programme is an initiative that provides an array of support throughout the event planning cycle, including financial aid. ADCEB is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all business event planning requirements, offering solutions such as tailored research and bid strategy advice to ensure destination competitiveness, provision of destination promotional collaterals and boosting delegate numbers through the international offices of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi. Get started with an immersive, online tool featuring new and exciting tourism developments, offerings catering to business events in the emirate. Ease your research process, narrow your searches and find your ideal event venue and suppliers at your fingertips.