Abu Dhabi

How Abu Dhabi’s long-term vision is focusing on events

Simon George spends three days in Abu Dhabi, investigating Sheikh Zayed’s long-term vision for the UAE, and its growing focus on events.

Etihad Airways extends free two-night Abu Dhabi getaway offer

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the offer in its opening month. Travellers flying through the capital of the UAE with the airline are invited to enjoy a free two-night hotel stay to break up their journey and explore the city’s attractions. Etihad is offering two free nights of hotel ...

Abu Dhabi event to address asthma issues affecting 1.3m UAE residents

Organisers of global pharmaceutical event CPhI Middle East and Africa say they will deliver content to address the increasing prevalence of Chronic Respiratory Diseases (CRDs) in the region when the event returns to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), 16-18 September. CRDs including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, respiratory allergies and occupational lung dise...

ADNEC delivers US$929m economic impact in 2018

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced the value of its direct and indirect impact on the Abu Dhabi economy in 2018 was AED3.41bn (US$929m), taking the total value of its contribution to the local economy since its inception in 2005 to AED32bn. ADNEC’s strong 2018 results followed a 14% growth in the number of events hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Al Ain C...

Abu Dhabi welcomed more than 10 million international visitors in 2018

Abu Dhabi welcomed more than 10 million international visitors in 2018, with the emirate also posting figures showing incredible growth over the last three years. These figures were powered by the addition of a host of world-class events and enhancements to all of its specialised tourism sectors, as well as massive improvements to its infrastructure and significant development of its cultural asse...

Inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show sails onto awards shortlist

With seven months until the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), the inaugural edition in 2018 is still generating a buzz after being shortlisted by the Middle East Special Event (MESE) Awards in the Best Consumer Exhibition category. The 2018 show attracted 21,123 attendees, 270 exhibitors and brands from 25 countries, for its maiden voyage at Abu Dhabi National Exhibiti...

ADNEC’s Hive brings a fresh buzz for events

The Hive grew out of an idea for an Innovation Lab concept for ADNEC’s own staff meetings and now offers 865sqm of versatile space, designed as not just a space for hire but one that can enhance the benefits of face-to-face engagement. The Hive consists of an 80-seat auditorium informally named The Collaboratorium, and The Lab that offers 320sqm of configurable space as well as three meeting rooms...

Abu Dhabi’s four big conference wins

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, a division of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have won joint bids to host four leading international conferences in the Emirate. All four of the conferences will be held in the Middle East region for the first time and include the World Congress of Nephrology, the Annual Conference of ...

IBTM World announces DCT Abu Dhabi as Premier Partner for 2019

Organisers of the IBTM trade show brand have announced that the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will be its Premier Partner for IBTM World 2019. The deal marks the first time in IBTM World’s 31-year history that it has taken on a Premier Partner. DCT Abu Dhabi will use the agreement to gain access to a highly engaged global audience of meetings professionals. ...

ADNEC now a Hive for creative conferencing in Abu Dhabi

A new meeting space concept has been launched in Abu Dhabi by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) in what management says is in direct response to the rapidly changing demands of event organisers and business events visitors. The multi-functional space will go live by the end of the year and aims to combine functionality with aesthetic appeal. Unlike traditional meeting rooms, The H...