Abu Dhabi Meeting Planners' Guide 2021

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WORLD-CLASS SUPPORT, FROM TECH TO INNOVATION As the MICE sector continues to grow, so does the demand for top-notch support. Abu Dhabi is best placed in terms of infrastructure - with myriad successful events hosted – as well as stable, reliable technology backing for the best possible outcome. An innovative, nimble approach means that the emirate is best placed to adapt to any specific requirement, and its deep well of experienced personnel is at the ready to provide a variety of support.

Abu Dhabi is welcoming a new era of tourism, where all types of travellers, be it business or leisure, are catered to and safeguarded. Reaping the rewards of the efforts put in over the last year to elevate our tourism industry despite the challenges, the capital of the UAE is on a journey to transform the emirate into one of the world's most soughtafter tourism destinations. Abu Dhabi never stopped advancing in pursuit of its goals. And today, we are welcoming the world once again to remarkable experiences in the UAE capital – all delivered with the utmost regard for public health and safety. We have witnessed a surge in the emirate's hospitality and events scenes and expanded our portfolio of tourism proposition to include new offerings and experiences. With so much to offer, it is little wonder that Abu Dhabi maintains its status as one of the region's leading hubs for the meetings and events industry. In this publication, we aim to introduce new and exciting tourism developments as well as the plethora of offerings catering to business events and incentive groups in the emirate. We also hope that this guide will ease the research process for event planners and narrow the search for the ideal destination for your upcoming events. We look forward to welcoming you with our warm Arabian hospitality.

HE Ali Hassan Al Shaiba Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi


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INSIDER GUIDE

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Explore the world's largest uninterrupted desert

NEED TO KNOW

All the information needed to plan a visit to Abu Dhabi

VENUES

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ON THE MOVE

GLOBALLY CONNECTED

Abu Dhabi's global connections and travel times from major international hubs around the world

A vast array of transportation options makes it easy to explore all that the emirate has to offer

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MOMENTS IN TIME

IN FOCUS

Discover the UAE capital – the largest of the seven emirates in the country – comprising more than 200 natural islands scattered across the Arabian Gulf

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AL DHAFR A

Discover Abu Dhabi's remarkable transformation from a fishing village into a global hub

CONVENTION & E XHIBITION VENUE S

Discover the best places in the capital to host your next business event

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HOTEL VENUE S

Plan the perfect event in the remarkable settings of Abu Dhabi's finest hotels

DISTRICTS

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Discover meeting venues for every type of event

ABU DHABI CORNICHE

This district is home to cultural attractions, beachside resorts and dining establishments

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When it comes to out-of-the-ordinary options, the capital certainly impresses

Director of ADCEB, Mubarak Al Shamisi, sheds light on Abu Dhabi's value proposition as the ideal destination for meetings and events in the UAE as well as its achievements

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Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Al Ain

Abu Dhabi offers a host of activities that highlight the region's commitment to a more sustainable future

SUPPORT E VENT SUPPORT SERVICE S

Events are made easy with numerous support services available

Award-winning amusement parks make Yas Island a leading entertainment destination

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Explore the emirate's cultural highlights

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IMMERSIVE E XPERIENCE S

A GREEN FOOTPRINT

Fringed by crystal-clear waters, the island boasts luxury resorts, cultural hubs, beaches and golf courses

A record year for the capital, Abu Dhabi finished 2019 with record-breaking visitor numbers and a staggering rise in travel and tourism statistics

RIDING HIGH

Discover the capital's significant cultural icons

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CAPITAL OF CULTURE

Planners looking to dazzle delegates can take their pick from an inventory of team-building activities

This sprawling residential suburb is a hive of activity

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Abu Dhabi's calendar of events is action-packed

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UNIQUE E VENT VENUE S

This district comprises the emirate's largest exhibition venue, popular attractions and hotels

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IN FOCUS Discover the UAE capital, the largest of the seven emirates encompassing more than 200 breathtaking islands

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KHALIFA CITY

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INSIGHT Nestled in the heart of the Middle East, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Abu Dhabi lends itself perfectly to international events. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and luxurious spaces, suitable for both small and large gatherings, the emirate beckons planners from around the world. In this section, discover how the city has cemented its status as a leading destination in which to host business events. Learn more about its well-rounded leisure offerings, comprising record-breaking attractions and authentic cultural experiences, which enhance its appeal for delegates attending business events.


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Etihad Arena

RISING TO THE OCCASION The Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau is proud to promote the emirate as a leading global destination for business events to international audiences

The past few decades have witnessed Abu Dhabi transform into a global travel destination. Its ascent to the top has resulted in an increased influx of visitors, who come to the UAE capital's glistening shores in search of new opportunities and experiences. On the tourism front, the emirate has never failed to deliver on its promise of unforgettable adventures. The credit for this goes to the capital's record-breaking attractions and landmarks that appeal to residents and visitors alike. But with its sights set on all-round growth, Abu Dhabi has equally invested in its MICE sector.

In March 2013, the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) was established in the capital with an aim to cement the emirate's status as a leading global destination for meetings and events. Since its inception, Abu Dhabi has enjoyed a great deal of success, profitably scaling its proposition for business events.

ÒThe availability of such a strong portfolio of entertainment options in Abu Dhabi makes the destination a versatile MICE hubÓ A VALUE PROPOSITION

Through its endeavours, ADCEB has positioned the city as the premier choice for planners, leveraging its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. "Over the past decade, Abu Dhabi has rapidly developed its offering, making it a well-reputed MICE destination. It features a wide variety of impressive venues, suitable for different types of events, with the award-winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) proudly leading the way," says Mubarak Al Shamisi, Director of ADCEB. Aiding the bureau's efforts in strengthening its MICE proposition is the UAE capital's world-class infrastructure and amenities, array of accommodation options, reliable public transporation and advanced event management technology. 10

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"All of these are critical factors considered by MICE professionals when choosing a destination in which to host an event," says Al Shamisi. "Moreover, the availability of such a strong portfolio of entertainment options in Abu Dhabi makes the destination a versatile MICE hub. The year-round calendar of events, covering everything, from music and art to sports, also highlights the emirate's remarkable capability to host events of various genres. "Of course, there is also our notable Arabian hospitality, which is one of the key aspects of the destination. It all comes together as a bespoke, unparalleled experience, which intertwines business and leisure, something we've found corporate travellers seek out when shortlisting an event location," he adds.

The year 2019 also proved lucrative for unconventional event spaces, with Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat and Qasr Al Watan leading the charge. Proving that the bureau's hard work is clearly paying dividends, Abu Dhabi was named the 'Middle East's Leading Business Destination' at the 2019 World Travel Awards. "It's a testament to our efforts and an accolade that can be attributed to the comprehensive array of unique offerings available in the city," he explains.

BAT TLING A CRISIS

Riding this wave of success, ADCEB intended to follow its 2019 achievements by introducing new initiatives at the dawn of the new decade. The year 2020, however, proved tumultuous, with the COVID-19 pandemic denting the efforts of not only the MICE sector but also of other industries. In spite of the unfavourable circumstances, ADCEB rose to the challenge, pivoting its operations accordingly in order to reopen the emirate to international travellers and develop programmes and guidelines in response to the ever-evolving requirements of the MICE sector.

SUCCE SS STORY

In the last decade, Abu Dhabi has successfully hosted numerous globally significant conferences and large-scale exhibitions, resulting in a staggering rise in the number of events held in the capital. In 2019 alone, more than 13,000 events were licensed in the city with an estimated total of 23,700 speakers and 1,300 entertainers involved. Giving the emirate's MICE facilities a considerable boost, ADNEC, which hosts more than 327 events and 1.6 million visitors annually, raised the curtain on a new event space last year. Built specifically for meetings and conferences with a difference, The Hive boasts 865 square metres of space, comprising an 80-seat auditorium called The Collaboratorium, a versatile space named The Lab and three meeting rooms.

Al Shamisi explains that, among other immediate priorities, ADCEB worked tirelessly to enable the seamless organisation of virtual and hybrid events without compromising the health and safety of the local community and international visitors. "Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we developed and launched various campaigns to engage with visitors in the past few months. In the face of adversity, our team helped increase awareness about Abu Dhabi as an ideal destination for business tourism. "One of our most successful projects during the pandemic was the #StayCurious campaign. With more time spent online than ever before, we felt it was necessary to develop a solution

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to keep the community informed with the latest happenings in order to stay engaged with the destination. "Stay Connected, one of the pillars under the initiative, was dedicated to MICE professionals, event organisers and planners, providing information on courses to upskill in various areas. It also served as a platform to share industry insights, helping professionals navigate the disruptions and challenges posed by COVID-19." In the midst of a global health crisis, Abu Dhabi also managed to safely keep its events scene alive. "Take a look at the UFC Fight Island as an example. The capital was able to deliver a significant event in spite of the pandemic. The emirate created a safe zone with stringent guidelines in place to ensure everyone's safety, all while organising and delivering an event of such magnitude in terms of requirements and popularity. Its success helped us prove our ability to host more events on a similar scale and beyond."

ÒOur goal is to expand our scope and strengthen our proposition as a business destinationÓ This new initiative aligns with ADCEB's commitment to give business visitors the opportunity to learn more about the local culture in new and exciting ways, resulting in a memorable experience where business and leisure integrate effortlessly. ADCEB has also partnered with a number of stakeholders across the emirate to offer enticing business and leisure packages to groups. "Our recent collaboration with Louvre Abu Dhabi has given planners the exclusive opportunity to host their event at the emirate's most iconic museum. Organisers can now

NE W OPPORTUNITIE S

Clearly, the emirate shows no signs of slowing down. Instead, the everchanging nature of the crisis has presented an opportunity for various departments, local partners and stakeholders within Abu Dhabi to work together to combat the present adversity and create favourable economic conditions for everyone in a post-COVID future. "A few months into the pandemic, we launched the Rediscover Abu Dhabi campaign, which was aimed at encouraging domestic audiences to experience some of the emirate's most exciting offers and activities. The campaign was announced shortly after implementing a set of stringent guidelines as part of DCT Abu Dhabi's Go Safe Certification, with a mission to standardise safety levels across all tourism and retail establishments in the emirate. By addressing concerns presented by residents and visitors as a result of the pandemic, we were able to uplift the confidence of the community and enliven the tourism sector," he explains. "We are also developing new initiatives that combine the cultural fabric of Abu Dhabi with the events sector. As a result, we have launched exclusive cultural programmes for groups, providing a unique opportunity to delve into the heritage of Abu Dhabi and experience first-hand some of the most authentic Emirati traditions as part of their business trip." 12

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commission Emirati artists for special live performances or offer creative workshops to participate in as a group," explains Shamisi.

FUTURE FOCUS

Initiatives such as these have helped the emirate find firm footing in an incredibly competitive market. Yet, the bureau is not resting on its laurels and is constantly employing fresh initiatives and focusing on new sectors within the events industry. "At the heart of ADCEB's efforts is the mission to enhance the destination's profile. We are constantly

looking for new and unconventional ways to expand our offering to attract more events and corporate groups. Initiatives, such as ADCEB's Advantage Abu Dhabi programme, unveiled additional areas of support to encourage the launch and scalability of business events." These efforts are only bolstered when international organisations continue to use Abu Dhabi as their base in the Middle East. Today, the emirate is home to multinational corporations belonging to an array of industries, such as oil and gas, energy, financial services, innovation, healthcare, as well as arts and culture. "The progression of key industries and the emergence of new trade networks has helped attract more events to the city and uplift Abu Dhabi's profile within the global business community. "The UAE is leading the way for the events sector in the region and beyond as it aims to become a hub for knowledge and innovation in this part of the world. Our goal for the coming years is to further expand our scope and strengthen our proposition as an emerging global business destination. "We also seek to develop a globally competitive and future-ready MICE industry to scale new heights and deliver memorable experiences to our delegates, event organisers and planners," he concludes.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

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RIDING HIGH

Based on the 2019 report by the Union of International Associations (UIA), Abu Dhabi ranked 22nd worldwide and sixth in Asia in terms of destinations with the highest number of events. This also positioned the emirate as the destination with the highest number of events in the MENA region during the year. Abu Dhabi also climbed 41 places in rankings reported by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which considers the total number of association conventions held in a destination along with the total number of delegates in attendance. The emirate ranked 56th worldwide in terms of delegates.

A record year for the capital, Abu Dhabi finished 2019 strongly

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Awards World's Leading Sports Tourism Destination 2019 World Travel Awards -------Middle East's Leading Business Travel Destination 2019 World Travel Awards -------Middle East's Leading Tourist Board 2019 World Travel Awards -------Best Middle East Destination 2019 Travel Weekly Asia Readers' Choice Awards -------Best MICE Destination 2019 China Tourism's National Tourism Awards -------Best Middle East Business & Event Tourism City 2019 Business Traveller Russia Awards -------Best Middle East Business & Event Tourism City 2019 CIS Awards -------Best Convention Bureau Middle East 2019 Corporate Travel Awards -------Best Business Destination 2019 & 2020 Italian Mission Awards -------Best Business Destination 2020 India's Best Awards by Travel + Leisure India -------Best Marketing Destination 2020 MICE China Awards

Oil & Gas

Tourism & Culture

Financial Services

Education

Petrochemicals

Aviation, Aerospace & Defence

Healthcare Equipment Transportation, Trade & Services & Logistics

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INSIDER GUIDE Well connected to major cities around the world, Abu Dhabi is ideally positioned along the Arabian Gulf, offering visitors from the Middle East and beyond easy access to a thriving business and leisure hub. This section serves as a handy guide to help you plan the perfect trip to the UAE capital, complete with essential information to make the most of your time in the bustling emirate. Discover everything from travel arrangements and visa requirements to public transport networks. Also, learn more about the city's remarkable transformation through the decades.


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NEED TO KNOW A handy guide to planning the perfect trip to Abu Dhabi

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REGIONS

CARRIERS

Abu Dhabi is divided into three municipal regions: » The city of Abu Dhabi is in the centre » Al Ain lies in the east » Al Dhafra lies to the west

Abu Dhabi International Airport Al Ain International Airport Al Bateen Executive Airport Delma Airport Sir Bani Yas Airport

Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport is the home of Etihad Airways - the country's national airline. Other carriers include Wizz Air and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.

INTERNATIONAL ROAMING

Abu Dhabi follows Gulf Standard Time (GST) with an offset of UTC +04:00.

Local telecom service providers, Etisalat, Du and Virgin Mobile, offer tourist SIM cards with calling and data packages for short-term stays. Free Wi-Fi is available across all hotels and select public locations.

L ANGUAGE

Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken and understood.

RELIGION

Islam is the official religion of the state.

R AMADAN

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during daylight hours in keeping with religious practices.

AIRPORTS

The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is the largest of the country's seven emirates. It is nestled on the north-eastern stretch of the Arabian Gulf. Oman lies to its east, while the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia borders its southern stretch.

TIME ZONE

The UAE dirham is pegged to the US dollar

CURRENCY

The national currency is the UAE dirham (AED). It is pegged to the U.S. dollar (US$1 = AED3.67) and is among the world's most stable currencies.

Abu Dhabi International Airport

A strong mobile network is available throughout the UAE

WE ATHER

Abu Dhabi has hot summers, cool winters and very little rainfall. Summer lasts from April to October with peak temperatures reaching 45°C (113°F). The cooler months last from November to March when the daytime temperature is around 24°C (75°F). Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

BUSINE SS HOURS

The working week lasts from Sunday to Thursday with Friday and Saturday considered as the weekend. During Ramadan, working hours are shortened. Yas Mall Abu Dhabi coast

DRE SS CODE

As a sign of respect for the local culture, cover your shoulders and legs in public places.

Abu Dhabi skyline

CONNECTIONS

The emirate of Abu Dhabi is linked to prime destinations around the world with more than 50 airlines flying to and from more than 100 destinations in over 56 countries. 18

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VISA S

Etihad Airways is the UAE's national carrier

Visas on arrival are available for a wide selection of nationalities. Citizens of other countries can apply for a visa prior to their trip. For more information  abudhabiairport.ae

TR AVEL ADAP TOR

The abaya is worn by local women in the UAE

The plug type used in Abu Dhabi is G with three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. The emirate operates on a supply voltage of 230V and 50Hz. 19

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TRANSPORTATION

ON THE MOVE

A vast array of transportation options makes it easy to explore all that the emirate has to offer

Debit and credit card payments, in addition to in-app and mobile payments, are accepted when you book a taxi.

Local taxi service

CAR RENTAL S

There are a number of car rental companies in Abu Dhabi, offering popular options for regular commutes and high-end brands for a little more luxury, including Avis, Hertz, Thrifty UAE and Apex Luxury Car Hire. To hire a car, you will need a copy of your passport and a valid driving licence from your home country or an international driving licence. Credit card payments are mandatory for car rentals in the UAE.

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Lime e-scooters

E-SCOOTERS

Last year, the UAE capital became the first market in the GCC to introduce a fleet of electronic scooters by San Francisco-based e-scooter provider, Lime. A unique way to commute, these can be rented by downloading the Lime app, available in both the App and Google Play stores, which highlights the nearest pick-up locations. Fares can also be paid using the app.

Seawings seaplane tour

Covering close to 1,000 square kilometres in the UAE, there is plenty of ground to cover in Abu Dhabi, with record-breaking attractions to discover at every turn. Visitors looking to explore the emirate will find plenty of options to safely and efficiently navigate their way around the city.

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PRIVATE JETS

For a truly unforgettable experience, take to the skies above Abu Dhabi and enjoy aerial views of the emirate's most famous landmarks on board a seaplane or helicopter. Luxury seaplane tour operator Seawings offers private scenic tours in a comfortable seaplane and has a range of packages to make the most of the emirate's landmarks, including transfers to Sir Bani Yas Island and Zaya Nurai Island, which can be booked and paid for online. Another way of reaching Sir Bani Yas Island is with Rotana Jet. Departing from Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 2, the company operates five flights a week.

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TA XIS

The most convenient way to navigate the city is by taxi. These can be booked by calling the TransAD hotline on  600 535353 or via the free Abu Dhabi Taxi app available on the Google Play store for Android smartphones or the App Store for iOS users. Alternatively, city taxis can be hailed by the roadside. Local taxi and private car booking services, Careem and Uber, are also available throughout the emirate.

An interesting way to explore the city is via various forms of water transportation. The Abra Water Hopping Service, operated by Captain Tony's with traditional boats, runs between the hotels along Khor Al Maqta, Eastern Mangroves and Yas Island. Another option is the Jalboot ferry that has daily services with four drop-off points in the emirate – Abu Dhabi Mall, Yas Marina, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and Etihad Towers. For transportation by ferry, only cash payments are accepted at the departure point. However, if bookings are made online in advance, payments can also be made during checkout on the website.

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The capital benefits from a comprehensive network of buses serving more than 95 routes throughout the city. At the airport, there is a service that departs every 40 minutes from Terminal 1, 2 and 3. On Yas Island, the Yas Express is a complimentary shuttle bus service that covers major tourist attractions, across two routes – the Blue Line and the Red Line. Public bus fares can be paid for with the Hafilat card, which needs to be loaded with money and swiped before and after every trip. The fare is calculated automatically based on the distance of the passenger's journey.

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PAST MEETS PRESENT

MOMENTS IN TIME From a tiny fishing village to a global hub for business and leisure, Abu Dhabi's transformation story is truly remarkable

Legend has it, that in the late 1700s, Bedouin hunters wandering through the desert in search of food, followed an antelope for miles across the dunes. The young creature – an Arabian sand gazelle – led the tribe to a source of fresh water. Having discovered a valuable resource, the nomads settled on the island of Abu Dhabi. To mark the founding of a new settlement, the tribe constructed a watchtower near the well, which stands tall even today as the oldest building in Abu Dhabi – the historic Qasr Al Hosn. The surrounding quarters served as the home

of the ruling family for almost two centuries and witnessed the remarkable rise of Abu Dhabi, from a humble pearl farming and fishing village to a mega player in the global oil industry and now, a prime travel destination. While much of the city dates back to the 18th century, its roots go far deeper, although very little is known about life in Abu Dhabi before the 1700s. The earliest evidence of civilisation in the region goes back to 6000 BCE, with significant archaeological finds suggesting that nomadic communities have inhabited the area since the Neolithic Age.

1761 1762 1763 1790 The Bani Yas tribe arrives in Abu Dhabi and settles in the region, having discovered fresh water

News about the newfound water source spreads around the region and the settlement expands

To protect the growing community, the tribe constructs a watchtower near the well, marking the foundation of Qasr Al Hosn

The island of Abu Dhabi is named the capital of the Bani Yas tribal confederation

1952 1958 1966 1971 The seven emirates form a Trucial Council

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan becomes ruler of Abu Dhabi

The economic impact from the decline in pearl farming is quickly reversed with the momentous discovery of oil in the region

Under the leadership of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi joins hands with the leaders of the surrounding sheikhdoms to form the UAE

1981 2003 2004 2007 The UAE becomes a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the first summit is held in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi establishes the country's national carrier, Etihad Airways

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan becomes ruler of Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque opens its doors while ADNEC also launches, opening up the emirate to the MICE industry in the region and beyond

2009 2010 2017 2020 The emirate hosts the first edition of Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The world's first Ferraribranded theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, opens on Yas Island

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens on Saadiyat Island, establishing the emirate as an up-and-coming art hub

The Abraham Accord is signed between the UAE and Israel, marking the first public normalisation of relations between an Arab country and Israel in the 21st century

FUTURE FOCUS

1818 1855 1928 1939 Sheikh Shakhbut bin Dhiyab Al Nahyan, the son of the tribal leader, Sheikh Dhiyab bin Isa Al Nahyan, becomes the first ruler of the capital

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Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan takes over as the ruler of Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan becomes head and under his rule, pearl farming begins to flourish in the region

The Japanese discovery of developing cultured pearls disrupts the pearl trade in Abu Dhabi

» 2021 - The UAE hopes to become one of the most innovative nations in the world with a strategy that stimulates innovation in renewable energy, transport, education, health, technology, water and space. » 2021 - The Emirates Mars Mission "Hope Probe" became the first to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere when it reached the red planet.

» 2024 - The UAE will have developed a 100 percent Emiratimade lunar rover to be sent to the moon. » 2030 - The 'Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 - Urban Structure Framework Plan', designed to help the government filter and respond to current and future development needs, will have reached completion.

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DISTRICTS Abu Dhabi is blessed with an abundance of natural diversity. The emirate is home to a vast desert in the south, lush mangroves in the heart of the city and a stunning coastline along the Arabian Gulf. Dotted across this varied landscape are several districts that make the most of its surrounds to offer an all-encompassing experience that serves not only its residents but also visitors to this vibrant city. In this section, discover Abu Dhabi's key districts, from Al Dhafra's golden dunes and the glistening coastline along the Corniche to the emirate's hub for business.


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Stretching across an impressive eight kilometres of manicured waterfront, Corniche Road is perhaps best known for its long promenade. Drawing in visitors throughout the year, the area can be explored through a series of pedestrian pathways and cycle tracks, while the numerous restaurants and caf s are ideal for those looking to sit back, relax and take in the views. For visitors seeking the ideal base in this area, there are several hotels featuring first-class leisure amenities, a wide array of restaurants and cuisines and a host of meeting venues. During downtime, there is plenty to do along the Corniche, including indulging in some retail therapy at Marina Mall or Nation Towers. Visitors can also learn more about the rich history of the emirate by heading to Heritage Village at the southern edge of the Corniche. A reconstruction of an authentic oasis village, there are workshops taking place throughout the day that showcase traditional skills, such as pottery and metalwork. In the heart of the neighbourhood, Qasr Al Hosn is another fascinating cultural attraction that is well worth visiting. The first permanent structure in the UAE, it was constructed in the 1790s. The landmark was recently renovated and it is now home to a museum that tells the story of Abu Dhabi and its people.

Qasr Al Watan, a cultural landmark based inside Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Palace complex, is also popular and every bit as impressive as you would expect. Complete with expansive white domes, striking chandeliers and lush gardens, the icon pays tribute to Arabian heritage and design. Once inside, visitors can embark on a journey through the nation's legacy as they explore a collection of fascinating exhibits. The Founder’s Memorial, a permanent national tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the UAE, is found along Abu Dhabi Corniche. At the centrepiece is The Constellation, a stunning artwork crafted in Sheikh Zayed's image from a total of 1,327 geometric shapes suspended from 1,110 cables and illuminated by more than 2,000 lights.

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AL BATEEN WHARF CORNICHE BEACH HERITAGE VILLAGE MARINA MALL QASR AL HOSN QASR AL WATAN THE FOUNDER’S MEMORIAL THE GALLERIA ON AL MARYAH ISLAND

LEADING VENUES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

BEACH ROTANA CENTRO AL MANHAL ABU DHABI CONRAD ABU DHABI ETIHAD TOWERS COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT WORLD TRADE CENTER CROWNE PLAZA ABU DHABI CULTURAL FOUNDATION EMIRATES PALACE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ABY DHABI AT AL MARYAH ISLAND GRAND HYATT ABU DHABI HOTEL & RESIDENCES EMIRATES PEARL GRAND MILLENNIUM AL WAHDA INTERCONTINENTAL ABU DHABI KHALIDIYA PALACE RAYHAAN BY ROTANA LE MÉRIDIEN ABU DHABI LE ROYAL MÉRIDIEN, ABU DHABI MARRIOTT HOTEL DOWNTOWN, ABU DHABI QASR AL WATAN RADISSON BLU HOTEL & RESORT, ABU DHABI CORNICHE ROSEWOOD ABU DHABI ROYAL ROSE HOTEL SHERATON ABU DHABI HOTEL & RESORT SOFITEL ABU DHABI CORNICHE THE ABU DHABI EDITION THE ST. REGIS ABU DHABI

Founder's Memorial

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CAPITAL CENTRE

UM YIFENAH ISLAND

MANGROVE NATIONAL PARK

3 ADNEC

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CAPITAL CENTRE

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The heart of commerce in the capital, the district is home to the emirate's largest exhibition venue, popular attractions and high-end hotels

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JIU-JITSU ARENA 19

18 SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

5 KHOR AL MAQTA WATERFRONT

BAWABAT ABU DHABI

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SOUQ QARYAT AL BERI

AL QANA

One of the busiest districts in the emirate, Capital Centre has emerged as a popular destination for business visitors, thanks to the impressive Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Attracting leading exhibitions for more than a decade, the centre is located near Abu Dhabi International Airport. Covering 133,000 square metres of event space, it is within close proximity to an excellent selection of world-class hotels. Just a short distance from the exhibition centre is another indoor complex that can be used for sporting, entertainment and corporate events. Opened in 2014 and located in Zayed Sports City, the Jiu-Jitsu Arena, formerly known as Mubadala Arena, boasts 2,500 square metres of flexible event space. For those interested in Abu Dhabi's rich culture and history, a visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an absolute must. One of the largest mosques in the world, it features striking white marble exteriors, while visitors will discover a prayer hall inside that can accommodate 40,000 worshippers.

A short distance from the mosque is Souk Qaryat Al Beri, well worth visiting for a spot of retail therapy. Visitors seeking some respite in nature will find solace among the waters of Mangrove National Park that is home to a number of exotic species of flora and fauna. By the shores of the Al Maqta Creek, a new attraction, Al Qana, is taking shape. Spanning 7,000 square metres, this waterfront development is set to be home to the largest aquarium in the Middle East with more than 33,000 marine animals.

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AL QANA KHOR AL MAQTA WATERFRONT MANGROVE NATIONAL PARK SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

LEADING VENUES

1. ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE (ADNEC) 2. ABU DHABI NATIONAL THEATRE 3. ANANTARA EASTERN MANGROVES ABU DHABI HOTEL 4. ANDAZ CAPITAL GATE HOTEL ABU DHABI 5. ARMED FORCES OFFICERS CLUB & HOTEL 6. ALOFT HOTEL ABU DHABI 7. CAPITAL CENTRE ARJAAN BY ROTANA 8. CENTRO CAPITAL CENTRE 9. DUSIT THANI ABU DHABI 10. FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHR 11. HILTON CAPITAL GRAND ABU DHABI 12. JIU-JITSU ARENA 13. MILLENNIUM CAPITAL GATE ABU DHABI 14. NOVOTEL ABU DHABI AL BUSTAN 15. PARK ARJAAN BY ROTANA 16. PARK ROTANA ABU DHABI 17. PEARL ROTANA CAPITAL CENTRE 18. THE DOMES 19. THE RITZ-CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL 20. ZAYED SPORTS CITY

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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KHALIFA CITY

YAS ISLAND ZERAA ISLAND

KHOR LAFFAN

SAMALIYAH ISLAND

AL RAHA CREEK

SAS AL NAKHL ISLAND 4

WILL DO THE MAP TOMORROW :)

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KHALFIA CITY 1

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

KHALIFA CITY

5 2

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This sprawling residential suburb in Abu Dhabi is the ideal base for business meetings, events and conferences in the UAE capital Over the past decade, Khalifa City has blossomed into an off-island suburban hub with thousands of luxurious homes, leisure facilities, dining venues and retail avenues. Popular among locals seeking an all-encompassing residential experience, Khalifa City has proved to be the ideal place to live in the UAE capital. But there is plenty to explore for visitors, too. A selection of sleek hotels can be found in and around the city, boasting world-class leisure amenities and

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state-of-the-art meeting facilities. The area is also home to unique event venues, which have hosted major sporting championships. From Zayed Cricket Stadium to Abu Dhabi Golf Club, planners will find an endless array of options to choose from. Within close proximity lies Masdar City, which champions the emirate's pioneering vision of a city of the future. With the goal of becoming the world's most sustainable eco-city, it is leading the way to a 'greener' UAE.

LEADING VENUES

1. ABU DHABI GOLF CLUB 2. AL FORSAN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS RESORT 3. AL GHAZAL GOLF CLUB 4. AL RAHA BEACH HOTEL 5. MARRIOTT HOTEL AL FORSAN 6. THE WESTIN ABU DHABI GOLF RESORT & SPA 7. ZAYED CRICKET STADIUM 8. ZAYED UNIVERSITY CONVENTION CENTER

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SAADIYAT ISLAND

STAY | HOTEL VENUES

ZAYA NURAI ISLAND

1

SAADIYAT BEACH VILLAS 7

SAADIYAT PUBLIC BEACH

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7 SOUL BEACH

SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

SAADIYAT ISLAND

2 CULTURAL DISTRICT

3

MANARAT AL SAADIYAT

SAADIYAT MARINA DISTRICT

AL MARYAH ISLAND

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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI

SHAMS ABU DHABI AL REEM ISLAND EAST

Fringed by coastal waters, the island is home to some of the capital's finest resorts, cultural hubs, scenic beaches and golf courses Saadiyat Island has undergone major transformation to become a worldclass hub for all things leisure, business and culture related. Situated 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and seven minutes from Downtown Abu Dhabi, this natural island is perfectly placed to offer an array of unique experiences. Spread across 27 square kilometres, the island is dotted with a host of ambitious projects, from cultural hubs and five-star resorts to dining venues and golf courses, all surrounded by a picturesque coastline. Undoubtedly, the island's biggest highlight is Saadiyat Cultural District, which houses the world's single largest concentration of cultural venues.

At its heart lies Louvre Abu Dhabi and Manarat Al Saadiyat, which regularly host temporary exhibitions, showcasing the works of renowned artists. These creative hubs will soon be joined by Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Alongside this rich cultural offering, Saadiyat Island also boasts a world-class leisure proposition, presenting visitors and residents with an idyllic island escape characterised by luxurious seaside resorts, white sandy beaches and renowned dining venues. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is renowned among golf enthusiasts, while Saadiyat Beach Club offers visitors the chance to soak up the region's ample sunshine.

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LOUVRE ABU DHABI MANARAT AL SAADIYAT SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB SAADIYAT PUBLIC BEACH SOUL BEACH

LEADING VENUES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

JUMEIRAH AT SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT LOUVRE ABU DHABI MANARAT AL SAADIYAT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI PARK HYATT ABU DHABI HOTEL AND VILLAS RIXOS PREMIUM SAADIYAT ISLAND SAADIYAT ROTANA RESORT & VILLAS THE ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT, ABU DHABI 9. ZAYA NURAI ISLAND

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YAS ISLAND

YAS ISLAND 7

CLYMB ABU DHABI 3 Yas Marina Circuit

YAS ISLAND

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1 5 8 2

YAS BEACH 4

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Award-winning theme parks, record-breaking attractions and a Formula OneTM circuit make Yas Island a leading entertainment destination If there is one destination in the UAE capital that can truly boast about having it all, it is Yas Island. Popular among residents and visitors alike for its vast entertainment offerings, the island promises the 360-degree entertainment experience, packed with fun-filled experiences at every turn. Located 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Yas Island is home to an impressive mall, a picturesque beach, an incredible golf course and first-class hotels. But the island's star attractions are its theme parks that promise visitors of all ages a unique entertainment experience. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to the world's fastest roller coaster; Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi gives visitors a chance to interact with their favourite superheroes and cartoon

characters; adventure seekers can take on the world's widest indoor skydiving flight chamber and the world's tallest indoor climbing wall at Clymb Abu Dhabi; and racecar fans can test their mettle in true F1TM style at Yas Marina Circuit.

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CLYMB ABU DHABI FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI WARNER BROS. WORLD ABU DHABI YAS BEACH YAS LINKS ABU DHABI YAS MARINA CIRCUIT YAS WATERWORLD

LEADING VENUES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

CROWNE PLAZA ABU DHABI YAS ISLAND ETIHAD ARENA FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI HILTON YAS ISLAND RADISSON BLU HOTEL, ABU DHABI YAS ISLAND W ABU DHABI - YAS ISLAND WARNER BROS. WORLD ABU DHABI YAS ISLAND ROTANA YAS LINKS ABU DHABI YAS MARINA CIRCUIT

Clymb Abu Dhabi

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AL AIN

AL QATTARA FORT 1 QASR AL MUWAIJI 9

AL AIN OASIS

3 2 5

AL JAHILI FORT

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4 AL AIN SPORTPLEX

AL AIN ZOO

Al Ain Oasis

AL AIN

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Known as the UAE capital's garden city, thanks to its lush setting in the heart of a sandy landscape, Al Ain overflows with visual charm

WADI ADVENTURE

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JEBEL HAFIT

JEBEL HAFIT DESERT PARK

A 90-minute drive from the heart of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain is well worth the visit. No other locale in Abu Dhabi brims with so much life as the garden city. Not only is this district home to some of the world's oldest villages but it also boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is against this charming backdrop that several hospitality brands have established luxurious hotels, the ideal setting for an event with a difference. The birthplace of the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the beautiful Qasr Al Muwaiji is found in Al Ain. Carefully preserved and restored into a state-ofthe-art museum, the venue now hosts an exhibition that brings to life the story of Abu Dhabi's ruling family. No visit to Al Ain is complete without a trip to Al Ain Oasis. Stretching across 1,200 hectares, the oasis has borne witness to centuries of history. Now

a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is home to over 147,000 date palms and fruit trees, fed by a 3,000-year-old irrigation channel. Al Ain Zoo is a favourite with families looking to spend a day out in the city. Home to over 4,000 animals, visitors can enjoy activities such as giraffe feeding and camel riding. For adventure lovers, the Jebel Hafit mountain, the highest peak in Abu Dhabi, stands 1,249 metres above sea level. It presents incredible photo opportunities over the cityscape, especially at sunrise and sunset. Al Ain is also ideal for team building activities, thanks to Jebel Hafit Desert Park, which offers glamping. Wadi Adventure is great for water sports, allowing visitors to take on the world's longest man-made white water rafting channel and the world's tallest surfing wall.

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AL AIN OASIS AL AIN ZOO AL JAHILI FORT AL QATTARA FORT JEBEL HAFIT JEBEL HAFIT DESERT PARK QASR AL MUWAIJI WADI ADVENTURE

LEADING VENUES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

AL AIN CONVENTION CENTRE AL AIN ROTANA AYLA HOTEL DANAT AL AIN RESORT HILTON AL AIN MERCURE GRAND JEBEL HAFEET HOTEL AYLA BAWADI HOTEL TELAL RESORT HAZZA BIN ZAYED STADIUM AL WATHBA, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, ABU DHABI 11. AL WATHBA RESORT DESERT CAMP

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Insider Guide Districts | AL DHAFRA | NEIGHBOURHOODS

ARABIAN GULF

SIR BANI YAS ISLAND

2

MARAWAH ISLAND ABU AL ABYAD 1

ARABIAN WILDLIFE PARK

3 Arabian Wildlife Park

AL DHAFRA

RUB’ AL KHALI

LIWA OASIS

KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

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The world's largest uninterrupted desert meets the glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf in Abu Dhabi's westernmost region of Al Dhafra With endless swathes of golden dunes, the westernmost region of Al Dhafra – which makes up over two-thirds of Abu Dhabi – remains largely unexplored. Yet, it offers a taste of the UAE's most adventurous off-road experiences. Dotting the coast are numerous beaches and islands in an array of picturesque settings. The area also boasts a rich history, brought to life through myriad ancient forts set against dramatic landscapes. One of the best reasons to visit Al Dhafra is Sir Bani Yas Island, home to

the Arabian Wildlife Park with over 17,000 free-roaming animals, fivestar hotels and historic sites. Visitors can enjoy 4x4 wildlife drives in the reserve, rivalling African safaris. For photo opportunities, the Liwa Oasis is home to more than 100,000 trees. Those looking to explore the desert in true Arabian-nights fashion will find the flame-hued dunes of the Empty Quarter appealing. Known as the Rub' Al Khali, it is the world's largest uninterrupted sand mass, welcoming adventurers of all ages.

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ARABIAN WILDLIFE PARK LIWA OASIS RUB’ AL KHALI

LEADING VENUES 1. DANAT JEBEL DHANNA RESORT 2. DESERT ISLANDS RESORT & SPA BY ANANTARA 3. TILAL LIWA HOTEL 4. QASR AL SARAB DESERT RESORT BY ANANTARA

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VENUES Abu Dhabi offers an array of meeting spaces and versatile venues. In this section, discover the best convention venues in the UAE capital, with details on everything there is to offer for your next event. Also within these pages is an extensive inventory of hotels offering unique venues that are sure to impress. Those seeking something out of the ordinary will also find a distinctive selection of unique meeting and event spaces. Rest assured there are plenty of choices for planners when hosting an event in the capital.

*Venues equipped to host large gatherings offering sizeable capacities to accommodate guests have been profiled in detail from page 42 through to page 89. Venues poised to host intimate gatherings with smaller capacities are featured in the matrix from page 90 onwards.


Venues |

CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRES

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Al Ain Convention Centre

 00971 2 4446900 |  customer.services@adnec.ae |  adnec.ae

 00971 3 7637686 |  info@alaincc.ae |  alaincc.ae

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is one of the region's most in-demand venues. The centre is proud to be the first company in the business tourism sector in the MENA region to successfully complete the ISO 20121:2012 Stage 2 Assessment, which is the international standard for sustainable event management and best industry practices.

MEETING ROOMS

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AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi's garden city, Al Ain Convention Centre is a state-ofthe-art venue that offers organisers access to an impressive event facility spanning 14,428 square metres of indoor space. This awardwinning venue – with striking interiors – lends itself to exhibitions, conferences, weddings and other special events.

ICC Abu Dhabi

7919

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-

-

-

-

6000

Conference Room A

1125

580

126

513

708

147

924

Conference Room B

741

370

78

330

432

99

492

Al Majlis

64.9 147.6

MEETING ROOMS

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

20

30

24

48

24

48

60

48

75

144

36

144 108

Hall 4

3607

1400

-

1716

1832

-

3430

Al Barza

Capital Suite 1

214

120

54

108

180

59

170

Conference Room 1

112.7

50

42

60

108

30

Capital Suite 3

169

90

42

84

132

47

140

Conference Room 2

73

30

30

30

54

18

54

Capital Suite 5

233

140

60

120

200

65

196

Conference Rooms 1 & 2

186.96

80

60

103

197

48

197

Capital Suite 7

228

140

54

108

180

65

196

Meeting Room 1

40.7

20

18

18

35

15

35

Capital Suite 8

166

90

36

84

140

47

130

Meeting Room 2

40

20

18

18

35

15

35

Capital Suite 10

170

90

42

84

140

47

140

Meeting Room 3

39.7

20

18

18

35

15

35

Capital Suite 13

180

110

42

96

132

53

140

Meeting Rooms 1, 2 & 3

121.91

60

48

63

132

42

132 2821

Capital Suite 14

181

100

42

96

132

53

140

Hall 1A

3249

1000

-

1380

2823

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Capital Suite 16

124

70

24

60

96

35

84

Hall 1B

3249

1000

-

1380

2823

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2821

Capital Suite 19

170

100

42

84

135

47

145

Hall 2A

2655

800

-

1254

2500

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2330

Capital Suite 21

296

100

66

138

84

74

247

Hall 2B

2655

800

-

1254

2500

-

2330

Al Maared

1445

750

168

720

1000

183

1394

Auditorium

271

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CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRES

Etihad Arena

Jiu Jitsu Arena

 00971 552123975 |  events@etihadarena.ae |  etihadarena.ae

 00971 2 8134004 |  asim@fm24x7.ae |  fm24x7.ae

Etihad Arena is the region's largest multipurpose indoor arena set on the stunning waterfront of Yas Bay. The landmark offers world-class event spaces and hospitality unlike any other. Proudly positioned on Yas Island, Etihad Arena seeks to enhance Abu Dhabi's position as a global entertainment hub. Designed with sustainability at its core, the venue offers a dynamic event space that can be easily transformed to host a variety of events, including large-scale international concerts, sports, corporate events, private functions and local community celebrations. Only seven minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 45 minutes from the heart of Dubai, it is the ideal location for both international and local visitors to the emirate.

Formerly known as Mubadala Arena, the Jiu Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi is a state-of-the-art facility for sports, entertainment, corporate and social events. Located in Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City, the arena provides an event experience unlike any other with an indoor setting that makes it accessible all year round. The arena also hosts community events, including sporting championships, orchestras, concerts and exhibitions, thanks to the flexible functionality of the space. It is also home to the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship.

MEETING ROOMS MEETING ROOMS

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AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

Etihad Arena Bowl

3565

Etihad Arena Grand Ballroom

1188

44

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Field of Play

2400

450

1652

1000

3439

3439

6000

Meeting Room 1

120

25

60

-

25

60

60

4278

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15500

Meeting Room 2

70

16

35

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16

55

55

1416

220

1584

Business Club

198

-

130

70

-

100

130

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

2230

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2082

750

270

870

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Venues |

CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRES

Manarat Al Saadiyat  00971 2 6575800 |  manaratalsaadiyat@dctabudhabi.ae |  manaratalsaadiyat.ae

Literally translating as a 'place of enlightenment', Manarat Al Saadiyat opened in 2009 as an art hub for adults and children alike. Today, the centre has positioned itself as the ideal venue for events with a creative touch in the UAE capital. Located within Saadiyat Cultural District, the venue hosts a wide variety of exhibitions, performances, productions, conferences and talks all year round. The site also features a 250-seat auditorium, an outdoor events terrace, three galleries for temporary exhibits, a photography studio and an art studio. It is also the home of the annual Abu Dhabi Art fair which takes place every November.

CLIENT TO PROVIDE AD ABU DHABI EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY Hundreds of years of tradition, adrenaline-pumping adventure, unmatched luxury, unparalleled tranquility and complete event support; Abu Dhabi offers an Arabian experience like no other. Discover the many facets of the capital of the UAE: • Introduce your delegates to centuries of culture - at Qasr Al Hosn, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Watan • Strike out on a team adventure - on Sir Bani Yas Island, in the Empty Quarter or on Jebel Hafit • Team-build in the tranquility of the desert - at the award-winning Qasr Al Sarab or at Zaya Nurai island Access the comprehensive Advantage Abu Dhabi event support programme bit.ly/AdvantageAbuDhabi

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BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

UAE Pavilion

2600

1500

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2000

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Gallery 3

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1000

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HOTELS

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Al Ain Rotana

Al Raha Beach Hotel

 00971 3 7545111 |  alain.hotel@rotana.com |  rotana.com

 00971 2 5080555 |  info.alraha@danathotels.com |  danathotels.com

Situated in the heart of Al Ain within close proximity to some of the Garden City's most famous sites, Al Ain Rotana promises international standards with warm local hospitality. Discover unmatched comfort in plush settings and make the most of the facilities and services that promise a relaxing escape. With renowned dining venues, each offering culinary treats from around the world, and a selection of meeting spaces, Al Ain Rotana is the ultimate choice for seminars, conferences and weddings in the city.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 160 kilometres Total number of rooms: 242 Single rooms: 87 Twin rooms: 60 Suites: 95

F&B: Aquarius (poolside dining), Atrium Caf (lobby lounge), Min Zaman (Middle Eastern), Moodz (lounge), Traders Vic (French Polynesian), Zest (international all-day dining) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

A dynamic destination, just 10 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Raha Beach Hotel overlooks the picturesque Arabian Gulf shoreline. The ideal base for business and leisure travellers in the UAE capital, the hotel offers a range of world-class amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. For business travellers, the property features a host of venues for remarkable occasions. Whether it is a conference or a wedding, the team is equipped to handle all types of events.

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HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 17 kilometres Total number of rooms: 278 Single rooms: 155 Twin rooms: 82 Suites: 17

F&B: Al Manzil Clubhouse (international), Azur (Mediterranean), Black Pearl (bar), Caf Mozart (lobby lounge), La Piscine (pool bar and restaurant), McGettigan's (Irish pub), Saraya Tent (Arabic), Sevilla (international all-day dining), Wanasah (Oriental lounge bar) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Grand Ballroom

924

550

150

500

800

175

950

Abu Dhabi Ballroom

682

400

80

300

400

129

600

Al Ain Ballroom

MEETING ROOMS

AREA (SQM)

AT A GLANCE:

242

120

40

80

200

45

150

Al Mass Room

142.5

60

30

50

80

40

80

Fairouz Room

92.7

20

15

15

50

15

25

Opal Room

92.7

20

15

15

50

15

25

45.5

-

10

-

-

-

-

81

40

25

30

40

25

50

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Zakher Ballroom A

275

130

60

100

250

55

200

Sapphire Room

Zakher Ballroom B

275

130

60

100

250

55

200

Yaqoot Room

Zakher Ballroom C

279

150

60

100

300

55

300

Zumrrod Room

84

-

-

-

-

25

-

Zakher Ballroom A, B, C

1065

800

95

400

1200

95

1000

Al Raha Arena

500

350

-

-

700

-

-

Lulu Majilis A

109

40

30

30

60

25

60

The Hub

200

80

-

-

150

-

-

Lulu Majilis B

83

40

30

30

60

25

60

Marina Garden

1800

450

-

-

800

-

-

Lulu Majilis A, B

163

80

50

80

125

50

125

Saraya Tent

185

120

90

90

150

45

150

48

49

49


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel

Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel

 00971 2 6561000 |  easternmangroves@anantara.com |  abu-dhabi.anantara.com

 00971 2 4415900 |  sales@afoc.mil.ae |  afoc.ae

Nestled amidst soaring skyscrapers on one side and an expanse of mangroves on the other, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel boasts a unique setting for an event in the UAE capital. Sheltered away from the bustle of the city centre, there are plenty of options for planners, thanks to an array of impressive venues, including five meeting rooms, two boardrooms, a majlis and an expansive ballroom, which can be split into three individual spaces. Rest assured every detail is catered for, from technology to ambience and hospitality.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 25 kilometres Total number of rooms: 222 Single rooms: 66 Twin rooms: 50 Suites: 6

F&B: Pachaylen (Thai fine-dining), Ingredients (international all-day dining), 7 by Impressions (rooftop bar), The Pool Deck (shisha lounge), Mangroves Lounge (all-day lounge) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pool

Steeped in history, the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel opened in 1997. Featuring 294 rooms and offering state-of-the-art facilities, the hotel promises an ideal escape for all types of visitors. The property also offers a range of exclusive amenities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, multifunctional gymnasium and sports courts. Planners will also find a selection of 32 unique venues to make every occasion a memorable experience.

MEETING ROOMS

Mangroves Ballroom

50

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 20 kilometres Total number of rooms: 294 Single rooms: 262 Suites: 32

F&B: Beetza (Italian), Leisure Lounge (light bites), Taverna (international all-day dining) Leisure: Fitness centre, sports facilities, swimming pool

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Seer Bu Nair Hall

-

30

40

-

30

50

50

Seer Baniyas Hall

1000

-

-

-

-

-

24

-

-

-

-

-

-

160

Cinema Hall

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

Hafeet Terrace

352

-

-

-

-

-

100

Al Faheidi Hall

576

30

150

200

40

200

200

-

20

20

-

20

30

30

Al Jaheli Conference #1

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

560

320

40

94

165

45

138

Maziad Hall

Al Jaheli Conference #2

-

20

40

-

30

50

50

660

-

100

350

40

200

350

-

14

20

-

16

30

30

660

-

100

350

40

200

350

Mangroves Ballroom 1,2 or 3

185

80

14

12

47

10

39

Maziad Dome 1,2 & 3

Mangroves Ballroom 1+2 or 2+3

370

200

20

57

100

20

84

Al Muwaiji Hall

Ballroom Pre-Function Area

320

-

-

-

50

-

-

Muwaiji Dome 1,2 & 3

-

14

20

-

16

30

30

Conference Lobby

160

-

-

-

20

-

-

Lesser Tunb Hall

567

30

150

200

40

200

200

Tides 1

25

-

4

-

-

-

-

Greater Tunb Hall

832

-

-

500

-

-

500

Tides 2

25

-

4

-

-

-

-

Al Jaheli Theatre

-

-

-

-

-

-

650

Tides 3

35

-

-

-

-

-

-

Al Meel Hall

1000

18

-

-

-

-

18

Tides 4

45

-

6

-

-

-

-

Al Manama Hall

168

18

-

-

-

-

18

Tides 5

55

-

6

-

-

-

-

Al Hisn Hall

40

20

-

-

16

-

20

Majlis

75

30

8

8

15

8

20

Abu Mousa Hall

1890

-

-

1500

-

-

3000

The View

70

50

8

6

25

8

18

Al Muraijib Hall

576

30

150

200

40

200

200

50

51

51


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H

H H H H H

Ayla Hotel

Bab Al Qasr Hotel

 00971 3 7610111 |  info@aylahotels.com |  aylahotels.com

 00971 2 2053000 |  info@babalqasr.com |  babalqasrhotel.com

Ayla Hotel is centrally located in Abu Dhabi's Garden City of Al Ain. Within close proximity to the property is the city's business complex, making it the ideal base for corporate travellers in Al Ain. Those seeking to make the most of their downtime can also enjoy easy access to Al Ain's prominent landmarks and shopping centres. Within the property, guests can enjoy health club amenities and cuisine from across the globe at the hotel's dining outlets.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 150 kilometres Total number of rooms: 153 Single rooms: 29 Twin rooms: 34 Suites: 16

F&B: Ayla Restaurant (all-day dining), Tamra Caf (beverages and light bites), Sky5 (beverages and light bites) Leisure: Fitness centre and swimming pool

With iconic architecture and an exclusive address on Abu Dhabi's Corniche, Bab Al Qasr impresses on all levels. Luxurious guest rooms, suites and residences offer premium comfort and amenities, while, for relaxation, the property boasts one of the capital's largest private beaches and a state-of-the-art spa. The hotel's dining outlets extend from signature international delights to authentic Arabic delicacies. As for events, the stunning ballroom provides a very special venue for a variety of celebrations in the UAE capital.

MEETING ROOMS Al Dana Ballroom

MEETING ROOMS

52

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 37.7 kilometres Total number of rooms: 677 Single rooms: 448 Twin rooms: 115 Suites: 114

F&B: Artisan Kitchen (international all-day dining), Fresh Basil (delicatessen), Loop (pool bar), Morjana Lounge (beverages and light bites), Rosemary Restaurant (Mediterranean), Ros Lounge Bar (beverages and light bites) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pool

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

712

-

300

500

90

550

550

Rabat

160

21

42

100

18

110

110

Marrakech

180

40

60

150

40

120

120 20

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Al Mirfa

32

8

-

20

8

20

Bawadi Ballroom A, C, D & E

998

-

280

700

116

700

600

Gweifat

32

8

-

20

8

20

20

Bawadi Ballroom A

368

40

105

150

35

130

130

Casablanca

118

40

60

150

40

100

100

Bawadi Ballroom B

29

10

-

-

7

-

10

Das

207

48

75

200

48

150

150

Bawadi Ballroom C

391

40

108

170

35

150

150

Tangier

66.5

18

-

-

-

-

24

Bawadi Ballroom D

111

20

24

40

20

40

40

Liwa

32

8

-

-

-

-

8

Bawadi Ballroom E

120

24

30

52

26

50

50

Garden

2195

-

-

1000

-

1200

1200

52

53

53


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

 00971 2 6979000 |  mice.beach@rotana.com |  rotana.com/beachrotana

 00971 2 8115555 |  etihadtowers.sales@conradhotels.com |  hilton.com/en/hotels/auhetci-conrad-abu-dhabi-etihad-towers/

An award-winning city resort with a prime waterside location and an enviable selection of leisure and business facilities, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi is a unique destination in the UAE capital. The venue provides easy access to the city's commerce and entertainment districts, while Abu Dhabi International Airport is just minutes away. Corporate needs are also met with a range of venues ideal for small meetings and gatherings of up to 1,100 guests.

MEETING ROOMS

54

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 33.2 kilometres Total number of rooms: 565 Single rooms: 271 Twin rooms: 87 Suites: 31

F&B: Al Shorfa Lounge (shisha), Bay View (beverages), Benihana (American-Japanese), Brauhaus (German), Caf Columbia (lounge), Essence (all-day dining), Finz (seafood), Indigo (Indian), Prego's (Italian), Rodeo Grill (steakhouse), The Garden by Bayview (grills), Trader Vic's (French-Polynesian) Leisure: Beach, gym, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Al Thuraya Ballroom

1100

800

240

550

1000

160

1200

Al Thuraya A

330

240

80

150

250

75

300

One of five towers which form the Etihad Towers complex in Abu Dhabi, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is located within close proximity to some of the city's major tourist hubs. Promising spectacular city views from well-appointed rooms and suites, the hotel is the ideal base for business and leisure travellers in the emirate. The property features an observation deck on the 74th floor, 12 award-winning dining venues and a spa. The hotel also offers over 10,000 square feet of event space, ideal for social events and corporate gatherings.

MEETING ROOMS

AREA (SQM)

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 37 kilometres Total number of rooms: 576 Single rooms: 488 Twin rooms: 88 Suites: 54

F&B: Li Beirut (Lebanese), Lobby Bar (drinks and light bites), Lobby Lounge (drinks and light bites), Nahaam (poolside dining), Pool Bar (drinks and light bites), Observation Deck at 300 (light bites), Ray's Bar (drinks and light bites), Ray's Grill (steakhouse), Rosewater (international), Sole (Italian), Tori No Su (Japanese), Vakava (Latin) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa and swimming pools

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Al Thuraya B

418

300

100

180

300

80

400

Meeting Room 1, 2, 3, 4*

144

90

20

60

100

25

80

Al Thuraya C

330

240

80

150

250

75

300

Meeting Room 1 - 4

575

360

80

240

400

100

320

Pre-Function Area A & B

561

100

-

0

400

-

0

Meeting Room 1, 2, 3

432

270

60

180

300

50

240

Pre-Function Area C

825

300

-

0

1000

-

0

Meeting Room 2, 3, 4

432

270

60

180

300

75

240

Almas Suite

275

150

0

80

180

40

160

Meeting Room 1, 2, 3, 4

320

100

20

-

200

-

-

Almas 1

90

50

30

35

40

25

60

Meeting Room 5

105

60

20

50

70

17

60

Almas 2

93

50

30

35

40

25

70

Meeting Room 6

105

40

40

136

50

15

60

Almas 3

90

50

30

35

40

25

60

Meeting Room 5, 6

210

110

20

80

150

30

120

Diwan Ballroom

400

300

100

180

400

90

400

Meeting Room 7, 8*

73

40

40

36

50

15

60

Diwan A

128

70

30

50

80

30

90

Meeting Room 7,8

145

80

12

90

120

30

120

Diwan B

150

80

40

55

100

30

100

Meeting Room 9

75

40

20

36

50

15

50

Diwan C

128

70

30

50

80

35

90

Meeting Room 10

75

40

40

36

70

15

60

Al Ain Boardroom

64

0

12

-

-

-

0

Meeting Room 9, 10

150

100

40

76

120

30

110

Baniyas Boardroom

88

0

16

-

-

-

0

Pre-function Area

300

-

-

-

-

-

-

Liwa Suite

99

40

28

35

50

24

40

Meeting Room 11

40

20

10

18

20

15

-

Beach Garden 1

-

450

-

-

1000

-

0

Meeting Room 12, 13*

43

20

10

18

20

12

30

Beach Garden 3

-

250

-

-

400

-

0

Meeting Room 12, 13

85

40

20

36

40

25

60

54

55

55


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

 00971 2 6166166 |  mice@crowneplazaad.com |  crowneplaza.com/abudhabicity

 00971 56 6228410 |  khattab.mohamed@yasplazahotels.com |  yasplazahotels.com

An integral part of Abu Dhabi's hospitality community for over 20 years, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi has witnessed the city's drastic transformation over the last two decades. This iconic property in the heart of the capital's commercial district is within close proximity to the city's prominent hubs for business travellers. Within the hotel, guests have access to a wide range of facilities and support services. With a selection of flexible venues for events, the hotel is the ideal choice for any event in Abu Dhabi.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 35.5 kilometres Total number of rooms: 236 Single rooms: 187 Twin rooms: 30 Suites: 49

F&B: Cappuccino's Caf (beverages and light bites), Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge (Asian), Heroes (sports bar), Level Lounge (beverages and light bites), Spaccanapoli Ristorante (Italian), The Garden Restaurant (all-day international dining), Vincent's (sports bar) Leisure: Spa, swimming pool

Located minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi - Yas Island makes the most of its setting in the heart of the emirate's buzzing hub. Stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and the Yas Links Golf Course outline the property, while its proximity to the island's award-winning theme parks makes it the ideal base to explore Abu Dhabi's top tourist attractions. For business guests, there is an unparalleled selection of meeting venues, complemented by state-of-the-art facilities for an array of events.

MEETING ROOMS MEETING ROOMS

56

AREA (SQM)

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Diyafa Ballroom

500

Emirates A

135

40

15

30

70

15

50

Diyafa Section 1

125

Emirates A & B

270

70

30

110

120

30

100

Diyafa Section 2

125

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 8 kilometres Total number of rooms: 428 Single rooms: 300 Twin rooms: 90 Suites: 45

F&B: Barouk (Lebanese fine-dining), Jing Asia (all-day dining), Stills Restaurant & Bar (European), Sundowner (pool bar), Views (lobby lounge)

BANQUET (PAX)

Leisure: Fitness centre, spa and swimming pools

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

-

96

100

-

36

60

600

96

600

150

36

-

36

120

60

150

36

120

Emirates C

342

80

30

50

150

30

150

Diyafa Section 3

125

-

36

60

150

36

120

Emirates D

135

40

15

15

70

15

50

Diyafa Section 4

125

-

36

60

150

36

120

Nine Meeting Room

146

70

15

30

70

30

70

Boardroom

63

-

24

30

80

24

40

Dalma

56

-

12

-

-

-

-

Jamaal

39

-

15

24

40

15

30

Al Bateen

56

-

12

-

-

-

-

Al Waha

38

-

15

24

40

15

30

Sakina

36

-

15

24

40

15

30

Al Dorra

37

-

15

24

40

15

30

Shahama

56

-

12

-

-

-

-

Emirates Ballroom

744

300

60

125

400

60

200

56

57

57


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Danat Al Ain Resort

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort

 00971 3 7046000 |  marketing.alain@danathotels.com |  danathotels.com/alain/danatalainresort

 00971 2 8012222 |  reservations.jebeldhanna@danathotels.com |  danathotels.com/danatjebeldhannaresort

A unique destination in the heart of Abu Dhabi's Garden City, Danat Al Ain Resort features an extensive selection of spacious rooms with breathtaking views of the hotel garden and swimming pools. Flanked by lush greenery and picturesque gardens, the lavish resort features an exciting range of amenities for leisure and sports. Its location, minutes away from the town centre, makes it an apt choice for meetings and events, with state-of-the-art spaces, set against the backdrop of the Jebel Hafit Mountain.

MEETING ROOMS

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 157 kilometres Total number of rooms: 216 Single rooms: 74 Twin rooms: 84 Suites: 36

F&B: Arabesque (all-day dining), Arabesque Caf (Arabic), Danat Pool Bar (light bites), McGettigan's (Irish pub), Shooters (sports bar), Tanjore (Indian), Tea Lounge (light bites and beverages) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, sports facilities, swimming pools

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Pearl Ballroom

570

600

500

500

550

180

1000

Pearl 2

380

300

300

300

400

120

600

Pearl 1

190

120

70

70

150

60

200

Jebel Hafeet

97

60

30

40

60

30

80

Oasis

59

30

30

35

35

20

50

Falcon (A, B, C)

58

AREA (SQM)

AT A GLANCE:

40

10

30

20

-

10

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 220 kilometres Total number of rooms: 133 Single rooms: 86 Twin rooms: 44 Suites: 3

F&B: C-View (caf ), L'attitude (beverages), Tides (all-day dining), Waves (pool bar), Zaitoun Restaurant (Italian)

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

Baynoonah Ballroom

304

350

30

Pre-Function Area

92

50

Delma Meeting Room

56

-

20

Danat Garden

-

1000

-

Al Maha

52

20

20

-

-

15

-

Al Majlis

174

80

35

40

80

40

120

58

Nestled on the shores of Abu Dhabi's western stretch, Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort boasts a pristine setting by the waters of the Arabian Gulf. With luxuriously designed guestrooms, villas and chalets, the property promises a sense of escape to its guests and also features the ideal backdrop for events with a difference. Planners can choose from a selection of venues at the resort, ideal for business meetings and outdoor functions for up to 1,000 guests, complete with state-of-the-art facilities to make every event a success.

Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pool, water sports

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

60

-

300

60

400

30

30

80

30

100

20

20

18

20

1000

1000

-

1000

59

59


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Emirates Palace

 00971 2 6898888 |  slamet.suprianto@dusit.com |  dusit.com/dusitthani-abudhabi

 00971 2 6909000 |  epauh-reservations@mohg.com |  mandarinoriental.com/abu-dhabi/emirates-palace/luxury-hotel

Ranked among the World's Top 100 Hotels, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is centrally located in the capital's business district. It is within easy reach of the famed Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, while for downtime, the iconic seaside promenade and the Eastern Mangroves Lagoon is located in the vicinity. Bringing together Thaiinspired design and gracious Arabian hospitality, the hotel promises unforgettable experiences to those visiting for business and leisure. Planners can host intimate gatherings and large-scale events by making the most of the hotel's state-of-the-art facilities.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 31.4 kilometres Total number of rooms: 527 Single rooms: 370 Twin rooms: 157 Suites: 51

F&B: Benjarong (Thai), Dusit Breeze (poolside dining), Dusit Gourmet (light bites), Namak by Kunal Kapoor (Indian), Orchid Lounge (lobby caf ), Urban Caf (light bites), Urban Kitchen (international all-day dining) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

Located in a dazzling natural bay, Emirates Palace offers an illustrious address in the heart of Downtown Abu Dhabi. Situated on a private beach and 85 hectares of gardens and lawns, the hotel comprises a selection of carefully designed rooms to offer guests superior comfort and luxury. It is also this backdrop that promises the perfect setting for memorable events in the UAE capital. With a grand auditorium, ballroom, indoor and outdoor venues for meetings, conferences, weddings and exhibitions, the hotel promises to create an unforgettable experience.

MEETING ROOMS

MEETING ROOMS Onyx Ballroom 1 - 3

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 38 kilometres Total number of rooms: 394 Single rooms: 184 Twin rooms: 118 Suites: 92

F&B: Breeze Lounge (beverages and light bites), BBQ Al Qasr (beachside dining), Cascades (Greek), Hakkasan (Cantonese), Las Brisas (Spanish), Le Caf (beverages and light bites), Le Vendome (all-day dining), Martabaan by Hemant Oberoi (Indian) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centres, spa, swimming pools

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Auditorium

2255

-

-

-

-

-

-

Auditorium Terrace A

225

200

-

-

400

-

-

Auditorium Terrace B

2250

1000

-

-

1200

-

-

2146

1200

-

1200

2500

200

2000

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

785

500

-

400

700

-

700

Ballroom

Onyx Ballroom 1

210

100

48

75

150

48

160

Ballroom Terrace A

225

200

-

-

400

-

-

Onyx Ballroom 2

365

150

50

126

300

51

360

Ballroom Terrace B

2250

1000

-

-

1200

-

-

Onyx Ballroom 3

210

100

48

75

150

48

160

Palace Terrace

7700

2000

-

-

3000

-

-

Sapphire Meeting Room 1 & 2

170

80

33

72

120

33

120

Meeting Room 041

116

60

-

40

80

25

60

Sapphire Meeting Room 1

87

40

21

30

60

21

50

Meeting room 031

198

100

-

100

120

40

100

Sapphire Meeting Room 2

83

40

21

36

60

21

56

Meeting Room 001

120

70

-

65

70

30

80

Emerald Meeting Room 1 & 2

220

120

48

96

160

45

210

Oriental Caf Gazebo

1800

250

-

-

500

-

-

Emerald Meeting Room 1

100

60

28

60

80

28

90

West Wing Gazebo

300

120

-

-

350

-

-

Emerald Meeting Room 2

120

60

28

60

80

28

110

Lounge Conference Centre

96

50

-

-

70

-

-

Boardroom 1

35

-

8

-

-

-

-

Park West Marna

8600

3000

-

-

5000

-

-

Boardroom 2

35

-

8

-

-

-

-

Meeting Room 002

64

20

-

20

50

-

-

42

-

14

-

-

-

-

Green Room

64

-

-

-

10

-

-

2000

-

-

-

1500

-

-

Beach

1900

1300

-

-

1500

-

-

Boardroom 3 Pre-Function Area

60

AREA (SQM)

AT A GLANCE:

60

61

61


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island

 00971 2 6543000 |  babalbahr@fairmont.com |  fairmont.com/abu-dhabi

 00971 2 3332222 |  reservations.abudhabi@fourseasons.com |  fourseasons.com/abudhabi

Situated at the gateway to the capital city, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is a beachfront five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi. One of its prime propositions is the unrivalled views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque from the property, offering visitors the ideal cultural backdrop to their visit to the UAE. Contemporary elegance is reflected throughout the hotel's selection of guest rooms, while world-class amenities promise a luxurious experience. For corporate guests, the hotel offers professional meeting facilities supported by an array of versatile spaces. MEETING ROOMS

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 18 kilometres Total number of rooms: 369 Single rooms: 232 Twin rooms: 137 Suites: 21

F&B: Bridges Bar (sports bar), Caf Sushi (Japanese), CuiScene (international all-day dining), Lobby Lounge (beverages and light bites), Maison Beirut (Lebanese), Marco's New York Italian (American and Italian), Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill (British), Poolside Restaurant (beverages and light bites) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centres, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

Saqr Ballroom

990

-

Saqr Ballroom A

286

-

Saqr Ballroom B

286

-

Saqr Ballroom C

418

Saqr Ballroom Pre-Function

96

90

32

28

32

-

621

-

Al Reem

178.5

Al Reem A

127.5

Al Reem B

51

Sir Baniyas

116.28

Sir Baniyas A Sir Baniyas B

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 38 kilometres Total number of rooms: 200 Single rooms: 184 Twin rooms: 16 Suites: 38

F&B: Al Meylas (Arabic), Butcher & Still (steakhouse), Butcher & Still Food Truck (American), Caf Milano (Italian), Crust (breakfast and brunch), Eclipse (terrace lounge), Zsa Zsa (cigar lounge) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pool

THEATRE (PAX)

200

70

242

60

20

84

28

60

20

64

42

100

-

-

144

-

24

18

-

20

12

-

8

6

8

9

10

Al Maqtaa

74

12

24

-

16

9

8

11

30

Al Fahidi

71

12

30

57.12

-

8

6

8

9

15

Al Fahidi Foyer

35

-

-

40

59.16

-

8

-

8

9

15

Al Ain

42

12

18

30

Sir Baniyas Pre-Function

53.04

-

8

6

8

9

15

Al Jahili

48

16

-

-

-

-

16

Yas

51.66

-

6

4

8

7

12

Al Hosn

119

18

70

130

24

90

130

Saadiyat

63.96

-

6

4

16

7

12

Al Hosn Foyer

67

-

-

70

-

-

70

Al Futaisi

47.56

-

6

4

8

7

12

Residence

139

30

70

130

36

96

130

Al Futaisi A

23.2

-

4

2

4

5

4

Residence 1

60

12

30

80

18

48

80

Al Futaisi B

23.2

-

4

2

4

5

4

Residence 2

78

12

30

80

18

48

80

20

-

4

-

4

5

4

Saadiyat Meeting Room

22.6

6

-

-

-

-

-

62

BOARDROOM (PAX)

In the heart of a vibrant urban community in the capital, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island boasts the perfect setting for a sleek getaway. Nestled between the city skyline and the expansive Arabian Gulf, the hotel is positioned for exceptional events. With a host of impressive venues – from spacious meeting rooms to elegant ballrooms that open right onto the water's edge – there is no dearth of options for planners. It all comes together with ultramodern amenities, state-of-the-art technology, five-star hospitality and a capable events team.

U-SHAPE (PAX)

Dalma Boardroom

62

AT A GLANCE:

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Al Maryah Ballroom

495

60

260

Al Maryah Ballroom A

248

30

130

530

90

480

530

265

45

240

84

Al Maryah Ballroom B

248

30

265

130

265

45

240

38

120

Liwa Ballroom

235

265

51

130

240

51

240

240

-

-

Liwa Ballroom A

118

24

65

120

27

120

120

32

15

54

24

23

36

Liwa Ballroom B

118

24

65

120

27

120

120

Liwa Terrace

130

-

-

100

-

-

100

80

15

60

80

80

18

70

80

-

-

40

15

30

30

63

63


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl

InterContinental Abu Dhabi

 00971 56 5484162 |  maria.sarmento@hyatt.com |  grandhyattabudhabi.com

 00971 2 6666888 |  meetings.icabudhabi@ihg.com |  abudhabi.intercontinental.com

The breathtaking chandeliers that greet visitors upon stepping into Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl are more than an exceptional design element. Symbolising everything luxurious, they convey that the experiences waiting inside will be grand. This stunning five-star property makes the most of its location by Abu Dhabi Corniche with 368 spacious rooms, all promising gorgeous sea views. For business visitors, the hotel features 12 impressive meeting spaces, all promising views of the UAE Presidential Palace. MEETING ROOMS

64

AREA (SQM)

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 35 kilometres Total number of rooms: 428 Single rooms: 259 Twin rooms: 73 Suites: 36

F&B: Bovine (steakhouse), Lexx (wine and cigar bar), Pearl Lounge (lobby lounge), Sahha Restaurant (all-day dining), Verso (Italian)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

One of the city's most iconic hotels, InterContinental Abu Dhabi housed the inaugural conference of the Gulf Cooperation Council when it first opened. Naturally, this dynamic property is an exceptional choice for impressive events in the capital. Featuring 25 meeting venues, including a grand ballroom and outdoor spaces, the hotel makes the most of its seaside setting to offer an unparalleled experience. Premium accommodation facilities, award-winning dining venues and world-class amenities add to its charm. MEETING ROOMS

AREA (SQM)

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 35 kilometres Total number of rooms: 390 Single rooms: 267 Twin rooms: 69 Suites: 54

F&B: Aquarius (pool bar), Belgian Caf (European), Byblos Sur Mer (Lebanese), Chamas Churrascaria (Brazilian), Cho Gao Marina Walk (Pan Asian), Circo (Italian), Fishmarket (seafood), Piano Lounge (lounge), Selections (international all-day, The Bayshore (light bites) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, health club, spa, swimming pools

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Al Bateen Ballroom

1040

600

105

594

1000

114

1200

Grand Ballroom

1169

-

600

1500

100

900

1500

Al Bateen Ballroom Section 1

660

360

57

324

650

69

644

Dar Al Istiqbal Ballroom

823.7

100

350

700

100

600

700

Al Bateen Ballroom Section 2

380

200

48

180

350

51

338

Al Bateen & Al Baynouna

345.3

70

150

250

60

200

250

VIP Lounge

125

60

35

60

-

25

70

Al Bateen

197.8

40

80

100

40

120

100

Bridal Room

65

24

20

-

-

-

-

Al Baynouna

147.5

30

40

50

25

60

50

Mouza

235

120

33

132

200

42

192

Liwa Majlis Ballroom

535.5

50

220

400

80

350

400

Mouza Section 1

125

60

27

72

100

27

75

El Waha

144.4

30

70

80

45

120

80

Mouza Section 2

110

50

27

54

90

27

66

Auditorium

299.7

-

-

-

-

234

234

Hessa

130

70

21

60

110

24

100

Binyas Majlis

239.7

30

40

120

30

70

120

Dana 1

100

60

26

30

70

27

63

Boardroom A

55.4

16

18

-

20

25

25

Dana 2

70

40

26

30

50

26

63

Boardroom B

34

8

-

-

-

-

8

Dana 3

70

40

26

30

50

26

63

Executive C

45.9

10

12

-

12

20

20

Qimasha 1

45

30

20

30

30

21

42

MQ1

149.3

40

40

90

40

70

90

Qimasha 2

50

30

20

30

30

21

42

MQ2

53.9

18

18

40

15

25

40

Qimasha 3

50

30

20

30

30

21

42

MQ3

59.8

18

18

40

15

30

40

Qimasha 4

60

30

18

24

30

16

49

MQ4

61.1

18

18

40

15

30

40

Boardroom 1

30

-

8

-

-

-

-

MQ 1-2-3-4

324.1

-

100

300

-

150

300

Boardroom 2

30

-

8

-

-

-

-

Emirates Room

66.14

-

25

60

20

30

60

64

65

65


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi

 00971 2 8114444 |  jsiquestions@jumeirah.com |  jumeirah.com

 00971 2 2014000 |  mhrs.auhal.sales@marriott.com |  marriottalforsan.com

Modern elegance meets Middle Eastern warmth at the stunning Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, known for offering a refined island living experience. The resort boasts a selection of rooms, suites and villas that open out to the sea, in addition to amenities that facilitate complete rest and relaxation. The property offers a truly idyllic seafront setting for business occasions and celebrations, with spacious ballrooms and lawns against the backdrop of the Arabian Gulf.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 34 kilometres Total number of rooms: 293 Twin rooms: 81 Suites: 70

F&B: Majlis Saadiyat (beverages and light bites), Mare Mare (Italian), Offside (sports bar), Pool Bar Saadiyat (beverages), Tean (Arabic), The Lounge Saadiyat (sundowners), White (international) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi provides sophisticated spaces with inspirational and tailored experiences that will exhilarate and revitalise. Appealing to the modern traveller, the hotel's rooms and suites provide a restorative retreat with thoughtful design, high-tech amenities and high touch services. Against the stunning city skyline, the sporting facilities of Al Forsan International Sports Resort seek to meet the needs of even the most discerning guests, especially planners seeking an all-encompassing work-meets-play experience.

MEETING ROOMS MEETING ROOMS

66

AREA (SQM)

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 13 kilometres Total number of rooms: 400 Single rooms: 203 Twin rooms: 158 Suites: 39

F&B: Appaloosa (sports bar), Couture Lounge (beverages and light bites), Khayal (international all-day dining), Lobby Lounge (beverages and light bites), Splash Poolside Bar (pool bar), The Grill (steakhouse)

BANQUET (PAX)

Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Al Forsan Ballroom (fully open)

450

350

72

216

750

90

550

Al Forsan Ballroom (posterior closed)

357

200

60

171

500

66

450

60

Al Forsan 1

106

50

20

54

100

30

100

60

Al Forsan 2

106

50

20

54

100

30

100

50

Al Forsan 3

106

50

20

54

100

30

100

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Meeting Room 1

87

12

27

40

18

50

Meeting Room 2

87

12

27

40

18

50

Meeting Room 3

67

10

18

40

18

40

Meeting Room 4

67

10

18

40

18

40

50

Al Forsan 1 & 2

212

100

40

108

200

60

200

Meeting Room 5

161

20

42

90

25

80

100

Al Forsan 2 & 3

212

100

40

108

200

60

200

Meeting Room 1 & 2

175

30

63

90

40

100

120

Al Forsan Terrace

1900

300

-

-

700

-

500

Meeting Room 3 & 4

135

20

42

80

30

80

100

Karam 1

63

30

10

30

40

15

40

Meeting Room 3, 4 & 5

296

40

84

180

55

160

200

Karam 2

63

30

10

30

40

15

40

Meeting Room 1, 2 & 5

336

48

105

200

65

200

220

Karam 1 & 2

127

70

25

60

80

35

100

Meeting Room 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

471

64

147

300

75

300

400

Boardroom

35

-

13

-

-

-

-

66

67

67


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H

Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi

Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain Hotel

 00971 2 3047777 |  events.auhmc@marriott.com |  marriottdowntownabudhabi.com

 00971 3 7046888 |  h3573@accor.com |  mercure.com

Experience a winning combination of convenience and elegance at Marriott Hotel Downtown, Abu Dhabi, promising five-star accommodation and exceptional service. Located a few minutes away from popular attractions in the capital, business guests have access to over 26,000 square feet of flexible event space with room for up to 560 guests. MEETING ROOMS

68

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 33 kilometres Total number of rooms: 315 Single rooms: 144 Twin rooms: 139 Suites: 32

F&B: At 25 (rooftop lounge), Central Grounds (caf ), JW Steakhouse (steakhouse), Kuzbara (international), Velocity (sports bar)

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

Grand Ballroom

522

Grand Ballroom 1

150

Grand Ballroom 2

221

Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pool

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

372

-

279

90

36

78

560

-

520

165

38

160

42

108

120

230

44

198

Grand Ballroom 3

150

90

36

78

165

38

108

Delma 1

50

20

14

24

-

26

36

Delma 2

32

10

18

12

-

14

36

Delma 3

32

10

18

12

-

14

36

Delma 4

51

30

21

30

-

34

54

Delma 5

58

40

21

36

-

40

54

Delma 6

65

40

33

42

-

44

60

Bani Yas 1

49

30

21

18

50

22

36

Bani Yas 2

48

30

17

18

50

22

36

Bani Yas 3

93

50

27

27

80

30

70

Ballroom

298

198

60

144

320

66

256

Ballroom 1

92

60

32

44

100

34

66

A unique mountain oasis resort, Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain Hotel sits at the top of Abu Dhabi's highest peak – Jebel Jais. Against this mesmerising backdrop, the hotel promises a range of unique accommodation, leisure and business facilities. Visitors can choose from a selection of rooms and suites offering tranquillity with breathtaking views. Those in the market for a memorable event location will find that no other property in the UAE promises such an impressive setting at a height of 3,000 feet (914 metres).

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 163 kilometres Total number of rooms: 124 Single rooms: 62 Twin rooms: 53 Suites: 9

F&B: Al Khayma (Arabic), Eden Rock (Italian), Lawrence's Bar (beverages), Le Belvedere (international), Orient Caf (beverages and light bites) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

60

Ballroom 2

112

60

32

56

120

35

96

Golden Falcon A

50

25

40

50

25

60

Ballroom 3

93

60

28

44

100

32

66

Golden Falcon B

50

25

40

50

25

60

60

Al Maya 1

45

30

40

18

-

45

36

Golden Falcon C

210

40

60

135

40

160

160

Al Maya 2

37

24

32

15

-

37

36

Boardroom

50

16

16

-

16

20

20

Al Maya 3

39

24

34

15

-

39

36

Majlis

160

30

30

-

-

60

60

Al Maya 4

40

24

36

18

-

40

36

Private Majlis

64

10

10

-

10

10

10

68

69

69


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H

Millennium Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan

 00971 2 6170000 |  events.mcga@millenniumhotels.com |  millenniumhotels.com/en/abu-dhabi/millennium-capital-gate-abu-dhabi

 00971 2 5016073 |  H6533-MICE@accor.com |  novotel-abudhabi-albustan.com

Millennium Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is situated in close proximity to a wealth of leisure attractions in Abu Dhabi. Its location in the heart of the city's commercial district, close to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) and Zayed Sports City, makes the hotel the ideal base for business guests. The property promises a selection of elegant rooms and suites, in addition to an excellent choice of amenities for business and recreation as well as a selection of six dining outlets, offering cuisines from around the globe.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 22 kilometres Total number of rooms: 281 Single rooms: 193 Twin rooms: 56 Suites: 32

F&B: Blue Bar (South American and Arabic), Noche Caf (South American and Arabic), Oceana Grill Restaurant (international all-day dining), Pool Bar and Terrace (South American), Rouge Restaurant (Pan-Asian), The Link Caf (light snacks and drinks) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

Located in a bustling district in the emirate, Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan offers a tranquil retreat in the heart of the city's bustle. Business and leisure blend effortlessly with the property's range of amenities – think ergonomic workspaces, elegant event venues and more. The Al Bustan ballroom is perfect for special occasions, while seven additional modular event rooms offer the ideal space for meetings, conferences and seminars. It all comes together with expert support from a talented team of in-house event staff.

MEETING ROOMS MEETING ROOMS

70

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 26.6 kilometres Total number of rooms: 361 Single rooms: 207 Twin rooms: 102 Suites: 52

F&B: Choice Cut Steakhouse (steakhouse), Mellow Caf (beverages and light bites), Pepper Restaurant (international all-day dining), Waves Bar (beverages and light bites) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Al Bustan 1, 2 & 3

1035

175

400

1200

220

700

800

Al Bustan 1

250

65

110

310

78

255

250

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Al Bustan

301

150

30

48

100

40

120

Al Bustan 2

250

65

110

310

78

255

250

Al Bustan 1

98

40

16

16

30

18

40

Al Bustan 3

250

65

110

310

78

255

250

Al Bustan 2

87

40

14

16

30

16

40

Meeting Room 1

50

7

25

40

18

30

40

Al Bustan 3

116

40

16

16

30

18

40

Meeting Room 2

50

7

25

40

18

30

40

Al Dhiyafa

50

30

14

12

20

12

30

Meeting Room 3

50

7

25

40

18

30

40

Al Diwan

45

30

14

12

20

12

30

Meeting Room 4

50

7

25

40

18

30

40

Al Ferdous

50

-

12

-

-

-

-

Meeting Room 5

59

7

25

40

18

30

40

Al Hosn

70

-

18

-

-

15

40

Meeting Room 6

45

6

20

40

18

30

40

Grand Ballroom

721

450

-

200

500

150

750

Meeting Room 7

50

10

27

45

20

25

45

Ballroom 1

291

150

-

60

150

40

150

Meeting Room 1 & 2

100

14

50

80

32

35

80

Ballroom 2

205

150

-

60

150

40

150

Meeting Room 3 & 4

100

14

50

80

32

60

80

Ballroom 3

209

150

-

60

150

40

150

Al Bustan Hall 1 & 2

500

120

220

610

156

510

610

Ballroom Foyer

537

-

-

-

250

-

-

Al Bustan Hall 2 & 3

500

120

220

610

156

510

610

70

71

71


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H

H H H H H

Park Arjaan By Rotana

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas

 00971 2 6573333 |  park.hotel@rotana.com |  rotana.com/parkarjaanbyrotana

 00971 2 4071234 |  abudhabi.park@hyatt.com |  parkhyattabudhabi.com

Park Arjaan by Rotana is a contemporary all-suites property located in Abu Dhabi's dynamic Park Complex offering deluxe serviced apartments. Landmark attractions, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and ADNEC, are five minutes away, while Abu Dhabi International Airport and Yas Island's entertainment venues are just 15 minutes away. Guests have access to the full range of hotel facilities at the neighbouring Rotana hotel, including a selection of dining venues offering an eclectic range of cuisines and experiences to suit every taste and occasion. Meeting planners will find the property ideal, thanks to access to 2,326 square metres of event space.

MEETING ROOMS

72

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 22 kilometres Total number of rooms: 172 Suites: 172

F&B: Aquarius Pool Bar (beverages and light bites), Cooper's Bar & Restaurant (British pub), Ginger (international all-day dining), Parkafe Lobby Lounge (beverages and light bites), Teatro (Asian & Italian) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

A luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas offers a selection of well-appointed rooms, suites and villas that seamlessly blend understated elegance with regional charm. Providing stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and set against landscaped gardens, the venue feels like the ideal escape. This setting also serves as the perfect backdrop for memorable occasions, which the hotel caters to with lush spaces and an expert planning team.

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 35 kilometres Total number of rooms: 306 Single rooms: 196 Twin rooms: 67 Suites: 25 Villas: 18

F&B: Shala (beach lounge), The Beach House (Mediterranean), The Caf (international), The Library (tea lounge), The Park Bar (Asian fusion), The Park Grill (steakhouse) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

The Kitchen

100

30

-

-

50

-

-

The Dining Room

100

60

26

30

60

22

70

The Majlis

68

40

16

21

30

15

40

The Drawing Room

93

60

26

30

60

22

70

The Living Room

69

-

13

-

-

-

-

Salon 1

108

60

28

36

70

24

70

Salon 2

55

30

14

18

35

12

35

Salon 3

55

30

14

18

35

12

35

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Salon 2 & 3

108

60

28

36

70

24

70

Grand Park Ballroom A

368

210

62

180

300

72

368

Alyazya Ballroom

523

300

100

245

600

80

450

Grand Park Ballroom B

368

210

62

180

300

72

368

Alyazya 1

173

100

30

80

260

25

150

Grand Park Ballroom

736

550

124

360

700

144

736

Alyazya 2

177

100

30

80

260

25

150

Meeting Plus 1

38

-

14

9

-

12

25

Alyazya 3

173

100

30

80

260

25

150

Meeting Plus 2

63

40

20

36

50

19

50

Alyazya 1 & 2

350

200

60

160

500

50

300

Meeting Plus 3

69

50

20

36

60

21

50

Alyazya 2 & 3

Meeting Plus 4

30

-

8

-

-

10

15

Alyazya Pre-Function

The Garden Room 1

73

50

20

36

60

26

70

Alyazya Terrace 1

The Garden Room 2

67

50

20

36

60

26

70

The Beach Lawn

The Garden Room 1 & 2

141

90

38

72

120

40

140

The Garden

72

350

200

60

160

500

50

300

230.5

-

-

-

150

-

-

416

350

-

-

450

-

-

360

120

-

-

150

-

-

1010

600

-

-

800

-

-

73

73


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

 00971 2 6573333 |  park.hotel@rotana.com |  rotana.com/parkrotana

 00971 2 8862088 |  infoqas@anantara.com |  anantara.com/en/qasr-al-sarab-abu-dhabi

A modern five-star hotel in the emirate's dynamic Park Complex, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi is the ideal base for business and leisure guests in the UAE capital. Boasting a selection of spacious accommodation options, the property is surrounded by splendid views of the capital. Leisure visitors can expect an extensive range of options to extend their downtime while business travellers can take advantage of the hotel's expansive meeting venues, ideal for small and large gatherings.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 22 kilometres Total number of rooms: 318 Single rooms: 221 Twin rooms: 61 Suites: 36

F&B: Aquarius Pool Bar (beverages and light bites), Cooper's Bar & Restaurant (British pub), Ginger (international all-day dining), Parkafe Lobby Lounge (beverages and light bites), Teatro (Asian & Italian) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

On the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara rises up from the dunes of the Empty Quarter. Promising a true Arabian adventure in the most luxurious of settings, the resort combines the rugged charm of the desert with world-class hospitality. It offers the chance to truly take in the expanse of the desert. It is these exclusive surrounds that make the hotel a truly spectacular venue for events. Choose to have guests arrive by helicopter in utmost luxury and give them an unforgettable experience in some of the grandest meeting venues in the capital. MEETING ROOMS

MEETING ROOMS

74

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 175 kilometres Total number of rooms: 206 Single rooms: All rooms offer single occupancy Twin rooms: 42 Suites: 14

F&B: Al Falaj (Arabian barbecue), Al Liwan (lobby lounge and bar), Al Waha (international breakfast), Ghadeer (Mediterranean), Naseem Pool Bar (lounge), Suhail (fine-dining)

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pool

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Liwa Ballroom

362.5

200

-

180

350

64

300

Liwa A

118.9

50

30

36

100

25

72

Liwa B

118.9

50

30

36

100

25

72

Liwa C

118.9

50

30

36

100

25

72

Liwa A+B

237.8

120

-

70

250

45

154

Liwa B+C

237.8

120

-

70

250

45

154

Ablah Boardroom

29.9

-

10

-

-

-

-

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Grand Park Ballroom A

368

210

62

180

300

72

368

Antarah Boardroom

29.9

-

10

-

-

-

-

Grand Park Ballroom B

368

210

62

180

300

72

368

Liwa Terrace

107

50

-

-

-

-

50

Grand Park Ballroom

736

550

124

360

700

144

736

Dune Terrace

-

250

-

-

-

-

250

Meeting Plus 1

38

-

14

9

-

12

25

Royal Pavilion Terrace

-

120

-

-

-

-

120

Meeting Plus 2

63

40

20

36

50

19

50

Royal Pavilion Courtyard

-

250

-

-

-

-

250

Meeting Plus 3

69

50

20

36

60

21

50

Camp Nujum

-

200

-

-

50

-

200

Meeting Plus 4

30

-

8

-

-

10

15

Al Ara'a Camp

-

200

-

-

120

-

400

The Garden Room 1

73

50

20

36

60

26

70

Al Falaj

-

180

-

-

70

-

180

The Garden Room 2

67

50

20

36

60

26

70

Pool Area (Full resort buyout only)

-

400

-

-

-

-

400

The Garden Room 1 & 2

141

90

38

72

120

40

140

Courtyard (Full resort buyout only)

-

400

-

-

-

-

400

74

75

75


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche

Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain

 00971 2 6811900 |  info.abudhabi.corniche@radissonblu.com |  radissonhotels.com/en- us/hotels/radisson-blu-resort-abu-dhabi-corniche

 00971 3 7686666 |  info.alain@radissonblu.com |  radissonhotels.com/en- us/hotels/radisson-blu-resort-al-ain

Making the most of an eight-kilometre sandy stretch along the emirate's iconic coast, Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche is a great spot for an unforgettable event in the UAE capital. Complete with Arabian hospitality and a five-star setting, this beachside retreat is the ideal venue for small and large gatherings of every kind. A stone's throw away from the private beach are some of the capital's most luxurious malls, cultural attractions and entertainment hubs.

MEETING ROOMS

76

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 39 kilometres Total number of rooms: 326 Single rooms: 181 Twin rooms: 91 Suites: 54

F&B: Escape (beverages and light bites), Hemingway's (sports bar), Vienna Plaza (caf ) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Yas

41

28

14

18

-

12

32

Khalidiya

45

-

18

18

30

15

30

Board Room

49

-

12

-

-

-

-

Baniyas

85

50

24

30

40

24

45

Originally built for a royal wedding in 1969, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Al Ain has long been the venue of choice for events in the UAE capital. The hotel boasts a selection of grand ballrooms and meeting spaces to make every event a success. Set in exotic landscaped gardens, it offers a sense of escape in the heart of a vibrant city. From contemporary rooms with views of one of the highest peaks in the UAE to an abundance of wellness experiences, a world of leisure awaits. Although seemingly distant from the bustle, Al Ain's heritage sites are just a stone's throw away.

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 145 kilometres Total number of rooms: 210 Single rooms: 134 Twin rooms: 55 Suites: 21

F&B: Flavours (international all-day dining), Makani Caf (Arabic), Palm Court Caf (lobby lounge), Paco's (Mexican)

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Bateen

209

80

36

63

120

42

120

Oasis Ballroom A+B

482

400

120

200

500

150

500

Saadiyat

221

100

30

63

100

36

100

Oasis Ballroom A

287

150

100

150

250

70

250

Liwa Ballroom

504

350

48

252

500

60

350

Oasis Ballroom B

195

120

60

50

250

40

150

Liwa Ballroom A

100

100

24

126

150

36

180

Jimi Room

Liwa Ballroom B

185

80

24

60

80

30

84

Meeting Room 1+2

160

100

-

-

150

-

-

137.18

100

40

60

120

40

120 50

Liwa Anteroom

114

50

30

48

50

33

60

Meeting Room 1

-

-

26

24

-

20

Al Qasr Ballroom

888

600

36

300

600

42

500

Meeting Room 2

-

-

-

15

-

-

25

Al Qasr Anteroom

288

100

36

90

150

42

120

Amiri Majlis

168

100

40

60

120

40

120

Lake Garden

1650

300

-

-

-

-

300

Board Room

32.6

-

12

-

-

-

-

Beach Garden

2380

1100

-

-

-

-

1200

Training Room

38.69

-

18

12

-

15

20

76

77

77


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H

H H H H H

Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

 00971 56 6228410 |  khattab.mohamed@yasplazahotels.com |  yasplazahotels.com

 00971 2 4922222 |  reservation.saadiyat@rixos.com |  rixos.com/en/hotel-resort/rixos-premium-saadiyat-island

On the southern coast of Yas Island, Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island blends the urban vibe of its buzzing location with the serenity of the Arabian Gulf. Minutes away from the airport and major hubs in the capital, the hotel offers an array of leisure facilities, well suited to every type of traveller. Its proximity to the island's most popular attractions, from Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, make it a great base to explore the destination. For business travellers, the hotel promises a flawless experience with customised packages that make the most of its meeting spaces.

MEETING ROOMS

78

AREA (SQM)

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 8 kilometres Total number of rooms: 397 Single rooms: 233 Twin rooms: 125 Suites: 37

F&B: Amerigos (Mexican), Assymetri (international all-day), Belgian Caf (European), Filini Garden (Italian) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

-

Galaxy Ballroom

435

96

100

600

96

600

Galaxy Ballroom 1

150

36

60

150

36

120

-

Galaxy Ballroom 2

135

36

60

150

36

120

-

Galaxy Ballroom 3

150

36

60

150

36

120

-

Diyafa Section 4

125

36

60

150

36

120

-

Boardroom

63

24

30

80

24

40

-

Jamaal

39

15

24

40

15

30

Al Waha

38

15

24

40

15

30

Sakina

36

15

24

40

15

30

Al Dorra

37

15

24

40

15

30

78

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island is a unique resort where exclusivity and luxury define every experience. Located on the pristine, sparkling white sands overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the property offers easy access to cultural attractions and landmarks in the UAE capital. Guests can expect the finest accommodation, exquisite gastronomic delights, incredible entertainment, serene spa treatments and more. Those looking to add a touch of luxury to events and celebrations can access a suite of facilities for board meetings, seminars, award ceremonies, banquets and receptions.

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 25 kilometres Total number of rooms: 378 Single rooms: 339 Twin rooms: 39 Suites: 25

F&B: Aja & Teppanyaki (Asian), Aqua Bar (poolside bar), Club House (international), Highlights Pool Bar (poolside bar), L'Olivo (Italian), Lobby Bar (lounge), Mermaid (seafood), Orient (Turkish), People's (beverages and bites), The Roof Bar & Shisha Lounge (lounge), Turquoise (all-day dining) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, sports club, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Saadiyat Ballroom

1225

600

300

Oud

296

120

80

650

900

360

1200

140

200

100

Amber

520

360

360

160

240

500

160

-

Sandal

296

620

120

80

140

200

100

360

-

Alliban

91

60

24

50

70

30

100

-

Misc

-

Bakhoor

117

70

30

60

80

40

150

91

60

-

50

70

30

110

79

79


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

 00971 2 8135550 |  abudhabi@rosewoodhotels.com |  rosewoodhotels.com/en/abu-dhabi

 00971 2 6970000 |  saadiyat.resort@rotana.com |  rotana.com/saadiyatrotanaresortandvillas

Soaring over Al Maryah Island, on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Rosewood Abu Dhabi promises a refined setting for events, both small and large. Ideal for business meetings, the property boasts 1,645 square metres of indoor spaces spread across two ballrooms, two meeting rooms and four boardrooms. For social gatherings with just the right touch of luxury, the hotel offers a selection of elegant al fresco venues that make the most of its surrounds.

MEETING ROOMS Rosewood Ballroom

80

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 34.7 kilometres Total number of rooms: 189 Single rooms: 122 Twin rooms: 26 Suites: 41

F&B: Dai Pai Dong (Cantonese), Dragon's Tooth (bar), Glo (grill and bar), Hidden Bar (private lounge), La Cava (wine cellar), Majlis (lobby lounge), Manor Club (lounge), Sambusek (Lebanese) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

968

655

210

386

1040

212

1000 385

Rosewood A

499

315

106

186

500

102

Rosewood B

502

349

114

200

540

110

415

Yasmine Ballroom

224

150

54

90

240

50

190

Yasmine A

112

75

27

45

120

25

95

Yasmine B

112

75

27

45

120

25

95

Set on a spectacular nine-kilometre stretch of pristine beach on Abu Dhabi's breathtaking Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a unique property in the UAE capital. Promising a regal ambience with striking modern architecture and uninterrupted Arabian Gulf views, the resort makes the most of its scenic beachside setting. A range of accommodation options is sure to suit even the most discerning traveller. While for event planners, there are three well-equipped banquet rooms, ideal for meetings and conferences.

Zanbaq Room

118

80

28

48

128

30

100

Zanbaq Room A

59

40

17

24

64

25

50

Zanbaq Room B

59

40

17

24

64

25

50

Bailasan Room

100

68

36

40

110

30

84

Bailasan Room A

51

34

20

20

55

15

42

Bailasan Room B

51

34

20

20

55

15

42

Almas Ballroom 2

Lailaq Boardroom

59

20

16

16

20

16

40

Almas Ballroom 3

Narjis Boardroom

59

20

10

16

15

10

30

Emerald

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 35 kilometres Total number of rooms: 340 Single rooms: 156 Twin rooms: 135 Suites: 36 Villas: 13

F&B: Hamilton's Gastro Pub (British/ American pub ), Nasma Beachfront Bar (beverages and bites), Pool Bar (beverages and bites), Sama Lobby Lounge (lobby caf ), Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar (Italian), Sim Sim (international all-day dining), Turtle Bay Bar & Grill (seafood and grills) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Almas Ballroom

594

450

132

300

550

132

500

Almas Ballroom 1

198

150

44

100

180

44

150

198

150

44

100

180

44

150

198

150

44

100

180

44

150

279

180

60

81

180

60

180

Jury Boardroom

60

20

10

16

15

10

30

Emerald A

90

60

20

27

60

20

60

Solarium (Outdoor)

428

250

-

-

300

-

300

Emerald B

99

60

20

27

60

20

60

Aqua Lounge

55

20

15

20

40

15

40

Emerald C

90

60

20

27

60

20

60

Foll

16

6

6

-

-

-

6

The Olive Lawn

180

120

-

-

200

-

-

Glo

650

-

-

-

300

-

300

The Lawn

510

330

-

-

500

-

-

80

81

81


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

The Abu Dhabi Edition

 00971 2 8137777 |  h7507@sofitel.com |  sofitel.com

 00971 2 2080000 |  events.auh@editionhotels.com |  editionhotels.com/abu-dhabi/

French elegance meets Middle Eastern sophistication at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, where guests are invited to experience the best of both cultures. With Art Deco-inspired rooms flanked by breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, the hotel sets the scene for an exceptional escape. Equally impressive is the setting for meetings and special occasions at the hotel, with a selection of top-of-the-line spaces and a team of expert planners. From the elegant ballroom to state-of-the-art meeting rooms, every event is a guaranteed success.

MEETING ROOMS

82

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 36 kilometres Total number of rooms: 280 Single rooms: 158 Twin rooms: 74 Suites: 47

F&B: Club Mill sime (lounge), Corniche Restaurant (all-day dining), French Bakery Corner (lounge), Grills@Chill'O (Mediterranean), Jazz N' Fizz (bar), Le Caf (lobby lounge), Parmigiana (Italian)

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

Crystal Ballroom

780

Crystal A

270

Crystal B

Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

105

315

1000

117

750

1000

42

108

300

45

180

300

240

42

108

300

45

180

300

Crystal C

270

42

108

300

45

180

300

Crystal (A+B) or (B+C)

378

58

180

600

75

360

600

Maple Boardroom

48

15

-

-

-

-

-

Pearl Boardroom

54

16

-

-

-

-

-

Turquoise Ballroom

344

42

135

300

60

250

300

Turquoise A

104

24

36

70

30

50

70

Turquoise B

136

24

54

80

33

70

80

On the waterfront of Al Bateen Marina, The Abu Dhabi Edition boasts a spectacular setting, blending modern charm with five-star hospitality. Featuring a selection of rooms and residences, the hotel offers a range of leisure amenities, sure to impress every type of traveller. The property also has over 900 square metres of flexible event space, including contemporary meeting rooms, ballrooms and a boardroom. The extensive choice makes it the ideal destination for private meetings, conferences or exclusive gala dinners.

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 35 kilometres Total number of rooms: 198 Single rooms: 175 Twin rooms: 23 Suites: 40

F&B: Alba Terrace (Mediterranean), Annex (nightlife venue), Library Bar (beverages), Market at Edition (international all-day dining), Pool Deck (beverages and light bites), Oak Room (British steakhouse)

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

Meeting Room 1, 2, 3 or 4

54

20

Meeting Room 1 & 2 or 3 & 4

108

50

BOARDROOM (PAX)

Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

16

18

30

13

25

26

30

60

24

60

Turquoise C

104

24

36

70

30

50

70

Boardroom

30

-

12

-

-

11

-

Turquoise (A+B) or (B+C)

240

36

63

100

42

120

100

Majlis

21

-

-

-

8

-

-

Marble Room

61

14

18

20

15

30

30

Meeting Room Pre-Function

115

-

-

-

70

-

-

Silver Room

57

14

18

20

15

30

30

Ballroom

654

400

-

330

550

-

520

Oak Room

58

14

18

20

15

30

30

Studio 1, 2, 4 or 5

109

60

22

36

90

28

70

Grey Room

30

8

9

10

10

16

10

Studio 3

218

120

42

90

180

40

120

Ivory Room

60

14

24

30

18

40

40

Ballroom Pre-Function

465

-

-

-

350

-

-

82

83

83


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

 00971 2 8188888 |  rc.auhrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com |  ritzcarlton.com/abudhabi

 00971 2 6944444 |  info.abudhabi@stregis.com |  stregisabudhabi.com

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal promises Middle Eastern opulence unlike any other property in the UAE capital. Set against the backdrop of Al Maqta Creek and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the resort boasts five-star accommodation and world-class leisure facilities. Meetings are executed on a grand scale across 23,000 square metres of flexible event space set amid the hotel's lushly landscaped surrounds.

MEETING ROOMS Ballroom Roma

84

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 20 kilometres Total number of rooms: 530 Single rooms: 188 Twin rooms: 92 Suites: 140

F&B: Al Fresco (poolside), Alba (lobby lounge), Dolce (Italian), Giornotte (all-day dining), Li Jiang (Southeast Asian), Mijana (Middle Eastern), Sorso (sports bar), The Forge (steakhouse) Leisure: Beach, gym, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

1550

1500

-

700

1500

200

1400

Ballroom Roma 1

510

500

-

230

500

70

470

Ballroom Roma 2

600

600

-

270

600

80

560

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi effortlessly combines authentic Arabian hospitality with over a hundred years of bespoke St. Regis tradition. The hotel offers direct access to the private Nation Riviera Beach Club in addition to its sandy beach. Adjacent to Nation Galleria Mall with more than 60 retail shops, a cinema and a variety of entertainment options, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is also in close proximity to the capital's numerous landmarks. As a luxury hotel crafting boutique experiences, the property is the social epicentre for royalty and luminaries in the art of residential living in the West Corniche district, making it the natural choice for business guests seeking an impressive venue.

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 36 kilometres Total number of rooms: 283 Single rooms: 184 Twin rooms: 44 Suites: 55

F&B: Azura Panoramic Lounge and Bar (Mediterranean), Cabana Beach Bar & Grill (snacks), Catch at St. Regis (seafood), The St. Regis Bar (beverages and light bites), The Terrace on the Corniche (international all-day dining), Villa Toscana (Italian)

Ballroom Roma 3

440

400

-

200

400

60

420

Milano 1

35

-

10

-

-

-

-

Milano 2

20

-

10

-

-

-

-

Milano 3

20

-

10

-

-

-

-

Al Mudhaif Ballroom

1311

Milano 4

85

80

30

36

80

35

70

Al Mudhaif Ballroom 1

316

Milano 5

65

60

20

27

60

25

55

Al Mudhaif Ballroom 2

585

310

MEETING ROOMS

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

750

-

600

1000

150

1080

200

-

144

250

81

240

-

312

400

90

530

Napoli 1

155

150

40

70

150

66

130

Al Mudhaif Ballroom 3

410

240

-

180

350

81

260

Napoli 2

27

30

10

-

30

-

24

Al Mudhaif Ballroom 1+2

901

500

-

456

650

114

770

Napoli 3

27

30

10

-

30

-

24

Al Mudhaif Ballroom 2+3

995

550

-

456

750

114

830

Napoli 4

30

30

10

-

30

-

26

Al Jurf

83

40

20

24

75

18

50

Napoli 5

30

30

10

-

30

-

26

Al Khaznah 1+2

183

120

32

60

150

42

150

Firenze 1

37

-

10

-

-

-

-

Al Khaznah 1

92

60

20

36

75

24

65

Firenze 2

37

-

10

-

-

-

-

Al Khaznah 2

92

60

20

36

75

24

65

Firenze 3

37

-

10

-

-

-

-

Al Muqam

83

40

20

24

75

18

50

Firenze 4

37

-

10

-

-

-

-

Liwa

57

-

12

-

-

-

-

Firenze 5

27

-

5

-

-

-

-

Abu Dhabi Suite

142

70

-

-

100

-

-

84

85

85


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H H

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa

 00971 2 4988888 |  sales.saadiyat@stregis.com |  stregissaadiyatisland.com

 00971 2 6169999 |  westinauh.info@westin.com |  westinabudhabigolfresort.com

Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi presents a serene escape just minutes from Downtown Abu Dhabi. Boasting the island's preeminent address, the resort invites guests to make the most of its leisure offering before dining seaside at one of six destination venues. Boasting 3,788 square metres of exquisitely appointed meeting and event rooms, the hotel can host everything from regal weddings to inspiring business meetings with custom catering and experienced event professionals on hand.

MEETING ROOMS

86

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 35 kilometres Total number of rooms: 376 Single rooms: 188 Twin rooms: 124 Suites: 64

F&B: Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi (Pacific Rim), Manhattan Lounge (beverages), Mazi (Greek), Olea (Mediterranean), Pool & Beach Bar (beverages), Sontaya (South East Asian), The Drawing Room (lounge) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

The Regal Ballroom

3000

1700

500

1500

2400

450

220

Regal Ballroom A

1000

550

150

500

800

125

700

Regal Ballroom B

1000

550

150

500

800

125

700

Regal Ballroom C

1000

550

150

500

800

125

700

Regal Ballroom A1

700

400

100

350

500

80

500

The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa offers one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences in the Middle East. Serving as the home of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship over the last 10 years, the resort's 27-hole championship golf course weaves through the undulating terrain featuring pockets of palms, ornamental trees and seven spectacular saltwater lakes. World-class amenities, a wide selection of restaurants and wellness facilities make the resort the ideal escape. For those looking to mix business with leisure, the property boasts a magnificent selection of event spaces.

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 14.2 kilometres Total number of rooms: 172 Single rooms: 99 Twin rooms: 54 Suites: 19

F&B: Fairways (all-day dining), Lemon & Lime (lounge), Sacci (Italian), Shades (pool bar), The Lounge (lobby lounge), The Retreat (sports bar) Leisure: Beachfront, fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

Masters Ballroom

600

420

-

Masters I

300

190

-

Masters II

300

190

THEATRE (PAX)

330

600

100

700

140

300

60

300

-

140

300

60

300

Regal Ballroom C1

700

400

100

350

500

80

500

Major West

225

150

-

100

200

50

200

Regal Ballroom A2

300

150

50

150

300

40

200

Major West I

108

50

25

50

75

25

100

Regal Ballroom C2

300

150

50

150

300

40

200

Major West II

105

50

25

50

75

25

100

Meeting Room 1

62

40

26

40

70

26

60

Major East

240

160

-

110

200

50

230

Meeting Room 2

40

30

16

15

20

16

25

Major East I

120

60

25

60

75

25

110

Meeting Room 3

34

30

16

10

20

16

20

Major East II

120

60

25

60

75

25

110

Meeting Room 4

56

-

18

-

-

-

-

Westin Room

96

-

14

-

-

-

-

86

87

87


Venues |

HOTELS

H H H H H

H H H H

W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

Yas Island Rotana

 00971 2 6560000 |  wabudhabi.groups@whotels.com |  wadbudhabiyasisland.com

 00971 56 6228410 |  khattab.mohamed@yasplazahotels.com |  yasplazahotels.com

A vibrant property in the emirate, W Abu Dhabi Yas Island combines work and play effortlessly with a buzzing set-up, sure to impress even the most discerning guests. Ideal for business and leisure travellers, visitors are invited to make the most of the hotel's amenities during their downtime. For meeting planners, the property boasts 3,520 square metres of flexible event space, with spacious venues capable of hosting both intimate and grand gatherings.

MEETING ROOMS

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 13 kilometres Total number of rooms: 499 Single rooms: 223 Twin rooms: 201 Suites: 75

F&B: Amici (Italian), Garage (international all-day dining), Roastery (lobby caf ), Sun Deck (poolside dining), Wet Deck (poolside dining), W Lounge (beverages and light bites) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

Take in stunning views of the Arabian Gulf in a plush setting within Yas Island Rotana. This sleek property, nestled in the heart of Yas Island, keeps visitors close to all the action in the emirate's favourite entertainment and sports hub. Business travellers looking for incentive options have plenty to choose from, thanks to the venue's proximity to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Links Golf Club and Yas Marina Circuit. Complementing the ideal surrounds is a selection of state-of-the-art meeting venues, sure to make every event a success.

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

Great Room 1/2/3

504

240

60

225

600

120

450

Great Room 1

163

80

36

75

200

35

136

Great Room 2

172

80

36

75

200

35

136

Great Room 3

170

80

36

75

200

35

136

Studio 1 & 2

106

60

23

40

80

25

60

Studio 1

54

30

14

40

80

25

60

Studio 2

52

30

14

40

80

25

60

Studio 3 & 4

134

60

28

48

100

32

75

Studio 3

67

30

14

24

60

15

45

Studio 4

67

30

14

24

60

15

45

Pearl Ballroom A, B, C

Studio 5 & 6

127

60

28

48

100

32

75

Pearl Ballroom A

Studio 5

64

30

14

24

60

15

45

MEETING ROOMS

AT A GLANCE:

HOTEL FACILITIES:

Distance from AUH airport: 8 kilometres Total number of rooms: 308 Single rooms: 213 Twin rooms: 67 Suites: 28

F&B: Aquarius (pool bar), Blue Grill (steakhouse), Choices (international all-day dining), Island Caf (lobby lounge), Rangoli (Indian), Y Bar (cocktail bar) Leisure: Fitness centre, spa, swimming pools

AREA (SQM)

BANQUET (PAX)

BOARDROOM (PAX)

CLASSROOM (PAX)

RECEPTION (PAX)

U-SHAPE (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

450

90

234

350

90

400

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Pearl Ballroom B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Studio 6

63

30

14

24

60

15

45

Pearl Ballroom C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Studio 7

136

80

30

63

80

40

120

Jade l & ll

-

-

-

-

-

100

-

Strategy 1

53

18

12

18

20

15

20

Jade l

58

18

18

25

18

48

-

Strategy 2

50

-

12

18

20

15

20

Jade ll

-

18

18

25

18

48

-

Strategy 3

38

-

12

-

-

-

-

Sapphire l & ll

96

20

42

60

30

70

-

39

-

12

-

-

-

-

Sapphire l

48

15

18

25

15

32

-

2469

1000

-

600

2000

-

600

Sapphire ll

48

15

18

25

15

32

-

Strategy 4 Palm Garden

88

AT A GLANCE:

88

89

89


90

BEACHFRONT (Y/N)

OUTDOOR SPACE AVAILABLE (Y/N)

CAPACITY OF LARGEST MEETING ROOM (PAX)

TOTAL MEETING SPACE (SQM)

TOTAL NUMBER OF MEETING ROOMS

NUMBER OF SUITES

NUMBER OF TWIN ROOMS

NUMBER OF SINGLE ROOMS

TOTAL NUMBER OF GUEST ROOMS

DISTANCE FROM DXB AIRPORT (KM)

DISTANCE FROM AUH AIRPORT (KM)

SWIMMING POOL/S (Y/N)

102

33

3

123

60

Y

800

Y

Y

Y

5

Y

N

Y

N

 00971 2 4439999  reservations.gmaw@ millenniumhotels.com  millenniumhotels.com/abudhabi

Y

Y

Y

3

Y

Y

Y

N

350

Y

Y

Y

4

Y

Y

Y

Y

1000

Y

Y

Y

-

-

-

-

-

(BANQUET)

C

28

132

840

556

257

32

11

290

280

N

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana (RECEPTION) (RECEPTION)

C

24

132

188

130

37

21

6

645

200

Y

50

Y

Y

Y

-

Y

Y

Y

N

 00971 2 6570000  khalidiya.rayhaan@rotana.com  rotana.com/khalidiyapalacerayhaanbyrotana

(BANQUET)

C

36

158

443

288

84

71

6

975

200

(BANQUET)

Y

Le M ridien Abu Dhabi (RECEPTION)

C

157

144

90

57

15

15

3

640

200

N

-

Y

Y

Y

-

Y

Y

Y

N

 00971 2 6446666  info.lmad@lemeridien.com  marriott.com

(RECEPTION)

C

34

150

234

-

-

-

1

3487

400

Y

Le Royal M ridien Abu Dhabi (RECEPTION)

R

33

137

103

-

26

23

2

2447

110

Y

-

Y

N

Y

6

Y

Y

Y

N

 00971 2 4014000  info.lrmad@lemeridien.com  leroyalmeridienabudhabi.com

(BANQUET)

C

36

150

276

276

32

74

7

-

350

(BANQUET)

Y

1000

Y

Y

Y

7

Y

N

Y

N

N

-

Y

N

Y

5

Y

Y

Y

N

N

-

Y

Y

Y

2

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

11

Y

Y

Y

Y

Pearl Rotana Capital Centre (THEATRE)

C

23

142

259

142

24

93

5

228

80

N

-

Y

N

Y

2

Y

Y

Y

N

 00971 2 3075555  pearl.hotel@rotana.com  rotana.com/pearlrotana

(THEATRE)

C

23

142

315

225

72

17

7

332

90

Royal Rose Hotel (THEATRE)

C

33

154

229

183

46

-

2

55

50

N

-

Y

Y

Y

3

Y

N

Y

N

 00971 2 6724000  info@royalrosehotel.com  royalrosehotel.com

(BANQUET)

C

33

150

355

235

100

20

6

330

200

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort (BANQUET)

C

23

142

414

253

126

-

6

279

112

N

-

Y

N

Y

4

Y

N

Y

N

 00971 2 6773333  sheraton.abudhabi@adnhmc.com  sheratonabudhabi.com

(THEATRE)

C

38

150

272

198

58

16

12

1222

700

(RECEPTION)

Y

600

Telal Resort (THEATRE)

C

36

154

195

105

81

9

3

140

35

(BANQUET)

Y

80

Y

Y

Y

3

Y

Y

Y

N

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara  00971 2 8015400  dirs@anantara.com  anantara.com

SPA (Y/N)

273

Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Center  00971 2 6982222  courtyard.abudhabi@marriott.com  courtyardmarriottabudhabi.com

FITNESS CENTRE (Y/N)

408

Centro Capital Centre  00971 2 4096666  centro.capital@rotana.com  rotana.com/centrocapitalcentre

TOTAL NUMBER OF DINING VENUES

155

Centro Al Manhal Abu Dhabi  00971 2 8115000  centro.almanhal@rotana.com  rotana.com/centroalmanhal

FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE OF DETERMINATION (Y/N)

26

Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana  00971 2 4954444  arjaan.capital@rotana.com  rotana.com/capitalcentrearjaan

OFF-SITE CATERING (Y/N)

C

(THEATRE)

Al Wathba, a Luxury Desert Resort and Spa  00971 2 2044444  reservations.alwathba@ luxurycollection.com  alwathbahotel.com

CONFERENCE EQUIPMENT (Y/N)

(THEATRE)

Ayla Bawadi Hotel  00971 3 7030111  sales@aylahotels.com  aylahotels.com

-

Grand Millennium Al Wahda

Andaz Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi  00971 2 5961234  abudhabi.capitalgate@hyatt.com  andazcapitalgateabudhabi.com

CAPACITY OF LARGEST OUTDOOR SPACE (PAX)

Aloft Abu Dhabi  00971 2 654 5000  reservations.aloftabudhabi@ alofthotels.com  aloftabudhabi.com

SETTING: RESORT / CITY

BEACHFRONT (Y/N)

SWIMMING POOL/S (Y/N)

SPA (Y/N)

FITNESS CENTRE (Y/N)

TOTAL NUMBER OF DINING VENUES

FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE OF DETERMINATION (Y/N)

OFF-SITE CATERING (Y/N)

CONFERENCE EQUIPMENT (Y/N)

CAPACITY OF LARGEST OUTDOOR SPACE (PAX)

OUTDOOR SPACE AVAILABLE (Y/N)

CAPACITY OF LARGEST MEETING ROOM (PAX)

TOTAL MEETING SPACE (SQM)

TOTAL NUMBER OF MEETING ROOMS

NUMBER OF SUITES

NUMBER OF TWIN ROOMS

NUMBER OF SINGLE ROOMS

TOTAL NUMBER OF GUEST ROOMS

DISTANCE FROM DXB AIRPORT (KM)

DISTANCE FROM AUH AIRPORT (KM)

HOTEL LISTINGS

SETTING: RESORT / CITY

Venues |

 00971 3 7035630  info@telalresort.ae  telalresort.ae

(BANQUET)

C

100

182

24

17

-

3

3

185

40

(BANQUET)

Y

1000

Y

N

Y

2

Y

Y

Y

N

N

-

Y

Y

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Abu Dhabi Golf Club  00971 2 8853555  events.adgc@aldargolf.com  abudhabigolfdining.com/abu-dhabigolf-club-events/

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Al Forsan International Sports Resort  00971 2 6565656  info@alforsan.ae  alforsan.com

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi  00971 2 4968000  contact@yasconcierge.com  ferrariworldabudhabi.com

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Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium  00971 3 7021000  info@hbzstadium.ae  hbzstadium.ae

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Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi  00971 2 6569555  helpdesk@sorbonne.ae  sorbonne.ae

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Saadiyat Beach Golf Club  00971 2 8853555  events.sbgc@aldargolf.com  troonabudhabi.com/saadiyat-beach-golf-club/

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Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium  00971 2 5588331  info@abudhabicricket.ae  abudhabicricket.ae

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Yas Links Abu Dhabi  00971 2 4043072  events.ylad@aldargolf.com  abudhabigolfdining.com/yas-links-golfclub-events/

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Yas Marina Circuit  00971 2 406 2000  sales@ymc.ae  yasmarinacircuit.com

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SUCCESS FEELS AT HOME HERE In this global capital for commerce and trade, connecting big names from around the world, you will discover a cutting-edge business hub. Bring your ambition to contentdriven conferences, trade exhibitions or unique incentive programmes, and shake hands with opportunity at every turn. From energy and healthcare, to culture and tourism, doing business is great for business in Abu Dhabi.


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UNIQUE SPACES

Qasr Al Watan

ONE OF A KIND

Q A SR AL WATAN

AL HUDAYRIYAT ISL AND

Discover the official meeting spaces of the UAE Cabinet and the Federal Supreme Council as well as The Presidential Banquet, with a visit to Qasr Al Watan. Planners seeking inspiration for their next event with VIP delegates will have plenty to explore at the palace's stunning meeting rooms along Abu Dhabi Corniche.  qasralwatan.ae  00971 600 544442

An all-encompassing visitor experience can be found on Al Hudayriyat Island, where guests can discover everything from walking trails and art installations to archaeological sites. Its multipurpose offering makes it the ideal venue for an event with a difference, where delegates can extend their stay by exploring the island's spectacular sites. It is particularly ideal for sporting events, thanks to the array of facilities, including the bike park, cycling track, jogging track, obstacle courses, indoor and outdoor courts, fields and pitches for football and basketball as well as a newly-opened adventure hub.  hudayriyatisland.ae

Qasr Al Watan

Break with convention and plan an unforgettable event at one of these unique venues in the UAE capital

Al Hudayriyat Island

FERR ARI WORLD ABU DHABI

For planners seeking an out-of-theordinary option, this sprawling theme park is dedicated to all things Ferrari. Boasting an expansive event space, there are a number of venues that can be configured in a variety of set-ups to host meetings, gala dinners, cocktail receptions and team building events. The largest conference space, The Red Theatre, can host up to 1,500 guests.  ferrariworldabudhabi.com  00971 2 4968000 Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Arabian Nights Village

Al Mabeet Desert Camp

As Abu Dhabi aims to further its position as an international hub for events, the capital seeks to constantly enhance its offering for the meetings industry. While the emirate is already home to a plethora of hotels as well as convention and exhibition centres, offering a selection of venues to host every type of event, there are some that take a detour from the traditional path to deliver an extraordinary experience that cannot easily be found elsewhere. 94

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For events that bring adventure to the mix, Arabian Nights Village in the UAE capital should not be overlooked AR ABIAN NIGHTS VILL AGE

AL MABEET DE SERT CAMP

Nestled amidst the stunning surrounds of Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, the Al Mabeet Desert Camp is a tribute to the Bedouin way of life. The venue offers an experience that was once reserved only for royalty and nomadic leaders and combines. It is the ideal choice for events that aim to blend luxury with an authentic experience in the desert.  marriott.com  00971 2 2044444

This venue was created to offer visitors the chance to embrace the untouched beauty of the desert and experience the local culture. Guides will transport guests over the dunes to a Bedouin village, equipped with all modern-day comforts, making it ideal for events. At the campsite, visitors can explore traditional tents and rustic courtyards, sample the local cuisine and enjoy camel rides, sandboarding and dune bashing.  arabiannightsvillage.com  00971 2 2078989 95

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Cultural Foundation

CULTUR AL FOUNDATION

For events hosted with the creative community in mind, the Cultural Foundation is the ideal choice. The structure houses artistic displays that highlight the nation's heritage and also hosts seasonal exhibitions, live performances and workshops.  culturalfoundation.ae  00971 2 6576348

The Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi is the ideal choice for art-themed events in the capital LOU VRE ABU DHABI

Famed for its stunning architecture and impressive collection of artefacts, Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island is ideal for planners looking to deliver the wow factor. Within the complex, there is plenty of space for a wide range of events, including a 271-seat auditorium that is perfect for large conferences.  louvreabudhabi.ae  00971 600 565566

The region's biggest auditorium can be found in the UAE capital, within the surrounds of National Theatre Abu Dhabi

ANNE X

Annex at The Abu Dhabi Edition is a three-storey space that offers a distinct experience on each floor. An extraordinary venue for corporate events and private celebrations, it is home to a nightlife and performance venue, an interactive space for social mixers and an outdoor space for dining.  annexabudhabi.com  00971 2 4182432

NY U ABU DHABI

A leading educational institution, NYU Abu Dhabi also serves as an impressive destination for international conferences, performance arts and sporting events. The facility is home to a conference centre, sporting venues, performance venues and outdoor arenas for intimate and large gatherings.  nyuad.nyu.edu  00971 2 6284000

National Theatre Abu Dhabi Annex

NATIONAL THE ATER ABU DHABI

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Home to the region's biggest auditorium, the National Theatre Abu Dhabi has staged plays and movies since 1981 while also hosting conferences and exhibitions. The 2,250-seat auditorium is equipped with world-class lighting and film projection facilities. The complex also houses two exhibition halls, a lecture room, a conference hall and an art gallery.  00971 2 4435646

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Warehouse 421

WAREHOUSE 421

Warehouse 421 works tirelessly to enhance the region's creative offering through learning, research and commissions. Committed to supporting talent from across the region, the venue takes a collaborative approach to hosting and curating exhibitions, which makes it the ideal destination for art-themed events.  warehouse421.ae  00971 2 6768803

The Dome

THE DOME

Located in Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, The Dome is an exclusive facility for sporting events and conferences with capacities ranging from 300 to 1,700. It is also available to hire for exhibitions, conferences, corporate events, private celebrations and live events.  thedome.ae  00971 2 4470754

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

WARNER BROS. WORLD ABU DHABI

Not only is this attraction the world's first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park, but it is also a vibrant addition to the meetings and events industry in the UAE capital. Combining experiences that bring together

superheroes and cartoon characters, this space adds a touch of playfulness to gatherings. Planners can host meetings, dinners and cocktail receptions at a range of venues, the largest of which can accommodate up to 600 people.  wbworldabudhabi.com  00971 2 4968000

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is a vibrant addition to the meetings and events industry in the UAE capital THE HIVE

The Hive was specially created within ADNEC to provide planners with a freeflowing space that inspires delegates. Within the venue, there is an 80-seat auditorium, three meeting rooms and 320 square metres of configurable space. The venue provides dedicated Experience Managers to assist with all aspects of pre-event planning and concierge services when the event is live.  adnec.ae  00971 2 4063899 98

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Zaya Nurai Island

An event at the picturesque Zaya Nurai Island is bound to live long in the memory thanks to its wide range of venues and stunning surroundings Z AYA NUR AI ISL AND

There are six unique meeting spaces at this private island resort, including the Book Cellar and the Light House, both of which are ideal for small gatherings. For large events, the Beach Estates can accommodate up to 150 guests and comes with access to a private stretch of beach, while the Smokin Pineapple is a great option for a banquet with up to 300 delegates.  zayanuraiisland.com  00971 2 5066222 99


EXPLORE The emirate of Abu Dhabi stands out in a crowded marketplace of destinations for the meetings and events industry. But the emirate is much more than a thriving business hub. With a varied offering to rival some of the world's most loved travel destinations, Abu Dhabi charms visitors of all ages with a mix of experiences that blend culture and leisure – presenting planners with unique options for team building and incentive activities. Whether it's visiting some of the world's most noteworthy museums or taking on thrilling challenges with record-breaking roller coasters, indoor climbing walls and skydiving chambers, there is plenty to explore.


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EVENT CALENDAR

WELCOMING THE WORLD Abu Dhabi's calendar of events is diverse in its offerings. In alignment with health and safety guidelines – from creating safe zones within the city to organising digital-only gatherings – the UAE capital's year-round calendar of events is still action-packed

JANUARY AL DHAFR A FE STIVAL

 Set amidst the dunes of the Empty Quarter, the annual Al Dhafra Festival is a celebration of local culture featuring traditional activities steeped in Emirati heritage, including camel auctions, saluki shows, poetry recitals and folk music performances. Embodying the spirit of the desert Bedouin, the festival offers a glimpse into the essence of life in the UAE before the discovery of oil. Visitors can learn tribal chants while cheering the animals participating in the ever-popular camel beauty contest, purebred horse race and falconry competition.  Al Dhafra  January 1 - 30, 2021

ABU DHABI SUSTAINABILIT Y WEEK

 The event is a global platform for accelerating the world's sustainable development. The week brings together policymakers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of leaders.  Virtual event  abudhabisustainabilityweek.com  January 18 - 21, 2021

TRIYA S CHALLENGE

 The annual Sheikh Zayed Festival kicks off every year to dovetail with the country's National Day celebrations in December. The event sees locals, residents and visitors alike coming together to celebrate the UAE's rich cultural heritage. Set in the rustic surrounds of Al Wathba, the festival is packed with activities designed to shine a light on local customs and traditions. It is a must-attend for visitors looking to soak up the local culture.  Al Wathba  January 1 - February 20, 2021 102 102

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US ACADEMY OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS PROGR AM

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 The programme encourages women to harness their economic potential by building and scaling businesses in over 50 nations.  Virtual event  March 8, 2021

 Also known as 'the festival of the sacrifice', Eid Al Adha marks the culmination of the season of Hajj, the sacred pilgrimage that millions of Muslims make to the Holy City of Makkah each year.  Worldwide  July 19, 2021

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HYPERCARS: E VOLUTION OF UNIQUENE SS

 A truly special time for the faithful in the region, Ramadan is characterised by the practice of fasting between the hours of sunrise and sunset.  Worldwide  April 12 - May 11, 2021

FEBRUARY SHEIKH Z AYED FE STIVAL

MARCH

 The region's only day-to-night triathlon featuring swimming, cycling and running, this sporting event caters to all fitness levels.  Yas Marina Circuit  February 12, 2021

INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE E XHIBITION & CONFERENCE

 IDEX is the only international defence exhibition and conference in the Middle East demonstrating the latest technology across the various sectors of defence – land, sea and air.  ADNEC  February 21 - 25, 2021

MAY

 The culmination of a year-long exhibition at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi marking the venue's 10th anniversary, the display showcases a variety of limited-edition hypercar models embodying the marque's technological excellence.  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi  August 1 - 10, 2021

 One of the largest food, beverage and hospitality exhibitions in the region, this event highlights pioneering innovations in the industry.  ADNEC  September 7 - 9, 2021

ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL HUNTING & EQUE STRIAN E XHIBITION

 This is the capital's largest annual event dedicated to equestrian sports.  ADNEC  September 27 - October 3, 2021

ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM E XHIBITION & CONFERENCE

 ADIPEC brings together a host of professionals from the oil and gas industry. It is a chance to learn about new innovative technologies, share information and unlock the possibilities of the collective future.  ADNEC  November 8 - 11, 2021

DECEMBER UAE NATIONAL DAY

 The country will celebrate 50 years of its union with extravagant festivities across the emirates.  Countrywide  December 2, 2021

EID AL FITR

 Eid Al Fitr marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan and the beginning of the month of Shawwal on the Islamic calendar.  Worldwide  May 12, 2021

ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR

 The most diverse book fair in the region, the event is committed to the long-term expansion of the global publishing business.  ADNEC  May 23 - 29, 2021

OCTOBER ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

 Set to return for its third edition, the event encapsulates the UAE's love affair with all things maritime, shining a light on luxury boating, fishing and water sports.  ADNEC  October 13 - 16, 2021

FORMUL A 1 T M ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GR AND PRIX

 The world's biggest names in motorsport racing will descend on the iconic Yas Marina Circuit for the 2021 finale of the Formula OneTM World Championship.  Yas Marina Circuit  December 2 - 5, 2021 103

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JEBEL HAFIT TOMBS

This 5,000-year-old burial site is situated at the base of the Jebel Hafit mountain. Archaeological finds show that over a 500-year period between 3200 and 2700 BCE, the region's early inhabitants paid their respects to the dead by constructing intricate beehiveshaped stone tombs – using roughly cut stones – that housed the remains of two to five people.  00971 3 7118362

CAPITAL OF CULTURE

Abu Dhabi may be a thriving modern city but it is determined to preserve the past and embrace its rich heritage

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Jebel Hafit Tombs

A thriving metropolis that champions all things futuristic, modern Abu Dhabi is a stark contrast to its historic past. Decades ago, caravans traversing the stretch of sands native to this region retreated to the sleepy desert outpost for the night before resuming their arduous journey onwards. In the late 1700s, nomads from the Bani Yas tribe finally settled in Abu Dhabi and ever since, the emirate has been continuously inhabited. Despite its meteoric rise over the centuries, the city has not lost touch with its heritage. In fact, preserving its culture has remained a priority. Thanks to the conservation of ancient landmarks and the addition of new venues, Abu Dhabi has gained a reputation as a centre for culture. Stories about the past are regaled with much fervour even today. Its traditions continue to be celebrated in various art forms. The city's museums stand testimony to the centuries of history unearthed from the sands. And amidst the modern structures adorning the skyline, Abu Dhabi's cultural icons proudly dot the landscape. From watchtowers and forts to museums and art galleries, these remarkable landmarks provide a glimpse into the past of the everevolving emirate.

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

Chosen for their cultural and natural significance, these UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UAE capital reveal the most riveting details of the region's past

AL AIN OA SIS

Nestled in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s Garden City, Al Ain Oasis has borne witness to centuries of history. This 1,200-hectare expanse is a sight to behold. It is home to over 147,000 date palms of up to 100 varieties and fruit trees, all fed by a 3,000-year-old irrigation channel, traditionally known as the falaj system.  00971 3 7118251

Bidaa Bint Saud

BIDA A BINT SAUD

Situated 25 kilometres from the centre of Al Ain, excavations conducted at Bidaa Bint Saud revealed that local communities flourished in the area since 3000 BCE. Artefacts found at this site include pottery items, stone vessels, daggers, blades, arrowheads and beads, in addition to irrigation systems and tombs dating back to the Bronze Age as well as a rare building from the Iron Age.

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CULTURAL LANDMARKS Hili Archaeological Site

HILI ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

This UNESCO landmark is home to a series of tombs, houses, strongholds and irrigation systems from the Bronze and Iron Ages. Dating back to 3000 BCE, these finds indicate that the town was the earliest agricultural village in the region. A must-see is the 4,000-year-old Grand Tomb, which was masterfully restored in the 1970s.  00971 2 6664442

Hili Archaeological Site is home to a series of tombs, houses, strongholds and irrigation systems from the Bronze and Iron Ages, dating back to 3000 BCE.

Qasr Al Hosn

Qasr Al Muwaiji

Q A SR AL MU WAIJI

Built in the 1760s, Qasr Al Hosn was the first permanent structure in Abu Dhabi

HISTORIC LANDMARKS

Noted for its historic significance, each of these landmarks tells the story of the region's history in awe-inspiring ways

Q A SR AL HOSN

Once the prestigious address of the Al Nahyan family, Qasr Al Muwaiji is one of the city's oldest heritage sites. This stunning complex features a large number of historic forts, houses and towers. Its courtyard houses a permanent exhibition in a striking glass-walled space that tells the story of the fort and its previous inhabitants.  qasralmuwaiji.ae  00971 3 7674444

AL JAHILI FORT

Built in the 1890s, the fort served as a watchtower, an army base and a summer home for the UAE's ruling family. Restored in 2008, the facility was transformed into a cultural centre and now houses an exhibition devoted to British explorer Wilfred Thesiger.  00971 3 7118311

Noted for its historic significance, each of these landmarks tells the story of the region's history in awe-inspiring ways Sir Bani Yas Island Church and Monastery

SIR BANI YA S ISL AND CHURCH AND MONA STERY

In 1992, a monastery and church dating back to the seventh century and belonging to a small community of around 30 Nestorian monks were discovered on Sir Bani Yas Island. Believed to be the oldest Christian site in the country, experts say that its presence in the region is proof that Islam and Christianity managed to coexist peacefully through the centuries. The site was officially inaugurated in 2019 and is now open to visitors looking to learn more about life in the region centuries ago.

Al Jahili Fort

Built in the 1760s as a watchtower and later transformed into a fort, Qasr Al Hosn was the first permanent structure in Abu Dhabi. Over the centuries, it served as a consultative council, a national archive and the home of the ruling Al Nahyan family. Following more than a decade of intensive conservation and restoration work, the site reopened in 2018 as a museum documenting the emirate's past and present.  qasralhosn.ae  00971 2 4440444 106

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MODERN MARVELS

ETIHAD MODERN ART GALLERY

Although these modern icons are celebrated for their intricate architecture and grandeur, housed within its walls are artefacts that nod to the region's rich history

Opened in 2013, this multi-purpose art space and caf was launched in order to promote the burgeoning Emirati art scene. Showcasing the work of local artists and featuring heritage exhibitions, this popular venue regularly hosts art workshops, poetry nights and musical events.  etihadmodernart.com  00971 2 6210145

Q A SR AL WATAN

Housed within Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace complex, Qasr Al Watan is an impressive structure characterised by expansive white domes, striking chandeliers and lush gardens. Once inside, visitors can embark on a journey through the nation's legacy as they explore a collection of fascinating exhibits, including artefacts and manuscripts that shed light on the country's governing principles and its vision for the future.  qasralwatan.ae  00971 600 544442

These iconic venues that have recently launched in the UAE capital have bolstered Abu Dhabi's reputation as a creative hub

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Commissioned by the late president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a proud emblem of Abu Dhabi's cultural diversity THE FOUNDER'S MEMORIAL

Found along Abu Dhabi Corniche, the Founder's Memorial pays tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed, the first President of the UAE. The centrepiece of the memorial is The Constellation, a stunning three-dimensional artwork crafted in the ruler's image using 1,327 geometric objects suspended from 1,110 cables and illuminated by more than 2,000 lights. The installation stands proudly as a symbol of the Founding Father's guiding presence over the nation along the glistening coast of Abu Dhabi Corniche in the capital.  thefoundersmemorial.ae  00971 2 4100100

Founder's Memorial

SHEIKH Z AYED GR AND MOSQUE

Commissioned by the late president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a proud emblem of Abu Dhabi's cultural diversity. Unlike most mosques, which are strictly for Muslims only, it welcomes visitors of all faiths. This vast and beautiful building is wrought of marble, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics, making it a sight to behold. Inside, the structure is equally captivating with beautiful traditional designs adorning its walls.  szgmc.gov.ae  00971 2 4191919 108

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Etihad Modern Art Gallery

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CREATIVE HUBS

These iconic art hubs that have recently launched in the UAE capital have bolstered Abu Dhabi's reputation as a centre for all things creative

LOU VRE ABU DHABI

Designed by award-winning architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island is a stunning architectural feat that invites visitors to embark on a journey through time with a walk through its permanent galleries. An inspiring tale of humanity, which artistically unfolds in a series of chapters across 12 galleries, guests can witness history come to life from prehistoric times through to the contemporary era. Visitors will be able to discover stories that link historic objects and artefacts from a multitude of cultures alongside famous pieces from renowned artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warhol.  louvreabudhabi.ae  00971 600 565566

Manarat Al Saadiyat

MANAR AT AL SA ADIYAT

Literally translating as a 'place of enlightenment' in Arabic, this hub opened in 2009 and continues to regularly host workshops for printmaking, self-portraits and figure drawing. Located within Saadiyat Cultural District, the venue hosts a wide variety of exhibitions, live performances, theatre productions, conferences and talks all year round.  manaratalsaadiyat.ae  00971 2 6575800 109


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CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

Emirati handicrafts

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

Palm leaf weaving, wool weaving and embroidery were some of the mainstays of the UAE economy in the past. Honouring these traditions, the Emirati Handicraft Experience takes visitors on a tour through Heritage Village with a chance to interact with the locals.  visitabudhabi.ae  00971 2 6814455

APPL AUSE-WORTHY

Qasr Al Hosn hosts several cultural performances and fascinating events that shed light on local heritage. One act to watch is Al Ayyala: A Performance of Valour. Deeply embedded in the UAE culture, the art exemplifies the gallantry of Bedouin life and reinforces the values of dignity and honour.  qasralhosn.ae  00971 2 6976400

TAKE FLIGHT

Falcons enjoy a place of prominence in the local culture, as a bird of prey, a prized possession and the national bird. To learn about their legacy, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital offers experiences that include a visit to the falconry museum and the examination room. Visitors will gain insight into the heritage of falconry, see medical and grooming procedures in progress and take pictures with the bird of prey.  falconhospital.com  00971 2 5755155

Soak up the culture with these authentic experiences that highlight traditional Emirati practices, steeped in local heritage GRE AT PL ATE S

In a matter of a few decades, Abu Dhabi went from a fishing village to a global metropolis. Despite its rapid development, the city safeguards its heritage with much fervour. This blended approach with traditional and contemporary elements allows visitors to experience the best of the cultural scene in five-star fashion. For a true taste of local life, these experiences, curated by DCT Abu Dhabi, offer a glimpse into Emirati heritage.

ARTISTIC VISION

Hosted at Urban Retreat Restaurant in Yas Mall, this four-hour Emirati Cooking Class is a deep dive into the local cuisine. The session showcases ingredients used while creating Emirati staples.  urbanretreat.me  00971 2 5843652 Emirati cuisine

FEEL AT HOME

When it comes to experiencing traditional hospitality, nothing beats time spent with locals and learning about their lifestyle from the comfort of their own homes. Hosted in conjunction with DCT Abu Dhabi, the Emirati House Experience sees visitors learning more about the local culture by interacting with their host at their homes. There will also be an opportunity to sample traditional food and try on Emirati clothes.  info@hiaratours.com  00971 50 4374392

Al Ayyala

SCINTILL ATING SCENTS

The Perfume Making Workshop introduces the ancient art of perfumery to visitors. It delves into the composition of traditional incenses and mixtures that enhance fragrances. The workshop also covers the correct way to store perfumes and the practice of layering different scents.  warehouse421.ae  00971 2 6768803 Arabic perfumes

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Arabic coffee

THE PERFECT BRE W

A 30-minute introduction to the art of coffee making, Bait Al Gahwa takes place at Qasr Al Hosn and highlights the process of preparing Arabic coffee, from roasting beans to serving the perfect cup.  qasralhosn.ae  00971 2 6976400 110

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Date harvesting

A DATE WITH HISTORY

A three-hour Date Harvesting Tour, this experience allows visitors to spend time with Emirati farmers in their homes and farms where they will pick up date harvesting skills in addition to gaining insight into the traditions and customs of Emirati life.  visitabudhabi.ae

An integrated music institute in the capital, Bait Al Oud focuses on the principles of Arabic music, offering lessons in instruments such as oud, qanun and the Middle Eastern cello. For those looking to learn about the evolution of classical music in the east and west, a visit is ideal. The 45-minute Bait Al Oud Visitor Experience gives participants an introduction to Arabic music and instruments followed by a live performance.  abudhabimusic.ae  00971 2 6415699

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Local farmers have mastered the art of growing various vegetables, fruits and flowers. For a hands-on encounter with farm life, the Emirati Farm Experience, which takes place at a local farmhouse, is ideal.  makan@gmail.com

HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE

A half-day (six-hour) experience offered by DCT Abu Dhabi, the Zayed Tour takes visitors through a series of sites, where historic events took place in the life of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first President of the UAE.  visitabudhabi.ae

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CLYMB ABU DHABI

The newest addition to the UAE capital's legion of record-breaking attractions, Clymb Abu Dhabi holds two Guinness World Records. The Yas Island attraction boasts the world's largest indoor skydiving flight chamber, which is 10 metres wide and 32 metres high. It offers thrill seekers the opportunity to simulate the rush of skydiving at ground level. Under the same roof, adrenaline enthusiasts will find The Summyt, which is the world's tallest indoor climbing wall at 42 metres, ideal for advanced climbers to test their limits. The activities offered at the attraction make this the perfect venue for groups looking to dial up the adventure factor together with their team members.  clymbabudhabi.com  00971 600 511115

GO TEAM

Arabian Wildlife Park

Planners looking to dazzle delegates can take their pick from an impressive inventory of record-breaking venues that offer unforgettable team-building experiences

Rub' Al Khali

The sprawling emirate of Abu Dhabi is brimming with a range of experiences sure to delight visitors of all ages. Offered across a host of award-winning and record-breaking venues in the UAE capital, there are numerous options for incentive activities suitable for beginners or seasoned thrill-seekers. Whether it is dialling up the adrenaline factor while racing around Yas Marina Circuit's legendary track or soaking up the serene side of the emirate while kayaking through the mangroves, Abu Dhabi is ripe for adventure. In addition, customised team building and incentive packages can be designed to meet the requirements of discerning delegates. 112

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ABU DHABI DE SERT SAFARI

No trip to the emirate is complete without experiencing the magic of the dunes. For an extraordinary safari, the Liwa Oasis promises an experience unlike any other. Located on the edge of the Empty Quarter, the oasis offers a serene setting in the arid wilderness. Desert safari packages can be curated for groups to include treasure hunts, paintball and survival games besides the usual dune bashing, quad biking and sandboarding experiences. At the end of the activity, there is also the option to enjoy an authentic Arabic feast in a Bedouin-style camp.  abudhabidesertsafari.org  00971 50 9660720

Clymb Abu Dhabi

Mangrove National Park

AR ABIAN WILDLIFE PARK

Off the coast of Abu Dhabi lies one of the region's largest private wildlife reserves. With a combination of rugged desert, mangrove forests and scenic beachfront, Sir Bani Yas Island is an all-encompassing destination. The Arabian Wildlife Park takes up more than half the island and is home to more than 13,000 free-roaming animals, including the Arabian oryx, sand gazelles, reticulated giraffes, cheetahs, antelopes, Indian blackbucks, Barbary sheep, Ethiopian hedgehogs, Egyptian jerboas and Somali ostriches. Visitors can explore the reserve with a 4X4 wildlife drive around the park. Group visits can also be organised to give delegates a taste of African safaris in the heart of the UAE desert.  visitabudhabi.ae  00971 2 8015400

MANGROVE NATIONAL PARK

Home to a coastal ecosystem, the lush forest of mangroves in Abu Dhabi boasts different species of exotic flora and fauna. Kayaking through the waters gives visitors the opportunity to discover an array of exotic birds. It's the perfect chance to get groups together to explore nature and the region's many indigenous species up close while kayaking as a team through the mangrove forest.  noukhada.ae  00971 2 5581889 113

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LOUVRE ABU DHABI

Inviting visitors to channel their artistic inspirations after a walk through the galleries of this universal museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi hosts sketching workshops for groups. Best experienced as a team, this session encourages participants to develop their observational and sketching skills by learning to draw the artwork on display at the museum. For something a little more adventurous, Louvre Abu Dhabi also offers kayaking tours for groups through the waters surrounding the structure. It gives visitors the chance to experience the museum's iconic architecture from a different perspective.  louvreabudhabi.ae  00971 600 565566 Louvre Abu Dhabi

AL HUDAYRIAT ISL AND

YA S LINKS ABU DHABI

A great way to keep active and also explore the city with large teams, Abu Dhabi offers cycling tours across numerous routes through the emirate. The most impressive of them all is the track on Al Hudayriat Island, boasting a five and 10-kilometre trail along the sea. Bicycles are available to rent from Yas Cycles, complete with gear.  yascycles.com  00971 2 6341084

Louvre Abu Dhabi offers kayaking tours through the waters around the museum

Al Hudayriat Island

Situated on Yas Island, Yas Links Abu Dhabi is the first official links course in the region. Designed to offer a unique challenge, the course remains unobstructed by trees, requiring players to hit low and accurately to avoid the strong crosswinds. Team building is also well catered for with a variety of options, such as putting contests, introduction sessions for groups and a nine-hole round with a PGA-qualified golf professional. The club also offers personalised golf buggies, corporate branding, a live leaderboard, prize presentation ceremonies and mini competitions to encourage participants.  yaslinks.com  00971 2 8107710 Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina Circuit

Situated on Yas Island, Yas Links Abu Dhabi is the first official links course in the region. Designed to offer a unique challenge, it is unobstructed by trees Yas Marina Circuit

YA S MARINA CIRCUIT

The home of the Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit offers visitors a series of experiences to emulate their favourite racing heroes. Boasting a specialised driving school, karting circuit and drag strip, there is a huge variety of packages on offer, including racing around the famed track in an Aston Martin GT4 or Ferrari 458 GT. For something a little more out of the box, Yas Marina Circuit also offers a unique team building experience that challenges groups to get together and build a racing car. Other options for teams at the circuit include treasure hunting and karting.  yasmarinacircuit.com  00971 2 6599800

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FERR ARI WORLD ABU DHABI

The world's first-ever Ferrari-themed amusement park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi promises unforgettable adventures under its iconic red roof. The theme park is home to Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster in the world, which can reach speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour. Another exciting ride is Turbo Track. Comprising a three-phase challenge, it includes on-screen training and performance analysis. The final test is the ride itself, which sees guests launched at 102 kilometres per hour from inside the park through a glass funnel up to the roof and then to the highest point on Yas Island at 64 metres. This allows guests on board to experience hair-raising zero gravity as they plummet down to ground level. For teams, the High Gear Challenge is a popular activity at the theme park. Participants are split into groups and then required to solve Ferrari-themed puzzles to obtain more clues that finally lead them to the prize vault.  ferrariworldabudhabi.com  00971 2 4968000

Customised experiences for team building and incentive activities can be designed to meet the requirements of discerning delegates Yas Waterworld

WARNER BROS. WORLD ABU DHABI

YA S WATERWORLD

The ultimate water park experience in the UAE is found at Yas Waterworld. Offering a choice of over 40 rides, slides and attractions, every experience at the park is inspired by the Emirati pearl diving legend. The ideal playground for aqua adventures, the park is home to the world's largest surfable sheet wave as well as the first and only 5D water adventure in the region. For groups, the park offers its signature treasure hunting activity, where teams are split into pearling crews and required to dive into the water to recover as many lost pearls as possible.  yaswaterworld.com  00971 2 4968000 116

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Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Since opening in the UAE capital two years ago, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi continues to generate plenty of buzz. As the world's first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park, this Yas Island hotspot boasts 29 rides and attractions across six themed zones. There is something for all ages, and adventure can be found throughout the park. Visitors are encouraged to join in hair-raising battles to save the day with Batman before settling down for a sumptuous meal with The Flintstones. There is also the opportunity to interact with cartoon characters and superheroes, including the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo. Groups can explore the park together with the All-Star Puzzler Pursuit that offers participants the chance to explore all zones while solving puzzles and conquering unique themed challenges along the way.  wbworldabudhabi.com  00971 2 4968000 117

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A GREEN FOOTPRINT Abu Dhabi offers a host of outdoor activities that highlight the region's commitment to a 'greener' future

MAKE THE BE ST OF WA STE

Best experienced with a large group, teams will be split into pairs to build robots using recycled materials, such as plastic bottles, coffee cups and containers. Electronic kits will be provided to programme the robots. Organic farm

SUSTAINABILIT Y INITIATIVE S BY ETIHAD AIRWAYS The country's national airline, Etihad Airways has committed to a sustainable future by adopting a series of initiatives to be "Greener Together"

CLE AN UP THE OCE ANS

Over five trillion pieces of plastic currently litter the ocean and Abu Dhabi is doing its part by developing cleaning strategies. Companies for Good offers ocean-clean up experiences that involve collecting litter while scuba diving, snorkelling or boating. It is a great way to get teams involved in the task and enjoy a fun day out.

Beach clean up

E XPERIENCE FARM LIFE

Conducted at a local farm in Abu Dhabi, this experience takes participants on a guided tour through the plantations where they will enjoy a hands-on organic farming experience. Participants will be equipped with the skills needed to create and care for their own urban gardens at home.

2012 - The first Etihad Airways flight to use biofuel took off from Washington D.C. to Abu Dhabi 2012 - The airline reduced its water usage by 50 percent, thus saving 684,000 litres of water per year 2014 - Etihad Airways became the founding partner of Biojet Abu Dhabi

Organic farming

PL ANT A TREE

Beginning with a tour on a local farm, this experience is a fantastic opportunity for corporate teams to do their part for the environment. After a briefing on organic farming, participants will learn more about native flora and then plant their own trees.

Mangrove National Park

In keeping with the need of our times, the emirate of Abu Dhabi established the Environment Vision 2030 with an aim to preserve and enhance the city's natural heritage and promote the efficient use of resources within its communities. While the programme primarily aims to minimise the impact of climate change, contribute to clean air, conserve water resources, safeguard biodiversity and manage waste, it relies heavily on public participation. The emirate has worked in close collaboration with local partners to develop these experiences that invite residents and visitors to join in the cause for the environment. 118

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JOIN A WORK SHOP

Abu Dhabi established the Environment Vision 2030 to preserve the city's natural heritage

Participants of this workshop will learn more about the global crisis presented by the mismanagement of waste and easy methods to integrate 'green' practices in their daily lives.

PROTECT THE MANGROVE S

Masdar City

TOUR RE SPONSIBLY

In 2008, Masdar City embarked on a journey to develop one of the world's most sustainable cities. The district is now a low-carbon development made up of a clean-tech cluster. Visitors are encouraged to experience the future of 'green' living with a ride in a driverless car through the city.  companiesforgood.ae

CLE AN ENERGY

A contrast to the emirate's sandy quarters, the lush forest found within the Mangrove National Park is a fragile ecosystem in the heart of the desert. The mangrove tour combines a teambuilding activity with an educational experience that allows participants to kayak and paddle through the waters and collect plastic trash.

Abu Dhabi is home to the world's largest solar power plant. Noor Abu Dhabi, which started operations in 2019, has a capacity of 1,177 megawatts and enough power for 90,000 people. Last year, work on yet another recordbreaking solar power project began. The Al Dhafra Solar Project will be located in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra region and will power 160,000 homes upon completion. This two-gigawatt photovoltaic independent power producer is scheduled for completion in 2022. Mangrove National Park

2016 Honouring its commitment to conservation, the airline signed the United for Wildlife agreement at Buckingham Palace 2019 - Etihad Airways flew the world's first commercial flight using biojet fuel produced locally from the country's mangroves 2019 - The airline reduced 41 single-use plastic products, saving 17 tonnes of plastic waste from landfills 2020 - The airline introduced the Etihad Greenliner Hero Aircraft with a 30 percent biofuel blend 2020 - Electric tractors were introduced at the local airport terminal 119

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SUPPORT Planners looking to host their next event in Abu Dhabi have access to a world-class team of organisers and a range of support services to help make every event a success, whether large or small. Provided by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB), these cover everything from drafting bids and shortlisting the right venue to licensing events with ease. This section provides an overview of the comprehensive array of services and event planning assistance provided by ADCEB.


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The Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau serves as a one-stop-shop for all business event planners, offering a range of support services to make every event a success The Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) was established in March 2013 with a mission to foster the development and promotion of business events in the UAE capital. At the heart of its efforts is the vision to champion the emirate as a dynamic global destination for events. Among other key objectives, ADCEB offers a variety of support services to event organisers, right from the bid stage through to the live event.

ORGANISATIONAL SUPPORT

SITE INSPECTION SUPPORT

The best way to determine if Abu Dhabi meets planners' requirements is to experience the emirate first-hand. A visit allows planners to get a sense of Abu Dhabi's cultural proposition and logistical infrastructure. During this visit, ADCEB helps planners secure meetings with local partners, opinion leaders and event specialists.

Working with ADCEB gives planners access to an extensive list of professional conference organisers who can assist with events of all sizes and budgets. A selection of the best venues and hotels is also presented to planners. Other organisational requirements, including block-booking hotel rooms at competitive prices and shortlisting hospitality partners, are also taken into account.

As the national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways extends its support to events in the UAE capital as the Official Airline Partner. The airline boasts a fleet of more than 120 aircraft and is a strategic partner of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and ADCEB.

BID SUPPORT

In the pre-planning stage, ADCEB will assist with any research conducted by event planners to determine the viability of hosting an event in Abu Dhabi. After developing strategies and objectives for the event, the team works with planners to lobby the conference organising committee and produce bespoke documents to enhance the bid. 122 122

MARKETING SUPPORT

ADCEB supports organisers with innovative, bespoke promotional material to help attract delegates in large numbers. The bureau's assistance also extends to designing public relations campaigns to market the event to new and existing audiences.

Make your next event stand out with support from the Advantage Abu Dhabi programme Abu Dhabi hosts more than 800 international events every year, drawing in audiences from around the world. Major spectacles, such as the Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to the Abu Dhabi Classics concert series, have taken place in the emirate in the last decade alone. In a bid to build on this success, The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is incentivising international, regional and local companies through a new grant programme titled Advantage Abu Dhabi.

TAKING BUSINE SS E VENTS TO THE NE X T LE VEL

OFFICIAL AIRLINE SUPPORT

A ONE-STOP SOLUTION FOR PL ANNERS

ADDED ADVANTAGE

Advantage Abu Dhabi was designed to offer support to international event organisers. The programme serves as a catalyst for innovation in the business events industry. It helps strengthen links between event organisers and local suppliers, thereby stimulating business at home and also enhancing the experience for event attendees. It all comes together to further enhance Abu Dhabi's event calendar and its proposition as a world-class destination for business events. To help the industry reach its maximum potential, the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau reviews applications to determine which events qualify for the Advantage Abu Dhabi programme. In order to access this invaluable support, a number of factors are taken into consideration. To qualify, an event

FUTURE FOCUS

Advantage Abu Dhabi aims to support business events that align with the core pillars of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. A longterm plan for the transformation of the emirate's economy outlined

by the government of Abu Dhabi, this vision aims to reduce reliance on the country's oil sector as a source of economic activity over time and channel a greater focus on knowledge-based industries in the future.

must align with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. It should make a positive contribution to the economic, social and cultural landscape of the UAE capital. The event's objectives and sustainability will be reviewed by the committee, while its historical records, with regards to its international presence and the networking opportunities it has offered, will also be assessed. To discover how Advantage Abu Dhabi can add value to your business  adceb@dctabudhabi.ae 123

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Discover the benefits of signing up to Abu Dhabi's Al Nukhba programme for business experts GET INVOLVED

Members of the Al Nukhba programme are recruited and enrolled based on their standing within organisations in the region and their activity with reputed international associations. In order to be considered for membership, applicants are required to: » »

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Actively pursue bids for international conventions or exhibitions Hold an active membership to a regional or international association Attend at least one annual event held for the ambassador members

EVENTS MADE EASY

Find out how to license your next event in Abu Dhabi Offering a simplified solution to streamline event registration and licensing, the Abu Dhabi Events Licensing System is a holistic platform for planners. The system provides a unified registry and permit approval mechanism from all government entities for all types of events in the UAE capital. The system covers exhibitions, conferences, training courses, workshops and meetings conducted in Abu Dhabi with an aim to make organising events easier by providing planners with a single entity for approval. It also helps maintain accurate statistics and efficiently manage all types of events.

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS Get in touch with your local DCT Abu Dhabi representative for more information before planning your next event in the UAE capital.

UAE

Abu Dhabi  Nation Towers Corniche Road - Al Bateen  00971 2 4440444  adceb@dctabudhabi.ae

scientists, researchers, specialists in all fields, doctors, government officials and business leaders. These influential, valued experts represent the emirate on local, regional and international platforms and work together to attract inbound international conventions. Members who sign on gain a number of benefits, including recognition in their field and among local government officials and international leaders.

To become a part of the rewarding Al Nukhba programme in Abu Dhabi  conventions-g@dctabudhabi.ae 124 124

HOW DOE S IT WORK?

Applicants need to apply through the Abu Dhabi Events Licensing System at least three working days prior to the date of the event. Only venue owners and event organisers can register on the Abu Dhabi Events Licensing System. To register, planners should have a trade licence for activities related to organising events or exhibitions or should be a venue owner. For licensing and other enquiries  info@dctabudhabi.ae

New York City  600 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor  001 212 554 1314  USA@dctabudhabi.ae

RUSSIA

UK

London  No 1. Knightsbridge  0044 207 2016400  uk@dctabudhabi.ae

Moscow  Zemlyanoi Val, Street 50A Boulevard 3, Office 212  007 9031962292  russia@dctabudhabi.ae

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CHINA

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Munich  Fuerstenrieder Strasse 61, 80686  0049 89 689063866  germany@dctabudhabi.ae The Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau works tirelessly to secure new business for its thriving MICE industry. The Al Nukhba initiative is one such programme that is designed to advocate for Abu Dhabi as the ideal destination for business events. The Business Elite Programme brings together like-minded experts across various fields to work towards enhancing the emirate's proposition. The team is made up of academics,

US

Paris  11 Rue Blanche 75009  0033 1 5325 0352  france@dctabudhabi.ae

ITALY

Milan  Via Vigevano 18, 20144  0039 2 573781  italy@dctabudhabi.ae

Beijing  Jingxin Plaza, No. 2 East 3rd Ring North Road, Chaoyang District  008610 56762100  china@dctabudhabi.ae

New Delhi  M2, Kanchenjunga Building, 18 Barakhamba Road  009111 2 3737348  India@dctabudhabi.ae

AUSTR ALIA

Sydney  117 York Street, NSW 2000  0061 2 9286 8964  australia@dctabudhabi.ae

For the updated list of DCT - Abu Dhabi representatives, please visit dctabudhabi.ae

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Capital Gate Tourism Khalid Al Balushi  00971 56 3665777  capitalgateta@gmail.com  www.capitalgateta.ae

Extreme Arabia Tours & Safari Basheer Padathakayil  00971 2 4465433  basheer@extremearabia.com  www.extremearabia.com

4 Corner Events Natalia Ivanova  00971 4 4229716  natalia@4cornersevents.com  www.4cornersevents.com

Dadabhai Farzana Sameer  00971 4 3885566  farzana@dadabhaitravel.ae  www.dadabhaitravel.com

Gem Flower Eric Cheng  00971 52 6360370  hotelbooking-gft@outlook.com

24 Degrees Stefanie Seip  00971 4 5032222  stefanie@24degrees.com  www.24degrees.com Akbar Holidays Dhara Ravaliya  00971 4 3561111  inbound.dxb@akbarholidays.com  www.akbartravels.com Arabian Adventures Justine Thomas  00971 4 2748745  aamie@emirates.com  www.arabian-adventures.com/ae/english Arabian Connection Tourism Valentine Almeida  00971 4 2299405  valentine@arabianconnections.com  www.arabianconnections.com Arabian Nights for Travel & Tourism LLC Raed ElHajj  00971 2 6779988  RaedH@arabiannights.ae  www.arabiannights.ae/home.php Arabian Oryx Travel & Tourism Derrick Schokman  00971 4 3926100  groupsmgr@aoryx.ae  www.aoryx.ae Bin Ham Travel LLC Nabil Sayegh  00971 2 6393366  nabil@binhamtravel.ae  www.binhamgroup.com/en/travel-andtourism Bin Harmal Travel Agency Abdelqader Elghusein  00971 2 6315555  binharmal@bhta.ae Bin Saleh Travel LLC Reda Elashkar  00971 2 6229900  reda@bst.ae  www.binsalehtravel.com

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Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons Travel & Tourism LLC Ahmed Boriek  00971 2 5527414  ahmed.boriek@dbatravel.ae  www.dbatravel.ae

Desert Gate Tourism Meriem Khelifi  00971 4 4421155  meriem@desertgate.ae  www.desertgate.ae Destination Arabia Devinda Kariyawasam  00971 52 6364570  devinda.k@destination-arabia.com  www.destination-arabia.com EET Rex Roy  00971 4 4229563  rex@eet.ae  www.eet.ae Emirates Tours & Safari LLC Hashil Mohamed  00971 2 4912929  accounts@eatours.ae  www.eatours.ae Equifax Tourism Rohit Jain  00971 50 2866739  rohit@equifaxtourism.com  www.equifaxtourism.com Etihad Events Sports & Groups (HALA) Melroy Vaz  00971 2 5112023  MVaz@etihad.ae  www.htm.ae Extra Mile Events Eman Atef  00971 4 4475860  eman@extramile-events.com  www.extramile-events.com

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The Vision Tourism Anwar Abu Monassar  00971 4 5839444  anwar@thevisionme.com  www.thevisionme.com

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Safe Travel & Services Mohamed Sabri  00971 2 6332400  msabri@safetravel.ae  www.safetravel.ae

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Massbetter Travel & Tourism LLC Enda Fu  00971 50 1593698  enda@miegroups.com  www.massbettertravel.com

Seaman Tours Chackochan Jose  00971 52 6424815  cjose@seamantours.com  www.seamantours.com

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Shams Abu Dhabi Travel LLC  00971 2 6444494  sales@shamsabudhabi.ae  www.shamsabudhabi.ae

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Nirvana Travel & Tourism LLC Alaa Ali  00971 2 3043333  alaa@ntravel.ae  www.ntravel.ae/Nirvana

SNTTA Emir Tours Nancy Jaison  00971 4 2865859  nancy.j@snttadubai.com  www.snttaemirtours.com

Omeir Travel Agency LLC Abdulkarim Naduvilakath  00971 600 511111  sales@omeir.ae  www.omeir.com

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Touch Oussama Bou Kamel  00971 4 3277330  oussama@touchplus971.com  www.touchplus971.com

Pure Arabia Syed Awais Ahmed  00971 4 3806020  info@pure-arabia.com  www.pure-arabia.com

Travco LLC Jyoti Panchmatia  00971 4 3366643  Jyoti.p@travco.com  www.travcotravel.ae

Red Apple Mina Samir  00971 52 4792961  mina.s@redappletravel.com  www.redappletravel.com

Turning Point Chander Chugh  00971 50 25544321  info@turningpointdxb.com  www.turningpointdxb.com

DiaEdu Management Consultants Basil Kadara  00971 4 4532975  bkadara@diaedu.com  www.diaedu.com DMG Events Jasmeet Bakshi  00971 4 438 0355  JasmeetBakshi@dmgevents.com  www.dmgevents.com InfoPlus Matthew Hawa  00971 4 4218996  hawa.matthew@infoplusevents.com  www.infoplusevents.com/ K.I.T. Group Hassani El Koutbia  00971 2 2450057  helkoutbia@kit-group.org  www.kit-group.org/middle-east MCI Middle East LLC – Abu Dhabi Branch Alexander John  00971 50 4547781  alexander.john@mci-group.com  www.mci-group.com/ar-AE MCO (Medetarian Conferences Organizers) Mohammed Abuelkhair  00971 2 6588717  ceo@mco.ae  www.mco.ae Meeting Minds Medhat Nassar  00971 4 4270492  medhat@meetingmindsdubai.com  www.meetingmindsexperts.com MENA Conferences Khaled Afif  00971 2 4919888  khaled@menaconference.com  www.menaconference.com Reed Exhibitions Vasyl Zhygalo  00971 2 4090499  vasyl.zhygalo@reedexpo.ae  www.reedexhibitions.com

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EVENT MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES 4 K 4 Events Mahmoud Sahli  00971 55 5192000  md@4k4media.com  www.4k4media.com ADNEC Event Services  00971 2 4446900  customer.services@adnec.ae  www.adnec.ae/organising/organiserservices/adnec-services Action Impact Events LLC - Abu Dhabi Branch Alex Apthorpe  00971 2 6323244  aapthorpe@actionimpact.com  www.actionimpact.com Brag Two FZ LLC - Abu Dhabi Omar Kawas  00971 4 4327844  karen@brag.ae  www.brag.world Brands & Beyond Publicity & Advertising Samer Moussa  00971 50 6176019  samer@brandsandbeyond.ae  www.brandsandbeyond.ae Class Act Events LLC  00971 2 4912030  info@classactad.com  www.classactad.com Done and Dusted Middle East - Abu Dhabi Philip Richmond  00971 2 4474392  pr@doneanddusted.com  www.doneanddusted.com Door No1 Events LLC - Branch of Abu Dhabi 2 Rahma Hassan  00971 4 3526262  info@doorno1.com  www.doorno1.com East Art Media and Events FZ LLC -Abu Dhabi Al Laith Safia  00971 2 8766244  laithsafia@eastartuae.com  www.eastartuae.com Evolution Live Events Management LLC Branch of Abu Dhabi 1 David Clark  00971 2 658 3123  dave@evolutionevents.com  www.evolutionevents.com

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Fame Media Productions Varsha Valiveti  00971 56 3777443  info@famemedia.ae  www.famemedia.ae

Linkviva Events Management Alex Bendiouis  00971 4 4420743  info@linkviva.com  www.linkviva.com

Rainlight Events and Exhibitions LLC Khaled Mahmoud  00971 2 6319090  info@rainlight.ae  www.rainlight.ae

Electra Exhibitions LLC - Abu Dhabi Branch Danielle Balogh  00971 2 6778077  danielle.b@electradubai.ae  www.electrasolutions.com

9 Yards Media & Marketing Grace Hiponia  00971 2 4444788  g.hiponia@9yards.ae  www.9yards.ae/inquiry

Fidelity Entertainment Films Production LLC Ahmed Lotfy  00971 2 6814144  info@fidelityent.com  www.fidelityent.com

Medianature Advertising FZ LLC - Abu Dhabi Mohammed Mansour  00971 2 4443371  info@medianature.ae  www.medianature.ae

Redfilo Events Exhibition Organizing LLC Pach Ang  00971 2 5638111  pach@redfilo.com  www.redfilo.com

OP3 Design (LLC) Branch from Dubai - Abu Dhabi Branch LLC Ameen Ahmed  00971 4 2448242  ameen@op3global.com  www.op3global.com

COMMUNICATION AGENCIES

Front Row Events LLC - Branch of Abu Dhabi 1 Akanksha Bhat  00971 4 3451185  akanksha@frontrow-events.com  www.frontrow-events.com

Mithra Events Consultant and Planning Mohamed Almatrooshi  +91 56 5583823  info@mitraevents.net  www.mithraevents.net

Smart World Exhibitions Organization LLC Peter Feichtinger  00971 2 4189185  peter.feichtinger@smart-world-llc.com  www.smart-world-llc.com

Ghayat Al Ahlam Ceremonial Services May Manuel  00971 54 4102435  info@ghayats.com  www.ghayatevents.business.site

Momento Events Management LLC - Branch of Abu Dhabi 1 Mohamed Trabelsi  00971 4 5515640  mohamed@momentodmc.com  www.momentodmc.com

Space Oddity Fadi Saade  00971 4 3685521  fadi@theonlyspaceoddity.com  www.spaceoddityuae.com

Global Edge Events Hind Laourch  00971 2 6718087  h.laourch@globaledgeevents.com  www.globaledgeevents.com

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Grafik International Publishing & Advertising LLC Ramzi Yousef  00971 2 6321000  info@giuae.ae  www.giuae.ae H Q World Wide Shows - Branch of Abu Dhabi 1 Katie Veira  00971 4 3958881  katie@hqws.com  www.hqws.com High Resolution Technical Works LLC-Abu Dhabi Br.1-Branch of Abu Dhabi 2 Ahmed Mohammed  00971 2 6588813  info@highres.ae  www.highres.ae/en/ JLC Production Middle East FZ LLC - Abu Dhabi Joe Lewis  jlewis@joelewiscompany.com  www.twofour54.com/en/twofour54community/partners/jlc-productions-middleeast/ JML Events Management Jalal Luqman  00971 50 3759598  jalalluqman@gmail.com / info@jmlevents.net  www.jmlevents.net

Mosaic Live Events Management LLC - Branch of Abu Dhabi 1 Hiten Bajaj  00971 50 7884276  hiten@mosaiclive.com  www.mosaiclive.com Najahi Events Organization LLC Yvonne Boots  00971 2 2035800  yvonne@najahi.com  www.najahi.com Nomad Events LLC - Branch of Abu Dhabi 1  00971 4 2662126  sales@nomaduae.com  www.nomaduae.com OPLUS Exhibitions LLC Ramzi Al Sayyed  00971 55 3011170  murad@oplus.ae  www.oplus.ae Option 1 Event Services LLC Shabeer Rahman  00971 4 3214500  purchase@option1world.com  www.option1world.com Pico International Exhibitions & Events Organization LLC Mary Servas  00971 4 8895730  mary.rose@ae.pico.com  www.pico.com Pyxis Events LLC Mukhles Odeh  00971 2 2042000  info@pyxisevent.com  www.pyxis.ae

Tbreak Organization and Event Management Abbas Ali  00971 2 4012747  ajaffarali@gmail.com  www.tbreakmedia.com

Retaj Zone Media and Events FZ LLC Jihan Azzam  00971 2 6421643  jihanazzam047@gmail.com  www.twofour54.com/en/twofour54community/partners/retaj-zone-media-andevents/

MEDIA AGENCIES Carma International Media Consulting Chandra Susanti  00971 4 3564100  cs@social-eyez.com  www.carma.com

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Tomouh Advertising Exhibitions & Conferences Organizing Ashraf Awadi  00971 2 4483772  info@tomouh.ae  www.tomouh.ae

Haykal Media FZ LLC - Abu Dhabi Joni Lozada  00971 2 4914988  joni.lozada@haykalmedia.com  www.haykalmedia.com

Total Concepts LLC Bilal Mansour  00971 56 8611092  admin@tcievents.com  www.tcievents.com

Media Brains Production LLC Suresh Mani  00971 2 6936264  israa@mbp.ae  www.mbp.ae

EXHIBITION STAND CONTRACTORS

Media Lounge Consultancy LLC Meherezad Dastoor  00971 50 1223335  mdastoor@medialounge.ae  www.medialounge.ae

Aquaholic Creatives and Marketing LLC Pikanshu Arya  00971 2 5576436  pikanshu@aqcreative.ae  www.aqcreative.ae Circle Exhibitions & Events Management Ayman Al Turk  00971 2 5554955  info@circleuae.net  www.circle-exhibitions.net Dome Exhibitions LLC Antoine Georges  00971 2 6744040  domexh@eim.ae  www.domeexhibitions.com

Motivate Media Group Latha Gopinath  00971 2 6573490  latha@motivate.ae  www.motivatemedia.com Pyramedia Media Consultancy & Production LLC Amro Kassem  00971 2 4497044  tenders@pyramedia.biz  www.pyramedia.biz Sharaf Media Ahmed Sharaf  00971 2 6262335  ahmed@sharafmedia.ae  www.sharafmedia.ae

Advertising & Marketing Consultants AMC LLC Fadia Reda  00971 2 6271777  fadia@amcuae.com  www.amcuae.com All About Brands FZ LLC - Free Zone Branch Media Zone Priscilla Rodriguez  00971 2 4498077  priscilla@allaboutbrands.com  www.allaboutbrands.com Azure Media Group - Sole Proprietorship LLC Dr. Ali Hosani  00971 2 6677883  info@azu.ae  www.azu.ae Bellwether Brand Consultancy Dee Murphy  00971 4 3255145  info@bellwetherbrands.com  www.bellwetherbrands.com Boopin Limited Shadi Abdulhadi  00971 4 4255365  shadi@boopin.com  www.boopin.com Cosmopole Group FZ LLC - Abu Dhabi Claire Micheletti  00971 50 1090692  office@cosmopole.com  www.cosmopole.com GCS Designing & Advertising - Sole Proprietorship LLC Sana Altaf  00971 2 5546322  info@goldencs.ae  www.goldencs.ae CSM Melanie Anada  00971 2 6547404  melanie.anada@csm.com  www.csm.com HB Experience FZ LLC Hossam Harfoush  00971 2 4916201  hossam@hb-experience.com  www.twofour54.com/en/twofour54community/partners/hb-experience/

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Invertium Marketing Management LLC Faten Hammou  00971 2 6502005  admin@invertium.com  www.invertium.com KBS Communications FZ LLC - Abu Dhabi Kawthar Sulayem  00971 2 2450019  kawthar@kbscommunications.ae  www.kbscommunications.ae M & C Saatchi FZ LLC Shanty Jackson  00971 2 2344588  Scott.Feasey@mcsaatchi.com  www.mcsaatchi.ae Mojo Inkorporated (Mojo Ink.) Marketing Consulting LLC Sandra Khoury  00971 2 4443358  sandra@themojoink.com  www.themojoink.com Multiply Marketing Consultancy LLC Mehdi Bizri  00971 2 6502444  mehdi@multiply.ae  www.multiply.ae

New Perspective Media FZ LLC Karen Remo  00971 4 2449642  npm.tft@gmail.com  www.twofour54.com/en/twofour54community/partners/new-perspective-media/ Newgate Communications FZ LLC - Abu Dhabi Habib Bacha  00971 2 4420423  habib.bacha@newgatecomms.com  www.newgatecomms.com One Communication and Marketing Group FZ LLC Chris Fountain  00971 2 2348436  c.fountain@onecmg.com  www.twofour54.com/en/twofour54community/partners/one-communication-andmarketing/ Pixelogik Media & Advertising Anoop Varghese  00971 54 4542454  anoop@pixelogik.com  pixelogik.ae

Place Communications FZ LLC - Abu Dhabi Radwa Allabban  00971 2 4441300  radwa@placecomms.com  www.placecomms.com Steps Communications LLC Mohammad Sakran  00971 2 8186902  mohd@steps.ae  www.stepscommunications.com Tab Creative Advertising Consultancy Teeb Albarri  00971 50 7111333  tab.register@hotmail.com  www.tabcreativeac.ae Viola Communications LLC Susan Shabrawy  00971 2 6449444  susan@viola.ae  www.viola.ae

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