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Highly competitive, creative and world-class business, tourism and meeting facilities have positioned Abu Dhabi as the ideal destination for large-scale international conventions and events.

The city has played host to some of the world’s most important events, forums and congresses, including the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Congress in 2017, the 24th World Energy Congress 2019, the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF 10) in 2020, the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the annual Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, as well the biennial Global Aerospace Summit, among others.

Abu Dhabi is home to a fantastic array of state-of-the-art buildings and facilities, including the impressive and ultra-modern Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, with its ICC (International Convention Centre) Abu Dhabi showpiece housing the emirate’s largest indoor meeting venues. Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is a strategic international venue development and management company whose portfolio includes the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the UK capital’s largest exhibition and conference venue, ExCeL London, and the Al Ain Convention Centre in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi’s green garden city about one and a half hours away from the capital. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Marina Circuit also have fantastic, state-of-the-art business centres and facilities catering to a range of events. If views are what you’re after, take a look at the emirate’s many spectacular, championship-ready golf courses, explore ballrooms in beachside resorts, or for something exclusive consider the tranquillity of an oasis setting at stunning hideaways nestled among breathtaking desert dunes, or on the lush private resort island of Zaya Nurai Island.

If you’d rather be in the city, many of Abu Dhabi’s more central business hotels are also well equipped to host fantastic events. If you’re looking for something a little different, or if you’re hosting an event centred on animals or animal health, the convention centre in the heart of the world’s most advanced falcon hospital, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, might be perfect.

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