About Us

The Venue

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is a multi-award winning venue offering organisers of exhibitions, conferences and events outstanding facilities spread over a total space of 151,000 square metres.

This includes versatile spaces suitable for medium to large scale conferences of up to 6,000 people, 12 exhibition halls, a stunning banqueting facility, as well as outdoor space which includes a grandstand and an impressive Marina. A complete venue solution, ADNEC also boasts a range of restaurants, cafés, shops, business facilities such as airport check-in and six on-site hotels offering c.1,800 rooms.


At ADNEC, we put events at the heart of what we do. We have been in the business of events since our inception in 2005 and here are just some of the reasons why we are the leading event destination in the Middle East.

Unbeatable Location

Situated proudly in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, named the safest city in the world for the past three years, ADNEC is one of the most accessible venues in the world.

ADNEC is just 15 minutes away from the rapidly expanding Abu Dhabi International Airport which serves over 50 airlines and 100 destinations in 46 countries around the globe. It is only 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 90 minutes from Dubai International Airport.

Abu Dhabi is not only a gateway to the Middle East but to the entire MENA region.

World–Class Facilities

Our multi-award winning venue offers organisers of exhibitions, conferences and events an impressive 151,000 square metres of flexible event space.

This abundant space is spread over 12 state-of-the-art, fully interconnected column-free exhibition halls plus an Atrium and Concourse. The venue also boasts a number of outdoor event spaces as well as the stunning Waterfront Quayside. ICC Abu Dhabi can seat up to 6,000 delegates and, with its advanced technology, has staged a number of world-class opening ceremonies as well as live events.

We have four large conference halls plus 21 meeting rooms as well as a grand, purpose-built banquet facility that can seat 700 people in a dinner setting.

ADNEC also features The Hive, its new innovative, award-winning meeting space that offers its clients and partners a creative space to connect, create, and collaborate. Spreading over an 666 square meter area filled with flexible and modular furniture, 80-seat auditorium, and multiple individually themed private meeting rooms.

Outstanding Service

We are passionate about what we do. Your success is our success and at ADNEC, our teams constantly strive for excellence and work to bring your event vision to life. We are proud to have a 94.7% customer satisfaction score.

A Complete Venue Solution

As well as excellent facilities and service, ADNEC also has in-house services from its own award-winning caterer, Capital Hospitality and event production arm ADNEC Services to provide a turnkey solution to both organisers and exhibitors.

ADNEC is at the heart of Capital Centre, a purpose built, interconnected event campus. With six on-site hotels and including the ADNEC owned Andaz Capital Gate and Aloft hotels, connected to the venue via internal walkways, Capital Centre offers organisers and delegates around 1,800 hotel rooms ranging from three to five stars as well as excellent dining options in easy walking distance.

The venue also boasts a range of restaurants, cafes, shops, super-fast free wi-fi and business facilities providing a total event solution.

About Abu Dhabi

The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi offers an attractive business environment, a stable political situation, and a vibrant social and cultural scene.

Ranked in the top percentile of the World Bank's Doing Business 2019 report, the UAE and, especially its capital, are considered among the most attractive investment destinations in the world.

In 2010, the United Arab Emirates launched Vision 2021, a series of initiatives aimed at keeping the country at the heart of the global economy. Among its top priorities has been the fostering of a competitive investment sector, which has in turn further reinforced its economic standing.

In fact, its business-friendly regulations, advanced infrastructure, and its strong position as an economic and political hub have made Abu Dhabi a global player. Initiatives such as the TAMM portal provide residents and investors with a one-stop-shop through which they can access government services and obtain comprehensive information designed to meet business needs as efficiently as possible.

Looking beyond well-established businesses, the Emirate has recently focused its efforts on backing and attracting ambitious talents from across the globe. With favorable regulations and supporting government bodies, Abu Dhabi is fast becoming the preferred location for entrepreneurs and startups who benefit from facilitated market access and an encouraging business environment.

Abu Dhabi stands in the heart of the Middle East and at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, making it a unique trading centre. Its state of the art transport hubs and its sophisticated banking and communications networks guarantee wide global coverage. In addition to streamlining operations for existing ventures, investors and international players can be sure that any future venture can attract a wide range of interested parties. Furthermore, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi’s premier event venue ensures that pivotal gatherings are held in a one of a kind access point that can unite and inspire target audiences from the West, to Asia-Pacific to Africa.

However, Abu Dhabi is also a tourist and a residential destination. With a vibrant and diverse community, it is loved by its 1.6 million residents for its very own blend of modernity and tradition, joining high-tech advancements with timeless Bedouin traditions.

Abu Dhabi has something for everyone, from chic and luxury shopping to wonderful sandy beaches, beautiful nature reserves, theme parks and world renowned cultural institutions such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

With a highly coveted blend of business prosperity and support, historical global importance, forward vision and innovation, and traditional values, Abu Dhabi is the perfect place for anyone looking to remain relevant in an ever-changing global economy. For visitors and residents, Abu Dhabi has always been, and will remain, a place where they are greeted with a warm welcome and with endless opportunities.