Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Louisa Daley explores what venues Abu Dhabi has to o� fer , starting the journey with Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ( ADNEC )
bu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ( ADNEC ) is the region ’ s most well-known and indemand venue when it comes to events , with a total of 142,226 sqm of event space to choose from . We narrow down exactly what facilities and meeting solutions ADNEC can offer event organisers .
Situated in Abu Dhabi , Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre claims to be one of the most accessible event venues in the world . The centre is a short 15 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport , 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 90 minutes from Dubai International Airport .
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is also located near the Capital Centre , a purpose built , interconnected event campus . With six on site hotels , including the ADNEC-owned Andaz Capital Gate and Aloft hotels , the Capital Centre provides event organisers and delegates with approximately 1,800 hotel rooms , ranging from three to five stars . You can find out about Abu Dhabi ’ s hotels on page 16 , where we explore The Hilton , Yas Island , in greater detail .
Versatile spaces : exhibitions and conferences
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre can be used for both B2B and B2C exhibitions . The centre ’ s 12 interconnected column free exhibition halls provide event organisers with flexibility , as they can be customised to suit any event . ADNEC ’ s exhibition halls range from 3,000 to 5,000 sqm , while the Abu Dhabi ICC Hall being is the largest at 7,919 sqm , which allows it to host up to 6,000 delegates in a theatre-style layout .
All of the exhibition halls can be used for shell scheme and complex purposebuilt stands , allowing Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre to host a range of exhibitions from trade and public shows to product launches . The centre also recently won Best International Venue at the 2020 Exhibition News Awards .
For conferences , the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre has two halls : Conference Hall A , compromising of 1,125 sqm and Conference Hall B , compromising of 741 sqm . Both halls are located on the ground level and can be accessed via the
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