Abu Dhabi, uAE

About Abu Dhabi

Located in the heart of Arabia, Abu Dhabi is a vibrant destination offering enriching and exciting activities and cultural attractions – available minutes apart and throughout the year. The emirate boasts stunning natural beauty, with miles of pristine coastline, majestic desert landscapes and lush green oases, all waiting to be explored. Abu Dhabi is also a thriving, dynamic centre for investment and entrepreneurship, as well as a globally recognised destination for high profile global business events and conferences.

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the country’s seven emirates and is divided into three regions. Abu Dhabi City is the capital of the United Arab Emirates – a modern, cosmopolitan, urban playground that offers cultural landmarks, family friendly attractions, global entertainment and a dynamic dining and nightlife scene. Visitors can be inspired by the Saadiyat Cultural District’s museums, find adventure at Yas Island’s award-winning theme parks, or relax at a private island retreat – all in the same day.

Al Ain, which translates to 'The Spring', is Abu Dhabi’s tranquil, green oasis city. The area offers visitors a range of archaeological sites, historic buildings and cultural attractions. Located just a short drive from Abu Dhabi City, the Cultural Sites of Al Ain are the UAE’s only UNESCO-designated heritage sites and include Al Ain Oasis, Bida bint Saud, Jebel Hafit, and Hili Archaeological Park.

Al Dhafra, also known as the Western Region, is Abu Dhabi’s largest and most sparsely populated area. Covering two-thirds of the emirate, the vast expanse features stunning beaches, dramatic scenery and ancient forts, as well as the historic oasis of Liwa, the gateway to the sprawling Empty Quarter desert. This region also includes the majority of Abu Dhabi’s archipelago, consisting of nearly 200 islands dotted along the coastline.

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 With its diverse portfolio of world-leading infrastructure, iconic hotels, state-of-the-art event venues, and unrivalled cultural, entertainment and F&B offerings, Abu Dhabi is a thriving and dynamic business and events hub. The emirate is also celebrated for its remarkable accessibility, with Abu Dhabi International Airport serving as a hub for over 30 airlines connecting to more than 120 destinations.

Abu Dhabi's growing prominence as a preferred destination for global and regional businesses and tourists is evident with the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s delivery of over 1,200 Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) events throughout 2022, with hospitality extended to 603,000 visitors.

Abu Dhabi’s preparations for hosting the 2024 ICCA Congress follow ICCA’s ranking of the emirate as the #1 MICE destination in the Middle East for association meetings, highlighting the destination’s unique offering and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional events.

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