Global civil society activity in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

20 years

Abu Dhabi is ranked #34 over a 20 year period,
with 1724 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Abu Dhabi is ranked #21 in 2021, with 74 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau


The Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau provides a programme that is beneficial to the event organiser, strengthens business relationships within the community, stimulates business for local suppliers and enhances the experience of the event attendees.

Advantage Abu Dhabi is an initiative which acts as a catalyst to enhance social and economic development through hosting of innovative and viable business events aligned to the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision.

Advantage Abu Dhabi is an incentive initiative aimed at increasing the overall value proposition of the destination and provides an array of support throughout the event planning cycle.

The Advantage Abu Dhabi programme provides a unique opportunity for event organisers to gain destination driven value by providing bespoke destination support.

The Bureau evaluates Advantage Abu Dhabi applications for new business opportunities based upon the event’s:

  • Alignment to the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision
  • Economic, social, and cultural impacts
  • Specific objectives
  • Historical records
  • Related industry specific network and support
  • Corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi


ADNEC Centre Abu Dhabi, part of ADNEC Group, is a multi-award winning venue offering organizers of exhibitions, conferences, and events outstanding facilities spread over a total space of 153,678 square meters. This includes versatile spaces suitable for medium to large scale conferences of up to 6,000 people, 13 exhibition halls, a stunning banqueting facility, in addition to ‘The Hive’, an award-winning innovative meeting space and engaging environment, as well as outdoor space which includes a grandstand and an impressive Marina, featuring the 10,000sqm Marina Hall.
Abu Dhabi is truly a one-of-a-kind destination, unlike anywhere else. The city is vibrant, modern and is known for being the safest city in the world. It’s ideally positioned so that half of the world’s population is within a five hour flight. Abu Dhabi’s year round sunshine along with its growing knowledge economy and numerous attractions are all enabling the city to emerge as a popular business hub and a favoured spot for tourists

Organizations based in Abu Dhabi

Arab Committee on Banking Supervision Est. 1991

Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Agencies' Governors

Council of Arab Ministers of Finance

Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research Est. 1994

Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation Est. 1992

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Est. 1971

Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies Est. 2008

Arab Bank for Investment and Foreign Trade Est. 1976

Arab Water Academy Est. 2008

TESOL Arabia

International Federation of Horse Racing Academies

Arab Trade Financing Programme Est. 1989

International Renewable Energy Agency Est. 2009

Arab Monetary Fund Est. 1976

Gulf Insurance Federation

Ju-Jitsu International Federation Est. 1987

Middle East Heart Academy

WorldSkills Asia

View More profiles (18 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Abu Dhabi

2027 World CongressWorld Federation of the Deaf

2026 CongressFédération internationale du béton

2025 World Conservation CongressInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

2025 WaterEnergyNEXUS ConferenceWater Energy NEXUS International Conference

2025 Annual ConferenceInternational Association of Women Police

2024 World CongressInternational Desalination Association

2024 MedHealthArab Hospitals Federation

2024 World Stroke CongressWorld Stroke Organization

View More Future Events (8 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Abu Dhabi

2024 Middle East Conference – Association for Talent Development
2024 Global Conference – Asian Venture Philanthropy Network
2024 International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery – International Society for Glaucoma Surgery
2024 Ministerial Conference – World Trade Organization
2024 World Conference on Culture and Arts Education (WCCAE) – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
2024 Annual Conference – Middle East and North Africa Toxicology Association
2023 Regional Dialogue on Biodiversity Beyond Borders in West Asia Workshop – United Nations Environment Programme
2023 International Conference on Microelectronics – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2023 International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS) – International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications
2023 Meeting on Advancing GISRS (Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System) – World Health Organization
2023 MENACTRIMS Congress – Middle East North Africa Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
2023 Middle East and Africa Summit – Milken Institute
2023 High-level meeting on financial stability and regulatory and supervisory priorities – Arab Monetary FundBasel Committee on Banking SupervisionFinancial Stability Institute
2023 Workshop of the International Lithosphere Program Task Force Sedimentary Basins – International Lithosphere Program
2023 International Conference on Advanced Robotics – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2023 Heads of Operations Meeting – Arab Coordination Group
2023 Euro Working Group for Commodity and Financial Modelling (EWGCFM) Conference – Association of European Operational Research Societies
2023 International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS) – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2023 International Trade and Macroeconomic Program Meeting – Central Bank Research Association
2023 FAIR Conference and General Assembly – Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers and Reinsurers
2023 Middle East and North Africa Regional Committee Meeting – International Association of Public Transport
2023 Cyber Science and Technology Congress – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2023 GCC - CIGRE International Conference on Electric Power Equipment – International Council on Large Electric Systems
2023 YouthSpeak Forum – AIESEC
2023 Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Arab Statistics Initiative (Arabstat) – Arab Monetary Fund

View More Past Events (827 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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