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 #85 over a 20 year period,
with 501 meetings since 2001.


Abu Dhabi is ranked #77 in 2021, with 13 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.

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

Global Institute for Disease Elimination Est. 2017

International Renewable Energy Agency Est. 2009

Arab Trade Financing Programme Est. 1989

Arab Monetary Fund Est. 1976

Ju-Jitsu International Federation Est. 1987

View More profiles (16 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Abu Dhabi

2025 Annual ConferenceInternational Association of Women Police

2023 World Ports ConferenceInternational Association of Ports and Harbors

2023 International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives

2023 International Nursing Research CongressSigma Theta Tau International

View More Future Events (4 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Abu Dhabi

2022 Arabia Conference – STEP
2022 Development Symposium – World Sailing
2022 World Congress of Esthetic Dentistry – International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry
2022 Congress – International Society for Physical Activity and Health
2022 Annual Conference – World Sailing
2022 World Congress – International Society on Toxinology
2022 Annual Conference – International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
2022 ISO Annual Meeting – International Organization for Standardization
2022 Biennial Congress – World Association of Chefs Societies
2022 Midyear Meeting – World Sailing
2022 International World Veterinary Congress – World Veterinary Association
2022 Congress – World Union of Wound Healing Societies
2022 Launch of the Africa Solar Outlook 2022 Report – Africa Solar Industry Association
2022 General Assembly – International Renewable Energy Agency
2021 Middle East Drilling Technology Conference – International Association of Drilling Contractors
2021 World Congress – World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation
2021 Symposium – International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations
2021 World Conference on Family Medicine – World Organization of Family Doctors
2021 Workshop on Advances in Seismic Interpretation – Society of Exploration Geophysicists
2021 International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation
2021 EAGE/SPE Geosteering Workshop – Society of Petroleum EngineersEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
2021 World Congress – International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry
2021 International Congress on Archives – International Council on Archives
2021 E-Commerce Week for Asia – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2021 World Investment Forum – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

View More Past Events (689 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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