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 #112 over a 20 year period,
with 396 meetings since 1998.


Abu Dhabi is ranked #31 in 2018, with 52 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 Trade Financing Programme Est. 1989

Arab Committee on Banking Supervision Est. 1991

Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Agencies' Governors

Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research Est. 1994

Arab Monetary Fund Est. 1976

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

International Renewable Energy Agency Est. 2009

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Est. 1971

Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies Est. 2008

Council of Arab Ministers of Finance

International Federation of Horse Racing Academies Est. 2015

View More profiles (11 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Abu Dhabi

2021 CongressInternational Council of Nurses

2020 World Conference on Family MedicineWorld Organization of Family Doctors

2020 Quadrennial International Congress on ArchivesInternational Council on Archives

2020 E-Commerce Week for AsiaUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development

2020 Biennial ConferenceInternational Association for Volunteer Effort

2020 Annual World CongressInternational Society of Nephrology

View More Future Events (6 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Abu Dhabi

2020 General Assembly – International Renewable Energy Agency
2019 Meeting – International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
2019 Middle East Drilling Technology Conference – International Association of Drilling Contractors
2019 ADIPEC : Annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference – Society of Petroleum Engineers
2019 World Congress of Endourology – Endourological Society
2019 Global Conference – International Baccalaureate
2019 Half-Yearly Meeting – World Franchise Council
2019 Quadrennial World Road Congress – World Road Association
2019 Triennial World Energy Congress – World Energy Council
2019 Biennial Asian Energy Ministerial Round Table – International Energy Forum
2019 Annual Executive Assembly – World Energy Council
2019 Stocktaking Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Climate Action Summit
2019 Asia Congress – International Society of Paediatric Oncology
2019 Biennial Conference – Asian Apicultural Association
2019 International Conference – Arab Beekeeping Association
2019 IBTM Arabia : Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Meeting
2019 Conference – British Schools of the Middle East
2019 Workshop on Improved Decision-Making through Tracer Technology – Society of Petroleum Engineers
2019 ME-TECH : Middle East Technology Forum for Refining and Petrochemicals
2019 WFES : World Future Energy Summit – International Desalination Association
2019 Forum – International Solar Alliance
2019 WFES International Water Summit – International Desalination Association
2019 Global Energy Forum – Atlantic Council
2019 General Assembly – International Renewable Energy Agency
2018 Research Symposium – Society for Global Business and Economic Development

View More Past Events (572 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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