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Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition center the most modern exhibition center in the world, was opened by the president of UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on 18th February, 2007.

Since then, the center welcomes over one million visitors and hosts over 100 events every year. From large scale international trade exhibitions such as IDEX and ADIPEC, ADNEC is becoming famous for hosting high profile, large-scale exhibitions while it is also known to promote smaller specialist shows by developing, providing help and support to event organizers.

With 12 state-of-the-art fully connected exhibition halls, the Atrium and the Concourse totalling 73,000 square meters, ADNEC is the largest exhibition venue in the Middle East.

The flexible, flat-floored, interconnected halls offer endless possibilities for all types of exhibitions and events; these facilities are complemented by extensive event services including imaginative conference and banqueting facilities.


From Abu Dhabi

Khaleej Al Arabi Street (also known as Coast Road/30th Street) and Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St (also known as Airport Road) are the two main highways that link Abu Dhabi City Centre / Corniche with ADNEC.

From Dubai

The journey to ADNEC from Jebel Ali, Dubai should take no more than 45 minutes.
Leave Dubai on the Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), following the signs for Abu Dhabi/ Jebel Ali. As you leave the emirate of Dubai and enter the emirate of Abu Dhabi the name of the road changes to the Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road. You stay on this road for approximately 30 minutes, passing Al Raha Mall on your right and the ‘coin-shaped’ HQ building.

About 5 minutes after passing the mall move to the right hand lane. Exit the Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road, following the signs for Abu Dhabi (E22). Stay in the right hand lane and continue to follow the signs for Abu Dhabi (E22). Once on the E22, continue over Al Maqtaa Bridge, at this point the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque should be on your left. You will now be on Airport Road, continue along for 2km until you reach a set of traffic lights (a park will be on your left hand side). Continue straight passing an ADNOC petrol station on your right, and a Carrefour supermarket on your left side. Take the immediate exit to the right after the supermarket, following the signs to the exhibition centre. At the roundabout take the fourth exit and follow signs to the adjacent multi-storey car parks.

International Guests

Visa Applications

Please note that all international visitors to the United Arab Emirates must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Valid travel document (minimum validity = 6 months);
  • Onward / return ticket;
  • Entry facilities to next destination;
  • Sufficient funds to stay in the UAE and
  • Visa for the United Arab Emirates

To know whether you require a visa or not, please follow this link. If you require a visa to enter the UAE, please visit this link to fill a visa application form and contact a UAE mission nearest to you for more information.

The visa application process can take up to at least 2 months, so it is important that you start your application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your visa in plenty of time for travel to  WTEHF (World Telemedicine and eHealth Forum)

Hotels at ADNEC

Centro Capital Centre is a modern, stylish and affordable lifestyle business hotel. It is designed for the new generation of travelling executives who demand both finesse and functionality at reasonable rates.

 Hyatt Capital Gate

Hyatt Capital Gate is located within the iconic Guinness record-holding Capital Gate tower. Hyatt Capital Gate's 18th floor Sky Lobby is suspended more than 80 metres above the ground, providing sweeping views of the surrounding city and the Arabian Gulf.

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Capital Centre, right next to ADNEC offering really comfortable rooms and outstanding value for money. Lovely restaurant, bar, Costa Coffee, room service, valet parking, swimming pool, gym and FREE wifi.

Aloft Abu Dhabi

Aloft Abu Dhabi is the first Aloft Hotel to open in the Middle East and the second to open outside of North America. Aloft Abu Dhabi has introduced its own distinctive style to the region with 408 spacious, loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a vibrant, social atmosphere.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) Location MAP 
Khaleej Al Arabi Street - Abu Dhabi