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Your Go-To Guide for Abu Dhabi Business Events in 2024

Most recent update: 13th February 2024.


*** BREAKING NEWS***

Revised dates for ADIPEC 2024.

The new dates are 4th-7th November 2024.


Welcome to Gateway Group's indispensable guide to the conferences, exhibitions and events happening in Abu Dhabi in 2024. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly, as we'll be updating the guide throughout the year with new events as they're announced.


UAE School Holidays 2024

For you convenience, the UAE school holidays are included in the guide and are easily distinguished in pink.


UAE Public Holidays 2024

The public holidays granted by the UAE Cabinet for 2024 are included in the guide, highlighted in purple. Please be aware that dates provided for the Islamic holidays are for guidance purposes only, as they are determined according to the sighting of the moon. The confirmed dates will usually be announced via the UAE government and news agencies a few days prior to the respective Islamic holiday.


Attending Conferences and Exhibitions in Abu Dhabi

Planning your business trips and activities around strategic events can help you to successfully engage with Abu Dhabi's dynamic business players and develop a deeper understanding of the commercial environment to either start a business or expand an existing one. (For more information about what to expect, head to the bottom of this article.)


Disclaimer

This events guide is intended for reference purposes only. Whilst we have researched the events, dates and venues for your convenience, we can not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or changes. We recommend that users of this resource make their own, independent checks before registering and attending any of the events.


Explore the full list of 2024 events by scrolling down, or find specific events by month.


Complete Abu Dhabi Events Guide 2024


Abu Dhabi Events January 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

05-07

Vibrant India

ADNEC

11-12

MENA and Asian Political Methodology Conference 2024

NYUAD

13-14

3rd International Gynecology and Obstetrics Conference

Conrad at Etihad Towers

15-20

Ataya Exhibition

Marina Mall

17-19

Local Aquaculture Products Festival 

Sheikh Zayed Festival, Al Wathba

22-24

IAAPA Middle East Trade Summit 2024


22-25

UMEX & SIMTEX 2024

ADNEC

22-26

WED Innovation Lab

Yas Acres Golf & Country Club

23

Pioneering New Frontiers Between Abu Dhabi and Italy

Abu Dhabi Chamber

23-24

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

23-27

The Gulf Bride Show

ADNEC

24

Expansion of ADGM to Al Reem Island

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

25-30

The Meeting Space

Conrad at Etihad Towers

25-04 February

Abu Dhabi Marine Festival

Corniche Breakwater

27-28

4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference

Intercontinental Hotel

29

EDB Connect Abu Dhabi (Growth Trajectories: Abu Dhabi's Strategic Investment Landscape)

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

29-01

World Environmental Education Congress 2024

ADNEC

30

GAR Live: Abu Dhabi 2024

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

31

Corporate Tax Registration - English

Federal Tax Authority WEBINAR


Abu Dhabi Events February 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

02-04

Emirates Society of Ophthalmology Conference (ESO 2024)

Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island

02-04

International Neonatal Multispeciality Conference 2024

Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi

03-04

Emirates Allergy & Clinical Immunology Conference 2024

Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi

06

Corporate Tax Workshop (Hosted by the Federal Tax Authority)

Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

06-08

Steel & Non Metallic Conference

Rixos Marina

06-08

Corrosion & Coatings Conference

Rixos Marina

06-08

Metallurgy Corrosion & Coatings

Rixos Marina

06-08

World Islamic Economic Forum 2024

ADNEC

08-11

Middle East and North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX) 2024

Novotel, Al Bustan

12-14

International Search and Rescue Conference & Exhibition (ISRCE 2024)

ADNEC

13-15

UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education 2024

ADNEC

15

Crisis Emergency Management Community Forum

ADNEC

15-16

WN Conference Abu Dhabi 2024

Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

16-18

18th SEHA International Pediatric Congress (SIPC 2024)

Conrad at Etihad Towers

19-20

2nd Financial Restructuring MENA Conference

ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Market)

19-25

UAE Tour

(Part of the UCI World Tour)

20-21

International Dialogue of Civilization and Tolerance Conference

ADNEC

22-26

Al Thuraya Exhibition

ADNEC

24-25

Open Fire Food Festival

Yas Marina Circuit

24-25

The 2nd Emirates International Colorectal Congress

Conrad at Etihad Towers

26-29

13th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC13)

ADNEC

26-27

Fraud Conference Middle East

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr


Society for Applied Learning Technology Conference (SALT Conference)

St. Regis, Saadiyat Island

28-29

Investopia 2024

St. Regis, Saadiyat Island

28-05

Al Ain Jewelry & Watches Exhibition

Al Ain Convention Centre


Abu Dhabi Events March 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

04-05

MENA Desalination Projects Forum

Conrad at Etihad Towers

04-05

MENA Stormwater and Waste Water Forum

Conrad at Etihad Towers

04-05

Gulf & Indian Ocean Hotel Investor's Summit (GIOHIS) 2024

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

04-08

2024 FORBES 30/50 Summit


05-06

3rd Annual Future Factory Show


05-07

SPE Water Lifecycle Management Conference & Exhibition

Abu Dhabi Energy Centre

05-08

UAE Global Convention 2024

Grand Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

09-10

15th Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference

ADNEC

11¹

Ramadan expected to commence

(Usually, 29-30 days)

25-14

School Holidays (Spring Break)


29-01

Al Yazia Exhibition

Al Ain Convention Centre


Abu Dhabi Events April 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

09-12¹

Eid Al Fitr

From 29 Ramadan to 3 Shawwal 1445 AH

TBC

Driftx


16-18

World Future Energy Summit (WFES)

ADNEC

16-18

Solar & Clean Energy Forum

ADNEC

16-18

EcoWaste Forum

ADNEC

16-18

Water Forum

ADNEC

16-18

Smart Cities Forum

ADNEC

16-18

Climate & Environment Forum

ADNEC

16-18

Paper & Tissue One Show

ADNEC

23-25

Argus Fertilizer Asia Conference

Hilton Yas Island

27-30

International Conference for Autism Research

Abu Dhabi Energy Center

29-05

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024

ADNEC

30-01

Middle East Rail

ADNEC

30-01

Mobility Live 2024

ADNEC

30-02

Global Aerospace Summit

St. Regis, Saadiyat Island


Abu Dhabi Events May 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

...-01

Middle East Rail

ADNEC

...-01

Mobility Live 2024

ADNEC

...-02

Global Aerospace Summit

St. Regis, Saadiyat Island

07-09

AIM Congress

ADNEC

07-08

5th Cyber Security in Energy and Utilities Conference


08-09

Abu Dhabi AI Connect 2024

St. Regis, Saadiyat Island

13-15

Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week 2024

ADNEC

13-15

Future of Health Summit

ADNEC & Abu Dhabi City

16-19

MENA Congress for Rare Diseases

Beach Rotana

20-22

Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit

ADNEC

20-23

Middle East Sulphar Conference (MEScon 2024)

Conrad at Etihad Towers

21-22

SPE Workshop: Navigating the Future of Well Intervention

Bab Al Qasr Hotel

21-23

ISNR (International Exhibition for National Security & Resilience)

ADNEC

24-25

10th Abu Dhabi International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics

Conrad at Etihad Towers


Abu Dhabi Events June 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

04-05

Future Landscape & Playspaces


12-13

Offshore Support Vessels Conference 2024

Conrad at Etihad Towers

12-13

Space Travel Summit

ADNEC

16-19¹

Arafah day and Eid Al Adha

(From 9 to 12 Dhu al Hijjah 1445 AH, 4 days)

29-26 August

School Holidays (Summer Break)




Abu Dhabi Events July 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

07¹

Hijri New Year (Islamic New Year)  

(1 Muharram 1446 AH, 1 Day)


Abu Dhabi Events August 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

31-08 September

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2024

ADNEC


Abu Dhabi Events September 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

09-11

World Utilities Congress

ADNEC

10-12

SPE International Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability Conference and Exhibition

Abu Dhabi Energy Center

11-12

AM Conclave Middle East

ADNEC

15¹

Prophet Mohammed's birthday

(12 Rabi’ Awwal 1446 AH, 1 day)

22-27

APG Annual Meeting and Technical Assistance and Training Forum

Emirates Palace Hotel

23-25

World Congress on Rehabilitation 2024

ADNEC


Abu Dhabi Events October 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

01-02

Paint Central Exhibition 2024

ADNEC

03-06

Auto Moto Show 2024

ADNEC

10-12

GOV HR Summit

Grand Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

13-14

Education Investment MENA (EDEX MENA)


14-18

IROS 2024

ADNEC

18-19

Residency & Citizenship by Investment Exhibition

Beach Rotana

20-23

ICCA Congress 2024

ADNEC

23-26

World Stroke Congress 2024

ADNEC

27-29

NAJAH Expo

ADNEC

29-31

Air Expo Abu Dhabi

Al Bateen Executive Airport


Abu Dhabi Events November 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

04-07 *NEW DATE*

ADIPEC (Abu Dhabi Petroleum International Exhibition and Conference)

ADNEC

07-10

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

Yas Links

09-13

Jewellery & Watch Show (JWS)

ADNEC

21-24

Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2024

ADNEC

26-28

Tawdheef

ADNEC

26-28

Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition

ADNEC

26-28

Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition

ADNEC

26-28

Global Media Congress

ADNEC


Abu Dhabi Events December 2024

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

02-03

National Day / Union Day


03-05

Heritage Middle East 2024

ADNEC

04-05

Space Travel Summit

ADNEC

05-08

Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2024

Yas Marina Circuit

08-12

IDA 2024 World Congress

ADNEC

09-12

International Conference on Desalination and Water Re-use 2024

ADNEC

09-12

International Conference on Data Mining (ICDA 2024)

ADNEC

16-20

AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Application 2024

ADNEC

16-05 January 2025

School Holidays (Winter Break)



Abu Dhabi Events - What to expect

Abu Dhabi is the leading MICE destination in the Middle East² Depending upon the type of event you are attending, you can expect a warm welcome and to experience world-class facilities, including large-scale convention centres, such as Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and Al Ain Convention Centre; arts and culture centres; business hotels equipped for corporate events; luxury resorts for intimate retreats; ultramodern business centre and meeting facilities; and championship-level sporting venues and amenities.


Travelling to Abu Dhabi

With 119 global connections³, Abu Dhabi is easily accessible, requiring less than an eight-hour flight for 80% of the world's population. The newly-opened Zayed International Airport welcomes visitors with the latest technologies for a fast and easy airport experience.


Abu Dhabi Economy

The economic impact of the conferences and exhibitions contributes to Abu Dhabi's thriving business community, which is made up of multi nationals, SMEs and startups spanning a plethora of industries from oil and gas and manufacturing; to financial services and fintech; arts and culture; logistics; education; healthcare and beyond. In Q2 2023, Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy grew at 12.3%, and in December 2023,  the UAE's Central Bank raised its growth forecast for the national economy in 2024 to 5.7%.


qr code scan to contact me Awais Chughtai General Manager Gateway Group Abu Dhabi company formation

Starting a Business in Abu Dhabi in 2024


If you plan to attend one of the events in Abu Dhabi this year with the aim of launching a business, ensure you maximize your experience by coming fully prepared. Book a meeting with Gateway Group's General Manager, Awais Chughtai, to explore the variety of market entry routes and carefully select the best business setup strategy for your circumstances.


Getting expert guidance at the outset will position you for success in establishing and growing your business in Abu Dhabi.



 

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Sources

³ Airport World

 UAE Central Bank

Gateway Group

First published 13th January 2024.


Events researched by Sharmaigne Torella & Jenny Hunt

Written by Jenny Hunt

Founder, Gateway Group, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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