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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

Hazza bin Zayed opens Cityscape Exhibition

Posted on 09/05/2007

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Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, yesterday opened Cityscape Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Around 200 exhibitors from 50 countries are participating in the exhibition that is being held under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. They will be marketing project that cost around US$400 billion. The opening was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin ...  >>MORE

Global comic strip festival comes to Abu Dhabi

Posted on 22/03/2007

Abu Dhabi will host the first International Festival of Comic Strips officials announced yesterday, marking the first time an event of this nature has made its way to the Gulf region. Held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the festival will feature regional and international comic strip artists, including Japan's King Gonta, a famous manga artist, and the team behind the UAE's Majid comic magazine. The event ...  >>MORE

ALDAR demonstrates Abu Dhabi's tourism potential at German exhibition

Posted on 17/03/2007

Berlin - ALDAR Properties PJSC is exhibiting at the world's largest travel trade fair, the International Tourism Exchange Berlin (ITB) this week. The fair which runs until March 11th has allowed Abu Dhabi's first and leading developer to focus on its Yas Island project. ALDAR's Yas Island project will be a prestigious world-class leisure destination with mixed-use tourism attractions including beaches, entertainment, shopping, hotels, residences, golfing, equestrian facilities and motor ...  >>MORE

ADNEC joins Association of Event Venues

Posted on 15/03/2007

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has joined the Association of Event Venues (AEV), the leading international trade organisation for world-class venues in the exhibition and event industry. The move represents an important milestone in ADNEC's history and further signifies its evolution to a world class exhibition venue. The AEV represents the interests of venues within the wider events industry and works closely with the Association of Exhibition Organizers (AEO) and the ...  >>MORE

The world watches Abu Dhabi

Posted on 28/02/2007

The opening of the brand new Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in the UAE capital city has been receiving attention around the world. In addition to extensive coverage in the Middle East, the opening of ADNEC has been covered by the media in North America; Europe; Asia and Africa, where newspapers and websites have picked up the story. Three factors appear to have contributed to the major news coverage: the opening of a state-of-the-art new venue in Abu Dhabi, the fact that it ...  >>MORE

Sudanese President visits UAE pavilion

Posted on 28/01/2007

Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir on Thursday visited the UAE pavilion at Khartoun International Fair which opened on Wednesday. He was received at the pavilion by UAE ambassador Issa Al Nuaimi and other UAE officials. The UAE participation at the show, said the UAE envoy, underscores the country's keenness to strengthen its relations with Sudan on various fields. (Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UAE accounts for half of all GCC exhibition space

Posted on 10/01/2007

The UAE has about half of the total covered exhibition space currently available in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but this will increase to 65 per cent by 2009, a trade association has said. Dubai, which leads the booming regional exhibition industry, will account for 47 per cent of the space available for trade shows in the region in two years. New projects that are expected to reinforce Dubai's position as the regional hub for trade fairs include the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority's ...  >>MORE

Glazing work nears completion at Abu Dhabi's state-of-the-art

Posted on 21/12/2006

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced that glazing work is nearing completion on Phase 1 of its state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centre currently under construction in the UAE capital. Work on the new Exhibition Centre began in December 2005 with the deadline for the first phase of construction being February 2007. The completion of glazing work will mark a major milestone in the progress of the iconic project and signify that construction of phase one of the ...  >>MORE

Pearl exhibition 'showcases UAE heritage'

Posted on 17/12/2006

The UAE remains one of the countries that works hard not only to preserve its rich heritage ... but also contributes in maintaining human heritage of countries that are dedicated to the conservation of their culture in face of challenges and international changes, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, said. "The Abu Dhabi International Pearl Festival ... is an important opportunity, regionally and internationally, to promote our cultural heritage." Rare collections of ...  >>MORE

World's leading exhibition and conference organizer sets up organisation in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 11/12/2006

Reed Exhibitions has acquired three exhibitions and signed a long-term agreement with the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) to organize events from 2007 onwards in the new state-of-the-art halls currently under construction in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading organizer of exhibitions and conferences, will become the owner and organizer of IDEX, of the Environment Exhibition and of the Security Show. It has already announced the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Book fair opens doors to UAE culture, history and heritage

Posted on 06/12/2006

This year's International Book Fair focuses on children's education and aims to make the younger generation aware of UAE's culture, history and heritage. His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 25th annual Sharjah International Book Fair yesterday at Sharjah Expo. The fair will run until December 15. "This year's book fair will display children's books, as well as cultural books, in order to educate the ...  >>MORE

Dubai unveils Dh8b Exhibition World project

Posted on 29/11/2006

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), one of the Middle East's leading exhibition and conference venue operators, has unveiled its plans for Dubai Exhibition World, a Dh8 billion (US$2.17 billion) dedicated facility capable of hosting the world's largest and exhibitions and events. The new development represents the next stage in Dubai's ambitious plan to become one of the global centres for exhibitions and global gatherings. In the space of a few decades, the UAE's exhibitions and conference ...  >>MORE

DWTC unveils plans for Dh8bn exhibition centre

Posted on 25/11/2006

The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) yesterday unveiled its design for a new exhibition destination at a preview for leading industry figures. The name of the Dh8 billion centre – which has been a source of significant industry and media speculation throughout this year – was also revealed: Dubai Exhibition World. Dubai Exhibition World, based in Exhibition City, will be one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world and is specifically designed to enable events such as Gitex, Big ...  >>MORE

Gitex Shopper closes today with retailers braced for record sales

Posted on 24/11/2006

Gitex Shopper, the retail facility of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex) 2006, closes at 9pm today, as the retailers prepare for a record sale. "Today is the last chance for consumers to get the best deals on mobile phones, PDAs and handhelds, digital cameras, laptops, PCs, home entertainment products and many more, as Gitex Shopper and Consumer Electronics Expo 2006 at the Airport Expo Dubai opens its doors on the final day to the public from 3 to 9pm," said a statement from ...  >>MORE

Aviation Procurement Expo (APEX) to be launched in Abu Dhabi in March 2007

Posted on 02/10/2006

Abu Dhabi is launching a unique international procurement event as part of its master plan to establish the UAE capital as one of the world's most sophisticated aviation gateways. Taking place from 19-21 March next year, the Aviation Procurement Expo (APEX) is an important new initiative to assist the ambitious expansion plans of Etihad Airways, create a world-class international airport in Abu Dhabi and reinforce the emirate's position as a major aircraft maintenance and repair hub. It ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to stage major meetings industry exhibition

Posted on 18/09/2006

Abu Dhabi is set to boost its status as a major player in the international travel industry by staging the Middle East's largest ever specialised exhibition for the meetings and incentives industry next year. The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has announced that the first GIBTM (Gulf Incentives, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition) will take place on 27th-29th March 2007 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the ADTA, ...  >>MORE

ADNEC's Board of Directors tour ADNEC's expansion site

Posted on 28/08/2006

ADNEC's Board of Directors, headed by His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) recently visited the construction site of ADNEC's new venue to inspect development progress. Sheikh Sultan and the Board of Directors expressed satisfaction at the rapid pace of work by main contractor, Al Habtoor, and all involved subcontractors and hoped that they would continue demonstrating ...  >>MORE

400 companies to participate in the ADIHEX 2006

Posted on 17/06/2006

More than 400 companies from more than 35 countries are expected to participate in the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). This came during the press conference that was held on Wednesday at the Cultural Foundation. It discussed the details of the exhibition that will be held between the 11th and 15th of September, 2006 under the auspices of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Emirates Falconers' Club. Mohammed Khalaf ...  >>MORE

Dubai World Trade Centre beats the record for occupancy in 2006

Posted on 13/06/2006

New figures released yesterday show that Dubai World Trade Centre will host a total of 368 working day's worth of exhibitions this year, making it officially the busiest year-to-date. Halfway through the year, the figures for booked and completed shows and conventions top all previous records, with the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) set to host a record 92 exhibitions in 2006 at its two venues, the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Airport Expo. With each ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi wins first prize for best Creative Design at AIME Exhibition

Posted on 11/06/2006

Abu Dhabi pavilion won the first prize for the best "Creative Design" at the AIME Exhibition which was held in Melbourne last week. The Emirate's stand beat other 840 exhibitors from 50 countries. Abu Dhabi was felicitated by the Minister of Tourism in the Australian State of Victoria during a ceremony that was attended by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) officials along with their Australian counterparts, exhibitors and delegates to AIME 2006. "The fact that we have won this ...  >>MORE

Korean Expo offers good opportunity for UAE to promote its heritage

Posted on 04/06/2006

Seoul - The Korea International Handicraft Expo 2006, which opened on June 2 at COEX in downtown Seoul for a four-day run, is offering a good opportunity for the UAE to introduce its cultural heritage to Korean audience. A wide variety of hand-made works from UAE on display in the Expo. The Expo has enabled works from around the world to meet together and show the power of man's hands before the industrial revolution and modern inventions resulted into the introduction of today's machine, ...  >>MORE

New International Exhibition Centre launched in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 01/05/2006

ADNEC, the new Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, announced yesterday that it had already begun construction of a world-class exhibition complex in Abu Dhabi to benefit the UAE and Middle East markets. The decision to build a new exhibition centre for the UAE was driven by an in-depth review of the existing and potential exhibition market. The conclusion reached by the Government of Abu Dhabi is that the demand from visitors and exhibitors has expanded dramatically and significant ...  >>MORE

Dubai International Boat Show to be 'largest' event for marine sector

Posted on 14/03/2006

Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2006, opening today will exhibit the world's fastest powerboats, the world's biggest super yachts along with more than 120 boats. It will cover an exhibition space of 14,791 square metres , an increase of 51 per cent in net space making DIBS the region's largest gathering of leisure craft, equipment and associated services. The show, to take place from March 14-18 at the Dubai International Marine Club, at Mina Seyahi, is expected to attract more than ...  >>MORE

390,000 titles at 16th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Posted on 14/03/2006

The Higher Organizing Committee of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has stepped up the preparations for the 16th round of this big event to be held from 29 March till 7 April. The number of the participating publishing houses has reached 315 (222 direct participations and 93 through agents), and these participants come from 20 countries, according to a press release. 275,000 Arab book titles and 115,000 non-Arab book titles will be presented through printed and electronic publications of ...  >>MORE

Putting on the convention Ritz

Posted on 28/01/2006

Dubai is all set to take centre stage in the convention-hosting business globally. The Dubai Convention Bureau is about to receive certification for running one of the best convention centres in the world. The emirate has joined Cape Town, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Melbourne, San Juan, Singapore and Vancouver to get its service standards certified by a global organisation, BestCities. "It is an important benchmark for Dubai since it will help in documenting its success in providing the best ...  >>MORE

POWER-GEN Middle East will be held 30th January at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition

Posted on 15/01/2006

POWER-GEN Middle East will be held from 30th January - 1st February 2006, at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre. Expert estimations for the next decade indicate that the AGCC investments in the field of power generation could reach US US$ 50 billion by 2020. Ahmed Humaid Al Mazrouie Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) said, "The hosting of this exhibition and conference reflects the high status acquired by Abu Dhabi emirate among the international ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to invest Dh200m in expo centre expansion

Posted on 29/11/2005

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) will spend Dh200 million to expand the Sharjah Expo Centre, according to senior officials. The expansion will include extension of the exhibition facilities by 50,000 square metres and the building of a 300-room hotel that will give exhibitors and foreign delegates easy access to the venue. The Expo Centre, which is managed by SCCI, currently comprises four large exhibition halls spread across 20,000 square metres. In recent years, the venue ...  >>MORE

ADNEC to establish Dh1 billion expo centre

Posted on 24/11/2005

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (Adnec) is planning to build a new exhibition centre at an estimated cost of Dh1 billion. The new complex will enable the company to host its existing 11 exhibitions in addition to 13 new projects to come up in two years time and will also include a hotel. "The project is in the final stage of approval and the decision is expected to be taken by the end of this month+, Dubai-based Khaleej Times quoted Ahmad Humaid Al Mazrouie, managing director of Adnec, as ...  >>MORE

UAE exhibitors put up strong show at WTM

Posted on 16/11/2005

The 26th World Travel Market has opened its doors in London with the strong UAE delegation making a mark at the premier event. The WTM, from November 14 to 17, has attracted 5,105 exhibitors from more than 193 countries, including 57 from the UAE, including national institutes, hotels and companies in the tourism sector. Representatives from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, will take part in conferences, seminars, workshops and presentations that are part of the exhibition to ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed inaugurates Security exhibition

Posted on 15/11/2005

General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior inaugurated here on Monday the second Security and Safety Exhibition and Conference (Middle East 2005). The four-day biennial show is being held under the patronage of General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Organized by the General Exhibition Authority in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior and the German Essen Corporation, the event has ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed: Security and Safety Exhibition 2005, a global event

Posted on 07/11/2005

Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, yesterday affirmed that the Security and Safety Exhibition and Conference 2005 which will take off next week, was a huge international event and constituted an additional success to the UAE. He added that it provided an excellent opportunity to the UAE and Islamic nations to conduct dialogues and exchange scientific information in the context of joint security issues. He said: " The Exhibition is an opportunity for security ...  >>MORE

UFI announces "Platinum Partnership" with ADNEC

Posted on 25/10/2005

Paris /Abu Dhabi - Tom Beyer, President of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, announced today that Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company - ADNEC (formally the General Exhibitions Corporation - GEC), has signed an agreement to become its Platinum Partner for the five year period, 2005-2010. The support provided by the Abu Dhabi authorities will enable UFI to support the development of the exhibition industry in the region. To offer additional services to its members in ...  >>MORE

Latest sports cars will be showcased in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/10/2005

At least 80 automobile makers and car tuning companies will rev up their engines at the debut Motor Tuning Show (MTS 2006) that will be held in the UAE capital next April 23-26, according to organisers. They expect to attract over 70,000 visitors to the 15,000 square metre venue of the event whose organisers are Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (Ma'arid) and Germany's Messe Essen. The show will bring together the world's leading automobile manufacturers and motor tuning companies who will ...  >>MORE

Visitors throng UAE pavilion at Damascus Fair

Posted on 10/09/2005

Damascus - The UAE pavilion at the ongoing Damascus International Fair has continued to attract more visitors who were particularly impressed by the exhibits on display. Some 20 public and private companies are showcasing their products and services at the pavilion. "We display more than 42 agricultural products, including herbs and different types of dates," said Ahmed Al Yabhouni who manages the stand of Al Ain Agriculture at the pavilion. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Khalifa issues law on the establishment of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (Ma’arid)

Posted on 10/08/2005

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued a law establishing the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (Ma'arid). The company will be a corporate body and a fully independent financial and administrative entity with full legal competence to assume its activities. It has been capitalised at Dh100 million to be divided into one million shares with a nominal value of Dh100 per share. The company is intended to promote ...  >>MORE

UAE becomes expo hub

Posted on 10/08/2005

The UAE in general and Dubai in particular today recognised as a major business and commercial hub in the Middle East. Taking advantage of this, the region recorded remarkable success in recent times by luring the international investors, reputable firms, leading brands and other notable regional companies to host their meetings, exhibitions, conventions and events in this part of the region. Today, meetings, incentives, convention and exhibition centre (MICE) has become a major component ...  >>MORE

Lubna al Qasimi lauds GEC role in boosting national economy

Posted on 20/06/2005

Minister of Economy and Planning, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, has praised the General Exhibitions Corporation, GEC, for its role in boosting economic, commercial and investment activities in the country and for successfully representing the UAE at international economic and tourism events. Commenting on the GEC's participation in the UAE-Italy Partnership Forum which was held from June 8 to 10th, the Minister said the GEC was playing a very important role. "It is regarded a real bridge through ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Expo City planned by Chamber

Posted on 08/06/2005

Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is setting up a 'Sharjah Expo City' (SEC) which will house permanent solo trade centres from different countries, said Mohammed Salem Al Mosharrekh, board member, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), according to a report in Khaleej Times. The city is being set up under the instructions of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The SCCI's solo exhibitions are indeed helping ...  >>MORE

Dubai to set up Dh8b Exhibition City

Posted on 21/05/2005

The Dubai government will build a 'Dubai Exhibition City' within the Jebel Ali Airport City. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance and Industry, who is also the chairman Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), launched the Dh8-billion project on Friday. To be completed in phases by 2020, the three-million square metres Exhibition City will be the world's largest in terms of display space, halls and offices. It will have facilities including hotels, ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Hunting show attracts debutant exhibitors from 30 countries

Posted on 14/05/2005

With over 98% of the exhibition space having been booked, preparations are afoot to make the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian exhibition a great success. According to the organizers, the show which will be held from 12- 16 in September in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, is expected to bring together over 300 exhibitors from 30 countries. "The early and massive worldwide ...  >>MORE

Dubai walks away with top honours at Saudi exhibition

Posted on 13/05/2005

The Dubai stand, sponsored by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing's (DTCM) office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, walked away with the highest scores during its recent participation at the Dar Al Hikma Tourism Exhibition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Selected by a committee, set up by the college, Dubai was among the 10 worldwide destinations selected by the college management for students to exhibit. The department's participation was part of its endeavour to update the ...  >>MORE

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Hazza bin Zayed opens Cityscape Exhibition


Global comic strip festival comes to Abu Dhabi


ALDAR demonstrates Abu Dhabi's tourism potential at German exhibition


ADNEC joins Association of Event Venues


The world watches Abu Dhabi


Sudanese President visits UAE pavilion


UAE accounts for half of all GCC exhibition space


Glazing work nears completion at Abu Dhabi's state-of-the-art


Pearl exhibition 'showcases UAE heritage'


World's leading exhibition and conference organizer sets up organisation in Abu Dhabi


Sharjah Book fair opens doors to UAE culture, history and heritage


Dubai unveils Dh8b Exhibition World project


DWTC unveils plans for Dh8bn exhibition centre


Gitex Shopper closes today with retailers braced for record sales


Aviation Procurement Expo (APEX) to be launched in Abu Dhabi in March 2007


Abu Dhabi to stage major meetings industry exhibition


ADNEC's Board of Directors tour ADNEC's expansion site


400 companies to participate in the ADIHEX 2006


Dubai World Trade Centre beats the record for occupancy in 2006


Abu Dhabi wins first prize for best Creative Design at AIME Exhibition


Korean Expo offers good opportunity for UAE to promote its heritage


New International Exhibition Centre launched in Abu Dhabi


Dubai International Boat Show to be 'largest' event for marine sector


390,000 titles at 16th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair


Putting on the convention Ritz


POWER-GEN Middle East will be held 30th January at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition


Sharjah to invest Dh200m in expo centre expansion


ADNEC to establish Dh1 billion expo centre


UAE exhibitors put up strong show at WTM


Saif bin Zayed inaugurates Security exhibition


Saif bin Zayed: Security and Safety Exhibition 2005, a global event


UFI announces "Platinum Partnership" with ADNEC


Latest sports cars will be showcased in Abu Dhabi


Visitors throng UAE pavilion at Damascus Fair


Khalifa issues law on the establishment of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (Ma’arid)


UAE becomes expo hub


Lubna al Qasimi lauds GEC role in boosting national economy


Sharjah Expo City planned by Chamber


Dubai to set up Dh8b Exhibition City


Abu Dhabi Hunting show attracts debutant exhibitors from 30 countries


Dubai walks away with top honours at Saudi exhibition