Stay at Anantara Al Yamm on Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi to have an exceptional nature experience. Enjoy beach front villas in Abu Dhabi, free roaming wildlife, exploring saltwater mangroves on the Arabian Gulf and seclusion, in the largest natural island in the UAE.
If bigger is better it surely must apply to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). With an astonishing 73,000 sq meters of indoor event space on offer it is currently the largest exhibition centre in the Middle East. About 100 exhibitions and other events take place here annually and nearly 2 million visitors pass through its portals. A spate of awards in 2009, the year of its opening, helped to boost its profile and the success of the centre has spawned other mega developments around it.
ADNEC’s main facilities include 12 inter connected roofed contemporary spaces that lend themselves to large and small configurations to suit any event. The conference halls that can accommodate several thousand guests can be easily divided into smaller units to host intimate receptions, have theater style seating and classroom configurations and be easily arranged for banquets. Twenty smaller spaces are available to host events from 20 to 200 guests. Integrated IT, banqueting and conference facilities provide necessary support.
Al Maa’red Hall, a 1,500 sq meter specially designed facility within the complex offers a range of services for weddings. A pre function hall, an Arabic Majlis and a luxurious bridal suite comprising of private spaces for the bride and her family to relax and prepare for the wedding and to snap pre and post event pictures is an additional attraction. It also features a separate entrance. 300 to 750 people can be accommodated in the hall. ADNEC’s other special facility is its own quay side and access channel with a draught of 6 meters. This area also has its own VIP access road.
Several onsite food and beverage outlets serve a variety of cuisines ranging from food on the go to more elaborate menus. ADNEC’s location and easy access from the airport as well as from Dubai makes it the ideal place for retail outlets and serviced offices. At present accommodation for visitors is provided in the surrounding hotels but once the Capital Centre, a mixed use business and residential precinct is completed it will comprise of 23 towers with hotels, residences, offices and associated facilities and complement the facilities and at ADNEC.
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