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Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), Al Khaleej al Arabi Road, Abu Dhabi,

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For visitors:

Healthcare Recruitment & Training Fair is not authorised to process visa applications for visitors. Processing of visas for visitors can only be arranged through your hotel or airline.

For confirmed exhibitors: Healthcare Recruitmrnt & Training Fair can assist with the visa application process for confirmed exhibitors. Contact us to assist in arranging your visa through our partner travel agent, or alternatively, visas can be arranged through your hotel.

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Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre


Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) owns and operates the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, which is the largest exhibition venue in the Middle East.

ADNEC is situated 20 minutes from down town Abu Dhabi and 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is easy to reach by public transport, car or from abroad and has ample parking facilities on site.

Getting There

Taxi: If you are travelling by taxi from Abu Dhabi Airport, ADNEC is just a 20 minute drive.From Abu Dhabi Corniche, ADNEC is located just 15 minutes away.Abu Dhabi’s taxi network is operated by TransAD. To book a taxi through TransAD call 600 53 53 53.A number of taxis are available from ADNEC at the adjacent Aloft Hotel entrance.

By Bus: ADNEC is serviced by bus number 040, seven days a week.For more information on bus routes, services and fares please see the Department of Transport website.

Travelling by Car: 

  • Directions from Abu Dhabi's Corniche

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.

  • Directions via Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Sreet (Airport Road)

Travel along Airport Road from the Corniche (heading out of Abu Dhabi) until you reach the cross street numbered 29. Go over this street and take the next exit off to the right towards 'East Road' and 'Coast Road'. At the roundabout take the first exit.Pick up signs to the exhibition centre and follow directions to the adjacent multi-storey car parks.

  • Directions via Khaleej Al Arabi Street

Travel along Khaleej Al Arabi Street from the Corniche (heading out of Abu Dhabi) until you pass the iconic Capital Gate tower and exhibition centre on your left hand side. As you pass ADNEC you need to move into the right hand lane and take the next exit signed towards 'Corniche' and 'Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum St'.Pick up signs to the exhibition centre and follow directions to the adjacent multi-storey car parks.

  • From Dubai

The journey from 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.

  • From Al Ain

Head out of Al Ain on E22 following signs to Abu Dhabi, use Mussafah Bridge to cross onto the island. You will be on Khaleej Al Arabi Street, continue past Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Zayed Sports City on your right hand side and pick up signs for the Exhibition Centre.Follow the signs to the exhibition centre and directions to the adjacent multi-storey car parks.


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Show Timings

Friday 27 October – 10:00-18:00
Saturday 28 September – 10:00-18:00
Sunday 29 September –  10:00-17:00


Visitors to ADNEC are welcome to use any of our two on-site car parks, which together can accommodate up to 6,000 vehicles. Our highly trained personnel are on-site 24 hours a day to assist with traffic management whilst a full valet service can also be provided for VIP guests.