Tourism, Entertainment & Real Estate
With the development of Abu Dhabi as an emerging hub for media, culture and entertainment, an enabling infrastructure across tourism, hospitality and real estate, has been established to support the growth of creative industries. The economic output of publishing, broadcasting, films and advertising is expected to grow at around 25 per cent annually in the Middle East. With Abu Dhabi’s proven ability to attract media talent and invest in world-class technology, the Emirate’s media sector is well positioned to supply advanced media services to both mature markets in Europe and fast-growing markets in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Telling our story to the world
Abu Dhabi is stepping up efforts to become a global tourism and entertainment industry hub and aims to position itself as the leading global destination of events and content creation. Together, our portfolio companies, alongside their subsidiaries, inform and entertain Abu Dhabi and are increasingly placing the UAE’s capital on the global entertainment map for conventional and content production – ranging from film and series to podcasts, as well as gaming and advertisement development.
Bringing the world to our shores
Tourism, hospitality and ancillary services play a vital role in how Abu Dhabi’s economy engages with other markets across a wide range of sectors. As the capital’s visitor numbers rebound with the ease in global travel restrictions, ADQ and its tourism assets are supporting the government’s 2030 strategy and working to enhance Abu Dhabi’s tourism offering. This is being achieved by strategically building on its exhibitions and conferences market share and increasing Abu Dhabi’s attractiveness as an international tourism destination for all visitors.
Taking business and leisure tourism to a new level
ADNEC Group was founded with a vision to become a leading destination for high profile exhibitions in the Middle East and North Africa. In recent years, the company was transformed into a leisure and business tourism platform to include a number of specialized companies that operate in six synergetic business areas: Venues, Events, Ancillary Services, Hotels, Catering and Tourism.
ADNEC Group supports the business tourism sector throughout its assets ADNEC Exhibition Center, Al Ain Convention Center and ExCel London that are the heart of regional and international exhibitions and conferences.
ADNEC owns an event organizing company, Capital Events, which manages multiple mega events such as International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), The Naval Defence and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX) and many more.
Having ADNEC strategically located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, surrounded by its hospitality assets, including Aloft Abu Dhabi and Andaz Capital Gate, provides fully integrated services to tourists and business visitors to the Emirate.
(including JV hotels)