Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



The attention from the world’s defence and security industry will be in Abu Dhabi as it stages the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), one of the most important tri-service defence exhibitions in the world and the largest in the Middle East and Africa. The events welcomes over 1100 exhibitors and more than 101,000 visitors from 143 countries. It also expects over 150 official delegations and over 750 accredited journalists from 50 countries are expected, as well as increase in the total amount of trade professionals and exhibitors.

Supported by UAE Armed Forces GHQ and attended by regional government delegations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities, the event will be the ideal business platform to promote unmanned systems technology and capability to a dedicated and focused industry audience. IDEX is organised by IDEX LLC ( an ADNEC Group Company) in association with the UAE Armed Forces GHQ and will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) , United Arab Emirates.

The main focus points of the defence trade fair are: manufacturing and assembly, automotive and naval military units and machinery, autonomous systems, military weapons and munitions, precision guided systems and more. In addition NAVDEX supporting exhibition provides a dedicated platform for international naval defence and maritime security companies to showcase their technologies and services to the MENA region.

No other defence exhibition brings together key defence VIPs and high-ranking military officials looking to extend partnerships and contracts with the best the industry has to offer. In addition unparalleled knowledge transfer opportunities are provided via high-caliber keynote sessions, networking events and conferences, where new technologies and the latest issues are discussed and invaluable partnerships made.

Accommodation in Abu Dhabi during IDEX

  • Direct contracts with a great variety of hotels
  • Special exhibitor and visitor rates available
  • Customised expo travel booking system
  • Personal travel management at no extra cost
  • Save on average €810 and 25 business hours per booked expo trip

Booking a hotel near Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre can be difficult during the trade fair dates due the big popularity of the event.

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Further your preparations for IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi with Fair Point GmbH.

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Domestic exhibitors147147n/a
Domestic visitors60 000total: 101 000n/a
Foreign exhibitors9551 053n/a
Foreign visitors20 000n/an/a

Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centredetails

Founded in: 1993

Industry: Safety and Security

Frequency: every two years

Where: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Organiser: ADNEC Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

Travel Info For Idex

Airport: Abu Dhabi International Airport 24.4 km

How to get to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

By Bus

  • Bus line 40 and 52 to Al Karamah St. / ADNEC
  • Bus line 40 to 3rd Street / ADNEC

By Car

You can easily reach ADNEC exhibition center via E11 and E22. Drive to the Al Maktoum St. (also known as Airport Road) that connects the two highways to the Abu Dhabi City Center (Corniche) with the venue. There are multistory parks with several thousand parking lots readily available for all visitors.

  • GPS Coordinates : Latitude 24.419819; Longitude 54.437269
Map of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

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