Venue and Travel


Conference Venue: ADNEC




The conference will be presented at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), a world-class conference facility with 12 separate conference halls and 21 meeting rooms. ADNEC will provide onsite catering for conference participants, and many hotels are within walking distance, including two onsite.

Find out more about ADNEC

Visitors Guide to Abu Dhabi

You can only enter the ADNEC venue with a negative PCR test result. The test must have been done in the UAE. You can take a test in the Aloft hotel, or at the ADNEC venue. It can take some hours to get the results for the test, so please try and get a test early if you do not already have your negative result.

  • Unvaccinated: This must have been taken within the last 96hrs
  • Vaccinated: This must have been taken within the last 30 days



The following hotels are either onsite at ADNEC or within a 2-3 block radius:

A special rate for conference participants has been arranged at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, with complimentary daily shuttle service to/from the ADNEC conference venue:

  • Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal  Book your group rate for ISSUP Conference The rate is AED 700 ($190.61), and includes breakfast, taxes, and fees. The hotel adds a municipality tax at checkout of AED 15/day ($4.08)


Visa Information

A visa is required by all participants except residents of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. Citizens of certain countries are eligible for a free of charge visa on arrival – please visit the Etihad AIrways website for more information: Abu Dhabi Travel Requirements

If a visa is required for travel from your country, please go to How to get a visa to Abu Dhabi 


Airport Transfers

Abu Dhabi International Airport is just 15 minutes from ADNEC. Over 50 international airlines operate a schedule of flights connecting Abu Dhabi to more than 100 destinations across the globe. Metered taxis to ADNEC are readily available outside the arrivals hall and transfers can easily be pre-booked. Abu Dhabi’s taxi network is operated by TransAD. To book a taxi through TransAD call 600 53 53 53


Planning your trip

The Visit Abu Dhabi website has information on things to do, sightseeing, and helpful advice for planning your trip.

Although the attitude towards clothing style is fairly liberal throughout the UAE, a healthy amount of respect for local customs is advised, especially when shopping or sightseeing. Learn more about the climate and what to wear in Abu Dhabi.

For more information click here to browse a list of FAQs for visitors.


We look forward to welcoming you to Abu Dhabi!

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