Travelling to Abu Dubai

Whether you’re comingfrom the airport or arriving locally by car, we have all the information you need to plan, prepare and make the most of your time while attending the World Future Energy Summit.

The Summit is located at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the premier conference destination in the capital city.

A convenient 15 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and strategically on the fringe of the inner city, it’s the perfect location to ensure an easy, fuss-free commute throughout your stay.

On demand or pre-booked taxi and private transfers are readily available across the city.

With renowned 5 and 4-star hotels, and internationally celebrated dining options, Abu Dhabi is as always ready to be your host throughout your stay in the UAE’s capital.

All Under One Roof

Navigate your way around the World Future Energy Summit using our handy floorplan.

Getting Around


The city has a fleet of more than 6,000 taxis which can easily be identified by their silver colour and yellow light on the roof. Taxis charge by the meter and operate on demand, or by reservation. The fleet includes clean energy vehicles and electric vehicles to enhance the sustainability impact of the city’s public transport sector.


To pre-book a taxi call: 600 535353.

Ride Apps

Taxi companies serving the city via app booking include Abu Dhabi Taxi, Uber and Careem. As demand for taxis surge during the Summit period, we recommend you download these apps to ensure you have several transport options available to you at any given time.


Available on Google Play & App Store.


If you are an international visitor electing a self-drive option, note that driving across the UAE and in Abu Dhabi is on the right-hand side of the road. The venue has 6,000 parking spaces available across 2 on-site carparks and cost approximately $15 per day.

The following approximate travel times can be used to plan your commute to the World Future Energy Summit.

Abu Dhabi Int'l Airport: 20 minutes

Al Maktoum Int'l Airport: 60 minutes

Al-Ain Downtown: 1hr 45 minutes

Dubai Downtown: 90 minutes 

Dubai Int'l Airport: 90 minutes

Sharjah Downtown: 2hrs 30 minutes

International Travel


Abu Dhabi International airport is located 15 minutes from the ADNEC. More than 50 global airlines, including the official national carrier Etihad Airways, operate a daily schedule of flights connecting the city to more than 80 destinations and countries across the world.


Visa requirements vary. For some nationalities, visas are available on arrival. Visas can also be obtained through your consulate or facilitated with a travel booking on Etihad Airways.  You may also download a visa invitation letter - available from the link below- to assist with your onward application. We advise you to check the visa requirements for your specific passport and nationality as these can sometimes change. You can find all the latest information here.

Book Your Stay

Choose from a range of hotels, from luxury and mid-range to budget options Whether your choice is to be in proximity to the World Future Energy Summit; or to  stay around the city, there are accommodations to suit every preference and budget.

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