Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi regulates, develops and promotes the emirate of Abu Dhabi as an extraordinary global destination, rich in cultural authenticity, diverse natural offerings, world-class hospitality and unparalleled leisure and entertainment attractions for every type of traveller.
Fully aligned with the core tenets of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and the Abu Dhabi Plan, DCT Abu Dhabi contributes to the nation’s economic diversification, working closely with stakeholders and partners to market Abu Dhabi both locally and internationally.
In collaboration with multiple stakeholders, we are able to nurture and cultivate a community that recognises, respects and preserves local heritage and values, attract national and international investment in our key tourism segments, increase visitation metrics to the emirate and also stimulate growth by building an appealing yet distinctive tourism and cultural destination.
Established in March 2013, DCT fosters the development and promotion of business events throughout the emirate. The DCT’s core mandate is to champion the emirate as a dynamic global business events leader.
Operating as a one-stop-shop for all business event planning requirements, the DCT Abu Dhabi offers assistance including tailored research and bid strategy advice to ensure competitiveness, the provision of destination promotional collaterals and the boosting of delegate numbers through combined efforts with our international offices.
Our team coordinates with local partners, arranges introductions to relevant local stakeholders and secures support from mainline industry and tourism contacts. We also facilitate government liaison, offer PR and marketing support and offer detailed recommendations for delegate pre- and post-event activities.
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Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Our host hotel is the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl offers a 5 star luxury hotel and events venue of awe-inspiring design and extraordinary architecture, located in the iconic West Corniche district of Abu Dhabi, this 5 star hotel in Abu Dhabi is conveniently accessible to the city’s business hub, high-end shopping districts, and is a short 35-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
With 428 rooms, including 332 spacious king and twin rooms, 36 luxury suites including a Presidential Suite and a Royal Suite, all featuring private balconies, fabulous furnishings with specially-selected room details that provide a taste of the culture of Abu Dhabi and heart-stopping views.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi is one of the largest and most sophisticated luxury conference hotels in Abu Dhabi. From corporate meetings and indulgent incentive breaks to social events such as global conferences on a grand scale, the range of possibilities is only limited by your imagination. The conference venues are equipped with ultra-modern digital technology, natural sun-light and private balconies. This luxurious Abu Dhabi Hotel introduces more than 4700 square meters of flexible event space. The space is made up of 10 meeting rooms with private terraces, two self-contained boardrooms, the Al Bateen Ballroom of 1040 square meters with its own private entrance. You can also find a pre-function reception area and VIP Lounge for the ultimate party venue in Abu Dhabi.
Momento Destinations & Events
Our sponsor DMC is Momento Destination & Events. One of the leading DMCs in the Gulf Region serving clients from UK, Europe, US and Asia founded by industry professionals who has a history of excellence in the field of hospitality and events.
Locally managed, but known globally, we have established a reputation for reliability and competence.
They have catered to events for many of the internationally-known companies from the pharmaceutical, finance, aviation, and automotive industry to mention some.
They create destination experiences specifically in the UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah) and Oman for Incentives, Conferences, and Events.
Their services include:
Bespoke Incentive Programs, Meetings and Conference Management, Spectacular Special Events, Product Launches, Program Logistics, Design and Production, Branding and Stage Production, Transportation Logistics, Authentic Activities and Excursions
Together with their team and partners, they provide the most extensive services and bespoke moments across the region.
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Etihad believe your journey should be more than just travel offering a personal experience with tailored options for every step of the way. Connecting the world with their extensive network, Etihad offer four daily flights from London Heathrow and a twice daily service from Manchester to Abu Dhabi and onwards to over 85 destinations. Whether you choose to fly first, business or economy class, you will experience the newest aircraft, latest entertainment, including live sports and news channels and the finest onboard dining.
Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass:
When you travel with Etihad, Abu Dhabi is now even better value with the new ‘Extraordinary Abu Dhabi Pass’, offering fantastic discounts to leading attractions, restaurants and leisure activities. Your Etihad boarding card is the pass unlocking all these great deals.
The economy experience lets you ‘go your own way’ with great on-demand entertainment, comfortable seats that maximise personal space and recently refreshed seasonal menus packed with fresh, seasonal flavours.
Etihad offer the ultimate in flexibility. For those passengers that want extra leg room, they’ve introduced their Economy Space seat, which offer generous additional area to stretch out. Alternatively, you can bid for one, two or three neighbouring seats which if successful, will stay vacant for your journey. You can also pay to upgrade components of your trip and access premium elements normally restricted to business class passengers. For those looking to unwind at the airport, you can pay to access their airport lounges, meaning you can dine, relax and freshen up before your flights.
Business Class with Etihad is not business as usual. Relax in luxurious lounges before you depart. On board, the Business Studios offer plenty of space to work, rest and play, with massage function and the option to convert your seat to a fully flat bed. A dedicated Food & Beverage Manager will guide you through Etihad’s extensive Dine Anytime menu, suggesting the perfect wine pairing. On arrival at Abu Dhabi, you’ll enjoy a complimentary luxury chauffeur transfer to your final destination.
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Our sponsor Event App company from the very beginning! The world #1 event app platform that drives attendee engagement, reaching thousands of event planners and millions of attendees in over 40 countries. Supporting a variety of organizations from Fortune 500 to professional associations, EventMobi is constantly innovating and improving our event world. They are an exceptional company to work with. Many thanks to Thorben for his continuous support!