Abu Dhabi: 5 new venues for events

Five new and forthcoming venues that reflect the emirate's determination to be a C&I leader.

 Abu Dhabi: 5 new venues for events
Abu Dhabi: 5 new venues for events

FOR SPORTS FANS ...
The Yas Hotel
Treat delegates to a futuristic sports experience at the sleekly designed hotel, located on Yas Island's Yas Marina Circuit. The property opened last autumn in time for the inaugural Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, and offers event spaces covering 1,760m2, including a 509m2 ballroom, six meeting rooms, four boardrooms and outdoor terraces. The spacious venue is located in two separate buildings connected by a bridge overlooking the circuit. Facilities include an exclusive lounge bar and VIP space featuring local artworks, along with eight restaurants, serving pan-Arabic, Indian, Italian, Japanese cuisines and seafood. Later this year, delegates can also visit the nearby Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world's first Ferrari theme park and the largest attraction of its kind.
www.theyashotel.com

FOR CULTURE VULTURES ...
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
Set to be the largest Guggenheim in the world, the museum will open in 2013 in the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the 41,806m2 museum will house its own major modern and contemporary art collection and feature special exhibitions that will include works from the Guggenheim Foundation's extensive collection. For incentive groups, nearby attractions will also include the architecturally impressive Maritime Museum, Louvre and performing arts centre.
www.guggenheim.org/abu-dhabi

FOR NATURE LOVERS ...
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
Take a guided tour of this unusual venue to discover Abu Dhabi's historic relationship with falcons.
Delegates can see the birds get their bi-monthly 'pedicure', feed and hold them. The hospital opened the Shaheen Conference Center last September, offering capacity for 200 delegates. It can be split into two separate spaces for up to 60. There is also a smaller meeting room for up to 20, the khaima (traditional Arabic tent) for up to 30 and a lush garden area, which can be booked for gala dinners amid illuminated falcon statues and fountains.
www.falconhospital.com

FOR REST AND RELAXATION ...
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Located near to the Abu Dhabi City Centre and the Corniche, the luxury hotel is set directly on the beachfront, offering a convenient getaway for delegates on a tight schedule and spectacular views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Meaning 'gateway to the sea', the 369-room hotel opened last October and is set to open the Willow Stream Spa towards the end of the year, offering a range of signature experiences to refresh and rejuvenate work-weary delegates. The property's event space covers 2,500m2, while incentive facilities include two outdoor pools, and a variety of restaurants including the first Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill outside the UK.
www.fairmont.com

FOR LARGE GROUPS ...
The Rocco Forte Hotel - Abu Dhabi
The 281-room five-star luxury property is set to open in June within easy reach of downtown Abu Dhabi and the international airport. Event space at the 12-floor property will include extensive conference facilities with dedicated lifts. They comprise three large meeting rooms that can be combined into one, two boardrooms, two break-out rooms, a VIP majlis (sitting) area and a further 800m2 of space that can hold 500 delegates. Book incentive groups into the luxurious 500m2 health club and spa, which offers nine treatment rooms, a sauna, Jacuzzi, hammam, fitness club and yoga studio.
www.roccofortecollection.com

DIRECTORY
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority
Contact: Angela Bates
Tel: 020 7201 6401
Email: angela@abudhabitourism.co.uk
Web: www.abudhabitourism.ae

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