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ADNEC Boosts Abu Dhabi’s Economy

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)'s impact on the emirate's economy surged 26 percent to AED3.47

billion (USD945 million) in 2015, as the result of a 13 percent growth in the number of events hosted by Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and Al Ain Convention Centre.

The happenings attracted 1.8 million visitors from across the world, analysed Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, acting group CEO, ADNEC. He also revealed that in 2015, the company welcomed 12 new exhibitions and witnessed a steep 110 percent rise in the specialised conferences and congresses segment.

"ADNEC also contributed to the high occupancy levels of hotels in the UAE delivering a total of 522,000 guest nights, a surge of 21 percent [over] 2014. Of this, 420,000 guest nights were recorded in Abu Dhabi alone," Al Dhaheri concluded.