Discovery Day

  • Discovery Day

    Explore a full day of experiential networking and knowledge with the ibtm arabia community! Discovery Day (in partnership with Hala Abu Dhabi) will kick off with exhibitors and Hosted Buyers learning all about leadership and maximising potential from our Keynote Speaker, Dr Tommy Weir. 

    Attendees will then experience 1 of 4 different excursions to discover what Abu Dhabi has to offer. All 4 groups will meet up for a one-of-a-kind evening reception in the desert bringing the first night to an eventful close.  

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  • 4 First-class excursions

    Abu Dhabi city tour

    A variation of our classic 'Hala's Story of Abu Dhabi', the tour will start with a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the largest mosque in the UAE.

    Following a drive along the popular Corniche and the famous Abu Dhabi skyline you will proceed for a photo stop close to one of Abu Dhabi's most iconic landmarks.

    Thereafter, the guests will drive along the Saadiyat Island highway, taking them past the Louvre and Guggenheim Museums and on to Manarat Al Saadiyat, before heading to Yas Island to explore the famous Yas Island Leisure drive.

    Falcon tour

    This unique 2-hour tour offers a rare opportunity to see falcons up close and personal. Gain insight into the world of the majestic birds.

    At the hospital's large free-flight aviary, you will see the falcons flying free, but the highlight of the tour is the extraordinary opportunity to have a falcon sit on your arm in the beautiful hospital gardens.

    You'll be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget!



    Yas Island attractions

    Enjoy a fun and action filled day at one of the famous Yas Parks located in the heart of Yas Island.

    The world's largest indoor and first Ferrari theme park gives you the opportunity to experience a vast array of unique rides, attractions and shows including the world's fastest roller coaster.

    Alternatively, you can visit Yas Waterworld and the longest suspended rollercoaster in the Middle East, 43 rides, slides, attractions.  

    Abu Dhabi city challenge

    The Hala Abu Dhabi City Challenge will have you competing against each other in a fun yet educational way.

    At each location, your team will need to complete a challenge before being handed an envelope which will contain clues related to that particular location. Upon completion, they will be advised on the next location.

    The team who finishes the entire course in the fastest time with the most points will be crowned the winners.  

  • Desert safari & dinner

    At the end of the excursion, you'll be picked up from the hotel by a luxury 4x4 vehicle and taken on a voyage of discovery into the Arabian desert. After a gentle off-road drive through the sand dunes, you'll visit a camel farm and watch a falcon show at the top of the dunes before seeing the sun set.

    Once you've reached the traditional Arabic themed camp, you'll be treated to a range of activities such as henna painting and camel riding.

    Prepare to be swept away by our endless activities taking place throughout the evening and enjoy dinner under the starlit sky.

  • Hala Abu Dhabi

    Hala Abu Dhabi is the Destination Management Company and Professional Conference Organiser specialist division of Etihad Airways, offering a fully integrated logistical solution for your event and travel needs. Their core values, safety, education, and enjoyment are at the heart of their business, and are delivered with precision, process, and passion.

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  • Need more information?

    Would you like to have more information about the show? Get in touch with our dedicated customer service team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about participating at our show.

    Customer Service
    T: +44 (0)208 271 2143 

Partners & Sponsors

Abu Dhabi Tourism BCD Etihad Airways Hala Abu Dhabi Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Neumann and Muller Poken Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Rotana The Vision

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