Discovery Day

  • Discovery Day

    2017 Discovery Day (in partnership with Hala Abu Dhabi) kicked off with exhibitors and Hosted Buyers learning all about leadership and maximising potential from our Keynote Speaker, Dr Tommy Weir. 

    Attendees experienced 1 of 4 different excursions* to discover what Abu Dhabi has to offer. All 4 groups met up for a one-of-a-kind evening reception in the desert, which brought the first night to an eventful close. 

    View the 2017 event programme

  • 4 First-class excursions

    Abu Dhabi city tour

    A variation of  the classic 'Hala's Story of Abu Dhabi', the tour started with a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Following a drive along the popular Corniche and the famous skyline, guests stopped for a photo at one of Abu Dhabi's most iconic landmarks.

    There was then a drive along the Saadiyat Island highway, going 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 tour offered a rare opportunity to see falcons up close and personal to gain insight into the world of the majestic birds.

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

    This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience attendees will never forget!



    Yas Island attractions

    This was 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 gave attendees the opportunity to experience a vast array of unique rides, attractions and shows including the world's fastest roller coaster.

    Alternatively, there was also the opportnity to 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 had attendees competing against each other in a fun yet educational way.

    At each location, the teams needed to complete a challenge before being handed an envelope which contained clues related to that particular location. Upon completion, they were advised on the next location.

    The team who finished the entire course in the fastest time with the most points were crowned the winners.  

  • Desert safari & dinner

    At the end of the excursion, attendees were 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, there was a visit to a camel farm and the a falcon show at the top of the dunes before seeing the sun set.

    Once the traditional Arabic themed camp was reached,  attendees were treated to a range of activities such as henna painting and camel riding.

  • 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 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:

    T: +44 (0)208 271 2143 

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