Getting to Abu Dhabi

Getting to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi offers business travellers a unique combination of benefits – the facilities and services of a leading international business centre, coupled with the attractions and recreational possibilities of a luxurious tourist destination.

Al Masaood Travel is the Official Travel Agent for SIAL Middle East 2018

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Situated half way between Tokyo and New York, Abu Dhabi’s geographical location ensures easy access from the world’s major trade centres. Business travellers can reach Abu Dhabi from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Shanghai, Cape Town or Moscow within eight hours.

The Abu Dhabi International Airport is well served by 40+ international airlines, including British Airways, Lufthansa, Gulf Air, Air France, Air India, Singapore Airlines, KLM and Cathay Pacific.

On the ground, Abu Dhabi benefits from a highly efficient road system. Journey time from the international airport to the main business district averages just 20 minutes, and just 10–15 minutes for the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

To arrange visas and flight tickets, please contact:

Airline Ticket Reservations
Hanan Matar
Tel: +971 2 5518785



Traditional hospitality and the highest standards of modern-day luxury and services come together in Abu Dhabi to offer guests an unmatched accommodation experience. From luxurious seven-star hotels and stunning beach resorts to affordable international hotel chains, the emirate has an extensive variety of accommodation options to make you feel at home.

There are a number of hotels located close to the Exhibition Centre. Please speak to our recommended travel agent to book your preferred accommodation during the event.

Our recommended travel agent for the event is Al Masaood Travel, who can also assist with your hotel accommodation requirements.

Ramesh Brahmanandan
Mobile: +971 56 6025179 | +971 55 3737304

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

Steeped in the ancient culture and heritage of Arabia, Abu Dhabi combines year-round sunshine with the contemporary chic of downtown and the spice, mystique and old-world charm of Arabian adventure. With hospitality remaining one of the most treasured values of Arab culture, Abu Dhabi will not fail to impress.

Whether you opt to stay for the weekend after the SIAL Middle East or would like to do some exploring after a day of business, we urge you to get out and discover the real Abu Dhabi.

Explore the emirate’s old souqs, sip a fragrant Arabic coffee, ride the dunes on a desert safari or dive into the dazzling marine world – there is something for everyone!

Things you should know about Abu Dhabi

  • In fewer than 50 years, Abu Dhabi has been transformed from little more than empty desert inhabited ‎by nomadic tribes into a thriving 21st century metropolis
  • Abu Dhabi city is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The wider Abu Dhabi emirate occupies ‎over 80% of the country’s total landmass
  • Unknown to most, Abu Dhabi is archipelagic with nearly 200 islands dotted along its coast
  • Abu Dhabi is on its way to becoming a global cultural centre with the creation of the Cultural District ‎on Saadiyat Island. This 27 square kilometre island will transform the UAE capital into a signature cultural, leisure and residential destination. The island will be home to the Zayed National Museum, the ‎Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a performing arts centre and maritime museum
  • Emirates Palace is one of the world’s most majestic and opulent hotels. Often mistaken for the ‎presidential palace, Emirates Palace is decorated with gold-leaf and marble, and hung with almost 1,000 ‎Swarovski crystal chandeliers
  • Abu Dhabi offers fantastic social activities. Choose from fascinating city tours, desert safaris, visit the ‎Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque – the UAE’s most imposing religious and national landmark – ‎or participate in a range of water sports in Abu Dhabi’s warm, calm waters
  • Abu Dhabi is home to the formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi grand prix. This international ‎headline race joins an impressive line-up of world-class events, which have enabled the emirate to emerge ‎as a major global events contender. These include the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge endurance race, ‎the annual Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, the Abu Dhabi ‎Desert Challenge Rally, the Abu Dhabi Red Bull Air Race and the Al Ain Aerobatics Championship.‎



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Strategic Partner


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In Collaboration with


Destination & Cultural Partner

Department of Culture & Tourism Convention Bureau

Official Travel & Destination Management Partner

Hala Abu Dhabi

Culinary Partners

Investment Partner


Retail Partner

Lulu Group International