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Visitor registration

The world's greatest skills competition is coming to ADNEC in Abu Dhabi this October. Entry is free, but you need to register.


Opening hours

Sunday, 15 October 2017             10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Monday, 16 October 2017            9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017            9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017       9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre)

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will take place at ADNEC, located between Abu Dhabi International Airport and the heart of Abu Dhabi. For visitors arriving via Dubai, ADNEC is a 90 minutes drive away.

Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
ADNEC Call Centre: 800 23632
Telephone: +971 2 444 6900

By taxi

TransAD operates Abu Dhabi’s taxi network. To book a taxi through TransAD, please call 600 535353.

Taxis are available from ADNEC at the adjacent Aloft Hotel entrance. If you are travelling by taxi from Abu Dhabi Airport, ADNEC is a 20 minutes drive and 15 minutes away from Abu Dhabi Corniche.

By car

Public parking will be available at ADNEC Car Park A. For detailed driving directions, please see ADNEC's website. As you approach ADNEC, please follow signs for Car Park A and park according to directions from ADNEC Traffic Management and Security Staff.

By bus

Please follow signs for Transport Hub D, located directly opposite the Premier Inn, for the drop-off/pickup point for groups. Please email your intended date and time of arrival to and we will send you a printable vehicle access permit.

By air

Abu Dhabi International Airport is 15 minutes from ADNEC. Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. 

e-Man Services is WorldSkills Abu Dhabi’s official local transport provider for non-delegate groups. e-Man can provide both standard and bespoke services, which will cater for all your transportation needs whilst attending WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. For more information and pricing, please contact: