New rules for organizing exhibitions in Abu Dhabi


The Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi has announced new regulatory rules that are aimed at streamlining the process of organizing and holding consumer fairs and exhibitions in the capital of the UAE.

The new regulations published on the Department’s corporate website, and the operation of the Event Licensing System, apply to consumer exhibitions and events that are available to the general public and within which trade is carried out. Both the rules themselves and the licensing system are created to ensure a high level of organization of events, corresponding to the best world practices, and meeting the needs of visitors.

Thus, Abu Dhabi is aimed to attract entrepreneurs and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises to the UAE to organize their events. Also, the purpose of innovations is the motivation of the organizers of events that are already held in the emirate, to improve their proposals.

The new rules explain the standards and procedures that are required to maintain and improve all the opportunities and services that are offered within each activity. In addition, the principles of work within the framework of the Licensing System established by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism are explained. This system was developed as a more effective and quick alternative for registering activities and obtaining a license for their holding in Abu Dhabi.

Since its launch, the Licensing System has helped to streamline and simplify the procedures for registering and issuing licenses. The system involves the use of a database for each type of event, information about it, including its category, list of speakers and program, as well as indicators of effectiveness and prospects for development, information on the achievement of goals and the success of the event.

The new rules provide recommendations of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi concerning the procedures for organizing and holding consumer fairs and exhibitions. These rules will be applied in conjunction with the principles of the Event Licensing System. They reflect the desire to optimize the process of holding events in Abu Dhabi. The goal is to attract organizers of new events, as well as a significant increase in the level of activities that are already being held in the emirate. Positive impressions of visitors will make a great contribution to improving the reputation of Abu Dhabi.