The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) launched a plan for expanding the facilities and infrastructure of the group’s centres in Abu Dhabi and London (Excel London). According to the company, the expansion plans will boost ADNEC’s competitiveness and ability to attract and hold major international events for all sectors.
The development operations at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre include building the largest exhibition hall in the Middle East and North Africa region and boast an overall area of 10,000 square meters. This will be located at the Marina across from the Centre, and will be the first of its kind in the region to be located on a waterfront, ADNEC claims.
Development will commence for the area across from the Grand Platform at the centre, which will add over 10,000 square meters by adding areas for outdoor activities, thereby raising the total outdoor space for exhibitions at this area by 70% to reach 24,000 square meters.
Expansion and development work at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will increase the overall interior space for exhibitions by 12% to reach 92,000 square meters, while the overall outdoor space for exhibitions will exceed 59,000 square meters, increasing the overall area of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre by 7% to over 151,000 square meters.
Development work for the ExCeL London centre in the UK which is owned fully by ADNEC, will include beginning the third stage of expanding its facilities. This involves adding 25,000 square meters of space for exhibitions, establishing new halls for meeting and conferences, and adding several services facilities across three floors, which will increase the centre’s overall space by 25% to reach 125,000 square meters.