Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week


Abu Dhabi hosts the much-anticipated Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week. 

Organized by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), this event took place from September 25th- 30th and was centered around driving economic growth, fostering collaboration, and elevating Abu Dhabi’s status as a global tourism powerhouse.

Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week

The initiative aligned with the Emirate’s broader vision to welcome over 24 million visitors this year and boost business and leisure tourism industries, driving economic impact to the capital and beyond.

The week kicked off  with the first City Tourism Briefing event and continued with the roll-out of the Abu Dhabi Business Events Forum, The Future Hospitality Summit and The Abu Dhabi Wedding Show which our Founder Wendy El-Khoury delivered a keynote presentation at. 

To catch a glimpse into the show, keep reading: 

Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show At Emirates Palace 2023 by Tara Atkinson Photography
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show 2023 by Tara Atkinson Gala Dinner capture Photography
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show At Emirates Palace 2023 by Tara Atkinson Photography

Abu Dhabi Wedding Show: September 27th-30th

The Abu Dhabi Wedding Show (ADWS) took place from September 27th to 30th as a prominent component of the Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week, organized by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Held at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental,  this invitation-only event was designed to unite the Emirate’s travel and tourism sector with the global wedding industry, fostering its growth and reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s status as a global tourism hub.

Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show At Emirates Palace 2023 by Tara Atkinson Photography
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show At Emirates Palace 2023 by Tara Atkinson Photography
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show At Emirates Palace 2023 by Tara Atkinson Photography

ADWS emerged as an international platform where some of the world’s most influential wedding industry experts converged to share their knowledge, form new partnerships, and collectively shape the future of the wedding industry. Wedded Wonderland’s Founder, Wendy El-Khoury, graced the event as a keynote speaker, delivering an enlightening talk on the topic of ‘Strategic Positioning in the =Destination Wedding Market.’ Her insightful presentation added an invaluable dimension to the event, shedding light on essential strategies and trends in the dynamic world of destination weddings. 

Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show At Emirates Palace 2023 by Tara Atkinson Photography

This event marked a groundbreaking milestone as the first-ever B2B Wedding Show in Abu Dhabi of its kind. The flagship event attracted a diverse range of participants, including international and local wedding planners, as well as local vendors and wedding media professionals with connections to the Wedding and Celebration industry. This unique gathering served as a significant milestone in advancing Abu Dhabi’s prominence in the world of weddings and celebrations.

Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show 2023 by Tara Atkinson Gala Dinner capture Photography
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show 2023 by Tara Atkinson Gala Dinner capture Photography

The Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week was more than just a showcase; it was an invitation to explore the diverse facets of a captivating city. We hope our electrifying account has ignited your wanderlust and encouraged you to consider Abu Dhabi as your next destination!

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Abu Dhabi Wedding Show 2023 by Tara Atkinson Gala Dinner capture Photography
Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Week
Abu Dhabi Wedding Show 2023 by Tara Atkinson Gala Dinner capture Photography

READ MORE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING IN ABU DHABI

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