ADNEC Exhibition Halls Extension | Mace

ADNEC Exhibition Halls Extension

Mace was project manager for Phase 2 of the new facilities at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre which saw the venue double in size to become the Middle East's largest purpose-built exhibition centre with inter-connected exhibition floor space totalling more than 55,000 m².

The exhibition centre's distinctive U-shape design was achieved by constructing 5 additional exhibition halls, a multi-purpose hall with seating for more than 6,000 people, 15 meeting rooms and two multi-storey car parks with space for more than 8,000 vehicles. Also included in the build was completion of the Visitor Concourse which will grow to 18,000m², which makes it the largest air-conditioned exhibition concourse in the world.

The development saw more than 5,000 skilled workmen employed on the project in a concentrated programme of construction.


  • 27,000m² exhibition space which includes an 8,000m² multi-purpose hall (MPH)
  • Exhibition halls have a clear height of 10m
  • Multi purpose hall has a clear height of 13.5m
  • The project consists of 103,343 m³ of concrete, 3179 tons of structural steel and 2812 piles
  • The multi purpose hall contains state of the art retractable seats which are reconfigurable and allow ADNEC to cater for a conference size between 250 - 6000 delegates. The movable wall installations within the MPH allows for acoustic reconfigurable enclosures for optimum exhibition, auditorium and function facilities. The staging, sound and lighting facilities within the MPH will allow for theatrical events
  • 6, 500m² of concourse linked to Phase 1's concourse, complete with catering facilities
  • Additional facilities include a production kitchen capable of 10,000 meals per day


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
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