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Abu Dhabi’s du Forum: the ultimate events venue

Abu Dhabi’s du Forum provides a versatile events space for any occasion

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Abu Dhabi's spectacular events venue: du Forum
Abu Dhabi's spectacular events venue: du Forum 

Nestled in the heart of Yas Island, the du Forum is the ultimate events venue. Purpose-built and uniquely designed to provide unsurpassed versatility, the venue is the perfect fit for a wide range of events. Offering one of the largest pillar-less event spaces in the whole of Abu Dhabi, the du Forum’s blank canvas allows organisers and planners the freedom to fashion an event tailored to their every wish, and ensure a lasting impression in the memories of their delegates and guests.

Du Forum

  • 2,500sq m of indoor, pillar-less space
  • 60,000 sq m car park with parking for 1,500 cars
  • Outdoor activation areas for additional events space
  • Onsite production offices and speaker green rooms
  • Seven internationally recognised hotels in walking distance
  • Seven minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, and only 45 minutes from Dubai
  • 4,000 for standing cocktail reception
  • 2,500 in theatre-style plenary session
  • 1,500 for a gala dinner
  • 120 exhibition booth spaces

An exceptional destination
The du Forum is perfectly located to take advantage of all Yas Island and Abu Dhabi has to offer. As Yas Island rapidly builds its reputation as the region’s prime leisure and entertainment location, the destination’s success at attracting regional and international business tourism is also on the rise. Located only seven minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 45 minutes from Dubai, Yas Island is the perfect place to inspire guests with a unique environment without the burden of being off the beaten track.

With seven hotels (rated from three to five stars), and attractions offering exceptional service and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Yas Island is built to fulfil all of your business needs. The island is home to world-class facilities such as Yas Marina Circuit (the official host of the famous Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix), O1NE Yas Island and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – the world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park). However, your team and clients will also be thrilled to find themselves in a stunning natural environment, featuring mangrove-fringed islands, turquoise waters and warm sandy Yas Beach.

An expanding repertoire

Built in 2009 to host live music events by Flash Entertainment, the du Forum has surpassed its original objective and now fulfils a pivotal role in Abu Dhabi as a multi-purpose events venue. Business Destinations has recognised it as Best Venue for Corporate Events, Middle East, 2013.

With its management now in the hands of Global Spectrum – a US company which operates public assembly facilities and is a fully owned subsidiary of Comcast Spectator, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment group – the versatile venue is poised to add MICE to Yas Island’s existing leisure and entertainment proposition.

The award-winning du Forum offers Abu Dhabi's MICE visitors a unique alternative to hotel ballrooms
The award-winning du Forum offers Abu Dhabi’s MICE visitors a unique alternative to hotel ballrooms

Between hosting international acts such as DJ Tiesto, Tom Jones, Scissor Sisters and Dora the Explorer, the du Forum is now filling its calendar with international conferences, gala dinners, corporate family fun days and community events such as the Abu Dhabi Pet Show. The fully air-conditioned facility, which covers 2,520sq m, offers the largest plenary space on Yas Island, perfectly complementing the smaller hotel ballrooms and meeting rooms, as well as offering delegates access to some of the world’s most unique team-building and leisure experiences.

Du Forum is filling its calendar with international conferences, gala dinners and community events, such as the Abu Dhabi Pet Show

Endless possibilities
Built from high tensile steel and covered with a unique ‘Duraskin’ membrane, the superior craftsmanship of the du Forum allows production companies and event organisers some of the most creative event space in the world. The pillar-less, fully air-conditioned event space can accommodate all business elements relevant to the MICE market.The venue offers the flexibility to host stimulating plenary sessions, inspirational gala dinners and thought-provoking exhibitions. By leaving the hotel ballroom behind, delegates will find a unique venue with endless possibilities.

Organisers will further benefit from the hands-on and customer-focused philosophy of the Global Spectrum management team at du Forum. The fastest-growing venue management firm in the world today, the Global Spectrum portfolio includes some of the largest and most modern venues in the US, Canada, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. This international expertise coupled with regional experience and know-how ensures first class handling of every event.

Organisers will also be able to take advantage of a full range of in-house equipment including a performance stage, tiered seating system, banqueting chairs and tables, LED screens, and an integrated lighting system for theming both the internal and external structures of the venue. Coupled with a list of preferred suppliers and partners, the du Forum has all bases covered to ensure a successful event.

For further information email info@duforum.ae

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