Focus on Abu Dhabi 2022

Focus on Abu Dhabi 2022

Location: Abu Dhabi
Event Date: December 7, 2022

Dhs. 3,000.00Dhs. 3,800.00  

  • USD: 3,000.00$ - 3,800.00$

Educational and Informative Conference
Behind the Scenes Tours
Visits of the latest lifestyle destinations in Abu Dhabi
Networking opportunities

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Coming up next for MENALAC, is a very exciting 2-day event that will shine the light on Abu Dhabi and its many award-winning destinations, and expound on - What has it been to masterplan the future of Fun in Abu Dhabi? What makes Abu Dhabi a unique entertainment destination? How are the mega operations managed? What does the future hold for the entertainment scene in the capital sheikhdom of UAE? What makes Abu Dhabi a city of superlatives? What are the regulations and safety benchmarks that leading operators follow here?

The 2-day event will include:

An Educational and Informative Conference with many industry-leading speakers from the Abu Dhabi Leisure and Entertainment Space
Behind-the-Scenes Tours and insights into some of Abu Dhabi’s latest and greatest attractions, and most prominent leisure & entertainment facilities.

Visits to experience some of the latest lifestyle destinations in Abu Dhabi that mix Entertainment with F&B Networking opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow industry professionals

The multi-awards-winning attractions that we will visit include Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Clymb, Al Qana and National Aquarium

The event will look to attract a mix of local, regional and global audiences. Optional Hotel Accommodation Supplement Costs will be provided. It will be a ticketed event with special rates for members. Limited Sponsorship Opportunities will be up for taking.


DAY 1: Wednesday, 07 December, 2022
Time Details
08:00:08:30 Registration
08:30-09:30 Networking Coffee at Ferrari World Cinema
Conference Begins at Ferrari World Cinema
13:15-14:15 Networking Lunch at Ristorante Cavallino, Ferrari World.
14:15-15:00 Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Ferrari World – Ride Opportunity on selected rides
15:00-16:30 Behind-The-Scenes Tour of CLYMB
16:30-17:45 Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Warner Bros Abu Dhabi – Ride Opportunity on selected rides
17:45- 18:30 Check -in at WB hotel for those with accommodation
18:30-19:00 Transfer to CENTRAL
19:00-21:30 Networking Dinner at CENTRAL, Yas Bay
21:30-22:00 Transfer to WB Hotel
22:00 Day 1 ends: Optional Accommodation at Warner Bros Hotel, Abu Dhabi
DAY 1: Wednesday, 07 December, 2022 - Conference at Ferrari World Cinema
Time Details
09:30-13:00 Conference Begins at Ferrari World Cinema
09:40-10:00 Welcome Address by Silvio Liedtke, Vice-President of MENALAC and CEO, Landmark Leisure
10:00-10:05 Program & Introductions
Mike Rigby, Chairperson of MENALAC Events Committee,
Executive VP, Middle East & India, Whitewater
10:05-10:40 Yas Island – The Making of a Unique Entertainment Destination
Mohammad Al Zaabi, CEO, MIRAL Group
10:40-11:10 Warner Bros Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Seaworld Abu Dhabi – An Insight on Mega Project Operations
Julien Kauffmann, CEO, MIRAL Experiences
11:10-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:10 Creating a City of Superlatives – National Aquarium, Pixoul Gaming, Circuit X & Sea World Abu Dhabi
Panelists: Paul Hamilton (General Manager, National Aquarium & Pixoul Gaming), Hadi Fakhoury (CEO, Tamana Adventures), Glenn Davidson (Advisor, Portfolio Department, MIRAL)
Moderated by: Chris Swartz (General Manager, Wild Wadi)
12:10-12:40 Abu Dhabi Health & Safety Regulations: Current & Future Plans for Compliance with International Norms and Regulations
Sadiya Salem Al Menhali, Section Head, Policies and Systems, Public Health System Department
12:40-13:00 Why Abu Dhabi Attractions Plan to cater to a Growing Market of Autistic and People of Determination
Dr. Binu George, Head of Pediatric Division, NMC, Maral Jule Bedoyan, Education and Learning Resources Manager of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Emma Jane Forrest, Training Manager, Marine & Waterpark Operations, Aquaventure – Atlantis
Moderated by: Hany Nafad, IBCCES
DAY 2: Thursday, 08 December, 2022
Time Details
08:30-09:30 Networking Breakfast at Warner Bros Hotel, Abu Dhabi – (Venue-Stage 16A)
09:30-10:15 Transfer to Qasr Al Watan
10:15-11:15 Visit to Qasr Al Watan
11:15-12:00 Transfer to Al Qana
12:00-16:00 12:00 – 12:15 hrs: Welcome & Introductory Speech by Stuart Gissing & Paul Hamilton.
12:15 – 13:00 hrs: Lunch at The Bridge
13:00 – 14:00 hrs: Behind-The-Scenes Tour of the National Aquarium
14:00 – 15:00 hrs: Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Pixoul Gaming
15:00 – 16:00 hrs: Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Cinemacity
16:00-17:00 Transfer back to Warner Bros Hotel, Abu Dhabi


  • Mohammad Al Zaabi
    MIRAL Group
  • Julien Kauffmann
    Farah Experiences
  • Paul Hamilton
    General Manager
    National Aquarium & Pixoul Gaming
  • Hadi Fakhoury
    Tamana Adventures (Circuit X)
  • Glenn Davidson
    Portfolio Department, MIRAL
  • Chris Swartz
    General Manager
    Wild Wadi
  • Sadiya Salem Al Menhali
    Section Head, Policies and Systems
    Public Health System Department
  • Dr. Binu
    Head of Pediatric division
  • Maral Jule Bedoyan
    Education & Learning Resources Manager
  • Emma Jane Forrest
    Training Manager, Marine & Waterpark Operations
    Aquaventure - Atlantis
  • Hany Nafad
    Director of Business Development

Sponsors & Partners

  • Title Sponsor

  • Venue Sponsor

  • Networking Dinner Sponsor

  • Technology & Ticketing Sponsor

  • Hospitality Sponsor

  • Education Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available; a member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your businesses objectives.

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