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The Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition 2024 exhibition will take place as a face-to-face event. Between 26.11.2024 and 28.11.2024, the event will take place. The meeting will occur at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The venue will not have strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place because of the lifting of the pandemic-related restrictions that affect event complexes. Abu Dhabi at present does not feature travel bans.

A Brief Overview of Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition (ADIFE) 

Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition (ADIFE) celebrates the accomplishments of the food and beverage industry in the Middle East as well as present high quality raw ingredients, the newest in food products and food technology from around the world. The international trade fair generates strong economic interest from senior buyers with big budgets. The event is also a platform for the exchange of ideas as constituted by the packed conference program. 

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It 

ADIFE has proved itself right from the start as a trendsetter. The trade fair centers on new products and creating lasting business partnerships. The main reason to attend has to do with the superior networking opportunities and boost in direct sales. As a B2B procurement platform, ADIFE is well worth the investment in an exhibition booth. 

You tap into interesting emerging markets, reconnect with existing partners and generate qualified sales leads at the same time. The very first edition proved to be a massive success that resulted in exceptionally high-value deals. Here are key numbers: 

  • 445 exhibiting companies
  • 41 countries represented
  • 20 national pavilions
  • 30 prominent international speakers 

Industry Relevance 

The Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition (ADIFE) stands tall as one of the most significant events dedicated to the food, beverage, and hospitality sectors in the entire region. It’s one of the newest events to emerge in the Middle Eastern event calendar with an inaugural edition held back in 2022. This annual trade fair has made a solid first impression as it immediately attracted participants and visitors from around the world. ADIFE takes place at the state-of-the-art ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) in the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi. 

ADIFE promises an unrivalled showcase of cutting-edge advancements from the realms of food, beverage, and hospitality. A melting pot of global expertise, exhibitors hailing from at least 41 countries converge at this prestigious event, leveraging the dynamic and rapidly growing MENA region market to elevate their presence and expand their business horizons. The exhibition floor becomes a thriving hub of networking opportunities, allowing international businesses to forge strategic alliances and capitalise on the flourishing F&B sector. Here’s the entire portfolio: 

  • Bakery
  • Beverages
  • Catering & Food Service
  • Confectionery & Snacks
  • Culinary Concepts
  • Dairy Products
  • Dates
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Food Manufacturers & Processors
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Government Bodies
  • Grocery
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Ingredients
  • Meat & Poultry
  • Oils & Fats
  • Pulses & Grains
  • Retail & Trade
  • Sauces & Seasonings
  • Services 

Diversity and innovation take center stage at ADIFE, as a captivating schedule unfolds, comprising side activities and engaging content programming. Among the highly anticipated events are the International Latte Art Championship and the World Gourmet Show. Inquisitive minds seeking to stay ahead of the curve can glean invaluable insights at the ADIFE Talks, where critical topics shaping the future of the sector, such as Food Security and Investments, and Innovation in Food Production, are discussed and debated. 

ADIFE 2023 has demonstrated its efficacy as not just an exhibition but also a catalyst for forging meaningful partnerships and driving substantial investments. The event's importance is reflected in the impressive figures from the previous edition. On the concluding day of ADIFE, a remarkable 12 deals and 4 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were inked between government and private entities, with a cumulative value of AED 1.25 billion. The grand total of deals and MoUs reached an astounding 55 and 26, respectively, surging over AED 3.2 billion in just three days. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

The list of exhibitors impresses with inclusion of companies and organisations such as The Holy Sauce, ekko, Stassen Exports, VORAS, Al Dahra, the Indian Chain of Commerce, Food Business Gulf & Middle East, and Al Wathba Marionnet. 

The ADIFE Hosted Buyers' program guarantees the presence of qualified buyers given that it’s an exclusive and meticulously curated initiative designed to optimise your experience at the event. Over 1200 top-tier international F&B suppliers are confirmed to attend and the schedule of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings will elevate your business prospects to new heights. 

The Hosted Buyers' program is an integral part of the broader Global Buyers Program. Not only does it facilitate meaningful interactions with suppliers, but it also opens doors to discovering innovative products that can elevate your offerings and give you a competitive edge. This dynamic program goes the extra mile in helping you connect with a specific set of exhibitors, creating a platform for signing strategic partnerships with key players in the supply chain. The dedicated pavilion at the Exhibition hosts interactive sessions, providing the ideal backdrop for fruitful discussions and the forging of impactful collaborations. 

Additional Value of Attending 

It’s not a food-and-beverage event without full immersion in culinary showmanship and tastings. To this end, ADIFE offers its visitors an unforgettable experience at the World Gourmet Show, which has everything you could ever want – fine food, competitions, culinary demonstrations and even some education. Set in the backdrop of the aquaculture garden, the World Gourmet Show Kitchen provides a fascinating insight into the innovative gardening style that eschews traditional soil-based methods in favour of water and nutrients. 

As the heart of the World Gourmet Show, the kitchen becomes a hub of culinary knowledge and talent with professional chefs taking center stage. Prepare to be captivated by a series of educational sessions led by these culinary maestros, as they share their expertise and secrets of the trade. From culinary techniques to innovative recipes, these sessions are designed to enrich the knowledge and skills of both aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts.

Past editions

Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition 2023

27.11.2023 - 29.11.2023

Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition

1 300+



Exhibitor countries

18 000+



Hosted buyers

3 900 000 000

AED of trade deals signed




Exhibitor countries




Business deals

3 200 000 000

AED earned through business deals



How to get to Abu Dhabi International Food Exhibition

On Foot

On Foot

from Abu Dhabi International Airport - N/A

from Abu Dhabi central bus station - N/A


By Car

from Abu Dhabi International Airport - 21 min drive (23.7km)

from Abu Dhabi central bus station - 17min drive (10.8km)


By Public Transport

from Abu Dhabi International Airport - Bus Nr. 040 will take you to ADNEC

from Abu Dhabi central bus station - N/A