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Event Catalogue 2019

All You Need to Know!

Event location

Opening hours

16 September     10:00 - 17:00
17 September     10:00 - 17:00
18 September     10:00 - 16:00

Local time

The local time zone is GMT +4



During CPhI Middle East & Africa 2019 there will be free Wi-Fi available on the exhibition floor. Please note that this network will only support basic internet functionalities, such as checking emails. Due to the high usage of the internet, we cannot guarantee full speed at all times.


Please note we do not provide cloakroom services during the show. We recommend to leave your luggage in your hotel or send it already to the airport by the Airline Expo Check in. See below for further information.

Useful Travel Info

Visa Invitation Letter

International visitors might require a VISA to enter the UAE. Don’t leave this too late – it takes time to arrange a visa. We can support your application by providing you a VISA invitation letter*. Please verify on the UAE government portal if you need a visa.

* To apply for a visa invitation letter a registration key is required which you will receive in your confirmation email after pre-registering to attend CPhI Middle East & Africa. Haven’t pre-registered for the event yet? Get your free ticket here.

Flight Special Airfares

Preferential Airfares

We are proud to announce that we have chosen SkyTeam as our Official Alliance Network for air travel. Our registered Global Meetings event offers you attractive airfares, which will benefit you with up to 15% discounts and no fee for your online bookings. Book through the link here or go to Skyteam Global Meetings and enter Promocode: 4060S

Flight Special Airfares

Airline Expo Check-in

ADNEC offers the service for both passengers and baggage to check-in at the venue. Passengers travelling from Abu Dhabi International Airport can check-in at the counters located on the ground floor near the ICC hall, within 4 to 24 hours prior to departure. The opening hours of the Expo Check-in are from 09:00 to 18:00. The costs for using this service is 30 Dirham per person for check-in and luggage (unlimited pieces of luggage). You are only able to use check-in with your original passport and flight ticket.


Accommodation Partner

CPhI Middle East & Africa has teamed up with bnetwork as our Official Accommodation Partner to bring you exclusive discounts on hotels near the venue. For bookings and more information:


Useful Information

Whether you are planning a visit to Abu Dhabi or are already in the Emirate, this section provides a host of useful information to help you make the most of your time here.

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