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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We are getting ready to approve the new ISO Strategy 2030 at ISO week in Abu Dhabi. We rely on the innovation, flexibility and openness of our members to make this a success.

At ISO Week 2020 we will focus on generating new ideas and an open mindset because the future starts now. Are you ready?

About Abu Dhabi

Founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water, Abu Dhabi, meaning “Land of the Gazelle” in Arabic, flaunts its deeply rooted commitment to culture and heritage in its name. This simple island settlement has since been transformed into the high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates, a bustling metropolis enveloping the warm, welcoming nature of Arabian hospitality. Wondrous natural sites hallmark the city alongside its evolving skyline, with Liwa Oasis in the south harbouring some of the largest and most beautiful sand dunes in the world, and the garden city of Al Ain, home to several heritage sites, settled on the foothills of Jebel Hafeet. Being a place where opportunities are born and embraced, Abu Dhabi has also grown into a center for world-class sporting events including but not limited to, Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, the prestigious Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge cross-country rally, and the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Between the land and sea, old and new, Abu Dhabi’s legacies not only stretch back to centuries of pearl diving and journeys across sand dunes, but also speak of the present. Abu Dhabi is a doubtlessly awe-inspiring city, built on a firm link to the past, and a progressive readiness for the new.

The official Tourism portal of Abu Dhabi.


For those needing a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates, this can be done online (more information available on the UAE Visa information website). Visa requests for the General Assembly will be handled once the meeting registration is open.

Contact for VISA  

Mr Fahad Al Khatibi
Head of Administration Affairs 
+971 50 455 5735

Contact for Invitation letter

If you need an invitation letter, please contact:

Mr Hafez Jawabreh
+971 56 890 1195


ESMA have selected a number of hotels situated close to the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers where ISO week will take place. We have negotiated special rates with a range of establishments. By using the links provided to make the reservation, ISO discounts will be automatically applied.

Hotel Distance Stars Price

Etihad Towers

0 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 495

Royal M Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi

Car: 10 min ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 350

St Regis Abu Dhabi

Walk: 10 min
Car: 5 min
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 450

Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort Abu Dhabi Corniche

Walk: 7 min ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 250

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana

Walk: 7 min
Car: 3 min
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 350

Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Walk: 10 min
Car: 5 min
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 340

Majlis Grand Mercure Residence Abu Dhabi

Car: 15 min ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 300

Bab Al Qaser Hotel

Walk: 5 min
Car: 3 min
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 400


Car: 10 min ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 350

Grand Hyatt

Walk: 4 min
Car: 2 min
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

AED 500

Please note that all members are required to book and pay for their own accommodation.
The above rates are inclusive of all taxes and breakfast for one person.
All prices are in Emirati Dirhams.

Contact for hotels

Mr Farooq Munib
Senior Administrator
+971 50 812 8868

Introducing the Innovation Marketplace

If you have an innovative practice that you would like to share with other members, join the Innovation Marketplace! This exhibition and networking space will feature dedicated booths showcasing cool new ideas in standardization.
Stay tuned, more information on this exciting initative to come.

What we are looking for

As an ISO member, you will be able to have a dedicated booth to display one or more innovative practices you have successfully implemented, for example:

  • Changes in your processes
  • New products you have launched
  • Strategies to engage with stakeholders (young people, policy makers, etc.)
  • Initiatives to improve diversity
  • New ways of collaborating with other members
  • Campaigns promoting the benefits of standards
  • Projects to improve participation in international standardization
  • Foresight
  • Other innovations

If you have any questions, contact


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Klaus Hatlanek
Events Manager