UMEX 2024

January 22-25, 2024
United Arab Emirates
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Key Details Dates: January 22-25, 2024 Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC),  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Organizer: Capital Events
About UMEX 2024

UMEX 2024 is the 6th edition of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference. Billed as the only event in the Middle East dedicated to drones, robotics, components and unmanned systems, UMEX (Unmanned Systems Exhibition) and SimTEX (Simulation and Training Exhibition) 2024 will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

When is UMEX Abu Dhabi?

Hosted from 22-25 January 2024, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the UMEX 2024 event will feature a dedicated commercial zone. This expansion is designed to align with the global commercial unmanned sector’s immense potential; highlighting the many advantages unmanned systems can bring to defense, ecology, the environment, civil applications, and humanitarian efforts.

UMEX and SimTEX Abu Dhabi

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The high-profile event offers access to both regional and international networks, enabling the sharing of important views and experiences with key-players in the field.

UMEX Abu Dhabi will showcase industry leading and growing unmanned systems segments from the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions. The event is ideally positioned to provide a professional platform for manufacturers to meet operators and establish lucrative business relationships, whilst promoting the benefits of unmanned systems within defense, environment, civil and humanitarian sectors.

Why Attend UMEX and SIMTEX?

Building on the success of the previous UMEX conferences and exhibitions, the Middle East region is ready to welcome a bigger and better UMEX show in 2024, including the Simulation and Training (SIMTEX) zone first introduced in 2022, which reflects the growth and investment in this sector by the UAE and GCC countries. The 4 day event will also provide the opportunity to:

  • Meet local and international manufacturers and providers of components required for unmanned systems in the air (UAVs), ground (UGVs), surface (USVs) and underwater (UUVs)
  • Source unmanned systems, equipment, technologies, and vehicles
  • Attend the Unmanned Systems Conference (January 22nd 2024)
  • Watch live unmanned systems demonstrations
  • Network with regional Governments, Armed Forces, Official Delegations, academia and industry peers.

Where is UMEX 2024?

UMEX is hosted at ADNEC – The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Situated in the capital of the UAE; Abu Dhabi, ADNEC is close to Abu Dhabi International Airport and 90 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Abu Dhabi is referred to not only as a gateway to the Middle East, but to the entire MENA region.

“The UMEX and SimTEX exhibitions, the only exhibitions of their kind in the Middle East region in this vital and futuristic field, reflect the vision of our wise leadership to promote the latest technologies that support stability and national security and drive sustainable development.” – His Excellency Major General Dr. Mubarak Saeed bin Ghafan Al Jabri, Deputy Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee.

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