FAQs for SALT Abu Dhabi



Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. It is also the capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates. Abu Dhabi city is situated on an island off the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. As of 2019, Abu Dhabi’s urban area has an estimated population of 1.45 million people.

Abu Dhabi houses local and federal government offices, is the seat of the United Arab Emirates Government, the Supreme Oil Council, home to the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE. Abu Dhabi's rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the massive oil and gas reserves and production, relatively high average income of its population, has transformed the city into a large and advanced metropolis. The city serves as both the country's center of political and industrial activities, and a major cultural and commercial center. Abu Dhabi accounts for about two-thirds of the roughly $400-billion United Arab Emirates economy.


Government-issued identification is required for entry into Abu Dhabi. Please visit the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to determine what documentation you will need.

SALT has also secured discounted rates for flights to Abu Dhabi courtesy of our travel partner Etihad Airways, accessible here.


SALT has worked with Emirates Palace, as well as neighboring properties, to secure discounted rates for delegates of SALT Abu Dhabi. Current offerings are listed here by distance from Emirates Palace. All rates are displayed in United Arab Emirates Dirham.


Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Capital of the United Arab Emirates and only 40 minutes from the airport, Emirates Palace is grand in both its design and myriad of offerings. From a 1.3 km pristine beach, landscaped pools and a private marina overlooking a natural bay, Emirates Palace is perfect for a once-in-a lifetime holiday or for events and meetings that make a statement, with some of the city’s largest hotel conference centres and the latest technology.

All content sessions and evening entertainment for SALT Abu Dhabi will take place at Emirates Palace from approximately 7:30am - 10:30pm.

Dress for SALT Abu Dhabi is business.