Companion Program Overview

The FORTUNE Global Forum, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 27-29 November, offers a unique and complimentary three-day tour program for attendees' companions. 


The Companion Program will explore some of the city's most distinctive sights and experiences, including Qasr Al Watan, the magnificent Presidential Palace and iconic destination in the Middle East, and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a masterpiece of Islamic design and one of the largest and most spectacular mosques in the world.


The tour will also take in the burgeoning cultural district on Saadiyat Island and include a curator-led tour of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, which features a world-class collection reflecting the multicultural heritage of the Arab world. The Abrahamic Family House, a remarkable interfaith complex that unites a mosque, a church, and a synagogue, will be visited and attendees will meet with leaders of this diverse community for a tour and briefing that illuminates their efforts to bridge our common humanity.

Attendees will also enjoy a morning fitness activity on the pristine private beach of the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental hotel, where they will also enjoy world-class meals prepared by Michelin-starred chefs. An excursion into the desert complete with camel rides and a demonstration of traditional falconry, a vital symbol of UAE culture, will be provided, as well as a tour of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, the largest institution of its kind in the world, which serves to protect and conserve captive-bred and wild falcons' health and the falconry tradition.


The Companion Program has been carefully designed to provide a captivating experience of one of the world's most exciting and electrifying cities, offering attendees' companions an opportunity to explore the dynamic and opulent city of Abu Dhabi, a land of contrasts where old and new coexist. For more information on the companion program please contact

Travel Guidelines

Abu Dhabi is a safe and modern city that offers a unique blend of traditional and modern attractions. As a global hub, transportation and travel resources are easy to access. Because international guidelines and suppliers often change, we advise all Fortune Global Forum guests to check on the latest information, using the links below. 

Visa requirements: Please check with your local UAE Embassy for the most up-to-date visa requirements. The website for the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in China is

Local airports: The main airport in Abu Dhabi is the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), located about 32 kilometers east of the city center. An alternate airport is Dubai International Airport (DXB), a 90-minute drive from Abu Dhabi.

Ground transportation: Visitors can take a taxi from the airport or arrange with your hotel for a car service. It is recommended that guests use licensed taxis with a meter or other vetted services. 

Currency: The official currency is the UAE dirham (AED). Credit cards are widely accepted in Abu Dhabi. The official tourism site of Abu Dhabi is