His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has visited the sixth edition of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) and Simulation Training Exhibition (SimTEX), being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

During the visit, His Highness met with key decision makers, industry experts and entrepreneurs from local and international companies and discussed the latest developments and technologies in unmanned systems in the civil and defence sectors, as well as opportunities within the UAE’s growing defence and security sector. 

His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan highlighted the UAE’s commitment to attracting breakthrough technologies and cutting-edge innovations, which further enhance the country’s position as a leading hub for advanced industries. His Highness also emphasised Abu Dhabi’s focus on driving innovation in unmanned systems, leveraging the emirate’s advanced technological ecosystem, as well as building strategic partnerships and developing talent to continue growing the sector.

His Highness was accompanied by His Excellency Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; His Excellency Ahmed Jasem Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development; His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; His Excellency Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director & Group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre; His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary General of the Advanced Technology Research Council; and His Excellency Major General Staff Dr. Mubarak Saeed bin Ghafan Al Jabri, Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee of UMEX and SimTEX.

The UMEX and SimTEX exhibitions are being organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Defence, and take place until 25 January. The event provides a platform to discuss the latest developments, trends and innovations in the UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) sector.