About UMEX 2024

Building on the success of the previous Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in 2016, 2018 & 2020, launched during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), the Middle East region is ready to welcome a bigger and better UMEX show in 2024, with a broader scope which will include a Simulation and Training (SIMTEX) zone to reflect the growth and investment in the UAE and GCC countries.

UMEX and SIMTEX are ideally positioned to provide a professional platform for manufacturers to meet operators and establish lucrative business relationships while promoting the ecological, environmental, civil and humanitarian benefits of unmanned systems and military simulation and training.

Supported by UAE Armed Forces GHQ and attended by regional government delegations, agencies, industry, military and civilian authorities, the event will be the ideal business platform to promote unmanned systems technology and capability to a dedicated and focused industry audience.
Keeping pace with the forefront of industry innovations and market requirements – UMEX 2024 will be a standalone show which will feature an exhibition, conference and live flying demonstrations and will provide an ideal platform to discuss the latest developments, trends and innovations in the UAS sector.

In 2024, UMEX will feature a Simulation & Training (SIMTEX) section which will promote cooperation among the Armed Services, Industry, Academia and various Government Agencies in pursuit of improved training and education programmes identification of common training issues and development of multiservice programmes.

As a part of Vision 2030, Abu Dhabi will concentrate on developing its capabilities in the manufacturing and maintenance of civil and military aerospace equipment and parts, defence electronics and other equipment and space apparatus.

UMEX will be addressing changes in the market environment and will develop the ideal business platform that will meet the objectives of the UAE Armed Forces.


  • Indoor Exhibition area
  • Outdoor displays
  • Unmanned Systems Conference
  • Daily live demonstrations
  • Official delegations visits
  • Networking events
  • Unique branding opportunities


  • Indoor exhibition area
  • SIMTEX Conference
  • Product presentations
  • Official international delegations
  • Networking evening
  • Unique branding opportunities


All solution providers of products and services for the unmanned and SIMTEX defence sectors looking to promote in the UAE, GCC and wider international communities.


  • Showcase your latest innovations to a qualified and targeted audience
  • Access key decision makers from emerging markets
  • Network with senior military and industry leaders
  • Hear about the latest military simulation training requirements across the GCC and Middle East
  • Be part of the largest unmanned system exhibition in the MENA region


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