Please note that, in accordance with host committee and country protocol, only non-alcoholic beverages will be served at social events.

Welcome reception

Sunday 22 September, 17:00 – 18:00

Exhibition Hall

The Abu Dhabi Host Committee invites all participants and accompanying persons for a warm and festive welcome reception immediately after the opening ceremony. All guests will be treated to drinks and a selection of typical Emirati food in the perfect setting for catching up with old friends and making new ones. 

FIP Fun Run 

Tuesday 24 September, 06:00 – 07:00


For the eighth year the FIP congress will include a 5km fun run. The FIP Fun Run is an excellent event promoting a healthy lifestyle, and an alternative networking opportunity for delegates. We ask runners to register their interest in advance, as places are limited. The 10 Euro fee is a donation to the FIP Foundation, which helps the development of programmes to advance the pharmacy profession. The fun run/walk starts at 06:00 sharp and consists of a 1km loop x 5. Make sure you arrive on time.

Dress code: Shoulders need to be covered, no bare midriffs – a T-shirt and shorts will be fine.

YPG (Young Pharmacists Group) Evening

Tuesday 24 September, 19:30

Pacifico Tiki Bar & Restaurant (address on the ticket)

Section dinners

Monday 23 September, 20:00 – 22:30

YAS Marina (Formula 1 Racing) Circuit (address on the ticket)

Academic Pharmacy Section
Clinical Biology Section
Community Pharmacy Section
Health and Medicines Information
Section Hospital Pharmacy Section
Industrial Pharmacy Section
Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section


Closing dinner

Thursday 26 September, 19:30 – 23:00

Emirates Palace

A lavishly imagined dream, Emirates Palace offers you a magical location to enjoy the quintessence of award-winning 5-star luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences. With its award-winning culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an unrivalled Arabian fantasy. Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, 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 ethereal experience. Emirates Palace is truly one of the most inspiring hotels in Abu Dhabi, and we look forward to welcoming you there for a magnificent closing dinner for this congress. The address of the venue is printed on your ticket.

Dinner Tickets

Tickets for all the above-mentioned dinners may be purchased when registering online for the congress.