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Updated May 2024

The Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) will be back for its 13th edition, promising an even grander scale following its successful 2024 event, which attracted over 35,000 visitors. Get ready to ignite the geek within you as this ultimate pop culture extravaganza is primed to showcase some of the world’s most prominent fandoms, franchises, and brands in Film, TV, Sci-Fi, Anime, Manga, Comics, Collectibles, and beyond!

Read on as Wego delves into every aspect of the MEFCC 2025 event.

MEFCC 2025 dates and location

The 13th edition of MEFCC is scheduled to commence on 18 April 2025, and will run for three consecutive days until 20 April 2025. Abu Dhabi is the host city for the 2025 event, and following the pattern of previous years, it will most likely be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Easily accessible by road from Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Dubai, it’s merely a 15-minute trip from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Please note: Apart from the date, many details of the 2025 event are not yet available. We will update the following sections once any information becomes available. Until then, below is the data from the 2024 event. Keep reading to learn about what happened last year to get an idea of what to expect for the 2025 event.

MEFCC 2024 key highlights

The intersection of pop culture is where art finds its interpreters, fostering growth and exposure for all attendees. The Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) offers numerous attractions, some of which are highlighted below:

Meet the Stars

Experience an exclusive opportunity to engage personally with your favourite pop culture icons. Beyond mere interviews or Q&A sessions, meet them, interact, secure autographs, and capture moments with them in photographs. Elevate your experience with the Ultimate VIP pass for a personal moment—engage in genuine conversations, express admiration, and seize a special selfie as a treasured memento.

Artist Alley

A vibrant platform promoting both established and emerging artists, the Artist Alley provides a showcase for their latest creations, art sales, commission requests, and networking opportunities with fellow artists.

Please note that while the Artist Alley is currently fully booked, you can fill out the waitlist form to be notified in case of availability.

Festival Plaza

The outdoor stage hosts three days of tightly scheduled programs, offering entertainment, music, activities, F&B, and a space for participants to relax and engage openly with friends and the community. This area also hosts the much-awaited fan-favourite cosplay competition.

Main Stage

The epitome of convergence between creators and consumers, Main Stage is a haven for enthusiasts in comics, movies, TV shows, anime, gaming, and pop culture.

Immerse yourself in celebrity panels, interviews, engaging community sessions, and exclusive fan screenings, and connect with like-minded individuals such as geeks, filmmakers, aspiring actors, and animators.

Japanese Village

Abu Dhabi welcomes Tokyo and Kyoto through the Japanese Village. The Kabuki Stage features a variety of Japanese performances, dances, karaoke challenges, and sing-alongs. Engage in Origami workshops, Japanese Calligraphy, Shuriken practice, and more interactive activities.

Gaming Arena

The ultimate gaming paradise returns! Competitive gamers partake in tournaments and challenges across consoles for cash prizes, goodies, and bragging rights.

Experience exclusive gameplay of an unreleased game and explore a market showcasing gaming retailers offering headsets, mice, keyboards, accessories, controllers, and more.

MEFCC 2024 tickets

Standard ticket

This is the most affordable ticket class; purchase your tickets in advance and enjoy savings off door prices! Tickets are available through Platinumlist Tickets or Virgin Megastore Tickets.

1 Day Pass – AED 145

The one-day pass grants standard access for any single day of the MEFCC. Holders of this pass can access the Main Stage, Gaming Arena, and Festival Plaza, and have the opportunity to meet the Stars.

Please note that Autograph or Photograph Vouchers need separate purchases at the venue from 9 to 11 February 2024.

3 Day Pass – AED 330

The three-day pass includes all the benefits of the one-day pass, providing access for all three days of the event.

VIP ticket

The VIP ticket offers extensive benefits compared to a standard ticket. Tickets can be purchased through Platinumlist Tickets or Virgin Megastore Tickets.

The VIP ticket comes in three different classes, each with unique benefits:

VIP Passes – AED 800

  • 1 x Autograph OR Photograph Vouchers
  • priority VIP Queue Access to Meet the Stars (VIP Line)
  • priority queues to purchase additional Meet the Star vouchers
  • VIP Ticket Collection Point – skip the long queues!
  • early access on Day 1 of MEFCC – be the first to explore the excitement and secure your favourite merchandise
  • 3-Day VIP Access to MEFCC
  • MEFCC Exclusive Tote Bag
  • front row seating at the Main stage – Access reserved for VIPs 15 minutes before the session begins for the best spot upfront
  • explore the Comic Creators
  • live entertainment on the Festival Stage in the Festival Plaza in your favourite F&B!

Super VIP – AED 2,500

  • 4 x Autograph OR Photograph Vouchers
  • priority VIP Queue (Super VIP Line) Access to Meet the Stars
  • priority queues to purchase additional Meet the Star vouchers
  • VIP Ticket Collection Point – skip the long queues!
  • early access on Day 1 of MEFCC to explore and grab your favourite merchandise
  • 3-Day VIP Access to MEFCC
  • super VIP Swag Bag with exclusive merchandise
  • front row seating at the Main stage – Access reserved for VIPs 15 minutes before the session begins
  • explore the Comic Creators
  • enjoy live entertainment on the Festival Stage in the Festival Plaza and indulge in your favourite F&B!

Ultimate VIP – AED 5,350

  • 10 x Autograph OR Photograph vouchers with celebrities at Meet the Stars
  • 30-minute encounter to meet your favourite celebrities!
  • dedicated Fast Track Access to Meet the Stars (Ultimate VIP Line)
  • priority VIP Queue to Meet the Stars
  • priority queues to purchase additional Meet the Star vouchers
  • VIP Ticket Collection Point – skip the long queues!
  • early access on Day 1 of MEFCC
  • 3-Day VIP Access to MEFCC
  • ultimate VIP Swag Bag with exclusive merchandise
  • parking included
  • exclusive badge for autographs – a keepsake to remember your Ultimate VIP experience
  • front row seating at the Main stage – Access reserved for VIPs 15 minutes before the session begins
  • explore the Comic Creators
  • enjoy live entertainment on the Festival Stage in the Festival Plaza and indulge in your favourite F&B!

 

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