As always, our main priority is the safety and security of those who attend VidCon.

The following measures are in place to help ensure everyone at VidCon has the best possible time while staying safe.

All VidCon attendees are required to wear their badges at all times. This is to verify that everyone who is there — or within a particular, access-controlled area — is allowed to be there. You will not be permitted into any VidCon event space without your badge.

We have a security team stationed at all areas of the event including inside the Adnec Abu Dhabi, backstage, and at entrance and exit points around the Convention Centre.

VidCon reserves the right to conduct random bag searches upon entry or during the event. 


  • No alcohol
  • No weapons or items that can be mistaken as weapons
  • No illegal substances
  • No drones
  • No helium balloons
  • No wheels; skateboards, hoverboards, roller skates, roller blades, Heelys (or other roller shoes), scooters, wagons, rolling bags, etc. are not allowed. (Wheelchairs, strollers, mobility scooters, and other necessary mobility aids are welcome.)
  • No pets
  • No handouts of flyers, stickers, cards, or any promotional item, unless given prior approval from VidCon, business cards are okay.
  • No large bags, backpacks, or purses. Personal bags may be no larger than approximately  30cm x 30cm and are subject to search upon entry


  • No masks or other headpieces that cover the entire face, however please note that this does not apply to attendees whose clothing is part of religious or cultural practice such as the Emirati National Dress
  • No large wands, staffs, or bats
  • No weapons or items that can be mistaken as weapons
  • No violent props or potentially harmful pieces of clothing
  • Acceptable costume weapon props are limited to air-filled or soft plastic/foam weapons (VidCon will not check/hold any items at the event.)

 If at any time you feel you are in, or witnessing, an unsafe situation, alert a nearby security guard or VidCon staff member. 


  • Gifts for Featured Creators must be unwrapped and visible, and food or drink items are not allowed unless they are factory-sealed.
  • Weapons and items that can be mistaken as weapons are expressly prohibited.