Thanks to B. from Abu Dhabi, UAE we know this much about a recent Academic IELTS exam there:
Section 1 was about an employee speaking over the phone to an agent, looking for a job.
Section 3 was about nomads in Africa.
Passage 1 was about the invention of writing (a difficult one!)
Passage 2 was about bees
Passage 3 was about the invention of compass
Writing Task 1 (report)
There was a pie chart showing the percentages of tourists in Australian resorts by countries of origin: Asian 35%, European 30%, American 18%, Other 10%, etc. There was also a table that showed their average length of stay and type of accommodation.
The topic was about youth dropping out of school and thus presenting a problem to their society. We were asked to make suggestions on how to solve that problem.
In the interview there were questions about my house and the type of music that I listen to, and the cue card was about a person I am impressed with.