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Prior to Travelling


Prior to travelling to the United Arab Emirates, delegates are advised to check for visit visa requirements at the UAE embassies based in their country of residence.

Visa Upon Arrival


If your country of nationality appears on the list below, no advanced visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge.

Eligible Countries


Non-eligible Countries


Australia, Iceland, Portugal, Andorra, Ireland, San Marino, Austria, Italy, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, Finland, Malaysia, Switzerland, France, Monaco, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, United States of America, Greece, New Zealand, The Vatican, Hong Kong, Norway.

It is not possible to process visit visa application for citizens of the following countries: Ethiopia, Syria, Nigeria, Libya, Tunisia and Bangladesh.

We recommend Tunisians to apply by themselves via Emirates Airlines as this is possible since March 2017.

GCC Residents


Residents Other than GCC


For delegates whom are not GCC citizens but are GCC residents, obtaining a visa permit of entry is now possible online through the UAE Ministry of Interior online service. To learn more about the service and initiate the application online please click here.

Delegates with citizenships from countries not listed in the eligible countries list for visa on entry or residents other than GCC will need to obtain a visit visa. Please double check for an entry requirements for travelers from your country of nationality by contacting the local embassy or consulate of the United Arab Emirates. For a full list of UAE embassies located globally please click here.

Airport Transfer


Dubai International Airport (DXB) is approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, while Al Maktoum International Airport is approximately 40 minutes from the venue.

 

Airport transfer can be arranged through the congress registration page upon registering for the congress online.

 

The hotel does not provide shuttle service

Dubai International Airport

Hotel direction: 8 km
Estimated taxi fare: AED 25
Airport transfer: AED 150 (One way)

Al Maktoum International Airport


Hotel direction: 60 km
Estimated taxi fare: AED 100
Airport transfer: AED 250 (One way)

Abu Dhabi International Airport


Hotel direction: 130 km
Estimated taxi fare: AED 300
Airport transfer: AED 450 (One way)