VISA AND TRAVEL

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.

VISAS ON 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

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.

NON-ELIGIBLE CITIZENS

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

GCC RESIDENTS

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.

RESIDENTS OTHER THAN GCC

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.

Start your application process by downloading the instructions

Visa InstructionsApplication Form

Visa arrangements can be requested directly to the organizer. Visas will be processed at a cost of AED 550 per person. A deposit of AED 6,000 is required. Charges may vary according to nationality.

 

Once the visit visa is approved, a copy will be emailed to the applying delegate wherein it is advised to carry a printed copy during travel to submit to the immigration officers upon arrival in the UAE.

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: 2 km
Estimated taxi fare: AED 25
Airport transfer: AED 150 (One way)

Al Maktoum International Airport

Hotel direction: 60 km
Estimated taxi fare: AED 120
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)