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InfoComm MEA 2017

5 – 7 December 2017
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
  • 5 DECEMBER 2017
    Tuesday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 5:30PM

  • 6 DECEMBER 2017
    Wednesday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 5:30PM

  • 7 DECEMBER 2017
    Thursday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 3:30PM

  • Accommodation

    OFFICIAL DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY


    Hotel Trip Axis

    Trip Axis


    INFOCOMM MEA has appointed TripAxis as the Official Destination Management Company to manage all exhibitor and visitor hotel and flight enquiries during the show.

    TripAxis – your accommodation and travel partner for all International Events, Exhibitions and Conferences; provides you with the highest level of professionalism and flexibility, to ensure the greatest degree of personal service.

    For more information, please contact:

    Randy Wright

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    +971 4 4312299
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    +971 50 1043458
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    randy@tripaxis.com
  • Tourist Info
    • Visa

      VISA ON ARRIVAL
      If your country of nationality appears on the list below, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.

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


      GCC Nationals can also visit Dubai without applying in advance for a visa. For all other citizens please check with the nearest UAE embassy for the latest information or contact the Dubai Naturalisation & Residency administration department. A visa must be obtained prior to arrival in the UAE. View the Dubai Naturalisation & Residency Administration Department website for more details. All visas are subject to revision by the UAE government.

    • BUSINESS HOURS

      Government offices open from 7am or 7.30am until 1pm or 1.30pm, Sunday to Thursday. Some banks, private companies and shops open from 8am to 1pm or 1.30pm, then again from 4pm to 7pm or 8pm from Sunday to Thursday; others work a straight shift until the evening. Shopping centres are open until about 10pm daily.

    • Climate

      The UAE enjoys extremely pleasant weather during its winter months, from October to May. The rest of the year, temperatures are in the low to mid 40°C range. Lightweight summer clothing can be worn for most of the year but temperatures can drop quite sharply at night during the winter months of November to March. Do pack a pair of sunglasses and a hat and sun block no matter what time of year you are visiting.

    • CREDIT CARDS

      Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club are generally accepted in hotels and larger stores but some retailers offer better bargains for cash.

    • CULTURE

      The UAE is an Islamic country and Arab traditions influence the lifestyle, yet considerable tolerance is shown towards the Eastern and Western practices of the large expatriate community. There are a number of Christian churches throughout the country as well as Hindu and Sikh temples in Dubai.

    • CURRENCY

      The official currency is the UAE dirham (Dh). One dirham is divided into 100 fils. Notes come in denominations of five, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000. Coins are Dh 1, 50 fils, 25 fils, 10 fils and 5 fils. The government has issued new coins that are smaller than the old ones. Both types remain legal tender.

      The UAE dirham is fully convertible and pegged to the US dollar at a current exchange rate of US$ = Dh 3.67.

    • COMMUNICATIONS

      Global links, including GSM mobile telephones, pagers and Internet connections are world-class and inexpensive. Local and foreign television, radio, newspapers, magazines and books are readily available. Pre-paid GSM mobile telephone SIM cards are available at the airport, and at Etisalat offices and business centres throughout the country.

    • ELECTRICITY

      The electricity is 220/230 volts A/C and most sockets are three-pin square. Although adaptors are usually available in hotels, you may want to purchase one before you arrive.

    • HEALTH

      The standard of health care is high throughout the UAE. However, it is expensive, so it's important to get decent travel insurance. The Emirate is clear of all epidemic diseases and is largely mosquito free. No specific vaccinations are required to enter the country however it would be wise to check beforehand if you are travelling from a health-risk area.

    • LANGUAGE SPOKEN

      Arabic is the official language, but English is very widely understood and spoken, as is Hindi and Urdu.

    • liquor

      Alcohol is freely available in restaurants, nightclubs and bars in hotels or in member-only places such as country clubs and sports clubhouses (which often admit paying guests). Restaurants outside hotels do not have a licence to serve alcoholic beverages.

    • PHOTOGRAPHY

      Film is readily available, as are processing facilities and colour prints can be produced in 15 to 30 minutes. We recommend you ask permission before photographing people in general and Muslim women in particular. Airports, docks, telecommunication equipment, government buildings, military and industrial installations should not be photographed.

    • SAFETY & LIFESTYLE

      The UAE's low crime rate makes it one of the safest places in the world to visit – even for women travelling alone. It is however advisable to take the normal precautions to safeguard yourself and your valuables.

      Dubai is the most liberal place in the UAE and people here are used to Western dress and ways. However, modest dress is recommended in public places. Beachwear is acceptable at beach clubs and hotel pools.

    • TIME

      The local time in Dubai is GMT + 4 hours. The time does not change in the summer.

    • TIPPING

      Tipping practices are similar to most parts of the world. Where no service charge is included, it is customary to leave 10% as a tip to the service staff.

    • USEFUL NUMBERS

      Country dialling code: +971
      Dubai area code: (0)4

      997
      998
      999
      Fire
      Ambulance
      Police
    • WATER

      Tap water is considered safe to drink. However you may prefer the taste of bottled water, which is available in a range of inexpensive local brands. Imported brands are also available.

  • Getting here

    DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Located 5km southeast from the city, Dubai International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Click here for more information on Dubai International Airport.

    Additional capacity with other airports in the UAE.
    Abu Dhabi International Airport - 110 km from Dubai
    Sharjah International Airport - 25 km from Dubai

    FREE shuttle bus pickup from the World Trade Centre metro station.

    FREE parking opposite hotel Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai.

    PAID parking at open-air car park next to exhibition hall as well as multi-storey car park behind Sheikh Rashid Hall and behind the Arena Hall.

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