InfoComm MEA 20175 – 7 December 2017
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
10:00AM - 6:00PM
9:30AM - 5:30PM
10:00AM - 6:00PM
9:30AM - 5:30PM
10:00AM - 4:00PM
9:30AM - 3:30PM
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club are generally accepted in hotels and larger stores but some retailers offer better bargains for cash.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arabic is the official language, but English is very widely understood and spoken, as is Hindi and Urdu.
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.
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.
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.
The local time in Dubai is GMT + 4 hours. The time does not change in the summer.
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.
Country dialling code: +971
Dubai area code: (0)4
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.
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 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.
Dubai World Trade Centre has appointed Alpha Tours Dubai as the Official Destination Management Company to manage all exhibitor and visitor hotel and flight enquiries during INFOCOMM MEA.
Contact Alpha Tours for hotel reservations, visa services, airport pick-ups, transfer to venue, excursions & tours, concierge service.
Click here to download the Booking Form
For more information please contact: Alpha Tours Dubai
Contact: Mr. Anis Aridi
Tel: +971 4 294 9888
Fax: +971 4 294 8416
Dubai Trade Centre Hotel Apartments (DTCHA) are centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road and adjacent to Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), and within the Central Business District. Within three minutes walking distance from the Metro connecting visitors to major business districts and shopping malls, DTCHA are only 1 km from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the famous Dubai Mall with the world's largest fountain. Jumeirah Beach is only 5 km and Dubai International Airport 10 km away. Available as spacious one, two and three-bedrooms with balconies, the serviced apartments are comfortably furnished and can be leased on daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly basis.
DTCHA offer access to 'The Club' with a wide selection of indoor and outdoor recreation & fitness facilities including swimming, tennis court, gymnasium, steam and sauna rooms, and the region's highest outdoor wall climbing facility. Kids can enjoy a dedicated pool and play area.
Dining options comprise a multi-cuisine restaurant, a relaxing lounge and al fresco dining. Trade Centre Plaza with a wide array of restaurants and cafes is only a short walk away.
Onsite retail outlets and ancillary facilities include banks, currency exchange, ATM, post office, telecommunication, supermarkets, pharmacy & medical services, car rentals, beauty salon, business and courier services.
The Novotel & Ibis World Trade Centre are connected to the Dubai World Trade Centre Complex, which is located just off Sheikh Zayed Road, providing easy access to the business and leisure hub of the city and is minutes away from the Financial District, Emaar Square, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah Public Beach. The hotels offer a total of 622 modern and stylish bedrooms in the 2 and 4 star categories and 8 flexible function rooms. A total of 7 restaurants and bars are available including an international buffet restaurant, Italian restaurant, Jazz & Blues Bar, Coffee Shop and Pool Bar. WIFI access, a full health club and pool facility and complimentary parking are also available.
One of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Emirates has a fleet of 113 aircrafts. Since its launch in 1985, the airline has received more than 250 international awards for excellence. Emirates currently fly to over 100 destinations in 62 countries around the world. Please note that all Emirates flights are now arriving at and departing from the new Emirates Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport.
Click here for more information on Emirates Airline.
We strongly recommend you use the Dubai Metro to visit INFOCOMM MEA. Park and ride facilities are available at major metro stations including at Dubai Mall. Buy your metro cards in advance to avoid queues at the venue.
A shuttle bus service will be in operation from Dubai Mall to the venue throughout the opening hours of the show. Taxis can be taken from outside the Ibis Hotel. Click here to view the venue map.
Park and ride in comfort using Dubai Metro.
Alternatively, parking is available at DWTC:
Free parking at Car Parks: 1a, 1b and 1c for entrance through Zone A at Sheikh Rashid Hall. Free Parking at Car Park 2 for entrance through Zone A at Za’abeel Hall. Paid parking in the multi-storey car park for entry through Zone A at Sheikh Rashid Hall. Paid parking in the multi-storey car park by Sheikh Rashid Tower for entry through all Zones at Za’abeel Hall.
AVOID TRAFFIC - USE THE METRO
The World Trade Centre metro station allows direct access to our venue from prominent locations around Dubai. In addition to that, the metro saves time and money by allowing direct access to other prime locations around Dubai such as shopping malls and various attractions.
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