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The official Dubai Transport Taxis can be recognised by their cream colour and will always charge you by the meter. Ladies-only taxi's are also available. To book a taxi call +971 4 2080808
To get to venue by Metro you need to take the RED LINE metro route to the Dubai World Trade Centre Metro Station.
Metro Operations Hours: Sunday–Wednesday 5:50am - 00:00am
Go to www.rta.ae for more information
A visa is required to enter the UAE except for Nationals (Citizens) from the following countries that will be issued entry permits upon arrival at the airport in the UAE.
GCC Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia
Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg,Monaco, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden,Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City
Americas: United States of America, Canada
Oceanic/Pacific: Australia, New Zealand
Asia: Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea
Nationals other than those of the above lists require an entry visa which will need to be arranged prior to arrival. If you require a visa prior to your arrival, there are three options available:
Expatriate residents from the gulf states (Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain & Saudi Arabia) who are on the resident visa category of businessmen, company managers or representatives, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers or employees working in the public sector can obtain a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival in UAE.
- UAE Consulate in your Country: We can issue a visa invitation letter should you wish to apply through the UAE consulate in your country. Please click here to facilitate this.
- Hotel: Request your hotel to arrange your visa. Not all hotels offer this option, please check prior to booking.
- Airline: if you travel by Emirates Airline, they will be able to assist with your visa.
Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai's second airport, opened its doors to passengers on October 27, 2013. Among the airlines are Flydubai, Jazeera Airways, Gulf Air and Wizz Air.
For more details click here.
For DWC flight information click here.
With a perfect winter climate, top class hotels, superb facilities for a variety of sports and leisure activities and excellent shopping, Dubai has something to offer everyone. Moreover, the emirate is friendly, safe and virtually crime-free.
Cosmopolitan Dubai... Sunshine, shopping, seaside, sports and safety - five of the key ingredients that have earned Dubai a growing reputation as one of the world's most attractive and rapidly developing leisure destinations.
Long established as the trading and commercial hub of the Middle East, the emirate combines the excitement of a bustling commercial centre with the wide open spaces of a luxurious resort. Located at the cross-roads of Asia, Europe and Africa, Dubai is well positioned to attract tourists looking for somewhere new and different, a destination combining the traditions of the east with the comforts of the west.
Both business travelers and tourists find that Dubai offers the highest standards of comfort and luxury. As befits a dynamic and prosperous business centre, Dubai's ultramodern hotels offer every luxury. Yet the comforts of the 21st century co-exist comfortably with the emirate's rich Arab-Islamic
An intriguing land that combines old-world souks and modern shopping malls, rolling sand dunes and championship grass golf courses, remote Bedouin villages and an array of five-star hotels, Dubai defies easy definition.
Dubai Local Time: GMT + 4 (BST + 3)
Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny, blue skies can be expected most of the year. Rainfall is infrequent and irregular, falling mainly in winter. Temperatures range from a low of about 10.5°C/50°F to a high of 48°C/118°F. The mean daily maximum is 24°C/75.2°F in January rising to 41°C/105.8°F in July.