GENERAL INFORMATION

CONGRESS VENUE

InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Check-in: 15:00/ 3:00 PM

Check-out: 12:00 PM (noon) 

Set in one of Dubai's cosmopolitan destinations with stunning waterfront and skyline views,

InterContinental Dubai Festival City offers an exquisite luxury experience boasting opulent rooms,

topnotch dining with a Michelin starred Chef, award-winning SPA and renowned pool, a 4250 square meter Event Centre. Enjoy direct access to the world class Dubai Festival City Mall, 10 minute drive to Dubai airport and

close proximity to the must see attractions such as the Burj Khalifa at Dubai downtown.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the congress is English. 

Dubai is home to many different nationalities and both Arabic and English are spoken across the city.

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PASSPORTS & VISAS

Prior to booking your flight ticket, please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of the congress (until August 2022). Participants from some countries may require a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates.

We suggest that you check this with your travel agent or on the Dubai Tourism website.  

Usually delegates who need a visa (about 60 nationalities get a visa/stamp on arrival ) will opt for a tourist visa.
The tourist visa (up to 14 days in the country) can be processed through the airlines, hotels and/or ground handlers. 

 

We have arranged for registered participants to obtain a visa with our partner, Dakkak, at a cost of US$95.

The delegate only needs to submit a clear copy of his/her passport -

the visa is issued electronically within 4 working daysFurther details to follow in due time.

Currently for Israelis, an electronic visa has been put in place by the airlines and the application

can be done once the ticket has been purchased or at least 48 hours before boarding.

Process to be updated once the green corridor is open between the UAE and Israel.

LETTER OF INVITATION

Upon request, the Secretariat will send a letter of invitation to registered participants. 

It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to assist participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa
and does not represent a commitment on the part of the Congress Organizers.​

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TIME ZONE

Dubai is located in GMT+4:00 time zone.

ARRIVAL INFORMATION

Participants should book their flights to Dubai International Airport (airport code: DXB). 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE AIRPORT

The Intercontinental Dubai Festival City is located 6.5 km/4 miles from Dubai International Airport.

We recommend travelling by taxi to the hotel.

The estimated cost for the trip from the airport to the Congress venue/hotel is US$ 15. 

GETTING AROUND DUBAI
Buy a Nol Card that can be used both on the metro and in buses. 

TAXI

You can grab a taxi from almost anywhere in the city. 

METRO

The Dubai Metro has two convenient lines - red and green that run from the Dubai International Airport (DXB) through the busiest parts of the city.

 

BUS

Buses are a low-cost option to travel around the city. You can hop on a bus at all of Dubai's airport terminals. They run 24 hours every 30 minutes, check the map for the extensive network.

CLIMATE

Dubai enjoys warm weather all year round.

February is warm and sunny during the day (25°C /77°F), but cooler at night (16°C /60°F). 

We suggest bringing a light jacket for the evenings. And don’t forget your sunglasses, sunblock, hat and comfortable shoes. 

 

DRESS CODE

 Dubai is a cosmopolitan city and a diverse melting pot where almost all attires and cultural expressions are accepted.

​Clothing is informal during the congress.

Dressing conservatively is appreciated in Dubai’s historic neighborhoods and places of worship. 

To enter a mosque, clothing should cover shoulders, arms and legs, and headscarves for women. 

Further information can be found on the Dubai tourism website.

 

ETIQUETTE

We recommend visiting the Dubai tourism website for useful and practical information, which states

"Public displays of affection are best kept to a minimum. 

Holding hands is acceptable, kissing and and hugging is not permitted in public areas."

Alcohol is only served in specific licensed establishments such as hotels and bars to those over the age of 21.

Drunk and disorderly conduct is not acceptable behavior.  

ELECTRICITY

Dubai and all places within the United Arab Emirates operate on 230 Volts and 50 Hz (U.S./Canada: 110-120 Volts).
Click here to find out if you need to bring an adapter.

CURRENCY

The currency in Dubai is Dirham, in short AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham). One Dirham is divided into 100 Fils.
Exchange rate to the USD is fixed at AED 3.67 for 1 USD. 

WIFI IN DUBAI

Public WiFi is available at many top destinations across the UAE. 

IMPORTANT NOTES

Personal travel, luggage and health insurance are recommended.

Please purchase this from your local travel agent. Kindly note the organizers and other sponsors

cannot be responsible for participants lacking appropriate insurance coverage in case of need.

All tours are booked on the express condition that Target Conferences shall not be held responsible

for and shall be exempt from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury or accident,

to any person or his or her luggage or any other property, for any reason whatsoever.