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Arrival & Stay

We understand the concerns related to air travel, as well as health and safety on the ground while in Dubai. We are happy to report that stringent measures across airplanes, airports, in the city and at the venue have helped boost exhibitors and visitors confidence significantly. 

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Book your travel arrangements through our in-house Travel and Hospitality Desk and avail of our special packages on Flights, Accommodation, Visa applications, and activities in Dubai. For more information please contact our travel desk.

In case you need a visa to come to Dubai, contact our International Sales Partners. If you cannot locate your home country from the list linked above, please contact our in-house Travel Desk.

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Insight

A recent market survey of more than 4,000 professionals from 130 countries showed that 77% of respondents viewed Dubai as the safest destination to attend exhibitions post COVID-19.

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Tasneem Sayed

Travel Desk Manager

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Getting to the venue

Once in Dubai, travel is easy with the availability of various public transport options: taxi, bus, or the most preferred method of transportation – the Dubai Metro.

The World Trade Centre station on the Dubai Metro is conveniently located right in front of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre which makes it a quick and ideal mode of transportation.

View the handy guide to using the Dubai Metro

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Dubai Taxi Corporation’s fleet of approximately 3,800 vehicles will ensure that you find a taxi at any time of the day to take you anywhere you want to reach in Dubai. Call them on +9714 208 0808 to make bookings on your days of travel. For more information, please visit their website.

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In case you are driving to the exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, free open parking lots are available close to the exhibition halls. Highlighted by circles in the map are the 4 free open parking lots P1.a, P1.b, P1.c and P2 along with multi-storey paid parking options.

Dubai’s bus network is the most well-connected public transport option available. Visit their website to view the route map and for more information.

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Things to do in Dubai

The landscape is such that in a single day you can experience everything from rugged mountain climate to the beauty of the rolling desert dunes, and from the vibrancy of green parkland to the sparkling turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.

An unmissable experience for your taste buds awaits you with the vibrant dining scene in Dubai. Food connoisseurs can experience genuine Arabic hospitability and sample the best of local and international cuisine.

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The options for sightseeing and activities in Dubai are vast and varied. Whether you’re into superstructures or desert dunes, there is something to keep you entertained.

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If you like to shop you are in the right place! There are endless options depending on what you are looking for, however, for an impressive, all under 1 roof experience, a trip to the Dubai Mall is recommended. It is after all the biggest in the world. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, it probably doesn’t exist! You can reach the Dubai Mall from the Trade Center either by using the metro, or a short ride by taxi (approx. 3 Euro fee).

Shopping in Dubai

Some say that this city comes to life at night and there certainly is no shortage of options, ranging from intimate bars to unwind and chat to colleagues and new business contacts to energising clubs where you can really blow away the cobwebs!

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Dubai is the place to be pampered and offers a multitude of tantalising treatments. After a tiring day in the exhibition halls why not treat yourself to a foot massage or relaxing facial. The traditional hammam is also an experience not to be missed.

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