Everything you need to know about getting to the show, from travel and visas to metro timings and parking.
Latest Update: UAE eases COVID-19 rules
28 September 2022
Most COVID-19 rules have been relaxed in the UAE, with the government announcing sweeping changes to precautionary measures that have been in place for nearly two-and-a-half years. The new rules came into effect from Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Masks have been made optional in most public areas.
*Source: Khaleej Times
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Arriving at the venue
Once in Dubai, travel is easy with the availability of various public transport options such as taxi, bus, Dubai Metro or private car services like Uber & Careem.
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
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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Private car services like Uber and Careem are both available all across the UAE. If you have either app on your smartphone you can use it in Dubai, otherwise, you can download either app from the Google Play or Apple store to your mobile device.
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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.
View the venue and parking map
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 turqouise 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.
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.
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).
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!
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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