Getting Here & Arrival Tips
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Getting to Dubai cannot be easier! Situated at the cross roads between the east and the west, Dubai enjoys, without a doubt, one of the best locations on the planet. Situated halfway between Europe and Asia, Dubai can be reached conveniently by air, sea and land. Few destinations take more than 8 hours direct flying time to or from Dubai and you could even take a cruise or drive to get here.
Most travellers need to obtain a visa prior to entering the Emirate. However, the good news is that the UAE authorities have taken many steps to make this process as straightforward as possible. Citizens of 39 countries - GCC nationals plus nationals of listed countries - do not require visas prior to arrival at a UAE airport.
National citizens of the following countries: UK (with the right of abode in UK), France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and holders of Hong Kong SAR passports will be granted a free of charge visa for a single visit upon arrival in the UAE. It should be noted that this list may vary slightly from time to time and it is therefore best to check with your local UAE embassy or the airline that you are using to fly to the UAE.
For more information, please visit: http://visiting.definitelydubai.com/getting-there/good-to-know-1/entry-visas
TIPS UPON ARRIVAL IN DUBAI
• The temperature in October is about 22ºC (71ºF) during the night and rarely surpasses 34ºC (93ºF) during the day. As most of our events are held indoors, we advice you to follow a ‘smart casual’ dress code during the Conference.
• In the arrival hall of Dubai airport, you may wish to exchange some local currency (Dirhams / AED) as few taxi drivers accept credit card payment. The taxi fare from the airport to The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management is estimated to be about AED120 (about USD35).
• As a value added service to females, you may ask for a “Ladies’ Taxi” (or “Pink Taxis”) which are driven by female taxi drivers.
• Print a copy EAHM's location map for your reference. Show it to the taxi driver and ask him / her to go towards the direction of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, which is Jumeirah’s flagship property and is shaped like a sailboat. If you are staying with us on-campus, ask the taxi driver to drop you at the Jumeirah Village Security Gate (which has been marked on the map). The address of EAHM is “Al Saqool Street, Umm Suqeim 3, Building 69 (Opposite Burj Al Arab)”.
• On your way to the campus, call Ms Ariella Adachi (Conference Coordinator) who is on standby (24 hours) at +971 555 009 561 or Mr Ashil Shah at +971 555 009 564. An alternative number to call would be Dr. John Fong (Conference Chair) at +971 555 009 565. Do save these numbers in your phone in case you need any other assistance during your stay with us.
• EAHM is WIFI enabled and you can easily log in to catch up with your emails. We have also prepared an IT suite with printers and laptops for your convenience.
• The EuroCHRIE Dubai 2014 Conference begins on Tuesday, 7 October 2014 but you are more than welcome to join us for the Welome Reception on Monday, 6 October 2014 @ 6:30pm at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel (Sundeck Level 2). First time attendees can join us for the reception at 5.30pm. We look forward to seeing you then!
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