Monday, February 18th – Thursday, February 21st, 2013
The conference will solely be conducted in English and no simultaneous translation will be provided.
Dubai has a mild climate in February and temperature ranges between 10°C-20°C.
Rainfall is possible.
All participants, accompanying persons and exhibitors are kindly requested to wear their badges during the conference in order to be admitted to the venue and other scheduled activities.
BANKING AND EXCHANGE
The official currency in Dubai is Dirhams (AED/Dhs).
Banking hours are Sunday to Thursday 08:00 - 14:00. On weekends and all afternoons banks are closed.
Automated cash dispensers are located outside every bank and other areas and cash can be withdrawn 24 hours a day.
Foreign currency may be changed at banks, hotels, airports and in exchange offices.
All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
The organizers are not liable for any injury or damage involving individuals and property during the conference. Participants are advised to take their own personal, travel and health insurance with them for their trip.
Participants are requested to check with the Dubai Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES VISA REGULATIONS THE IMMIGRATION DEPT. IS CLOSED ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND FRIDAY & SATURDAY EACH WEEK
THE RULES AND REGULATIONS GIVEN BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE SO WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE FOR CURRENT IMMIGRATION RULES
EXEMPTIONS: Nationals from 33 countries in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim can enter the UAE without obtaining a visa in advance. Their passports will be stamped with a visit visa as they pass through Immigration on arrival. Nationals from the countries listed below can now board at their airports of origin without a visa. (This applies to all UAE airports and to passengers travelling on all airlines).
The 33 countries are: Europe – United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino and Liechtenstein.
North America - USA
Pacific Rim - Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea.
Gulf Co-operation Council States – Nationals of The GCC are NOT required to apply for a visa in advance.
Nationals of countries not listed above must apply for a visa in advance via the attached application form.
Full Passports: All passengers travelling to the United Arab Emirates must be in possession of a valid passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the United Arab Emirates.
All delegates require entry visas to be processed prior to their arrival in the United Arab Emirates. The only exceptions are nationals of The Gulf Co-operation Council States and the countries listed above.
British Overseas Passport Holders All passengers who are in possession of British Overseas Passports are not exempted from the requirement of visas to enter the United Arab Emirates. Such passengers are treated as Non UK Nationals and hence need to have visas processed on their behalf prior to arrival in the United Arab Emirates, as is the case for all other nationalities.
Granting of Visas All visas applied for are subject to the approval of the Immigration Authorities and may be refused without any reasons given. If an approved but unutilised Visa already exists against an applicant’s name, a new visa request will be rejected. In such cases, the pervious visa will need to be cancelled through the source, Before applying for a new visa.
All visas issued are valid for Single Entry only and we are not in a position to apply for Multiple Entry visas. Hence if a participant leaves the UAE (by Air/Sea/Land) with the intention of returning to the UAE a new visa will have to be processed.
Travel Documents & Identification Certificates Travel Documents & Identification Certificates are not recognised as valid Passports by Immigration and hence participants travelling on such documents will not be permitted to enter the United Arab Emirates. Visas if issued against such documents are considered null/void and the visa charges are non-refundable. The only exception to the above rule is Hong Kong Chinese nationals holding Identity Certificates with 44 pages, which are accepted by Immigration Authorities.
Cancellation/No Show Policy Once a visa has been processed/issued to the UAE Immigration Department for processing Congress Solutions International cancellation/no show policy shall apply. Entry visas shall be processed 30 days or less prior to arrival of the Delegate and during this time should the Delegate cancel the visa application, a full non-refundable charge for the visa shall apply. If the Delegate does not arrive as planned, the Delegate shall be deemed as a ‘no show’ on arrival and a full charge for the entry visa shall be charged.
Visa Application Charges – Non Refundable All visa charges have to be paid at the time of application and are non-refundable without exception. This means that if a visa is not granted by the Immigration Authorities the visa charges would not be refunded or adjusted.
Correction of Visa Details Once a visa is submitted or processed, any correction is considered as a New Visa Application and any additional charges are levied accordingly.
Requirements for processing UAE Tourist All visa applications for Tourist Visa with an arrival date in the UAE will now require digital photographs to be submitted along with the colour passport copy and via application form.
TRANSPORTATION IN THE CITY
Dubai offers an efficient and modern public transport system consisting of buses and taxis.
There are scheduled buses available at bus stations which can be conveniently found all over Dubai.
Airport Information and Travel to DUBAI:
Located 5 km southeast from the city, Dubai International Airport is a 15-minute drive from Dubai Women's College.
Taxis are available outside the arrival gate.
The journey to the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes depending on the traffic and costs approximately AED 40.
A commercial exhibition will take place within the framework of the Conference.
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