Traveling to Abu Dhabi

We are very excited to welcome you to the United Arab Emirates. Below you will find information about the airports, national currency, and health information.

The capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi, is made up of 200 islands and is home to a number of world-famous tourist attractions. Popular destinations include the Louvre Museum, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and Ferrari World. Learn more about Abu Dhabi and its attractions here.

Additionally, all the Emirates are just a car or bus ride from Abu Dhabi. Seize this opportunity to visit Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, and Umm al Quwain!


If you are arriving at Abu Dhabi International Airport, the conference hotel is a 30-minutes away from the airport. You can learn more about travel to and from the airport here.

More information about the airport can be found here.

Visa Information

Extensive information about visas to enter the UAE can be found here. Depending on your citizenship, the process of obtaining a visa may differ. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Visit visas, and entry permits need to be obtained before arrival. However, depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a visa on arrival.

1. Entry Permits

The entry permit you require varies slightly based on the purpose of your visit. As a conference attendee, you will need a tourist or visit visa.

To apply for a visa, you need to be sponsored by one of the following: an Emirati citizen, an expatriate resident with a valid residency permit in the UAE, a UAE-based airline, a UAE-based hotel or tour agent, a government entity or companies in the private sector or free zones.

If you are a citizen of a GCC country, you do not require a visa to enter the UAE.

More information about whether you need an entry permit and how to apply for an entry permit can be found here.

2. Visa on Arrival

If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, you are exempt from obtaining a visa before travel. You can get a visit visa on arrival that grants you entry for 30 or 90 days from your entry and is valid for 60 days from the date of issue.

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Brunei, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China, Argentina, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, United States, Uruguay, Republic of Mauritius, Republic of El Salvador, Seychelles, Australia, Nauru, New Zealand, Solomon.

If you are an Indian citizen and hold an Indian passport and either a visit visa issued by the USA, a green card issued by the USA, a residence visa issued by the UK, or a residence visa issued by the EU, you can obtain a 14-day visa on arrival.

Please note that your passport needs a minimum of 6 months of validity. Additionally, the above lists may change from time to time, so please inquire with the UAE Embassy in your country about your eligibility. More information about visas on arrival can be found here.

Weather in Abu Dhabi

The expected temperatures during the conference are highs at 35 °C and lows at 24 °C. The weather is likely to be sunny and very warm with humidity at 5%.

Traveling in Abu Dhabi

Public transport in Abu Dhabi is inexpensive and easily accessible. If you intend to use public transport during your stay, we advise you to download the ‘Darbi’ app or visit their website to gain access to all modes of travel, including maps, taxi bookings, and bus and ferry timings.


Public buses in the emirate are available 24/7 and are fully air-conditioned. Senior citizens (aged 60 and above) and disabled passengers can travel for free. Some buses also offer intercity services.


You can access taxis throughout Abu Dhabi. There are also special taxi services for women, children, and those with disabilities.

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Car rental

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Transportation around Abu Dhabi

Public bus system
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Visa information

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