About Dubai

Dubai is one of the few cities in the world that has undergone such a rapid transformation – from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving center – to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Dubai today is a tourism, trade and logistics hub and has earned itself the reputation of being the ‘gateway between the east and the west.’ It is also considered as the dynamic nucleus of the Arabian Gulf region.

Home to just over 2 million people from more than 200 nationalities, Dubai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Living in Dubai has a lot to offer. It is safe, politically stable, centrally located, and has a good education system and healthcare facilities, modern infrastructure and much more.

Learn more about Dubai at http://www.visitdubai.com/en/

Visa & Travel

We advise delegates travelling to the United Arab Emirates to check for visit visa requirements before their scheduled travel. A detailed list of countries eligible for visa on arrival is shown and countries that will need pre-arranged visa.

Citizens of the following countries can get a 30-day visit visa on arrival, free of charge and renewable for similar period.

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Kazakhastan
  • Malaysia
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the UAE.

This list may vary from time to time; therefore, it is advisable to check with the airline you are flying with or the UAE embassy before travelling to the UAE.

Citizens of the following countries can get a 90-day multiple entry visit visa, free of charge and valid for 6 months from the date of issue for a stay of 90 days.

  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Hungary
  • Honduras
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay

Citizens of GCC countries do not require a visa or permit or to be sponsored by a national or resident in the UAE. They need to produce their GCC country passport or national ID card at the point of entry into the UAE.

  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Oman

For delegates whom are not GCC citizens but are GCC residents, obtaining a visa permit of entry is now possible online through the UAE Ministry of Interior online service. To learn more about the service and initiate the application online please click here.

It is not possible to process visit visa application for citizens of the following countries: Ethiopia, Syria, Nigeria, Libya, Tunisia and Bangladesh.

We recommend Tunisians to apply by themselves via Emirates Airlines as this is possible since March 2017.

Need Visa Assistance?

Delegates that have booked their hotel accommodation through the congress can request for their visa to be arranged with a fee of 550 AED. For more information, please contact the official Congress Organizer of the Conference, Dia Edu Management Consultants.

E: [email protected]
P: +971 4 453 2975

Documents Required

  • Clear colored copy of valid passport, at least 6 months before date of travel.
  • High resolution passport size image in white background.
  • Father’s Full Name.
  • Mother’s Full Name.