A city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the UAE.
Why exhibit there?
One of Dubai’s key strengths is its strategic positioning as a gateway to the economies across Middle East, Africa and South Asia – a region with a projected combined GDP of over US$12.8 trillion by 2030. Dubai has positioned itself as a global leader in innovation and as a hyper-connected, pro-business hub between the East & the West.
The easiest way to get downtown from Dubai airport is by underground, bus, or taxi. The duration of the trip from the airport by bus is approximately 1 hour 20, going by underground is much faster - 50 minutes.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
- Always declare cash money, in whatever currency it may be, if it is above Dh100,000 in value.
- Goods from Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos are not permitted.
- Cooked and home-made foods are banned.
Main exhibition venues
- Dubai World Trade Centre
- Jumeirah Beach Conference and Exhibition Centre
- Madinat Jumeirah Conference and Events Centre
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
- Dubai is famous for sightseeing attractions such as the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) and shopping malls that come complete with enormous aquariums and indoor ski slopes.
- For more cultural experiences, wander around the Bastakia district, and you'll discover old Dubai, or cruise along Dubai Creek in a traditional dhow.
- Marina Social at the InterContinental Dubai Marina is Jason Atherton’s newly launched waterside Mediterranean spot. Try the six-course tasting menu, which includes black truffle risotto topped with crispy Parmesan.
- Baker & Spice is a warm and welcoming organic-focused venue in Souk Al Bahar. It makes great veggie lasagna with rich white sauce and homemade pasta.
Whilst alcohol is not illegal, drinking it in public is, so restrict your intake to whilst you are in a restaurant or in the hotel, also note you can’t purchase it from a store without a resident’s alcohol license.
- Local currency is the Dirham (AED or Arab Emirate Dirham, also commonly abbreviated to Dhs or DH)
- Majority of people will speak Arabic, however in the larger hotels most staff will speak English and in the 5 star hotels they will employ staff who speak Russian, German and Chinese too.
- Visa are required by all, except GCC nationals (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman). Citizens of certain countries will be issued with a free-of-charge VISIT VISA on entry to the UAE, check to see if your country is on the list.
- Plug sockets take square three-pin plugs.
- There are a few cultural sensitivities to note:
- Females should cover from shoulders to below the knees both during the day when out in public and in the evening if going from one venue to another. Worth noting that beachwear is perfectly acceptable on public beaches.
- Public displays of affection are not permitted.
- Check when Ramadan is because during the month of fasting, businesses tend to close earlier and there are laws in place regarding eating and drinking in public to respect those who are fasting.