Passport and Visa Requirement - Please visit the following website for the most up-to-date information on visa requirements : www.uaeinteract.com/travel/visas.asp

Abra

You must take an abra at least once while in Dubai. These are small ferries carrying about 20 people from one side of the Creek to the other. The fare is AED 2.00 (about EUR 0.40). Newer air conditioned abras have been introduced which are totally soulless but certainly more comfortable and cost 4Dhs.

Bus

If you are not in a hurry it can be good to get round Dubai by public bus. The bus network has been extensively improved and a typical fare from one end of Dubai to the other is around 4.10 Dhs. The front of the buses are reserved for women and families.

Taxi

By far the most convenient and most popular way to get around Dubai is taxi. Taxis are metered. Minimum fare is 10 Dhs and it would cost you typically 80-100 Dhs to go from one end of Dubai to the other. Taxi fares from Diera to Dubai mall approx AED28, from Deira to Mall of Emirates AED50, from diera to wafi mall AED20.

Metro

The UAE is one of the safest places in the world to visit. In fact, it has been designated the world's safest holiday destination by the international travel industry on two occasions. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to take out travel insurance and to take the normal precaution to safeguard yourself and your valuables.

Flight

More than 135 airlines operate through the Dubai International Airport, linking the emirate to 210 destinations worldwide. Other international airports in the UAE are in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. Airport facilities include duty free shops, banks, restaurants, cafes, exchange points, post offices, car hire services and ATM machines. Taxi and bus services are also available from each airport.

Personal Safety

The UAE is one of the safest places in the world to visit. In fact, it has been designated the world's safest holiday destination by the international travel industry on two occasions. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to take out travel insurance and to take the normal precaution to safeguard yourself and your valuables.

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance 998 or 999

Fire 997

Police 999

Coastguard 04 3450520

East Coast Coastguard 09 2380380

Tipping

Tipping is not expected, but it is common practice. Gratuities to staff at hotels are at your discretion. Most restaurants add service charges to the bill (Abu Dhabi 16 per cent; Sharjah 15 per cent; Dubai 10 per cent). If this charge is not included, add 10 per cent of the total to the bill. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped. Supermarket baggers, bag carriers and windshield washers at petrol stations are generally given Dh2.

Electricity

Domestic supply is 220 volts. Sockets suitable for three-pin 13 amp plugs of British standard design are the norm, however it is a good idea to bring an adapter with you just in case. Adapters can be purchased in local supermarkets. Appliances purchased in the UAE will generally have two-pin plugs attached.

Clothing

Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater or jacket for cooler winter nights and air-conditioned premises. Although the dress code in the UAE is generally casual, guests in the larger hotels do tend to dress more formally in the evening. Since you are visiting a Muslim country, bikinis, swimsuits, shorts and revealing tops should be confined to beach resorts

Time

The UAE is four hours ahead of GMT. The time does not change during the summer. This means that there is a three hour difference between UK and UAE local times in summer and a four hour difference in winter.

Weights and Measures

The UAE uses the metric system, although British and US standard weights and measures are understood.

Venue

WGES 2016 will be held on the 5th and 6th of October 2016 in conjunction with WETEX at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

DICEC is a world-class venue located in the heart of the city and offers a total of 60,000 square metres of flexible and versatile space, equipped to meet the most demanding expectations. DICEC is a part of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

For more information, you may visit:

www.dwtc.com

Explore the region's largest events venue Interactive map.

http://www.dwtc.com/en/complex/Pages/default.aspx#.Utpki9JfonY