Getting a visa

Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed.

Citizens of the GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE.

Expatriates who reside in GCC countries can now apply online for entry permits to visit UAE through Dubai. To apply for visa online kindly visit:

Visas on arrival

If your country of nationality appears on the list below, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge.

Eligible countries: Australia, Iceland, Portugal, Andorra, Ireland, San Marino, Austria, Italy, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg, Sweden, Finland, Malaysia, Switzerland, France, Monaco, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, United States of America, Greece, New Zealand, The Vatican, Hong Kong, Norway

Visa arranged in advance

Travelers from countries not listed as an eligible country will need to arrange a visa in advance of travel.

Only people who are registered at the congress and have book accommodation through our online registration to apply for visa arrangement.

Visa request should be requested directly to the organizer.

Required information

Clear Scanned color copy of the applicant’s Passport with relevant details.

Scanned Passport-size photograph (colored) with a white background (Fax copy is not accepted).

The passport should be valid for 6 months or more prior to the date of travel.

Once the visa is approved, a copy will be faxed or emailed to you and the same has to be submitted by you to the immigration upon your arrival.

Kindly be advised once the visa is applied and if rejected for any reasons by the U.A.E. immigration the processing fee is not refundable.

   Airport transfer

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is approximately 30 minutes' drive from the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi, while Dubai International Airport is approximately two hours away from the venue. Airport transfer can be arranged through the congress registration page upon registering for the congress.

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Hotel direction: 38 km drive
Approximately: 30 minutes
Estimated taxi fare: AED 50
Airport transfer: AED 200 (One way)

Dubai International Airport

Hotel direction: 130 km drive
approximately: 2 hrs
estimated taxi fare: AED 250
Airport transfer: AED 400 (One way)