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Welcome to Dubai! You will find some overview information below for your reference.

 

Dubai Sunset

By Simon Bierwald from Dortmund, Germany - Dubai Sunset from Burj Khalifa, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link


Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's Federal Supreme Council. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai will host World Expo 2020.

Dubai emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. By the 1960s, Dubai's economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969. Dubai's oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city, but its reserves are limited and production levels are low: today, less than 5% of the emirate's revenue comes from oil.

The Emirate's Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. Dubai was recently named the best destination for Muslim travellers by Salam Standard. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai has been criticised for human rights violations concerning the city's largely South Asian and Filipino workforce.

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Please note that the conference organizers will not provide airport transfer or assistance in booking accommodations for conference attendees. Please see information at left to book a hotel or shared accommodation or the Area Information page for assistance with transportation.

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Attendees should book air travel into Dubai International Airport. This airport is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic.
The United Arab Emirates uses the UAE Dirham, commonly referred to as the “DH” or “Dhs”. The single easiest place to exchange your currency is at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), with currency exchange services readily available which do not charge a commission, and many offer to buy back  what you don’t use upon leaving Dubai. Local time zone will be Gulf Time Zone GMT+4.
The warm season in Dubai lasts from May 18th to September 25th with an average daily high temperature above 37°C. The hottest day of the year is July 28th, with an average high of 41°C and low of 31°C.
In the United Arab Emirates the power sockets are of type C, D and G. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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