Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline. At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On artificial islands just offshore is Atlantis, The Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.
Health and Safety
Dubai is ranked one of the safest cities in the world, but it never hurts to be vigilant while exploring the city, by following these steps whenever you travel:
- Make a copy of your passport, and pack it in a place separate from where you are carrying the original.
- Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home.
- Be especially cautious at crowded subways, train stations, bus stations, tourist sites, market places and festivals.
- Do not use short cuts, narrow alleys, or poorly lit streets.
- Try not to travel alone at night – if you have no choice, let a colleague know where you are going.
- Avoid public demonstrations and other personal matters with strangers.
- Try not to wear conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry, and do not carry excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards.
- Familiarize yourself with emergency exits and procedures at the venue, and your hotel.
SAFETY & SECURITY
We are taking every precaution with the safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and staff.
Make sure you carry valid photo ID with you at all times.
Identification documents MUST show your name in a Latin alphabet (no Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Arabic characters) and match the name your badge.
Attendees who refuse to provide their identification will not be able to collect their badge and will not be able to enter the event
FORGOT YOUR BADGE?
Anyone who forgets their badge and needs a reprinted one will be charged a fee that is refundable upon return of the 2nd badge.
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
If you see a suspicious package, please inform call the Security Office or inform a TM Forum staff member.
Do not touch the package under any circumstances.
Travelling by plane
Dubai International Airport is the primary airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic. The Grosvenor House hotel only a 30-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.
Travelling by car
Taxis provide one of the most comfortable means of transportation to get to the Grosvenor House. A traveler can easily find the taxi ranks as they are located just outside of the airport’s arrivals hall.
Travelers are advised to choose a taxi from the official line and not from individuals claiming to offer the same service.
The journey to Amsterdam city will take around 30 minutes, depending on traffic flow. During peak hours the taxis may take longer. A taxi trip from Dubai Airport Terminal can cost around Dirham 82.00. Calculate the price of your taxi trip in Dubai. There may be additional charges; usually for luggage, late-night driving, and traveling on public holidays.
It is therefore important that you inquire about all these factors from the taxi driver, before you embark on a journey using a taxi. You may find that some of the Dubai Airport cabs accept credit cards.