Find out more about the Dubai venue and how to get there, as well as, view special deals on accommodation and air travel from our partners.

  •  Venue
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  •  Accommodation
  •  Transport

Destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Atlantis, The Palm

Visitors to the United Arab Emirates must obtain a visa prior to travel unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or one of the countries whose citizens are eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months, and entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.

This means that delegates at the Global Education & Skills Forum are solely responsible for ensuring they have the correct visa or permission to enter the United Arab Emirates. Also see our Event Payment and Cancellation Refund Policy.

Citizens of member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council have a freedom of movement in the UAE and the Schengen Area

If your country of nationality is NOT on the list below, you will need to make your own advance visa arrangement at your relevant UAE embassy or consulate service. You might also be able to arrange a visa through the hotel you book in Dubai or via Emirates Airlines Visa Services. We recommend that you leave sufficient time to arrange this prior to departure.

If your country of nationality appears on the list below, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped.

30-days visit visa free of charge Multiple entry 90-days visit visa that's valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total.
Andorra Austria
Australia Belgium
Brunei Bulgaria
Canada Croatia
Hong KongCyprus
Ireland Czech Republic
Japan Denmark
Malaysia Estonia
New ZealandFrance
San Marino Germany
South Korea Hungary
United Kingdom Iceland
United States of America Italy
Vatican City Latvia

There are hundreds of options for hotels in Dubai. They vary significantly in size, style, location and price. You are welcome to choose one that suits you and make your arrangements directly with the hotel. If you are making your own choice, we recommend staying near the Jumeirah or Al Barsha areas so you can easily catch a taxi or join the free Shuttle Bus.

Here are two extra-special deals just for Global Education & Skills Forum delegates.

Official Airline

Emirates as the Official Airline for the Global Education & Skills Forum 2017, is pleased to offer special fares to and from Dubai for all delegates to attend the forum. All registered delegates will be provided with a link upon confirmation to access the special promotional fares.

Airport Meet and Greet

‘Marhaba’ or ‘Welcome’ in Arabic is an exclusive meet and greet service that assists you on arrival / departure at Dubai International Airport. From speedy clearance through arrivals or departures, to helping with transfers, baggage and family travel, they provide a swift and safe passage through the airport. Marhaba also have their own lounges, reserved for their customers.

Click here for further information or to book their service directly.


Taxis are a very popular way to get around Dubai. They are efficient, metered and reasonably-priced.

Click here to find out more.

Shuttle bus to the Forum

A shuttle bus will travel to and from the Novotel Hotel and the Atlantis The Palm every morning and afternoon of the Global Education & Skills Forum.

Please check the Global Education & Skills Forum App and signs at The Atlantis and Novotel Al Barsha Hotel for times.