Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)

Khaleej Al Arabi Street
(Also known as Coast Road or 30th Street)

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates



ICANN60 Host - UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority


The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a Federal UAE Government entity established according to the UAE Federal Law by Decree No. 3 of 2003 – Telecom Law. TRA is responsible for the management of every aspect of the telecommunications and information technology industries in the UAE.

The organizational objectives of the TRA include: ensuring adequacy of telecommunications services throughout the UAE; achieving enhancement of services, both in terms of quality and variety; ensuring quality of service and adherence to terms of licenses by licensees; encouraging telecommunications and IT services within the UAE; promoting and enhancing the telecommunications sector within the UAE; resolving disputes between the licensed operators; establishing and implementing a regulatory and policy framework; promoting new technologies; ensuring that the UAE becomes the regional ICT hub; developing the country's human capital; and encouraging research and development.

The TRA is also the current ccTLD manager for .ae, the national name space in the UAE. Through the TRA, the UAE was one of the first countries in the world to launch its own IDN ccTLD, .امارات (dotEmarat) in 2010. The TRA represent the UAE government in various ICT-related international organizations, committees and forums such as ITU, ICANN GAC, APTLD, IGF, LAS, the GCC and many others. The TRA is an active GAC member within ICANN since 2005.


Schedule


The meeting schedule will be posted on Monday, 9 October 2017 at https://schedule.icann.org.


Travel and Visa


IMPORTANT! Please remember that most countries, require at least two (2) blank, unused pages in your passport for entry.

Do I need a Visa?

https://www.ttsuaevisas.com/en/global/do-i-need-a-visa/

Visa Application Options

There are several ways to apply for a travel visa for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Apply online with the UAE Ministry of Interior
  • Apply in-person or online through your local UAE Embassy or Consulate General
  • Apply through Emirates or Etihad Airlines (Must arrive on either airline)
    • Emirates Airlines
    • Etihad Airlines
    • Most other airlines flying into the UAE also provide visa services. Please contact to your preferred airline carrier for further details.
  • Apply through the ICANN Meeting Venue – ADNEC
    • You can email your visa request to government.services@adnec.ae for the attention of Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim. An ADNEC representative will be in contact to guide you through the required documentation and application process for your travel visa.
  • Apply through ICANN’s locally contracted destination management company - Desert Gate
    • You can email your visa request to icann60@desertgate.ae. A Desert Gate representative will be in contact to guide you through the required documentation and application process for your travel visa.
  • Apply through your local hotel
    • All ICANN recommended hotels can provided travel visa services. Please contact your hotel for further details.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on VISA applications for the UAE

How long does it generally take to process a visa application?
3-5 working days for most applications, however some applications may take longer.
When should I start the visa application process?
All Visas are valid for 60 days from date of issued. We recommend applying 30-45 days before your anticipated arrival into the UAE.
How long can I stay in the UAE with a visitor visa?
Allowable length of stay depends on the visa type and country of origin. Short term single entry tourist visas are valid for 30 days from entry into the UAE or a long term single entry tourist visa for 90 days is also available. Duration of stay includes entry/arrival and departure days.  
What are the workweek days and upcoming holidays in UAE?
Workweek: Sunday through Thursday
Weekend: Friday and Saturday
Upcoming Public Holidays and Government Closures:
31 Aug – 3 Sept (Eid Al Adha) & 22 Sept (Hijri New Years)  
Is my travel visa valid in all Emirates?
Yes, with a valid travel visa you can arrive at any airport including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Travel between Emirates is permitted no matter where your UAE tourist visa was issued.
Is it possible to renew or extend a tourist visa?
No, short term tourist visas are only valid for 30 days or long-term tourist visas are only valid for 90 days. The issued tourist visa cannot be renewed or extended by immigration. If your visa runs out of time, you will have to exit the country and may re-enter on a new travel visa, if you meet the re-entry requirements.  
What is the minimum length of time that my passport needs to be valid for entry into the UAE?
The UAE Immigration office requires all visitors to have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. If your passport is valid for less than six months, you will need to renew it before you can apply for a visa and travel to the UAE.
Where can I find more information or the latest notices from the UAE Government?
https://www.moi.gov.ae/en/default.aspx or speak to your local UAE Embassy or Consulate General. List of all UAE Embassies around the globe

Transportation From Abu Dhabi Airport


ICANN recommends the following transportation options from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

TAXIS:

Getting taxi from the airport or around Abu Dhabi is very easy. Almost all drivers speak English. The taxis in Abu Dhabi only accept cash in AED so make sure you change money at the airport prior to taking a taxi.

PRIVATE CAR SERVICE:

The alternative mode of transportation between Abu Dhabi International Airport and your hote is a pre-booked, private car service through ICANN's contracted Destination Management Company (DMC), or through your hotel. For private car service reservations, email Desert Gate DMC or contact your hotel concierge. Make sure you confirm cost, cancellation policies, and terms and conditions before booking.

For private car service bookings through Desert Gate DMC, email icann60@desertgate.ae

Desert Gate DMC Pricing:

  • Standard Sedan vehicle ( up to 2 people ): USD 32
  • Mini van ( up to 7 people ): USD 50

All credit cards are accepted. A surcharge of 3% to be added as bank charge on the total amount for Visa and MasterCard. A surcharge of 4.5% to be added as bank charge on the total amount for AMEX. You will receive a confirmation upon booking.


Transportation From Dubai Airport


ICANN recommends the following transportation options if you plan to fly in and out of Dubai to attend the ICANN60 Abu Dhabi meeting.

EMIRATES AIRLINES SHUTTLE:

Emirates Airlines provides a free shuttle service between Dubai and Abu Dhabi for its passengers. The detailed information is available at Emirates Shuttles

ETIHAD AIRLINES SHUTTLE:

Etihad Airlines provides free shuttle service between Dubai and Abu Dhabi for its passengers. The detailed information is available at Etihad Shuttles

PRIVATE CAR SERVICE:

The alternative mode of transportation between Dubai and Abu Dhabi is a pre-booked, private car service through ICANN's contracted Destination Management Company (DMC), or your preferred transportation company. For private car service reservations, email Desert Gate DMC or contact your preferred transport company. Make sure you confirm cost, cancellation policies, and terms and conditions before booking.

For private car service bookings through Desert Gate DMC, email icann60@desertgate.ae

DMC Pricing:

  • Standard Sedan vehicle ( up to 2 people ): USD 92
  • Mini van ( up to 7 people ): USD 130

All credit cards are accepted. A surcharge of 3% to be added as bank charge on the total amount for Visa and MasterCard. A surcharge of 4.5% to be added as bank charge on the total amount for AMEX. You will receive a confirmation upon booking.


Abu Dhabi Airport Check-In at ICANN Venue - ADNEC


There is an ultra-convenient airport check-in facility within the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC). It is the first of its kind at an exhibition centre in the Middle East.

As an international visitor for a conference at ADNEC, you can check your baggage in and let the Abu Dhabi Airport Check-In transport it to the airport for you. They also can provide secure storage for your luggage on your departure day, so you can freely enjoy the event.

The facility is open from 09:00 to 20:00 local time, seven days a week, allowing you to check in up to 24 hours before your flight.

For remote check-in at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), a charge of AED 30 per adult and AED 20 per child applies.

Additional information on this service.


Supporting Hotels


ICANN has negotiated special rates at nearby hotels. All rates are subject to availability and booking deadlines.

The Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

ADNEC | P.O. Box 95165 | Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates | tel: +971 2 596 1707

Distance from ADNEC: 250 Meters

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An Iconic Abu Dhabi Hotel, the Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi is in the iconic Capital Gate building, a Guinness World Records-certified structure which inclines a record-breaking 18 degrees.

The hotel's 189 guest rooms have a luxurious styling complemented throughout with floor to ceiling windows. You can experience tantalizing Mediterranean savours at the hotel's signature restaurant, 18 degrees and the residentially styled Lounge offers an intimate setting for Afternoon Tea or evening cocktails.

The Rayana Spa is perched on the 19th floor overlooking the city, the elevated oasis complements the hotel's other wellness amenities which include a fitness centre, a suspended outdoor pool and a whirlpool.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast and Wi-Fi and are exclusive of taxes and Service Charges. These are currently 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee, 4% municipality fee and AED 15 municipality fee per night.)

  • Standard King Room (single occ): AED 900
  • Standard twin/double room: AED 1000
  • Deluxe Room (single occ): AED 1200
  • Deluxe Double Room: AED 1300

Cancellation Policy:

  • Bookings of 6 or more rooms will incur full cancellation charges if cancelled 45 days prior to arrival date.
  • Indivdual bookings witll incur full cancellation charges if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date.

Hotel Centro Capital Centre by Rotana

Al Khaleej Al Arabi, Capital Centre | P.O. Box 44493 | Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates | tel: +971 2 409 6666

Distance from ADNEC: 450 Meters

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Centro Capital Centre is a perfect place for business travellers, residents and holiday makers alike with its unique location close to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in the UAE capital and only 20 minutes' drive from the airport.

Centro is a modern, stylish and affordable lifestyle business hotel. Developed by one of the most successful and applauded hotel groups in the region, Centro is a contemporary concept that is young and fresh in its approach, original in its presentation, and dynamic in its offerings. Centro Capital Centre comprises 414 rooms and studios providing essential requisites and advanced technologies.

Centro Capital Centre offers 3 dining options. c.taste restaurant serves international breakfast, lunch and dinner as buffet and a la carte. c.deli shop provides guests travelling essentials, as well as light bites and drinks – all can be delivered to the rooms. The hotel's bar c.mondo opens opportunities to spend a great evening with every-day offers.

All guests can enjoy free access to Centro Capital Centre's rooftop gym and swimming pool with stunning city views.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast and Wi-Fi and inclusive of taxes and Service Charges and exclusive of tourism fee.)

  • Standard Room (single occ): AED 765
  • Standard twin/double room: AED 885

Cancellation Policy:

  • Non-refundable deposit of 100% of the total estimated amount must be received 14 days prior to check-in dates.

Aloft Abu Dhabi

ADNEC | P.O. Box 94943 | Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates | tel: +971 2 654

Distance from ADNEC: 150 Meters

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Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel brings a new twist in travel to the Abu Dhabi Hotels. Easy breezy adventures await, offering free Wi-Fi, outdoor rooftop pool and ever abuzz bars and restaurants.

Set in the ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) and just a short spin away from Abu Dhabi Airport and Abu Dhabi's city sights, Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel creates the ideal hub.

Rates: (Rates include breakfast and Wi-Fi and inclusive of taxes and Service Charges and exclusive of tourism fee. These are currently 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee, 4% municipality fee and AED15 municipality fee per night)

  • Standard Aloft Room (single occ): AED 735
  • Standard Aloft twin/double room: AED 795

Cancellation Policy:

  • From Reservation confirmation to 60 days prior to 25 October 2017 - 1 nights estimated revenue will be charged.
  • From 59 days to 30 days prior to 25 October 2017 - 50% of total revenue will be charged
  • Within 29 days or less prior to 25 October 2017 100% of total revenue will be charged.

Additional hotels to will be posted soon.