How to Reach


Dubai is an important hub for international travel. The emirate’s most popular airport and second-busiest in world, Dubai International Airport (DXB) hosts flights from a wide variety of destinations. The airport is the home base of award-winning Emirates Airlines which—along with 100 other airlines—serves more than 7,000 flights per week and 260 destinations across six continents.

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Dubai is connected to neighboring emirates via an excellent highway system. From Sharjah, the E11 highway (Sheikh Zayed Road), E311, E88 and E102 are all popular routes into Dubai. From Abu Dhabi, the E11, E311, E66 and E44 highways offer inbound options. For those driving to Dubai from another GCC country, the United Arab Emirates border can be accessed through Saudi Arabia or Oman, with appropriate and valid visa(s).


Dubai’s metro system is budget-friendly, clean and air-conditioned way to travel around the emirate. There are two lines: the Red Line runs the length of Dubai, connecting to many significant landmarks along the way, while the Green Line primarily serves ‘old’ Dubai, including the Creek area and the souks of Bur Dubai and Deira. Tram service, known as the Orange Line, provides dedicated access to points around Dubai Marina. View metro journey planner →

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Business and leisure locations around Dubai are quite spread out, so renting a car affords visitors the most convenience in reaching destinations. Taxis are efficient, metered and reasonably priced. With more than 5300 RTA taxis available, hailing a cab in Dubai is never a problem. Also metred private taxis and on-demand transport services are growing in popularity and readily available around Dubai.


Things to Know

Visa information

Passport-holders from 50+ nations are now eligible for a 30-day UAE tourist visa upon arrival. Consult your embassy or hotel before you plan to travel.

Attire & alcohol

Dubai is a diverse city with a heritage rooted in Arab culture and Islam. Conservative dress is appreciated, alcohol is served only in licensed restaurants and hotels.

Navigating the city

Renting a car affords visitors the most convenience, but pay-per-minute vehicles, taxis and metro are all available around Dubai.

Local weather

JGT will be held on February, during the 2nd coldest month of the year, and the best time to visit Dubai. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 14°C (58°F) is normal.

Useful info

Metro Park & Ride

Car parking facilities are available on the Red Line at Rashidiya (2,700 Spaces) and Nakheel Harbour & Towers (3,000 spaces), and on the Green Line at Etisalat (3,000 car park spaces).

Car Parking

Parking at Dubai World Trade Centre

There are very few parking options around the venue, so wherever possible we would strongly recommend using one of the above options to avoid long queues.

Car Parks 1A, 1B & 1C are free of charge and located off 312th Road, close to the Convention Gate / Novotel entrance, as well as additional parking near the Za’abeel Hall entrance.
There are two Multi-Storey Car Parks which have a nominal parking fee per hour and are located behind Sheikh Rashid Hall Sheikh Maktoum Hall and also next to Sheikh Rashid Tower (close to Hall 1).

Please note: Vehicles are not allowed to park overnight.
Any vehicle left overnight will incur a penalty fee and DWTC reserves the right to remove all vehicles remaining in the car park after the permitted 24-hour period. Vehicles are not allowed to park within the ‘no parking zones’ and DWTC reserves the right to remove any vehicles that are parked incorrectly or causing obstruction to other road users. Violators will be charged a daily fee plus administration fees. A parking token is issued on arrival and must be submitted for payment on departure. A lost parking token will be charged in addition to the respective hourly parking charges and is not refundable.