Practical Information


Conference Venue

Venue: Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) - Za’abeel Hall 4-5-6
Address:  Za’abeel Palace St - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates 

The Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) is an iconic venue located in the heart of Dubai's central business district. As the region's leading event and exhibition centre, DWTC has been at the forefront of Dubai's growth story for over four decades. It is home to some of the world's largest and most prestigious events. 

The DWTC's strategic location also makes it easily accessible from all parts of the city, with convenient transport links and ample parking facilities available. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of dining and entertainment options in and around the venue, making it the perfect destination for business and leisure.

With its unmatched facilities, world-class services, and vibrant atmosphere, the Dubai World Trade Center is one of the most spectacular venues for conferences and exhibitions.

Venue Access & Parking


  • Dubai Metro: Trains run every few minutes, from 5 am to 11 pm using a Nol Card, which can be obtained easily from any station. You may also want to combine your metro trip with a ride on one of Dubai’s many bus routes For specific journey planning to and from the Dubai World Trade Centre, you may visit the link here.
  • Dubai Taxi: You can book a taxi in advance by calling +971 4 208 0808. Fares start at 5 AED or 12 AED if pre-booked and most taxis in Dubai are now equipped to take credit card payments.
  • Private Taxi: Careem or Uber app can be used to book your ride in Dubai with payment options using your credit card or cash if you prefer.
  • Driving and Parking: There is direct access from the city’s main highway, Sheikh Zayed Road, with a direct gateway to all areas of Dubai and the wider UAE. Dubai World Trade Centre has several car parks, including paid and free options with a total of 7,530 parking spaces. Parking bays for electric cars are also available with charging stations. You can find the location of all the car parks on the map here.

View the venue map.


Opening Hours

Registration Desk


  • Wednesday, 28 February: 8:00 AM - 17:00 PM
  • Thursday, 29 February: 8:00 AM - 17:00 PM
  • Friday, 1 March:  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Wednesday, 28 February: 9:00 AM - 17:30 PM
  • Thursday, 29 February: 9:00 AM - 17:30 PM
  •  Friday, 1 March:  9:00 AM - 16:00 PM


Social Events (For Congress attendees) 

Mark your social agenda and do not miss the opportunity to network with your peers at:

  • Welcome Reception – Wednesday 28 February from 17.00-18.00 (Za'abeel Hall 4)
    Please bring your badge 
  • Networking Dinner – Thursday 29 February from 18.30-20.30 (Saffinah Ball room, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai)Please bring your badge and your personal e-invitation 
    • Transfer from Za’abeel Hall to Jumeirah Beach Hotel at 18.00 
    • Transfer from Jumeirah Beach Hotel to Za'abeel Hall at 20.30

Entry Visas

Deadline for visa applications is 14 February 2024.

The information provided below is susceptible to change without notice. Please visit for the latest official guidelines to plan your visit to MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2024.

To request a letter of invitation or visa support, please contact Note, you need to have completed and paid your registration to qualify for this service. All visas once issued by DXB Live are a single entry tourist visa which have a 60-day validity to enter the UAE. The visa stay validity is 30-days from the date of entry.

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 with a 30-day visit visa. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.

 Andorra | Australia | Austria | Belgium | Brunei | Canada | Denmark | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hong Kong | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Liechtenstein | Luxembourg | Malaysia | Monaco | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Portugal | San Marino | Singapore | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | The Vatican | United Kingdom | United States of America

GCC residents can also visit Dubai without applying in advance for a visa.

For all other citizens please check with the nearest UAE embassy for the latest information or contact the Dubai Naturalization & Residency administration department. A visa must be obtained prior to arrival in the UAE. All visas are subject to revision by the UAE government.

Important: Passport validity should be a minimum of 6 months from the intended date of arrival. Entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval..