- The time zone for the UAE is GMT/UTC +4
- Electricity is 220/240V 50Hz
- Three-pronged square plugs are used throughout the UAE (the same as those used in the UK)
- The UAE country telephone code is +971
Visa’s are required by all, except GCC nationals (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman).
Citizens of the following countries will be issued with a free-of-charge VISIT VISA upon entry to the UAE:
USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Finland, Malta, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Citizens of other countries should apply for a visa prior to travel.
CLICK HERE to apply online for visitor visa
Flights and Accommodation
It is expected that NAVDEX and IDEX will, together, attract a high volume of visitors to Abu Dhabi. There will therefore be high demand for accommodation within the city and flights to and from the Capital.
Visitors are recommended to plan and secure their travel arrangements well in advance of the event.
For more information about booking flights and accommodation.
Alcohol & Drugs
The Ministry of Health’s Drug Control Department publishes lists of restricted drugs and medications that may otherwise be prescribed in travellers’ home countries, so travellers must take special care to ensure that their medications or other substances are not restricted before travelling.