Practical Information

Coming to Breakbulk Middle East? Here's what you need to know.

Breakbulk Middle East will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Za’abeel Hall 5, that includes a number of hotels for attendees. Dubai International Airport (DBX) is about a 10-minute ride by taxi or 40 minutes by train. Dubai is a huge city—in fact, it consists of many cities and construction never stops. There is much to see and do.

Flights

Convenience, speed, and new, modern facilities are just some of the advantages offered at Dubai International airport and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central. With over 7,000 weekly flights operated by 125 airlines from 260 destinations on every continent (except Antarctica), you have a wide range of options to choose from when flying to Dubai.

Hotels (Coming Soon)

 

Visa Information

Check your visa entry requirements to ensure you have a valid visa to travel to the UAE if needed. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements. GCC citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE. On arrival at Dubai International Airport, your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements: Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Chile, Monaco, Russia, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Ukraine, Mauritius, China, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States. You can obain a visa upon arrival for 30 days from the date of entry with your passport.

Getting Around the City

By Taxi

A popular way to get around Dubai. Taxis are efficient, metered and reasonably-priced, with well-trained and courteous drivers.

Getting to the airport: Either order ahead (+971 (0) 4 208 0808), or flag down a taxi on the road.You can spot Dubai Taxi cabs by their cream colour. Those with a pink trim have female drivers.

Going from the airport: Follow the signs to the official taxi rank at each terminal, or ask the airport's May I Help You team. The ranks are well organised, with taxis waiting 24/7. There’s an AED25 flag charge from the airport. The charge for each km is AED1.96.

By Dubai Metro (Train)

Trains run roughly every 10 minutes from Terminals 1 and 3. Services start 5.50am (5.30am on Thursday), and stop at midnight (1am on Thursday/Friday). Please note there is no service on Friday mornings and starts at 1pm. There are just two lines, making the network simple to use for newcomers. Most stations have connecting buses and taxi ranks for onward travel. Most major hotels and tourist destinations are relatively close to a station.

You can buy your ticket at the airport stations. The cost depends on how many zones you travel, but is affordable. Try the Nol card. It can be charged up with credit, and also gives you a discount on standard fares. The front carriage on each train is ‘gold class’, for a small premium – kids will love the view through the driverless front window! There is also a carriage for women and children only. You’re allowed up to two pieces of luggage (with one being hand luggage). For more information visit the RTA website.

By Car

A first-rate network of roads and highways connects Dubai and its neighbouring emirates, making it a great way to explore the country. An Emirate Route Number designates highways and main roads in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. In the UAE, cars drive on the right side. Speed limits are clearly displayed and are usually 60-80km/h (37-50mph) around town and 100-120km/h (60-75mph) on highways.
 

 
Dubai World Trade Centre, Za’abeel Hall 5, will be open for Breakbulk Middle East 2020 during the following hours: