EDUCON2019 9–11 April, 2019, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE

EDUCON2019 9–11 April, 2019, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Welcome to Dubai

A unique destination that is both a dynamic business and a tourist paradise, offering more attractions, shopping, fine dining and quality hotels.

From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors, from rugged mountains and awe-inspiring sand dunes to sandy beaches and lush green parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping malls.

At the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, Dubai enjoys an enviable geographical location. Add to this year round sun, excellent infrastructure, a dynamic business environment, progressive cosmopolitan culture, an extensive range of hotel, conference, dining, shopping and entertainment facilities and you can see why it is one of the choicest locations for a global and high profile convention. We invite you to come and explore this fascinating city.

Perfect location: Dubai enjoys, without a doubt, one of the best locations on the planet. Situated halfway between Europe and Asia, few destinations take more than 8 hours direct flying time.

An array of hotels: Dubai offers a range of hotels to suit every taste, whim and budget! Whatever the choice, it will definitely be an unforgettable stay as a tourist or business traveller.

Shopper’s paradise: Dubai is ranked the most popular destination for shopping. From souk to shopping mall, Dubai has it all and is a true shopper’s paradise.

Events & Festivals: Dubai has established itself as a major destination for international events and earned its reputation as the sporting capital of the Middle East.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai ! For more information please visit www.dcb.ae

Visa Info

Visa Letters are available through Conftool for all registered participants without debts. Authors and attendees outside UAE are advised to arrange their Visas the soonest possible.

Find all the information regarding visas for travelling to Dubai in the following link: https://www.visitdubai.com/en/travel-planning/travel-tools/visa-and-entry-information.

Travel Info

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. It’s easy to find a carrier to fit any budget or itinerary.To travel around the city, there are five major means of transportation available; taxi, bus, tour, metro, and rental cars or private cars. There is a good network of roads in the city, and public transportation is low to reasonably priced, safe and plentiful. The following link provides more information on how to get around in Dubai: https://www.visitdubai.com/en/travel-planning/getting-around-dubai.

Tips and useful info

Many international banks are represented by branches in Dubai. Bank hours vary, but in general are open from 08.00-14.00, Sun – Thurs and 08.00-12.00, Sat.

Summer clothing may be worn for most of the year, but the temperature can drop during the winter. At the pool or on the private beaches, swimwear is quite acceptable, but when in the city and public areas, care should be taken not to give offence by wearing clothing that may be considered revealing.

American Express, Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard and all major credit cards are generally accepted in the main hotels and shops.

The monetary unit is the Dirham (AED), which is divided into 100 fils. It is fixed to the US Dollar at a current rate of US$ 1 = Dhs 3.675.

The electricity supply in Dubai is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles. Standard, British square three-pin plugs bare the norm in most hotels. US-made appliances may need a transformer.

The official language is Arabic but English is widely spoken and understood throughout the country.

Normal tourist photography is acceptable but like anywhere in the world, it is courteous to ask permission before photographing people, especially local women.

Islam is the official religion of the UAE, which is widely practiced by Emirati nationals as well as expatriates originating from other Arab countries, Pakistan, Africa and India, amongst others. Dubai, as is the entire UAE, is tolerant of other religions. Worship services or mass in churches or chapels are available for visitors and residents who profess a different faith.

The Dubai Police has highly efficient law enforcement and emergency procedures in place. Law enforcement officers are also generally courteous and helpful to visitors and residents alike.

Tipping is not expected, but is commonly practiced in the Emirate. Gratuities to staff at hotels are at your discretion. Most restaurants add service charges to the bill (16%). If this charge is not included, add 10% of the total of the bill. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped. Supermarket baggers, bag carriers and windscreen washers at petrol stations are generally given.

Besides the state of the art 21st century tourist attractions spread across Dubai, The UAE has a wide variety of cultural and historical attraction, sports, leisure and art activities to suit every taste and age group.

The tap water in Dubai is safe to drink. But locally bottled mineral water is generally served in hotels and restaurants.

Weekend comprises Friday and Saturday for government offices and most private companies.

Important Dates

31 Oct 2018- Abstract submission for main conference,
- Proposals for Special Sessions
12 Nov 2018Invitation to submit complete papers for main conference
10 Dec 2018- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference),
- Submission of Panel and Workshop proposals,
- Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions (no abstracts)
14 Jan 2019Notification of Acceptance
04 Feb 2019- Author registration and payment,
- Camera-ready submission for all submission types
08 Apr 2019Pre-conference Workshops
09 Apr 2019Conference Opening

Contact

EDUCON Clearing house
info@educon-conference.org

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