About Dubai

About Dubai

At the crossroads between East and West, Dubai is a safe, inclusive and cosmopolitan city that’s now one of the world’s top 10 urban tourist destinations. The Emirate is proud to host the Hockey Revolution Part II featuring the 45th FIH Congress and looks forward to welcoming the international hockey community.

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Here’s some essential information about the Emirate

Climate: An arid subtropical climate with sunshine all year round. The average temperature during the Congress is around 25°C.

Clothing: Lightweight clothing is suitable most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for winter evenings. Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are advised during the day.

Credit cards: All major international credit cards are accepted in retailers, restaurants and hotels, although smaller shops and cafes prefer to deal in cash.

Culture: Dubai has a diverse and multi-cultural society with a fascinating blend of rich Arabian heritage and driving ambition that has shaped the modern place that it is today.

Currency: The monetary unit is the Dirham (Dhs or AED), which is divided into 100 fils. The Dirham has been pegged to the US dollar since the end of 1997 at a mid-rate of Dhs3.67.

Food: Dubai has a sophisticated and innovative food culture, with almost any type of cuisine available, from Gulf and Middle Eastern classics to European and Pacific Rim.

Language(s): All road and shop signs, restaurant menus and tourist leaflets are in both Arabic and English. Other common languages are Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog and Farsi.

Local Time: GMT + 4 hours.

Electricity: Voltage is 240 volts, frequency is 50 hertz.

Getting to Dubai
Getting to Dubai to attend the Hockey Revolution Part II is simple with such an extensive range of transport links to, from and in the city.

Visa
Citizens of more than 40 countries are granted a 30-day visa, free of charge, on arrival in Dubai. See the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation for more information.

Should you require a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE), please contact Khaled Shareef from Excite Tourism (visa@goexcitetourism.com or +971 4 357 24 24).

For more information on the documents required to enter the UAE, please visit Excite Tourism by clicking here.

Arriving by Air
Over 120 airlines fly in and out of Dubai, so it’s easy to get to the Hockey Revolution Part II. You can also book through the UAE’s four airlines - Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, flydubai and Air Arabia.

If you have any travel inquiry, please contact Jithin Sunil (jithin.s@alreyamitravel.com / callcentre@alreyamitravel.com or + 971 4 335 45 45), who will be able to provide you with preferred rates for flights.

Using Public Transport
Once you are in Dubai, there are many public transport options, including the metro, bus, taxi or boat. Find out more on the Roads and Transport Authority website: www.rta.ae. Transfer time between the airport and the official hotel will take between 5 to 10 minutes by taxi/cab. We will have volunteers at the airport terminal to assist you with transport.

Government Tourism Site
For more information from the official Government Tourism Site please click here

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