PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Discovering UAE

THE CITY

About Abu Dhabi

A diverse and globally connected city, the capital of the UAE is home to more than 200 nationalities. It is an aspiring global financial centre, a growing innovation hub, a leading energy producer, and a world-class tourist destination and cultural centre.

Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in the UAE and is divided into three regions: Abu Dhabi City on the coast, Al Ain in the east, and Al Dhafra in the west.

Abu Dhabi City is the commercial and cultural centre of the emirate. Located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, it encompasses several islands, including Yas Island - a world-class entertainment destination, and Saadiyat Island - renowned for its cultural attractions, including Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Al Ain features several important cultural heritage sites, including UNESCO world heritage sites, and Jebel Hafit, Abu Dhabi’s highest peak at 1,240m above sea level. Al Dhafra is an important centre of agriculture and hosts the annual Liwa Date Festival.

Our Starter Pack

Plan your visit

Here are some directions and links that may help you with your visit.

For assistance on tour bookings around Abu Dhabi and the UAE, please contact Nirvana Travel & Tourism at [email protected].

Partner Hotels

Enjoy discounted rates when you book with our partner hotels

For assistance on hotel bookings, please contact Nirvana Travel & Tourism at [email protected].

Individuals from these countries may require additional documents and assistance in securing the tourist Visa.

VISA INFORMATION

Do I need a Visa to enter the UAE?

Most countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE.

If your country is not listed, do ensure that you apply and obtain a visa before you travel to the UAE. An invitation letter from AVPN may be required to facilitate your visa application. Kindly email us at [email protected] with your passport details to obtain one.

Airlines such as Etihad Airways and Fly Emirates can assist you in obtaining a UAE visa.

If you require assistance from a local travel agency to apply for a visa, please contact Nirvana Travel & Tourism at [email protected].

DRESS CODE

Conference Attire

The UAE has no restriction on clothing, as long as it is respectful.

The AVPN Global Conference will be adopting a business attire dress code. Do carry a jacket as it might get chilly indoors.

In places of worship, such as the Abrahamic House, please be mindful of the dress code, which might include wearing long clothing up to your ankles and covering your head. On the beaches, you will be required to wear appropriate swimwear.

LOCAL CLIMATE

The Weather in the UAE

The UAE is situated in the Arabian Desert, and is known for its desert climate, with hot summers and cool winters. Saadiyat Island’s location by the Arabian Gulf means that it enjoys cooling sea breeze and the moderating effect of the sea. Since the country is in the Northern Hemisphere, summer falls between June and August, and winter from December to February.

April is also relatively cool, with temperatures of mid 30°C during the day, and around mid 20°C during the night. The UAE has air conditioning everywhere, from its bus stops to its malls to its public transport.

THE ESSENTIALS

Discover Practical Details

Language Harmony: Arabic is the national language, but English prevails. Signs are bilingual, fostering ease of communication. Saadiyat Island boasts a diverse and multilingual community.

Temporal Alignment: Sync with Gulf Standard Time (GMT + 4) for seamless scheduling and coordination.

Monetary Language: United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) is the currency. Embrace the exchange — USD 1 equals AED 3.67. Conveniently, credit and debit cards are universally accepted on the Island.

Power Up Right: UAE utilizes square three-pin plugs (Type G) with an electrical supply of 220/240 volts. Ensure your devices are ready for the power journey!

THE ISLAND

Explore Saadiyat Island

Situated just ten minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Saadiyat Island is home to a wide array of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. Saadiyat Island is also a major cultural destination and will host one of the world’s largest concentrations of museums and galleries. Noteworthy among these is the prized Louvre Abu Dhabi which showcases the best from humanity and culture worldwide in a unique Jean Nouvel-designed architectural setting.

Conference Venues

Unveiling Two Spectacular Conference Venues

This year, the AVPN Global Conference 2024 will be held in two locations, offering attendees an unprecedented opportunity to experience the conference in two distinct settings. Get ready for an immersive and dynamic conference experience that transcends boundaries and sets a new standard in global collaboration.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Overlooking a pristine beach, the cerulean Arabian Gulf and the celebrated Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, our 5-star destination resort presents a serene escape and captivating wildlife just minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and the Saadiyat Cultural District. Boasting the island's preeminent address, we invite resort guests to rejuvenate at Iridium Spa, energize in our luxury indoor lap pool or three outdoor pools, or bask on our private Abu Dhabi beach before dining seaside at one of six destination restaurants and bars. Mediterranean-inspired architecture unites with contemporary interiors and tactile natural materials in our refined hotel rooms and suites, which each boast a private balcony and signature St. Regis Butler service-available any time, day or night. Visit our luxury beach resort in Abu Dhabi for the ultimate getaway.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is set on a spectacular 9km stretch of pristine white beach on Abu Dhabi’s breath-taking Saadiyat Island. Featuring idyllic beaches that are home to indigenous Hawksbill turtles, Louvre Abu Dhabi, The Abrahamic Family House, Manarat Al Saadiyat and the upcoming Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, teamLab Phenomena and Zayed National Museum. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a one-of-a-kind five-star property with a regal presence, striking modern Arabic architecture and uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf.