Visa & Travel

Getting a VISA

Citizens of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Vatican State can get a free-of-charge entry visa upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE. Citizens of all other countries will need to apply for a Tourist, Transit or Visit Visa prior to their trip. If you are flying with Etihad Airways, a visit visa may be arranged for you upon request. If you have booked your trip through a travel agency, in most cases they will be able to arrange this for you.

Five, four and three star hotels can apply for visas on behalf of guests who have booked a stay with them. Please note that not all five, four and three star hotels have this system in place. Make sure you check with your preferred hotel if they offer this service. This service does not currently apply to guests staying in a hotel apartment. While the airline, travel agency and hotel can apply for your visa, please make sure you give yourself enough time for it to be approved, and note that they do not take responsibility if the visa is declined.

Otherwise, you will need to apply for a visa through your nearest UAE embassy. An eye scan will be required at the airport.

Apply For Visa
Visit Visa through Etihad Airline-

Visa invitation letter
Kindly contact if you need a visa invitation letter


Getting to the Etihad Towers: Please note that the recommended hotels are all located within 6 kilometers distance of the venue. Note: Bus transportation is arranged from the event venue to the recommended hotels and the detailed bus schedule and route map is available at the venue as well as on the app. Participants staying in hotels other than the recommended ones or outside of town need to arrange for their own transportation to the Conference venue.

General Transportation
The Department of Transport (DoT) was established in Abu Dhabi to ensure fully coordinated planning in all aspects of transport policy and development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in cooperation with all relevant local, regional and international stakeholders and partners. For more details please visit: Department of Transport:
Integrated Transport Centre :

Major airports in the UAE
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport (IATA code: AUH)
  • Al Ain International Airport (IATA code: AAN)
  • Dubai International Airport (IATA code: DXB)
  • Al Maktoum Airport (IATA code: DWC)
  • Sharjah International Airport (IATA code: SHJ)
  • Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (IATA code: RKT)
  • Fujairah International Airport (IATA code: FJR)

Motorists drive on the right hand side of the road.

Toll roads
The Emirate of Dubai levies a toll (salik) of AED 4 when vehicles pass through the toll gates.

Major highways
  • E11 - it is the longest road in the UAE. It stretches from Al Silah in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to the boundary of Ras Al Khaimah. It has various alternate names: Sheikh Maktoum Road in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai and Sheikh Muhammad bin Salem Road in Ras Al Khaimah.
  • E311 or Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, which was known as Emirates road - the road links Dubai to the rest of the emirates.
  • E611 or Emirates Bypass road - it has a length of 110km.
  • Sheikh Khalifa highway - it links Dubai and Fujairah.