How to reach the venue?

By metro: Delegates can use the metro stations that are located inside the DXB terminal buildings 1 & 3. A one-way metro ticket from the airport to the World Trade Centre Station costs AED 8, the trip takes about 20 minutes. Dubai Metro Opening hours (Saturday – Thursday): 6.00 – 23.00.
For more information, visit:

By taxi: Taxi ranks are located outside the airport, simply follow the signs. Taxi meters start at AED 25. An average taxi trip to one of the official hotels should cost around AED 70-80, the trip takes about 15 – 20 minutes.
For more information, visit: or call: +971 2 208 08 08

Public Transport Pass: All delegates will receive free transport passes (nol Cards) when receiving the event material at the Congress registration desk. The nol cards can be used for all of Dubai’s public transport modes run by RTA, i.e. the metro, bus and marine services.

Congress delegates are encouraged to make use of the daily shuttle bus services jointly organised by UITP and RTA. Shuttle buses will depart every morning from the H Hotel, moving on to the Sheraton Grand, and then the Nassima Hotel on the way to DWTC at a 30 – minute interval between 8.00 and 10.30 in the mornings. There will also be a shuttle bus service back to the hotels following the same route.

The detailed schedule can be downloaded here.


Registration desk is located Zaabeel Hall 6 within DWTC. Delegates should proceed to the registration desk to collect their badges & event materials upon arrival.

Date Onsite Registration Certificate Collection
Monday, April  23rd  08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, April  24th 08:00 – 17:00 14:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, April 25th 08:00 – 15:00 08:00 – 15:00


Shabeena Cassiere
T: +971 42 748763
Lavina Sequeira

Congress Solutions International,
T: +97142748 855

 Date  Time
 Monday, April 23rd 11:00 – 17:30
 Tuesday, April 24th 09:00 – 17:30
 Wednesday, April 25th 09:00 – 16:00

On-site registration contact person:

Hicham Badran
T: +971 56 4731257
Jean-Frédéric Charles
T: +971 56 22170

Jebel Ali A is the dedicated speaker room located near Exhibition Hall 6. Speakers are requested to update and/or confirm their final presentation there at least 2 hours prior to their presentations. All presentations will be managed from one central laptop and cannot be uploaded in the session rooms.

Speaker room availability:

 Date  Time
 Sunday, April 22nd 10:00 – 16:00
 Monday, April 23rd 08:00 – 17:00
 Tuesday, April 24th 08:00 – 17:00
 Wednesday, April 25th 08:00 – 15:00

On-site speaker assistance contact person:

Kyle Holliday
Tel.: +971 4 274 8760

Congress Presentations:
The presentations of the Congress sessions are added to the UITP electronic library. Access is reserved to Congress delegates and pre-registered press and media representatives. The link to the electronic library will be sent after the event to all registered delegates on the email ID used for registration.

Simultaneous Interpretation:
All congress sessions will have English & Arabic interpretation. Expo sessions will be in English only.

Sponsor assistance will be available on congress registration desk which will be located near entrance of Za’abeel Hall 6,

 Date  Time
 Sunday, April 22nd 10:00 – 16:00
 Monday, April 23rd 08:00 – 17:00
 Tuesday, April 24th 08:00 – 17:00
 Wednesday, April 25th 08:00 – 15:00

Contact person:

Raymund Romero
M: +971 56 999 3317 
Luca Ferraris
M: +971 50 4610733

Press room

Press room is located at Jebel Ali C & D.

International media & press
contact person:
Scott Shepherd International Press & Media Manager, UITP,
Mobile +971 56 2292680

Regional media & press

contact person: Mona Khalil Albalooshi Manager, Media Communication,

Technical visits
Two technical visits are organized by Roads and Transport Authority on 25th April from 14.30 to 183.0. If you have not registered, kindly register before 14.00 on the 24 April

Welcome reception @ DWTC
Welcome reception will take place on 23 April from 16.30 to 18.00 with kind support of RATP. It will be held in Za’abeel Hall 6, Congress Lounge next to coffee area

Networking dinner @ Qasr Al Sultan
Networking Dinner will take place on 24th of April from 18.30 to 22.00 with kind support of FAMCO and Volvo. Networking dinner is FREE for registered delegates only. Each invitation gives access to 1 participant. Please carry your invitation card for access. Transfers will be provided from the venue as per the schedule. Schedule on page 14.