The established event will take place at the World Trade Centre in the Expo 2020 host city Dubai. The city will host the first world expo to take place in the Middle-East Africa or South Asia. Dubai World Trade Centre is the region’s largest purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions. Dubai has a fully integrated public transport system allowing visitors to travel by

taxi, bus and car. Dubai metro is the unique feature which has already hailed as the world’s longest fully automated metro network spanning 75 km and serving 46 stations on two lines. The plans for 2020 are impressive. RTA will fast track a Dhs5 billion expansion to include connections to the Expo 2020 site and to Al Maktoum Airport. By then the metro network will increase to 58 stations and have 90 km of track.


DUBAI AIRPORT ARRIVALS: Delegates can use the metro stations that are located inside the terminal buildings (1 & 3) without having to endure the heat outside. All Congress official hotels are accessible through Metro.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATIONDuring the Congress all delegates will receive free transport pass (Nol Cards) with event material at registration desk. The Nol cards can be used for RTA mass transport modes: Metro, Bus & Marine. This can be reloaded at RTA exhibition Stand 6B30


Journey to Qasr Al Sultan: Combining luxury with nature and culture, Qasr Al Sultan will offer an authentic and luxurious glimpse into the rich history and traditions of Arabia. Inspired by the Sultan lifestyle. Set within the mystical night of the desert.

Date: 24th April 2018 | Time: 6:30pm to 10:00pm | Venue: Qasr Al Sultan

Note: Shuttle busses to Qasr Al Sultan will depart from DWTC Za’abeel hall 6 parking lot at 18:30. Return bus service will be organised starting at 21:30


Date: 23rd April 2018 | Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm | Venue: Za’abeel Hall 6, Congress Lounge 


Registration desk is located Zaabeel Hall 6, Delegates should proceed to the registration desk to collect their badges & event material.  Registration/ Certificate schedule:

Date Onsite Registration Certificate Collection
Monday, April  23rd  09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday, April  24th 08:00 – 17:00 14:00 – 17:00
Wednesday, April 25th 08:00 – 15:00 08:00 – 15:00


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SPEAKER ASSISTANCE: Speaker’s Room is located near Exhibition Hall 5, Jebel Ali A.  Speakers are requested to report to speaker’s room minimum 6 hours prior to their presentations to update/ confirm their final presentation.  All presentations will be managed from one central location and cannot be uploaded in the session rooms.

 Date  Time
 Sunday, April 22nd 1000 – 1600
 Monday, April 23rd 0800 – 1700
 Tuesday, April 24th 0800 – 1700
 Wednesday, April 25th 0800 – 1500

SPONSOR ASSISTANCE: 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 1000 – 1600
 Monday, April 23rd 0800 – 1700
 Tuesday, April 24th 0800 – 1700
 Wednesday, April 25th 0800 – 1500

PRESS ROOM: Jebel Ali C & D located in Zaabeel Hall 6-5 is the allocated press room for all media activities.

International Media: Scott Shepherd, International Press & Media Manager at

Regional Media: Khulood Alsharaf, Deputy Director and PR Manager, RTA

All congress sessions will have English & Arabic interpretation.  Respective sessions are marked  against the session.  Expo Forums sessions will be in English only.

All official hotel reservation are to be booked directly with the hotels. Please click for detail of negotiated rates.

The presentations of the Congress sessions are added to UITP electronic library. Access is reserved to Congress delegates and pre-registered press and media. Link to the electronic library will be sent post event to all registered delegates.  Kindly ensure right email address is provided.

The event will have dedicated technical visits to enrich public transport knowledge for its participants, such as visit to EC3 and Dubai Canal. All on spot registered delegates can book their seats before 2pm on 24th of April. There are limited seats hence, it will be allocated on first come first served basis.

All busses will leave from DWTC Za’abeel Hall 6 parking lot at 1430 hrs on 25th of April.

Date: 25th April 2018 | Time: 2:30pm to 6:00pm |