26 - 28 FEBRUARY 2019 | SHEIKH SAEED HALLS, DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

GESS Dubai is the largest education event not just in the UAE but across the entire Middle East. It’s the only event that brings together all levels of educationalists, in one place.

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General Show Information

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2018 SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

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VENUE

GESS Dubai 2019 will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which is easily accessible from both Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road. DWTC is centrally located and is widely regarded as a 1st class business to business venue, with all the facilities required for a top trade event in one exhibition hall.

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OPENING TIMES

Event Dates:   26th - 28th February 2019 
 
Visiting Hours:
Tuesday 26th February: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 27th February: 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 28th February: 10:00 - 17:00

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How to get there

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Taxi

Taxis are very affordable in Dubai and are available from your hotel or can be hailed on the road. Please note that demand for taxis in Dubai can be high and at peak times such as the end of the show there can be a long wait for taxis.  We do our best to get as many taxis on site as possible but taxi supply is unfortunately beyond our control.

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Metro

Dubai's Metro system covers many key locations - the nearest stop to the show site is Dubai World Trade Centre Metro Station. 

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Private Car

Driving in Dubai is fairly straight forward with plenty of signs directing drivers to Dubai World Trade Centre. There is some free parking available at the site; in addition there is a multi storey car park which is charged by the hour.
 

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Driving Directions

From the Airport: A 10 minute drive from the Dubai International Airport, Dubai World Trade Centre is at the heart of Dubai's Business District. Conveniently located along the arterial Sheikh Zayed Road.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF DUBAI

For all highlights of traveling to Dubai please go to the Visit Dubai website, you can access the website by clicking here.

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VISA & ENTRY INFORMATION

For detailed information on visa requirements please click here

The kind of visa you need to enter the UAE depends on several factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its duration. Currently, citizens of 48 countries apart from the GCC nations can get visa on arrival.
Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 90 days:

  • France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Holland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Liechtenstein
  • Belgium, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland
  • Estonia, Portugal, Malta, Spain, Cyprus
  • Denmark, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia
  • Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia

Please note:

  • Citizens of the countries listed above can obtain a visa upon arrival for 90 days from the date of entry with their normal passports.
  • It is not possible to extend this visa.
  • Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months.
  • The visa holder can use the 90-day visa upon arrival to be consumed within 180 days from first entry.

Citizens of the following countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days with a 10-day grace period:

  • Andorra, China, Malaysia, Singapore
  • Australia, Hong Kong, Monaco, South Korea
  • Brunei, Ireland, New Zealand, The Vatican
  • Canada, Japan, San Marino, United States
  • United Kingdom, Russia         

Please note:

  • Citizens of the countries listed above can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days from the date of entry with their normal passports.
  • The visa is extendable and the total validity, if extended, would be 60 days from the date of entry.
  • Passports should be normal and valid for more than six months.
  • This visa is considered a multi-entry visa, which allows the visa holder to consume the 30-day visa validity regardless of whether the visa holder is inside or outside the UAE. Any number of days the visa holder stays outside the UAE would be calculated from the 40-day validity of the visa.
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Travel & Accommodation

For assistance on finding the best hotel for you, contact our official travel partner Satguru Travel & Tourism L.L.C.
 
Contact: Amanda Sumoondur
Contact No: + 971 52 9964525
Email: amanda.sumoondur@satgurutravel.com
Website: www.satgurutravel.com/ 

Local knowledge

Make sure you know the difference between success and failure for international companies looking to work in a new region. Educate your team on the local customs and knowledge for the Middle East.

Visitor FAQ's

We have put together some of our frequently asked visitor questions, take a look to learn more about the event. 

Exhibitor Zone

Within your exhibitor zone you will have access to the exhibitor manual, approved contractors and answers to frequently asked questions. 

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Who are Tarsus Support

Tarsus support are a dedicated team of customer service
representatives devoted to helping our customers with 
their questions or queries in order to get the most out
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