On request, the Congress Secretariat will be pleased to send letters of invitation to individual scientists. Invitations of this kind are intended to assist potential delegates to raise their travel funds or obtain visas. They do not imply any commitment or responsibility on behalf of the Congress to provide financial support. Please note that letters of invitation can only be sent after receipt of registration and payment of full registration fee.
Please note that Visa applications can take a while to be processed, so please send us your request for a letter of invitation in due time.
The documentation required to travel to UAE varies according to the country of origin.
Citizens of the GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE.
If you come from another country:
If your country of nationality appears on the list of eligible countries, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.
Nationals of countries requiring a prearranged UAE visa can apply and pay for their visas through their hotel booking or online through emirates.com if they are travelling with Emirates Airlines.
For more details about how and where to get a Visa to UAE/Dubai, please review the details available under the following web links:
It is advisable to take out travel insurance for your trip.