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16-18 March 2015

Dubai International Exhibition Centre

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Visiting Dubai

Combine a unique business event with exploring one of the world's most exciting destinations!

VetME brings together Veterinary communities to Dubai for three days each year. While the exhibition provides a popular and unique business platform, Dubai allows visitors the opportunity to explore must-see attractions from Palm Jumeirah to Burj Kalifa, or take in some relaxation time at one of the many scenic beaches or luxury resorts.

Start planning your business vacation today. Visit for all the information you need.

The second largest of the seven Emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf. It has an area of some 3,900 square kilometers. Outside the city itself, the emirate is sparsely inhabited and characterised by desert vegetation.

Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny, blue skies can be expected most of the year. Rainfall is infrequent and irregular, falling mainly in winter. In March the temperatures reach an average maximum of 28°C (82°F) with moderate heat and humidity.

Dubai Visa & Entry Information

A visa is required to enter the UAE except for Nationals from the following countries that will be issued entry permits upon arrival at the airport in the UAE.

*GCC Countries Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia
Europe Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City
Americas United States of America, Canada
Oceanic/Pacific Australia, New Zealand
Asia Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea


Expatriate residents from the Gulf states (Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia), who are on the resident visa category of businessmen, company managers or representatives, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers or employees working in the public sector, can obtain a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival in UAE.

Nationals other than those of the above lists require an entry visa that will need to be arranged prior to arrival.

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*The visa information provided here is for information purposes and to be used at your own risk. Visa rules are subject to change without warning. Contact your nearest embassy for the most up-to-date information.

Visa Processing

For Visitors:
VetME is not authorised to process visa applications for visitors. Processing of visas for visitors can only be arranged through your hotel, airline or the UAE Embassy in your country. Click Here for a list of UAE embassies.

For confirmed Exhibitiors:
VetME can assist with the visa application process for confirmed exhibitors. Contact us to assist in arranging your visa through our partner travel agent, or alternatively, visas can be arranged through your hotel.



The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) is the region's most modern, purpose-built exhibition centre. It is centrally located in the heart of Dubai's business district and only 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The venue has all facilities expected of an international exhibition centre including meeting points, VIP lounges, Internet and business centre facilities, hotels and restaurants, all providing the ideal environment to conduct business.



Take the RED LINE metro route to the Dubai World Trade Centre Metro Station.

Metro Operations Hours:

Sunday–Wednesday 5:50am - 00:00am

Thursday 5:50am - 01:00am

Friday 1:00pm - 01:00am

Saturday 5:50am - 00:00am

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The official Dubai Transport Taxis can be recognised by their cream colour and will always charge you by the meter. Ladies-only taxi's are also available.

To book a taxi call +971 4 2080808.



Visitors can choose between paid and free parking. We also provide valet parking at our main entrance gates: Convention Gate (Location: Convention Tower), Exhibition Gate (Location: Exhibition Plaza opposite ibis hotel) and Trade Centre Arena (Location: Arena Plaza 1 and 2).

Valet parking is a chargeable service and subject to availability.

FREE Car Parking PAID Car Parking

Car Park C: Free, opposite 1 Central (capacity: 537 cars)

Car Park D: Free, opposite Convention Tower (capacity: 300 cars)

Multi-Storey Car Park: Behind Sheikh Rashid Hall (capacity: 1,160 cars)

Sheikh Rashid Tower Car Park: Next to Arena Hall (capacity: 863 cars)

Za'abeel Car Park: Front of Za'abeel Hall 6 (capacity: 358 cars)


Vehicles are not allowed to park overnight. Any vehicle left overnight will incur a penalty fee and DWTC reserves the right to remove all vehicles remaining in the car park after the permitted 24-hour period.

Vehicles are not allowed to park within the 'no parking zones', and DWTC reserves the right to remove any vehicles that are parked incorrectly or causing obstruction to other road users. Violators will be charged a daily fee plus administration fees. A parking token is issued on arrival and must be submitted.


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