IEEE Global Communications Conference
9-13 December 2018 // Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Abu Dhabi Airport
Abu Dhabi International Airport is only 15 minutes from ADNEC. Over 50 international airlines operate a schedule of flights connecting Abu Dhabi to more than 80 destinations in 46 countries. Click here for more information.

To and From the Airport

Taxis: 24 hours’ metered taxis to ADNEC are readily available outside all terminals.

Public Transport: Delegate who do not wish to take taxis can get a very cheap bus which takes them within walking distance from the conference venue at ADNEC. The bus pass, which costs AED 10 (approx.. $3), can be purchased from the Airport Information Desk in the Arrivals Hall.

More information on local transportation is available here.

UAE has a generally warm and sunny climate with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F) in December.

UAE’s voltage is 220-240AC, 50 Hertz, plug type G.

Credit Card and Currency
Major credit cards and charge cards such as American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa are acceptable at most establishments. The currency is the United Arabic Emirates Dirham (AED). Banks and exchange bureaus are located in major shopping centers and airports to facilitate currency exchange. The UAE dirham has a fixed rate of approximately 3.68 to USD $1.

Smoking is not permitted in most public places and transportation vehicles.

Time Difference
UAE Time is 4 hours ahead of GMT.

Local Transportation
Transportation around Abu Dhabi is easy, safe and relatively inexpensive. Information about bus services is available here while information about the required pre-purchased "Hafilat" smart card is available here and general information about taxis can be found here

Mobile Phone Local SIM Card

You can get free SIM Card and buy a data package (2GB costs around $25) from Etisalat desk near WHSmith in the Arrival lounge after you claim your luggage.

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