Aviation Africa 2015

Aviation Africa 2015 will take place in Dubai from May 10-11th. Over the two-day summit, panel sessions will examine the opportunities and issues challenging the growth of the African aviation market. Featuring global players sharing information and opinion, there will also be an associated exhibition. UAS International Trip Support is proud to be the Gold Sponsor of Aviation Africa 2015.

UAE Immigration

Every nationality will be checked on entry.

Non-EU citizens

A passport and a visa prior to arrival is required.

Visa Issuance:

  • Holders of normal passports and a copy of pre-arranged visa can obtain a visa on arrival, provided their passport is valid at least six months on arrival.
  • Pre-arranged visas must be deposited by the sponsor to the Immigration Authority and can be issued for either 96 hours, 14 or 30 days.
  • Deportation on the same flight will follow if the sponsor or a representative is not present at the time of passenger’s arrival at the airport.
  • E-visas can be obtained via www.ednrd.ae – these visas are valid for entry at any international airport of the UAE.
  • Airlines can check the validity of an e-visa at the same site by clicking on the “Query DNRD APP” button.

The following should be taken into account even if holding a visa:

All visitors must hold documents to prove their next destination and have a sponsor in the UAE to cover their stay.

Note: Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.

EU Citizens

A passport and visa are required.

Visa Issuance:

  • Holders of normal or emergency passports issued to EU citizens can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days, free of charge.
  • E-visas can be obtained via www.ednrd.ae – these visas are valid for entry at any international airport of the UAE.
  • Airlines can check the validity of an e-visa at the same site by clicking on the “Query DNRD APP” button.

Note: Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.

UAE Customs Rules

Free import:

• 400 cigarettes and cigars to a maximum value of AED 3,000 and 2 kilograms of tobacco (not applicable to snuffing or chewing tobacco)

• Perfumes or any other gifts provided for personal use, to a value of AED 3,000.

• Alcoholic beverages: Abu Dhabi and Fujairah- 4 liters of any kind of alcohol for non-Muslim passengers; Dubai- 24 cans of beer or 4 liters of any other kind of alcohol; Sharjah- 2 liters of alcohol and one case of beer.

Prohibited import:

• Electronic cigarettes.

• All fresh foods such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products, fish, seafood, meat and food stuffs from Japan with a validity period of less than 2 weeks.

• Foodstuffs, other than fresh foods, with a validity exceeding 2 weeks is permitted, when accompanied by a Radiation Clearance Certificate issued by the Japanese Health Authorities.

In Abu Dhabi and Fujairah:

• Fruits and vegetables from cholera infected areas, cultivated pearls.

In Dubai and Sharjah:

• Uncooked, edible seafood, fruits and vegetables from cholera infected areas.

Note: Import of live and dead birds (and derived products) is prohibited from all Asian countries, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia and other countries that may be affected by Avian Flu. For birds in transit, from all other countries, a transit permit is required.

Free export

• Proof of purchase is required for large amounts of cash, gold and jewelry.

Baggage Clearance

Baggage must be cleared at the first point of entry.

If you are transiting within 24 hours and not going through customs. In this case, baggage can be stored before customs clearance for up to 24 hours if you wish to leave the transit area, provided the baggage is interlined to the final destination.

At Dubai airport baggage can also be stored by the handling agent (DNATA) for more than 24 hours. A fee of AED 10 per piece of baggage applies.

Dubai airport also provides a service to passengers continuing their journey within 24 hours and holding separate tickets to final destination. This service provides baggage transfer on the passenger’s behalf, so they do not need to clear passport/customs control. A fee of AED 300 per passenger applies.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.

Currency

The local currency is United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)

Import of local or foreign currency is allowed, however if this sum exceeds AED 100,000 (or an equivalent amount) it must be declared on arrival. No restrictions apply for exportation.

Airports

OMDB – Dubai International Airport

• Dubai, ARE

• N 25° 15.2′ E 55° 21.9′ Mag Var: 1.4°E

• Elevation: 62′

• Fuel: 100LL, Jet A-1

• Time Zone Info: GMT+4:00 no DST

Private Flights:

Overflight permits are not required / a landing permit is required.

Non-scheduled commercial flights:

Overflight permits are not required / a landing permit is required.

Fuel Service

• UAS offer supply via truck browser and hydrant fuel delivery

• JET A1 readily available

Slot approval requested by an agent 24 hours in advance is preferable in order to attain desire slots.

Parking is subject to availability.

Peak hours on OMDB: AM hour from 0100z – 0700z & 1700z – 2000z (times can vary subject to availability)

Overnight parking is not allowed.

Delay during these days will be subject to traffic against scheduled ARR / DEPT.

OMDW – Al Maktoum International Airport

• Dubai, ARE

• N 24° 55.1′ E 55° 10.5′ Mag Var: 1.4°E

• Elevation: 171′

• Fuel: Jet A-1

• Time Zone Info: GMT+4:00 no DST

Private flights:

Overflight permits are not required / a landing permit is required.

Non-scheduled commercial flights:

Overflight permits are not required / a landing permit is required.

Fuel Service

• UAS offer supply via truck browser and hydrant fuel delivery

• JET A1 readily available

Slot approval requested by an agent 24 hours in advance is preferable in order to attain desire slots.

Peak hours, AM hour from 0100z – 0700z & PM 1700z – 2000z (times can vary subject to availability)

Parking is subject to availability.

Please keep in mind that this airport is approximately 45 minutes by car from some of the best-known Hotels.

No significant NOTAMs

Location

The event will take place at Le Méridien Dubai, Hotel and Conference Centre on Airport Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Accommodation

Hotels near Dubai International Airport:

• Millennium Dubai Airport Hotel

• Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

• Raintree Hotel

• Al Bustan Rotana Hotel – Dubai

• Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

• Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel

Hotels near Al Maktoum International Airport:

• • Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa

• • Premier Inn Dubai Investment Park

• • Naia Downtown Jebel Ali By DAMAC

Transport

Dubai is well serviced by the Dubai Taxi Corporation

Expect to pay approximately AED 35-40 from Downtown Dubai to the venue.

See the fare calculator on www.dubaitaxi.ae