Flight Operations to Dubai – MEBAA 2016

MEBAA2016

Planning a trip to MEBAA this year? Are you prepared to plan a mission to Dubai? 

MEBAA Show 2016 takes place at Dubai World Central (DWC) from December 6-8. Attracting over 8,000 international attendees, exhibitors, and media, it is the leading business aviation platform for the Middle East. Here’s the Ops information you need to get to Dubai.

Dubai International Airport
  • IATA: DXB
  • ICAO: OMDB
  • Latitude / longitude: 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

Operational Information 

  • Private flights require landing permits but not overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing but not overflight permits
  • Slot approval requested 24-hours in advance is preferable to attain desired slots
  • Parking is subject to availability
  • Peak hours on OMDB: AM hour from 0100z – 0700z & 1700z – 2200z
  • The best opportunity for arrival and departure slots is between 1000Z – 1400Z
  • Overnight parking can be difficult to obtain for medium and wide body aircraft non-scheduled operators
Al Maktoum International Airport
  • IATA: DWC
  • ICAO: OMDW
  • 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

Operational Information

  • Private flights require landing permits but not overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled commercial flights require landing but not overflight permits
  • Slot approval requested 24 hours in advance is preferable to attain desired slots
  • Peak hours, AM 0100z – 0700z & PM 1700z – 2000z (times can vary)
  • Parking is subject to availability, but approval is generally provided for all aircraft types
NOTAMs

There are no significant NOTAMs at this time.

Authorizations
  1. Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) – Landing and traffic rights permission
  2. Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) – Coordinated Slot Authority

Operators shall not be allowed to operate to or from OMDW without obtaining confirmed slots from Airport Coordination Limited (ACL).

Please note- There is a mandatory Advance Passenger Information (API) requirement for all passengers and crew arriving to, and going from, the UAE.

Immigration
  • Every nationality will be checked on entry

Non-EU citizens

  • A passport and a visa before arrival are required
  • 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
  • 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
  • Visitors not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry
Customs

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 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 

  • Electronic cigarettes
  • All fresh foods such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products, fish, seafood, meat and foodstuffs from Japan with a validity period of under two weeks
  • Foodstuffs, other than fresh foods, with a validity exceeding two weeks is permitted, when accompanied by a Radiation Clearance Certificate issued by the Japanese Health Authorities

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 a 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.

For more information, visit http://www.dubaiairports.ae/

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.

Ground Transport
  • Dubai is well serviced by the Dubai Taxi Corporation
  • See the fare calculator on www.dubaitaxi.ae
Accommodation

We recommend booking hotel accommodation in the Dubai Marina / JLT area to save on commute time.