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Useful Information

Useful Information

  • Getting to the Festival

    Dubai Lynx 2017 takes place at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai on 5-7 March, with the Awards on 8 March.

    Madinat Jumeirah is located along one kilometre of private beachfront adjacent to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab and Wild Wadi Water Park, and is a leisurely half-hour drive from Dubai International Airport.

  • Festival Pass and Awards Invitation Pick Up

    The registration area is located in the lobby area of the Madinat Arena.

    Your badge must be worn at all times in the Madinat Arena and is valid for registered delegates only. Any misuse of badges will result in being denied access to the Festival. Please note that lost or stolen badges will not be replaced.

    Please note that lost or stolen invitations cannot be replaced. Access to the Awards & Dinner is not possible without an invitation.

  • Registration Opening Times

    Please collect your Festival pass from the Registration desk located in the foyer of the Madinat Arena at the Madinat Jumeirah.

    Opening times are as follows:

    Saturday 4 March 14:00 – 19:00 (Pre-registration only)

    Sunday 5 March 08:00 – 18:00 (Festival open)

    Monday 6 March 08:00 – 18:00 (Festival open)

    Tuesday 7 March 08:30 – 18:00 (Festival open)

    Wednesday 8 March 12:00 – 16:00 (Awards invitation collection only)

  • Awards & Dinner

    The Dubai Lynx 2017 Awards Ceremony & Dinner will take place at the Madinat Arena on 8 March.

    Invitations to the Awards can be collected from the desk in the registration area.

    Please note that lost or stolen invitations cannot be replaced. Access to the Awards & Dinner is not possible without an invitation.

  • Travel To And From Dubai Airport

    Madinat Jumeirah is located along one kilometre of private beachfront adjacent to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Burj Al Arab and Wild Wadi Water Park, and is a leisurely half hour drive from Dubai International Airport.

    Transportation from Dubai International Airport is possible by taxi, car hire and bus:

    Taxi

    Either order ahead (+971 (0) 4 208 0808), or flag down a taxi on the road. Airport taxis are meter cabs with a starting rate of AED20 and the final fare will be calculated according to the recorded distance travelled. Transport taxis are available 24 hours a day in the city and at the Arrivals Terminal.

    Car hire

    There are car rental companies with offices at the airport and the majority provide chauffeur services.

    Bus

    Bus stations are located opposite both terminals. Special Dubai International Airport Buses have also been introduced which provide custom-built air-conditioned buses with ample baggage hold. These buses serve the most popular routes in the city centre.

  • Visa Information

    Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements: please check your visa and passport requirements here.

    Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa:

    Bahrain

    Kuwait

    Oman

    Qatar

    Saudi Arabia

    For further information or if your country is not listed above, please contact your local embassy. Please ensure your passport is valid for six months or more prior to arriving in Dubai.

    If you do require a visa, it will be possible to generate a visa invitation letter from the Completed Registrations section of your My Account area.

    If your name appears differently on your passport to your registration, please contact the Delegates Team at delegates@dubailynx.com.

    Please note we are only able to issue visa invitation letters to registered delegates.

  • Map of the Venue

    Download a map of the Madinat Jumeirah which shows the location of the Festival venue at the Madinat Jumeirah Arena.

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Tips for visiting Dubai

  • Tipping

    Tipping is not expected, but is common practice. Gratuities to staff at hotels are at your discretion. Most restaurants add service charges to the bill. If this charge is not included, add 10 percent to the total bill.

  • Clothing

    Lightweight summer clothing is ideal with a wrap, sweater or jacket for cooler nights and air-conditioned premises. Although the dress code in the UAE is generally casual, guests in the larger hotels do tend to dress more formally in the evening.

    Since the UAE is a Muslim country, bikinis, swimsuits, shorts and revealing tops should be confined to beach resorts.

    Women are usually advised not to wear short skirts and to keep their shoulders covered.

  • Restaurants

    Many of the restaurants are located within hotels as these are the only places where you can drink alcohol with your meal (apart from a few associations and private clubs). You can go as expensive or as affordable as you like: either way, you will be guaranteed hygiene as the Municipality carries out regular checks on food outlets.

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