Conference Venue

Conference Venue
Dubai Knowledge Park Conference

Address: Dubai Knowledge Park Conference Centre- Block 1, Conference Hall

Travel Information

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The nearest train station to The Exchange is Birmingham New Street, a short 10-minute walk away. Snow Hill and Five Ways stations are 0.7 miles away, whilst Moor Street is 0.9 miles from the venue. All are within a 20-minute walk of The Exchange.

West Midlands Metro takes you directly to Centenary Square from New Street Station/Grand Central. From here, there are only two quick stops until you arrive at The Exchange (stop Library).

Centenary Square is served by several bus routes, and the nearest bus stop is Baskerville House. Plan your journey easily online.

Centenary Square cannot be accessed directly by car. Therefore, we recommend putting the postcode of your chosen car park into your satnav, rather than The Exchange’s postcode.

The Exchange lies within Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone. You can find out if you need to pay for your vehicle via the GOV.UK website, as well as pay the daily fee (if eligible) after or before your journey.


There is no on-site parking at the venue, however, you’ll find plenty of pay-and-display parking nearby. The nearest multi-storey car parks are Paradise Circus, Town Hall, and Navigation Street, just a 5-minute walk away (0.3 miles). Street parking is also available at Bridge Street, just 5 minutes away.

The nearest car park to The Exchange with designated Blue Badge parking bays is Cambridge Street. From here, the venue is just 192 yards away. A good alternative is Paradise Circus multi-storey car park (243 yards away).

Take a train from Birmingham International to Birmingham New Street, before walking to The Exchange. The trip in total should take you under 30 minutes.

Required Information

The UAE dirham is the official currency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The name ‘dirham’ is derived from the Greek currency, the drachma.

There are 2 major international airports in Dubai:

The Dubai International Airport (DXB or OMDB)

The Dubai World Central or the Al Maktoum International (DWC or OMDW).

Dubai Metro is a 74.6 km mass rapid transit system with 47 stations and 2 lines (Red & Green) located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

One of the common questions by new residents or tourists in Dubai is about the best way to get around the city. Fortunately, the emirate of Dubai is well-connected by a robust public transport system, which is affordable, rapid and convenient! Today, MyBayut brings you an overview of the public transport in Dubai. Find out the popular modes of Dubai public transport, fares, common rules and etiquette and all there is to know about commuting around the city.

  • Dubai Metro
  • Dubai Tram
  • Public Bus
  • Taxis
  • Ride-Hailing Apps Such as Uber & Careem
  • Marine

Whether you’re passing through, going on holiday or moving to Dubai1, it is important to understand the emirate’s strict drug policies so you don’t find yourself inadvertently in trouble with the law.

Not all medications that are legal in other parts of the world are legal in the UAE, and penalties for breaking these rules can be severe. It’s therefore important to check that your prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are legal in your destination country. The UAE claims to have a “very strict, zero-tolerance anti-drugs policy2 and conducts thorough searches at airports”.

When bringing controlled medication — drugs that are regulated by the government — into Dubai, you are required to apply for approval3 through the Ministry of Health (MoH). You should be able to find out if your prescription medication is controlled or not through your doctor. If you are issued approval to bring your prescription medication into the country, you can bring up to three months’ supply as a visitor and 12 months’ supply as a resident. The drugs should be kept in their original packaging along with your prescription.

If you are a passport holder of Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong-China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau-China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Singapore, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vatican City countries, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International and proceed to immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30‑day visit visa free of charge. Additional documents may be required, depending on your country of residence. Some of countries are Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan & Iraq.

Rules and conditions

Visa fees must be paid upon application.

Additional visa processing fees apply.

The passenger must travel to and from Dubai on Emirates or codeshare flights only.

Visa fees are non‑refundable.

The ticket is non‑refundable if the visa has been issued and utilized.

Visa processing time is approximately 3 to 4 working days.

Entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.

All visas are valid to enter Dubai for 60 days from the date of issue, except the 96‑hour and 48‑hour visas, which are valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

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Power sockets in Dubai Generally Speaking are TYPE G. That is, the rectangular, 3-pin socket like you would find in the UK.

Dubai and all of the United Arab Emirates operate between a 220V-240V supply voltage and 50Hz.

First Visit To Dubai?

Get Ready to Be Amazed!

Dubai is a city that has it all. Boasting impressive skyscrapers, a high standard of living, and renowned higher education institutions, it’s no wonder that students from around the world flock to this cosmopolitan destination.

Dubai’s diverse and multicultural environment sets it apart from other cities. With most expats being first-generation and bringing various cultural traditions, the city is a unique blend of tradition and innovation. What’s more, Dubai is a growing educational hub, with most international universities having branches located in the city. This provides students with an international experience that is essential to pursuing studies abroad.

There are five public and 58 private colleges and universities in Dubai, serving Emiratis and expatriates. Because, as in most countries, institutions have independent internal governance, you’ll find variations among universities in Dubai in terms of the subjects they teach (with some specializing in one or two subjects only) and the level of degree program they offer (with some offering only undergraduate or postgraduate programs). You’ll also find universities in Dubai are categorized as either a local university (founded and based in Dubai) or a branch campus (founded in another country, with a campus in Dubai).

The city’s rich cultural heritage meets the modern, cosmopolitan lifestyle, making it an attractive destination for tourists as well. With its location on the Persian Gulf and backed by the Arabian Desert, visitors can indulge in a truly memorable experience. In short, Dubai is a city that offers the best of both worlds. It’s a vibrant and attractive destination that continues to grow and attract people worldwide.

Conference Accommodation

Avani Plus Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites


Address: P.O. Box 502624,Dubai Media City, TECOM, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 604 2222

Grand Plaza Mövenpick


Address: Dubai Media City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite The Innovation Hub, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 525 7777

Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City, an IHG HotelOpens in new window


Address: Al Sufouh 2, Internet City P.O. Box 11189, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 275 0000

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens


Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, The Greens, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 519 1111

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City, an IHG Hotel


Address: Knowledge Village, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 427 5555

Royal Club By RVHR, Palm Jumeirah


Address: Palm Jumeirah, Shoreline Apartments building 20, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 427 5555

Luton Vacation Homes - Continental, Dubai Marina


Address: 8 Jumeirah Street Continental Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 52 100 6424

Golden Stay Vacation Homes continental tower marina


Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 50 509 6009

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