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Information on Travel to UAE

The registration fee does not cover any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability). The MARSS2023 Conference organizers and sponsors cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by participants or accompanying persons or other persons during travel to and from the congress or during the congress. Participants of MARSS2023 Conference are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.

Time Zone
The time zone in UAE (Gulf Standard Time – GST) is UTC +4 (Coordinated Universal Time).

The Emirati Dirham is the official currency of the UAE, abbreviated officially as AED. Unofficial abbreviations include Dh and Dhs. The dirham is subdivided into 100 fils. Please check the current exchange rates. Foreign currency and can be exchanged at the airport, or usually withdrawn with a fee from widespread 24-hour ATMs. UAE is a largely cashless society, and credit card transactions are accepted practically everywhere, even for small purchases.

In the United Arab Emirates the power plugs and sockets are mainly of type G. Also, types C, and D are available. A power plug (travel) adapter maybe required depends on your need. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

The de-facto official language in UAE is Arabic. However, English is the most common language spoken in the Emirates after Arabic. In the UAE, you will find road signs, food menus, phone directories, and other things mentioned or written in English along with the Arabic language. Most people working in the UAE are from different countries, and their primary language for communication is English. So, you can use English for interaction with people in the UAE, whether you order, shop, or visit places.