Budget participant

Want to attend IPIC2017 but are on a budget? Dubai caters for all travellers!

Flights
Dubai enjoys, without doubt, one of the best locations on the planet. Ideally situated at the crossroad of Europe, Asia and Africa, many destinations are within a four-hour flight and most take less than eight hours direct flying time to and from Dubai. Under seven hours from London, Amsterdam and Paris, four hours from Nairobi, three hours from Mumbai, eight hours from Hong Kong and a direct flight away from the United States or Latin America.
Flight prices to Dubai have also decreased significantly in recent years with many European and Asian cities offering flights under 400 Euros, Gulf region cities and Indian cities having connections under 200 Euros! Booking early will guarantee you better rates!

Accommodation
The IPIC2017 Organising Committee has special rates with several 3 and 4 start hotels, some of which are budget friendly. All hotels announced on this website offer free morning shuttle services to the congress venue. More hotels deal will soon be published! See all the hotel deals If you would like to look for different kind of budget accommodation (villa, apartment, shared bedroom, etc):

Food and Local transportation
Transportation around the city can be done very cheaply by surface Metro. Dubai international airport has a Metro station and all city areas are well connected.

In Dubai you can taste the local rich cuisine and well as an extensive array of international restaurants. There are many affordable restaurants, the hardest challenge is to pick one!

To discover more about how to get around Dubai you can download the ‘Visit Dubai’ app (developed by the local tourism office):