You should have been sent your login details by SWIFT. Please take some time to look at the site as it is full of helpful information about the conference and exhibition. The ‘people finder’ tool is particularly useful when booking meetings with delegates. Go to ‘my tools’ then ‘delegate tools’ and click on ‘people finder’ to go to the search page.
Delegate lists will be shared with attendees by the marketing team when received.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Dubai, alongside money changes and ATM’s which can be found almost everywhere in the city. Money can also be changed at the airport, banks and most hotels. Note that taxis do not accept credit cards.
Banking hours are generally
- Saturday to Wednesday 7.30-13.00 and 16.30-18.00.
- Thursday 7:30am to 12:00noon.
- Thursdays and Fridays are considered the weekend.
Most hotels, restaurants will add a 10-16% service charge to the bill, if it is not included 10% is acceptable for a tip. Gratuities to hotel staff are at your discretion. Taxi drivers are generally given Dh2.
Conversion rates (approximate)
- GBP 1 = AED 5.6
- USD 1 = AED 3.6
- EUR 1 = AED 4.8
The dress code for Sibos is business attire.
Sibos has also provided the following recommendations for outside of the Sibos conference.
- Avoid clothing that is transparent or displays offensive pictures or slogans.
- Women should avoid too much décolletage when not on the beach or at a hotel.
- It is advisable to cover up tattoos, especially those with images or slogans that could be deemed offensive.
The summer months are very warm in Dubai, be prepared for midday temperatures to reach 42°C to 45°C (108°F to 113°F), the evenings are cooler in the low 30’s (high 80s to low 90s Fahrenheit) although humidity is high.
In Dubai, the electricity plugs are the same as the UK style 3pin plug. However electronic items produced in Dubai usually come with the European 2pin plugs. Voltage is 220V.
There will be power on the stand but spare sockets will be limited so please charge all electrical items at the hotel.
- Business cards
- Power adapters
- Chargers for phones, laptops
- Sibos app, to download the app visit the stores for Android or iOS