21 - 25 FEBRUARY 2021

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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Useful Information

Useful Information

What are the visa requirements and travel restrictions to enter UAE?

For information on travel advisory, please be sure to check the following sources:

  • Dubai Airport website for schedules and latest visa information
  • Your airline provider for flight status updates
    • For Emirates Airlines, please check here for travel updates or find support and guidance here
  • Please check your visa requirements under https://gdrfad.gov.ae/en/form/contact-us
  • Your country’s travel advisory for latest guidance on outbound trips

For precautionary measures to keep you and those around you safe, visit the following websites or Twitter handles:

What measures have Dubai taken to ensure the safety of the visitors?

Public health and safety are Dubai’s utmost priority, and we deploy the most stringent international standards in safeguarding all our people at all times. Dubai authorities are diligently monitoring, and continuously adapting our response protocols to align with the latest guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) so that the city can continue to successfully contain outbreak risk within our communities, for both residents and visitors.

For more information about the measures that are taken in Dubai, please check the following sources:

What safety certification does Dubai World Trade Centre have?

Our venue is certified with the prestigious Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Label, which attests to its compliance with the highest hygiene standards.

Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services has developed detailed checklists with global health, safety and hygiene specialists to ensure safe procedures are in place for the resumption of business operations in line with local and international regulations, as well as recognised best practices.

Detailed audits are carried out to ensure that safety measures are implemented across the venue efficiently, with the SafeGuard label awarded only when all of their stringent requirements are met.

What measures have Dubai World Trade Centre taken to keep the participants safe?

The team at DWTC are working around the clock to ensure that events run safely and have implemented a range of measures including an enhanced cleaning regime, improved air circulation, multiple hand sanitiser stations, temperature checks, and directional signage where required.

  • Rigorous sanitisation of the halls are conducted pre and post event
  • Sanitisers have been installed in all key areas
  • Dedicated staff have been assigned to disinfect common areas including all frequently touched surfaces such as lift buttons, hand rails, door knobs, seating areas, tables, reception lobbies, restroom rooms, prayer rooms, throughout the day.
  • Common areas are being fumigated by a professionally trained team
  • Chemicals used for disinfection and housekeeping purpose are quaternary ammonium based products approved by Dubai Municipality and Dubai Health Authority
  • Designated bins are located throughout the venue to ensure that used Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) is disposed in a safe manner
  • Prayer Rooms are partially open during prayer times with precautionary measures in place to keep worshippers safe
  • Restrooms (including floors, mirrors, wash basins and amenities) are cleaned and disinfected hourly

What is the registration process?

If you are attending as a visitor, you can register online. However, registration is currently not open, fill this form and you will be notified once online registrations open. Please note that Gulfood is a paid event.

If you want to exhibit at Gulfood, please fill the form and a team member will contact you.

How do I get to the venue?

We encourage you to arrive at the venue earlier than usual, to allow more time for enhanced safety checks.

  • Visitors can use the Exhibition Street Parking with direct access to the venue
  • Taxi, Uber and Careem drop-off points are available at both Exhibition Gate and Convention Gate. The World Trade Centre Metro Station is only a 5 minute walk from the venue
  • Sanitisation of frequently touched parking areas like payment machines and attendant booths is thoroughly carried out
  • Social distancing stickers are placed in all elevators and walkways

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What safety measures that are taken during the event?

Arrival at the venue

  • All visitors will be screened via contactless temperature checks prior to entering the venue through designated entrances
  • If a visitor is identified with high temperature, the individual may be requested to wait for 2-5 minutes for the body temperature to cool down, after which a follow-up temperature check will be done
  • If high temperature is still indicated, the individual will be directed to an isolation room and the Emergency Medical Services Team (EMS) will be contacted for further action in compliance with Dubai Health Authority procedures

During the event

  • Please follow the clearly marked and separate entry and exit points
  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory at all times including inside the halls, gloves are optional
  • Please keep social distancing when greeting and refrain from exchanging business cards
  • Regular handwashing is recommended. Alternatively, please sanitise your hands frequently using the sanitisers provided across the venue
  • Please keep a social distance of 2 metres at all times. When queuing, please stand on the floor stickers to ensure minimum distance. Our event seating capacities have also been adjusted to accommodate this social distance

Departure from the venue

  • Please follow the clearly marked, dedicated exits when leaving
  • Signage is located at taxi ranks outlining the venue’s safety regulations. Additional traffic marshals may also be positioned to ensure safe distancing, when needed
  • Contactless parking payments have been implemented where possible

Where are the restaurants located?

There are a number of restaurants around the venue, here is a complete list https://www.dwtc.com/en/facilities. Note there is a seating capacity and social distancing requirements are in place. In addition, dedicated staff to clean and sanitise tables and chairs after every use.

Start Planning for Gulfood 2021

Complete the form and receive a notification once the 2021 registration is open. 

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