The World Heart Federation’s
World Congress of Cardiology &
Cardiovascular Health 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai for WCC 2018

Outstanding speakers
Inspiring workshops
Thought-provoking debates

Important Dates

 

Online abstract opens   Ι 7 February 2018

Online abstract closes   Ι 11 April 2018

Online registration opens   Ι 2 April 2018

Authors notification abstracts’ outcome   Ι 26 & 27 June 2018

Early registration deadline   Ι 17 July 2018

Regular registration deadline   Ι 14 November 2018

Registration and Fees

Congress venue

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC)

Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

www.dwtc.com

Destination

Home to more than 150 nationalities, Dubai boasts the most modern amenities found anywhere in the world – both in its entrepreneurial business environment, and things to do, see and experience. As the Middle East’s fastest-growing, most dynamic and exciting cosmopolitan city, Dubai is a true melting pot of different cultures and lifestyles.

For more information, please visit the website:  https://www.visitdubai.com/en/travel-planning

Travel

With over 7,000 weekly flights operated by 125 airlines from 260 destinations you have a wide range of options to choose from when flying to Dubai. It’s easy to find a carrier to fit any budget or itinerary.  WCC 2018 is pleased to confirm that Emirates Airlines has been selected as the partner airline for the World Congress of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Health 2018 in Dubai.  The promotion code giving access to special fares for WCC 2018 attendees will be available in December 2018.

It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart from their countries. WHF and MCI as organisers cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to congress participants.

Getting Around

Advanced and affordable metro and bus networks stretch across the length and breadth of the city. Charming traditional ‘abra’ water taxis also ferry passengers safely across Dubai Creek. Metered taxi companies and international car rental companies operate within a world-class road infrastructure.

Metro

No matter which option you choose, travelling within Dubai is straightforward and stress-free. Its metro system, amongst the world’s safest, has stations positioned in prime areas across the city.

Plan your route using the DUBAI METRO WEBSITE

Bus

The city’s scheduled bus network services all communities and business areas through its various pick up points and stops. Bus stations are air conditioned to keep both visitors and residents comfortable.

Plan your route using the DUBAI BUS WEBSITE

Taxi

Wherever you are in the city, you can easily flag a high quality metered taxi with services including special vehicles for families, women only and the disabled.

To book a taxi, visit the DUBAI TAXI WEBSITE

Visas

Citizens of eligible countries/regions are allowed to enter the UAE without a visa prior to arrival. If the country or nationality appears on the list below, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE.

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brunei

Bulgaria

Canada

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy 

Japan

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Malta

Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

New Zealand

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

United States of America

In addition to the countries/regions listed above, citizens of GCC nations – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are eligible for a visa on arrival at Dubai International Airport.

Important information

  • Passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months
  • Number of entries: Only single entry is permitted
  • An eye scan or a facial recognition will be taken at the Immigration desk in the airport
  • Only normal passports can be used for visa applications (i.e. no Diplomatic Passports)

If your country is not in the list above, please contact the hotel you have booked and apply for a visa directly through them.

 Contact us

 

General congress enquiries

Registration and accommodation

MCI Suisse SA

9, Rue du Pré-Bouvier

1242 Satigny-Geneva, Switzerland

Fax: +41 22 33 99 631

Phone: +41 22 33 99 583

wcc.reghot@mci-group.com

WCC 2018 leaflet is now available

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