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Conference Venue

Zayed University
Convention Center
Academic City Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Data projectors with computers will be provided in all of the parallel session rooms. We recommend that you bring your PowerPoint presentation on a USB memory stick. In addition, your presentation will need to be saved with the file suffix ‘.ppt’, not ‘.pptx’. The computers in the presentation rooms will not ‘recognize’ a PowerPoint presentation saved in the 2007 format (.pptx).

Internet Access at the Conference Venue

Wireless Internet access is available at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Although this is free of charge, you will need to bring your own laptop – computers are not available for Internet access. The password will be posted at the Conference Registration Desk.

Traveling to Dubai – Visa Guide

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There are no exchange controls in the UAE and its currency, the UAE dirham, is freely convertible. The dirham is linked to the US dollar, the currency by which oil prices are measured. The exchange rate has remained at Dh 3.675 = US$ 1 since 1977.


Moderate climate is found between October and March, days are sunny and pleasant (average temperature - 26°C). Nights are cool (average temperature - 15°C). Summer is between April and September - temperatures peaking at 50°C and high humidity levels. The southerly and northerly winds blow over the UAE with occasional sand storms. Dubai has a sub-tropical, arid climate. Sunny, blue skies can be expected most of the year. Rainfall is infrequent and irregular, falling mainly in winter. Temperatures range from a low of about 10.5°C/50°F to a high of 48°C/118.4°F. The mean daily maximum is 24°C/75.2°F in January, rising to 41°C/105.8°F in July.

Map to Main Entrance and Parking - Zayed University
(The arrows stop at the entrance of the Zayed University Convention Center. Parking is available to the right.)

Additional Information on Dubai

For all inquiries please email the conference organisers, Common Ground, by clicking here.