EDUCON2016 10-13 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE

EDUCON2016 10-13 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE

We welcome your visit to Abu Dhabi.

Please be aware that travelers to the UAE must hold a valid passport and may need to obtain a visa in order to enter the country.

Citizens of GCC Nations

Citizens of GCC nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia do not require a visa to travel to the UAE.

Visa-On-Arrival Eligible Countries

If you hold a passport in one of the countries listed below then you do not need to arrange for a visa in advance of travelling to the UAE. You are eligible to obtain a Visa-On-Arrival when you arrive at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. Simply proceed through immigration and your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa.

  • 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
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The Vatican
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Other Countries

If you do not have a passport from any of the countries listed above you will need to apply for a Tourist visa prior to coming to Abu Dhabi. There are several way to obtain a visa:

  • If you are flying with Etihad Airways or Emirates they can help you obtain a visa. Visit their websites for more information.
  • If you are booking your trip through a travel agency, in most cases they should be able to help arrange a visa for you.
  • Five, four and three star hotels can apply for visas on behalf of guests who have booked a stay with them. Please contact your hotel individually to confirm if this service is offered.
  • Additionally, our travel desk can help obtain a visa. The requirements for a visa application are:
    • 1 month Visa Fee of 450AED per person
    • Passport size photo with white background in JPEG format
    • Passport copy in PDF format

** Please note that the Visa application fee is non-refundable. Be aware that processing times take 3-6 business days and if a Visa is denied we cannot check the reasons for refusal.

When applying for a visa please allow ample time for processing.

Important Dates

12 Oct 2015Abstract Submission
Special Session Proposals
26 Oct 2015Invitations to Submit Complete Paper
30 Nov 2015Complete Paper Submission
Work in Progress Papers
Special Session Papers
Panels and Workshop Proposals
21 Dec 2015Notification of Acceptance
10 Jan 2016Author Registration and Payment Deadline
08 Feb 2016Final Paper Due
10 Apr 2016Pre-conference Workshops
11 Apr 2016Conference Opening


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