Programs and Events
Programs and Events
2018 Middle East and Africa Conference: Innovation, Investment, and IP
Hotel and Travel



 Meeting Venue and Hotel


Meeting Venue

The 2018 Middle East and Africa Conference will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10–11, at:

Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Hotel
20th Street, Oud Metha Road
P.O. Box 5668
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
T +971 4 553 1234      


INTA has negotiated a special room rate at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Hotel for the convenience of registered attendees. Based on availability, these rates will be available three (3) days prior to and three (3) days after the published meeting dates. Rooms will be available in September when registration launches. 

 Room rates are quoted in United Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED) currency.

 Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm. 

Regency King/Twin Room:

Single Occupancy: AED 650
Double Occupancy: AED 750
Triple Occupancy: The supplement for a triple room is charged at AED 150 per room, per night.  

Room rates are also subject to the following:
10% service charge 
10% municipality fee
5% VAT 

An additional “Tourism Dirham Fee” of AED 20 per room, per night will be applicable.  

Room rate includes buffet breakfast, complimentary minibar (nonalcoholic beverages), guestroom tea and coffee, and in-room Internet access. 

For more information, please email

The cut-off date for reserving rooms in the INTA Room Block is 5:00 pm local time on Thursday, November 8, 2018. 

You may reserve a room starting in September!

To learn about things to do while in Dubai, check out insider tips for shopping, dining, nightlife, and other events in Dubai!  


 Travel: Passport and Visa

A Tourist Visa is required for all persons entering the United Arab Emirates—with the exception of citizens of Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States, and Vatican City.  

The application for a visa will be forwarded to Dubai Immigration a maximum of ten (10) days prior to guest arrival. The visa process takes seven (7) working days, excluding Friday, Saturday, and public holidays. The cost is AED 350 per application. Please note that all visa applications are subject to approval by Government Authorities of the United Arab Emirates.   

INTA will not provide visa letters for this event, but you may contact for more information.