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  • 21-25 FEBRUARY, 2021

Plan your trip

Plan your trip

Travel Agency

Travel Agency

Our Official Travel Partner Alpha Tours manages travel and visa arrangements for our Gulfood visitors and exhibitors. Services include:

  • Travel & Visa Arrangements
  • Accommodation
  • Tour Packages
  • Transportation
  • Daily scheduled shuttle to/from the exhibition centre 


For bookings, please contact:

Mr. Mr. Abdullah Aridi
Office: +971 4 7019111 
Toll Free: 800 25742 929

27th Floor, Burlington Tower
P.O. Box 25718
Business Bay, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Emirates Airlines - 10% Off tickets

Emirates Airlines - 10% Off tickets

Travel on Emirates to Dubai, for Gulfood 2019. Emirates has excellent connections to all of the six continents via Dubai with more than 155 current destinations worldwide.

Book your travel today at and enter the following promotion code to avail 10% off.

Promotion code:  EVE6FOO
Validity: 27 Oct – 12 Nov 2020

Terms and conditions

  • Outbound and inbound travel must be within the validity period.
  • Destinations: Offer valid ONLY from and to gateway cities in which Emirates operates direct flights. (Including interline flights to gateway cities).
  • Discount applicable: 10% off on Saver, Flex and Flex Plus online fares on Business Class and on Economy Class return fares. First Class no discount is applicable.
  • Offer valid ONLY for return travel to Emirates gateway cities to DXB and not from DXB.
  • The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or special offer.  
  • Regular charges applies for any modification and changes as per the fare rule and conditions.
  • The promotion code should be displayed on a secured website which is accessed by the attendees.
  • All Emirates Skywards members will receive Skywards Miles for this trip when booked using the promotional code. Visit Emirates Skywards to become a member.
  • Complimentary chauffeur-driven car for Business Class passengers.
Visa Information 

Visa Information 

Do you need an entry permit or a visa to enter the UAE?

GCC citizens do not need visa to enter the UAE. Some of the other nationalities can obtain visa on arrival while others need to apply for visa in advance. Find out if you need a visa to enter the UAE. 

Visa on arrival

Citizens of certain countries do not require advance visa arrangements to enter the UAE and can obtain a visa upon arrival for 30 days with a 10-day grace period for extension. View the website below to view the full list of countries.

Click here for more information on how to obtain a visa

Closest hotels are at the venue itself!


When it comes to business and tourism, no hotel could be more convenient and central than the Novotel Dubai World Trade Centre. Part of the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre, the hotel is only minutes from Dubai Mall, the Dubai International Finance Centre, Bur Dubai, Deira, and many other points of interest. Enjoy scheduled complimentary shuttles to major shopping malls. The World Trade Centre Metro station is on our doorstep, and the airport is just a 10 minute drive away.

Check in to 4-star comfort right at the Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai hotel. Your airy contemporary room gives you space to spread out and work or relax with the skyline views. Start the day fresh with a dip in the pool and a buffet breakfast off the trendy lobby, and wind it up with live jazz at Blue Bar at Novotel.

For reservations: 
Telephone:+971 4 3320000


The ibis Dubai World Trade Centre Hotel is part of the Dubai World Trade Centre complex. Located off Sheikh Zayed Road and next to World Trade Centre Metro Station, the hotel enjoys direct links to both the airport and Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. ibis Dubai World Trade Centre hotel offers complimentary shuttles to Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Mall and other major malls, and is also well connected for sightseeing trips to historic Bur Dubai.

The ibis World Trade Centre Dubai hotel, conveniently located in the heart of the business district, is just a few minutes away from world-class shopping malls, beaches and nightspots. For business travellers, the hotel is directly linked to the airport, International Exhibition Centre and Convention Centre.

For reservations: 
Telephone:+971 4 3324444


The Apartments

Centrally situated with a welcoming atmosphere, The Apartments Dubai World Trade Center allows visitors to make the most of their visit to Dubai. 

Available in superior, one, two and three-bedrooms, these serviced apartments are comfortably furnished and can be leased on daily and monthly or even yearly basis. The Apartments offer access to The Club with a wide selection of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities including a swimming pool, kid’s play area and kid’s pool, tennis court, gymnasium, steam and sauna rooms and the region’s highest outdoor wall climbing facility. Its dining options comprise a multi-cuisine restaurant, a relaxing lounge and al fresco dining at the Pool Bar. Trade Center Plaza with a wide array of restaurants and cafes is only a short walk away.

For reservations: 
Telephone: +971 4 3314555

The easiest ways to get to GulfHost hassel-free:

By Metro - Highly recommend!

By Metro - Highly recommend!

The Dubai Metro’s red line ‘World Trade Centre Station’ serves the exhibition centre.

The Metro enables you to avoid traffic congestion and arrive to DWTC in a timely fashion. The route connects the exhibition centre with Dubai International Aiport and all major stops throughout the city. 

Check the guide to plan your Metro trip

By Bus

By Bus

The closest stop is the Novotel Hotel stop outside the Convention Gate entrance at Dubai World Trade Centre. You can use purchase the ticket (NOL card) at any metro station and select bus stops. 

To view the route map and for more information, visit the RTA website or call 800 90 90.

By Taxi

By Taxi

To book a taxi from any pick up point of your choice call 04 208 0808 (24hrs, operated in Arabic and English). 

At the Exhibition Venue, there are 2 taxi drop-offs: opposite Ibis Hotel and in front of Zabeel Hall entrance. Taxi pick-up point is located opposite Ibis Hotel.

All RTA taxis are metered at the same rate, with the exception of the ‘pink’ ladies-only cabs for which there is a small surcharge.

Find your way through Google Maps

Rental cars are available from car rental companies for visitors with an international driving license. Driving in the UAE is on the right-hand side.If you are coming with your own car, you have several options parking: 

Car Parking Locations

- Exhibition Street Multi-storey Carpark, next to Novotel
- Happiness Street Multi-storey Carpark, opposite Novotel
- Sheikh Rashid Tower Multi-storey Carpark, next Trade Centre Arena
- Exhibition Plaza Self-Parking: Located opposite IBIS and Exhibition Gate.

  • Parking fee is AED15 for the 1st hour and AED10 for every additional hour. 24/7 operation.
  • Through the payment machines located next to the exit of every parking area or manually through the parking cash counters.
  • Vehicles are not permitted to park overnight. Any vehicle left overnight will incur a charge of AED210 daily. The waiting period between payment and departure is 15 minutes only.  Lost parking tokens are charged at AED150.

You can easily book a cab at your convenience with Careem - UAE’s favorite car booking app

CareemDownload the Careem App
Enter either, drop off or pick up location as Dubai World Trade Centre
Enter Promo code - Gulfood2020

  • Get 25% off on 6 rides with a maximum discount of AED 25 per ride
  • The code is  valid dates: 7-9 Nov 2021
  • The code will work on Economy, Business, Kids and Max car types

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