2013 WCO IT Conference and Exhibition



Experience the new Dubai during this tour with a difference. Driving down Sheikh Zayed Road admire the glittering high rises en route to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a beautiful recreation of an Arabian style market place. After a photo stop at the iconic Burj Al Arab your drive continues to Dubai Marina, upon completion, it is claimed to be the world's largest man-made marina and then continues to  Palm Jumeirah, a fully reclaimed, palm shaped island that is home to the magnificent Atlantis, The Palm. Our final stop will be at the base of what is currently the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Here you have time to admire the Dubai Fountain, a spectacle of lights and sound and one of the world's largest performing fountains.
Date: 16 May 2013

Time: 15:30 Hrs - 20:30Hrs Approximately
Departure from Atlantis.
In order to secure your place, please select the excursion box during the registration process (maximum: 200 pax).


The emirate of Dubai is both a dynamic international centre of business and a renowned tourist escape. Truly, it is a city where the sophistication of the 21st century walks hand in hand with the simplicity of old Arabia. These contrasts give Dubai its unique flavor and personality, a society of local traditions with an international lifestyle.

From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of Bur Dubai, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for visitors. In a single day, guests can experience everything from rugged mountains to sandy beaches; from awe-inspiring sand dunes to lush green parks; from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts; and from ancient souks to ultra-modern shopping malls. These contrasts give Dubai its unique flavor and personality, a society of local traditions with an international lifestyle.

The Dubai Convention Bureau invites you to consider this great city as a host for any of your future events.  Together with our vast service community, we know we can deliver success. In just 30 years, the emirate has been positioned as a place to do business, a major hub on the international air routes, a must-see tourist destination, and a global meeting place. Its formula for success is evident – visionary leadership, quality infrastructure, multi-cultural society, zero tax on personal and corporate income and low import duties. The result is that Dubai has become a watchword for development. A hub that services a region stretching from Egypt through to India, and from the CIS countries in the north down to South Africa.

An environment that is clean, virtually crime-free and tolerant, and one where citizens, expatriates and visitors alike enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. While Arabic is the national language, English is the second language for most residents and is widely spoken in shops, restaurants and hotels. Freedom of worship is allowed for all religions and Dubai even boasts a Church City where many denominations maintain a presence. And tolerance extends to the consumption of alcohol which is permitted in the home, in hotels or on licensed club premises.

And – if visitors have any preconceptions about the region –note that women are unrestricted in their lifestyle, permitted to drive and move about freely, whether dressed in national dress or in Western garb. However, the culture of Dubai is strongly rooted in Islamic traditions and the country’s rulers strive to maintain a balance between their heritage and a modern 21st century lifestyle – while promoting events representative of their roots include falconry, camel racing and dhow sailing.

Alongside these photogenic activities, Dubai also hosts a plethora of international events through the cooler winter months, including high profile sporting tournaments such as the Dubai Desert Classic (part of the Professional Golf Association tour); the Dubai Open tennis championships (an ATP event) and the Dubai World Cup (the richest horse race in the world).

There is no better or more vibrant location to showcase modern IT solutions.