To help you prepare for your trip to Alumina 2024, here's some general information about Dubai and the conference venue:


Dubai enjoys a desert climate, characterized by hot and sunny days throughout the year. During April, when Alumina 2024 takes place, you can expect pleasant daytime temperatures, typically ranging from 25°C to 35°C (77°F to 95°F). However, evenings can be cooler, so we recommend bringing light layers.


The official currency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the UAE Dirham (AED). Major credit cards are widely accepted in Dubai, and ATMs are readily available for cash withdrawals.


Arabic is the official language of the UAE, but English is widely spoken and understood, especially in urban areas like Dubai. You'll have no trouble communicating during your visit.

Time Zone:

Dubai operates on Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is UTC+4. Please adjust your watches and schedules accordingly.

Emergency Contact Information:

In case of emergencies, the UAE's emergency contact number is 999 for police, ambulance, and fire services. Dubai is known for its excellent safety record, but it's always wise to be prepared.


Dubai has a modern and efficient public transportation system, including a metro, buses, and taxis. But even with the best infrastructure, travel to the venue costs in time and money, so we have negotiated special pricing for you to enjoy the luxury, convenience and networking opportunities of staying right at the venue, the Grand Hyatt Dubai!

Local Cuisine and Etiquette:

Experience Dubai's diverse dining scene, from traditional Emirati dishes to international cuisine. Enjoy refreshing beverages and explore dietary options. Don't miss Dubai's food festivals for a taste of global flavors.

Visa Requirements:

Check the visa requirements for your country before traveling to the UAE. Many nationalities are eligible for a visa on arrival or e-visa, while others may require advance visas. Ensure you have the necessary documentation for your stay. Learn more (in hyperlink redirected to ‘Visa Information’ page)..

We hope this general information helps you plan and enjoy your visit to Alumina 2024 and Dubai. If you have any specific questions or need further assistance, please feel free to alumina2024@wearemci.com.

Safe travels, and we look forward to welcoming you!

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