Enticing opportunities: The role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape.



UAE Visas

Before you travel to the UAE, please check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed. Holders of non-standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements.

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

Visa Information

The kind of visa that you require for entry into the UAE depends on several different factors such as your nationality, the purpose of your planned visit and its planned duration. Please read the following notes carefully. Regulations do change from time to time and, whilst we do endeavor to keep up to date with these notes, please do not rely upon them for complete accuracy. You should also check with your airline and regional UAE embassy or consulate.

Visas on Arrival

If your country of nationality appears on the list below, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport  or any other UAE airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge. This can be extended for an additional 30 days at an additional charge.

Eligible Countries

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • 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
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vatican City

Travelers from countries not listed above will need to arrange a visa in advance of travel.

Transit Visas

Transit visas can be organized within 10 working days through your hotel. Hotels which offer this service are indicated in the below list. Your company will be held liable in the unlikely case of any immigration issues while in the UAE.

For all other nationalities, a visa must be obtained prior to arrival in the UAE. The visa requirements, as mentioned below should be sent after confirmation of your room. Upon receipt of the relevant forms, please complete and return to the e-mail address specified on the form, together with scanned copies of all the requested documents. Please note the weekend in the UAE falls on Friday – Saturday.

  • The completed visa form
  • Clear passport copies scanned in color
  • Scanned copy of passport size photograph in color with white background
  • Scanned University certificate or highest academic educational certificate with stamp. If the certificate is in a different language, an English translation copy is required.

The hotels usually charge between AED 800 to AED 1200 per person for this service and they may require a security deposit too.

Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended period of stay. Visa fees are charged prior to processing and are non-refundable if the visa application is unsuccessful or rejected by Immigration.

Transit visas are valid for 14 days from the date of issue and 14 days from date of entry to the United Arab Emirates. In case of a no-show, visa rejection, or a cancellation, the full visa cost will be automatically charged to the guest’s credit card. Note that a visa request will not be accepted, unless either credit card details or a confirmation number is received.

Please note: Visas will not be processed without hotel accommodation.

Welcome to ADIOC 2017

Tawazun Economic Council is greatly honored to welcome you to the Abu Dhabi International Offset Conference (ADIOC 2017) which will be hosted in our beautiful city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE under the theme “Enticing opportunities: The Role of Industrial Partnerships in a shifting economic landscape”. 

Under the Patronage of


Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces

HE Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri
Chief Executive Officer, Tawazun Economic Council and
Tawazun Holding
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Matar Ali Al Romaithi
Chief Officer, Industrial Devt Unit Tawazun Economic Council
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Bilal Aktas
Head of Industrialization Department, Undersecretariat of Defence Industries
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Dr. Dhafir Awadh Bader Al Shanfari
Chief Executive Officer, Omani Authority for Partnership for Development
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Lieutenant Colonel Dong-Woo Kim
Deputy Director of Offset Division, Defense Acquisition Program Administration Korea
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