The 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), November 7-10, 2016, Dubai, UAE

About Dubai


Welcome to LCN 2016 in Dubai

The 41st meeting of the LCN Conference will land gracefully in Dubai, UAE. This is the first meeting of LCN in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region!!

Dubai, the Pearl of the Gulf has a lot to offer! Pristine beaches, cool fall weather, abundant sunshine, endless wonders to explore, and much more!!!

As one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Dubai is the place where the sophistication of the 21st century meets the unique charm of an ancient trading port. With world-class infrastructure and facilities, the city combines the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the western world with eastern traditions and hospitality.

Situated on the north-east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Dubai is both a dynamic international business centre and a laid-back tourist escape. From unspoiled beaches to rugged mountains, and picturesque heritage sites to ultra-modern shopping malls, Dubai offers a truly unique visitor experience.

As the gateway between east and west, the city has become a safe and accessible base for leading multinationals from across the globe to establish a foothold in the Middle East market, and to explore emerging economies further afield. This expanding business base attracts professionals from around the world, giving Dubai a unique multicultural identity, where nationals from more than 200 countries live in harmony with the Emirati people.

The higher educational landscape in Dubai reflects the cultural mix of the City. There are more than fifty universities and higher colleges, bringing the Canadian, America, British, Australian and many more international education systems to the region through private institutions and branch campuses.

With a thirst for innovation, the City is also gathering a growing reputation for its advancements in research and technological development. Already renowned for its bold ambition, as the home of the world’s tallest building and the world’s largest man-made island, Dubai will continue to grow its international stature when it hosts the World Expo in 2020.

Positioned as a landmark event in terms of sustainable development, and a catalyst for the green economy, Expo 2020 is set to become the launch pad for some truly transformational initiatives, including the flagship demonstration of 5G technology, creating the first ever 'smart' district.

We invite you to experience a fascinating visitor destination, a growing center for innovation, and the home of world-class hospitality at LCN 2016 in Dubai.

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Dubai is served by many major airline companies and UAE's Emirates Airline is one of the best in the world offering high-class services. Dubai has two major airports: Dubai International Airport (DXB) or the new Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).


Wi-Fi is widely available throughout Dubai and especially in shopping malls and the airports where it is provided free of charge.


The UAE's official currency is the UAE Dirham (AED). The exchange rate with US dollar is 1 US$ = 3.67 AED.

Cell Phones in Dubai

The two major mobile telco companies operate 4G networks in the UAE. These companies are Du and Etisalat.

Electrical & Voltage Information

The UEA electrical system uses 230 V at 50 Hz and a G-type plug. See the Plug, socket & voltage by country site for detailed information.


Dubai weather get cool in November. It is the start of the best season to visit the city. Average temperature is between 25-28°C (77-82°F).

Other fast facts about Dubai can be found at Friendly Planet Travel and dubai info.