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

Visa Information

Please see detailed information about UAE visas at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Visa Information Web page.

Kindly note that all citizens of the following countries do not require an entry visa as they will be issued a 30-day visit visa free of charge at the airport while passing through the immigration counter: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Vatican City.

To ensure entry, please be sure to have the following:

  • Original passport, should not expire within six (6) months from the expected time of arrival in the UAE.
  • Confirmed round-trip airline ticket or airline ticket to other destination(s).

Visas are available upon arrival at the airport and they are valid for a one (1) month stay in the UAE. If you plan to stay longer, you can request more time from the immigration officer at the airport or contact the local immigration office in the UAE and request an extension.

Citizens of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia) do not require a visa.

Israeli nationals are not permitted to enter Dubai or the United Arab Emirates.

We strongly advise against traveling before a visa has been issued by Dubai Immigration for nationalities not mentioned above. Note that the rules for applying for a visa to visit UAE are very different from that of other countries. The visa application requires a sponsor. Unfortunately, IEEE LCN cannot serve as sponsoring entity for your visa application. As such IEEE LCN will not be issuing visa letters for attendees. We recommend that you explore the options listed below.

Visa Processing Through Your Airline

Several airlines can process your UAE visa application if you are traveling with them to UAE. Below are visa information pages for several airlines that we are aware of that offer this service. We recommend that you check with your travel agent for further information about these and other airlines:

Visa Processing Through the Conference Hotel — The Address Dubai Mall

The conference hotel can assist with the visa application process for a fee. This service is only available for attendees staying at the hotel. You will find information below outlining the process. Please send the forms and/or any questions that you may have to the following e-mail address:

Visa Process Requirements:

  • Visa application form duly filled in for each applicant.
  • Clear, color scanned passport copy of each applicant with at least 6 months validity.
  • Clear, color scanned photograph of each applicant.
  • Birth certificate copy (either in English or Arabic) for an applicant less than 18 years of age when traveling with their parents.
  • Credit Card Authorization form duly filled and signed.
  • Clear scanned copy of the Credit Card, front and back.
  • Clear scanned passport copy of the credit card holder.
  • A confirmed reservation at any of The Address Hotels + Resorts.
  • Medical insurance valid in Dubai. (This will be applied for on your behalf and is included in the cost of the visa.)

Visa charges and processing time:

  • Tourist Visa at AED 550/- requires around 4–7 working days with the exception of Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays. Visa charges are non-refundable in case of cancellation or rejection and valid for a single entry through Dubai International Airport only.
  • The above rates are inclusive of Administrative expenses of AED 190 per visa.


Tourist Visas are valid for entry to Dubai for 60 days from the date of issue, and then for 30 days from the date of entry to Dubai. Tourist Visas are extendable one time for similar period.

Terms and Conditions

The hotel requires a credit card authorization of AED 5000/- per visa application as a legal requirement. The deposit is taken towards any fines applicable during the stay of the guest in the UAE. Within 2 days of exit from the UAE, the exit copy with the stamp has to be sent to the hotel following which the authorized amount will be released.

The hotel can only process visas for guests staying at the hotel for the entire duration of the visit to the UAE. Should you be staying longer in UAE, please note that your visa will not be valid after completion of your stay at The Address Hotels + Resorts.

The above visa charges are valid for arrivals through Dubai International Airport only. For arrivals other than Dubai International Airport, additional charges would be applicable:

  • Abu Dhabi – AED 900/- will be additional for the transportation and submission charges.
  • Al Ain – AED 900/- will be additional for the transportation and submission charges.
  • Sharjah – AED 750/- will be additional for the transportation and submission charges.

In the case of a change of visa status, documented proof from Immigration of this change must be sent to the Sponsor (The Address Hotels + Resorts) before the expiry of the visa to avoid any fines.

While we will apply for a visa on your behalf, the submission does not guarantee a visa will be issued. Any delay in processing or release of visas is entirely at the discretion of the local authorities, and The Address Hotel + Resorts takes no responsibility for any losses incurred as a result of non-issuance or delayed issuance of visas.