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Business Travel in Dubai - 2018 Light Middle East

Date : 2018-10-09Read : 14 times

Exhibition:  Light Middle East 2018

Company Name: Banqcn Technology Group

Address: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Date: 23-25 Sept., 2018

booth NO.:  HALL 1. A22


1, About UAE

The luxury country established by the nomads in the desert covers an area of 83,600 square km, equivalent to the area of Chongqing in China, with a total population of less than 10 million. Consisting of seven emirates, The capital Abu Dhabi, is the political center of the UAE. Dubai is the economic center of the UAE. Each emirate has its own chieftain, the chieftain’s own chieftain palace, and the palace dedicated guards, which are extremely luxurious. In China's Belt and Road countries, relations with China are very friendly. The locals are also very friendly to the Chinese.


2, Ready to go

For working reasons, the company participated in the 2018 Middle East Lighting Exhibition, and took a to Abu Dhabi and Dubai to experience the Arabian style.

The legendary city of local tyrants has rapidly grown from a plain seaside town in the Arabian Gulf to a five-star luxury resort. Its history is an inspirational history. Anyone is curious and amazed, wanting to set foot on this land. check it out.

First, the visa

The UAE is a free landing visa for China, so you can start a normal passport with a validity period of more than 6 months. You can experience a 30-day vacation without having to apply in advance.

Second, customs and taboos

1. The United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country that believes in Islam. However, the state is open to all sides and its policies are relatively open-minded. There are no restrictions on foreigners' clothing, food, housing and travel.

2. During the annual holy month of Ramadan, it is not allowed to drink or smoke in public places and on the street after sunrise and before sunset. Eating, most of the local visits and drinks shops closed at this time. During Ramadan, ladies should try to wear long-sleeved clothes and trousers, not too exposed.

3. Drinking alcohol is not allowed in other places or on the street except in restaurants where apartments or houses are available.


Third, Climate and time difference

1. Due to the desert, the summer is very hot. Except for the rainfall in the eastern mountainous area, the number of rainy days is less than 30 days per year. It is concentrated in winter, from May to October in summer, the daytime temperature is between 38-45 degrees, and the night is 25- 32 degrees, the city by sea is moderately high, up to 90%, November - the second year of April is winter, the temperature is low, more suitable for travel, the daytime temperature is between 20-30 degrees, and the night is at 10-20 Degree.

2. The time in the UAE is 4 hours behind Beijing time.


Fourth, the power supply specifications

Abu Dhabi area: 240/415V, 50Hz, 3Phase

Other areas: 220/380V, 50Hz, 3Phase

The plug is a two-hole round foot type, and the hole is flat, depending on the building.


Five, language

Arabic is the official language of the UAE, but English is definitely accessible.

Six, Tips

There is no uniform standard for tipping in the UAE service industry. Hotels and restaurants generally charge a 15% service tax. However, according to local customary habits, the customer has to pay the hotel room cleaning service for 5 dirhams per day; to the restaurant waiter 5-10 dirhams; for the help desk to help the luggage is generally 5 dirhams.


Seven, communication network

1. It is possible to open international roaming of domestic mobile phones and purchase unlimited traffic packets.

2. buy a local calling card

3. buy mobile wifi device on Taobao

Eight, currency exchange

The UAE currency is Dirham, and the exchange rate is almost 1 US dollar = 3.664 dirhams, about 1.8 yuan.

It can be exchanged at a bank, restaurant or money house, but I usually bring a dual currency card to get cash directly at the airport.


3、Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, September 20th, Hongkong - Dubai

Flight EK305 07:15-12:05 stops in Bangkok.

Day 2, Friday, September 21st, Dubai

Sheikh Zayed mosque - Emirates Palace Hotel - Dubai Frame


Day 3, Saturday, September 22nd, Dubai

Gold market - DUBAI MALL - Middle East Lighting Exhibition

Day 4, Sunday, September 23rd, Dubai

Lighting exhibition in the Middle East

Day 5, Monday, September 24th, Dubai

Lighting exhibition in the Middle East

Day 6, Dubai - Hongkong

Lighting exhibition in the Middle East


Day 7, Dubai - Hongkong

Flight EK304 09:35-18:05



4 About Light Middle East

The brightest and broadest spectrum of the latest products, the most viable solutions and unmatched industry expertise


Over the last 11 years, Light Middle East has been delivering the opportunity to generate business in the Middle East. Light Middle East is the premier event for the lighting industry in the region and offers a B2B platform to manufacturers, architects, designers, consultants, engineers, construction companies, hospitality industry professionals, government officials and more.

For anyone involved in any aspect concerning light in construction and project development from architectural and urban lighting to outdoor and indoor, retail, theatrical and decorative lighting, Light Middle East is the perfect marketplace to meet new contacts, source products, and discuss new trends and technological developments.

The Light Middle East Conference, alongside the Exhibition, showcases high profile lighting designers, architects, developers, and experts who shared their insights into the rich world of architectural lighting and design.


[Product range]

1、Architectural lighting

2、Incandescent and halogen lamps

3、LED’s

4、Luminaries

5、Lighting electronics

6、Intelligent controls

7、Waterfront/marine lighting

8、Optics

9、Dynamic lighting

10、Colour changing technology

11、Lighting controls & solutions

12、Interior illumination

13、Ballasts

14、Decorative lighting

15、Display technologies

16、Theatrical lighting

17、Multi-room solutions



5, SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands out as one of the world’s largest mosques, and the only one that captures unique interactions between Islam and world cultures. Sheikh Zayed's vision for the Grand Mosque was to incorporate architectural styles from different Muslim civilizations and celebrate cultural diversity by creating a haven that is truly diverse and inspirational in its foundation. The mosque’s architects were British, Italian and Emirati, and design inspiration was borrowed parts of Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, and Egypt among other Islamic countries, revealing a glistening architectural marvel with an astonishing capacity of 40,000 worshippers and visitors.


The open-door policy invites tourists and celebrants from all around the world who can witness the spectacular onion-top domes, the reflective pools that engulf the courtyard and the iconic prayer hall, which not only overflows with blissful sunlight, but also houses the world’s biggest chandelier and carpet, both meticulously handmade. Be sure to spot the calligraphy encircling the hollows of the domes, etched with verses from the Quran and painted with gold leaves in An-Naskh lettering.


6, Middle East market outlook


1. Rich oil and natural gas resources

2. New business opportunities under the influence of the political situation

3. Export growth rate remains high

4. Leading the way to lead the new pattern

5. Convenient transportation, numerous ports

6. The surrounding construction brought about by the 2022 World Cup in Qatar


7CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

The combination of international influences and a strong commitment to local heritage has created an intriguing mix of new and old.


Abu Dhabi's culture is firmly rooted in Arabia's Islamic traditions. Islam is more than a religion; it is a way of life that governs everyday events from what to wear to what to eat and drink. The UAE's culture and heritage is inextricably linked to its religion, and it is a shining example of Islam's true commitment to tolerance and hospitality.


Foreigners are free to practise their own religion and the dress code is liberal. Women are able to drive and walk around unescorted. Among the most highly prized virtues are courtesy and hospitality, and visitors are sure to be charmed by the genuine friendliness of the people.  Despite the speed of economic development over the last 30 years, Abu Dhabi continues to promote traditional cultural and sporting events, such as falconry, camel racing and traditional dhow sailing.

National Dress

UAE nationals usually wear traditional dress in public. For men, this is the kandura - a white full length shirt-like garment, which is worn with a white or red checkered headdress, known as a ghutra. This is secured with a black cord (agal).


Sheikhs and important businessmen may also wear a thin, gold-trimmed robe (bisht) over their kandura at important events.


In public, women wear a long, loose black robe (abaya) that covers their normal clothes - plus a headscarf (sheyla).


The abaya is often of very sheer, flowing fabric with intricate embroidery and beadwork along the wrists and hemline.


Sheylas are also becoming more elaborate and a statement of individuality, particularly among the young. Headwear varies with some women wearing a thin black veil covering their face and others, generally older women, wearing a leather veil (burka), which covers the nose, brow, cheekbones and lips.

Photography

While normal tourist photography is acceptable, it is polite to ask permission before taking photos of people, particularly women. Photographs of government buildings, military installations and ports and airports should not be taken. Also, cameras may be banned in public areas designated for women and children only.

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