UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MANSOUR BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN, VICE PRESIDENT, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COURT

8-10 October 2024

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

SETTING RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE AND GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY IN MOTION

Welcome to Abu Dhabi

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Plan your trip to Abu Dhabi for Global Rail 2024

Looking to plan your trip to Abu Dhabi? Start here. Abu Dhabi is a well-connected destination, just a six-hour flight from parts of Europe and four hours from India. Over 50 airlines fly to and from 102 destinations in over 56 countries through the award-winning Abu Dhabi International Airport. The national airline, Etihad Airways, has over 100 passenger routes across six continents. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi's budget airline, Wizz Air, offers visitors affordable flights from destinations across Europe and the Middle East.

Abu Dhabi also attracts world-leading cruise liners throughout the year. The region's only dedicated cruise beach stopover allows visitors to enjoy the desert island of Sir Bani Yas Island, a wildlife reserve home to over 17,000 free-roaming wildlife.

EMPOWERING CITIES OF THE FUTURE

GLOBAL RAIL HERALDS A TRANSFORMATIVE ERA OF MULTIMODAL, INTERMODAL AND SMART MOBILITY SOLUTIONS

Global Rail transcends borders, uniting the world's foremost strategic visionaries, industry leaders, transporters, and financiers, as rail transport leads the way towards efficient, sustainable, and interconnected mobility solutions, fostering economic growth and advancing a more connected world.

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RAPID DIVERSIFICATION
RAPID DIVERSIFICATION

As part of broader economic diversification strategies, the Middle East is investing heavily in the development of robust transportation infrastructure, fostering economic growth and positioning the region as a facilitator of international trade via efficient logistics solutions.

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EVOLVING GCC DEMAND
EVOLVING GCC DEMAND

The GCC, and especially the UAE, serve as a strategic bridge between the East and West. Its central location makes it an ideal hub for global transportation networks, facilitating the efficient movement of goods and passengers between Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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SUSTAINABILITY
SUSTAINABILITY

The GCC and UAE are embracing smart technologies and sustainable practices in rail transportation, including the incorporation of digitalisation, advanced signaling systems, and environmentally friendly initiatives. Plan your role in creating a modern and eco-friendly rail ecosystem.

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MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION
MULTIMODAL INTEGRATION

Regional change drivers are actively working to integrate various modes of transportation, including rail, road, air, and sea. This focus on multimodal connectivity enhances the overall efficiency of transportation and contributes to a comprehensive and interconnected global logistics ecosystem for the region and beyond.

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AMBITIOUS INVESTMENTS
AMBITIOUS INVESTMENTS

Be part of ambitious rail infrastructure projects and offer your portfolio of solutions for transformation across high-speed rail networks, metro systems, and freight rail developments. Seize the opportunities in substantial investments being made to enhance connectivity within the region and create efficient transportation links with the rest of the world.

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TRAVELLING TO ABU DHABI

More carriers than ever are flying to Abu Dhabi. With frequent flights arriving from destinations worldwide, planning a trip with one of Abu Dhabi’s airlines is easy. Get more information about flights and cruises and access visa information with the Abu Dhabi travel guide.

Start your journey here

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WHERE TO STAY IN ABU DHABI

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a hotel in Abu Dhabi. Book yourself into a personal haven made just for you, from luxurious retreats to budget resorts to business-friendly accommodation.

Discover your retreat here

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THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI

The city of Abu Dhabi is vibrant and lively; you'll never be without something to do. Beyond the city, majestic desert landscapes and lush green oases are open for exploring.

Explore the Capital of the UAE here

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GETTING AN ABU DHABI VISA


As an attendee of Global Rail (GRTIEC), your entry visa depends upon the policies of United Arab Emirates rules and regulations set by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship-ICA and its affiliated Directorates of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in each Emirate. Citizens across GCC region do not need a visa to enter the UAE while some of the other nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival and other nationalities need to apply for their UAE visa in advance to enter the country. Click here to view more information on your UAE VISA.

Learn about your UAE VISA here

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