Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 503 6666
Single Room Rate: AED 950.00/ $259 USD
Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The Sofitel Dubai Downtown requires SMART to submit a rooming list rather than allowing for individual reservations. Therefore, you must make your hotel reservation while registering for the SMART Annual Conference. Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis until Wednesday, September 21, 2022, or until the block has sold out. There will be a limited number of rooms available after September 21 at a higher room rate.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown is the only international 5-star hotel in Dubai with a direct link to The Dubai Mall through an air-conditioned skywalk. Apart from the immediate proximity to The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, the hotel is only minutes from Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai Opera, and offers an exceptional setting for business, leisure, and exploration within new and old Dubai.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Room rates are inclusive of:
|Airfare:||Dubai International Airport (DXB) is 9.88 miles (15 minutes) from the hotel.|
|Taxis:||$15-$25 USD (60-80 AED)|
|Uber:||About $20 USD (AED 75)|
|Dubai Metro:||10 AED (about $3) each way. The Red Line of the Dubai Metro will take you directly from Dubai International Airport to the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station which is located 2 minutes (.12 mile) away from the hotel.|
Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date.
United States and Canada:
Travelers must possess a return ticket or other proof that they will be leaving the UAE within a 30-day timeframe. For visits exceeding 30 days, travelers must obtain a tourist visa prior to departure. Americans exiting the UAE by land transportation will be subject to a departure fee of 35 dirhams (about $9.60), payable only in local currency. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department website.
If you are a passport holder of a European country, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90 day visit visa that's valid for six months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total.
Pakistani passport holders will need a valid UAE visit visa for their Dubai travel. There are, fortunately, several ways to get a tourist visa Dubai from Pakistan and the process is not complicated. You can find more information on a Dubai Tourist Visa here.
Passengers traveling to Dubai from all countries (GCC included) must fulfill one of the below requirements:
If requested, passengers must undergo a PCR test on arrival in Dubai and self quarantine until they receive a negative result. In the event the passenger tests positive, then they should follow the guidelines issued by the relevant Health Authority in the Emirate of Dubai.
Note that printed or digital PCR test certificates or vaccination certificates are accepted in English or Arabic and must include a QR code. SMS certificates are not accepted. COVID 19 PCR test or vaccination certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the departure point.
The temperature in Dubai in late February averages in the high 80s during the day and low 60s at night.
The UAE currency is the Dirham (AED/Dhs). USD ($1) = AED 3.67