Accommodation

Obtaining Visa Through Hotels

Each one of the hotels mentioned below and any other hotel in Dubai can arrange for an Entry Visa for a cost of  AED 450/- or about 123 US Dollars.

Visa application must reach the hotel at least 10 days prior to arrival date but it is highly recommended if application is sent much earlier.

When booking the hotel you need to mention that you need an Entry Visa and they will provide you with the required forms and documentation.

Hotel Prices

Below prices are corporate rates but each hotel might have a special offer for staying 3 nights or more.  The net prices are special conference rates. When booking one of the hotels below, tell them that you are with University of Wollongong in Dubai and participating in AIRS2011.

We are still negotiating with these hotels and other hotels to get better prices. By Oct. 29th we will update this page with the best fair that we could arrange.

Since University of Wollongong in Dubai is accessible by Metro, you can book any hotel, there might be cheaper hotels in Deira (old Dubai), Bur Dubai but it takes between 30-45 minutes to get to university from Diera and Bur Dubai.

Currency Conversion

Each UAE Dirham (AED) is equivalent to 0.277 USD or 1 USD is equivalent to 3.67 AED.

There are hundreds of Currency Exchange offices in Dubai, they are everywhere specially inside malls. Most restaurants and shopping stores accept US Dollar and Euro also.

Do not use banks for converting your currency that is the most expensive way next to exchanging currency in hotels!!!

Internet City Metro station

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) is located in the Internet City , Media Ciity side of Sheik Zayed road. You need to cross over Sheik Zayed road through the bridge to get to the Internet City , Media Ciity side. University operates a free shuttle service from Internet City Metro station to university. To catch one of the shuttle busses that arrive every 15 minutes just walk to first circle close the Metro station and wait in the bus stop.

You can also walk for 5-6 minutes to University from Metro Station, it is only 3 blocks away!

Taxi

A taxi ride from airport to university area hotels could cost around 70-80 AED.

A 5-10 minutes taxi ride from the hotels to university could cost 15-20 AED.

Hotels

Le Royal Meridian  Beach Resort & SPA
Email: mailto:Benignus.Dias@starwoodhotels.com
Stars: 5
Period of stay: 17-21/12/2011
Room category and rate: Deluxe single & double ,  AED.900/- + 20% charges AED.1,080/- net inclusive of breakfast 
Additional information: 5-10 minutes by Taxi

 

Grosvenor House , A luxury Collection Hotel
Email: Benignus.Dias@starwoodhotels.com
Stars: 5
Period of stay: 17-21/12/2011
Room category and rate: Deluxe single & double AED.850/- +20% charges AED.1,080/- net inclusive of breakfast 
Additional information: 5-10 minutes by Taxi

 

Grand Millennium Dubai
Email: leilaniTorralba@grandmill-dubai.com
Stars: 5
Period of stay: 18-20/12/2011
Room category and rate: Superior single AED.550/- + 20% charges AED.660/- net inclusive of breakfast 
Superior single AED.600/-+ 20% charges AED.720/- net inclusive of breakfast 
Additional information: 5-10 minutes by Taxi  or 15 minutes walk to University by crossing over the Sheik Zayed Road through the Internet City  Metro station bridge
(you can also take UOWD shuttle after crossing the bridge)

 

Media Rotana Hotel
Email: mrinova@rotana.com
or Send an email Stars: 5
Period of stay: 17-21/12/2011
Room category and rate: Deluxe single & double AED.550/- +20% charges AED.660/- net inclusive of breakfast & internet access 
Additional information: 5-10 minutes by Taxi

 

Ramada Chelsea Hotel Al Barsha
Email: Janice@ramadashelseadubai.com
Stars: 3
Period of stay: 17-21/12/2011
Room category and rate: Single room AED.375/- net inclusive of taxes , buffet breakfast & internet access
Double  room AED.400/- net inclusive of taxes , buffet breakfast & internet access
Additional information: 5-10 minutes by Taxi

 

Holiday Inn Express - Dubai Internet City
Email: reservation@hiexdubai.ae
sales@hiexdubai.ae
Stars: 3
Period of stay: 18-20/12/2011
Room category and rate: Single & Double rooms AED.300/- net inclusive of taxes , buffet breakfast & internet access
This hotel does not provide visa!
Additional information: Walking distance from university
(The closest)

 

Cassells Al Barsha  Hotel
Email: Attention Mr.Ajesh Asok: sales@cassellsalbarshahotel.com
Stars: 3
Period of stay: 17-21/12/2011
Room category and rate: Standard single room AED.265/- net inclusive of service charge & municipality  fees , buffet breakfast & Internet connection only .
Standard Double Room AED.315/- net inclusive of service charge & municipality  fees m, buffet breakfast & Internet connection only .
Additional information: 5-10 minutes by Taxi or
by Metro get on the Al Barsha station and get off in the next station Internet City then
cross over Sheik Zayad Road through the bridge and take the UOWD shuttle to university

 

Byblos Hotel , TECOM Area
Email:salesandmarketing@bybloshoteldubai.com
Stars: 4
Period of stay: 18-20/12/2011
Room category and rate: Single room AED.375/- net inclusive of Airport transfers
Double  room AED.425/- net inclusive of Airport transfers
Additional information: 10 minutes by Taxi
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