American University of Sharjah

CIICS16

Conference IEEE CIICS16 2016

Venue and Accommodations

Conference Venue

CIICS16 will be held at Jood Palace hotel (formerly Taj Palace hotel) in Dubai. After registration at the hotel on March 13, 2016, the organizing committee will provide transportation to the opening ceremony and the keynote speech that will be held at American University of Sharjah (AUS) in Sharjah. All subsequent technical sessions and conference functions will be held in the Jood Palace Hotel, Dubai. Transportation from Jood Palace hotel to AUS and back will be provided on the first day of the conference.

Note:  Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) is only a short drive from the AUS campus. The drive from Dubai International Airport (DXB) takes approximately 30 minutes to the hotels in Sharjah in normal traffic conditions. The taxi fares vary from 35 to 50 UAE Dirhams (1 US Dollar = 3.65 UAE Dirham) depending on the traffic conditions. Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is a two-hour drive from Sharjah.

More information about Sharjah is available at http://sharjahtourism.ae/.

Accommodations

CIICS participants should book their own accommodations. The organizing committee suggests the following three hotels:

Jood Palace Hotel, Dubai (conference venue)

Jood

This is five-star hotel located at a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport (DXB). Typical taxi fare is around 10 USD and Metro fare is about 1 USD. The hotel is a five-minute walk from Dubai Al-Rigga Metro station. You can reserve online or communicate with Ms. Evangeline Duma, The Banquet Sales Manager. Please specify that you are attending the CIICS conference organized by American University of Sharjah to get the conference special rate. Ms. Duma can be reached at:

Tel +971 4 211 3020 | F +971 4 211 3453 | M + 971 55 557 1979

Email: evangeline.duma@joodhospitality.com

PO Box 42211, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hotel website: www.joodhospitality.com

IBIS Hotel in Al-Rigga, Dubai

Ibis

There are many IBIS hotels in Dubai. The closest to the conference venue is IBIS-Al-Rigga, a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport (DXB). The taxi fare is about 10 USD and the Metro is about 1 USD.

This hotel is about a 10-minute walk to the conference hotel and a five-minute walk from Dubai Al-Rigga Metro station.

Hotel website: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-6685-ibis-dubai-al-rigga/index.shtml

Metropolitan Palace Hotel, Dubai

Metropolitan

This hotel is a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport (DXB). The taxi fare is about 10 USD and the Metro is about 1 USD.

This hotel about a 10-minute walk to the conference hotel and a five-minute walk from Dubai Al-Rigga Metro station.

Hotel website: http://www.metropolitanpalacehoteldubai.com

There are many other hotels within a walking distance from the conference venue. You can find out more about their proximity and online reviews by searching the Internet for hotels in the Deira neighborhood in Dubai.

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