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Flight Operations to the UAE – AIME2017

Maanmohan Singh | - 01/30/2017
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Flight Operations to the UAE: Planning a trip to the UAE? Traveling to Dubai for AIME 2017? Here’s the Ops info you need to successfully plan business operations to Al Maktoum International Airport and Sharjah International Airport.  

Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) 2017 will take place at Dubai World Trade Center from February 8, 2017. Almost 300 exhibitors and hundreds of delegates are expected to attend the two-day event demonstrating the latest advances in the industry that’s worth over $6.9 billion to the Middle East.

Al Maktoum International Airport
  • IATA Code: DWC
  • ICAO: OMDW
  • Latitude / longitude: 24°53’10″N / 55°10’20″E
  • Elevation: 170 ft / 52 m
  • Magnetic variation: 1.96°E (0.05° annual change)
Operational Information 
  • Private flights require landing permits but not overflight permits
  • Non-scheduled flights require landing permits but not overflight permits
  • There are no parking restrictions at this airport
Sharjah International Airport
  • IATA Code: SHJ
  • ICAO: OMSJ
  • Latitude / longitude:  25-19-42.9597N / 055-31-01.9217E
  • Elevation: 111 feet (34 m)
  • Magnetic variation: 2 E
  • Fuel types: JET A1 and AVGAS
Operational Information
  • Fuel should be requested 48 hours prior to arrival or departure
  • Landing permits are required for private flights, overflight permits are not
  • Landing permits are required for non-scheduled flights, overflight permits are not
  • There are no parking restrictions at this time
Immigration

Every nationality will be checked on entry.

Passengers: Citizens of the following countries are granted a visit visa on arrival in the UAE: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, China, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, Vatican City, Japan, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Czech, Hungary, Latvia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria.

EU CitizensA passport and visa are required.

Non-EU citizens: A passport and a visa before arrival are required.

The following should be taken into account even if holding a visa:

  • All visitors must hold documents to prove their next destination and have a sponsor in the UAE to cover their stay.
  • Visitors who are not holding return/onward tickets could be refused entry.

Crew: All nationalities can enter on the General Declaration, valid for seven days from the date of entry.

Customs 

Import:

  • US$100,000 and above must be declared
  • Wild animals are strictly forbidden
  • Pets require proper vaccination documentation from a vet

Export:

  • Bulk amounts of gold or money must obtain prior approval from the relevant department or authority
  • Wild animals are strictly forbidden
  • Pets require proper vaccination documentation from a vet
Accommodation

Hotels near OMDW:

  • Premier Inn, Dubai Investments Park Hotel
  • Courtyard Dubai, Green Community
  • Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel

Hotels near OMSJ:

  • Sharjah International Airport Hotel
  • Centro Hotel
  • Grand Excelsior Hotel
Transport
  • Shuttle bus services are available at both airports
  • Car rental and taxi services are also available

Contact dxb@uas.aero for assistance with your Flight Operations to the UAE.

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