The Atlantic Council is excited to see you in person for the 2022 Global Energy Forum (GEF), March 28-29, 2022, held alongside Expo 2020 in Dubai in conjunction with the 2022 World Government Summit (WGS). The most current program information can be found on our homepage and through the Atlantic Council app.

Please take a moment to review the important information below regarding access to the Forum and badges, COVID-19 protocols, downloading the app, and more prior to your arrival.

Check-in and badges

If you have yet to receive a badge, please check-in at the Accreditation Office at the entrance of the North Hall at Dubai Exhibition Centre. GEF staff will be there to assist in getting participants and attendees badges.

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All attendees staying at the Grosvenor House will be provided bus transportation to and from Expo 2020. The buses will depart to Expo 2020 from the front of the hotel at 7:30am each morning, and will pick up from the Mobility District bus zone (same area where you were dropped off in the morning). There will be a bus that returns to the Grosvenor House after the last panel of each day, along with another that leaves after Monday and Tuesday’s receptions. Atlantic Council staff will help guide attendees utilizing bus transportation. 

If you would prefer to Uber, there is a 20% discount to and from Expo 2020 if booking with the code GEF2022. This discount code will work until Tuesday, March 29 with a limit of 8 trips per person and a 50 AED cap.

When using Uber, enter “Expo Rider 2020 Plaza” as your arrival destination. After entering Expo 2020, you will walk toward the Dubai Exhibition Centre North Hall. Please look for signage and/or volunteers directing to WGS and/or Dubai Exhibition Centre North Hall.

To depart Expo 2020 via Uber, you will need to be picked up from the “Mobility Zone Pickup Area,” which is a different location from where you would have been dropped off. The Mobility District is about a 15-minute walk from the Dubai Exhibition Centre North Hall. Please find a map here for your reference. 

If you would prefer to utilize a taxi for drop-off/pick-up from Expo 2020, there is a taxi station at 2020 Plaza, the entrance directly across Dubai Exhibition Centre North Hall.

If you would prefer to drive, free parking is available in three different parking zones. We recommend utilizing the Mobility parking zone (from the E311 Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road). 

The Dubai Metro Red Line will take you from the city of Dubai to the entrance of Expo 2020. Plan your trip by metro by downloading RTA’s S’hail app.

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COVID-19 Protocols (PLEASE READ)

As GEF will be held at the Exhibition Center alongside WGS, we must adhere to their protocols requiring a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of your entry to the Exhibition Center, regardless of vaccination status. Please bring proof of your negative result with you and a vaccination card to the North Hall when attending GEF programming.

Testing options

1.) The WGS organization will provide PCR tests for all GEF participants. PCR tests will be available from March 28-March 30 at the locations listed below. Please remember this requires you to test the day before your entry into Expo as results will take 5-6 hours to develop. These tests can be used to enter the venue and to leave the country, as required by your destination. Only tests administered by WGS will be covered by that organization.

The following sites will provide tests covered by WGS:
Dubai International Airport (International Visitors): March 28-30, 2022, 24-hour service
Expo 2020 Village: March 28-30, 2022, from 3:00pm-9:00pm (GST)
Al Habtoor Hotels: March 28-31, 2022, from 5:00pm-9:00pm (GST)
Jebel Ali Hotel: March 28-31, 2022, from 5:00pm-9:00pm (GST)

2.) WGS will provide rapid PCR tests onsite for those arriving to Expo directly from the airport. The testing site will be at the Rove Expo 2020 hotel in the Expo complex from 9:00am-9:00pm (GST), from March 28-30. Please note that these rapid tests can take up to one (1) hour to process results, so please allocate your time accordingly. Please reach out to Mary Kate Lambert should you have any questions.

3.) Self-pay tests can be obtained independently from COVID-19 testing centers recognized by the Dubai Health Authority. Please see below 4 testing vendors recommended by Grosvenor House, or this full list of PCR clinics from the Dubai Health Authority.

Concierge can arrange transportation if requested.

Al Zahra Hospital (Drive-through testing service) 
To book, call +971 04 378 6666. 
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Al Barsha – Al Barsha 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates 

Saudi German Hospital (Drive-through testing service) 
To book, call 8002211 or +971 55 5580043. 
Address: Hessa Street 331 West, Al Barsha 3, Exit 36 Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite of American School – Dubai – United Arab Emirates 

Home service Clinics
Home service can be performed in guest rooms. 

To book VIP Doctor, call 04 3994881 or +971 56 3274433.  
Booking timings 10:00 hrs. – 17:00 hrs. and 22:00 hrs. – 05:00 hrs. 
Results in 24 hours: 150 AED  
Results in 12 – 15 hours: 250 AED 

To book Vital Zone, call 80084825 or +971 58 815 3696 between 8:00 to 00:00. 
Results in 24 hours: 150 AED  
Results in 12 – 15 hours: 250 AED 

Please remember that all participants must remain masked unless eating, drinking, or speaking on stage. Social distancing is required.

Please contact Mary Kate Lambert at [email protected] should you have any questions in regards to COVID-19 protocols.

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Please take a moment to download the GEF app and plan your onsite experience. The app includes live updates on the agenda and panels, relevant publications, transportation notifications, maps, and more. Once the app has been downloaded, follow the prompts to create your account using the email you registered with and create a password (this is case sensitive). Your login information is unique to you and cannot be shared.

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Onsite venue info

GEF is held at the following locations:

Monday evening’s night owl will be held at the Grosvenor House, a Luxury Hotel Collection, Dubai.
Address: Al Emreef St – Dubai Marina – Dubai
Hotel website

Plenary sessions and breakout sessions will be held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre North Hall.
Dubai Exhibition Centre North Hall
Expo 2020 site |  Venue map | Transportation map

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Wireless internet

Expo 2020 offers free, high-speed Wi-Fi, which can be accessed through the settings on your cell phone or other devices.

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Dress code

We kindly request business attire for all events.

We recommend wearing appropriate attire for the weather and comfortable walking shoes as some programming will require walking outside to other venues at Expo.

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GEF attendees are welcomed to attend lunch buffets and coffee breaks within the Dubai Exhibition Center North Hall. A badge is required for access.

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Please contact the GEF team at [email protected] should you have any questions in regards to Forum logistics. We look forward to your attendance at the 2022 Global Energy Forum!


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