International federation for the surgery of
obesity and metabolic disorders

26th - 29th September 2018.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Getting There

By Metro

Dubai Metro is a driverless modern fully automated rail system with red and green lines. Each line passes through a number of stations that are designed by architects and artists. The stations have a variety of features for customers including retail outlets, Wi-Fi internet, ATM machines and other services for People of Determination. All services are linked to a wide network of other means of transport such as buses, taxis, and water buses.

The Red Line runs from Rashidiya station to UAE Exchange station. The line consists of 29 stations and provides free multi-storey vehicle parking for public transport users at the Rashidiya station, Nahkeel Harbour and Tower station. The Green Line consists of 18 stations and runs from the Etisalat station which provides multi-storey vehicle parking and passes through the Dubai Healthcare City and Jaddaf area. The line ends in Dubai Old Souk located in Al Khor region. Passengers can transfer between the 2 lines either at the Union station or at the BurJuman station.

The Dubai Metro's red line 'World Trade Centre Station' serves the exhibition centre. To plan your journey by metro click here to view the interactive map

By Bus

This service enables you to use buses provided by the Roads and Transport Authority through a fleet covering a network that has many internal routes inside Dubai and that is periodically updated to serve practically all metro stations and urban regions. These buses are equipped with many facilities to meet the needs of the customers and to make their commute secure and easy.

To travel on the Metro and public buses within Dubai you must buy a Nol card or a Nol ticket, available at all metro stations and select bus stations.

To plan your journey by metro click here to view the interactive map

By Taxi

Taxis are plentiful and affordable in Dubai and operated by RTA through five companies (denoted by different colour roofs). All RTA taxis are metered at the same rate, with the exception of the 'pink' ladies-only cabs for which there is a small surcharge.

To book a taxi from any pick up point of your choice call 04 208 0808 (24hrs, operated in Arabic and English) At the Exhibition Venue, there are 2 taxi drop-offs: opposite Ibis Hotel and in front of Zabeel Hall entrance. Taxi pick-up point is located opposite Ibis Hotel.

By Car

Rental cars are available from car rental companies for visitors with international driving license. Driving in the UAE is on the right-hand side. If you are coming with your own car, you have the options of free and paid parking. See the Parking section for more details.

By Careem

Careem is MENA’s #1 car booking app for a safe, reliable and affordable ride that makes you forget about parking, traffic, car rental, or waiting for a taxi.
Download the App of Careem on your Android or IOS device for hassle-free transportation.

Use promo code IFSO to get 20% off your Careem rides to and from the event. Max discount per code is AED 20, the code is not valid on Beta car type.

What makes Careem awesome:

  • Booking a ride is easier than lifting your arm to hail a cab.
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  • Careem’s ride hailing app can be used to book a ride for immediate pick up – think shopping trips, or the daily work commute – Or to schedule a ride for later, which is an amazing feature you can use to get to the airport on time.
  • The Careem app provides a fare estimate and allows you to track the driver (they call ours Captains) in real time. A feature you won’t find with most taxi services.
  • Having a choice is great. Pay the way you want, they accept cash and credit cards.
  • Our customer support is ready to help you all day, everyday.

Your affordable ride is just a few taps away. Transportation with Careem is easy-peasy:

  • Download the app Careem, their GPS ninjas will automatically pick up your location more accurately than a cab.
  • Pick your car type and choose ‘Ride now’ or ‘Ride later’ depending on when you want to get going.
  • Choose your dropoff location for a fare estimate.
  • Tap ‘YALLA!’ and instantly get a confirmation instantly, complete with your Captain’s details and location.
  • Track your ride in real time. Then just get in, sit back and relax. You only pay after the ride is complete.