The conference hotel

ICMAME 2023 will be held in Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (5 stars) on 29 April 2023 as physical.
The online part of the conference will be on 30 April 2023 without physcial participation.

Google map position:
Address: Opposite American Hospital - 19Th Street - Oud Metha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The Emirate of Dubai is the 2nd largest of the 7 United Arab Emirates but has the largest population, with over 3.5mn inhabitants as of 2021. Dubai's cityscape is always transient and ever-changing, with its constant urge to construct bigger and better than before. If there was a Palm Island, Nakheel thought of the World Island. Burj Al Arab was eclipsed when Burj Khalifa cropped up.

Dubai constantly competes with itself, trying to magnetize tourists to a dream-like world of attractions. This drive is clearly visible in its landmarks, shopping centres and hotels. Although it strictly safeguards its traditional Islamic roots, it allows space for other religions, a rare quality in the conservative Arab world. Thankfully, it has been successful in shielding itself from extremism, making it one of the safest places to visit in the Mideast. Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global melting pot and a business and cultural hub.

A first-time visitor to Dubai might get overwhelmed with the exciting attractions, activities, shopping and nightlife, but we're here to help. Here's a top list of things to do when holidaying in Dubai.


Having expanded along both banks of the Dubai Creek, the city has divided into two parts: Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai on the south, and the Jumeirah extends into the sea.

Abras are traditional water taxis which are regularly used to move people to and from either side of the Creek. Each side has its share of fine mosques and souqs, buildings, shopping malls, hotels, office towers, banks, hospitals, schools and villas with attractions especially concentrated in Bur Dubai.

From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai not only boast the best contemporary sights but has also preserved the world's most intriguing historical attractions.


Since Dubai is a cultural and tourist hub, there are an endless amount of things to see and do when it comes to entertainment. Shop at your favourite stores, grab a bite at the restaurant, catch the latest movie at any of the plush multiplexes or head to enjoy some adventure activity or for a live concert and have the time of your life.

Besides this, there is a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities you can engage in. The Dubai events calendar is usually brimming with quite a few sports activities, including Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race and prestigious DP World Tour Championship golf tournament and so much more.

Nightlife & Dining

Dubai has an excellent nightlife scene with a wide choice of bars and nightclubs to be enjoyed. Most of the licensed pubs, bars and discotheques are in hotels, but there are some exceptions as well.

Dubai observes strict laws when it comes to nightclubs which should be kept in mind before heading out, and all nightclubs must close at 3.00 am.

The official minimum age to purchase alcohol is set at 21, but some clubs reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone below 25. At some of the most prestigious clubs in the city, bouncers tend to be a little strict about unisex groups.

Dubai Culture

The culture of Dubai is rooted in Islam, but globalisation and immigration have transformed the Emirate into a melting pot of diverse nationalities over the past 50 years.

The influence of traditional Arab culture is still prominent in its museums, festivals, and attire. Generosity and hospitality are the most highly prized virtues in the Arab world, and tourists are welcomed with utmost affection and friendliness. Since 2006, the weekend in Dubai has been shifted to Friday - Saturday, as a token of respect for Friday's holiness to Muslims and as an overlap with the Western world's weekend of Saturday and Sunday. Although Dubai's society is open to all cultures, tourists are expected to respect Muslim traditions.

Outdoor Activities

Sports activities play a major role in Dubai. Especially with Dubai Sports City, it could even be responsible for hosting the Olympic Games one day. With Dubai's supreme horse-racing tracks, golf courses and its long-awaited Formula 1 autodrome, it is surely a sportsperson's paradise city.

There are plenty of activities to do in Dubai. Whether you want to sit back and enjoy watching your favourite sport or wish to participate in a thrilling indoor or outdoor activity for those exciting adrenaline rushes, Dubai has the answer!

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