Come for WSC 2024, stay for Abu Dhabi!

Come for WSC 2024, stay for Abu Dhabi!

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is honored to host the World Stroke Congress 2024. Nestled on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Abu Dhabi seamlessly combines rich cultural heritage with modernity, offering an ideal location to host the 16th World Stroke Congress.

Traveling to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi stands as a pivotal global hub, seamlessly connecting with the world as a nexus of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the United Arab Emirates. Renowned as a beacon of international travel and passenger traffic, Abu Dhabi boasts a strategic location that facilitates daily direct flights from a myriad of international cities. Whether through regional carriers, national airlines, or global aviation giants, Abu Dhabi’s connectivity ensures convenient access to and from diverse destinations worldwide.

By plane

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) stands as a global aviation hub, providing excellent connectivity to various international destinations. Major airlines, offer direct flights to and from Abu Dhabi. You can benefit from the airport’s state-of-the-art facilities, duty-free shopping, and comfortable lounges. Be aware of security procedures and regulations at Abu Dhabi International Airport – make sure you follow instructions carefully during security checks to ensure a smooth process.

Land transportation

If you are in a neighboring country or within the region, consider land transportation options such as buses or private cars. Abu Dhabi is well-connected by road networks, and you can explore cross-border bus services or arrange private transportation. Depending on your location, you may also explore train services that connect to Abu Dhabi or nearby cities. Check regional rail networks and consider combining train travel with other transportation modes for a comprehensive journey.

10% off flights to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

Fly to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways and enjoy a special 10% discount exclusively for WSC attendees. Simply use the promo code EYWSC24 when booking your flight at Etihad offers direct flights from continents across the globe – Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, ensuring your trip is seamless and filled with unparalleled hospitality.

To the airport and back

  • Taxis are readily available at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Ensure that you use the official airport taxi service and agree on the fare before starting your journey.
  • Car Rentals are available you prefer the flexibility of having your own transportation, consider renting a car from the airport. Make sure you familiarize yourself with local traffic rules and regulations.
  • Public Transportation is available if you prefer cost-effective options. Abu Dhabi has a well-developed public transportation system: public buses and, when available, the metro can be viable choices.
  • Traffic Considerations are somethng to be mindful about, especially during peak hours. Plan your journey with some buffer time to accommodate any unexpected delays.

Getting around Abu Dhabi   

Navigating Abu Dhabi is a seamless experience with its diverse transportation options. To effortlessly explore the city during your visit for the World Stroke Congress 2024, consider the following tips:

    • Abu Dhabi has an efficient public bus system that covers key areas of the city. Bus stops are well-marked, and routes are accessible, making it a cost-effective way to explore the city. Familiarize yourself with bus routes and schedules for convenient city travel.
    • Taxis are a common mode of transportation within the city. Always use official taxi services, and ensure the meter is used or agree on a fare in advance.
    • Explore the walkability of Abu Dhabi, particularly around your accommodation and conference venues. Certain areas are pedestrian-friendly, providing an enjoyable way to experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere and discover hidden gems.
    • When using transportation services, be mindful of local customs. Dress modestly, especially when entering religious or cultural sites. Respect the privacy and comfort of fellow passengers during your travels.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the dynamic capital of the United Arab Emirates, stands as a beacon of modernity and hospitality. Renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the city is a melting pot of cultures, with a population that speaks a myriad of languages, exemplifying the richness of diversity. In Abu Dhabi, diversity is not only celebrated; it is woven into the fabric of everyday life. From the bustling energy of the city center to the tranquil expanses of its waterfront, Abu Dhabi invites you to uncover the layers of its multifaceted allure. Whether you’re captivated by the modern marvels of the city or seeking a serene escape by the sea, Abu Dhabi guarantees an enriching and unforgettable experience for every explorer.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

This architectural masterpiece is a symbol of modern Islamic architecture. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the world, adorned with intricate designs, chandeliers, and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet. It's a must-visit for its stunning beauty and cultural significance.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Immerse yourself in art and culture at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. This museum, designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel, houses a diverse collection that spans centuries and civilizations. The striking architecture, combined with the impressive art collection, makes it a cultural gem in the heart of the city.

Corniche Beach

Enjoy the sun, sand, and sea at Corniche Beach. This pristine stretch of coastline offers a relaxing escape from the urban hustle. Take a leisurely stroll along the Corniche promenade, enjoy the public beaches, and marvel at the skyline views. The Corniche is a perfect spot for both relaxation and recreation.

Yas Marina Circuit

Home to the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit is a state-of-the-art racing venue. Even if you're not a motorsports fan, you can explore the circuit, take guided tours, and even experience driving on the track. The iconic Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi hotel, spanning the circuit, adds to the allure.

Qasr Al Watan

Explore the cultural and political heart of the UAE at Qasr Al Watan, the Presidential Palace. This architectural marvel opens its doors to visitors, offering insights into the country's governance, culture, and heritage. Admire the opulent design, extensive gardens, and the iconic Great Hall.

Saadiyat Island and Cultural District

Saadiyat Island's Cultural District is a testament to Abu Dhabi's commitment to fostering art, culture, and education, making it an ideal destination for those looking to explore the city's cultural landscape. It is a cultural haven that houses world-class museums and cultural institutions, like the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

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