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The WikiArabia Conference 2022 will be held in Dubai at Mohammed Bin Rashid Library. If you want to learn more about Dubai, here are some fascinating facts about the city:

  • Dubai was Founded in 1833 but it was not until the 1970s that it evolved into the desert metropolis that is today!
  • Home to the World’s Tallest Building: The Burj Khalifa holds several world records, including the tallest building, the highest number of stories, the highest outdoor observation deck, and the most towering elevator service, and more!
  • Oldest Heritage Tourist Attraction: The city’s oldest heritage tourist attraction is located in Bur Dubai.
  • Longest Automated Metro: The Red Line of Dubai Metro is the longest driverless metro line, measuring 52.1 kilometers, while the Green Line is 22.5 kilometers long.
  • World's Largest Flower Garden: The Miracle Garden spans 72,000 square meters and contains over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants.
  • Approximately 85% of its population is foreign: The majority of Dubai's population is made up of expats, with only 15% being local Emiratis.

Weather during the conference


During October, the temperatures in Dubai typically range from the low to mid 30’s and the sea is also at its warmest. There is little to no rain in the UAE, and average temperatures in Dubai range from 25°C to 36°C. Wearing modest and lightweight clothing is a good choice; however, we recommend packing a light coat or jumper in case of an unexpected drop in temperatures.

Transport to the hotel


Our Hotel is Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Festival City and our venue is Mohammed bin Rashid Library

Getting to the hotel is easy.

  • By car: the Holiday Inn is located in Dubai Festival City Mall, Crescent Dr - Dubai Festival City – Dubai
  • By metro: Stop at Dubai Metro’s Red Line (Emirates), then you can take a taxi to the Holiday Inn.

What can you find around the venue and the hotel


MBRL and the Holiday Inn are close to Dubai Festival City Mall. Also Jameel Arts Centre and Palazzo Versace Dubai are close to MBRL.

Useful numbers

  • 998 – Ambulance
  • 997 – Fire
  • 999 – Police



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