The first day of the conference will be hosted at Al Ain University (Abu Dhabi Campus). Transportation will be available from the Hotel to the University in the early morning. Then, Crown Plaza Hotel (Yas Island) will serve as the main hotel hosting all sessions, exhibits, registration and networking breaks. The hotel is located in the heart of Yas Island in the district (Emirit) of Abu Dhabi, 259 Yas Plaza Hotels Yas Island - Abu Dhabi.

Overlooking Yas Links golf course and the Gulf, this upscale hotel is 2 km from the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park and 4 km from Yas Waterworld.

The hotel is also only a 10-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport, as well as some of Island's best shopping center (Yas Mall). View more information about the hotel:

Location of Al Ain University:
Location of Crown Plaza:
Location of Abu Dhabi Airport:

Check-in time is 3:00 pm on the day of arrival while check-out time is 12:00 Noon of the day of departure

How to get from Abu Dhabi Airport to Crown Plaza Hotel (Yas Island) as well as Crown Plaza Hotel (Yas Island) to Al Ain University (Abu Dhabi Campus).

Metered taxis can be found on the ground floor of the international arrival halls of the airport. A one-way trip between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Crown Plaza Hotel costs around 30 Dirhm (~US9$).
Regardless of which terminal you are arriving at, you will find a reliable, 24-hour metered taxi service ready to transport you to your final destination. See below to find out about the particular services you can look forward to at the respective terminals.

If you are arriving at Terminals 1 or 3
You will find at the clearly signposted taxi pick-up area at the lower curbside outside Arrivals Hall for Terminals 1 & 3. Here, you will easily spot our fleet of 6-seater black Mercedes Vitos.
With these luxury taxis, you will enjoy:
Extra baggage space
Plush interiors
Multi-lingual male and female drivers with an excellent knowledge of Abu Dhabi and the UAE (also equipped with up-to-date GPS systems)
Acceptance of multiple currencies
Vehicles for people with special needs and the elderly are also available.

If you are arriving at Terminal 2
Metered Toyota Camry taxis are available outside the Terminal 2 Arrivals area.
Meter Starting Fare (Flag Fall) – AED 25.00
Every 1 km up to 50 km (6am-10pm) – AED 1.6
Every 1 km up to 50 kms (10pm – 6am) – AED 1.69
Every 1 km over 50 kms – 9 fils extra
Every 1 minute of waiting time (first 5 minutes free) – 50 fils

Other means of Transporation are available as well such as Uber and Careem. Public transportation is not the most suitable option.