Here we provide you with the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress with the aim to help you.
Yes, non-Members can also attend the Congress, but their registration must be submitted before March 15.
Delegate’s registration includes all day coffee, meetings, lunches and evening social events, including Dune Bashing Extreme Activity.
The Accompanying Person’s registration includes morning tours with lunch (ONLY if they are marked on the congress registration form) and evening social events, including Dune Bashing Extreme Activity.
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Congress Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. Participants are advised to arrange their own insurance policies before departure from their countries, as required. Please check if such insurance coverage is accurate and complete in accordance with the activities to be carried out during the Congress.
While every attempt is made to ensure efficient, trouble-free hospitality, including hotel accommodation, sightseeing and tours, participants are advised that the organizers are in no way liable in the event of any necessary modifications, including changes to itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights/other circumstances beyond the organizers’ control.
The host organization and its suppliers are not liable for personal accidents or losses or damages to private property of attendees of the Congress.
The list of participants will be available at the Virtual Meeting Point and Congress App prior to the congress and will be updated daily. Access to the Virtual Meeting Point will be available on the Congress website and Congress App.
Only Congress participants can access the Congress Meeting Point. We inform you that ONLY participants who have paid the corresponding fees will appear at the Meeting Point.
Yes. Please mark them on the registration form. Specific food requests are only guaranteed at the Gala Dinner.
All conference sessions will be conducted in English only. There will also be translation into Chinese.
Business attire is recommended for the congress sessions. For social events we recommend cocktail dress for the welcome cocktail, smart casual for the casual buffet dinner and black tie or culturally traditional attire for the Gala Dinner.
Tables can be booked only for the Gala Dinner. Bookings will be accepted until May 28, 2020.
Gala Dinner tables are available for 10 guests each.
There are plenty world-class restaurants and lounges to enjoy at Madinat Jumeirah Resort. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information visit the Madinat Jumeirah website.
Al Qasr Hotel:
Khaymat Al Bahar: Lebanese
Pierchic: Mediterranean seafood
Pai Thai: Thai
The Hide: North American
Al Fayrooz Lounge: Sandwiches, cakes and light fare
Koubba Bar: Light Fare
Mina A’Salam Hotel:
Shimmers Beach: Authentic Greek Cuisine
Zheng He's: Chinese
Mina A'Salam Pool Bar Pool and beach: Light meals
Bahri Bar: Light snacks
Al Samar Lounge: Sandwiches, cakes and light fare
Al Naseem Hotel:
Kalsa Pool Bar Pool area: Healthy pool snacks
Sugarmash Adults-only Pool Area: Polynesian
The Palmery: International
Rockfish: Mediterranean Seafood
Summersalt Beach area: Japanese fusion
Katsuya: Contemporary Japanese
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro: Tuscan
Ambar: Modern Arabian Mezzeh
Al Mandhar Lounge: Patisserie and tea
Jumeirah Beach Hotel:
Al Marsa Lounge: Barbecue
La Parrilla: Latin American
Villa Beach Mediterranean
Beach Lounge: Light bites
Uptown Bar: Beverages/Light snacks
D&A: British Pub Grub
Kitchen Connection: International
Ocena Blue: Italian Trattoria
Pool Bar: Bar food
Pearl Lounge: Light snacks and drinks
Talise Fuel: Healthy food
Creations Cakery: Pastry
Al Makan: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Anar: Persian cuisine
Belgian Beer Café: Belgian Gourmet Food
folly by Nick & Scott: informal take on modern dining
K Lounge: Karaoke and dine
Perry and Blackwelder’s Original Smoke House: American comfort food
Publique French - the alpine experience
Segreto Restaurant and Bar: Italian
The Meat Co steakhouse
The Noodle House: Asian
Times of Arabia: Arabic Cuisine
Trattoria Toscana: Italian cuisine seasoned with Mediterranean flavours
Trader Vic’s: Bar
Ushna: Indian cuisine
May is the start of the summer in Dubai and sees temperatures ranging from 23°C-36°C, with an average of 31°C.
May is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with temperatures increasing from 35°C to 38°C. On the other hand daily low temperatures range from 24°C to 27°C and can occasionally fall below 21°C.
Being a desert region, rainfall during May is very rare so it's a great time for being outdoors, though beware of the high humidity levels.
Dubai standard time is UTC/GMT +4 hours.
In the United Arab Emirates the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D and G. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Should you require medication during the trip, please contact the hotel.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into the UAE
Visa requirements in the UAE depend on various factors such as your nationality, why you're visiting, how long you want to be in Dubai, etc. You do not need a visa before you arrive if you are of the following nationalities, or belong to one of the GCC nations:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Vatican, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
If your country doesn't appear above, check with your nearest UAE embassy/consulate, for updates to the list:
The INC can provide an additional letter of invitation, which can be requested by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to get an invitation letter, your INC Membership and your congress registration must be paid. The information required by the INC to set up the letter which you should provide is the following: