GITEX 2021 Pre-Arrival Information

Just a few weeks to go, and we can’t wait to welcome you to GITEX Global.

Rest assured, your health & safety is our top priority during the 5 days of the show. To make sure you enjoy a safe, smart and seamless event experience, please carefully read through the below guidelines covering your travel to Dubai, participating at the event, and the PCR Test Centre set up for your convenience at the venue.

Guidelines on travelling to Dubai:

  • All passengers travelling to Dubai from any point of origin must hold a negative COVID 19 RT PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure.

  • The certificate must be a Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) test. Other test certificates including antibody tests, NHS COVID Test certificates, Rapid PCR tests and home testing kits are not accepted in Dubai.

  • Travelers must bring an official, digital or printed certificate in English or Arabic to check in – SMS certificates are not accepted. PCR certificates in other languages are acceptable if they can be validated at the originating station.

  • Digital COVID 19 certificates are accepted upon arrival at Dubai International airport verification points.

Participating at the event:

  • The Organizer is committed to ensuring that all stages of the exhibitor journey at GITEX Global 2021 are safe and that a range of services are available to provide information on COVID-19 measures including hand sanitizers at multiple locations across the venue, Health and Safety Wardens monitoring social distancing and mask wearing and floor markings highlighting social distancing.

  • All exhibitors must correctly wear a face covering or face mask at all times, unless they have a medical exemption approved by Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

  • Exhibitors are not required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result to enter the venue.

PCR Test Centre:

  • We have set up a PCR Test Centre on-site at the Dubai World Trade Centre venue for your convenience.

  • You can now pre-book your test in advance using the below QR code.

  • Location and cost:

  • Sheikh Maktoum Hall A

  • Operated by Al Tadawi Medical Centre

  • Cost: AED 150

  • Centre Opening Dates: 16 – 22 October 2021

  • Centre Times: 0800hrs – 2000hrs

  • Appointments need to be booked in advance.

  • Test results will be available within 24 hours.

To view all the health & safety measures and book your appointment in advance, click here


GITEX Global 2021 is ready to be a big success once again, 4000+ tech companies, 700+ startups, 400+ top investors and thousands of visitors will be there for business networking and showcasing tech innovations. Watch our video