CSAAR 2008B

Instant Cities: Emergent Trends in Architecture and Urbanism in the Arab World

 

Location, Accommodation and Travel Information

 

 

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the School of Architecture and Design, American University of Sharjah, UAE.

Address:
American University of Sharjah
School of Architecture and Design
P.O. Box 26666, Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
Tel: (971) 6 515 2825
Fax: (971) 6 515 2800
 

Useful Links:

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Travel Information


Getting to Sharjah
Most international airlines will go to Dubai International airport and not Sharjah airport. The drive from Dubai International Airport takes approximately 20 minutes to the hotel in Sharjah assuming normal traffic conditions. The taxi fare can vary between 50-75 UAE Dirhams (3.68 UAE Dhs. = 1 US Dollar) depending on traffic conditions. Abu Dhabi International Airport is a two-hour drive to Sharjah. Sharjah International Airport is the adjacent to AUS Campus. You can still find air tickets to Sharjah airport but mostly from the Middle East.

Visa Requirements
Not everyone requires a pre-issued visa to enter the United Arab Emirates. Please look at the following link very carefully to determine what applies to your case. You can also inquire through the nearest UAE embassy to your location. The location of UAE embassies can be found following this link.


Visa from Airlines: If you require a visa, we strongly recommend that you issue it through the Airline. Emirates airline and Air Arabia do help in issuing visa for visitors to the United Arab Emirates. Other airlines may do as well. Please look at the links below.
 

  • Click here to view the Emirates Airline Visa service.

  • Click here to view the Air Arabia Visa service.


Visa from Hotels: Some hotels may offer visa services for their guests. We recommend that you contact the Sales Personnel of the specific hotel and check any arrangement with them to issue a visa. More details of these hotels are in the Accommodations section. They hotels need a scanned passport sent via email and the credit card number.

Visa from AUS: Only if you need a visa and failed to get it through the airline or the hotel, the American University of Sharjah will do its best to help you. It is worth mentioning that, in this circumstances, entrance to the UAE will be limited to Sharjah and Dubai airports. To apply for  visa through the American University of Sharjah, please note that the deadline is set for February 18, 2008. Following are the requirements:

1. Passport copy- minimum 6 months validation
2. One passport size colored photo
If you need this help, please make sure to email Rania Morsi, conference manger,  before Feb 18.

 

 

Accommodation

Hotels in Sharjah: The following hotels have corporate discount rate with the American University of Sharjah. To obtain the hotel rates listed on our website, you must contact directly the hotel reservation desk via phone, e-mail or fax in order to arrange for the reservation. Room reservations are subject to availability.  Reservation need to be done as early as possible as there are usually shortage of hotel accommodation in Sharjah and Dubai. Rates are guaranteed until middle February 2008.
 


Local transportation will be provided from Raddison SAS Hotel to the AUS Campus (morning) and from the AUS Campus to Radisson SAS (afternoon).
 

 

 

Radisson SAS Resort Hotel, Sharjah

Phone: +(971)  6 565 7777
Fax: +(971)  6 565 7276
Website: www.radissonSAS.com

For reservation please contact:
Mr.
Ashraf Hudaifa at:


+(971) 50 6741947
Please mention (CSAAR08 - American University of Sharjah)
Special rates for conference attendants (Please mention (CSAAR08 - American University of Sharjah)
Single Room: Dhs 600  + 20% taxes and service charges (Room only)

 

Holiday International Hotel, Sharjah

Phone:

+(971)  6 5599900

Fax: +(971)  6 55999957
Website: http://www.holidayinternational.com/

For reservation please contact:
Mr.
Samer Homsi at:

E-mail: samer@hinnshj.ae
+(971) 50
6799848                       Please mention (CSAAR08 - American University of Sharjah)
Special rates for conference attendants (Please mention CSAAR08 - American University of Sharjah)
Standard Single Room:

Dhs.400+15% tax (Room only)

 

Millennium Hotel, Sharjah

Phone: +(971)  6 5192033
Fax: +(971)  6 5192102
Website: www.millenniumhotels.com

For reservation please contact:
Mr.
Mourad Meliani at:

E-mail: Mourad.meliani@mill-cop.cm
+(971) 50
4815006 Please mention CSAAR08 - American University of Sharjah)
Special rates for conference attendants (Please mention CSAAR08 - American University of Sharjah)
Deluxe Single Room:

Dhs.525 + 15% taxes & service charges (Room only)
More than 10 rooms considered as group and rate will be Dhs.850 Single Room
Inclusive of 20% tax and buffet breakfast.

 

Emirates Palace Hotel, Sharjah 

Phone: +(971)  6 5566778
Fax: +(971)  6 5566779
Website: www.emirates-palace.ae

For reservation please contact:
Mr.
John Haddad

Special rates for conference attendants (Please mention CSAAR08 - American University of Sharjah)
Single Room:

Dhs.350 net (including breakfast)

 

 


There are many other hotels in Sharjah, Dubai, and Ajman which can be reserved over the internet. Some airline companies like Emirates (http://www.emirates.com) provide packages with travel and accommodations. Please consider that transportation from Dubai to the conference venue may require double the cost and time of those of Sharjah.

 

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