Media Accreditation Application

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation for the Dubai World Superseries Finals 2016 to be held at the Hamdan Sports Complex from 14-18 December 2016. Please download the application and instructions here.

Free Shuttle Bus to Hamdan Sports Complex


WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER –

BUSES DEPARTING TIMES Mall of Emirates (MOE) & Hamdan Sports Complex
(HSC)
COMPETITION DAY 1 –
Spectator Buses
BUS TYPE – DOUBLE DECKER
Time first match commences  09:00
Time of first bus to HSC 08:00
Time last match ends 21:00
Time of last bus from HSC 21:45
DEPART MOE TO HSC DEPART
MOE TO HSC
DEPART
HSC    TO MOE
DEPART
HSC TO MOE
TIME BUS NO. TIME BUS NO.
       
0800 Bus 1    
       
1000 Bus 1    
1100 Bus 2 1100 Bus 1
1200 Bus 1 1200 Bus 2
1300 Bus 2 1300 Bus 1
1400 Bus 1 1400 Bus 2
1500 Bus 2 1500 Bus 1
1600 Bus 1 1600 Bus 2
1700 Bus 2 1700 Bus 1
1800 Bus 1 1800 Bus 2
1900 Bus 2 1900 Bus 1
    2000 Bus 2
       
    2145 Bus 2
       

THURSDAY 15th DECEMBER –

BUSES DEPARTING TIMES Mall of Emirates (MOE) & Hamdan Sports Complex
(HSC)
COMPETITION DAY 2 –
Spectator Buses
BUS TYPE – DOUBLE DECKER
Time first match commences  09:00
Time of first bus to HSC 08:00
Time last match ends 21:00
Time of last bus from HSC 21:45
DEPART MOE TO HSC DEPART
MOE TO HSC
DEPART
HSC    TO MOE
DEPART
HSC TO MOE
TIME BUS NO. TIME BUS NO.
       
0800 Bus 1    
       
1000 Bus 1    
1100 Bus 2 1100 Bus 1
1200 Bus 1 1200 Bus 2
1300 Bus 2 1300 Bus 1
1400 Bus 1 1400 Bus 2
1500 Bus 2 1500 Bus 1
1600 Bus 1 1600 Bus 2
1700 Bus 2 1700 Bus 1
1800 Bus 1 1800 Bus 2
1900 Bus 2 1900 Bus 1
    2000 Bus 2
       
    2145 Bus 2
       


FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER –
BUSES DEPARTING TIMES Mall of Emirates (MOE) & Hamdan Sports Complex
(HSC)
COMPETITION DAY 3 –
Spectator Buses
BUS TYPE – DOUBLE DECKER
Time first match commences  09:00
Time of first bus to HSC 08:00
Time last match ends 21:00
Time of last bus from HSC 21:45
DEPART MOE TO HSC DEPART
MOE TO HSC
DEPART
HSC    TO MOE
DEPART
HSC TO MOE
TIME BUS NO. TIME BUS NO.
       
0800 Bus 1    
       
1000 Bus 1    
1100 Bus 2 1100 Bus 1
1200 Bus 1 1200 Bus 2
1300 Bus 2 1300 Bus 1
1400 Bus 1 1400 Bus 2
1500 Bus 2 1500 Bus 1
1600 Bus 1 1600 Bus 2
1700 Bus 2 1700 Bus 1
1800 Bus 1 1800 Bus 2
1900 Bus 2 1900 Bus 1
    2000 Bus 2
       
    2145 Bus 2
       

SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER –

BUSES DEPARTING TIMES Mall of Emirates (MOE) & Hamdan Sports Complex
(HSC)
COMPETITION DAY 4, SEMI FINALS –
Spectator Buses
BUS TYPE – DOUBLE DECKER
Time first match commences  10:00
Time of first bus to HSC 09:00
Time last match ends 21:00
Time of last bus from HSC 21:45
DEPART MOE TO HSC DEPART
MOE TO HSC
DEPART
HSC    TO MOE
DEPART
HSC TO MOE
TIME BUS NO. TIME BUS NO.
       
       
0900 Bus 1    
1000 Bus 2 1000 Bus 1
1100 Bus 1 1100 Bus 2
1200 Bus 2 1200 Bus 1
1300 Bus 1 1300 Bus 2
1400 Bus 2 1400 Bus 1
1500 Bus 1 1500 Bus 2
1600 Bus 2 1600 Bus 1
1700 Bus 1 1700 Bus 2
1800 Bus 2 1800 Bus 1
1900 Bus 1 1900 Bus 2
2000 Bus 2    
    2020 Bus 1
    2130 Bus 2
       

SUNDAY 18th DECEMBER –
BUSES DEPARTING TIMES Mall of Emirates (MOE) & Hamdan Sports Complex
(HSC)
COMPETITION DAY 5, FINALS –
Spectator Buses
BUS TYPE – DOUBLE DECKER
Time first match commences  13:00
Time of first bus to HSC 12:00
Time last match ends 18:00
Time of last bus from HSC 19:00
DEPART MOE TO HSC DEPART
MOE TO HSC
DEPART
HSC    TO MOE
DEPART
HSC TO MOE
TIME BUS NO. TIME BUS NO.
       
       
       
       
       
1200 Bus 1    
1300 Bus 2 1300 Bus 1
1400 Bus 1 1400 Bus 2
1500 Bus 2 1500 Bus 1
1600 Bus 1 1600 Bus 2
1700 Bus 2 1700 Bus 1
1800 Bus 1 1830 Bus 2
    1900 Bus 1
       
       
       
       

About Dubai

At the crossroads between East and West, Dubai is a safe, inclusive and cosmopolitan city that’s now one of the world’s top 10 urban tourist destinations. The emirate is proud to host the Dubai World Superseries Finals and looks forward to welcoming the international badminton community.

Here’s some essential information about the emirate:

  • Climate: An arid subtropical climate with sunshine all year round. The temperature during the Finals is around 25°C.
  • Clothing: Lightweight clothing is suitable most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for winter evenings. Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are advised during the day.
  • Credit cards: All major international credit cards are accepted in retailers, restaurants and hotels, although smaller shops and cafes prefer to deal in cash.
  • Culture: Dubai has a diverse and multi-cultural society with a fascinating blend of rich Arabian heritage and driving ambition that has shaped the modern place that it is today.
  • Currency: The monetary unit is the Dirham (Dhs or AED), which is divided into 100 fils. The Dirham has been pegged to the US dollar since the end of 1997 at a mid-rate of Dhs3.67.
  • Food: Dubai has a sophisticated and innovative food culture, with almost any type of cuisine available, from Gulf and Middle Eastern classics to Europe an and Pacific Rim.
  • Language(s): All road and shop signs, restaurant menus and tourist leaflets are in both Arabic and English. Other common languages are Hindi, Urdu, Taga log and Farsi.
  • Local Time: GMT + 4 hours.

Getting to Dubai

Getting to Dubai to attend the Finals is simple with such an extensive range of transport links to, from and in the city. Citizens of more than 40 countries are granted a 30-day visa, free of charge, on arrival in Dubai. See the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation for more information.

Arriving By Air
Over 120 airlines fly in and out of Dubai, so it’s easy to get to the Finals. You can also book through the UAE’s four airlines – Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, flydubai and Air Arabia.

Using Public Transport
Once you are in Dubai, there are many public transport options, including the metro, bus, taxi or boat. Find out more on the Roads and Transport Authority website: www.rta.ae.

Where to stay

The InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotels.

When visiting Dubai to watch the Finals, you want to be based in the best location, and the InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City are ideal with the Finals taking place nearby at the Hamdan Sports Complex. Located in the heart of Dubai Festival City’s entertainment and shopping districts and just minutes from Dubai International Airport, these hotels offer a range of exquisitely designed rooms and suites with a choice of panoramic views of the city. Alternatively a short distance away, and even closer to the airport, is the Holiday Inn Express Hotel.

Things to do

Dubai’s incredible range of world-class attractions ensures visitors will have an unforgettable experience. Here’s some essential information about the emirate:

A few examples of what visiting delegates can do whilst in the emirate are listed below and further information on the full range of activities and events on offer in Dubai can be found on dubaicalendar.ae.

Al Badia Golf Club
Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City is an 18-hole, championship golf course designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones II featuring an award winning clubhouse, four dynamic restaurants, event spaces and a luxurious spa.

The par-72 Al Badia course was designed on an oasis theme and features abundant water, rivers of sand and plants indigenous to the Arabian Gulf. The prestigious course can be played from the maximum 7388 yards for championship players, down to 5398 yards for newer players.

More information available online here

The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU)
Facilitated by SMCCU, a walking tour through Al Fahidi (Bastakiya) Historic District, one of the oldest traditional Emirati neighbourhoods with narrow lanes and tall wind-towers, offers a glimpse of historical Dubai.

More information available online here

The Dubai Pearl Museum
Sultan Al Owais was one of Dubai’s most important pearl merchants, poets and philanthropists who donated his pearl collection to the people of the UAE under custodianship of the National Bank of Dubai. To preserve this heritage, the bank has designated and created a purpose-built museum in its headquarters where this collection is displayed.

More information available online here

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
In a city where maps are updated every day, this is a unique opportunity to explore the natural habitat of the desert eco system. Located 45 kilometers to the South East of Dubai and spread over 225 square kilometers, the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve is home to rare flora, fauna and migratory birds.

More information available online here

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