Conference Venue

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IPCD is hosted by and held at the Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus. This is a purpose built, independent campus situated in the Dubai International Academic City. This is located off the Mohammed Bin Zayed Road / Al Ain road interchange, down from the ‘silicon oasis’ community. From Dubai centre this will take approx 30mins drive in the mornings.

Heriot Watt University Campus Dubai

Please note that the HWUD campus is set in its own grounds not in the main series of academic city buildings, please leave enough time by taxi or driving to find the HWUD campus as it can be a little confusing to navigate the academic city area. Using GPS is recommended if possible.

The campus consists of two buildings surrounded by several hundred car parking spaces which will be available for delegates throughout the weekend. Entry and exit is through a single security gate in front of the main reception of the campus.

Registration and opening sessions on both days will be held in the main auditorium building which is at the back of the campus once you come through the security gates. Turn left and drive clockwise around the campus buildings to find the auditorium.

Alternatively, by taxi, you can be dropped off outside the main reception and simply walk through the building straight out to the back of the campus to arrive at the auditorium.

The presentations and workshop sessions will all be held on the second floor of the main building. These classrooms will be well signposted, will all neighbour eachother and are about a 5 minute walk from the auditorium.

Coffees and lunch will be served at the back foyer area of the auditorium (you can walk from the registration area through the auditorium to this area).

To eat lunch you will be in the campus cafeteria which is directly underneath the auditorium.

There is also a small convenience shop next to the auditorium and vending machines near to the classrooms.

Prayer rooms are located in both the campus buildings in the basement level.

For any queries about location prior to the event please email

A helpline number will be sent out to all delegates via email shortly before the event. The helpline will be live from the days leading up to and throughout the event. IPCD also uses an event app which will have all the conference information easily accessible.


IPCD has two recommended hotels with discounted rates specifically for the use and convenience of our conference attendees.

A free bus service provided from the conference hotels to the venue.

JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai


SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD – approx. 25 minutes from the conference venue

AED 500/night (single) AED 600/night (double) plus 10% service charge, 7% municipality fee & AED20/night tourism tax

Rate includes breakfast. Facilities include high-speed internet, fitness centre & pool

To make a booking please click: JW Marriott Group booking rate

Premier Inn – Silicon Oasis


SILICON OASIS – approx. 10 minutes from the conference venue

20% discount on best available rate over IPCD weekend

Breakfast rate: 48AED pp (not incl. in room)

Facilities include high speed Wi-Fi, gym, swimming pool and business centre

To make a booking, use the link below and quote Promo Code IPCD

Click here to book with Premier Inn Silicon Oasis

Free bus transportation runs from both of these hotels, to and from the conference venue – if you wish to use this service, please send an email to with your hotel choice to receive the arranged pick-up timings & meeting places.

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