When you invest in GulFood, you are choosing a trade show with proven credentials. Established over 25 years, GulFood has a well deserved reputation amongst exporters for delivering spectacular return on investment. For the exporter seeking new sales from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, GulFood provides a trade and sourcing platform without equal, where international flavours find world-class business. Benefit from the region's premier knowledge exchange from education, training, competitions & live events. GulFood strives to inspire and inform.
Visits to GulFood by heads of state, ministers and government officials from more than 21 countries around the world – the largest contingent to date - signify the global reach and stature of the show.
Announcements of a number of bi-lateral trade agreements were made during the event, with more expected during the course of the year.
Reflecting the global profile and importance to exporters, many agricultural and export ministers attend the show to support their countries participation these included: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Korea, Lebanon, Limpopo, Lithuania, Northern, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom and USA.
Free Shuttle Buses will be running throughout the opening hours of the show:
• Shuttle Buses to Dubai Mall and Hotels. Pick up point located opposite Ibis Hotel. Buses run every day on a “fill-up and go” basis.
• All Shuttle Buses drop-off point is located next to Ibis Hotel.
• Venue Shuttle Buses run everday from DWTC Metro Station to Trade Centre Arena Entrance and Zabeel Hall Entrance.
The Dubai Metro's red line ‘World Trade Centre Station’ serves the exhibition centre.
The route connects the exhibition centre with Dubai International Aiport and all stops throughout the city's sights, malls and hotel districts, including some of the best views of the city! Trains run every seven minutes to all major business, tourist and residential areas, with options such as Park and Ride, or feeder buses which connect your neighbourhood to the metro, making this an efficient and cost effective mode of transport.
Car parking facilities area available on the Red Line at Rashidiya (2700 Spaces) and Nakheel Harbour & Towers (3000 spaces) and on the Green Line Etisalat (3000 car park spaces).
Taxis are plentiful and affordable in Dubai and operated by RTA through five companies (denoted by different colour roofs). All RTA taxis are metered at the same rate, with the exception of the 'pink' ladies-only cabs for which there is a small surcharge. To book a taxi from any pick up point of your choice call 04 208 0808 (24hrs, operated in Arabic and English). At the Exhibition Venue, there are 2 taxi drop-offs: opposite Ibis Hotel and in front of Zabeel Hall entrance. Taxi pick-up point is located opposite Ibis Hotel. Note that at peak periods there will be queues, and a taxi-sharing system is likely to be in operation.
The Public Bus Transport system in the Emirate of Dubai is run by the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). 504 peak bus schedules are run on 62 bus routes cutting over 168,000 kilometers on a specimen working day. Service volumes are adjusted on Fridays and public holidays in relation to the passenger demand. Around 250,000 passengers travel on the system per day. The bus routes span the whole length and breadth of 4,110 square kilometers area of the Emirate of Dubai. Click here for more information.
About 153 Abras (traditional boats made of wood) transport people across the Dubai Creek seating around 20 passengers each, a convenient and fun way to travel. They transport approximately 17.4 million passengers every year. For yet another option of travel, choose the waterbus system, a collection of comfortable and stylish motor-powered boats stopping at all major tourist attractions along the Dubai Creek and with all different new tourist route. Kindly visit the RTA website www.rta.ae to get detailed information.
Nol cards - travel card to make the most of your visit to Dubai Nol Cards enable you to pay for the use of various RTA transport modes in Dubai. Use your Nol Card to travel on Dubai's Metro, Buses, Water Buses and Paid Parking. Find out more here.