A popular meeting point for the global automotive industry and serving as the epicenter for the industry from three continents, Dubai welcomes many visitors for this year’s episode of Automechanika Dubai 2018. It’s a great chance to meet with potential leads from 130 different countries and offers a convenient opportunity to get up to speed with the latest from all segments of the market.
Messe Frankfurt hosts Automechanika Dubai 2018 in the United Arab Emirates at the World Trade Center. The program will be starting on Tuesday ,May 1 and will go on thru Thursday ,May 3, 2018. Once again, this globally significant event is expected to attract over 2,000 exhibitors and 30,000+ visitors from 130 different countries, as the largest automotive aftermarket trade show in the Middle East.
Temel Gaskets will be exhibiting in Hall 6 at Stand D12, same location as always.
Just In Time For Automechanika Dubai 2018, we want to make a reminder from our previous pots, which may be good to do a quick refresher on.
1. Before you walk the show, walk the map.
With a horse-shoe like layout, Automechanika Middle East can be navigated fairly simply. At the same time, along with your path, you are likely to see many distractions, therefore, it’s best to give the exhibitors list, as well as the event program a look before getting started on your visits. Most likely, you will be approaching the show site from the lower right corner according to the map below. That’s where most Taxis pick up and drop off. The other possible entry will be from the upper right corner according to the map below and either way, we want to highlight the fact that Temel Gaskets’ booth will be a quick walk from either direction. Temel Gaskets is also listed in the Truck Competence section due to our significant focus on heavy duty commercial vehicles as well as off-road machines.
visit Temel Gaskets at booth D12 in Hall 6
2. “Will it be warm?” you might ask.
This time, not so much as the previous times. The show dates are much earlier in May and that does make a huge difference in terms of temperature. If you recall the years when the show took place in mid-June, you’ll probably find it almost even pleasant to walk outside when you are here this time. That being said, a hat is always a good precaution. Pretty much all public spaces are climate controlled such as facilities, bus stops, metro stations, taxis will help you cool down. You may check out the weather forecast from this link.
3. Metro and Taxis are great options for getting to the show.
The trade show is located in close proximity to the World Trade Center station on the Dubai Metro. The Dubai Metro is very straightforward to navigate and provides access to the many of the most coveted city attractions as well. Taxis are another good option for visitors who do not want to take advantage of the metro network. Just a fair warning though, like mostwell-attendedd shows, towards the closing minutes of the show, taxi queue may grow fairly quickly. Most taxi fares range from USD $5-10 for moderate distances. During the evenings and early mornings, walking is definitely an option.
4. We may have the best idea for an ice-breaker
A little kindness goes a even a longer way if it’s in the local language. Arabic is the official language of the UAE. Knowing a bit of Arabic is helpful when navigating business and casual settings. Even only using simple greetings and phrases in Arabic will demonstrate respect towards the culture and make Dubai natives more receptive towards you. It is courteous to accept coffee or tea when offered. Arabic coffee and tea has a slightly more robust flavor than the Western beverages. Some meetings may begin later than scheduled, but remaining patient will most certainly be viewed favorably.
5. You may want request meetings starting from Saturday
The first business day of the week in the UAE is Sunday and the week extends through Thursday. The show wraps up on Thursday, which is the last day of the business week. Most businesses are closed on Friday and some open back up on Saturday. It will be very considerate to request after-show meetings on Sunday or on Saturday if time is pressing.
As the ever changing city, Dubai has something new to offer every time Automechanika welcomes its visitors. If you have the time, you may want to explore the city. Dubai offers many delicious dining options, museums, and shopping malls.
We invite you to visit the Temel Gaskets booth in exhibit Hall 6 at Stand D12.
We wish everyone attending the best of luck at the show and productive meetings Automechanika Dubai 2018.
Photo Credit: Dubai City View