RA II – 16 Session Information
The sixteenth session of the Regional Association II (RA II-16) will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 12 to 16 February 2017 at Dusit Thani Hotel.
Conference information and registration desk
Registration for RA II-16 will take place at the Conference Information and Registration Desk at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Hotel on 11 February 2017, from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. and will continue throughout the session. Participants will receive identification badges at the time of registration.
Online registration of participants
Online pre-registration is required for all participants using Online Registration on the left-hand side of this website. (Online registration opens on 9 January 2017.) Representatives of WMO Members, that are not Members of Region II, who wish to attend as observers must provide official proof of representation, such as a letter from the relevant Member.
Documents will be posted before and during the session on the session website, in line with WMO greening efforts to promote paperless meetings. Therefore, participants are kindly invited to bring internet-enabled portable computers capable of handling Microsoft Word 2010 and Adobe PDF formats so that they can work on the documents during the session.
During the session, simultaneous interpretation in four WMO official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English and Russian) will be provided in the main conference room. Additional meeting rooms without interpretation facilities will also be available. The RECO-7 will be conducted in English only.
Material arrangements for the session
Material arrangements for the session are described in the INF. 1.pdf document available from the Information Documents section of this website.
The seventh session of Regional Conference on Management of Meteorological and Hydrological Services (RECO-7)
All information on this event, scheduled on 10 to 11 February 2017 at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Hotel, can be found on the top menu of this website.
Visa for Abu Dhabi
Participants requiring entry visa to the United Arab Emirates should apply directly to the nearest embassy or consulate of the United Arab Emirates. A letter of invitation from the host is provided in Appendix A.pdf. Holders of Diplomatic, Service, Official or specified passports from some countries may not require a visa by virtue of bilateral agreements, nonetheless they are encouraged to check with the nearest embassy or consulate of UAE before departure.
Detailed information on immigration is available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates webpage: http://www.mofa.gov.ae/EN/ConsularServices/Pages/ServicesList.aspx
The Local Organizing Committee of the host country can provide participants with individual letters of Invitation upon request. For further details please see INF. 1.pdf.
Staying at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Hotel
A block reservation for participants is made at Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi (website: http://dusit-thani-abu-dhabi.hotel-rn.com). To make the hotel reservation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. A list of other hotels with corporate rates is provided in Appendix C.pdf.
The Hotel Reservation procedure above should also be used to reserve accommodation for those attending the Regional Conference (RECO-7) (10-11 February 2017).
Transportation and pick-up from airport
Participants are recommended to arrive at the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) (website: http://www.abudhabiairport.ae/english/). The host will make arrangements to pick up participants from the airport and take them to hotels. Instructions for airport pick-up upon arrival to Abu Dhabi International Airport are provided in Appendix D.pdf.
Contact information of local coordinators
Ms Kaltham Mangoosh, International Relation Section, NCMS
Telephone: +971 2 222 7006
Fax: +971 2 666 1575
Mr Ibrahim Al Hosani, Chief International Relation Section, NCMS
Cell: +971 50 444 8155