Conference Venue

Excelsior Hotel Downtown - Dubai

(Earlier known as Holiday Inn Downtown)

Al Rigga Street, Deira, Dubai- United Arab Emirates
Hotel Phone: +971 4 228 8889; +971 (0) 4 228 0033  (Ms. Charmaine Ercilla)

Excelsior Hotel Downtown, is a contemporary four-star hotel located in Deira in the heart of Dubai. The hotel is placed within walking distance to Al Ghurair Mall, close to famous landmarks and cultural locations such as the city's colorful Spice and Gold Souqs, Dubai Creek, Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and other sightseeing destinations. It is in close proximity to Dubai International Airport (10 minutes’ drive) and Rigga Metro station (2 minute walk). The hotel's 139 rooms and suites offer a fresh and modern setting for your business or leisure stay. Enjoy an elegant atmosphere at our restaurants and lobby bar lounge. Unwind and re-energize yourself with all that our spa and fitness center have to offer.

For holidaymakers and families, the hotel makes a perfect base for sightseeing in Dubai. You can shop at state-of-the-art malls or explore old markets and souks. Make use of the hotel complimentary shuttle bus to the beach and malls. When you’re back at the hotel, you’ll be able to enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi to connect with work or personal matters.

When it comes to dining and entertainment, the 6 bars and 2 restaurants of the hotel offer a variety of dining options. During your stay with us, be sure to check out the beauty salon, our newly renovated outdoor swimming pool and the gym.


(with approximate distances from the conference venue)

  • IBIS Hotel Al Rigga: 550 meters   
  • Fortune Hotel: 400
  • Flora Grand Hotel: 1.4 km  
  • Ramee Guestline Hotel:  400 meters
  • Auris Hotel Apartnments: 450 meters
  • Hyatt Place Dubai Al Rigga: 400 meters 
  • Jood Palace Hotel Dubai: 800 meters
  • LandMark Premier Hotel: 1 km
  • Lotus Retreat: 350 meters
  • Lotus Grand Hotel Dubai: 800 meters
  • Moscow Hotel: 1.6 km
  • Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana: 2 km
  • Crown Plaza Dubai- Deira: 1.6 km 

About Dubai 

Dubai is the most famous state or emirate of UAE. The skyline of Dubai maps out the unrealistic achievements of this cosmopolitan. From shopping to beach activities to adventurous tasks to blooming flowers in the desert, you and your family are sure to have a spectacular holiday. Dubai roars with luxury anthems. And at the same time it has abundant opportunities for budget travellers. The Jumeriah Mosque is the most photographed mosque in Dubai. Dancing Fountains, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, The Dubai Mall, The Miracle Garden, IMG World of Adventures and Legoland are a few of the pit stops that Dubai has to offer. The local food with secret recipes and experienced hands makes one get lost onto the frames of sand dunes. A perfect network of local transportation and international flights makes this city contagious to visit.

Visa Requirements 

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