Health and Safety at ATM

Dubai is safely reopening exhibitions and as we welcome you back to Arabian Travel Market with minimum impact on your experience, comprehensive safety measures have been implemented for your safe and secure visit. 

Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health and travel guidance. Please be aware that effective from 31st January 2021 all tourists and residents arriving into Dubai from any point of origin must hold a negative PCR test certificate, for which the test must be taken no more than 72hrs prior to the time of departure. Certificates must be printed in English or Arabic. For select destinations you may be required to take two PCR tests. Also there may be specific requirements for your departure. Please click below to find out more details and what is required for the country you are travelling from/to.

As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that you have a negative PCR test result to attend the event.

Your Well-Being Comes First

The health and safety of our colleagues, partners and audiences remains our number one priority. Our Global COVID-19 ‘Safety Shows’ Health and Safety strategy aims to reduce the assessed risks of COVID-19 by complementing and building on those community and other industry safeguards already deployed outside of the trade exhibition and event setting. This strategy demonstrates to all our partners and visitors that we are able to run COVID-19 safe and compliant shows in the countries where we are permitted.  In the UAE, we strictly adhere to all the rules and regulations laid out by the Government authorities, including the Dubai Health Authority, and in collaboration with the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the Arabian Travel Market’s venue.  CLICK HERE FOR ALL SAFETY GUIDELINES FROM DWTC - Dubai World Trade Centre - Safety Guidelines (

NB: event health and safety precautionary guidelines are subject to change as directed by the local authorities.


If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, feeling unwell or suspect to have symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention and do not attend the event.  The event will be delivered with the strict standards of health and safety measures including wearing a mask at all times, social distancing, contactless transactions and general hygiene protocols. We encourage all guests to exercise social responsibility.

Inbound Travel Advice - Please ensure you have taken the time to read all of the latest Government, Public Health, travel and testing guidance. You can find these here. Please note negative PCR test certificates are required on entering Dubai.

DWTC’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division includes a professionally certified and onsite medical team and an isolation rooms are set up at the venue for suspected cases and managed in close coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Contactless registration – online pre-registration and ticket purchases are required for all events for contact tracing purposes. There will be no provision for over-the-counter registration at the show or badge printing.  Everyone must register online in advance and admission is strictly by advance registration online only.  Please download your ebadge to your smartphone before you arrive onsite or bring your printed e-badge, which will be scanned on entrance and exit. 

All attendees are required to wear a facemask in all areas of the show and at all times.

Social distancing and direction floor marks are to be respected. Keep to the 2 meters social distancing guideline.

Minimum distribution of onsite literature, any distribution points will be manned by staff in PPE.

DWTC will maintain the highest standards of cleaning before, during and after the event including overnight sanitisation of halls, and regular cleaning of high touch public areas. 

If at any point you are feeling unwell, please visit the clinic, located at Al Wasl Reception (beside Hall 5, Dubai World Trade Centre) Tel: +971 4 306 4040

Exhibitors will make appropriate changes to their stand designs which comply with the government social distancing guidance. They will be responsible for monitoring their stand capacities to ensure this controlled at all times.

Aisles will be a min of 2.5m width for 1-way traffic and 4m for 2-way traffic. Wider aisles and one way systems will be in place to support social distancing. Clear messaging will be added on all aisles to show the direction of pedestrian movement.

Exhibition hall capacity to apply the minimum 2m social distancing corresponding into 1 person per 4m2 gross. The maximum capacity for each area must be observed.

DWTC is maintaining the air quality of our indoor environment to the highest ASHREA standards with additional efforts focused on extraction and air cleaning. 

We encourage contactless transactions

Avoid shaking hands and exchanging business cards

There will be real-time monitoring of crowd density

All F&B outlets at DWTC operate in line with government guidelines on capacity, social distancing and safety regulations.

Sanitisers are readily available at multiple locations

Prayer rooms are opened following federal guidelines and directions

Exhibit Safe

Exhibiting at ATM may look a little different this year, but it will continue to be the place where ideas spark and new opportunities begin. Click here for information for exhibitors at the event. Learn about what you’ll need to prepare in advance, onsite precautions and improved stand-build procedures.

COVID-19 Safety & Security

Your safety and security is our priority.  For the health and wellbeing of all attendees the following additional measures must be observed.

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