Answering all your questions about travelling to Dubai and attending The Dubai WoodShow

Finding reliable information about the latest travel regulations, testing requirements and safety regulations can be challenging. We have compiled a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions from our participants in order to help you plan ahead and make your experience at The Dubai WoodShow as seamless as possible.

As of December 21, here are the Covid-19 rules in Dubai:

  • Authorities are encouraging people to receive a booster shot six months after their second dose of a vaccine
  • The two-metre social distancing rule has been reduced to one metre in some areas of the emirate

Entering federal government departments:

  • To enter a federal government department, unvaccinated people must present a negative PCR test result received within 48 hours. From January 3, people will need to have green status on Al Hosn App to enter federal government offices across all emirates

This page was last updated on: 21 January 2022

Our All Secure protocol comprises four key cornerstones, providing assurance and confidence that all our events have health and safety as our number one priority: physical distancing, cleaning & hygiene, protect & detect, and communication.

These standards will work in conjunction with advice from Public Health Authorities and venues to ensure our events are operating in accordance with local rules as well as meeting international standards.

Every participant at the Dubai WoodShow must be vaccinated as is required by the Health Department. The directive from the government states that, “Concerts, sports spectator events and social and institutional events are permitted, providing the audience, participants and staff are vaccinated against Covid-19.”


  • A negative PCR test result received within 96 hours is needed to attend events and exhibitions
  • If you would like more information, please contact DTCM at 600555559 or via email at
  • Quarantine is removed for vaccinated people travelling to Abu Dhabi, as well as for unvaccinated individuals arriving from a green list country. They must instead undergo PCR tests, without quarantine

Face masks are mandatory in public and in private gatherings and people are required to maintain physical distance from others

In the case of a high temperature, you will be asked to step aside to cool down. If the high temperature persists, you will be directed to a designated medical area to re-check your temperature and take any necessary medical procedure such as doing a PCR test.

You will be taken care of by our medical team who are following the Dubai Health Authority regulations.

  • Aisles will be wider than usual: 1-way aisles will be a minimum of 2.5m wide and 2-way aisles will be a minimum of 4m wide.
  • Signage will be installed at key locations across the venue to spread awareness about safety regulations.
  • Floor stickers and other guides are installed to support social distancing measures as outlined in the government guidelines. These are installed at strategic locations across the venue i.e. elevators, escalators, at restrooms, at F&B outlets, venue entrances and along concourse areas.
  • The maximum number of people permitted on a stand at any time will be displayed on the front of the stand via a signage board or a sticker.

  • A full venue sanitisation will be conducted at the end of every event day.
  • Cleaning is carried out between breakout sessions, broadcasting sessions and lunch times at the conferences and workshop areas.
  • Sanitisers are also installed at key locations: at entrances to the venue, entrances to halls and meeting rooms, F&B outlets, washrooms, within parking areas, service yard restrooms and in all meeting rooms.

  • Must present a negative COVID 19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at an approved facility no more than 48 hours before departure. The validity must be calculated from the time the sample was collected.
  • Must present a negative COVID 19 Rapid or Real Time PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within 6 hours before departure.
  • Only the following passengers are exempt from taking a COVID 19 RT PCR test: UAE nationals, 1st degree relative(s) and their domestic/house workers/helpers, children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability.

NB: COVID-19 entry requirements may change at short notice, and travellers to the UAE are strongly encouraged to check the specifics, including the time frames for undertaking COVID-19 PCR tests, before departure with their airline before they travel.

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Your safety is our priority

Did you know that over the past few months, Dubai has welcomed the safe return of 10 in-person global exhibitions including GITEX,Gulfood, Arabian Travel Market, The Hotel Show and Index, bringing in participants from over 100 countries. 

The Dubai WoodShow will have all the right measures in place to ensure your visit is productive and safe including wider aisles, sanistation, social distancing and masks.



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        There will be no registering and no printing for badges at the event.
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