Frequently asked questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about MEDLAB. Click on any of the questions below for the answer.

With years of success and the growing demand for more exhibition space at both Arab Health and MEDLAB, it was time to separate the two shows for 2018. Strategically planned, the two shows run back-to-back offering participants two weeks of business and networking opportunities for the coming year.

  • Arab Health: 28 - 31January 2019
  • MEDLAB: 4 - 7 February 2019

Many attendees choose to visit the last two days of Arab Health, explore Dubai during the weekend and then visit the first two days of MEDLAB. 

The exhibition is held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai UAE from 4 - 7 February 2019.

Entry to the exhibition is for trade visitors and conference delegates only. MEDLAB  is open from:

Exhibition Timings:
4 Feb 2019: 10:00 - 18:00
5 Feb 2019: 10:00 - 18:00
6 Feb 2019: 10:00 - 18:00 
7 Feb 2019: 10:00 - 17:00

Congress Timings:
4 Feb 2019: 08:00 - 18:00
5 Feb 2019: 08:00 - 18:00
6 Feb 2019: 08:00 - 18:00
7 Feb 2019: 08:00 - 17:00

For your free visitor pass, click here to register online. To gain fast-track entry and avoid queues, industry colleagues are encouraged to register for their visitor pass/es online beforehand.

There are several parking options available:

  • Opposite Novotel:
    • Car Park C: Free parking
    • Car Park D: Free parking
    • Helipad Car Parking: Free Parking
  • Behind Sheikh Maktoum and Sheikh Rashid Hall:
    • Multi-story: Paid Parking
  • Rashid Tower:
    • Multi-Storey: Paid Parking 
  • Next to Dubai Trade Centre Hotel Apartments:
    • Open car park: PaidNew Ibis HotelBasement Parking: Paid parking
  • Valet Parking: 
    • Plaza Valet at the Exhibition Gate Entrance
    • Arena Valet at the Trade Centre Arena & Hall 1 Entrance

Take the red line metro route to the Dubai World Trade Centre Metro Station.
The metro operates from Sunday to Wednesday from 05:50-00:00, and on Thursday from 05:50-01:00.

Go to for more information.

The official Dubai Transport Taxis can be recognised by their cream colour and will charge you by the meter. Ladies-only taxis are also available.

To book a taxi call +971 4 2080808.

Taxi pick-up is available at the venue next to the Ibis Hotel.

Yes, the MEDLAB exhibition is free to visit for healthcare/laboratory and diagnostics professionals. 
To gain fast-track entry and avoid queues, industry colleagues are encouraged to register for their visitor pass/es online beforehand.

For your free visitor pass, click here to register online.

Please register online for your visitor pass - click here.
Your visitor pass gives you FREE access to MEDLAB, and will also allow you fast-track entry during the show days.

Visitors have the additional option to register onsite at any of the registration counters at the venue during the show days, but note that there may be delays as a result of long queues and traffic.

Yes, you can. Your visitor pass allows you to enter and leave as many times as you like while the exhibition is open.

Check your spam folder as the confirmation email may have been mistaken for spam.
Alternatively, you may have made a spelling mistake in your email address. We cannot amend your registration details so you must register again with the correct email address.

For assistance, send an email to

Your visitor badge is non-transferable. Kindly ask that your colleague make his/her way to one of the registration counters to obtain a visitor pass. Alternatively, online registration will remain open during the entirety of the show.

You can view the product listings by country, category, and A-Z listing on OMNIA, the official online exhibitor directory, which will be made available closer to the show. Alternatively, you can collect a show catalogue when you arrive onsite during the exhibition.

You can download the MEDLAB 2018 post show report for all information about last year's event. If you have further inquiries, please direct your questions to a member of the MEDLAB team on and you will be contacted with more information.

MEDLAB is not authorised to process visa applications for visitors. Processing of visas for visitors can only be arranged through your hotel or embassy. Please check with your local embassy for the official processes required.

MEDLAB can provide you with an Official Invitation Letter to support your application - request a copy here.
For more information on VISA requirements, click here.

As a MEDLAB visitor, you can benefit from special rates for your hotel accomodation. Make sure to book your stay in Dubai through our Official Hospitality Partner, onPeakClick here to view the discounted hotel options available.

Food and drink from outside the venue are not permitted. There is a wide selection of restaurants and vendors throughout the venue for visitors to select from.

Food and Beverage outlets open during MEDLAB will be listed on your copy of the MEDLAB show catalogue.