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Delegate packages

Taffadal! In Abu Dhabi we say this to welcome visitors. It is an invitation to come in, take a seat and make yourself at home. We look forward to welcoming you all to Abu Dhabi for the 44th WorldSkills Competition and the first to be held in the Middle East.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
The National

Here's an overview of prices and components in each package.

Which one are you?

Bronze

  • USD3,150 / person - single
  • USD2,575 / person - twin

Silver

  • USD3,275 / person - single
  • USD2,700 / person - twin

Gold

  • USD3,525 / person - single
  • USD2,825 / person - twin
  • 11 - 20 October 2017
  • 9 Nights
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 8 Dinners
  • Refreshments
  • Arrival and departure transfers**
  • Daily transfers to and from site
  • Excursion
  • Welcome Reception
  • One School One Country
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Farewell Celebration
  • Accreditation Badge
  • Welcome Pack

* Please be advised that if the first payment is not made by the due date according to the payment schedule, this will be considered as non-payment and all hotel room bookings will be released accordingly.

** Airport transfers for flights arriving to and departing from Abu Dhabi and Dubai International airports ONLY are included in packages. Flights arriving/departing from other airports can be arranged at an additional cost on request.

Bronze

  • USD3,600 / person - single
  • USD2,825 / person - twin

Silver

  • USD4,075 / person - single
  • USD3,150 / person - twin

Gold

  • USD4,375 / person - single
  • USD3,300 / person - twin
  • 8 - 20 October 2017
  • 12 Nights
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 11 Lunches
  • Refreshments
  • Skill Out
  • Dinner on C4
  • Arrival and departure transfers**
  • Daily transfers to and from site
  • Excursion
  • Welcome Reception
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Farewell Celebration
  • Accreditation Badge
  • Welcome Pack

* Please be advised that if the first payment is not made by the due date according to the payment schedule, this will be considered as non-payment and all hotel room bookings will be released accordingly.

** Airport transfers for flights arriving to and departing from Abu Dhabi and Dubai International airports ONLY are included in packages. Flights arriving/departing from other airports can be arranged at an additional cost on request.

Bronze

  • USD3,600 / person - single
  • USD2,825 / person - twin

Silver

  • USD4,075 / person - single
  • USD3,150 / person - twin

Gold

  • USD4,375 / person - single
  • USD3,300 / person - twin
  • 8 - 20 October 2017
  • 12 Nights
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 11 Lunches
  • Refreshments
  • Skill Out
  • Dinner on C4
  • Arrival and departure transfers**
  • Daily transfers to and from site
  • Excursion
  • Welcome Reception
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Farewell Celebration
  • Accreditation Badge
  • Welcome Pack

* Please be advised that if the first payment is not made by the due date according to the payment schedule, this will be considered as non-payment and all hotel room bookings will be released accordingly.

** Airport transfers for flights arriving to and departing from Abu Dhabi and Dubai International airports ONLY are included in packages. Flights arriving/departing from other airports can be arranged at an additional cost on request.

Bronze

  • USD3,600 / person - single
  • USD2,825 / person - twin

Silver

  • USD4,075 / person - single
  • USD3,150 / person - twin

Gold

  • USD4,375 / person - single
  • USD3,300 / person - twin
  • 9 - 20 October 2017
  • 11 Nights
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 10 Lunches
  • Refreshments
  • Skill Out
  • Arrival and departure transfers**
  • Daily transfers to and from site
  • Excursion
  • Welcome Reception
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Farewell Celebration
  • Accreditation Badge
  • Welcome Pack

* Please be advised that if the first payment is not made by the due date according to the payment schedule, this will be considered as non-payment and all hotel room bookings will be released accordingly.

** Airport transfers for flights arriving to and departing from Abu Dhabi and Dubai International airports ONLY are included in packages. Flights arriving/departing from other airports can be arranged at an additional cost on request.

Bronze

  • USD3,025 / person - single

Silver

  • USD3,400 / person - single

Gold

  • USD3,650 / person - single
  • 11 - 20 October 2017
  • 9 Nights
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • Refreshments
  • Skill Out
  • Arrival and departure transfers**
  • Daily transfers to and from site
  • Excursion
  • Welcome Reception
  • One School One Country
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Farewell Celebration
  • Accreditation Badge
  • Welcome Pack

* Please be advised that if the first payment is not made by the due date according to the payment schedule, this will be considered as non-payment and all hotel room bookings will be released accordingly.

** Airport transfers for flights arriving to and departing from Abu Dhabi and Dubai International airports ONLY are included in packages. Flights arriving/departing from other airports can be arranged at an additional cost on request.


An Etihad Airbus A380 taking off.
Etihad Airways

Package components

Each package consists of:

Accommodation

A total of 30 hotels have been selected as official accommodation for the event, with distances ranging from five minutes to 30 minutes away from Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the Competition venue. Hotels have been carefully selected to offer Competitors and delegates high quality accommodation with ease of access to ADNEC and nearby city attractions. In-room Internet access is included in all accommodation packages.

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Catering

  • Breakfast is included at all the hotels.
  • Lunch and beverages are included in each package and will be offered at the Delegate Restaurant at ADNEC.
  • Refreshments will also be provided in the Workshop areas and other selected areas.
  • Dinner is included in the Competitors (C) and Team Leaders (TL) packages.
  • On C4, dinner at the at the Delegate Restaurant at ADNEC is also planned for Chief Experts (CE), Deputy Chief Experts (DCE), Experts (E), Interpreters (I), Technical Delegates (TD), and Technical Delegate Assistants (TDA).
  • Special dietary needs such as those related to religion, allergies, and food intolerances will be considered, but must be informed in advance to the Competition Organizer.
  • Skill Out will take place during the Competition days for CE, DCE, E, I, TD, TDA, OD, OO, and O on C-4, C-3, C-2, C1 C2, C3, and C4.

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Transportation

  • Airport transfers for flights arriving to and departing from Abu Dhabi and Dubai International airports ONLY are included in packages. Transfers to and from other airports can be arranged at an additional cost on request.
  • Daily transport between accommodation and the Competition venue.
  • Transfers to and from special events (Opening and Closing Ceremonies, excursions, etc.)
  • Welcome desk with transport personnel in the airport upon arrival and support at accommodation.
  • Transportation will be provided according to the needs and requirements of the specific package. Each delegation is responsible for any extra activity requiring transportation other than those described.

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Accreditation

The accreditation badge is included in each package. The Accreditation Centre will be located onsite at the Competition venue (ADNEC) for distribution of accreditation badges and welcome packs. All accreditation badges must be collected in the Accreditation Centre. Special arrangements for collecting passes can be made for late arrivals if the Competition Organizer is informed in advance.

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Excursions and Welcome Receptions

The excursions will allow participants the unique opportunity to experience the best of the Emirati culture and hospitality.

The Experts and Technical Delegates will go on a journey and adventure into the culture and history of the United Arab Emirates and get to know more about Abu Dhabi’s transformation from a desert island fishing community into a modern cosmopolitan city and capital of the country. The excursion will be followed by a Welcome Reception that captures the spirit of old Arabia with a modern twist, serving a mix of Arabic and international cuisine under the stars.

Competitors and Team Leaders will have Yas Waterworld exclusively to themselves for an entire morning. This huge water park on Yas Island has 45 exhilarating rides, slides, and attractions – five of which can be found nowhere else in the world – and has something for all ages. The Welcome Reception for the Competitors, Team Leaders, Official Delegates, and Official Observers will be held at the Aloft hotel pool area within the ADNEC precinct.

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One School One Country

One School One Country (OSOC) is a school partnership programme that accompanies each international WorldSkills Competition in which public, private, and vocational schools in Abu Dhabi partner with WorldSkills Member teams.

The official OSOC programme launch will take place during the Competition Preparation Week, where representatives from each school and Member team will meet for the first time. Each Member Delegation will visit one of the schools selected on 12 October 2017.

  • The programme brings thousands of school students in Abu Dhabi closer to the world of skills.
  • Students from eight to 18 years old become familiarized with skills that are taught in Technical and Vocational Education and Training and learn about the cultures of other countries.
  • Competitors will have the chance to educate peers and share their career story and become role model educators for young students.
  • Transportation to partner schools is included in the package.

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Ceremonies

The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will be held at the du Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s vibrant outdoor entertainment venue.

The Opening Ceremony, as the official start of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, will provide an unforgettable experience for those taking part; a breathtaking show, and a warm welcome for international guests to Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

The Closing Ceremony will be the grand finale of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 as the backdrop for an exciting awards ceremony, celebrating the medallists and great achievements of all Competitors.

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Farewell

The farewell celebration for Competitors and delegates will take place immediately after and within walking distance of the Closing Ceremony. Once more, Abu Dhabi will showcase its famous hospitality to the WorldSkills community.

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Terms and conditions

General terms and conditions for package acquisition and cancellations are available here.


Contact Information

The WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Customer Service team strives to provide consistent, professional, and well-coordinated services to accommodate the needs and requirements of all Competitors and delegates at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. If you have any questions related to logistics and planning, or for any other issues related to preparation, email membersupport@worldskillsabudhabi2017.com

For information regarding the availability of extra accommodation, as well as arrivals prior to the package starting date or departure postponement and/or planning of extra trips for package holders, email membersupport@worldskillsabudhabi2017.com or phone +971 2 599 0700