General FAQ's

No, the #RCM2021 is fully live and in-person. No content will be streamed virtually. However registered attendees can get access to our digital platform to access our virtual booths, schedule meetup (onsite-meetings), message attendees view other event details.

As a visitor to Retail Congress MENA 2021, you will be able to access to everything on the exhibition floor - however this does not include the access to the conference, awards presentation, cocktail celebration and catered lunches.

You can get the all inclusive access to the event by purchasing a delegate or retailer pass here. Or by  sending an email to

Take a look at the venue section below for more information on local transport options and driving directions.

The Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC provides free valet parking to all registered attendees. You may validate your parking tickets at the any of the registration area.

You are not required to provide proof of vaccination or a PCR test to enter the event. Should there will be changes in any of the Dubai Health Authorities health and safety regulations we will inform you immediately. Visit this website for more information about guidelines around the current COVID-19 rules and precautions in Dubai.

Venue / Directions


  • Drive towards Garhoud Bridge, take the first exit to Jebel Ali / Abu Dhabi
  • Continue on the highway following the signs indicating Trade Centre
  • Continue straight until reaching the World Trade Centre roundabout
  • Take the fourth exit in the roundabout heading towards signs showing DIFC/ Convention Centre
  • Take a right at the first signal, continue straight
  • At the third signal, turn right
  • Continue going straight through the roundabout, take first left
  • Continue straight past roundabout, make a U-turn
  • Continue straight, take second entrance on the right towards The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC



  • Get on E11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) from D/D53
  • After 34 km on E11, take the exit for DIFC and follow signs for DIFC
  • Proceed through the tunnel
  • The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC will be on your right

The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC sits between the Emirates Towers and Financial Centre Metro Stations on the red line. The Dubai Metro is reliable and arrives every few minutes.

The Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC provides complimentary valet parking to all registered attendees. You may validate your parking tickets at the any of the registration area.

Event Details

Dates: December 6-7, 2021

Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC, Dubai, UAE

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