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Travel and Costs
The ADI has worked tirelessly to ensure that the costs incurred by the attendees are minimal. Attendees are expected to cover transportation and hotel costs. Reduced hotel costs, in close vicinity to the conference, are available for a limited time. Breakfast and lunch will be made available to delegates on the Saturday and Sunday of the conference and there will be an optional dinner on the evening of the 8th. Refreshments will also be served at Friday night's reception.
Summit price is $60 CAD
Summit + dinner option is $100
For costs relating to international travel, the ADI is currently negotiating agreements with major airline companies to provide the most affordable journey to make your attendance at our summit possible. We, however, encourage all attendees to book tickets in advance with travel agents to ensure attendance. Additionally, we also encourage attendees to seek external funding and sponsorship from academic and governmental organizations, where possible. The ADI will readily provide all resources needed to seek funding locally. Flights should be booked to fly into P.E. Trudeau Airport.
747 Bus Shuttle is available right at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL) Airport exit running to downtown Montréal. Buses run on a 24 hour basis, and there is a departure every 20-45 minutes. The cost is only $8.00 CAD per person, exact change needed.
The taxi from the airport to downtown is a fixed fare of $38.00 CAD. Taxis are available outside the airport and all must adhere to the fixed fare if you are going to downtown Montreal. A tip of 15% is customary.
All hotels and venues are within walking distance from one another.
Montréal proudly boasts the first public bicycle sharing system in Canada and North America. Since May 2009, Montréal residents frequently use this cheap and efficient method of transportation around downtown.
Costs: $5 CAD for a 24 hour pass, $12 CAD for 72 hour pass
For more information visit the Bixi Website.
If needed the metro is the fastest way to get around greater Montréal downtown.
One ticket costs $3.00 CAD
Metro operates Monday to Friday and Sunday from 5:30 AM to 1 AM, and Saturday from 5:30 AM to 1:30 AM. Metro trains come regularly between 7-3 mins depending on the time of the day.
For more information visit the STM Website.
Montreal is never short of entertainment. The city enjoys a very cosmopolitan environment, with major representation from the Arab Community. Arab restaurants and stores are some of the most popular ones in the downtown region. In the areas surrounding the Envision Arabia Summit, participants can:
- Enjoy a cup of coffee or a snack in one of the many gourmet cafés and restaurants.
- Visit the picturesque Old Port – a glimpse of Europe in North America
- Take a walk through Montreal’s iconic Mont Royal with a spectacular view of the city.
and many more!
Envision Arabia Summit dress code is smart casual.
Weather in October is extremely unpredictable. Temperatures vary between 10-15ºC or 50-60ºF. Typical rain-proof autumn clothing is recommended. For more information on the climate in Montréal, you can visit the following link.
The event will be held in English and Arabic, with translations into both languages and into French in some situations.
English and French are two official languages spoken in Canada, but the province of Québec and the City of Montréal is French speaking. Montréal being a multicultural metropolis, English speaking visitors can easily find their way on the streets, especially downtown.
Unit of currency: One Canadian dollar (CDN) is very close in value to $1 US. You can check for other currencies and updated rates. Bureaux de change are located at the airport and in different commercial establishments downtown. ATM machines are also widely available.
In October, Montréal falls within Easter Time, and observes GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) - 5 hours.