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Africa 2016 Venue

Africa 2016 is taking place at the Maritim Jolie Ville International Congress Center, one of the biggest, most advanced and most successful congress venues in the Middle East.

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Visa Requirements

Africa 2016 participants will benefit from an expedited Visa service from the Egyptian Embassies all over the world.

Nationals from specific countries entitled to Visa upon arrival are kindly requested to head to the Africa 2016 hospitality desk at the airport and present their invitation letter.

Countries entitled to Visa upon arrival are: Australia, Canada, Croatia, European Union, Georgia, Japan, Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, UK, Ukraine, USA, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia and Switzerland.

Other nationals needing a Visa should please contact their nearest Egyptian Embassy or Consulate and present their invitation letter.


For up-to-date information on Egyptian custom requirements, delegates are advised to consult:

Media participants should please ensure that they have pre-registered their equipment.

Airline Partners

Official Airline Partner: EGYPTAIR
As EGYPTAIR is Egypt Flag Carrier dominating Egyptian destinations, EGYPTAIR is glad to offer special through fares to Sharm El Sheikh through EGYPTAIR network

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its close to seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.

Ground Transportation

Shuttle buses will be provided to the following destinations:

  • Between Sharm El-Sheikh Airport and participating hotels for arrivals and departures between 19th February and 22nd February.
  • Between the participating hotels and the Maritim Jolie Ville International Congress Center between 20th February and 21st February.
  • Between the participating hotels and venues for evening events.

Meet and Assist

Assistance will be provided to connecting passengers at Cairo International Airport.

Upon arrival at Sharm El-Sheikh airport, Abercrombie & Kent team will welcome you and organize your transfer to the hotel.

About Sharm El-Sheikh


February is usually one of the coldest months of the year in Sharm el-Sheikh, with an average temperature of 22°C during the day and 14°C at night, ideal for golf fans. Sea temperatures are as well at their lowest but still average a warm 21°C throughout the month of February. Temperatures rarely fluctuate by more than a few degrees either side, and the daily weather is reliably dry and sunny.

Daily weather can be checked on

Dress Code

Business attire is required to attend Africa 2016 sessions.

In Sharm el Sheikh, while most dress codes are accepted in touristic areas, it is recommended to dress more conservatively in residential areas or the old town.

Health Recommendations

Proof of vaccination is required if coming from or have transited through an airport of a country where yellow fever occurs.

To do

Sharm el Sheikh is ranked among the most important touristic resort cities and vacation destinations in the world. With an incredibly large array of leisurely activities to choose from, including beaches, restaurants, spas, desert safaris, national parks, diving, snorkeling, kite-surfing, sailing, shopping, bars, clubs, and more, visitors are sure not get bored.

For more information about Sharm el Sheikh, we advise you to visit: