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Getting There

International Travel

Abu Dhabi International Airport is just 20 minutes from Al Reem Island. Over 50 international airlines operate a schedule of flights connecting Abu Dhabi to more than 80 destinations in 46 countries across the globe. Metered taxis to Al Reem Island are readily available outside the arrivals hall. 

For more information please visit the Abu Dhabi International Airport Website

Visa Information

Citizens of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Vatican State can get a free-of-charge entry visa upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.

Citizens of all other countries will need to apply for a Tourist, Transit or Visit Visa prior to their trip. If you are flying with Etihad Airways, a visit visa may be arranged for you upon request. If you have booked your trip through a travel agency, in most cases they will be able to arrange this for you. Five, four and three star hotels can apply for visas on behalf of guests who have booked a stay with them. Please note that not all five, four and three star hotels have this system in place. Make sure you check with your preferred hotel if they offer this service. This service does not currently apply to guests staying in hotel apartments

Public Transportation

Paris-Sorbonne University is easy to reach via Abu Dhabi’s extensive public transport network.

By Taxi

If you are travelling by taxi from Abu Dhabi Airport, Al Reem Island is just a 20 minute drive.

From Abu Dhabi Corniche, Al Reem Island is located just 10 minutes away.

Abu Dhabi’s taxi network is operated by TransAD. To book a taxi through TransAD call 600 53 53 53.

By Bus

Paris-Sorbonne University is serviced by bus number 005, seven days a week.

From Marina Mall  and from Al Wahda Terminal – Every 20 Minutes

From Al Khubeira 6th Street – Every 15 minutes

For more information on bus routes, services and fares please see the Department of Transport Website.

Travelling by Car

From Dubai

For attendees traveling by car from Dubai, follow the directions below and road signage to Al Reem Island.

  1. Follow Dubai – Ghweifat International Highway and E10 to Abu Dhabi.
  2. Take the exit on the left toward Abu Dhabi – Shahama Rd/E10
  3. Continue onto Abu Dhabi – Shahama Rd/E10
  4. Keep left to continue on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St/E 10
  5. Take the exit right toward 11th St and merge onto Hazza Bin Zayed St to Al Reem Island
  6. Upon entering the Island follow signage for Paris-Sorbonne University

For specific directions, click on GET DIRECTIONS from the Paris-Sorbonne University Google Maps pin location and enter your location.


Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
PO Box 38044
Latitude: N 24º 29′ 2”
Longitude: E 54º 24′ 47.2”


GMIS Attendees will be welcome to use any of our two on-site car parks. Our highly trained personnel will be on-site 24 hours a day to assist with traffic management whilst a full valet service will be provided along with priority parking at the main entrance for VIP guests.