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What to expect from Medlab Middle East and Arab Health 2021

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The online event will take place from 23 May - 22 July while the live exhibition is happening from 21 - 24 June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE.

Medlab Middle East 2021 will feature a hybrid event for the first time.

The online event will allow you to network with industry peers, conduct business virtually and gain insights from educational sessions. You are also able to create a customised schedule, set meetings with recommended contacts, and connect with your industry peers from anywhere you are in the world.

The live in-person event will take place across four days with a chance to attend meetings, conferences, network in-person and explore the latest products. 

Your safety is our primary concern. We are prepping to bring you Medlab Middle East 2021 in line with the Informa
AllSecure standards that places your safety at the heart of our event. Click here to view what Informa AllSecure Standards are.

Informa AllSecure is the approach we are taking to enhancing the health and safety standards in place at Informa events following COVID-19 including Medlab Middle East. 

From exhibitors to sponsors, speakers, visitors and journalists, those who come to our events come to connect, learn, know more and do more business, effectively and safely.

The standards and practices that make up Informa AllSecure are designed to provide confidence that at every Informa event, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and quality.

Informa AllSecure is based on a set of event industry standards, called All Secure.

The All Secure industry standards were developed collaboratively by a group including industry associations UFI, AEO and SISO, event organisers Informa, Reed Exhibitions and Clarion, a range of event venues, suppliers and with input from health, government and local authorities.

Informa AllSecure is the way these industry-wide All Secure standards are being applied to Informa events.

You can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place at the upcoming Medlab Middle East to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.

As a starting point, Informa AllSecure events will be run according to the guidance of the government or official local authority for that location, and according to any venue-specific regulations.

In addition, all Informa AllSecure events follow ten key AllSecure commitments around Cleaning & Hygiene, Physical Distancing and Protection & Detection, with additional measures in place where relevant and practical for the type of event and its location.

As a minimum, all our events follow the ten key Informa AllSecure commitments around Cleaning & Hygiene, Physical Distancing and Protection & Detection, in addition to following the guidance of government or official local authorities and any venue-specific regulations.

For details of the specific measures in place at a particular event, see our website or contact the Medlab Middle East event team directly. Details will also be included in event materials on registration or booking.

No environment or space inside or outside of the home can ever be 100% safe.

At controlled event gatherings like Informa events such as Medlab Middle East and through Informa AllSecure, we have put in place a comprehensive range of enhanced standards that make the health and safety of everyone who attends a priority.

Through measures such as enhanced deep cleaning before, during and after events, non-contact registration, distancing and crowd management, and the deployment of screening and protective equipment, we are striving to provide the highest standards of safety, hygiene and cleanliness, and to ensure that following COVID-19, our customers, partners and colleagues can connect, learn, know more and do business effectively, safely and with confidence.

Entry to the exhibition is for healthcare and medical laboratory trade professionals only. 

Exhibition timings:
21 June 2021: 10:00 - 18:00
22 June 2021: 10:00 - 18:00
23 June 2021: 10:00 - 18:00 
24 June 2021: 10:00 - 17:00

Congress timings:
21 June 2021: 09:45 - 18:00
22 June 2021: 09:45 - 18:00
23 June 2021: 09:45 - 18:00
24 June 2021: 09:45 - 17:00

There are several parking options available:

Opposite Novotel:

  • Car Park C: Free Parking
  • Car Park D: Free Parking
  • Helipad Car Parking: Free Parking

Behind Sheikh Maktoum and Sheikh Rashid Hall:

  • Multi-story: Paid Parking

Rashid Tower:

  • Multi-Storey: Paid Parking

Next to Dubai Trade Centre Hotel Apartments:

  • Open car park: Free Parking
  • New Ibis Hotel Basement: Paid Parking


Take the red line metro route to the Dubai World Trade Centre Metro Station.
The metro operates from Sunday to Wednesday from 05:50-00:00, and on Thursday from 05:50-01:00.

Go to for more information.

The official Dubai Transport Taxis can be recognised by their cream colour and will charge you by the meter. Ladies-only taxis are also available.

To book a taxi call +971 4 2080808.

Taxi pick-up is available at the Happiness Street Parking - Taxi Rank opposite Za'abeel halls 4 -6. 


Yes, the Medlab Middle East exhibition is free to visit for healthcare and laboratory trade professionals.

Please check your spam folder as the confirmation email may have been mistaken for spam. Alternatively, you may have made a spelling mistake in your email address. We cannot amend your registration details so you must register again with the correct email address.

Any type of Medlab Middle East badge is non-transferable and should be used by the registered visitor.

The 2021 list is now available for you to access exhibitors by country, product category, specialty here.

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