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Under The Patronage of
H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qassimi

Friends of Cancer Patients will play the host for the 5th Gulf
Federation for Cancer Control Conference in Sharjah, 5th to 7th
May 2011, with the main theme being "Colorectal Cancer -
Diagnostics, Treatment and Control."



There are several modes of transport like cars, taxis, and motorcycles available.


All taxis are metered. Taxis can be ordered or flagged down outside the hotels and in town. A starting charge of Dhs 20 is added to the fare if you are travelling to and from Dubai emirate. It is good to know a landmark close to your destination in order to direct the driver.


Cars are driven on the right hand side of the road. Seat belts must be worn in the front and it is recommended that passengers buckle up in the back as well. Speed limits vary from around 70 kmph in built up areas to 120 kmph on the highways. There are plenty of speed cameras and zero tolerance for drinking and driving.

Hiring a Car

The minimum age for renting a vehicle is usually 21. A credit card, valid driving licence and passport copy are required for the rental procedure. Most of the car hire companies are located on Al Wahda Road, King Faisal Road, Al Mina Street and Al Estiqlal Road and some have representative desks in the main hotels.

Driving License

A.G.C.C. nationals may drive on their respective licenses within the UAE. Visitors can rent a self drive car provided they hold either a valid international driving license issued by their home country or a temporary license issued by the Sharjah Police Traffic & Licensing Department (06 538 1111).

Visitors on a visit visa can obtain a temporary driving license provided they have a valid license from a recognized country: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA.




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