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CWMUN Emirates

CWMUN Emirates

  • Places
    1000 students
  • Date
    October 25 - 27, 2024
  • University
    Abu Dhabi
  • Locations
    NYU Campus
  • License
    University, High School, Middle School

Age requirements:
Middle School: 9 – 13
High School: 14 – 18
University: 18 – 28

Change the World MUN Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the world’s fastest-growing destinations for both business and leisure visitors. This is hardly surprising since geographically, economically and culturally, it is in a unique strategic position between East and West. The country attracts millions to major exhibitions at its many world-class exhibition centers, amongst others, bring many visitors to educational experiences as well. For all UAE’s futuristic appeal and abundance of western entertainments – a sleek metro that zips through the sky, sumptuous shopping malls, an indoor ski park, and countless bars – there is just as much fun to be had in the simple pleasures of “the Orient”: haggling for gold and frankincense in the bustling souqs, savouring the sunset from the back of a camel.

When: October 25 - 27, 2024

Dubai is hot, dry and windy year round, but the cooler temperatures of around 18°C to 31°C mean there’s very little humidity. There’s also very little rainfall, just 0.2 inches expected over the entire month. Weather-wise, October and May are considered the best months to visit the UAE.

Conference Venue

Since its very first edition, the CWMUN Emirates Conference is held at the NYU Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island Campus, a pedestrian campus that combines traditional and modern architectural elements to reflect three identities: Abu Dhabi, New York, and the world. The campus is the perfect venue to welcome students from all over the world.

Students Accommodation

All students participating in CWMUN Emirates will be hosted at hotel facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The list of hotels is being defined.

Tentative Agenda


Change the World Academy: Registration

To participate in the Change the World Model UN Conference it is necessary to send the application and face a selection interview with the staff members of Change the World. Selected candidates are given the opportunity to enroll in Change the World Academy and attend the entire training course that ends with their participation in the CWMUN Conference. Access to CWMUN events is only granted to students who are regularly enrolled in the Change the World Academy and completed the preliminary course.

Thanks to Associazione Diplomatici, main sponsor of the Change the World Model UN, all the eligible applicants can take advantage of merit-based grant that includes:

  • a financial aid that can be spent as deduction from the Change the World Academy enrollment fees;
  • free participation to the CWMUN Emirates Conference;
  • free access to the Conference(s) venue(s).

Change the World Academy: Enrollment options

The pricing you see is only valid for those students who passed the selection interview and automatically benefit from the Associazione Diplomatici merit-based grant. Prices do not include flight fares and visa expenses. These costs are borne by participants. Associazione Diplomatici does not deal with travel arrangements for students.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our FAQ pag

PLEASE NOTE: Your participation in the CWMUN Model UN Conference will be free and guaranteed as an integral part of the merit-based grant provided by Associazione Diplomatici.

Travelling to the UAE

We recommend that you read all the official regulations carefully before organizing your trip to the UAE. Find all the info on the official website.


You can apply for your Visa via your local Emirates office in your country of residence. When applying please ensure all of the following documents are submitted: applicant’s colour photograph, your colour passport copy. Be aware that your passport must be valid for at least six months.

When planning to flight to the UAE please make sure to ask your Emirates Embassy in your country for additional information on how to get your permission. On a general note, your visa fees must be paid upon application and are non-refundable. Depending on the period, getting a Visa can take a while and you cannot make it to the Conference. Make sure to schedule your appointment at the Embassy in advance. If you plan it properly, your Visa processing time can take approximately three to four working days. All visas are valid for 60 days from the date of issue to enter Abu Dhabi, except the 96-hour visa, which is valid for 14 days from the date of issue to enter Abu Dhabi. Entry into the UAE is subject to immigration approval.

Type Validity Cost Extensions
96-hour 4 days from arrival date Approximately USD 30 Non-extendable
Tourist – short term (one entry) 30 days from arrival date Approximately USD 90 Extendable US$230
Tourist – short term (multiple entry) 30 days from first entry Approximately USD 175 Extendable US$230
Tourist – long term (one entry) 90 days from arrival date Approximately USD 190 Extendable US$230
Tourist – long term (multiple entry) 90 days from first entry Approximately USD 460 Extendable US$230

Letter of invitation

CWMUN is more than happy to assist you while getting a Visa offering help or writing your letter of invitation. However, writing a letter of invitation does not guarantee you are getting a Visa, CWMUN will not interfere with any Embassy or Consulate decisions or contact them on behalf on any person. Before planning your trip, please contact your local authorities for further information on how to get your Visa successfully.

If you need a letter, please email us and submit your passport information. A copy of your passport is mandatory to get your letter. A CWMUN Staff Member will get back to you with additional information in no time.

This information is only a guide. Some visa offices may ask for administrative fees. Make sure to have all info at your end before submitting your request.

The reason why I loved Change the World is because it gives the students the ability to learn how to cooperate with others and find a way to all work tgether from different perspectives to come up with a shared resolution. Understanding how to put yourself in others’ shoes is not easy challenge, but I think is what the world needs today!

— Emma Egbumokei
19 Years Old
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