Conference Location

The workshop will take place in Algier at The Hilton Hotel.


Pins Maritimes El Mohammadia, Algiers, 16000, Algeria TEL: 213-21-219-696

From the Airport Houari Boumediene of Algiers there is a free hotel bus that runs from the airport to the Hilton Algiers hotel. The journey normally takes around 10 minutes from the airport to the hotel forecourt.


Distance from Hotel: 5 miles.
Drive Time: 10 min.
For further informations, visit the hotel website.

General city information

A Phoenician commercial outpost called Ikosim which later developed into a small Roman town called Icosium existed on what is now the marine quarter of the city. The rue de la Marine follows the lines of what used to be a Roman street. Roman cemeteries existed near Bab-el-Oued and Bab Azoun. The city was given Latin rights by Vespasian. The bishops of Icosium are mentioned as late as the 5th century.

The present-day city was founded in 944 by Buluggin ibn Ziri, the founder of the Berber Zirid-Senhaja dynasty, which was overthrown by Roger II of Sicily in 1148, although the Zirids had already lost control of Algiers before the final fall of the dynasty. The city was occupied by the Almohades in 1159, and in the 13th century came under the dominion of the Abd-el-Wadid sultans of Tlemcen. Nominally part of the sultanate of Tlemcen, Algiers had a large measure of independence under amirs of its own due to Oran being the chief seaport and center of power of the Abd-el-Wahid.

Ketchaoua Mosque, Algiers, located in Casbah, was originally known as the cathedral of St. Philippe. It was built by the illustrious Ottomans in the 17th century. It was in 1962 that the cathedral was converted to the Ketchaoua Mosque. An interesting mix of the Byzantine and the Moorish styles. It is one of the best architectural structures in the city. The beautiful minarets of the structure overlook a public square in the city.

Travel information

Flying to Algeria:
The national airline is Air Algérie (AH).
Flight times:
From Paris to Algiers is 2hours 15 minutes
From London to Algiers is 2 hours 30 minutes.
Departure tax: None.

Other airports in Algeria :
Annaba

Airport Code: AAE. Location: The airport is 12km (7.5 miles) from the city. Public transport description: A bus service departs to the city every 30 minutes. Coach service is available on request and taxis are also available.

Constantine

Airport Code: CZL. Location: The airport is 9km (6 miles) from the city. Public transport description: There are bus and taxi links with the city.

Oran

Airport Code: ORN. Location: The airport is 10km (6 miles) from the city. Public transport description: Taxis are available to the city.

Getting to Algeria by road :

With the brand new highway from the east (Tunisia) to the west (Morocco) borders, you can reach the capital Algiers within few hours (4 to 5) from the previous airports.


Getting to Algeria by boat :
Main ports: Algiers, Annaba, Béjaia, Oran and Skikda.
Ferry operators:

Regular shipping lines serve Algiers from Mediterranean ports. Algérie Ferries runs passenger services connecting Algeria to Marseille (France) and Alicante (Spain).



Accomodation


Nearby hotels are
Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden (5*),

172, rue Hassiba Benbouali 16015 ALGIERS located at 3 miles from Algiers downtown and 5 miles from the Hilton Hotel (conference location)

Mercure Alger Aéroport (5*),

Route de l'université , Cité 5 juillet Bab Ezzouar, 16311 Algiers, located at 08 miles from dowtown and 3 miles from the Hilton Hotel.

Ibis Algiere Aeroport (3*),

Route de l'université, Cité 5 juillet Bab Ezzouar, 16311 Algiers, located at 08 miles from dowtown and 3 miles from the Hilton Hotel

El Djazair (5*),

24 Avenue Souldani Boudjemma, 16070Algiers, located at 01 mile from dowtown and 10 miles from the Hilton Hotel.

EL Aurassi(5*),

Ave Frantz FANON-02 Algiers, located in dowtown and 08 miles from the Hilton Hotel

Hotel Grand Adghir (3*),

26 rue des Freres Mokrani, Bordj El Kiffan, Algiers, located at 10 miles from dowtown and 2 miles from the Hilton Hotel.

Safir Hotel (3*),

2 rue Asselah Hocine, Algiers, located in dowtown and 08 miles from the Hilton Hotel.

Pallace Appart Hotel Bordj El-Kiffan (3*),

3 rue Saidi Ahmed, Bordj El-Kiffan Algiers, located at 10 miles from dowtown and 2 miles from the Hilton Hotel


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