Trade Centre – Sheikh Zayed Road

The stretch of Sheikh Zayed Road between Interchange One and Two is commonly known as the Trade Centre. It’s here that most of Dubai’s biggest and most impressive skyscrapers are found.

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road


Hotels and places to stay in and around Trade Centre/Sheikh Zayed Road include:

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Towers Rotana - Dubai
  • Conrad Dubai
  • Crowne Plaza Dubai
  • voco Dubai an IHG hotel
  • Jumeirah Emirates Towers
  • Rose Rayhaan by Rotana - Dubai
  • Rove Trade Centre
  • Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre


The list was last updated on Sunday 4th of October 2020.

24th St. World Street FoodDusit Thani
Trade Centre
Indian, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, Chinese$$Licensed restaurant on the 24th floor of the Dusit Thani. Street food concept offering dishes from around the world (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Arabic etc.). Vibrant and colourful interior.
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Al GrissinoSouth Tower, Emirates Financial Towers
Italian$$$Italian restaurant on the 16th floor of the South Tower of Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC. Unique bar offers spectacular views of the Dubai skyline.
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ChamasCrowne Plaza Dubai
Trade Centre
Brazilian, Steakhouse$$$Brazilian churrascaria at the Crowne Plaza Dubai. Offers all-you-can-eat meat feasts served at your table. Salad and dessert bars. Live music. Friday brunch.
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Le CirqueThe Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre
French$$$French restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre. Opulent interior. Licensed.
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Level 43 Sky LoungeFour Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Trade Centre
Bar, International$$[Facebook]
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Mint Leaf of LondonSouth Tower, Emirates Financial Towers
Indian$$$Contemporary Indian restaurant on the 15th floor of the South Tower of Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer great views of the Burj Khalifa.
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RaviAl Dhiyafa Road
Pakistani, Indian$Legendary local restaurant. Founded by a Pakistani labourer in the 1970s. Known for its authentic Pakistani food. Located near the Satwa Roundabout (junction of 2nd December Street and Al Satwa Road).
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TresindNassima Royal Hotel
Trade Centre
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Real Estate – Apartments

Most residences in the Trade Centre/Sheikh Zayed Road are apartments. Rents and prices are expensive.


There are plenty of small store along the Sheikh Zayed Road. The Emirates Towers Boulevard is a small upscale shopping centre with a wealthy clientele.

Downtown Dubai is just south of the area and is home to the Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar.

Emirates Towers, Dubai
Emirates Towers

Attractions & Entertainment

Impressive skyscrapers aside, there are no historical attractions, museums etc. in the Trade Centre area.

Downtown Dubai offers some of the city’s most popular attractions including the Dubai Fountain, KidZania, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, and At The Top – Burj Khalifa.


There are no international schools in the Trade Centre area. Expatriates with families tend to live elsewhere. The nearest schools are in Al Wasl, Al Safa, and Jumeirah.


The Dubai Metro Red Line runs along the Sheikh Zayed Road. The stations serving this area are World Trade Centre, Emirates Towers, and Financial Centre.

Dubai Metro Red Line and Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai Metro Red Line and Sheikh Zayed Road

Map of Trade Centre/Sheikh Zayed Road

Interactive map of the Trade Centre/Sheikh Zayed Road.

Photo Credit: Olga Vasilyeva, Alpha Spotting, RastoS/Shutterstock

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