Dubai World Trade Centre

The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is a major trade hub and events venue. Exhibitions, shows, concerts, and other events here draw well over 3 million visitors each year.

Around 25 events are classified as ‘mega events’, each attracting more than 30,000 people. These include the Arabian Travel Market, The Hotel Show, Arab Health, Gulfood, Dubai International Motor Show, and GITEX Technology Week.

Events 2021 and 2022

Events and exhibitions at the Dubai World Trade Centre in 2021 and 2022 are listed below:

DateShow
3 - 7 October 2021The 85th General Meeting of the International Electrotechnical Commission - IEC
5 - 7 October 2021Beauty World Middle East and Wellness & Spa Exhibition
10 - 12 October 2021Annual Radiology Meeting
10 - 12 October 2021IAOM International Association of Operative Millers 2021
10 - 12 October 2021The International Family Medicine Conference & Exhibition
17 - 21 October 2021Future Blockchain Summit
17 - 21 October 2021GITEX Global
17 - 21 October 2021Marketing Mania
17 - 21 October 2021FinTech Surge
17 - 21 October 2021GITEX Future Stars
17 - 21 October 2021AI Everything
25 - 29 October 2021The 72nd International Astronautical Congress - IAC 2021
26 - 28 October 2021CABSAT Middle East
27 - 28 October 2021Dubai World Congress for Self Driving Transport 2021
28 - 30 October 2021Dubai Muscle Show & Dubai Active
1 - 3 November 2021HR Summit
7 - 9 November 2021Gulfood Manufacturing
7 - 9 November 2021Private Label and Licensing Middle East
7 - 9 November 2021Yummex Middle East
7 - 9 November 2021The Speciality Food Festival
7 - 10 November 202118th World Meeting & Exhibition of the International Road Federation 2021
11 - 14 November 202141st Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie –SIU - 2021
14 - 16 November 2021Global Educational Supplies & Solutions
15 - 16 November 2021The Global Franchise Market
15 - 17 November 2021ArabLab +
15 - 18 November 2021Arabplast
15 - 17 November 2021Careers UAE
22 - 23 November 2021The Maritime Standard Award and Tanker Conference 2021
24 - 27 November 2021Decobuild
28 - 30 November 2021International Apparel & Textile Fair
5 - 9 December 2021LPG WEEK 2021
6 - 8 December 2021Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo
6 - 8 December 2021Gulf Traffic Exhibition
8 - 9 December 2021AGRA Middle East Exhibition
14 - 16 December 2021Paperworld Middle East, Playworld Middle East and Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East
14 - 16 December 2021Automechanika Dubai
14 - 16 December 2021Gulf Print and Pack Exhibition

The events calendar was last updated on October 18, 2021.

Exhibition Halls and Spaces

The Dubai World Trade Centre offers a variety of exhibition and event spaces. They include:

  • Sheikh Rashid Hall – 7,700 square metre column-free space.
  • Sheikh Maktoum Hall – 3,800 square metre space. Can be combined with Sheikh Rashid Hall into a single level exhibition space measuring 11,500 square metres.
  • Al Multaqua Ballroom – Ballroom measuring 1,100 square metres.
  • Sheikh Saeed Hall 1 – 6,700 square metre space.
  • Sheikh Saeed Hall 2 – 4,800 square metre space.
  • Sheikh Saeed Hall 3 – 3,600 square metre space.
  • Trade Centre Arena – 9,100 square metre space. Can be combined with Sheikh Sayed Halls to give a space measuring over 24,000 square metres.
  • Za’abeel Halls – 3 halls with a combined area of 15,300 square metres.
Sheikh Rashid Tower at Dubai World Trade Centre
Sheikh Rashid Tower at Dubai World Trade Centre

Hotels

Hotels at the Dubai World Trade Centre site are the Novotel, Ibis World Trade Centre, and Ibis One Central.

There are numerous other accommodation options within easy walking distance.

GITEX Technology Week at Dubai World Trade Centre
GITEX Technology Week

Restaurants, Cafes, and Shops

The Dubai World Trade Centre boasts a number of onsite restaurants, cafes, and shops. They include:

  • Airlink International – Freight and logistics.
  • All the Perks Espresso Cafe – Cafe offering breakfast, sandwiches, pasta, pastries, coffee, tea, juices etc.
  • Al Naboodah Logistics – Freight and logistics.
  • AL ROSTAMANI INTERNATIONAL
  • Andes Restaurant – International cuisine.
  • Azzurro Pizzeria – Pizza, pasta, and salads.
  • BEIT EL KELL
  • Blooms Flowers – Florist.
  • BurgerFuel – Gourmet burgers.
  • Cafe Arena – Cafe.
  • Caffe Nero – Coffee shop.
  • Cafe Cream – Coffee shop at Novotel World Trade Centre.
  • CAMEL COMPANY
  • Caribou Coffee – Coffeehouse.
  • Chez Michel – Breakfast, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, international dishes etc.
  • Cubo – Italian restaurant at Ibis World Trade Centre.
  • DESCO PRINTING
  • EMIRATES NBD BANK
  • Emirates Post – Postal and government services.
  • Entre-Nous – International restaurant at Novotel World Trade Centre. Serves alcohol.
  • Event Plus – Exhibitor and stand services.
  • Expert Hub Robotics
  • GT Exhibitions ME
  • I Love Juice – Juice and smoothies.
  • India Bistro
  • KOI Thé
  • Last Minute Services – Exhibition services (stand design, furniture rentals, IT rentals, signage, displays etc.).
  • LIFE PHARMACY
  • Mateos Pizzeria
  • MINUTES
  • O'DONER
  • Pappa Roti – Coated buns and beverages.
  • Parlour – French restaurant.
  • Piadera – Italian flatbread, pasta, salads.
  • Pizza Express – Pizza restaurant.
  • Salad Station – Salad cafe.
  • Starbucks – Coffeehouse.
  • Trader’s House – Salads, sandwiches, soup, international dishes.
  • Trucillo
  • ZOOM – Convenience store.

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Location

The Dubai World Trade Centre is located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Trade Centre area of the city.

The nearest Dubai Metro station is World Trade Centre. This station lies on the Red Line, offering easy direct access to and from Dubai International Airport.

Buses going to Dubai World Trade Centre include:

DWTC boasts numerous taxi pickup and drop-off points.

The Dubai World Trade Centre offers numerous car parks. Free and paid car parks are available. Valet parking is available for a fee.

Zabeel Park and the fantastic Dubai Frame lie immediately north of the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Downtown Dubai is 2 miles south of Dubai World Trade Centre (just 3 stops on the Red Line). It is home to attractions such as the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo,  Dubai Fountain, Souk Al Bahar, Dubai Ice Rink, and Reel Cinemas Dubai Mall.

History

The Dubai World Trade Centre was officially opened in 1979 by Queen Elizabeth II. It was the brainchild of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed al Maktoum, the ruler that initiated the transformation of Dubai to a major world city.

At the time of opening the Sheikh Rashid Tower here was the tallest building in Dubai. Few people believed the project would be successful. It was way out of the city centre; standing alone on a sandy patch of land next to the road to Abu Dhabi.

The doubters were proved wrong and the project acted as a catalyst for growth. Today, the 39-storey building is dwarfed by the neighbouring skyscrapers on Sheikh Zayed Road and the city has expanded to the Abu Dhabi border.

In 2015 the Dubai World Trade Centre was declared a free zone.

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Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Dubai World Trade Centre include:

  • Dubai Garden Glow (0.5 miles) - Seasonal light-based attraction at Zabeel Park.
  • Zabeel Park (0.6 miles) - Public park in the Zabeel area of Dubai. Home to a number of attractions including the Dubai Frame and Dubai Garden Glow.
  • Dubai Frame (0.9 miles) - Viewing tower offering spectacular views of old and new Dubai. Cheap entry.

Nearby Shopping

Places to shop near Dubai World Trade Centre include:

Nearby Restaurants

Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Dubai World Trade Centre include:

  • Tresind (0.5 miles)
  • Ravi (0.7 miles) - 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).
  • Chamas (0.7 miles) - 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.
  • Zuma (1 miles) - Sleek, contemporary Japanese restaurant at DIFC. Spread over three levels. Booking recommended.
  • BOCA (1 miles) - Dishes from France, Italy, and Spain. Licensed. Indoor and outdoor seating. Extensive wine cellar.

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Dubai World Trade Centre include:

  • The H Dubai (0.2 miles)
  • Rove Trade Centre (0.2 miles)
  • Fairmont Dubai (0.3 miles)
  • Conrad Dubai (0.3 miles)
  • Ibis World Trade Centre (0.4 miles)
  • Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai (0.4 miles)
  • Ibis One Central - World Trade Centre Dubai (0.4 miles)
  • voco Dubai an IHG hotel (0.5 miles)
  • Crowne Plaza Dubai (0.7 miles)
  • Chelsea Plaza Hotel (0.8 miles)
  • Jumeirah Emirates Towers (0.8 miles)
  • Millennium Plaza Hotel (0.9 miles)

Nearby Metro Stations

Metro Stations near Dubai World Trade Centre include:

Nearby Transport Links

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Map

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Details

Dubai World Trade Centre

Address
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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