Dubai World Trade Center overview
The Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) is a business complex located at the Trade Center Roundabout on Sheikh Zayed Road. It was built by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The complex contains eight exhibition halls, residential apartments, the Dubai International Convention Center and the original office tower. There are also two hotels located at the DWTC. Each year the DWTC holds many different events including trade fairs, consumer shows and international conferences.
The Dubai World Trade Center Complex
Halls – A variety of halls are available at the DWTC that can host gatherings from 500 – 12,000 people. The halls include:
• Sheikh Rashid Hall
• Sheikh Maktoum Hall
• Za’abeel Halls
• Sheikh Saeed Halls
• Halls 1-8
• Trade Center Arena
• Al Multaqua Ballroom
Meeting Rooms — Both small and large meeting rooms are available at the DWTC. The meeting rooms have the capacity for 20 – 280 people. There are four meeting rooms available:
The Plaza – During the cooler months, The Plaza can be used for outdoor events at the DWTC. The space is 4000m2 and is located close to the Dubai Exhibition Gate.
Lounges – Lounges at the DWTC can be used for cocktail receptions, luncheons, dinners or parties. There are two lounges available:
• The Bubble Lounge
• VIP Business Lounge
Sheikh Rashid Tower Theater – This theater is located on the 4th and 5th floor of the Sheikh Rashid Tower. There is 200+ tiered seating available at the theater.
Majlises – There are four Majlis areas at the DWTC that can be used for a variety of events:
• Dubai Majlis
• Al Wasl Majlis
• Za’abeel Majlis
• Sheikh Saeed Majlis
The World Trade Club – The World Trade Club is located on the 33rd floor of the Sheikh Rashid Tower. The venue offers 360-degree views of the Dubai skyline making it the perfect place to mix business with pleasure.
Catering at the Dubai World Trade Center
The DWTC offers many different onsite catering options. There are more than 135 chefs working in the kitchens. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day services can be arranged. Menus range from a la carte options to international buffets.
Accommodation at the Dubai World Trade Center
The Apartments – 219 fully serviced rooms are available at The Apartments. The rooms range from studios to three-bedroom apartments.
Novotel World Trade Center – This hotel has 412 rooms and five restaurants. It is located at the South end of the main DWTC main exhibition concourse.
Ibis World Trade Center – This hotel has 210 rooms and is directly linked to the DWTC’s main exhibition concourse.
Ibis One Central – The Ibis One Central hotel features 588 rooms with easy access to the exhibition halls.