Since its inception, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has played a vital role in establishing and cementing Dubai’s position as a global centre for commerce. In addition to a wide range of product offerings, the DWTC also provides a suite of benefits such as media, advertising, technical, engineering, and security services, earning it a reputation as one of the world’s leading convention destinations.
Built in 1979, the iconic 37-storey office tower on Sheikh Zayed Road was DWTC’s first commissioned property. Since then, its facilities have been expanded to include the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), the Convention Tower office building, the Novotel and Ibis hotels, and serviced accommodation at the Dubai Trade Centre Hotel Apartments.
The DWTC has a million square feet of flexible and versatile exhibition space and a mix of cafés and restaurants, plus the open-area Palm Garden that can be used for gala dinners or as an informal entertainment area. It also has comprehensive transport links with the metro, buses, and taxis, ensuring trouble-free connections. The 15-minute drive from Dubai International airport, and 45-minute drive from Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International airport, guarantee quick passage of cargo to and from the exhibition centre.
The DWTC calendar is filled with international entertainment, ranging from performers like Enrique Iglesias, Maroon 5, and Selena Gomez to touring Broadway shows such as Chicago. Fans of all things tech-related can see the latest innovations and developments at Gitex Shopper, the region's largest retail consumer electronics extravaganza. And during Dubai Sports World, athletes of all stripes can participate in football, basketball, running, rugby, volleyball, tennis, cricket matches, and tournaments in the expansive arena.