Dubai has emerged as one of the top choices for companies and organisations hosting meetings, conferences and exhibitions. With world-class facilities, a range of hotels to suit every budget, state-of-the-art technology and a can-do attitude, we host hundreds of trade shows, exhibitions, events, meetings and conferences every year.
And when it comes to diversity of venues, we can accommodate any type of event. From standard to luxury, good quality and value is at the core of Dubai’s appeal, with state-of-the-art technology and facilities making the emirate a leading business event destination.
In this section, you can find some of the largest purpose-build venues in the Emirate. For further options, please contact Dubai Business Events. Contact Us
Dubai World Trade Centre
With an enviable location, versatile meeting and exhibition spaces and impressive facilities, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is the largest purpose-built convention and exhibition centre in the Middle East.
With over 30 years’ experience and more than one million square feet of multi-purpose space, DWTC have welcomed some of the world’s most high-profile events. A destination in itself, DWTC hosts more than 400 events across international trade fairs, mega consumer shows and prestigious conventions - and says hello to more than 2,45 million visitors from 160 global markets every year. Whether it’s a colossal conference attracting thousands or a private product launch for the select few, the flexible space and adaptable attitude of DWTC makes successful event planning a guarantee.
With the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre at the heart of the complex, DWTC is home to the commercial offices of Sheikh Rashid Tower and the Convention Tower. With fully onsite-serviced accommodations at The Apartments as well as three onsite hotels and several others in walking distance, a good night’s sleep is within arm’s reach. The result is a complex fully integrated into the business heart of Dubai.
Dubai World Trade Centre
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
As the world’s tallest hotel, standing 355.35 meters from ground level to the top of its mast, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has over 1,600 rooms and offers up to 5,155 square metres of total meeting space spread across 32 meeting rooms and two large ballrooms.
Owned by the Emirates Group, this hotel offers state-of-the-art facilities for event organisers and delegates. The meeting room capacities range from as small as 18 delegates theatre-style-seating in its meetings suite to up to 1,548 delegate theatre-style seating in the Dubai Ballroom.
It is well placed on Sheikh Zayed Road, close to the main business district. Other selling points include a signature steakhouse, a 72nd-floor penthouse bar, hammam spa treatments and a large outdoor pool.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
This impressive state-of-the-art hotel with 555 rooms is just a two-minute walk from the Dubai World Trade Centre. Conrad Dubai represents one of the largest meeting spaces in the city with a total area of 4,400 square metres and offers a splendid setting for social gatherings of all descriptions. With 11 flexible and dynamic conference rooms, three boardrooms and two grand ballrooms, the Conrad Dubai provides the perfect backdrop for special occasions, business meetings, product launches and corporate gatherings.
Conrad Dubai is home to the largest day-lit ballroom in Dubai. The 1,215 square- metre Grand Ballroom can seat up to 1,100 delegate theatre-style or host cocktail receptions for 1,250 guests. This elegant, pillar-free ballroom features crystal chandeliers, high-quality Italian marble finishings and hand-cut carpets and can be split into eight configurations.
Set along a beautiful beach, Madinat Jumeirah includes three grand boutique hotels — the Al Qsar, Mina A’Salam and Dar Al Masyaf with a total of more than 850 rooms. The complex also includes the world-class Talise Spa, the atmospheric Madinat Souq and, of course, the multi-purpose Madinat Conference and Events Centre. Within the Mina A’Salam hotel are two Arabic-style ballrooms — Majlis Al Mina and Majlis Al Salam. Majlis Al Salam is the largest, holding up to 400 guests, while Majlis Al Mina is more intimate with a capacity for 120 guests.
Within the Conference Centre itself, Joharah Ballroom can be divided into seven different rooms or kept in its entirety to hold up to 1,700 people, while the Murjaan Ballroom can be divided into nine different rooms and sizes and has capacity for up to 400 guests. Both benefit from state-of-the-art audiovisual and lighting equipment. The Madinat Arena is a versatile ‘blank canvas’ that holds up to 4,500 guests. This dynamic space also features a fixed upper gallery and VIP sections.
Atlantis The Palm
As you would expect from a venue the size and caliber of Dubai’s Atlantis resort, this is a one-stop-shop facility for conference and event organisers.
Whether it’s a gala dinner for 1,500 people or an executive boardroom meeting for 10 guests, the Atlantis provides complete flexibility with its 5,600 sq. metres of meeting space offering numerous configurations. And although part of the iconic Atlantis complex, the Conference Centre is separate from the main resort lobby, meaning delegates are not distracted by the other hotel guests.
Meeting space comprises 14 meeting rooms, three ballrooms and two boardrooms, alongside a pre-function area of 1,000sqm offering floor-to-ceiling views of The Royal Tower beach and the spacious 630 sq. metres Royal Terrace, providing an excellent spot for up to 250 people to network and watch the sun set al fresco.
The Atlantis Ballroom with its high ceilings opens into a spacious 2,100 sq. metres flexible indoor facility. Divisible into three separate rooms, the Ballroom accommodates from 360 delegates in boardroom style and up to 2,500 people for a reception. The Silk and Spice Ballrooms, each at over 500 sq. metres, offer two separate spaces with similar flexibility, either as one large ballroom or broken into two or three large rooms. Both can handle a reception for 600 or banquets for 250 people. Meanwhile, the Atlas and Andes Boardrooms can hold 12 delegates in a boardroom layout.
Dubai’s Atlantis resort
Dubai Festival City
Luxury, style and convenience are the epitome of Dubai Festival City’s hospitality offering which comprises two of the world’s leading international hospitality management brands; InterContinental and Crowne Plaza. Elegant and sophisticated nightlife, cafes and restaurants provide a wealth of choice.
Located on the Creek and with stunning views in every direction, the InterContinental Dubai Festival City is a city landmark. The InterContinental Dubai Festival City features 498 exquisitely designed rooms, including 121 suites, three Presidential Suites and one Royal Suite. The hotel features five outstanding restaurants all with breathtaking views of the Creek.
The Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City features two restaurants and 316 rooms, the ideal location for business travellers with all rooms equipped with high-speed internet access and flat plasma TV screens. The hotel is situated above The Event Centre a 45,000 sq. ft. state of the art multi-purpose conference and exhibition facility.
Dubai Festival City