Dubai World Trade Centre - Reasons Why You Must visit

Dubai World Trade Centre - Reasons Why You Must visit

While you might think of the ‘World Trade Centre Tower’ when you think of World Trade Centre, that’s not all that the DWTC consists of. The World Trade Centre campus houses hotels, restaurants, cafes, and exhibition halls in the hospitality and entertainment sector, giving residents and tourists access to various facilities and amenities.

Our mission is to deliver ‘Destination Dubai’ for the region, by providing a world-class business networking platform with integrated end-to-end services.

-Dubai World Trade Centre


For information about the events being held at the World Trade Centre, visit their website below.

What’s On
Visiting or hosting an event in Dubai? Dubai World Trade Centre is the UAE’s leading event venue and the largest event and exhibition centre in the whole region.

On the Campus

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Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hotspot for all the events we hear about, The Convention and Exhibition Centre Launched in 2003, the Centre contains multiple halls and hosts over 500 events each year.

The area can accommodate over 10,000 fans and meet all their needs with its strategically located retail and Food and beverage stores.

The exhibition Centre houses the following:

  • Sheikh Rashid Hall
    Area: 7,703.00 sqm
    Accommodates: Theatre- 7210, Classroom- 4686, Banquet- 3440, Cocktail- 5502
  • Sheikh Maktoum Hall
    Area:3,859 sqm
    Accommodates: Theatre- 3528, Classroom- 2250, Banquet- 1580, Cocktail- 2756
  • Sheikh Saeed Halls 1-3 and Trade Centre Arena
    Area: 25,037.00 sqm
    Accommodates: Theatre- 21472, Classroom- 13320, Banquet- 10320, Cocktail- 17884
  • Al Multaqua Ballroom
    Area:1,080.00 sqm
    Accommodates: Theatre- 760, Classroom- 468, Banquet- 420, Cocktail- 771
  • Halls 1-8 and The Pavillion
    Area:31,000.00 sqm
  • Zabeel Halls 1-6

For more information, contact 0562057443.

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Sheikh Rashid Tower

First constructed in 1979, the tower was originally named Sheikh Rashid Tower and held the title of the tallest tower in Dubai until the inauguration of Burj Khalifa. The tower houses multiple multinational agencies, government entities etc. The 39-storey building was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

The famous building also makes an appearance on the Dubai, 100 AED note.

For more information contact 043321000.

Convention Tower

Standing at 13 stories tall, the convention tower located on the World Trade Centre campus was launched in 2004 as a 'purpose-built commercial building.'

Located in close proximity to the exhibition centre, it is home to multiple organisations, including government entities. Its location gives the employees and organisations located in the tower the convenience and ease of access to any events and conventions held in the DWTC.

All spaces in the Convention Tower are part of the DWTC Free Zone that gives the tenants many benefits, including permitting 100% foreign ownership.

As apparent from the exteriors of the tower, the tower features floor-to-ceiling windows enabling the tenants to look over the landscape of Dubai.

For more information contact 043097077.

One Central

Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council with the LEED Certification, the wide green building certification from over the world. The five commercial buildings are applauded for their efforts in improving their energy and environmental design.

Equipped with state-of-the-art modern facilities, these premium commercial buildings are the sleekest office space for those looking for a convenient and up-to-date working space.

Some of their amenities include high-speed lifts, spacious parking, ground-floor retail and F&B and landscaped rooftop terraces.


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Established as a business and trade hub in the Emirate, the World Trade Centre provides comfortable accommodations for those looking to spend their weekends at exhibitions and conventions, or simply want to live in close proximity to the metro station and Dubai Airport.

1. The Apartments at Dubai World Trade Centre

Stationed at a walking distance from the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, The Appartments offer over 543 spacious units. The hotel apartments offer studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom accommodations as well as well-maintained facilities including but not limited to saunas, swimming pools, cafes, bars, steam rooms, etc.

You can contact them at 04 331 4555 and reach out to Dubai Trade Centre Hotel Apartments or drop them an email at

2. Novotel

Located at a 7-10 mins walk and 5 minutes drive from the World Trade Centre Metro station, the 4-star hotel is the go-to spot for many tourists upon arriving in Dubai.

The hotel offers the usual facilities such as a pool, gym, and spa, with eco-friendly amenities, free Wi-Fi and modern facilities that will make your time in your room and hotels just as enjoyable as your experience outdoors.

You can contact them at 04 332 0000 and reach out to Novotel or drop them an email at

3.  Ibis One Central

Adding onto the hotels located at close proximity to the metro station, the Ibis hotel is a convenient stay for those looking for great value at great prices.

The three-star hotel launched in 2016 is in the One Central development and accommodates over 588 units. They also have flexible meeting spaces that can serve 200 guests.

You can contact them at 04 519 5555 and reach out to Ibis One Central or drop them an email at

4. Ibis World Trade Centre

The 2-star business hotel is donned with sleek and modern interiors. The hotel also runs a shuttle service to all major malls and attractions, making it a convenient hotel for those looking to be guided through the Emirate.

You can contact them at 04 332 4444 and reach out to Ibis World Trade Centre.

5. Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residences

Housing 377 luxurious units the residence has 1-4 bedroom apartments with basic amenities such as a swimming pool. The serviced residences are a 7 minutes drive away from the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

You can contact them at 04 330 0000 and reach out to Jumeirah World Trade Centre Residences or drop them an email at

6. 25hours One Central

The largest hotel of its chain and its first outside of Europe, the luxurious hotel is a treat to the eyes and soul. Decked with culturally-conscious décor, the hotel features the trendiest eateries and interiors.

The rooftop restaurant also gives guests a chance to gaze over the Dubai skyline.

You can contact them at 04 210 2525 and reach out to 25hours One Central or drop them an email at

What's Nearby?

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  • The Dubai Fountain
    One of the most famous tourist attractions in Dubai, The Dubai Fountain, is located at the centre of Downtown Dubai. It is known as the world's tallest performing fountain.
    Timings: Daily, every 30 mins between 6 pm - 11 pm
  • Dubai Mall
    One of the largest malls in the world, the Dubai Mall is easily accessible by the metro station. Aside from the retail experience, the mall offers entertainment and dining options.
  • Burj Khalifa
    located two stops away from the WTC by metro, make a quick trip to the tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa stands tall against Dubai's stellar skyline.
  • Museum of the Future
    Experience the future and look towards a hopeful tomorrow at the Museum of the Future located in close proximity to the DWTC.
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The Dubai World Trade Centre is located on Sheikh Zayed Road and can be accessed by public transport and provides parking space for vehicles.

How to get there?

Book a ride from Dubai Taxis, Careem, a green fuel ride from Uber, or hitch a cab to the nearest metro station.

The Dubai World Trade Centre is accessible by metro. One must take the Red Line and get off at the metro station associated with the DWTC, World Trade Centre Metro Station.

You can contact Dubai World Trade Centre at +971 (0)4 389 3999 or drop them an email at For more information, visit

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