Whether it’s the key conferences and exhibitions that make up our annual calendar, our wide selection of venues, extensive services, award-winning hospitality or world class facilities management, we aim to surpass your expectations every time.


We connect people, products and ideas from around the globe through our year-round calendar of international trade fairs, blockbuster consumer shows and prestigious international conferences.

The Dubai World Trade Centre has played a pivotal role in the growth of international trade for the Middle East, ever since our inauguratio​​n in 1979. Then, it was through the landmark 39-storey Sheikh Rashid Tower. Today we are the region’s largest purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions.

The epicentre for business tourism in the region, we power the MICE sector through our size, resources, diversity of calendar and scale of events. As well as connecting people through the events we host, we play a major role within Dubai’s economy, attracting revenue for the city’s sights, restaurants and hotels. Each year, DWTC events create more than 25,000 jobs or 36,000 including ancillary sectors that benefit from our events.

We continue to be driven by our role, not just in Dubai’s past but also in its future and to challenge ourselves to create even better experiences for all our clients, exhibitors and visitors.

Our Story

Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road highway is now a bustling skyline, a central business hub within a global city. In 1979, our own Sheikh Rashid Tower started it all.

Dubai’s very first major tower and business centre, the Dubai World Trade Centre building instantly became the heartbeat of Dubai's growing global business community.


Renamed after the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the 39-storey Sheikh Rashid Tower no longer stands alone as it did then. The first of its kind in Dubai, the tower soon turned into a major landmark. A focal point for overseas businesses to establish their presence in a country rich with opportunity, the Dubai World Trade Centre embodied Sheikh Rashid’s vision of a modern city that would attract the world’s leading companies.


The demand for major events in Dubai soon skyrocketed, and the complex greatly expanded. Over the years, the Dubai World Trade Centre has been extended to include our numerous Exhibition Halls, Sheikh Rashid Hall and Maktoum Hall as well as the Convention Tower, Sheikh Saeed Halls and the Trade Centre Arena, giving rise to over one million square feet of space.

Dubai World Trade Centre has since been joined by numerous other skyscrapers alongside the Sheikh Zayed Road. But it remains as it has always been - the pioneer of Dubai's rise as a cosmopolitan commercial centre at the crossroads of the world.

Our Vision

With a view towards the future development of Dubai and the UAE, The DWTC vision is to make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events.

Our Mission

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

We will do this by continually innovating and creating ‘the’ global calendar of events, providing state-of-the-art real estate solutions within a sophisticated and dynamic business environment, and inspiring our employees with progressive and rewarding career opportunities.​​​​​​

Partners & Associates

Along with our constant education and training initiatives and keeping abreast with the latest and emerging international best practices, we have strong partnerships with the leading global sources within our industry.

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