Press Release

Dubai World Trade Centre’s Entertainment Events Attracts 30,000 Spectators in Two Weeks

01 Apr 2012

Dubai World Trade Centre’s Entertainment Events Attracts 30,000 Spectators in Two Weeks

​The March events calendar at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) was not only busy with twelve exhibitions and conferences, but the region’s largest venue also hosted nine entertainment events over the past two weeks, including concerts, comedy acts and sporting events attended by over 30,000 spectators.

The first event was the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship roadshow, a mixed martial arts competition based in the U.K., which rolled into DWTC’s Sheikh Rashid Hall on March 16 and saw an audience of more than 2,000 spectators, while being telecast live globally to millions of fans.

Internationally renowned comedian, Russell Peters, had two sold-out comedy shows at DWTC on 19 and 20 March. Peters, whose stand-up performances typically refer to his own life experiences growing up in an Indian family, made the crowds of over 9,600 guests roar with laughter at his humorous references to ethnic and cultural  stereotypes.

6,000 spectators and fans of the 72 year-old famous Indian classical singer Yesudas, who has recorded more than 50,000 songs in multiple languages during his career, had the rare opportunity to see him perform live on the 23rd of March in the Trade Centre Arena.​

Rotana, one of the region’s leading entertainment companies, chose DWTC to host another sold-out spectacular concert for the famous Arab singers Kadim Al Sahir, Shatha Hassoun and Hatem Al Iraki. The exclusive dinner event and concert, which took place on 29 March, was attended by 1,200 fans.