Dubai World Trade Centre

Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (“DWTC”) celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019. Currently, it is recognised as the largest purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions in the region. Annually, it hosts over 300 events across key sectors, including technology and innovation, healthcare, energy and sustainability, real estate, F&B, hospitality, automotive, and transportation.

DWTC continues to work towards accomplishing the aspirational mandate laid out by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform the Emirate of Dubai into a global hub for regional and international business networking. Since opening in 1979, DWTC has hosted over 5,000 business and MICE events, with an economic output of Dh200 Billion, and attracted over 30 Million business visitors to Dubai.

A recent study undertaken by DWTC attributed AED 13.1 Billion in retained economic value for Dubai’s largely import-based economy to the performance of DWTC’s large-scale events. It was estimated that for every AED 1 spent at these events, a further AED 4.4 in sales value was generated for ancillary sectors and Dubai’s wider economy.  

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  • Events hosted
    349
  • Companies participated in organized events
    54Thousand
  • Visitors attended organized events
    2.8+Million
  • Nationalities of delegates and attendees
    159
  • Total built-up area for the purpose of hosting MICE events
    1.8Million sqft

Last updated, the year ended 31 December 2019

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