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Dubai Exhibition Centre
Updated: 28th December, 2022

Dubai Exhibition Centre

Located 300m from the centre of the Expo 2020 Dubai site, this state-of-the-art multipurpose venue covers an area of 45,000sq m.
Dubai Exhibition Centre
Overview
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Overview
Dubai Exhibition Centre is an area located within Expo City Dubai, Dubai South, Dubai.
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The developer
The project was developed by Dubai World Trade Centre Authority.
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Timeline
The project was completed by 2021.
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The contractor
The main building work was done by ALEC.
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Additional information
Guide

From 20 October 2020 until 10 April 2021 the Dubai Exhibition Centre will be re-located to a position 300m from the centre of the Expo 2020 Dubai site. It is a state-of-the-art multipurpose venue covering an area of 45,000sq m.

Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) can accommodate a variety of layouts, making it ideal for all forms of conferences, concerts, gala dinners, exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies and more. The adjacent Dubai Metro station enables visitors to reach a variety of hotels, etc. within 15 minutes.
DEC is made up of two complexes, North and South.

The North Complex is large enough and flexible enough to host a range of events, from large-scale conferences, through performances and business meetings to more intimate gatherings. It has 14m high ceilings and 17,000sq m of floor space, two conference rooms that can each host more than 1,800 people, and multipurpose halls. The auditorium is completely reconfigurable for 200 to 2,000 people.

The larger South Complex has 28,000sq m of exhibition space and is able to host a variety of functions, from single large-scale events, to concerts or multiday conferences. It has 10m high ceilings and the space can be divided into nine halls, permitting organisers to host from 300 to 20,000 guests.

Taken together, the two complexes have 24 meeting rooms, 14 multi-purpose halls, 45,000 square metres of flexible event space, and on-site catering access to chefs from around the world.


Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From Dubai Exhibition Centre it takes roughly 34 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 28 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 31 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 29 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 41 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 24 minutes' drive.*


Dubai Exhibition Centre Location

The map below shows the location of Dubai Exhibition Centre and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

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Attractions
Expo City Dubai, 0.5 km
Switch Bowling, 9.5 km
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Parks & beaches
Expo Park, 0.4 km
Expo Water Feature, 0.5 km
Jubilee Park, 0.7 km
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Golf clubs
Jumeirah Golf Estates Golf Course, 8.5 km
The Els Golf Club, 10.7 km
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Cinemas
Jebel Ali Village Cinema, 8.5 km
Novo Cinema Ibn Battuta Mall, 9.8 km

Dubai Exhibition Centre Milestones
Estimated Handover Date
2020
Date Completed
2021
Companies Associated with Dubai Exhibition Centre
Project Manager: Mace
Cost Consultant: Blair Anderson
Engineering Consultant: Aurecon
Engineering Consultant: Woods Bagot United Arab Emirates
Building Contractor: ALEC

Masterplan

A look at the original masterplan published by the developer at the time of the launch of Dubai Exhibition Centre.

Design Stage

Images depicting the initial concept designs for Dubai Exhibition Centre.

Projects often go through a number of design revisions as they progress and developers may or may not honour their original plans when it comes to architectural designs, amenities and landscaping. The images below are provided as a means to compare the original plans with the realised development.

Construction History

See the development of Dubai Exhibition Centre in photos:

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