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Dubai World Trade Centre
Updated: 15th September, 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre

The epicentre of business, events, networking, and trade in the Middle East since 1979.
Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai World Trade Centre is an area located within Trade Centre Second, Dubai.
Additional information
  • The DWTC was planned as a venue to boost trade and economic activity in Dubai; a hub for regional and international commerce, exhibitions, and conferences. Over the years additional exhibition halls, conference spaces, and facilities have been added to accommodate the increasing demand for international events and conferences.

  • In January 2020 the Dubai Future District was launched, connecting The Dubai World Trade Center, Emirates Towers, and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to create a hub to develop the ‘new economy’ announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed in the 4 January 2020 Document.

    In it he pledged to continue working on developing the emirate by welcoming national and international talents; building new partnerships that create job opportunities; providing financing to entrepreneurs and startups; adopting initiatives that facilitate the establishment of new companies; and the launch of innovative ideas to design the economy of the future.

    The Dubai Future District is expected to be the Middle East’s biggest future economy-focused district, with a future economy research centre, incubators and accelerators, and an innovative space for future economy pioneers.


An epicentre for business, networking, and trade in the Middle East, the campus of Dubai World Trade Centre boasts a central location that offers a range of convenient amenities for visitors. Since its inauguration in 1979, the centre has been a hub for connecting people through various events.

Situated near the venue is a diverse array of five hotels and serviced apartments, catering to different needs and budgets. For added accessibility, the centre features dedicated parking garages as well as an on-site metro station.

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

DICEC offers a collection of event spaces as well as a variety of shops, restaurants and hotels. It has its own dedicated Metro station.

Sheikh Rashid Tower

This 149-metre, 39-storey building was opened in 1979 by Queen Elizabeth II. It was Dubai’s first skyscraper and originally named the Trade Centre Tower. It was later renamed in honour of the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Office spaces range from 160sq ft to 12,500sq ft, the size of an entire floor. The tower is home to many multinational tenants, government entities and consulates and its image is featured on DH 100 bank note.

Convention Tower

Thirteen stories tall, Convention Tower is a purpose built commercial building completed in 2004. It is home to a number of corporations and government entities. The building features floor to ceiling windows, offering office spaces ranging from 2,500sq ft to entire floors at 19,600sq ft. HOTEL

The Apartments at Dubai World Trade Centre

The Apartments are an extended-stay property with 543 spacious units less than a minute from the main exhibition halls. The apartments range in size from studios to three bedrooms and benefit from amenities that include a business centre, an outdoor pool with attached cafe, an eatery and bar, gym facilities, a sauna and a steam room.


Located just 400 metres from the World Trade Centre metro station this contemporary four-star hotel provides guest rooms offering Wi-Fi, interactive flat screen TVs and eco friendly amenities. Facilities include a casual all-day restaurant, outdoor pool, spa and gym.

Ibis One Central

A three-star hotel with 588 rooms equipped with Sweet Bed by ibis bedding, desks, free WiFi, flat screen TVs and stylish bathrooms. The hotel is close to World Trade Centre metro station and has one restaurant on site. There are five flexible meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Ibis World Trade Centre

A two-star business hotel with 210 rooms featuring modern furnishings and basic amenities. The hotel has two restaurants and bars on site as well as complimentary shuttle services to major malls and attractions.

Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residences

Located close to Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, these high-end serviced residences include 377 luxurious units offering a selection of contemporary one to four-bedroom apartments, and facilities that include a rooftop swimming pool and landscaped sundeck.

25hours One Central

The One Central edition of 25hours has 434 rooms and a rooftop restaurant. The hotel features a lobby strung with hammocks, trendy eateries and an outdoor pool.

The Offices

The offices are housed in five LEED-certified commercial buildings with ground-floor retail and F&B in each, connected by pedestrian pathways. The Offices are located inside the DWTC Authority free zone at the heart of Dubai’s Central Business District and provide more than 158,000sq m (1.7 million sq ft) of premium working space. Each building has generous parking bays, high-speed lifts, and landscaped rooftop terraces for select units.

Transport & Access

Commute times by car

From Dubai World Trade Centre it takes roughly 9 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 20 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 19 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 24 minutes to The Walk JBR.*

Airport proximity

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 12 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 44 minutes' drive.*

Dubai World Trade Centre Location

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

Jumeirah Mosque, 2.4 km
Dubai Aquarium, 3.0 km
La Mer, 3.0 km
Parks & beaches
Al Satwa Public Park, 1.5 km
Zabeel Park, 1.7 km
La Mer Beach, 3.0 km
Golf clubs
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 5.4 km
The Track Meydan Golf, 7.3 km
Al Badia Golf Club, 7.8 km
Reel Cinemas at Rove Downtown, 2.4 km
Roxy City Walk Cinema, 3.0 km
Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall, 3.0 km

Dubai World Trade Centre Buildings

We currently maintain records for 17 building developments in Dubai World Trade Centre.

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