Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council
Dubai World Trade Centre – Sheikh Maktoum Hall
Since its inauguration in 1979, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has played a critical role in the growth of international trade for the Middle East region. From the landmark 39-storey Sheikh Rashid Tower, to the region’s largest purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions, DWTC has created pioneering networking platforms for regional and global markets to grow.
Pursuing a vision to make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events, DWTC has evolved from being the forerunner of the fast-growing exhibitions industry into a multi-dimensional business catalyst that has propelled Dubai’s meteoric rise to a leading global economic powerhouse alongside Singapore, Hong Kong, London and New York.
Hosting more than 500 events annually, DWTC welcomes over 3 million international visitors to some of the most acclaimed trade fairs, blockbuster events and prestigious international conferences, offering over 1.3 million square feet (122,000 square metres) of covered and flexible event space.