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World Trade Centre, Dubai

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The Dubai World Trade Centre, was inaugurated in 1979. It is a purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions. The building is featured on the 100 Dirham bank note.With over 1.3 million square feet of covered exhibition and event space, comprising 21 halls and over 40 meeting rooms across 3 floors, Dubai World Trade Centre hosts over 500 events annually. In 2015, the venue held 396 trade events and welcomed over 2.74 million visitors.HistoryBuilt in 1979, the Sheikh Rashid Tower, as it was known back then, was amongst the earliest skyscrapers to be constructed in Dubai. Renamed after the late Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the 39-storey Sheikh Rashid Tower no longer stands alone as it did when it was first built. Over the years, the Dubai World Trade Centre has been extended to include Exhibition Halls, Sheikh Rashid Hall and Maktoum Hall as well as the Al Mulaqua Ballroom, Sheikh Saeed Halls, Za’abeel Halls and the Trade Centre Arena. In addition, commercial building have also been added including the Convention Tower and the One Central development with several mixed-use buildings.Dubai World Trade Centre TodayDubai World Trade Centre has grown and added several business divisions to its overall portfolio.
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  • We did come here to see Ramadan night market (which by the way was disappointing). It's next to metro, so getting here is not an issue. Looks pretty new inside, with some shops on site (cafe, pharmacy...  more »
  • I want to start by saying a great thanks to the entire staff of the wtc ibis hotel for their hospitality, love and professionalism in execution of their duties. Their wonderful sense of humour is also...  more »
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  • It's a good and quiet place with its own paid parking. I went to Modesh world with my family. It was fun . There is also sports complex type area.
  • Huge area for trade fairs. Restaurants available and Metro station next to the entrance. Very convenient. Parking is a nightmare during trade fairs. Prefer metro or cabs
  • Great place for hosting and attending trade fairs and events. This place is really well connected by public transport in all forms bus, taxi and metro.
  • Very good and spacious convention centre conveniently located in the heart of Dubai. Often very crowded during the mega sale events. No free parking in the trade centre so if you are planning for long hours better to use metro or bus
  • Went there for indoor sports activities as part of Dubai world sport's Summer sports . Such a nice place during the summer and well organized :)