Also known as DWTC, the Dubai World Trade Centre is a bustling hub dedicated to event hosting. The purpose-built complex is the city’s oldest convention destinations and is home to its first skyscrapers, featuring on the AED100 bank note.

The DWTC is made-up of 21 exhibition halls, and more than 40 meeting rooms, totalling over 121,000 square metres of usable space.

Access to the district is simple, with the Dubai Metro dedicating a stop directly to the venue, with trains running until midnight every night. Four on-site hotels – Ibis One Central, Ibis World Trade Centre, Novotel World Trade Centre, and The Apartments – are all within easy walking distance of the event spaces. If you prefer something a little more swish, The Four Seasons DIFC is located a short taxi ride, or metro stop, down the road in Dubai International Financial District.

The DWTC complex includes a pedestrian mall of casual dining outlets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with pop-up take-away dining available in the exhibition halls during the majority of events.