World Trade Centre

DWTC is a multi-purpose complex built on orders from Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed. DWTC occupies the area adjacent to the Trade Centre Roundabout, along Sheikh Zayed Road. The original tower, named Sheikh Rashid Tower, was inaugurated on February 26th, 1979 by Queen Elizabeth II. It was Dubai’s first skyscraper and Middle East’s tallest building for quite some time. It is also featured on the AED100 bank-note. Sheikh Rashid Tower hosts governmental and consular offices, as well as the HQ of many international companies. In addition to the Sheikh Rashid Tower, DWTC comprises four named and eight numbered exhibition halls, the Trade Centre Arena, the Dubai International Convention Centre (DICC), as well as residential buildings. DWTC hosts every year numerous trade events and consumer expos, covering divergent sectors like food, car, information technology, education, yachting, healthcare and wellness, to name a few. DWTC is also hosting many concerts and shows attracting large numbers of spectators. Cirque du Soleil performs regularly at DWTC.