Dubai World Trade Centre
The epicentre for business in the Middle East, Dubai World Trade Centre has played a pivotal role in the growth of Dubai’s business tourism and trade since its inauguration in 1979.
DWTC connects people, products and ideas from around the globe through a year-round calendar of international trade fairs, blockbuster consumer shows and prestigious international conferences, which are complemented by its innovative free zone and award-winning real estate developments. As the region’s leading purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions, it provides a platform for unparalleled business and networking opportunities.Each year, through our various events, DWTC creates tens of thousands of jobs for a variety of industries and sectors. It continues to be driven by ongoing role in helping to shape Dubai’s future and reinforce its position as a global hub for the future economy.
Each year, through our various events, DWTC creates tens of thousands of jobs for a variety of industries and sectors. It continues to be driven by its ongoing role in helping to shape Dubai’s future and reinforce its position as a global hub for the future economy.
Field of Activities:
VENUE SERVICES MANAGEMENT
VENUE SERVICES MANAGEMENT:
Through our 145,000 square metres of event space, we provide an ideal and impeccably serviced showcase for global organisations.
Dubai World Trade Centre offers a venue for every event. From conferences and trade exhibitions, to concerts and galas, our scope and scale are unlimited. We also provide the infrastructure our organisers and exhibitors need to be successful, including event service teams who deliver comprehensive support.
As a preferred caterer to private, corporate, government and royal clients, our portfolio of premium hospitality services has grown in tandem with the city's diverse event calendar. Hospitality and Weddings by Dubai World Trade Centre are additional key offerings, along with Event Plus, our dedicated online e-commerce platform and services targeted at exhibitors.
It handles the key facilities management services for all properties it owns or manages, including all engineering and maintenance,infrastructure operations, traffic and security management, emergency medical services and cleaning and waste management.
Over 40 years of experience and being the region's leading event venue
Every year DWTC Event Management Team puts on an impressive portfolio of shows, ranging from niche trade events to mass-market consumer expos across a range of sectors spanning Technology, Food and Hospitality, Marine, Lifestyle, and others.Currently, it owns and organises 25 of the region’s largest exhibitions, and this team is continually developing new ideas for all our B2B, and B2C shows in line with global trends.its in-house experiential agency ‘DXB Live’ was established to serve our event better and exhibit clients. Each year, ‘DXB Live’ services to over 100 significant events and partners. Through our integrated services, it brings to life more than 500,000 square feet of exhibition stands, live events, and conferences, alongside providing complex solutions.
A real estate to support tourism and trade
Our latest projects add new dimensions to both our legacy Dubai World Trade Centre location and Expo City Dubai, enhancing the emirate’s ongoing expansion as an international hub of trade, tourism, and commerce.
Its developments include the groundbreaking and award-winning One Central, a premium commercial development that has delivered over 158,000 square metres of new Grade A leasable office space in the heart of Dubai. Following the opening of the region's first-ever trend-setting 25H hotel in 2022 and a growing collection of restaurants and eateries opening up, One Central continues to elevate Dubai's central business district to a new level.
Developed and managed by the Dubai World Trade Centre, the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) was built for the global mega-event Expo 2020 Dubai and continues to be a venue of choice for hosting significant national and international events.
Expo Village was initially developed by the Dubai World Trade Centre ahead of the Expo 2020 Dubai. Following the reopening of Expo City Dubai in October 2022, Expo Village today is home to an active residential community.
A growing free zone for the future of business
Dubai is an ideal commercial hub for businesses seeking to reach the wider MENASA region. The DWTC Free Zone invites both onshore and offshore operations to establish themselves in this powerful global gateway for trade, finance and commerce. Attractive dual-licensing options are offered, enabling onshore and offshore companies to enjoy co-location as desired.
The DWTC Authority understands its unique environment and provides enhanced incentives for business. Tenants enjoy a flexible and advantageous regulatory environment with internationally-benchmarked legislative policies, so they can keep their focus on doing business.
Key benefits of licensing:
- 100% foreign ownership
- 100% repatriation of all capital and profits
- Zero income and corporate tax for 50 years (renewable)
- No restriction on currency and repatriation of funds
- No restriction on hiring foreign employees
- No restraints over capital nationality
- Freedom to initiate multiple options for legal operating structures Stable and clear regulation
- Dual licensing opportunities
Types of companies formed under DWTC Authority:
The Free Zone offers a highly competitive, single-point of contact operation for corporations, affording them a unique and flexible offering to operate seamlessly, including as an onshore registered business, under an independent free-zone license or as a dual licensed entity from within the same zone. attractive packages for startups and SMEs allow entrepreneurs to convert their business ideas into reality.
Free Zone Company (FZCO)
All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a FZCO.
Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a FZE.
The branch must be 100% owned by the Parent company.
Certain required documents must be attested
All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a Foreign Branch.
A valid registration from a UAE license authority is required to open a branch.
All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a UAE Branch.
Once you have formed your company, you will be eligible to apply for a free zone license. Our personalised approach to licensing and related procedures, coupled with a superior location and unmatched operational standards, makes setting up with us seamless, straightforward and flexible.
For carrying out specified commercial activities
General Trading License:
For carrying out unrestricted commercial activities
For carrying out specified professional services
Event Management License:
For the organising of business and leisure events
For platforms trading goods and services online in the UAE
Single Family Office:
Offices founded by family members to manage and service the wealth of a single family
Multi Family Office:
Offices founded by consultants for the provision of wealth management services to multiple families
source: Dubai World Trade Centre
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