New DWTC Extension on Fast Track

DUBAI - Dubai World Trade Centre, or DWTC, recently announced that its new, state-of-the-art extension has entered the final phases of completion and is on track to open on schedule.

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Published: Sat 18 Jul 2009, 11:47 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 10:27 PM

With construction firmly on the fast track, the new space will be open and available for hosting events for the upcoming exhibition season.

Upon completion, the new world class Shaikh Saeed Halls will consist of four inter-connected halls including one multi-purpose hall – ‘The Trade Centre Arena.’

The Arena, which boasts 14 metre high ceilings and over 9,000 square metres of covered exhibition space, has the capacity to hold concerts for over 10,000 guests in an air conditioned, all-weather environment. With space for up to 34 regulation size tennis courts, the Arena will be able to host a variety of events including weddings, concerts, entertainment events and official sporting and athletic events.

Commenting on the progress of the expansion, Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of DWTC, said “One of DWTC’s core strengths has always been its ability to support the changing needs of the region’s MICE sector. We have seen substantial growth in a number of key shows held at our venue during the first half of 2009 and the demand for world class facilities has clearly risen.”

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