By Mary Sophia gulfbusiness.com
Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s largest MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) venue operator, has announced plans to build a 15,500 square metre extension to its current indoor complex space after strong year-on-year growth in events.
The extension will expand the available multipurpose indoor capacity to over 122,000 square metres, catering to the next five years of portfolio growth and accommodating Dubai’s growing business tourism traffic, DWTC said.
Adjacent to the existing Zabeel Hall complex, three new halls – named Zabeel 4, 5 and 6 – will form the extension beyond Halls 1, 2 and 3.
Construction is expected to commence later this month with the new space becoming operational from Q1 2016.
This infrastructure expansion will improve the venue’s ability to host more events concurrently – an important aspect in achieving Dubai’s target of 20 million international visitors by 2020. More info