Travel & Stay

View of Convention Gate entrance to the Dubai World Trade Centre

For the 9th time, Seatrade Maritime Middle East will take place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, the region's most modern, purpose-built exhibition centre. The venue is centrally located in the heart of Dubai's business district and only 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The venue has all the facilities expected of an international exhibition centre including:

  • Meeting points
  • VIP lounges
  • Internet and business centre facilities
  • Hotels and restaurants


By Car

Getting by car

The Dubai World Trade Centre is located on the Dubai's main highway and commercial skyscraper corridor, Sheikh Zayed Road, and easily accessible from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other emirates.

There are two paid car parking facilities available for a parking fee of AED 10 per hour:

  • Multi-Storey Car Park (Levels 3 to 6) located next to Novotel
  • Sheikh Rashid Tower car park located next to Trade Centre Arena

Free Car Parking is available at Car Parks B, C and D opposite the Novotel Hotel. 

By Taxi

Dubai Taxi

Taxis in Dubai are easy to find (especially outside hotels), low cost and will be able to drop you directly outside the venue.

All taxis operated by RTA through five companies (denoted by different colour roofs). All RTA taxis are metered at the same rate.

You can book a taxi directly through RTA on +971 (0) 4 208 0808. (24hrs, operated in Arabic and English).

At the Exhibition Venue, there are two taxi drop-offs: opposite Ibis Hotel and in front of Zabeel Hall entrance. Taxi pick-up point is located opposite Ibis Hotel.

By Metro

Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro system is a reliable, air-conditioned service with stations near most of Dubai's city hotels.

Dubai World Trade Centre has its own station ‘World Trade Centre Station’ on the Dubai Metro's Red line, which is located directly next to the venue.

The route connects the exhibition centre with Dubai International Aiport and all major stops throughout the city. Trains run every seven minutes to all major business, tourist and residential areas.


Seatrade Maritime Middle East has teamed up with Hotelmap to provide a hotel booking service with great deals.