Visitor FAQ

Date and Location

When and where will Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 take place?

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 will take place on 29th - 31st October 2018, in Halls 6 - 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.

What are the show opening times?

Exhibition visiting hours are:

Monday, 29 October 2018: 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday, 30 October 2018: 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday, 31 October 2018: 10:00 - 17:00

General Questions

Will it cost me anything to visit?
Attending the exhibition is free of charge. There are multiple conference sessions taking place throughout the three days of the event and some of these are also free to attend. However there are some conference sessions which you will need to pay for. You can find all of the detail on the Agenda page of the event website.
Can visitors to the exhibition attend the conference?

Some of the conference sessions are free to attend and as such, visitors to the exhibition are welcome to attend these. Visitors are also welcome to attend paid-for conference sessions at the prevailing rates. Please visit the Agenda page of the event website for more information.

How can I receive the event guide?

The event guide is provided to all pre-registered attendees during the registration free of charge.

Are there refreshments available on site?

The Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre has several food and beverage outlets along the atriums of the building for attendees to purchase products from. Inside the SMME event halls there are three cafes where refreshments can be purchased and a temporary lunch area where a full buffet lunch can also be purchased.

Hotel & Travel

How can I get to the venue?

By Metro
The easiest way to reach the venue is to take the Metro. 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.

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

By Car
DWTC is easily accessible from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other emirates, and has numerous free and paid car parking facilities available. 

Is there parking at the venue?

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 and Halls 1 & 2.

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

How can I book my hotel?

If you would like to book any hotels nearby you can do this on our Hotels page.

Do you have a recommended travel agent?

Yes. Please visit the Hotels page of the event website for more information.