Visitor FAQ

Date and Location

When and where will Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2020 take place?

The next edition of Seatrade Maritime Middle East will take place from 7 – 9 December 2020 at the new Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo 2020, Dubai.

General Questions

When will visitor registration be open?

Registration for Seatrade Maritime Middle East will open Spring 2020.

In the meantime, register your interest and we’ll be in touch as soon as visitor registration is open.

Is Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2020 a part of Expo 2020?

We are delighted to announce that Seatrade Maritime Middle East will be part of Expo 2020.

Expo 2020 is the first world expo to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and will run from 20 October 2020 – 10 April 2021. Throughout Expo 2020, over 60 shows will take place daily with nearly 200 country pavilions in attendance.

Seatrade Maritime Middle East will be located in the new Dubai Exhibition Centre, which is conveniently located next to Expo 2020 Metro Station.

Over the next few months, we will share more information about your visit to Seatrade Maritime Middle East and Expo 2020. However, we would encourage all attendees and participants in Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2020 to find out more about Expo 2020.

Do I need a visa to enter Dubai?

Many western countries won't need a visa to enter Dubai, but you can confirm this on the Visit Dubai Tourism website.

Is Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2020 part of UAE Maritime Week 2020?

Yes, Seatrade Maritime Middle East will once again feature as part of UAE Maritime Week alongside Seatrade ShipTech Middle East and Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. More information on UAE Maritime Week 2020 will be announced shortly.

Please be advised that while Seatrade Maritime Middle East is located at Expo 2020, not all events taking place under UAE Maritime Week will be.

What is Seatrade Maritime Middle East?

Seatrade Maritime Middle East is a three-day trade show and conference, focused on facilitating the sustainable growth of the Middle East’s Maritime market. 

Taking place every two years, the event connects maritime suppliers with buyers; while providing an arena for open conversation on the biggest trends affecting the local and international markets.

While Seatrade Maritime Middle East has a strong focus on the UAE and wider Middle East, the event also acts as a gateway for the international industry and attracts strong participation from all around the world.

What are the event opening times?
  • Monday 7 December: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 8 December: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9 December: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Timings are subject to change, and any change will be clearly communicated to all registered visitors.

Who is exhibiting at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2020?

We will be announcing the exhibitor list for Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2020 over the coming months.

In the meantime, you can view the trade show exhibitors from 2018.

Hotel & Travel

What is the best way to access Expo 2020 for Seatrade Maritime Middle East?

Seatrade Maritime Middle East will be located in the new Dubai Exhibition Centre at Expo 2020, which is situated next to the Expo 2020 Metro Station. It is also easily accessible by Careem or taxi and there will be plenty of parking available onsite.

Over the coming months, we will be sharing more information on how to make your trip to the event as smooth as possibe.

Where can I find a hotel?

Information on booking accommodation will be released shortly.