The Dubai International Convention Centre, which is considered one of Dubai's premier landmark proper and business locations, was built in 1979 by the late H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai. The Dubai World Trade Center is considered to be the focal point of business within the Middle East. Since its inauguration, the centre has played a role in stimulating regional and international trade through the UAE.
The complex comprises the original 39-story office tower, the World Trade Centre Residence, eight exhibition halls, the Dubai International Convention Centre, which can accommodate more than 4500 delegates in its multipurpose hall when set in auditorium style, a business club, and residential apartments with a leisure club.
Some of the highlights of the DICC are:
35,000 square metres of adjoining exhibition space
Played host to 15,340 International Monetary Fund/World Bank delegates, representing 6 billion people worldwide