Dubai world trade centre set to open

The first stage of the Trade Centre Plaza at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is due to open in late September.

The plaza will have a number of cafes and restaurants and is situated near a newly opened metro station.

The developer says 30 per cent of the visitors to the DWTC arriving from the station will pass through the plaza.

The space will also be put to a number of other uses.
 
“It is envisaged that this performance space will be utilised during the DWTC extensive events calendar and also carefully managed to accommodate open air events for the public at all times,” the developer stated.
 
Hilal Saeed Al Merri, chief executive officer of DWTC, added that the number of visitors to its venues has risen during the first half of 2009 and that there has been an increased demand for quality amenities and higher levels of convenience.
 
The DWTC spans 37 storeys and consists of a convention centre, office properties and serviced apartments.