Sheikh Rashid meets British architect John Harris, famed for Dubai's first town plan and significant buildings in the region.
The original design is 27 stories high. Sheikh Rashid adds 12 floors and a mast to outdo rival projects and build the tallest structure around.
Staircases are added to each corner after the US film Towering Inferno raises awareness about fire safety in tall buildings.
Queen Elizabeth II opens the tower, heralding the start of Dubai's global rise; Sheikh Rashid orders the exterior painted in white to enhance it.
Dubai World Trade Centre grows beyond Sheikh Rashid Tower to include a separate sem-permanent exhibition space.
Halls 1 and 2 open in a major expansion of the permanent facilities available on-site, followed by Hall 3 in 1988.
Sheikh Hamdan opens the exclusive World Trade Club on the 33rd floor to mark the tower's 10th-anniversary Elite members are the 'Who's Who' of Dubai.
Halls 4-8 open, adding an estimated 300,000 sq. ft. of exhibition room. DWTC's reputation as a large, world-class venue grows.
Construction begins on the Trade Centre Complex as Dubai prepares to host the prestigious 2003 IMF/World Bank Meeting.
The new look DICEC opens; a concourse connects Halls 1 and 2, the Convention Tower, Novotel and Ibis Hotels; IMF/World Bank Meeting attracts over 15,000 delegates.
Construction starts on a project to increase total exhibition floorspace to 1,000,000 sq. ft., securing DWTC's position as the largest events venue in the Middle East.
New halls: adding a total of 166,800 sq. ft. to event space.
Sheikh Rashid Tower is dwarfed by its neighbours, but remains a symbol of Dubai's rapid growth from a small port on the banks of the Creek, to a dynamic international city at the crossroads of the world.
The Dubai World Trade Centre’s mission of providing a fully-integrated truly international experiential space not only inspired the creation of DXB LIVE but also set the stage for all of our successes.
We open doors to new avenues for your business to pursue with our influential network of local and international government entities. We are pleased to share our many assets with you, such as partnerships with thousands of powerful corporates across a range of sectors.
Having started out as Eventserve in 2009 with a revenue of AED25M, we have constantly evolved. This included a transition to DXB Live during 2016 in recognition of our ability to provide market leading turnkey solutions for all types of event experiences whether in the UAE or Worldwide.
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DXB Live has demonstrated its conformity towards ISO 20121:2012 - Event Sustainability Management System, after a rigorous assessment by Gabriel Registrar team of Auditors and Event Industry Experts. DXB Live has received the prestigious ISO 20121:2012 Standard, which reinforces the company’s continual commitment to managing the event, with a particular control for the environment, economic and social issues. The Certification award was presented to Mr. Khalid Alhammadi, Vice President of DXB Live.
ISO 20121:2012 standard certification for Event sustainability Management system for DXB live now indicates the organizations foremost commitment on a safe & sustainable environment, taking into consideration the strategy, operations in its scope & demonstrate/commit itself in a responsible approach in the Environment/Community by assessing risks on Environmental, social, economic factors & thereby implementing controls to maintain the position of the organization with better management skills within the community.
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