Covid-19 Safety Guidelines

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) strictly adheres to all rules and regulations laid out by government authorities, including Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Municipality to ensure the health and safety of everyone on our premises.

Our venue is certified with the prestigious Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Label, which attests to its compliance with the highest hygiene standards. Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services has developed detailed checklists with global health, safety and hygiene specialists to ensure safe procedures are in place for the resumption of business operations in line with local and international regulations, as well as recognised best practices. Detailed audits are carried out to ensure that safety measures are implemented across the venue efficiently, with the SafeGuard label awarded only when all of their stringent requirements are met.

Bureau Veritas names DWTC first convention and exhibition centre in the Middle East to receive Safeguard Label

Together with this, DWTC’s own ‘Venue Safe’ standards ensure strict adherence to all safety and hygiene measures for the safe return of organised events.

As we get ready to welcome you back with minimum impact on your event experience, the following Event Safety Measures have been put in place for an assured and secure visit. For your own safety, compliance is legally required in all areas; a team of our dedicated and trained ‘Venue Safe’ champions will be happy to assist you across the venue.

All measures are in place to keep you safe

The team at DWTC are working around the clock to ensure that events run safely and have implemented a range of measures including an enhanced cleaning regime, improved air circulation, multiple hand sanitiser stations and directional signage where required.


Wearing of masks at all times

Keep 2 meters social distancing guideline

Disinfection protocols are followed in all public areas

Real time monitoring of crowd density

Air change rate in the halls is 8 times per hour. Air extraction in the halls is pre-scheduled and all hall shutter doors will be kept open both before and after the event to assist with air circulation

Exhibition hall capacity to apply the minimum 2m social distancing corresponding into 1 person per 4sqm gross. Observe the maximum capacity guideline for each area

Aisles shall be minimum 2.5m width one way and 4m for 2-way traffic

Contactless transactions are encouraged

Sanitisers readily available at multiple locations

Counters, seats and tables are disinfected after every use

Avoid shaking hands and exchanging business cards

Prayer rooms are opened following federal guidelines and directions

Buffet allowed if 2 metres social distancing guideline is followed and only if served by waiting staff or served to guest on tables (no self-service allowed)

Isolation rooms are set up at the venue for suspected cases and managed in close coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

If you are feeling unwell, please visit the clinic, located at Al Wasl Reception (beside Hall 5) Tel: +971 4 306 4040

Exhibition halls shall close at 10pm for daily sterilisation and sanitisation

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Conference Hall capacity to apply the minimum 2m social distancing corresponding into 1 person per 4 sqm gross on the net non-utilized space with a clear signage of capacity allowed

Individual seats are set apart at a distance equal to 2 chairs between each seat

Observe the maximum capacity guideline

Audience must keep masks on at all times and may remove when asking questions

Conference furniture will be sanitised after every use

Social distancing and direction floor marks are to be respected

Standing microphones for audience are placed in the central aisles for any Q&A

Microphones are fitted with filters and will be replaced after every use

Do not touch the microphone Speak loudly, not closer than 10cm to the microphone

At the end of the conference session, departure from hall will be phased by colour-coded zone


If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, feeling unwell or suspect to have symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention and do not attend the event.

Your health is our foremost priority. The event will be delivered with the strict standards of health and safety precautionary measures including wearing a mask at all times, social distancing, contactless transactions and general hygiene protocols. We encourage all guests to exercise social responsibility.

*Event health and safety precautionary guidelines subject to changes as directed by the local authorities

Your safety is important to us

If you are planning to organise an event at DWTC soon, detailed guidelines and checklists specific to your event can be made available via your dedicated Event Planner. For more information, please email us at

While all measures are in place to keep you safe, your participation at the event is at your own discretion and associated risks. Dubai World Trade Centre can assume no responsibility for any personal illness, injury, damages or losses resulting from your visit.

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and will be constantly updating our safety standards based on the latest guidelines issued by the government authorities.

Stay safe.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our venue.


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