DWTC all set to host wide range of events in Q1 2022

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is set to build on the momentum it generated for the global events industry’s post-pandemic economic recovery with a robust calendar of conferences and exhibitions, starting this weekend.

Gulfood 2022

DWTC is gearing up to host its wide-ranging line-up of international events, including the world’s largest trade event for the food and beverage industry, Gulfood 2022, which will be held from 13th to 17th February. It will offer an unrivalled trading platform, a world-class showcase for industry excellence and talent and a forum for highlighting the latest trends, innovations and business opportunities.

Intersec 2022

The exhibition season will kick off with Intersec, the leading global emergency services, security and safety event, from 16th18th January and will host a world-class accredited conference, with over 500 international and regional speakers.

Arab Health

The center will host Arab Health, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region from 24th27th January. The 2022 edition of the event will welcome over 3500 exhibiting companies from 60 countries.


The UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai), the largest annual scientific dental conference and exhibition in the world is set to enter its 26th year from 1st-3rd February and will be hosted under the theme Education & Innovation Transfer.


Dubai Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition’s (DUPHAT) 2022 edition event will be hosted from 22nd to 24th February attracting the world’s leading pharmacists, marketing personnel, researchers, academics, scientists, clinicians, students and other healthcare professionals.

Dubai Derma

Dubai Derma is set to retain its position as the most prominent scientific event of its kind in the MENA and South Asian regions, and will be hosted from 27th February to March. The upcoming conference is expected to feature 250 renowned speakers, while global exhibitors will showcase the latest breakthrough developments in skincare and cosmetics.

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As Dubai continues to drive the resurgence of the global MICE sector, DWTC has set an example for successfully hosting and organizing large-scale international events. Throughout the course of 2021, DWTC proved to the world that major events could be responsibly hosted through effective collaboration with key stakeholders to deliver an environment that allows business to be conducted safely and effectively. We look forward to building on this success in Q1 and throughout 2022 as we reinforce Dubai’s position as a world-leading MICE destination.

Middle East Energy (MEE)

Hosted under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the Middle East Energy (MEE) is set to host its 47th edition from 7th-9th March. MEE brings together leading manufacturers and industry experts from around the world.


From 14th-16th March, the 18th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD) will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and is expected to attract over 5,300 visitors and 640 participating brands from over 84 countries.

World Art Dubai

A headline event for the Official Dubai Art Season, the 7th edition of World Art Dubai will return from 16th-19th March bringing together amazing and affordable works including paintings, prints, sculptures, pottery, glass and photography.

GISEC 2022

From 21st-23rd March, Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC), the region’s most established networking and business platform for IT security, will gather information security and technology professionals, business leaders for three days of discovery, learning and networking with key government figures and top businesses from across the world.

DWTC’s Q1 calendar will also feature events such as Dubai International Horse Fair, Medlab, Breakbulk Middle East, Sleep Expo, Aircraft Interiors Middle East, iFX Expo, Middle East Foam & Polyurethane Expo, Affiliate World Global Dubai, Dubai International Wood & Wood Machinery Show, Custom Show Emirates 2022, Dubai Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure Expo and others.

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