17 - 21 February 2019

Dubai World Trade Centre

Travel Arrangements

Gulfood Trade Show

Read this to ensure an easy exit from Gulfood:


For Metro: Purchase your NOL card prior to the event to avoid queuing at the metro

To exit in Style: Careem services are available with a Gulfood discount!

For Taxis:  Go to the Area at Car Parking E to utilize the complimentary shuttle bus. This has been arranged to minimize queuing time by delivering you quickly to nearby waiting taxis.


Click here to enlarge the image and see additional shuttle bus locations.


Getting There

By Metro

By Metro

The Dubai Metro’s red line ‘World Trade Centre Station’ serves the exhibition centre.

The Metro enables you to avoid traffic congestion and arrive to DWTC in a timely fashion. The route connects the exhibition centre with Dubai International Aiport and all major stops throughout the city. Trains run every seven minutes to all major business, tourist and residential areas. Car parking facilities area available on the Red Line at Rashidiya (2700 Spaces) and Nakheel Harbour & Towers (3000 spaces) and on the Green Line Etisalat (3000 car park spaces).


Sunday–Wednesday 5:50am - 00:00am
Thursday 5:50am - 01:00am
Friday 1:00pm - 01:00am
Saturday 5:50am - 00:00am
By Bus

By Bus

Dubai’s bus network is the most well-connected public transport option available.
To view the route map and for more information, visit the RTA website or call 800 90 90.

Travel tickets:
To travel on the Metro and public buses within Dubai you must buy a Nol card or a Nol ticket, available at all metro stations and select bus stations.

By Taxi

By Taxi

Taxis are plentiful and affordable in Dubai and operated by RTA through five companies (denoted by different colour roofs). All RTA taxis are metered at the same rate, with the exception of the ‘pink’ ladies-only cabs for which there is a small surcharge.

To book a taxi from any pick up point of your choice call 04 208 0808 (24hrs, operated in Arabic and English)

At the Exhibition Venue, there are 2 taxi drop-offs: opposite Ibis Hotel and in front of Zabeel Hall entrance. Taxi pick-up point is located opposite Ibis Hotel.

By Car

By Car

Rental cars are available from car rental companies for visitors with international driving license. Driving in the UAE is on the right-hand side.

If you are coming with your own car, you have the options of free and paid parking. 


Paid Parking
Multi-Storey Car Park (Levels 3 to 6) located next to Novotel.
Sheikh Rashid Tower car park located next to Trade Centre Arena and Halls 1 & 2.

Charges: Parking fee of AED 10 per hour. 24/7 operation.
Machines are available at the exit cashier on the fourth floor of the multi-storey car park.
The waiting period between payment and departure is 15 minutes only.
Lost parking tokens are charged at AED 150.

Free Parking
Free Car Parking is available at Car Parks B, C and D opposite the Novotel Hotel.

HotelMap, Your Booking Platform

The Dubai World Trade Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city, surrounded by a number of hotels. GULFOOD 2018 is working with it’s official hotels partner HOTELMAP and 246 ‘Recommended Hotels’ to accommodate visitors coming to Dubai.

With a wide variety of hotels located near the Dubai World Trade Centre, click on the button below to see all available hotels near Gulfood 2018.

Visit the HotelMap


Booking Top Deals

Booking Deals

Group Packages

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Travel Agency

Our official travel partner Alpha Tours provides comfortable and budget-friendly accommodation options close to the exhibition. Services include:

  • Travel & Visa Arrangements
  • Accommodation
  • Tour Packages
  • Transportation
  • Daily scheduled shuttle to/from the exhibition centre 


For bookings, please contact:

Mr. Anis Aridi
Office: +971 4 701 9111 
Toll Free: 800 25742 929

27th Floor, Burlington Tower
Business Bay, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 25718

Special Airfare

Travel on Emirates to Dubai, for Gulfood 2018. Emirates has excellent connections to all of the six continents via Dubai with more than 150 current destinations worldwide.

Book your travel today at www.emirates.com and enter the following promotion code:

Promotion code:  EVE6GUD
Travel Validity: 11th February – 1st March 2018


Terms and conditions

  • Outbound and inbound travel must be within the validity period.
  • Destinations: Offer valid ONLY from and to gateway cities in which Emirates operates direct flights.  
  • Discount applicable: 10% off on the prevailing lowest online fare on Business Class and on Economy Class return fares. First Class no discount is applicable.
  • Offer valid ONLY for return travel to Emirates gateway cities to Dubai and not from Dubai.
  • Offer extends to companions travelling with attendees.
  • The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or special offer.  
  • Regular charges applies for any modification and changes as per the fare rule and conditions.

Dubai World Trade Centre Complex Hotels


When it comes to business and tourism, no hotel could be more convenient and central than the Novotel Dubai World Trade Centre. Part of the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre, the hotel is only minutes from Dubai Mall, the Dubai International Finance Centre, Bur Dubai, Deira, and many other points of interest. Enjoy scheduled complimentary shuttles to major shopping malls. The World Trade Centre Metro station is on our doorstep, and the airport is just a 10 minute drive away.

Check in to 4-star comfort right at the Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai hotel. Your airy contemporary room gives you space to spread out and work or relax with the skyline views. Start the day fresh with a dip in the pool and a buffet breakfast off the trendy lobby, and wind it up with live jazz at Blue Bar at Novotel.

For reservations: 
Telephone:+971 4/3320000


The ibis Dubai World Trade Centre Hotel is part of the Dubai World Trade Centre complex. Located off Sheikh Zayed Road and next to World Trade Centre Metro Station, the hotel enjoys direct links to both the airport and Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. ibis Dubai World Trade Centre hotel offers complimentary shuttles to Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Mall and other major malls, and is also well connected for sightseeing trips to historic Bur Dubai.

The ibis World Trade Centre Dubai hotel, conveniently located in the heart of the business district, is just a few minutes away from world-class shopping malls, beaches and nightspots. For business travellers, the hotel is directly linked to the airport, International Exhibition Centre and Convention Centre.

For reservations: 
Telephone:+971 4/3324444


The Apartments

Centrally situated with a welcoming atmosphere, The Apartments Dubai World Trade Center allows visitors to make the most of their visit to Dubai. 

Available in superior, one, two and three-bedrooms, these serviced apartments are comfortably furnished and can be leased on daily and monthly or even yearly basis. The Apartments offer access to The Club with a wide selection of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities including a swimming pool, kid’s play area and kid’s pool, tennis court, gymnasium, steam and sauna rooms and the region’s highest outdoor wall climbing facility. Its dining options comprise a multi-cuisine restaurant, a relaxing lounge and al fresco dining at the Pool Bar. Trade Center Plaza with a wide array of restaurants and cafes is only a short walk away.

For reservations: 
Telephone: +971 4 331 4555

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