Dubai will build a new convention centre at a cost of Dh1.8 billion near Dubai Creek, it was announced on Sunday.
Dubai Municipality said the new facility will be completed in two years.
The announcement was made at a press conference following the approval of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, said the centre will span 55,000 square metres in Al Jaddaf overlooking Dubai Creek, next to the Mohammad Bin Rashid Library and will face Dubai Festival City.
“The complex will feature two hotels, offices and halls that will have all the facilities needed for international conferences or exhibitions that Dubai will host, all under one roof. It will also be an iconic landmark in Dubai because of its architecture,” he said.
The centre will be able to host 10,000 people at a time,
“We are planning a third project in the same area and we will be announcing it soon,” he said without elaborating.
Dubai Municipality is working with Dubai Holding on the convention centre project.
Courtesy: Gulf News