Biotech Middle East 2017

Exhibition and Conference

4 - 6 December 2017
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Event Venue

Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC)

The Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) is the region's most modern, purpose-built exhibition centre. It is centrally located in the heart of Dubai's business district and only 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The venue has all facilities expected of an international exhibition centre including meeting points, VIP lounges, Internet and business centre facilities, hotels and restaurants, all providing the ideal environment to conduct business.

View location on Google Maps.

Getting There

By plane

Dubai International Airport is only 10km from DICEC and is the regional hub for air transport with over 150 passenger airlines serving over 200 destinations.

Neighbouring Sharjah Airport is a base for regional and international budget airlines and is a 40 minutes’ drive from the city of Dubai.

Abu Dhabi International Airport is just over an hour’s drive away and covers comprehensive regional and international services.

By betro

The station ‘Dubai World Trade Centre’ (number 22) is on the Red Line within Zone 5. Trains run every 7 minutes and with options such as Park and Ride or feeder buses connecting various neighbourhoods to the metro.

Using the metro not only saves you time and reduces traffic on the roads, but also lowers our carbon footprint, which helps us work towards a greener environment.

Station opening times:

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

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Click here for the Metro Guide.

By Bus

For an up-to-date bus schedule that serves the area around the DICEC, please visit the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) website or call RTA’s call centre on +971 800 9090.

By Taxi

Metered taxis across the city are easy to find, well-regulated, clean and comfortable. Those that prefer to, can opt for ladies-only taxis driven by women. The taxi rank is located next to the ibis hotel at Exhibition Plaza.

More information on Dubai’s taxis can be found on Dubai Taxi Corp, National Taxi and Cars Taxi.

By car

If you’re travelling by car, DWTC has direct access from the city’s main highway, Sheikh Zayed Road. Within the DWTC complex, take advantage of our extensive multi-storey parking facilities for around 5,000 cars.

Both paid and free parking is available. Free outdoor parking areas are located off D86 - Al Sa’ada Street, close to the Convention Gate entrance as well as additional parking near the Za’abeel entrance.

Also, dedicated VIP and valet parking are available at the DICEC main entrance gates.


Free Car Parking

  • Car Park C: Free, opposite One Central (capacity: 537 cars)
  • Car Park D: Free, opposite Convention Tower (capacity: 435 cars)

Paid Car Parking

  • Multi-Storey Car Park: Behind Sheikh Rashid Hall (capacity: 1,160 cars)
  • Sheikh Rashid Tower Car Park: Next to Arena Hall (capacity: 863 cars)
  • Za'abeel Car Park: Front of Za'abeel Hall 6 (capacity: 358 cars)

Parking Map

Download the DWTC parking map


Event's timings

Exhibition Build-up day

Sunday, 3 December 2017 09:00 – 18:00

Show Timings

Monday, 4 December 2017 10:00 - 18:00

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 10:00 - 18:00

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:00 - 15:00

Exhibition Teardown

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 15:00 to 19:00