His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai and UAE finance minister, has given the green light to finalised plans for the expansion of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Attending the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), the sheikh confirmed his approval of plans to bring the very latest in technology and commercial property design maxims to the DWTC with an expansion plan that will establish it as the largest business venue in the Middle East.
"As has been evidenced by the growth in key shows held at our venue during the first quarter of 2009, such as Arab Health and Gulfood, the demand in key sectors is clearly on the rise," said Helal Saeed Almarri, chief executive officer of the DWTC.
It is expected that the new exhibition space will be open in for events by the end of 2009.
Sheikh Hamdan approved the plans at the Dubai International Horse Fair, which opened yesterday (March 18th) at the DICEC and will run until March 21st.