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DWTC welcomes over 500,000 visitors across consumer and entertainment events in 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC, has announced another successful year for its consumer and entertainment events, as it closes 2018 having hosted over 500,000 visitors at more than 29 events. This indicates an approximate seven per cent increase in visitor numbers for consumer and entertainment events over 2017. Mahir Julfar, Senior Vice President - Venue Services Management, Dubai World Trade Centre said, "DWTC’s annual consumer and entertainment events calendar has become an important component of our MICE sector offering, as it continues to attract thousands of thrill seekers, super fans, sporting enthusiasts and music lovers from around the world. The number of attendees in 2018 is a testament to the strength of this market segment. As we go into the new year, we look forward to contributing to the city’s exciting, multicultural leisure and entertainment offerings with an unforgettable line up of events, shows and festivals for the entire family."



As one of the most awaited events of the year, more than 420 exhibitors and 45,965 of the region’s pop-culture fans attended Middle East Film & Comic Con in 2018, immersing themselves in international popular culture, film, TV, sci-fi, animation, manga, comics, collectibles, and more, through a series of talks, meet-and-greets, workshops, live events and an exhibition.



Running for the 19th year, Modhesh World, Dubai's largest indoor family ‘edutainment’ destination, was spread across eight halls over the summer months, featuring a wide variety of attractions, experiences, games, shows, contests and workshops.



The 22nd edition of Carpet Oasis drew 24,000 traders and visitors from throughout the world to explore thousands of handcrafted silk carpets and antique souvenirs, including some of the finest products from Iran, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.



DWTC’s 2018 consumer and entertainment events offering was complemented by a number of theatrical productions and musical concerts that drew a multicultural audience to the venue. Well-known comedian Dave Chappelle’s sold out performance, attended by close to 5,000 fans, crowned the numerous stage performances that took place at the venue this year.




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