The Dubai World Trade Centre(DWTC) is a business complex built in 1978-79 by H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. It is located along Sheikh Zayed Road at the Trade Centre Roundabout. Dubai first skyscraper was a curious sight when it opened in 1979 surrounded by miles of empty desert. It was the tallest building in Dubai & in whole of UAE. It was the first skyscraper along Sheikh Zayed Road. However it rapidly filled up and has gone on to become a famous local landmark. Dubai World Trade Centre is also featured on the AED100 banknote.
Here is a short documentary by BBC News on Dubai’s first ever skyscraper and the symbol of great progress Dubai and UAE achieved in very short time span.
Here also Picture gallery of Dubai World Trade Centre, The First ever skyscraper of Dubai.
Dubai World Trade Centre Gallary