DWTC’s Hospitality Business Division Achieves Record Year, Serving Over 1 Million Guests in 2023

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced a record-breaking year for its Hospitality business in 2023, catering to over 1 million guests across 2,846 events.

This remarkable achievement reflects a 48 percent increase YoY in guests catered to and a 23 percent rise YoY in events catered for, underscoring DWTC’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences and solidifying its position as a premier catering service provider in the region.

Mahir Julfar, Executive Vice President of Venue Operations at Dubai World Trade Centre, said,

“2023 was a year of outstanding achievements for DWTC’s Hospitality business. This milestone not only reaffirms our pivotal role in shaping Dubai’s vibrant events landscape but also spotlights the driving force behind our culinary operations – our hospitality team. Renowned for their expertise in providing catering solutions across events of all scales, from on-site and off-site large-scale events including exhibitions, and conferences to weddings, gala dinners, banquets, concerts and more, our award-winning team’s capabilities are unmatched. We remain committed to setting new standards and pushing boundaries, embracing the true essence of hospitality to elevate every occasion and further enhance Dubai’s global reputation as a premier destination for events and hospitality.”

In 2023, DWTC’s Hospitality division excelled, catering to over 920,000 guests at its venues, marking a 48% increase. External events saw a 45% increase, with over 106,000 guests and 1,382 events catered to. Notable events included the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Dubai Airshow. Specializing in weddings, DWTC catered to 72,520 guests, a 143% increase from 2022. At the Emirates Salon Culinaire, DWTC won 17 medals, including 8 golds, setting records for excellence. Pastry Chef Dwiyanti Cintaningrum won multiple titles and earned a spot at the 2024 IKA Culinary Olympics, achieving gold and silver medals.

DWTC’s Hospitality division was also shortlisted as the ‘Hospitality Company of the Year’ at the 2024 edition of the Arabian Business Achievement Awards. Additionally, the team was awarded the ‘Outside Catering Team of the Year 2023’ at the 2024 Hozpitality F&B Excellence Awards.

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