While Dubai World Trade Centre is home to many cafes and restaurants ideal for a post-seminar refreshment, exhibition-goers keen to see more of the city won’t have to stray too far. Here are the coolest cafes, restaurants and nightspots within a 10-minute drive of the Trade Centre.

Next to the Venue


Under the Gate DIFC

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Situated in a prime spot just beside the Dubai World Trade Centre convention halls, McGettigan’s is the perfect spot for mid-show lunches, business meetings and post exhibition dinner and drinks.

McGettigan’s DWTC offers great service and hearty food and expect live bands, DJ's and a full nightlife experience to kick in after dark.

Level 1 of the building is home to ‘The Den’, a sports bar concept, providing guests with the perfect hangout to lounge, watch a sports game, play pool, enjoy food & drinks with friends.

As an attendee, you can also host private events, including at the two outdoor terraces, at a special discounted rate if booked in advance. Quote: AgraME

1 minute walk from Trade Centre Arena Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre
Enquiries & reservations: | 04 378 0816

The Café Debrief


Under the Gate DIFC

Lemonade is a unique cafe serving both hearty and healthy meals, and a few sugary treats, too. The cafe serves six types of lemonade, hence the name, including tangy guava and lime, and the surprisingly delicious combination of watermelon and rosemary.

Al Safa Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road

The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us Cafe

The hipsters of Dubai have long since been banging the drum for Al Quoz coffee house Tom & Serg  which now has a cult following in the city, and in The Sum of Us, the talented duo behind Tom & Serg have struck gold once again. With 20 different blends of coffee and a food menu that changes daily to accommodate the fresh local produce, The Sum of Us is every bit as cool as its Al Quoz counterpart.

Street 6 (behind the Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road)

+971 56 445 7526

Reflecting Over a Meal



With a kitchen team lead by executive chef Himanshu Saini, who was crowned ‘Best Young Chef’ at the 2014 Delhi Gourmet Club’s Top Chef Awards, Tresind serves up classic Indian flavours, elevated to levels of modern brilliance using molecular gastronomy. The “textures of mushroom” dish is truly out of this world.

Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

+971 4 308 0440 


Under the Gate DIFC

Super-sleek sushi restaurant Okku is famous in Dubai for delivering Japanese cuisine that the city’s foodies go absolutely mad for. Headed by executive chef, Hugo Sato Gardiner, the restaurant has won a clutch of awards - including most recently the prestigious Caterer Award for Restaurant of the Year and TimeOut Dubai’s award for Best Japanese - which brings with it a distinctly A-list clientele. It's not cheap – but with caviar and black truffle in the sushi, it’s certainly memorable.

H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

+971 4 501 8777

After Dark

The Stables

The Stables

A relaxed nightspot that is great at getting the basics right, The Stables has carved out a reputation as a particularly safe pair of hands when it comes to an evening venue to please everyone. With sport on the televisions, live music performances, excellent food and reasonable prices, it is a great all-rounder, ideal for quenching a think-tank conference thirst.

Next to Radisson Royal, Sheikh Zayed Road

+971 4 342 5571



Walk across the metro footbridge outside DWTC and you’ll end up at Cave, a cool lounge that oozes sophistication, from the trendy décor with dim lighting (for the ‘cave’ effect), to the regular clientele of young professionals. Pull up a stool at one of the communal tables or head off to a private lounge by the fireside, and work your way through an extensive menu of drinks, tasting platters and gourmet bites – with specials every day of the week.  

Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

+971 4 444 7444