Safety Guidelines

Gulfood Manufacturing 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) strictly adheres to all rules and regulations laid out by the government authorities including Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Municipality to ensure the health and safety of everyone on the premises

Together with this, DWTC’s own ‘Venue Safe’ standards ensure strict adherence to all safety and hygiene measures for the safe return of organised events. As we get ready to welcome you back with minimum impact on your event experience, the following Event Safety Measures have been put in place for an assured and secure visit. For your own safety, compliance is legally required in all areas; a team of our dedicated and trained ‘Venue Safe’ champions will be happy to assist you across the venue.

Bureau Veritas names DWTC first convention and exhibition centre in the Middle East to receive Safeguard Label

Our venue is certified with the prestigious Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Label, which attests to its compliance with the highest hygiene standards. Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services has developed detailed checklists with global health, safety and hygiene specialists to ensure safe procedures are in place for the resumption of business operations in line with local and international regulations, as well as recognised best practices. Detailed audits are carried out to ensure that safety measures are implemented across the venue efficiently, with the SafeGuard label awarded only when all of their stringent requirements are met.



All Measures are in Place to Keep you Safe

masks Wearing of masks at all times
safety3 Disinfection protocols are followed in all public areas
safety4 Sanitisers readily available at multiple locations
safety6 Isolation rooms are set up at the venue for suspected cases and managed in close coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
safety7 Real-time monitoring of crowd density
safety8 Exhibition hall capacity to apply the minimum 2m social distancing corresponding into 1 person per 4sqm gross.
Observe the maximum capacity guideline for each area
card Contactless transactions are encouraged
mobile Download mobile app to access the full event programme
and network with attendees


safety Keep 2 meters social distancing guideline
food Buffet allowed if 2 metres social distancing guideline is followed and only if served by waiting staff or served to guest on tables (no self-service allowed)
mosque Prayer rooms are opened following federal guidelines and directions
santise Exhibition halls shall close at 10pm for daily sterilisation and sanitisation
air Air change rate in the halls is 8 times per hour. Air extraction in the halls is pre-scheduled and all hall shutter doors will be kept open both before and after the event to assist with air circulation
icon Aisles shall be minimum 2.5m width one way and 4m for 2-way traffic
shake Avoid shaking hands and exchanging business cards
safety If you are feeling unwell, please visit the clinic, located at Al Wasl Reception (beside Hall 5) Tel: +971 4 306 4040


Conference Hall Safety Measures

SAFETY Conference Hall capacity to apply the minimum 2m social distancing corresponding into 1 person per 4 sqm gross on the net non-utilized space with a clear signage of capacity allowed
SAFETY Conference furniture will be sanitised after every use
SAFETY Do not touch the microphone Speak loudly, not closer than 10cm to the microphone
MASK Audience must keep masks on at all times and may remove when asking questions
safety Microphones are fitted with filters and will be replaced after every use
safety Observe the maximum capacity guideline
safety Standing microphones for audience are placed in the central aisles for any Q&A
safety Individual seats are set apart at a distance equal to 2 chairs between each seat
safety Social distancing and direction floor marks are to be respected
safety At the end of the conference session, departure from hall will be phased by colour-coded zone

Health & Safety Advisory

If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, feeling unwell or suspect to have symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical attention  and do not attend the event. Your health is our foremost priority. The event will be delivered with the strict standards of health and safety precautionary measures  including wearing a mask at all times, social distancing, contactless transactions and general hygiene protocols. We encourage all guests  to exercise social responsibility.

*Event health and safety precautionary guidelines subject to changes as directed by the local authorities