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Located at the heart of the Dubai World Expo, the Belvédère is the perfect space to host all your business events.

The Belvédère, a unique event space

This exceptional, modular 1,000m² event space is suitable for all of your professional events: cocktail parties and receptions, demonstration events, and social or work events.

Structured to include an agora, showroom, an auditorium with a capacity of over 130 people, as well as meeting rooms, the Belvédère has a large panoramic terrace that overlooks the Expo site.

21 metres

The height of the Belvedere, which will overlook the Dubai World Expo

320 people

Total capacity of the Belvédère

1,000 m²

Of fully modular space that can be reserved entirely for your private event


Agora Marie Curie

The Agora Marie Curie, located on the France Pavilion’s terrace, is designed to host events such as lectures or screenings. It can be combined into a private space with the Victor Hugo space and its terrace (also subject to being previously organised for a combined private space).

60 people

Agora's capacity (for a conference)

182 m²

Agora's surface area

Marie Curie (1867-1924) is French-Polish physicist, two-time Nobel Prize winner.

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Marie Curie (1867-1924), French-Polish physicist, two-time Nobel Prize winner

Marie Curie was an extraordinary scientist and the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize. She is still the only person to have won it twice. She was born in Poland and moved to France in 1891, where she did groundbreaking work on radioactivity, discovering radium and polonium, in particular.  Along with her husband, Pierre Curie, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903, and then was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911.  


Terrace Edith Piaf and Showroom Victor Hugo

The Showroom Victor Hugo hosts events like cocktail parties or mini-conferences. The terrace overlooking the Expo site is automatically made available with it, and can be used in conjunction with the Frères Lumières Auditorium and/or the Showroom George Sand (reservation required).

100 people

Showroom and Terrace's capacity

216 m²

Showroom and Terrace's surface area (Showroom Victor Hugo: 78m² & Terrace: 138m²)

Edith Piaf (1915-1963) is a French singer. As for Victor Hugo (1802-1885), he is a French writer, intellectual and politician.

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Edith Piaf (1915-1963), French singer

Edith Piaf came from a family of artists and was the poster girl for France’s chanson réaliste style from the post-war period to the 1960s. She started out as a street performer, but also saw success at cabaret clubs and on stage. In addition, she made it big abroad, particularly in the United States. Her singing tone and her melodies left a lasting impression on chanson française. At the same time, “La Môme Piaf” dazzled the entire world with her biggest hit, La Vie en rose, recorded in 1947. 

Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French writer, intellectual and politician

Victor Hugo was the grand master and poster boy of the French romantic movement. His writing career spanned more than sixty years, with iconic works such as Les Misérables, Notre Dame de Paris, and Les Contemplations. He was also a committed politician, starting out as a monarchist before morphing into a republican, embodying the 19th century’s vision of progress. After going into exile after the Second Empire was established, he returned to France in 1870, where his state funeral procession would be attended by more than two million people.


Frères Lumière Auditorium

The auditorium serves to host events such as lectures, meetings, or debates. It has a control room and two translation booths. It is adaptable according to the scheduled event, depending on the available equipment.

136 people

Auditorium's capacity

180 m²

Auditorium's surface area

Auguste and Louis Lumière (1862-1954 et 1864-1948) are French manufacturers and the inventors of the cinematograph.

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Les Frères Lumière (1862-1954 and 1864-1948), French manufacturers and inventors of the cinematograph

Auguste and Louis Lumière were engineers, manufacturers and inventors. In 1895, they invented the cinematograph, with the first film from this invention, “La sortie des usines Lumière à Lyon, being released that year. Louis Lumière also invented colour photography, 3D photography, and even 3D cinema, which he finished developing in 1935.

The Lumière brothers’ films would be one of the major attractions at the Paris World Expo in 1900.


Showroom George Sand & Salon Colette

This space hosts events like cocktail parties, smaller format lectures, prototype presentations, or mini-exhibitions. It can be used alongside the Showroom Victor Hugo or the Colette Lounge, subject to these spaces being previously organised for a combined space.

100 people: capacity for cocktail party layout

80 m² of surface area

The Colette lounge is an ideal space for the organisation of meetings or cocktail parties for small groups. It can be combined with the adjoining George Sand space to provide an extra “lounge” area.

30 people: capacity for boardroom-style layout

48 m² of surface area

George Sand (1804-1876) is a French writer and journalist, while Colette (1873-1954) is a French novelist.

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Learn more about George Sand and Colette

George Sand (1804-1876), French writer and journalist

In her writing, Aurore Dupin, known by her pen name George Sand, focused on highlighting Berry, where she was from (in novels such as La mare au diable), but also on supporting a number of political and social causes, such as political democracy, social justice (Mauprat), child advocacy and gender equality (Indiana). In addition to her political efforts, she was also a muse for a number of big names in intellectual and artistic circles in 19th century France, such as Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Pierre Leroux, Félicité de Lamennais, and Alfred de Musset.

Colette (1873-1954), French novelist

Colette, the pen name of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, was a music-hall performer during her early adult life before turning her focus to literature. Her initial big hit, Claudine à l’école, was followed up by a number of books about freedom, animals, nature and her Burgundian roots. She was also an acclaimed journalist and a member of the Académie Goncourt literary organisation, which awards the most famous prize in French literature each year.

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