Events in the UAE

The UAE has an eventful calendar all year round. The country receives several thousand visitors around the year. Global Village is a big draw. Expo 2020 is forecasted to be the UAE’s biggest event. It will be held from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 in the Dubai South district, adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport. The UAE has several permanent exhibition spaces such as Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre and Expo Centre Sharjah.

Variety of events

Shopping festivals around the year distinguish the shopping experience in the UAE. Discounts and bargains are an important feature of these festivals. The UAE also hosts art and culture events that are of great importance across the world.

In addition, several big budget international sports and leisure competitions, tournaments and events involving high prize money are held in the UAE. The UAE is also a hub for trade shows, conferences and exhibitions.

Events are held in all emirates. Click on the respective icons alongside to check details about the events or view the list of events in the UAE. Meanwhile, below are some of the important events in the UAE.


Expo 2020

Between October 2020 and April 2021, Dubai will host the next World Expo, Expo 2020, which will have more than 192 nations exhibiting. The theme of Expo 2020 is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. It recognises that generating sustainable solutions to global problems demands collaboration across cultures, nations and regions.

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World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2019

The World Green Economy Summit (WGES), one of the leading global forums on advancing green economy and sustainability agenda will be held on 20 and 21 October 2019 in Dubai.

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World Tolerance Summit 2019

Under the theme, ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’, the two-day interactive World Tolerance Summit 2019 will be held on 13 and 14 November 2019 in Dubai.

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22 Sep
Al Ain Book Fair 2019
Al Ain Convention Centre, Al Ain Sunday, 22 September, 2019, 9:00 AM
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25 Sep
Cityscape Exhibition & Conference
Dubai World Trade Centre Wednesday, 25 September, 2019, 8:00 AM
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30 Sep
Heritage Middle East 2019
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi Monday, 30 September, 2019, 10:00 AM
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10 Oct
Liwa Dates Auction 2019
Liwa, Al Ain Thursday, 10 October, 2019, 12:00 AM
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13 Oct
National Service Career Fair 2019
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi Sunday, 13 October, 2019, 9:00 AM
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14 Oct
GITEX Technology Week
Dubai World Trade Centre Monday, 14 October, 2019, 8:00 AM
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15 Oct
7th GOV HR Summit
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Tuesday, 15 October, 2019, 8:00 AM
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15 Oct
World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Conference
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi Tuesday, 15 October, 2019, 9:00 AM
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16 Oct
Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2019
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi Wednesday, 16 October, 2019, 9:00 AM
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18 Oct
Al Ain Cycle Race
Wadi Adventure, Al Ain Friday, 18 October, 2019, 5:00 AM
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19 Oct
Al Ain Zoo Run 2019
Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain Saturday, 19 October, 2019, 6:30 AM
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20 Oct
World Green Economy Summit
World Trade Center, Dubai Sunday, 20 October, 2019, 8:00 AM
World Green Economy Summit Website

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