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, the UAE will host in Dubai 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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The National Festival of Tolerance

The National Festival of Tolerance is one of the UAE’s key initiatives to spread the message of tolerance through inclusive public events and outcome-oriented forums. It will be held from 9 to 16 November 2019.

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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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21 Nov
Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2019
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Thursday, 21 November, 2019, 8:00 AM
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28 Nov
Formula 1 2019 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Thursday, 28 November, 2019, 12:00 AM
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01 Dec
The Million's Poet
Al Raha Beach Theatre, Abu Dhabi Sunday, 01 December, 2019, 12:00 AM
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02 Dec
Aspire World Expo - 48 Flags
Abu Dhabi Monday, 02 December, 2019, 7:00 AM
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09 Dec
SIAL Middle East 2019
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi Monday, 09 December, 2019, 9:00 AM
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16 Dec
Al Dhafra Festival 2019
Al Dhafra, Madinat Zayed Park Monday, 16 December, 2019, 10:00 AM
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