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.


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15 Jun
RAK Energy Summit
Al Hamra International Exhibition and Conference Center, Ras Al Khaimah Monday, 15 June, 2020, 8:00 AM
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17 Jun
Dubai Sports World
Dubai World Trade Centre Wednesday, 17 June, 2020, 12:00 AM
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24 Jun
Music in the Studio: Gary Ryan
Dubai Opera Wednesday, 24 June, 2020, 12:00 AM
Music in the Studio: Gary Ryan Website
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17 Sep
Xposure International Photography Festival
Expo Centre Sharjah Thursday, 17 September, 2020, 8:00 AM
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06 Oct
GITEX Shopper
Dubai World Trade Centre Tuesday, 06 October, 2020, 12:00 AM
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10 Nov
Downtown Design
Dubai Design District Tuesday, 10 November, 2020, 8:00 AM
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26 Nov
Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens
The Sevens Thursday, 26 November, 2020, 12:00 AM
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14 Dec
Emirates International Forensic Conference & Exhibition
Dubai, UAE Monday, 14 December, 2020, 8:00 AM
Emirates International Forensic Conference & Exhibition Website
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31 Dec
New Year in Dubai
Citywide Thursday, 31 December, 2020, 12:00 AM
New Year in Dubai Website
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05 Dec
World hospital congress
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre Sunday, 05 December, 2021, 12:00 PM
World hospital congress Website

One- year postponement for Expo 2020

Expo 2020 will be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Expo 2020 Dubai will retain its name, committing to host an exceptional event that will celebrate humanity’s resilience and creativity including major technological advances in the fields of medicine and science.

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UAE innovates

UAE Innovation Month 2020 will kick off on 1 February. Watch this space for updates on the month-long festival of innovative ideas that aim to contribute in shaping the UAE’s future and its journey towards the next 50 years.

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Legacy of Our Ancestors

It is the UAE’s 48th National Day. This year’s theme is ‘Legacy of Our Ancestors’. The UAE is observing the day with many events. Enjoy a special one at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 2 December where stories about courage, pride and the greatness of our Emirati ancestors will be shared.

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Wahat Al Karama

Wahat Al Karama is home to a permanent memorial to the UAE’s brave soldiers and other Emiratis who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation. It is open to public who wish to pay homage to those heroes, daily from 9 am to 10 pm. Access is free of charge.

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