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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01 Apr
Dubai Cup 2020 (01 April - 10 April 2020)
Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club Wednesday, 01 April, 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai Cup 2020 (01 April - 10 April 2020) Website
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07 Apr
Future Blockchain Summit
Dubai World Trade Center Tuesday, 07 April, 2020, 12:00 AM
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08 Apr
Sharjah Children's Reading Festival
Expo Centre Sharjah Wednesday, 08 April, 2020, 8:00 AM
Sharjah Children's Reading Festival Website
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08 Apr
World Art Dubai
Dubai World Trade Centre Wednesday, 08 April, 2020, 8:00 AM
World Art Dubai Website
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11 Apr
Abu Dhabi World Jiu Jitsu Festival & Parajiu-Jitsu
Mubadala Arena, Abu Dhabi Saturday, 11 April, 2020, 8:00 AM
Abu Dhabi World Jiu Jitsu Festival & Parajiu-Jitsu Website
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13 Apr
UITP Middle East & North Africa Transport Congress and Exhibition
Dubai World Trade Centre Monday, 13 April, 2020, 8:00 AM
UITP Middle East & North Africa Transport Congress and Exhibition Website
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15 Apr
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020
ADNEC, Abu Dhabi Wednesday, 15 April, 2020, 8:00 AM
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020 Website
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16 Apr
Al Gaffal Long Distance Race
Dubai International Marine Club Thursday, 16 April, 2020, 12:00 AM
Al Gaffal Long Distance Race Website
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17 Apr
World Heritage Day at Al Ain Palace Museum
Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain Friday, 17 April, 2020, 12:00 AM
World Heritage Day at Al Ain Palace Museum Website
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17 Apr
Al Marmoom Heritage Festival
Al Marmoom Heritage Village Friday, 17 April, 2020, 8:00 AM
Al Marmoom Heritage Festival Website
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18 Apr
Think Science World Fair 2020
Dubai Saturday, 18 April, 2020, 12:00 PM
Think Science World Fair 2020 Website
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07 May
Ramadan nights at Sharjah
Expo Centre -Sharjah Thursday, 07 May, 2020, 12:00 AM
Ramadan nights at Sharjah Website

Month of Reading (#JoyofReading)

Every year March is observed as the Month of Reading in the UAE. The Month marks a rich calendar of engaging activities and initiatives that motivate the community to read with the aim of transforming reading into a daily habit for everyone.

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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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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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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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