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. 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 arts and culture events that are of great importance across the world. Ministry of Culture and Youth promotes the cultural sector in the UAE.

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 (Word file, 200 KB). Meanwhile, below are some of the important events that will be held in the UAE.


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05 Jul
Dubai Summer Surprises--1 July -4 September
Dubai city wide Tuesday, 05 July, 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai Summer Surprises--1 July -4 September Website
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28 Aug
Modesh World- 1 July - 28 August
DWTC- SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1 - 3, TRADE CENTRE ARENA Sunday, 28 August, 2022, 12:00 AM
Modesh World- 1 July - 28 August Website
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12 Sep
Middle East Manufacturing & Technology Expo
ADNEC- Halls 1 to 3 Monday, 12 September, 2022, 12:00 AM
Middle East Manufacturing & Technology Expo Website
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12 Sep
Middle East Design & Build Week
ADNEC- Hall 4 Monday, 12 September, 2022, 12:00 AM
Middle East Design & Build Week Website
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13 Sep
Materials Handling Middle East
DWTC- HALL 2, SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1 Tuesday, 13 September, 2022, 12:00 AM
Materials Handling Middle East Website
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19 Sep
Sign & Graphic Imaging M. E. Exhibition
DWTC Monday, 19 September, 2022, 8:00 AM
Sign & Graphic Imaging M. E. Exhibition Website
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20 Sep
Ru’ya- Careers UAE
DWTC- HALL 5 - 8, PAVILION, SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1 - 2 Tuesday, 20 September, 2022, 12:00 AM
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21 Sep
Dubai Sports World- 1 April - 21 September
Dubai World Trade Centre- ZA'ABEEL HALL 3 - 6 Wednesday, 21 September, 2022, 8:00 AM
Dubai Sports World- 1 April - 21 September Website
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26 Sep
Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 202
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi Monday, 26 September, 2022, 12:00 AM
Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 202 Website
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27 Sep
Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX)
Dubai World Trade Centre Tuesday, 27 September, 2022, 12:00 AM
Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) Website
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28 Sep
World Green Economy Summit (WGES)
World Trade Center, Dubai Wednesday, 28 September, 2022, 8:00 AM
World Green Economy Summit (WGES) Website
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07 Oct
Auto Moto Show
ADNEC Friday, 07 October, 2022, 12:00 AM
Auto Moto Show Website

UAE Innovates 2022

‘UAE Innovates 2022’ runs throughout February, engaging UAE government entities, the private sector, academia and community members in futureproof initiatives that improve wellbeing. The event will conclude with the ‘UAE Innovates Award’, which will recognise the most impactful innovations implemented by the UAE Government over the last year.

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World’s Coolest Winter

Explore the hidden gems of the seven emirates, rediscover the UAE’s landmarks, reconnect with nature and share your experiences on social media platforms.

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Expo 2020 postponed to 2021

Expo 2020 has been postponed to 2021. It 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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Dubai Shopping Festival (2021-22)

Dubai Shopping Festival 2021-2022

Do not miss Dubai’s annual mega event, ‘Dubai Shopping Festival’ from 15 December 2021 to 29 January 2022. The festival will feature city-wide incredible retail deals, stunning light and fireworks shows, raffle draws, live entertainment at malls and extra special celebrations on New Year's Eve.

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Global Village

Global Village is a venue, a destination for family entertainment. It offers facilities and options for shopping, dining, recreation and amusement. It is open from 26 October 2021 to 10 April 2022.

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UAE Nation Brand

People all over the world voted for the ‘7 Lines’ design to be the UAE’s logo for the next 50 years. The logo represents the seven emirates and the seven founding fathers, and complements the slogan ‘Make it Happen’. The UAE Government calls on all entities to use this logo in their initiatives and events to convey the UAE’s story to the world.

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50th Union Day

The 50th UAE National Day Celebrations will mark the country's Golden Jubilee through a floating theatrical experience, highlighting the deep connections between people, nature and technology. Staged in Hatta Dam and surrounded by the Hajar Mountains, the celebration will showcase the UAE's history, present and future through spectacular creative ...

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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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